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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...

With Non-Government Organization status at the International Maritime Organization and participation in relevant shipping events, INTERCARGO’s objective is the creation of a safe, efficient, high quality and environmentally friendly dry cargo shipping industry. INTERCARGO formulates its strategies based on the prime principle of free and fair competition in the dry cargo industry, to enhance the interests of its Members and benefit not only dry cargo shipping but also the shipping industry as a whole.

Entities interested to join INTERCARGO must agree to the conditions of membership as laid out in INTERCARGO’s Constitution.


Benefits to Members

  1. Participate in drafting strategy for the dry bulk and the wider shipping industry.
  2. Be part of an association dedicated to quality, safety, and the environment with a recognised better than average performance in Port State Control inspections.
  3. Vessels entered with INTERCARGO are awarded quality bonus points in Rightship’s online Ship Vetting Information System.
  4. Opportunities to advertise your services in the publications of INTERCARGO made available widely in the dry cargo industry.
  5. Receive free hard copies of several INTERCARGO publications, such as the Benchmarking Report, the Casualty Report, and other reports on Port State Control, terminals, and operational matters.
  6. Meet fellow Members twice a year at meetings in Europe and Asia.
  7. Participate in INTERCARGO’s Technical Committee and Executive Committee meetings (for full Members), and side events.
  8. Take advantage of our website Members’ area information.
  9. Be part of the Round Table’s effort in creating a united voice of shipping.
  10. Gain access to wider cross industry sources of knowledge and influence via INTERCARGO’s participation in Industry Working and Correspondence Groups, as well as at IMO, on issues related to INTERCARGO’s work programme:
    • Air Emissions
    • Cargoes
    • Casualties and Transparency
    • Corruption
    • Criminalisation
    • Design standards
    • Environmental Legislation
    • Lifting Appliances
    • Loading Rates
    • Piracy
    • Port State Control & Benchmarking
    • Reception Facilities / MARPOL V
    • Training, Manpower & Human Element
    • Other issues



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