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  • Selected NEWS headlines (week 28/11-02/12) (Industry Developments) 02-Dec-2016

    “India imposes 5-year antidumping duties on coke imports from China, Australia”: India has imposed antidumping duties on coke imports from China and Australia, which will be effective over the next five years,...

  • MSC 97 outcome (IMO) 25-Nov-2016

    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...

  • Ballast Water Technology IMarEST Conference (Industry Developments) 21-Nov-2016

    IMarEST, under the guidance of their Ballast Water Expert Group, will be running their next event (12-13 Jan. 2017) as a combination of a call-for-papers (see attached - deadline extended to Nov. 25) conference and a...

  • Ammonium Nitrate (Cargoes) 21-Nov-2016

    21 Nov. 2016:- The AMSA webpage https://www.amsa.gov.au/forms-and-publications/Fact-Sheets/AMSA279.pdf has information to remind all ship owners, ship operators and masters of the requirements for the safe carriage of...

  • MEPC 71 to be held 3-7 July 2017 (IMO) 16-Nov-2016

    16 Nov. 2016:- Dear Members of INTERCARGO, The next MEPC 71 has been rescheduled for 3-7 July 2017 (from the initially planned 8-12 May dates). For one thing, this brings any MEPC 71 agreement about ships’ requirement to fit...

  • MEPC 70 outcome on GHG emissions (IMO) 04-Nov-2016

    04 Nov. 2016:- Dear Members of INTERCARGO, Following our last week’s general brief of IMO MEPC 70 outcome (24-28 Oct. 2016 meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee), the INTERCARGO Secretariat is sending...

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Issues Update

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 Round Table of international shipping associations consists of:

  • BIMCO, whose membership comprises of owners, brokers, ships agents and other operators;
  • The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) whose membership comprises of the national shipowners' associations from 37 countries;
  • INTERCARGO, the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners;
  • INTERTANKO, the International Association for Independent Tanker Owners.

MISSION

To work together to serve, represent and advance the international shipping industry.

VISION

A responsible and respected international shipping industry meeting the expectations of its stakeholders.

GOALS

  • By acting in concert to avoid duplication on issues of consensus, where the combined effort of the Round Table can exceed the sum of the individual efforts.
  • Present the industry’s arguments in a clear, co-ordinated, consistent and unambiguous manner.
  • Enhance political and public awareness of the essential role of shipping in world trade.
  • Encourage a positive and respected response to the industry on the part of society at large.
  • Communicate the performance of the industry.
  • Provide guidance to the industry on relevant topical issues.
  • Develop measures for credible and effective self-regulation within the industry whilst promoting the case for a proper balance between regulation and self-regulation.
  • Support the principle of international rather than regional or unilateral regulation.
  • Advance quality in shipping, and the universal commitment to maritime safety and environmental responsibility.
  • Ensure that shipping provides a challenging and rewarding career for persons of commitment, initiative and enthusiasm.
  • Promote the shipping industry as an attractive employer.
  • Develop a closer working relationship with the industry’s partners in the “chain of responsibility”.

 

Current Coordination Topics

Fair treatment of Seafarers (& criminalisation), Piracy, Places of Refuge, MARPOL Annex VI, Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships, Reception Facilities, Ballast Water Management, Corruption.