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2022 Monthly updates of Secretariat activities

June 2022

– June 2022-

Dear Members of INTERCARGO,

Wishing you a nice month of June, a brief review follows of our Association’s latest activities and what is upcoming:

Membership updates;

Calendar of meetings & events;

Public communications / Media releases;

Publications-reports-papers;  

Web-posted updates / INTERCARGO’s Working Programme;

Members’ Surveys & Reporting;

Regular circulars / web-updates;

Other updates.

 

In more detail:

 

Membership updates

New members in May:

– Hizam Shipping Agencies Co. (Associate)

 

New Members that joined in H1/2022 are listed here.

 

Calendar of meetings & events  

– IMO 46th SESSION OF THE FACILITATION COMMITTEE (FAL 46), May 09-13 – please see here

– IMO INTERSESSIONAL WORKING GROUP ON GHG REDUCTION FROM SHIPS (ISWG-GHG 12), May 16-20 – please see here

– (upcoming) IMO MARINE ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION COMMITTEE (MEPC 78), June 6-10 – please see here

– (upcoming) “SHIPPING & THE ENVIRONMENT” POSIDONIA CONFERENCE, June 6 – please see here

– (upcoming) “At the Helm of Global Shipping: Ensuring Continuity in times of Change” Posidonia Conference, June 9 – please see here

 

Please refer to the INTERCARGO calendar (latest update as of June 1st, attached to this webpage)

 

Public communications / Media releases (in May)

– “Shipping Industry Suffering from ‘Long COVID’ says INTERCARGO” (May 30) – please see here

– “International Day for Women in Maritime” (May 18) – please see here

 

You may follow INTERCARGO’s communications on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/intercargo

 

Publications, reports & papers

– NEW:  INTERCARGO Bulk Carrier Casualty Report 2012-2021 – please see here

– UPDATED:  INTERCARGO Submissions to IMO in 2022 – please see here

INTERCARGO Benchmarking Report 2020-2021 – please see here

– INTERCARGO Annual Review 2020/2021 – please see here

“2021 Dry Bulk Shipping video: Sustainably serving the world’s essential needs” – please see here

 

For all publications please see here

 

Web-posted updates / INTERCARGO’s Working Programme

– Ukraine crisis updates – please see here

– Cargoes, “Liquefaction” – please see here

– Design & Construction, Machinery & Operations – please see here

– Piracy – please see here

– Emissions – please see here

– Ports & Terminals – please see here

– IMO – please see here

– Other Legislation – please see here

– Technical Update – please see here

 

Members’ Surveys & Reporting

For our Surveys & Reporting, including the below, please refer for details here

– Ballast Water Operational Survey

– Terminal Reporting

– Safe Loading/Unloading at Anchorage

– Crew injury frequency and lost time

– Fuel Quality Survey

– Other experience sharing

 

Regular circulars / web-updates

– INTERCARGO in the News (please see here)

– Selected News Headlines (weekly, also posted here)

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

– Selected Headlines on Alternative Fuels & Technologies (posted here)

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

 

Other updates

Please also refer to our Association’s circulars shared regularly via emailing

and consult the articles on our website https://www.intercargo.org/, where the latest updates are posted on the Homepage under:

IN FOCUS

LATEST ARTICLES (Noticeboard, Association News, Media Releases)

– and MEMBER NEWS (includes access to industry events);

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 and the Secretariat at info@intercargo.org.

 

Kind regards

Kostas

 

 

Kostas Gkonis

Secretary General

 

 

May 2022

– May 2022-

Dear Members of INTERCARGO,

 

With our best wishes for the month of May, a brief review follows of our Association’s latest activities and of what is upcoming:

Membership updates;

INTERCARGO semi-annual meetings;

Calendar of other events / meetings;

Public communications / Media releases;

Publications-reports-papers;  

Web-posted updates / INTERCARGO’s Working Programme;

Members’ Surveys & Reporting;

Regular circulars / web-updates;

Other updates.

 

In more detail:

 

Membership updates

New members in April:

– Niovis Shipping Company S.A.

– ECSA (Associate)

– HELMEPA (Associate)

 

New Members that joined in H1/2022 are listed here.

 

INTERCARGO semi-annual meetings

Our Association’s ‘spring’ semi-annual meetings took place on March 31 -April 1,

and the drafted minutes can be viewed below (access reserved for Full members):

  • for the Technical Committee, please refer here.
  • for the Executive Committee, please refer here.

Our Association thanks all members honoring us with their presence,

for an overview of the events & the Association Dinner’s featured photos, please refer here

and for the electronic compilation of promotional material kindly contributed by members, please refer here.

