INTERCARGO has expanded its membership base to also include as Consociate Members "Owners, managers and operators of dry bulk vessels with capacity of 9,999 dwt or less." (see our Association News
2017 2016 2017 1 Jan 2017 - 6 Jan 2017 1 Jan 2017 - 6 Jan 2017 Solid bulk cargoes carriage update The Republic of the Marshall Islands has issued Marine Notice which reflects updates to IMSBC Code requirements for...
INTERCARGO is supporting the 6th IMarEST Ballast Water Technology Conference to be held at IMO, London on 12-13 January 2017. INTERCARGO members attending the conference are eligible for a 15% discount. Details and...
28 Dec. 2016:- Please find attached for your information the industry paper relating to the implementation of the 0.5% sulphur cap from 2020 for ships fuel oils agreed and submitted by BIMCO, CLIA, ICS, INTERCARGO,...
28 Dec. 2016:- Last week the US Coast Guard (USCG) approved two more ballast water management (BWM) systems by Alfa Laval and OceanSaver,after having done so for Optimarin earlier this month. So the three in total USCG BWM...
Capital Link's latest CSR forum 'Operating Excellence in Shipping' offered INTERCARGO a floor to share latest views on Ballast Water Management, Sulphur Cap-2020, GHG emissions, and EEDI questions. Watch the...
7 Dec 2016:- STCW Convention: International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. Click here for details from the IMO webpage. MLC: Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. Click...
25 Nov. 2016:- Dear Members of INTERCARGO, Upon conclusion of the IMO MSC 97 (Maritime Safety Committee, 21 - 25 November 2016), the INTERCARGO Secretariat is sending you attached for your immediate information: a...
Under a revised Constitution since 1 Jan. 2017, INTERCARGO has expanded its membership base to include as Consociate Members: "Owners, managers and operators of dry bulk vessels with capacity of 9,999 dwt or less." The...
The 2016 Marine Environment Protection Award winners were announced by NAMEPA and Mr Nicky Pappadakis, INTERCARGO's Vice-Chairman (Chairman Emeritus), received the Lifetime Achievement Award. INTERCARGO congratulates...
A national awareness workshop on the implementation of the international maritime solid bulk cargoes (IMSBC) code was co-organised by IMO in Malaysia on 25-28 April, with special reference to cargoes that may liquefy –...
INTERCARGO's participation at CMA (the Connecticut Maritime Association Annual Convention) in the USA on 21-23 March 2016.
The signing of a new declaration at Buckingham Palace committing the leaders of the global transportation industry to major steps to fight criminal wildlife trafficking has been hailed by The Duke of Cambridge as 'a...
INTERCARGO held its meetings of both Technical and Executive Committees and the AGM in London on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 October 2016. Presentations were made on the afternoon of 4 Oct with copies to be downloaded here....
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...
At this week’s meeting of Intercargo’s Technical and Executive Committee meetings, held Athens 12 and 13 October, Intercargo members discussed and agreed a number of Work Programme strategies on a...
The annual Tripartite meeting between shipowners, shipbuilders and classification societies was held in Seoul, Republic of Korea on 16 and 17 October 2015. The meeting was attended by 100 high level...
Date of last update: 26 June 2015 The issue of corruption such as bribery, extortion etc. adds unnecessary financial burdens and delays to most ship-types across the spectrum, potentially bringing owners, operators, crews and...
21 Nov 2016:- 1. Outcome of the meeting of the Industry Lifeboat Group (ILG) The outcome of the meeting of the Industry Lifeboat Group (ILG), with INTERCARGO as a member, on 7 Oct 2016 is summarised as follows:ILG...
21 Nov. 2016:- On 7th Oct 2016, the Japan P&I Club issued a notice on Philippines – Liquefaction of Nickel Ore (2). The Notice requests more precautious measures for the issues of liquefaction of nickel ore exported from...
27 Jul 2016: With many thanks to our member Videotel for their new safety and training video about the Zika virus, you are invited to circulate following webpage link across your offices for free access to the video and a...
13 July 2016:- The U.S. Coast Guard has denied appeals from four ballast water treatment system manufacturers to allow the most probable number (MPN) method for determining the efficacy of systems. • On Dec 14, 2015, USCG...
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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