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18 June 2020

Updated Industry Guidelines on the Carriage of Seed Cake in Containers

The carriage of Seed Cake cargoes continues to cause confusion and the potential for mis-declaration remains high - with the consequent risk of fire on board container ships. Seed Cake is the term used for pulp, cake, pellets, expellers or other cargo where oil has been removed from oil-bearing seeds, cereals or commodities with similar properties, including all such types of seed meal. It is principally used as an ingredient in animal feeds.

22 May 2020

International Group clubs respond to the US Government sanctions guidance for maritime and related industries.

On 14 May 2020 the US issued a Global Maritime Advisory (“Guidance”) aimed at a range of industry sectors including marine insurers such as P&I clubs, shipowners and charterers.

20 May 2020

Vessel monitoring and P&I insurance – ship’s Automated Information System (AIS)

The ability to track vessels using their AIS (“Automatic Identification Signals”) has become an increasingly important part of Clubs’ sanctions compliance programmes. All International Group Clubs have now agreed a common minimum standard of tracking.

12 May 2020

Mexico alert – smuggling of illegal narcotics

The International Group of P&I Clubs, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO and InterManager (the “international industry organisations”) draw Members’ attention to the series of recent ship detentions and crew arrests in Mexico and, in the case of the UBC Savannah, the lengthy and continuing detention in custody of the ship’s Master without any formal charges against him, following the discovery of illegal narcotics on board.

01 May 2020

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK): Sanctions enforcement update

This Circular issued by the International Group is an update on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) sanctions enforcement circular that was published on 14 January 2019. It has been updated following the recently published 2019/2020 UN Panel of Experts of North Korea Sanctions Report.

06 April 2020

International Group online COVID-19 tracker – launch

The International Group has today launched a new publicly accessible online digital tool detailing the measures being put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

31 March 2020

Best Management Practices – Piracy and Armed Robbery - West Africa

The International Group, in partnership with shipping industry associations, have launched new maritime security guidance.

30 March 2020

Preliminary list of recommendations for Governments on the facilitation of maritime trade during the COVID-19 pandemic

The IMO Secretary-General has today circulated a Preliminary list of recommendations for Governments and relevant national authorities on the facilitation of maritime trade during the COVID-19 pandemic, as proposed by a broad cross section of global industry associations with consultative status at the IMO.

21 February 2020

International Group Circular – Regulations of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on Spill Response

The International Group Clubs have issued a circular on the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on the Prevention and Control of Marine Pollution from Ships (the Regulations) and which will become effective on 1st March 2020.

20 February 2020

International Group – pooling and reinsurance video

The International Group has released a new video to explain and visualise in a user friendly format the Group’s primary function, namely its pooling and reinsurance arrangements.

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