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  • "Cybersecurity for shipping - preparing for a digital world" (Other issues) 19-Feb-2017

    The first 2017 session of lNTERCARGO lunchtime presentations successfully took place at our London office on 17 Feb. Many thanks to our Associate Member DNV GL for delivering two presentations, one of which on the topic of:...

  • Lifeboats (Other issues) 08-Feb-2017

    Outcome of MSC 97, Nov 2016 The 97th session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 97), held from 21 to 25 Nov 2016, considered documents MSC 97/19/4 and MSC 97/INF.3 (INTERCARGO et al.), related to the work of SSE 4 to...

  • Draft Guidelines for simulated launching for free fall lifeboat (Other issues) 03-Feb-2017

    3 Feb 2017:- It is to advises INTERCARGO members of recent development made by INTERCARGO and its industry association partners together with some flag States, emphasizing industry concerns with lifeboat drills on board. The...

  • Zika virus (Other issues) 27-Jul-2016

    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...

  • Panama Canal (Other issues) 13-Jun-2016

    Update, 13 June 2016:- 1. The expanded Panama Canal will be formally opened on 26 Jun 2016. • As per its Advisory No. A-30-2016, dated May 31, 2016, beginning June 27, 2016, the maximum allowable draft for vessels...

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.