International Group of P&I Clubs
International Group Annual Review 2016-17
The Group Secretariat which manages the day-to-day co-ordination of internal administration on Group matters, external engagement and representation on behalf of the Group P&I clubs has just published its annual report - a pdf copy is available here
The International Group maintains its own website where it publishes documents, bulletins and commentary on its activities.
The International Group of P&I Clubs exists to arrange collective insurance and reinsurance for P&I Clubs, to represent the views of shipowners and charterers who belong to those Clubs on matters of concern to the shipping industry and to provide a forum for the exchange of information.
“One of the key objectives and strengths of the mutual and Group system is the development
and delivery of solutions for shipowners’ liability insurance needs. This objective was once
again tested in 2016/17, and once again the Group clubs successfully stepped up to the
plate to deliver a solution for shipowners.” Hugo Wynn-Williams (International Group Chairman)
The work of the International Group of P&I Clubs
The International Group of P&I Clubs (IG) has a highly active role in protecting ship operators interests.
This section of our site gives some brief insights into the work of the IG. There are a number of links to the IG's own website where they publish explanations of the work they do in more detail.
Click here to view the 'News' page of the International Group website.
International Group on Piracy
Click here to view the International Group's special resources page on Piracy. This page is a collation of their material including press articles, IMO Circulars, incident data, Best Management Practices, FAQs and Links.
The UK Club's own resources on piracy can be found in the Maritime & Security section of our website.
International Group contacts
Enquiries and correspondence should be addressed to:
International Group Secretariat
Secretary and Executive Officer
View the website details of the other member clubs of the International Group
The International Group addresses many issues of concern to ship operators. A list of subcommittees of the International Group and the topics that engage them can be found on the IG website.
2017 International Group Conference for P&I Correspondents
The fifth International Group Conference for P&I Correspondents was held at the QEII Conference Centre in London on 24-26 September 2017. This proved to be the most popular conference to date, with approximately 560 correspondents attending from 100 countries, as well as more than 100 staff from International Group Clubs.
The agenda was structured around the syllabus of the P&I Qualification and one of the highlights of the Conference was the announcement by the Chairman of the International Group, Hugo Wynn-Williams, that the P&I Qualification will be opened up to listed correspondents from the end of October. A panel of top speakers included the International Group’s Executive Officer, Andrew Bardot, on the role of the International Group; the Chairman of the Correspondents Subcommittee, Garry Stevens, on the history and operation of P&I Clubs in the International Group; and the Director of the IOPC Funds, José Maura, on compensation for oil pollution.
As well as the two days of the Conference, delegates also enjoyed a welcome reception overlooking Westminster Abbey, and a buffet dinner at the International Maritime Organization, where delegates were welcomed with a speech by the Secretary-General.
This 4-minute film gives a good flavour of the Conference for those who weren’t able to attend: