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2019 Monthly updates of Secretariat activities

-January 2019-

Dear Members of INTERCARGO,


A brief review follows of our Association’s activities in January

and of what is upcoming in February:

Membership; Upcoming semi-annual Committees’ meetings; Other meetings/events;

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

Regular Circulars; Association updates.

In more detail:


Membership update

New members in January:



You may see the New Members per quarter at these links: 2019/Q1 (2018: Q4 ; Q3 ; Q2; Q1)


Our updated Membership stats as of 31.01.2019:

– Full members – 141 Full Members and 74 Associate Members

– Registered ships – #2,203 ships (with a total tonnage of 207 mil. dwt)

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


Our upcoming Committees’ meetings: Hong Kong, 4-5 March 2019

The next semi-annual INTERCARGO meetings will be taking place in Hong Kong on 4-5 March 2019.

  • See details and Registrations (open until 10 Feb) (as well as Accommodation offers) here
  • the Presentations Session Agenda has already been posted on the above link
  • the Agendas for ExCom & TechCom will be circulated soon
  • Wed 6 March, 10am: after a kind invitation from Vice-Chairman Capt Jay K. Pillai open to all Members,

a courtesy visit to the offices of Pacific Basin Shipping (HK) Limited will take place (separate invitation with details will follow)


Other main meetings/events

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

Liquefaction Workshop (Jan. 30)

– EU NAVFOR meeting on Piracy (Jan. 31)

– (upcoming) IMO Sub-Committee On Ship Design And Construction (SDC 6) (Feb. 4-8)

– (upcoming) IMO Sub-Committee On Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 6) (Feb. 18-22)

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


Media Releases

– “Cargo liquefaction continues to be a major risk for dry bulk shipping” (January 31) – please see here


Publications & papers

– the new Benchmarking Bulk Carriers report will be published in February

– for the latest INTERCARGO publications please see here

INTERCARGO Submissions to IMO in 2018 – 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

Current survey ‘IMPORTANT TOPICS in 2019’ is open until 7 Feb. 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).


Association updates

– new Chairman’s Dimitrios J. Fafalios 2019 Welcome – please see here

– the new Officer Bearers (Management Committee) took office as of 1 Jan 2019 – please see here

– INTERCARGO’s Revised Constitution entered into effect as of 1 Jan 2019 – 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 TOPICS, NEWS, and other categories of updates.


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



Best regards




Kostas G. GKONIS, PhD

Secretary General