New E-Zero initiative will recognize exceptional compliance The Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance is pleased to announce the QUALSHIP 21 E-Zero Program, which officially commences July 1, 2017....
Update on 11 Apr 2017:- INTERCARGO is deeply concerned at the tragic loss of the VLOC vessel STELLAR DAISY reported on 31 March 2017 (see our Media Release here). It is also worrying that another VLOC (Stellar...
The Secretariat has been contacting Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) manufacturers to collect information that may be of interest to members. The information includes; Manufacturers’ experience of fitting BWTS...
Outcome of FAL 41 FAL 41 (the 41st session of the IMO Facilitation Committee) was held on 4 - 7 Apr 2017. Further to the pre-FAL 41 brief on 28 Mar 2017, here is the outcome of FAL 41 on relevant issues: 1. Tragic loss of...
Updated on 3 Apr 2017:- There were 3 hijackings near Somalia between 13 Mar and 1 Apr 2017: • bunkering tanker MT Aris 13 hijacked on 13 Mar 2017 en route to Mogadishu from Djibouti and approximately 18 km off the...
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On the 29th March 2017, DNV GL arranged a Bulk Carrier related seminar in London during which, the following presentations were delivered: Update and Outlook of the Bulk Carrier market - Morten Lovstad, DNV GL Chinese...
Following our Association's Executive Committee & Technical Committee meetings in Hong Kong on March 6-7 (see link), the Secretariat has been working on the promotion of INTERCARGO’s positions: CMA SHIPPING 2017...
Lloyd's List, 6 April 2017 Read the article on Lloyd's List here. Members please login to...
The next INTERCARGO meetings -Executive Committee and Technical Committee meetings, followed by the Annual General Meeting- will be taking place in Athens on 9-10 October 2017.
INTERCARGO Secretary General Dr Kostas G. Gkonis commented on Ballast Water Management implementation in Naftika Chronika magazine (March 2017 issue). The issue can be accessed In the news: US faces dry bulk capacity crunch 25-Mar-2017
Lloyd's List, 23 March 2017 Read the article on Lloyd's List here. Members please login to read the attached article....
INTERCARGO was at CMA Shipping 2017 Conference (March 20-22, USA). Secretary General Dr Kostas Gkonis was a panellist during a first-day keynote session and informed the audience on dry bulkers’ challenges in relation...
Safety4Sea, 23 March 2017 Read the article here.
World Maritime News, 10 March 2017 Read the article on World Maritime News here. Members please...
MEDIA RELEASE – 6 April 2017 INTERCARGO is deeply concerned at the tragic loss of the VLOC vessel STELLAR DAISY reported on 31 March 2017; our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the...
INTERCARGO Media Release – 7 March 2017 Intercargo holds its semi-annual meetings in Hong Kong “Regulations should achieve their core purpose in the most effective and practical ways possible”...
INTERCARGO Media Release – 12 January 2017 “IΜΟ has our full support in the mitigation of global GHG emissions from ships” INTERCARGO expresses its full support and total alignment with IMO...
Some 200 representatives of classification societies, shipbuilders and shipowners came together recently in Tokyo for their annual ‘Tripartite Meeting’ on issues of common interest. This is a joint press...
In advance of next week’s critical meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 70) at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, the global shipping industry has...
Intercargo holds Annual General, Executive &Technical Committee meetings. INTERCARGO re-iterated its commitment to a safe, efficient, high quality and environmentally -friendly dry cargo shipping...
During the Association's Technical Committee meeting in Hong Kong on the 6th March 2017, Paul Cain of Chugoku Paints delivered a presentation on a new aniti-fouling technology, please click here....
Background: In 2015, similar complaints were presented to INTERCARGO and other shipping associations. At that time, it was reported that companies with ships on innocent passage close to the Province of Zambales in the...
22 Feb 2017:- It is recognised that ship to ship (STS) transfer cargo operations are not popular with bulk carriers. Occasionally there were reports but mainly on claim of damages to the ship hull – of ship safety nature....
The first 2017 session of lNTERCARGO lunchtime presentations successfully took place at our London office on 17 Feb. Many thanks to our Associate Member DNV GL for delivering two presentations, one of which on the topic of:...
Outcome of MSC 97, Nov 2016 The 97th session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 97), held from 21 to 25 Nov 2016, considered documents MSC 97/19/4 and MSC 97/INF.3 (INTERCARGO et al.), related to the work of SSE 4 to...
INTERCARGO is the short name for the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners.
It was established in 1980 with the objective of giving a voice to shipowners, managers and operators of dry cargo vessels and represent better this shipping sector. The power of INTERCARGO, like its partner shipping associations, is that collectively, it is possible to change bulk carrier industry for the better in a world where one bulk carrier shipowner acting on its own finds it most difficult to make itself heard and facilitate progress.
