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2018 Monthly updates of Secretariat activities

-SEPTEMBER and up to 5 October 2018-

Dear Members of INTERCARGO,


With September already behind us,

a brief update follows of what has happened up to this first week of October and is to come next:

Membership; Semi-annual INTERCARGO meetings;

Media Releases; Others meetings/events;

Publications-papers; Members’ Reporting & Surveys;

Regular Circulars; Technical/Operational/other circulars & Other Secretariat updates.

In more detail:


Membership update

New members in September:




New Members in Q3 are listed here, while in Q1 here and in Q2 here.


Our updated Membership stats:

– Full members – we count 138 Full Members and 72 Associate Members

– Registered ships – we count #2,177 ships (with a total tonnage of 202 mil. dwt)

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


Semi-annual INTERCARGO meetings in London (1-2 October 2018)

We hope the Members who attended our events found them fruitful and enjoyable.


– The Annual General Meeting, among other functions, elected the Chairman and

the two Vice-Chairmen of INTERCARGO from 1st January 2019 for the next two-year term.

Current Chairman Mr John Platsidakis and Vice-Chairman Mr Nicky Pappadakis will be stepping down on 31 December 2018

after completing the maximum term in the said positions.

Vice-Chairman Mr Jay K Pillai was re-elected, Mr Dimitris Fafalios was elected as Chairman and Mr Spyros Tarassis as Vice-Chairman.


An overview of the events can be viewed here.

the Technical Committee presentations are available here.

– the Executive Committee documents can be accessed here.

the Media Release issued after the conclusion of the meetings can be accessed here.

for the Presentations Session please refer here.

the speech delivered by INTERCARGO’s Chairman at the Dinner Reception can be accessed here.

– Photos from the events are made available here.


Any follow-up information and the minutes of the meetings will be circulated as soon as prepared.


Media Releases

– “INTERCARGO held its semi-annual meetings in London: The dry bulk sector and the critical challenges that lie ahead”” (October 3) – see here

– “On the M/V Cheshire Casualty Investigation Report” – see here


Other meetings/events

– IMO Sub Committee On Carriage Of Cargoes And Containers (CCC 5) (Sept 10-14) &  Editorial And Technical Group (E&T 30) (Sept 17-21) – see here

– IACS Chairman courtesy visit (Sept 13)

– IMO Sub Committee On Implementation Of IMO Instruments (III 5) (Sept 24-28) – see here

– (Upcoming) TRIPARTITE Forum (Oct 11-12)

– (Upcoming) IMO Intersessional Meeting of the Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions From Ships (Oct 15-19)

– (Upcoming) IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73) (Oct 22-26)

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


Publications & papers

– For the latest INTERCARGO publications please see here

INTERCARGO Submissions to IMO so far in 2018 – 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)


Technical/Operational/other circulars & Other Secretariat Updates

Please 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 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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