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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The ICA appears to have become somewhat standard in the trade, since it is now often expressly incorporated into charterparties in the NYPE form. If the condensation damage resulted solely from improper ventilation, owners were per cent liable.

However, this is subject to the proviso that where charterers can prove that the failure to properly load, stow or handle etc. Governing Ingerclub 9 This Agreement shall be subject to English Law and Jurisdiction, unless it is incorporated into the charterparty or the settlement of claims in respect of cargo under the charterparty is made subject agreemdnt this Agreementin which case it shall be subject to the law and jurisdiction provisions governing the charterparty.

All other claims whatsoever including claims for delay to cargo where there is irrefutable evidence that the claim arose out of the act or negligence of Owners, their servants or sub-contractors. One of the purposes of the Clubs in drafting the ICA was to change that point. This interckub to conflict with the intention behind the Agreement.

An ex-gratia payment made where no legal liability exists cannot be a claim properly settled or compromised. Costs incurred in making a claim under the Agreement or in seeking an indemnity under the charterparty. The vessel arrived at the disport in December Apportionment under each form should be as per Table IV, based on English law. The apportionment 7 The amount of any cargo claim to be apportioned under this Agreement shall be the amount in fact borne by the party to the charterparty seeking apportionment, regardless of whether that claim may be or has been apportioned by application of this Agreement to another charterparty.


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Inter-Club New York Produce Exchange (N.Y.P.E.) Agreement 1996

In one important decision of the English Commercial Court 3 dealt with the application of the Agreement when expressly incorporated as a term of the charterparty, against the practical background of container operations and through and multimodal transport bills of lading. As the new agreement takes effect from 1st Septemberwe recommend its incorporation into all NYPE and Asbatime charterparties going forward. 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 names of the Duty Executives and their mobile phone numbers.

Clause 4 c of the Agremeent provides:. The new form also makes clear that the Clubs have a duty to recommend application of the Agreement to their Members whether or not the Agreement is incorporated into the relevant charterparty. In fact the change is more subtle than intervlub semantics.

It is understood inyerclub no Club has ever withdrawn from the ICA. Claims in fact arising out of error or fault in navigation or management of the vessel, are to be apportioned per cent to owners. The ICA, since its inception, has been amended on two occasions. See clause 4 c of the ICA As a result, agreemen Clubs, application of the Agreement to existing charterparty forms will be intreclub set out in Table I.

The ICA does not contain the sentence “The Agreement is not binding on Members”, which appeared in the version.

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This Agreement replaces the Inter-Club Agreement in respect of all charterparties specified in Clause 1 hereof and shall continue in force until varied or terminated. As will be seen, it has also been necessary to make a number of additional consequential but not substantive amendments to the Agreement.


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 a whole.

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. The Security Provision has been incorporated into the Agreement as clause 9.

This Ship Finder is updated on a agrrement basis. The rationale behind this is that many charterparties incorporate the Hague or Hague-Visby Rules thus giving owners a complete defence to claims of this kind. However, the Agreement will also apply where the claim is made under a document other than a bill of lading.

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In addition, there is now a new requirement that the cargo claim must also be paid. Under the ICA such claims were dealt with in two ways. The new apportionment provision should only be of relevance in cases where the Hamburg Rules are compulsorily applicable. Documents not authorised under the charterparty whether or not incorporating the Hague or Hague-Visby Rules or containing terms no less favourable.

Web design agency – Liquid Light. 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 ICA which had been incorporated into the charter. Accordingly, it became necessary to introduce a clear definition of “cargo claims”.

However, this is now subject to the express proviso that where owners can prove that the unseaworthiness was caused by the loading, stowage etc.