Association News

London October 2016


INTERCARGO members attended our next Technical and Executive Committee meetings in Singapore on Monday and Tuesday 7 and 8 March. Next meetings of both Committees and the AGM will be held in London on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 October 2016. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more information.


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.

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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.


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


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


  • 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.