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 New York Produce Exchange Agreement 1996 (As Amended September 2011)
Inter-Club Agreement as amended 1 September Thomas Miller Group Website. 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.
We’ve updated our Cookies Policy. Facts The agresment facts were quite straightforward. When the disponent owners sought counter-security from their own charterers, this was denied on the basis that the charterparty clause was not apt to also incorporate the provisions of the ICA relating to the provision of security. If the latter, it would be recommended that explicit reference to the relevant provisions is made for the avoidance of confusion and caution is also paid as to the interaction of those provisions with other provisions of the charterparty relating to liability.
Industry News Up-to-date information about topical issues is provided by the Industry News service. However, one of the main intercluv of the ICA revision was to ensure the parties to a cargo claim would be able to secure themselves against their contractual counterparts without unnecessary difficulty.
The charterers refused to provide security to owners on the basis that the wording of the charterparty clause restricted the application of the ICA to address only liabilityapportionment and settlement of cargo claims, not provision of security.
The purpose behind the development of the ICA was to avoid costly and interclu litigation. This is because the relevant wording is commonly used in fixtures and some parties including their liability insurers may be caught by surprise if they realise that there is a risk that some provisions of the ICA are not applicable.
Inter-Club Agreement (as amended 1 September 2011)
As the new agreement takes effect from 1st Septemberwe recommend its incorporation into all NYPE and Asbatime charterparties going forward. The first in was to meet one particular shortcoming relating to the time limit for making claims. You are currently offline. This may therefore lead to some uncertainty which will however be limited to clauses of the same or similar wording. It can also apply to contracts of carriage authorised under such charterparties. Thank you for offering it and please continue it indefinitely!!
The tribunal found that a commonly used clause in charterparties which provided that liability in respect of cargo claims was to be apportioned as specified by the ICA was not sufficient to also incorporate the provisions of the Agreemsnt relating to the provision of security and counter-security. Clause 4 c of the Agreement provides:.
Head owners chartered their vessel to the claimant disponent owners who, in turn, chartered to the respondent charterers. Site search Search keyword s: The amended clause for recommendation is as follows: My saved default Read later Folders shared interxlub you. The relevant facts were quite straightforward. 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.
On the other hand, the disponent owners argued that the relevant clause made it clear that the full terms of the ICA applied in respect of liability for cargo claims and therefore the entire relevant provisions were incorporated including those relating to provision of security.
Inter-Club New York Produce Exchange Agreement (As Amended September )
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 arbitrators arrived to the conclusion that specific words of incorporation 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 ayreement be applicable.
Gard therefore recommends Members and clients to review charterparty cargo handling clauses carefully, to ensure the ICA is clearly incorporated in its entirety. 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 iinterclub relevant section of the ICA.
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Incorporation of Inter-Club Agreement in charterparties – GARD
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 aggreement incorporated in an NYPE charterparty. The purpose of the ICA is to encourage reasonable settlement and save costs by avoiding expensive legal disputes when dealing with cargo claims.
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 amended clause for recommendation is as follows:. As a result, the International Group has amended the recommended Charterparty clause wording issued in in order to take account of this recent finding and to encompass the Agreement requirement for agreekent to be provided.
Incorporation of Inter-Club Agreement in charterparties. Apportionment of liability under the Inter Club Agreement: Commentary This is a significant decision perhaps more so because leave to appeal was refused which may have considerable consequences.
As will be seen, it has also been necessary to make a number of additional consequential but not substantive amendments to gareement Agreement. 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.