The Inter-Club Agreement (ICA) was formulated in in order to promote amicable and equitable settlements for cargo claims under the. The Inter-Club Agreement (ICA) first came into force on 20 February It was revised in , in. and again in See 24 August , Standard. CIRCULAR REF: / CIRCULATED TO ALL MEMBERS, BROKERS AND DIRECTORS. The Inter-Club New York Produce Exchange Agreement, which.

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Clause 8 d of the ICA is the general sweep up provision which applies when the cause of the cargo claim does not fall within one of the causes mentioned in clauses 8 a – c. The dispute aggreement a vessel that was fixed on a time charter trip basis to carry soya bean meal from South America to Iran. The second inwhilst not deviating from the fundamental nature of the ICA, was more substantial and was introduced in intwrclub to meet the needs of the container trade.

William Stansfield Solicitor William is a solicitor based in the London office. Such notification shall if possible include details of the contract of carriage, the nature of the claim and the amount claimed.

In cases of through agreemen combined transport, “delivery” will be delivery by the relevant contractual carrier under the through bill of lading which may be some distance in time and place from the vessel. However, as we describe below, for claims arising from cargo handling the apportionment formula maintains a distinction between cases in argeement Clause 8 has been amended to include the words “and responsibility” or has otherwise been amended to make the Master responsible for cargo handling and those cases in which Clause 8 has no such amendment.

However, the reference to ex-gratia payments has been dropped since it was considered that the words were superfluous. In such cases it is recommended that prior to settlement of a cargo claim avreement other party to the charterparty and its Club are asked to approve the settlement and confirm that they will contribute to it in accordance with the ICA.

Inter-Club Agreement (as amended 1 September 2011)

The purpose behind the development of the ICA agreemebt to avoid costly and intercoub litigation. Apportionment under each form should be as per Table IV, based on English law. The form makes clear that the Agreement applies between Clubs despite any provision to the contrary in the charterparty. Mr Justice Teare noted that the meaning of clause 8 d must depend on its context and it must be construed having regard to the language of the ICA as agrwement whole.

In particular, it is agreed solely for the purposes of this Agreement: The ICA then provides, in a quite contradictory manner, that the addition of the words “and responsibility” in Clause 8 is in itself a material amendment, but that this does not render the Agreement inoperative.

Inter-Club New York Produce Exchange Agreement (As Amended September )

Condensation resulting from bad stowage where the words “and responsibility” have been added to Clause 8. If the contractual carrier pays the claim in any event, the claim will not have been properly settled and therefore no recovery can be made under the ICA. He has been involved in a number of high-value, complex and. It would seem that the phrase means stowage of the agreeemnt on board the chartered vessel.


Thomas Miller Group Website. Agrerment a claim to which Hague or Hague-Visby Rules apply, cargo claimants should be defeated by the contractual carrier under the contract of carriage, if the claim arises by virtue of negligent navigation or management and so there should be no claim to pass on under the ICA.

You can change your cookie settings at any time. If you continue to use our site without changing your settings, we will assume that you are consenting to our use of cookies. The ICA appears to have become somewhat standard in the trade, agreemenh it is now often expressly incorporated into charterparties in the NYPE form.

Since the ICA extends to claims arising under through or combined transport bills of lading, a question arises as to how “stowage” should be interpreted in respect of containerised cargo: Time Bar 6 Recovery under this Agreement by an Owner or Charterer shall be deemed to be waived and absolutely barred unless written notification of the cargo claim has been given to the other party to the charterparty within 24 months of the date of delivery of the cargo or the date the cargo should have been delivered, save that, where the Hamburg Rules or any national legislation giving effect thereto are compulsorily applicable by operation of law to the contract of inteerclub or to that part of the transit that comprised carriage on the chartered vessel, the period shall be 36 months.

However, the Agreement will also apply where the claim is made under a document other than a bill of lading. However, if condensation resulted otherwise than from improper ventilation, liability was apportioned equally between owners and charterers, unless the condensation arose from poor stowage. However, these words are superfluous because the Agreement is between the Clubs, who do not have authority to bind their Members to it, so the Agreement is not binding on the Members in any event.

This was implied in the form. Web design agency – Liquid Light. intercluub

It was common ground that liability as between owners and interflub for the cargo claim was to be apportioned in accordance with clause 8 d of the ICA which had been incorporated into the charter. The point for determination It was common ground that liability as between owners and charterers for the cargo claim was to be apportioned in accordance with clause 8 d of the Intwrclub which had been incorporated into the charter.

We have placed cookies on your computer to help make this website better. In that case it intfrclub decided that the ICA would only apply where the relevant bill of lading had been issued in strict compliance with the terms of the charterparty in question.


Accordingly, application of the two forms of the Agreement to claims brought underdifferent types of documents will be as shown in Table III. As explained above, by virtue of Clause 4 a iiithe ICA only applies where charterers can show the loss, damage, shortage, overcarriage or delay occurred after commencement of the loading of the cargo onto the chartered vessel and prior to completion of discharge from that vessel.

Inter-Club New York Produce Exchange Agreement 1996 (As Amended September 2011)

The full text of the Agreement is printed on pages 17 and Accordingly in the absence of payment, no accrued cause of action crystallises and there is therefore no right, prior to payment, for the party sued in respect of a Cargo Claim to require that the other party to the charterparty, provide security which could be sought, by, for example, arresting agreeement threatening to arrest a vessel or other property.

Condensation resulting from something other than improper ventilation or bad stowage where there is not irrefutable inteclub that the claim arose out of the act or neglect of Charterers, their servants or sub-contractors.

Both the ICA and the Agreement inteerclub worked well, been widely adopted by the maritime industry and have achieved their purpose. As can be seen, despite the absence of any express reference to condensation claims, it is believed that these claims will continue to be treated in the same way as before. All other claims whatsoever including claims for delay to cargo where there is not irrefutable evidence that the claim arose out of the act or neglect of one party or the other including its servants or sub-contractors.

All other claims whatsoever including claims for delay to cargo where there is irrefutable evidence that the claim arose out of the act or neglect of Abreement, their servants or sub-contractors.

Some of these amendments may introduce changes to the manner in which liability for cargo agerement is apportioned between owners and charterers. If you need to call our offices out of hours and at weekends, click After Office hours for a up to date list of the 196 of the Duty Executives and their mobile phone numbers.

The new form also makes clear that the Clubs have a duty to recommend application of the Agreement niterclub their Members whether or not the Agreement is incorporated into the relevant charterparty. The Agreement also provides that apportionment under the ICA may only be made if the claim has been properly settled or compromised.

One will also note that “delivery” has been substituted for “discharge”.