The Inter-Club Agreement (ICA) first came into force on 20 February It was revised in , in. and again in See 24 August , Standard. Under the Inter-Club NYPE Agreement , it was possible for a party to a Exchange Agreement (as amended September ). raised regarding common Inter-Club Agreement (ICA) incorporation clauses. The recent decision of the Commercial Court in the “Genius Star 1” [].

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Inter-Club Agreement (as amended 1 September ) – UK P&I

The purpose behind the development of the ICA was to avoid costly and protracted litigation. Instead, imterclub the provisions relating to the apportionment of liability were effectively incorporated. Up-to-date information about topical issues is provided by the Industry News service. The owners requested counter-security from their charterers for a claim they secured toward head owners, under Clause 9 of the Inter-Club Agreement ICA. The first intedclub was to meet one particular shortcoming relating to the time limit for making claims.

Incorporation of Inter-Club Agreement in charterparties – GARD

Head owners chartered their vessel to the claimant disponent owners who, agresment turn, chartered to the respondent charterers. Our Club, in common with the other Group clubs is issuing a circular to inform Members of this change.

We’ve updated our Cookies Policy. The Security Provision has been incorporated into the Agreement as clause 9.

This may therefore lead to some uncertainty which will however be limited to clauses of the same or similar wording. The arbitrators arrived to the conclusion that specific words of aagreement would be required to incorporate the entire ICA in the charterparty and that in the absence of such words, certain provisions of the ICA would not be applicable.


All member Clubs of the International Group have issued a similar circular. My saved default Read later Folders shared with you. If you continue to use our site without changing agredment settings, we will assume that you are consenting to our use of cookies.

The Group believes that this situation is unsatisfactory and has led to unnecessary, wasteful and costly disputes between Clubs. Inter-Club Agreement as amended 1 September Permission to appeal was refused by the High Court.

Incorporation of 2011 Inter-Club Agreement in charterparties

The amended clause for recommendation is as follows: It took the form of re-arranging the text in a more logical way and:. Popular articles from this firm Should an employer delay its disciplinary process pending criminal charges? Login Register Follow on Twitter Search. Industry News Up-to-date information about topical issues is provided by the Industry News service.

The disponent owners commenced arbitration proceedings against the charterers and made an application under Section 48 5 b of the Arbitration Act asking the tribunal to order the charterers to put up security pursuant to the relevant section of the ICA. Share this article on facebook Share this article on Twitter Share this article on Linkedin Share this article by email Print this page. The Group has taken the view, which Counsel has confirmed, that this provision makes payment of a Cargo Claim as defined under clause 3 of the Agreement a condition precedent to a right to indemnity.

The Group has therefore taken a decision to incorporate a new provision into the Agreement, which creates an entitlement to security on the basis of reciprocity, once one of the parties to a charterparty has put up security in respect of a Cargo Claim, provided that the time limits set out in clause 6 of the Agreement have been complied with the Security Provision.


United Kingdom August 28 Under this new provision once one of the parties to a charterparty has put up security in respect of a cargo claim, provided the time limits set out in clause 6 of the agreement have been complied with, there is an entitlement to security on the basis of reciprocity.

The second inwhilst not deviating from the fundamental nature of the ICA, was more substantial and was introduced in particular to meet the needs of the container trade. Gard therefore recommends Members and clients to review charterparty cargo handling clauses carefully, to ensure the ICA is clearly incorporated in its entirety.

New charterparty clause promoting the use of the Inter-Club Agreement

Some pages or content may intterclub to load. Owners and operators should review the wording of their existing charterparties after a recent LMAA arbitration tribunal found that the Inter-Club Agreement in its entirety was not properly incorporated in an NYPE charterparty.

Although this conclusion was reached in arbitration and is therefore not a legally binding precedent, this may prompt others to challenge security requests on similar grounds. Facts The relevant facts were quite straightforward. Register now for your free, tailored, daily legal newsfeed service.