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2018 Monthly updates of Secretariat activities

-December 2018-

Dear Members of INTERCARGO,


Please accept our warmest wishes for 2019 on behalf of our Secretariat!


A brief review follows of what happened in December

and of what is upcoming in January:

Membership; Meetings/events;

Publications-papers; Members’ Reporting & Surveys;

Regular Circulars; Updates under our Working Programme;

Association updates.

In more detail:


Membership update

New members in December:



You may see the New Members per quarter in 2018 at these links: Q4 ; Q3 ; Q2; Q1.


Our updated Membership stats as of 31.12.2018:

– Full members – 142 Full Members and 72 Associate Members

– Registered ships – #2,245 ships (with a total tonnage of 205 mil. dwt)

(i.e. about 20% basis numbers and about 25% basis dwt of the global dry bulk carrier fleet)



IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 100) (Dec. 3-7) – please see here

Round Table of Shipping organisations Meetings (Dec. 6)

INTERCARGO Open House (Dec. 7)

IACS Council/Industry Meeting (Dec. 13)

Green Award Committee meeting (Dec. 17)

– (upcoming) IMO Sub-Committee On Navigation, Communications And Search And Rescue (NCSR 6) (Jan. 21-25)

– (upcoming) Liquefaction Workshop (Jan. 30)

– (upcoming) EU NAVFOR meeting (Jan. 31)

See also the INTERCARGO Calendar with all upcoming meetings attached to this webpage here.


Publications & papers

INTERCARGO Submissions to IMO in 2018 – please see here

– For the latest INTERCARGO publications please see here


Members’ Reporting & Surveys – please refer for details here

Terminal Reporting

– Safe Loading/Unloading at Anchorage

BWTS Survey

– Crew injury frequency and lost time


Regular Circulars

Selected News Headlines (weekly, also posted here)

Dry bulk trade and fleet update (monthly, also posted here)

– the present update of Secretariat activities & upcoming ones (monthly, also posted here).


Updates under our Working Programme in December

Cargoes, “Liquefaction” – please see here

Design & Construction, Machinery & Operations (Class and Statutory Rules & Cargo Gear) – please see here

Incidents & Casualties – please see here

Life Saving – please see here

Piracy – please see here

Emissions – please see here

Ports & Terminals – please see here

International Maritime Organization (IMO) – please see here

Training, Manpower & Human Element – please see here

Miscellaneous issues – please see here


Association updates

Message to all Members from John Platsidakis, 2012-2018 Chairman – please see here


Please also refer to the respective emailed circulars and consult the articles on our website

The latest updates are posted on the Homepage under IN FOCUS, LATEST ARTICLES, and MEMBER NEWS;

also navigate the MENU (top of page) for Industry developments, other topics and older articles.


For any question or clarification, do not hesitate to contact me.


Best regards,




Dr Kostas G. GKONIS

Secretary General

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