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23 September 2021

Group activities - Collectively stronger

Hear from Chair Paul Jennings and Group CEO Nick Shaw where they discuss the collective spirit of the International Group never more relevant in a changing world.

22 September 2021

Group activities - Review of claim trends

The Group tracks its pool claims data each policy year to monitor for any long-term trends and this helps manage its ongoing risk. Hear from Chair Paul Jennings and Group CEO Nick Shaw where they discuss the pool claims environment and key coverage issues for 2021/22.

13 September 2021

Sierra Leone - Carriage of Iron Ore Fines Cargoes - Liquefaction Risk

The International Group Clubs have recently issued a Circular referring Members to previous circulars and the risks arising from the carriage of mineral ores from certain jurisdictions, including possible liquefaction of such cargoes and the lack of a regulatory oversight at the loading ports.

02 August 2021

108th session of the IMO Legal Committee (remote) – International Group attendance

The International Group took an active role at the 108th remote session of the IMO Legal Committee that was held on 26th to 30th July 2021 and welcomed in particular the Committee’s agreement on the draft Unified Interpretation on the shipowner’s right to limit liability under the IMO Conventions.

International Group reports record year for education

Since it launched in 2010, the International Group’s P&I Qualification (P&IQ) programme has grown to become one of the shipping industry’s foremost professional courses. In 2020, with its international reach and network, the IG P&IQ found itself perfectly positioned to deliver its courses and exams online. This led to the greatest participation levels to date, with 657 candidates sitting P&IQ examinations in the year. Hear from some of our graduates about how passing the qualification helped their careers.

09 July 2021

FAQs about P&I Club cover relating to the vaccination of seafarers

This document has been produced by the thirteen P&I Clubs which are members of the International Group of P&I Clubs in order to answer a number of questions that are frequently asked about P&I Club cover relating to the vaccination of seafarers.

13 April 2021

Guidelines for the Carriage of Seed Cake in Containers

An updated version of the “Guidelines for the Carriage of Seed Cake in Containers” is jointly published today by the International Group and CINS (the Cargo Incident Notification System).

03 March 2021

Safety animation to help prevent the loss of life in enclosed spaces onboard ships

Too many lives are lost unnecessarily when seafarers or shore-based personnel enter enclosed spaces on board ships. The International Group has collaborated to produce a safety training animation that draws attention to the risk of entering such spaces without first taking preventive and protective measures.

18 December 2020

Report on P&I claims involving vessels under pilotage

The scope of this report covers a twenty-year period between 1999 and 2019 in which there were 1,046 such recorded incidents and where each incident gave rise to P&I liabilities in excess of US$100,000.

18 December 2020

The International Group Pooling and GXL Reinsurance contract structure for 2021 have now been finalised.

The International Group’s renewal rates for 2021. In a year of unparalleled disruption as a result of COVID-19 the International Group’s pooling arrangements and the General Excess of Loss and Collective Overspill Programme (GXL programme) provide shipowners with a measure of stability and comfort as they plan and budget for 2021.

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