INTERCARGO works closely with the other international maritime associations – BIMCO, INTERTANKO and the International Chamber of Shipping who, together with INTERCARGO, comprise the Round Table of International Shipping Associations. The aim of the Round Table is to maximise the benefit to members and to avoid costly and inefficient duplication of activity. We believe that this strategy of working together is in the best interests of our collective memberships.
Our Members commit to a safe, efficient, high quality and environmentally-friendly dry cargo shipping industry. INTERCARGO considers that free and fair competition in the shipping industry is of fundamental importance and this serves as its prime principle. INTERCARGO aims to create strategies to enhance the interests of its Members for the benefit of the dry cargo shipping as a whole.
"INTERCARGO – FOR A SAFE, EFFICIENT AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY DRY CARGO INDUSTRY"
The incumbent INTERCARGO Chairman is Mr. John Platsidakis of Anangel Maritime Services Inc., Greece. "We are concerned about the safety of carriage of cargoes that may liquefy following the high-profile casualties involving high loss of life. INTERCARGO will lead and push-ahead for solutions to dry-bulk safety problems. We expect IMO and local governments (exporting and importing) to address the ongoing cargo liquefaction problem. We also expect major nickel ore and bauxite producers to be pro-active and propose effective measures", Mr Platsidakis said during our latest Committee meeting.
To see the objectives of INTERCARGO and terms of office of its Chairman, Vice Chairmen and Committee members refer to the INTERCARGO Constitution.
Our members predominantly operate Bulk Carriers in the international dry bulk trades, such as coal, grain, iron ore and other bulk commodities. Our main role is to work with our members, the regulators and other Shipping Associations to ensure that shipping operates safely, efficiently, environmentally and profitably. To do this, we actively participate in the development of global legislation through the International Maritime Organization and other similar bodies.
Click here to see how Bulk Carriers bring you some of the commodities you use in every-day life.
According to UNCTAD's Review of Maritime Transport 2015, bulk carriers amounted to dwt 761 million, representing 43.5% of the world fleet by principal vessel types, with a detailed breakdown of age profile as follows:
|0-4 years||5-9 years||10-14 years||15-19 years||20+ years||average age 2014||average age 2015|
|World bulk carriers||47.50%||18.68%||11.12%||11.55%||11.15%||9.07%||9.15%|
|average size (Dwt)||80,338||73,728||69,145||63,323||59,290|
On a day-to-day basis, our Members set a Work Programme, covering the most important issues affecting dry bulk shipowners. Members contribute their views so that Dry Bulk and Industry strategy can be created. We also provide considerable information on other Dry Bulk issues.
The memberships of these two committees are listed in the following links:
INTERCARGO membership categories are Full / Consociate/ Associate.
INTERCARGO is the brainchild of Antony J. Chandris who pursued a vision of creating a forum which would draw together individual dry cargo shipowners for the common benefit: a forum where matters of mutual interest and concern could be discussed and resolved.
The first General Meeting of the Association took place on 23rd April, 1980 in London.
|1980 - 1985||Christer Salen (Sweden)||Antony Chandris (Greece)|
|Morten Werring (Norway)|
|1985 - 1986||Morten Werring||Menis Karageorgis (Greece)|
|Dr Frank Chao (Hong Kong)|
|1986 - 1987||Menis Karageorgis||Dr Frank Chao (Hong Kong)|
|Morten Werring (Norway)|
|1987 - 1990||Menis Karageorgis||Dr Frank Chao (Hong Kong)|
|Carl Schrumpf (Norway)|
|1990 - 1991||Dr Frank Chao||Carl Schrumpf (Norway)|
|1991 - 1993||Dr Frank Chao||Spyros Polemis|
|Bjorn Wilhelmsen (Norway)|
|1993 - 1994||Dr Frank Chao||Spyros Polemis|
|Tak Wakasugi (Japan)|
|1994 - 1995||Spyros Polemis||Tak Wakasugi (Japan)|
|Sverre Tidemand (Norway)|
|1995 - 1996||Spyros Polemis||Sverre Tidemand (Norway)|
|Peter Cowling (Hong Kong)|
|1996 - 1998||Sverre Tidemand||Peter Cowling (Hong Kong)|
|1998 - 1999||Sverre Tidemand||Peter Cowling (Hong Kong)|
|Gian C Savasta (Monaco)|
|1999 - 2000||Frederick Chavalit Tsao (Singapore)||Peter Cowling (Hong Kong)|
|Gian C Savasta (Monaco)|
|2000 - 2004||Frederick Chavalit Tsao (Singapore)||Gian C Savasta (Monaco)|
|Pierre Gehanne (France)|
|2004 - 2012||Nicky Pappadakis||John Platsidakis|
|2012 - 2014||John Platsidakis||Nicky Pappadakis|
|Current||John Platsidakis||Nicky Pappadakis|
|Jay K Pillai (Hong Kong)|
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