The next Intercargo meetings are scheduled for 7-8 October 2013 in Athens and formal invitation will be sent to Members closer to the date.
The previous Intercargo meetings took place on 11-12 March 2013 at the Conrad Hotel Hong Kong.
Monday 11 March 2013
Meeting of the CASTEC (Technical) Committee at The Conrad Hotel Hong Kong.
Tuesday 12 March 2013
Meeting of the Intercargo Executive Committee at The Conrad Hotel Hong Kong.
Intercargo holds two main meetings each year on fixed dates. These are :-
March : Executive Committee meeting on the second Tuesday in Asia followed by a general presentation session open to invited members of the local shipping community (CASTEC previous day).
October : Executive Committee meeting and Annual Meeting on the second Tuesday in Europe followed by a general presentation session open to invited members of the local shipping community (CASTEC previous day) * may move forward by one day if CASTEC agrees to meet on the Sunday.
At the Executive Committee meeting in Athens in October 2009, it was decided to convene CASTEC/Excomm meetings in fixed locations as well as fixed dates as follows :-
2013 : 11-12 March in Hong Kong; 7-8 October in Athens
2012 : 12-13 March in Singapore; 8-9 October in London .
2011 : 7-8 March in Hong Kong; 10-11 October in Athens
Intercargo Lunchtime Briefings
From time to time, Intercargo organises complimentary lunchtime briefing sessions on our Work Programme for representatives of the dry bulk community. There are also special briefing sessions on topical interests organised with our single Secretariat partners, Intertanko, held in our offices in London. Further details will be shown here.
*Advance Notification* 26 June Lunchtime Seminar, London
The second lunchtime seminar for 2013 will take place on Wednesday 26 June at the Intercargo/Intertanko office in London, and we are pleased to announce that Karl Lumbers, Risk Management Director, Thomas Miller P&I will present the seminar entitled “UK P&I Club Risk Project – Helping Members Prioritise Risk and Reduce Claims”.
The first presentation for 2013 was held on 7 March when London-based employment lawyers Paul Newdick and Heidi Watson of Clyde & Co presented "Getting to grips with the Maritime Labour Convention", setting out steps to be taken by owners and operators to help ensure compliance with the forthcoming MLC.
The first presentation for 2012 was held on 14 February when Susie Down, Product Manager at the UK Hydrographic Office, gave the presentation "Challenges in the Transition to Digital Navigation", and covered issues relating to the use of ECDIS and Electronic Navigation Charts (ENCs).
The second presentation for 2012 was held on 26 June, and was presented by Peter Glover, Senior Associate at Norton Rose. The presentation entitled "Reporting of Incidents, the ISM Code and Privilege" covered incident reporting and documentary requirements, plus commercial considerations for owners, operators and masters.
A copy of the presentation can be found here: Norton Rose Incident Reporting presentation, June 26
Details of the next lunchtime presentation will be posted here in due course.
The first lunchtime presentation for 2011 took place on 17 January when Glen Forbes and Ryan Wallace, both Directors at ForbesWallace Ltd shared their experiences in dealing with piracy and the importance of information sharing (both militarily and cross-industry) and demonstrated their OCEANUSlive software.
The second presentation for 2011 took place on 14 April when Pete Hatton of the UK Hydrographic Office gave a presentation on "The Importance of Hydrographic Data and Passage Planning".
On 14 June, the third presentation for 2011 was given by Philip Roche of Norton Rose on "The UK Bribery Act, 2010".
A copy of the presentation can be found here: Norton Rose Bribery Act presentation, june 14
The fourth and final presentation for 2011, took place on 1 November when Des Upcraft, Lloyd's Register's Ice and Cold Operations Business Manager, presented 'Shipping Activity on the Northern Sea Route'.
Although appreciative of the opportunity to speak at the seemingly increasing number of conferences, Intercargo regrets that due to time constraints and the priority for organising its own Lunchtime Briefings, it can only occasionally participate in third-party, paid Conferences.
If resources permit, presentations can be given on any matter pertaining to the Intercargo Work Programme, where these have a particular connection to the dry bulk sector. Presentations relating to market conditions or projections should ordinarily be referred to a reputable broker, as these organisations are able to give a better perspective on commercial matters.
Similarly, we are seldom able to endorse or advertise such events, but a selection of conferences with a particular focus on Dry Bulk issues is as follows :-
10th Greek Shipping and Finance Conference 2013, 30-31 May, Athenaeum InterContinetal Hotel, Athens ,Greece*
* indicates that a discount is available to paid-up Intercargo members, as a supporting organisation.