Singapore March 2016
Our Technical and Executive Committee meetings were held successfully in Singapore on Monday and Tuesday 7 and 8 March respectively.
The meetings took place at The Four Seasons Hotel, located on Orchard Boulevard in Singapore and followed by our traditional Gala Dinner, to which All INTERCARGO Members and invited Guests were welcome to attend.
Technical and Executive Committee meetings are open to Full INTERCARGO Members of each Committee. Non-Technical Committee Full Members are more than welcome to participate as observers, subject to space availability.
INTERCARGO’s positions reflecting outcome of its Executive Committee meeting on 13 Oct 2015 in Athens, were reported in a series of news channel reports (attachments for members only)
Please see our news releases attached
Please see our news releases attached
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Click here to download the Guidelines on Transitional Measures for Shipowners Selling Ships for Recycling, 2nd Edition 2016.
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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 recent Athens Committee meeting in October 2015.
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 :
a) Full - Any company which owns, operates or manages dry bulk shipping or
b) Associate - Any company which provides goods or services to the dry cargo shipping industry.
For further details, please see Membership
INTERCARGO is the brain child 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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