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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.

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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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Member News

Issues Update

  • 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...

  • Assessment of UV BWMS under US Type Approval Testing (Environmental Legislation Issues) 13-Jul-2016

    13 July 2016:- The U.S. Coast Guard has denied appeals from four ballast water treatment system manufacturers to allow the most probable number (MPN) method for determining the efficacy of systems. • On Dec 14, 2015, USCG...

  • USCG and Ballast Water Management (BWM) System Approval (Environmental Legislation Issues) 13-Jul-2016

    13 July 2016:- The U.S. Coast Guard has denied appeals from four ballast water treatment system manufacturers to allow the most probable number (MPN) method for determining the efficacy of systems. • On Dec 14, 2015, USCG...

  • Bauxite (Cargoes Issues) 24-Jun-2016

    16 Jun 2016:- The need for continued vigilance and awareness of the potential cargo risks that may be involved when carrying solid bulk cargoes was again highlighted by the sinking of the bulk carrier “Bulk Jupiter” on 2 Jan...

  • Coal (Cargoes Issues) 24-Jun-2016

    24 Jun 2016:- On 22 Jun 2016 we met and sought input from four P&I clubs on safety transport of coal cargo. Here is to report a few issues raised during the meeting for member reference regarding coal cargo: Coal from...

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Introduction

Dry bulk trades comprise iron ore, coal, grain, timber, steel and other similar cargoes which are shipped in bulk as opposed to carried in containers or other unit loads. Delivering these commodities every day requires an efficient dry cargo shipping industry - without which, world trade as we know it would cease.

Dry bulk shipping refers to the movement of significant commodities carried in bulk : - the so-called major bulks, together with ships carrying steel products (coils, plates and rods), lumber or log carriers and other commodities classified as the minor bulks.

The importance of the dry bulk industry is that without the estimated 500 million deadweight tonnes of dry bulk shipping, global trade, industry and ultimately our current lifestyles, could not be maintained.

The international steel industry - for example, could not function without an efficient and cost effective maritime industry transporting the raw materials - coal and iron ore, as well as the means to ship the finished product around the world.

Looking around the average home, the unseen links with the dry cargo industry are all around. Toasting a piece of bread involves metal components in the toaster - manufactured processes using ores and alumina, grain used in the bread and coal-generated electricity providing the power.

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