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Issue Summary

Intercargo continues to monitor the development common structural rules for bulk carriers and rule amendments on an ongoing basis. Goal Based Standards are being developed by the IMO and are essentially 'rules for rules' that will have an impact upon the current system of technical regulation.

Intercargo Policy

Common Structural Rules (CSR) - Intercargo supports the principle of CSR on the grounds that it helps to remove competition between Classification Societies on the optimisation of scantlings. Intercargo monitors the development and maintenance of the rules with the aim of ensuring the members’ feedback is appropriately incorporated into the development process.

Goal Based Standards (GBS) - The International Goal-based Ship Construction Standards for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers describe the goals and establish the functional requirements that the rules for ship design shall meet. The GBS also require that such rules shall be verified as meeting the goals and functional requirements. In this sense the GBS can be considered ‘rules for rules’. Intercargo supports the principle of transparent goals and criteria and is considering issues of verification further as they develop.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 January 2011 16:41
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Last Updated on Monday, 17 January 2011 16:40
Tripartite E-mail

Alongside our Round Table partner organisations plus OCIMF, Intercargo participated in the Annual Tripartite meeting in Busan on 19-20 November 2012.

Tripartite refers to a meeting of the three group : Owners, Classification Societies/IACS, and the Shipbuilders Associations of, predominantly, China, Japan and Korea. The purpose of the meeting is to engage in dialogue on issues influencing future regulation and design.

Given our strong stance on safety, Intercargo presented on two aspects at this event :

i) Regulatory impact on safe design – avoiding unintended consequences (of, for example, environmental legislation impacting on safety) and

ii) Bulk Carrier Operations and Ship Design.

A note of the meeting is attached for Intercargo members only.

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Last Updated on Friday, 07 December 2012 12:44
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Last Updated on Monday, 17 January 2011 16:42