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27 May 2016

EUROPEAN COMMISSION'S REVIEW OF THE INSURANCE BLOCK EXEMPTION (“IBER”)

The European Commission (the "Commission") is currently reviewing the insurance block exemption regulation (the "IBER"), which expires on 31 March 2017.

24 May 2016

General Average “York Antwerp Rules 2016” adopted by the Comite Maritime International (CMI)

After four years of consultation and review by a CMI International Working Group (“IWG”) on which the Group participated, along with shipowner and property insurer representatives, adjusters and National Maritime Law Association representatives, the York Antwerp Rules 2016 were adopted by the CMI Assembly at its conference in New York in early May.

10 May 2016

Comite Maritime International (CMI) 2016 Conference

The 42nd International Conference of the CMI was held from 3 May to 6 May in New York in conjunction with the meetings of the US Maritime Law Association.

10 May 2016

Joint industry publication sets out Guidelines for the carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite

New Guidelines for the carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite in containers have been published jointly by CINS (the Cargo Incident Notification System) and the International Group of P&I Clubs.

28 April 2016

IOPC Funds meetings - International Group attendance

The International Group attended and took a lead industry role in the discussions at the April 2016 meetings of the IOPC Funds, in particular on the discussions on the funding of interim payments and the concerns arising from the recent Spanish Supreme Court judgement in the Prestige case.

30 March 2016

Comite International Radio-Maritime (CIRM)

Tony Baker, head of loss prevention at the North of England and chairman of the Group Ships Technical Committee, and Group Executive Officer Andrew Bardot were invited to attend and present at the 2016 CIRM Annual Conference and AGM meetings held in Italy in April 2016.

22 March 2016

HNS Convention workshop – International Group attendance

The International Group attended and took an active role in the 2010 HNS Convention workshop hosted by the Canadian Government in Montreal on 17-18 March, 2016.

13 January 2016

International Group reinsurance renewal update January 2016

The arrangements for the renewal of the International Group General Excess of Loss reinsurance contract and the Hydra reinsurance programmes for 2016/17 have now been finalized.

10 November 2015

New International Group Chairman elected

The managers of the 13 member Clubs unanimously endorsed and welcomed the election of Hugo Wynn-Williams, Chairman of Thomas Miller, to succeed Grantley Berkeley as Chairman of the International Group.

31 October 2015

IOPC Funds meetings – International Group attendance

The International Group attended and took the lead industry role in the discussions at the October 2015 meetings of the IOPC Funds, in particular on the discussions on the funding of interim payments and the definition of “ship” debate.

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