 

Calendar of other events / meetings  

– IMO SUB-COMMITTEE ON POLLUTION PREVENTION AND RESPONSE (PPR 9), April 4-8 – please see here

– DELPHI ECONOMIC FORUM VII, April 6-9 – please see here

– IMO MARTIME SAFETY COMMITTEE (MSC 105), April 20-29 – please see here

– 2022 GREEN4SEA VIRTUAL FORUM, April 28 – please see here

– (upcoming) IMO 46th SESSION OF THE FACILITATION COMMITTEE (FAL 46), May 09-13

– (upcoming) IMO INTERSESSIONAL WORKING GROUP ON GHG REDUCTION FROM SHIPS (ISWG-GHG 12), May 16-20

 

Please refer to the INTERCARGO calendar (latest update as of May 3rd, attached to this webpage)

 

Public communications / Media releases (in April)

– “New Report Highlights INTERCARGO Members’ Commitment to Quality” (April 28) – please see here

– “Time for Reflection at INTERCARGO’s Spring Semi-Annual Meetings” (April 6) – please see here

 

You may follow INTERCARGO’s communications on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/intercargo

 

Publications, reports & papers

– NEW:  INTERCARGO Bulk Carrier Casualty Report 2012-2021 – please see here

– UPDATED:  INTERCARGO Submissions to IMO in 2022 – please see here

INTERCARGO Benchmarking Report 2020-2021 – please see here

– INTERCARGO Annual Review 2020/2021 – please see here

“2021 Dry Bulk Shipping video: Sustainably serving the world’s essential needs” – please see here

 

For all publications please see here

 

Web-posted updates / INTERCARGO’s Working Programme

– Ukraine crisis updates – please see here

– COVID-19: Updates and Operational Considerations – please see here

– Incidents & Casualties – please see here

– Cyber Risks – please see here

– IMO – please see here

 

Members’ Surveys & Reporting

For our Surveys & Reporting, including the below, please refer for details here

– Ballast Water Operational Survey

– Terminal Reporting

– Safe Loading/Unloading at Anchorage

– Crew injury frequency and lost time

– Fuel Quality Survey

– Other experience sharing

 

Regular circulars / web-updates

– INTERCARGO in the News (please see here)

– Selected News Headlines (weekly, also posted here)

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

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

 

Other updates

Please also refer to our Association’s circulars shared regularly via emailing

and consult the articles on our website https://www.intercargo.org/, where the latest updates are posted on the Homepage under:

IN FOCUS

– LATEST ARTICLES (Noticeboard, Association News, Media Releases)

– and MEMBER NEWS (includes access to industry events);

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 and the Secretariat at info@intercargo.org.

 

 

Kind regards

Kostas

 

 

Kostas Gkonis

Secretary General

 

 

April 2022

– April 2022-

Already into the month of April, a brief review follows of our Association’s latest activities and of what is upcoming:

Membership updates;

INTERCARGO semi-annual meetings;

Calendar of other events / meetings;

Public communications / Media releases;

Publications-reports-papers;

Web-posted updates / INTERCARGO’s Working Programme;

Members’ Surveys & Reporting;

Regular circulars / web-updates;

Other updates.

 

In more detail:

 

Membership updates

New members in March:

– Blue Planet Shipping Ltd

– Capital-Executive Ship Management Corp.

– Zodiac Maritime Limited

 

New Members that joined in Q1/2022 are listed here.

 

INTERCARGO semi-annual meetings

Our Association’s ‘spring’ semi-annual meetings took place both virtually & in person in London on March 31 -April 1,

with great success:

  • the Technical Committee convene on Thursday 31 March, please refer here.
  • the Executive Committee convened on Friday 1 April, , please refer here.

Our Association thanks all members honoring us with their presence,

for an overview of the events & the Association Dinner’s featured photos, please refer here.

 

On this occasion, with appreciation to all INTERCARGO’s members for their continued support,

a special electronic compilation of promotional material kindly contributed by members is available here.

