About the International Group
The thirteen P&I Clubs which comprise the International Group (the "Group") between them provide marine liability cover (protection and indemnity) for approximately 90% of the world's ocean-going tonnage.
Through the unique Group structure, the member Clubs, whilst individually competitive, share between them their large loss exposures, and also share their respective knowledge and expertise on matters relating to shipowners liabilities and the insurance and reinsurance of such liabilities.
Each Group Club is an independent, not-for-profit mutual insurance association, providing cover for its shipowner and charterer members against third party liabilities arising out of the use and operation of ships. Each Club is owned by its shipowner and charterer members, and its operations and activities are overseen by a board of directors, or committee, elected from the membership. The day-to-day operations of the Clubs are handled by professional managers, either "in-house" or external, who are appointed by and report to their Club board/committee.
The Clubs cover a wide range of liabilities, including loss of life and personal injury to crew, passengers and others on board, cargo loss and damage, pollution by oil and other hazardous substances, wreck removal, collision and damage to property. The Clubs also provide a wide range of services to their members including claims handling, advice on legal issues and loss prevention, and they regularly play a leading role in coordinating the response to, and management of, maritime casualties.
Revised Piracy - FAQs
The International Group of P&I Clubs has produced FAQs to provide clarification and guidance on issues regarding insurance cover arising out of piracy incidents and the engagement of security personnel.
International Group News
EssDOCS, Bolero International Ltd, E-Title Authority Pte Ltd, Global Share S.A
The International Group (IG) Pooling and Group Excess of Loss Reinsurance contract (GXL) structure for the 2023/24 Policy Year has now been finalised.
On 23 December 2022, the US Coast Guard issued a Final Rule in the Federal Register to adjust the limits of liability for vessels, deep-water ports and onshore facilities under its Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90), as amended, to reflect the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) since they were last adjusted in 2019.
P&IQ Scholarship 2023
The International Group of P&I Clubs and The Education Committee are pleased to announce the expansion of its annual scholarship programme to take part in the highly successful P&I Qualification programme.
Due to the impact of losses from the Russian/Ukrainian situation affecting the availability of global insurance and reinsurance capacity, the Club's reinsurers are no longer able to secure reinsurance for war risk exposure to Russian, Ukrainian or Belarus territorial risks.
This circular informs Members of the approval by the International Group of P&I Clubs (the Group) of the Secro system
Discover the International Group's expansive approach to the provision of cover for new vessels
The International Group has launched another video explaining the working on the Productions Operation & Specialist Craft (POSC) committee.
Annual Reviews - IG
The Group has weathered the COVID-19 storm in 2020 and is coming out in 2021 with renewed focus on how sustainability within Clubs and the marine insurance industry generally, can help to support our shipowner members in a changing environment. Chair Paul Jennings and Group CEO Nick Shaw look back at 2020 and forward to the challenges for the Group in 2021.