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2019 Monthly updates of Secretariat activities

– November-December 2019-

Dear Members of INTERCARGO,


With November already behind us,

a brief review follows of our Association’s activities last month and of what is upcoming:

Membership; next INTERCARGO Semi-annual meetings; recent/upcoming meetings & Calendar of events;  

Media Releases; Publications-papers; Members’ Reporting & Surveys;

Regular Circulars; Updates under our Working Programme;

Membership Logos & Certificates; Secretariat updates; Other updates.

In more detail:


Membership update

New members in November:


New 2019/Q4 Members are listed here; new Q3 Members here; new Q2 Members here; and new Q1 Members here.


Our updated Membership stats as of 02.12.2019 – you may also view here:

– Full members – 145 Full Members and 77 Associate Members

– Registered ships – #2,259 ships (with a total tonnage of 215 mil. dwt)

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


Our Association’s next semi-annual meetings: Singapore on 9-10 March 2020

The next semi-annual INTERCARGO meetings will be taking place

at the Grand Hyatt Singapore on Monday 9 March and Tuesday 10 March 2020.

– Hotel rooms’ booking information are already available here.


Recent/upcoming Meetings & Calendar of events

IMO Intersessional Working Group On Reduction Of GHG Emissions From Ships (ISWG-GHG 6, Nov. 11-15) – please see here

IMO Roundtable discussion on the consistent implementation of the 0.50% sulphur limit (Nov. 18) – please see here

Seminar on the “Together in Safety” initiative (Nov. 21) – please see here

– (upcoming) IACS COUNCIL/INDUSTRY meeting (Dec. 12)

– (upcoming) lunchtime presentation (Dec. 13) hosted by INTERCARGO and delivered by Associate Member MacGregor Greece Ltd

on “The importance, efficiency and safety aspects of Hatch Covers” – please see here


Please view also the INTERCARGO calendar with all upcoming events (attached also to this webpage)


Media Releases

– Joint Media Release “Tripartite 2019” (Nov. 11) – please see here


Publications & papers

– INTERCARGO Annual Review 2018/2019 – please see here

– INTERCARGO Submissions to IMO in 2019 – please see here

– INTERCARGO Benchmarking Bulk Carriers 2017-18 report – please see here

– INTERCARGO Bulk Carrier Casualty Report 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

Online survey ‘IMPORTANT TOPICS in 2019’results – please see here


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 November

Design & Construction, Machinery & Operations – please see here

Emissions (Sulphur & GHG)– please see here

Ballast Water – please see here

Ports & Terminals – please see here

International Maritime Organization (IMO) – please see here


Membership Logos & Certificates

– 2019 Membership logos and Company Certificates: if not received, you may contact the Secretariat at

– Full Members may download their 2019 Vessel Certificates – please see here


Secretariat updates

As indicated during our Association’s latest Annual General Meeting,

our Secretariat office was finally been moved in the last week of November to our new address:

INTERCARGO, 4th Floor, 123 Minories, London EC3N 1NT, U.K.

with new main telephone number: +44 (0) 20 8106 8480

You may view our office & team contact details also here


Other updates

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 TOPICS, NEWS, and other categories of updates.


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


Kind regards




Kostas G. GKONIS, PhD

Secretary General


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