30 November 2015
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About Intercargo
Intercargo is the short name for the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners.

Our members operate predominantly 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.

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Round Table of International Shipping Associations
To press for a unified Industry voice in the creation of Industry policy and strategy, Intercargo strongly supports the concept of the Round Table. The three other organisations represented in the Round Table are:
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) whose membership comprises of the shipowners' associations from over 40 countries;
ISF - the International Shipping Federation, whose secretariat is provided by the ICS, is the international employers association for shipping companies;
BIMCO, whose membership comprises of owners, brokers, ships agents and other operators; and
Intertanko, the association for independent tanker owners. Intercargo and Intertanko have formed a single secretariat structure within the same office which results in improved representation for members in both the wet and dry bulk sectors.


Intercargo News Release 01-15 : Intercargo Calls Again for Continued Awareness and Vigilance to Ensure the Safe Carriage of Bulk Cargoes

2014 Tripartite Meeting Discussions
Intercargo News Release 02-14 : Intercargo Appoints New Secretary General
Intercargo News Release 01-14 : Rob Lomas announces his resignation from Intercargo

Intercargo News Release 04-13 : Intercargo Publishes Benchmarking Bulk Carriers 2012-13 Report
Intercargo News Release 03-13 : Intercargo Calls for Improved and Transparent Public Reporting Following Ship Casualties
Intercargo News Release 02-13 : Dry Bulk Shipowners, Cargo Interests and the Environment to Benefit from IMO Decision on Reception Facilities
Intercargo News Release 01-13 : Intercargo Calls for Swift Casualty Investigation into the Loss of the Harita Bauxite

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Statistics and Benchmarking

The Intercargo Benchmarking Bulk Carriers 2012-13 report contains statistical and benchmarking information on bulk carriers. It provides guidance to owners, Port State Control authorities, flag states, financiers, terminal operators, charterers and other industry stakeholders.
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Our Work Programme
Intercargo Members have directed that Intercargo's strategic efforts should be concentrated on certain priority issues – as highlighted by the Industry Issues listed on the left.

As time permits, Correspondence Groups are formed of Intercargo member volunteers  to ensure that the issues under discussion receive the widest possible input from Dry Bulk shipping interests.  Their views are then fed into the Executive Committee or CASTEC (Technical) Committees, and then as required, into Industry discussions at the Round Table or within IMO.

Becoming a Full or Associate member of Intercargo brings many advantages:

  • Participate in the drafting of Dry Bulk and Industry strategy
  • Be part of an organisation dedicated to quality and safety, with a proven better-than-average performance in port State control issues;
  • Be part of the Round Tables's effort in creating a ??United Front of Shipping??
  • Meet fellow Members at twice a year meetings in both Asia and Europe. Also, an opportunity for Associate Members to advertise their services in the Hard Copy Bulletin, sent to most of the world's 1200 Bulk Carrier companies.
  • Use the output of Intercargo's Technical (TC) and Executive Committees;
  • Receive gratis copies of Intercargo publications, including the Benchmarking Report
  • Take advantage of members area information services on this website
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