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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

12 Feb 2016:-

INTERCARGO et al jointly submitted a paper to IMO, proposing a draft MEPC circular addressing concerns about the availability of Port Reception Facilities (PRF) to receive cargo hold washwater containing solid bulk cargo residues deemed harmful to the Marine Environment. Click here to download the paper "MEPC 69-11-2 - Draft MEPC circular on the provision of port reception facilities for cargoes declared as... ( Marshall Islands, INTERCARGO...)."

The paper suggests that enforcement of MARPOL V would be enhanced by recognising that the provision of appropriate facilities to receive potentially considerable quantities of hold washing water may be inadequately described in the GISIS entry for some ports and terminals. Furthermore, it is suggested that an alignment of the 2012 Guidelines for the implementation of MARPOL Annex V (resolution MEPC. 219(63) as amended and promulgated through the 2017 Edition of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC Code) would encourage the provision of appropriate PRF with appropriate environmental concerns addressed through the retention of safeguards promoted in MEPC.1/Circ.810.

12 Feb 2016:-
Based on Member's recent feedback on port reception facilities and problems faced during ship’s stay in some ports, the enclosed "Progress update of INTERCARGO Terminal Reporting and difficulties with HME residue reception facilities" is a summary of recent reports for reference.

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