 

Calendar of other events / meetings  

Please refer to the INTERCARGO calendar (latest update as of April 4th, attached to this webpage)

– IMO EDITORIAL & TECHNICAL GROUP (E&T 36) (Mar. 7-11) – please see here

– IMO EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL SESSION (Mar. 14) – please see here

– IMO INTERSESSIONAL WORKING GROUP ON GHG REDUCTION FROM SHIPS (ISWG-GHG 11) (Mar. 14-18) – please see here

– (upcoming) IMO SUB-COMMITTEE ON POLLUTION PREVENTION AND RESPONSE (PPR 9), April 4-8

– (upcoming) IMO MARTIME SAFETY COMMITTEE (MSC 105), April 20-29

 

Public communications / Media releases (in March)

– “INTERCARGO is a proud supporter of ‘Together in Safety’ ” (March 23) – please see here

– “INTERCARGO statement on crews & ships trapped at Ukrainian ports” (March 10) – please see here

– “Statement from INTERCARGO on the Ukrainian crisis” (March 2) – please see here

 

You may follow INTERCARGO’s communications on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/intercargo

 

Publications, reports & papers

– NEW: INTERCARGO Benchmarking Report 2020-2021 – please see here

– NEW:  INTERCARGO Submissions to IMO in 2022 – please see here

 

– INTERCARGO Annual Review 2020/2021 – please see here

“2021 Dry Bulk Shipping video: Sustainably serving the world’s essential needs” – please see here

 

For all publications please see here

 

Web-posted updates / INTERCARGO’s Working Programme

– Ukraine crisis updates – please see here

– COVID-19: Updates and Operational Considerations – please see here

– Cargoes, “Liquefaction” – please see here

– Design & Construction, Machinery & Operations – please see here

– Incidents & Casualties – please see here

– Life Saving – please see here

– Piracy – please see here

– Cyber Risks – please see here

– Emissions – please see here

– Training, Manpower & Human Element – please see here

– Ports & Terminals – please see here

– IMO – please see here

– Other Legislation – please see here

– Misc. Issues – please see here

 

Members’ Surveys & Reporting

For our Surveys & Reporting, including the below, please refer for details here

– Ballast Water Operational Survey

– Terminal Reporting

– Safe Loading/Unloading at Anchorage

– Crew injury frequency and lost time

– Fuel Quality Survey

– Other experience sharing

 

Regular circulars / web-updates

– INTERCARGO in the News (please see here)

– Selected News Headlines (weekly, also posted here)

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

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

 

Other updates

Please also refer to our Association’s circulars shared regularly via emailing

and consult the articles on our website https://www.intercargo.org/, where the latest updates are posted on the Homepage under:

IN FOCUS

– LATEST ARTICLES (Noticeboard, Association News, Media Releases)

– and MEMBER NEWS (includes access to industry events);

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 and the Secretariat at info@intercargo.org.

 

Kind regards

Kostas

 

 

 

Kostas Gkonis

Secretary General

 

 

March 2022

– March 2022-

Dear Members of INTERCARGO,

 

Through to the month of March,

the world and the shipping community have been caught up in the dreadful Ukrainian crisis,

also much affecting seafarers on board bulk carriers. You may refer to our Association’s relevant Statement,

as well as to circular “0302-IC-Ukraine crisis”.

 

A brief review follows of our Association’s latest activities and of what is upcoming:

Membership updates;

Upcoming INTERCARGO semi-annual meetings;

Calendar of other events / meetings;

Public communications / Media releases;

Web-posted updates under INTERCARGO’s Working Programme;

Publications-reports-papers;  

Members’ Surveys & Reporting;

Regular circulars / web-updates;

Other updates.

 

In more detail:

 

Membership updates

New members in February:

– Hadley Shipping Group Ltd

– Lemissoler Navigation Co. Ltd

 

New Members joining in 2022 are listed here.

 

Upcoming INTERCARGO semi-annual meetings

Our Association’s ‘spring’ semi-annual meetings will be taking place on March 31 -April 1,

and are to be held both virtually & in person in London:

  • the Technical Committee will convene on Thursday 31 March, 10:30-13:30 UK time
  • the Executive Committee will convene on Friday 1 April, 10:30-13:30 UK time

Agendas and supporting material will be shared nearer the dates.

 

Our Association will also be pleased to host all members honoring us with their physical presence

in a networking social event / Dinner (arrangements will be advised soonest).

 

For registrations, updates & more detailed information around all meetings, please refer here.

 

Calendar of other events / meetings  

Please refer to the INTERCARGO calendar (latest update as of March 1st, attached to this webpage)

– IMO SUB-COMMITTEE ON HUMAN ELEMENT, TRAINING AND WATCHKEEPING (HTW 8) (Feb. 7-11)

– webinar hosted by INTERCARGO and delivered by Associate Member CCS on “Decarbonisation ambition and practice in China” – please see here (Feb. 17)

– IMO SUB-COMMITTEE ON SHIP SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT (SSE 8) (Feb. 28-Mar. 4)

– (upcoming) IMO EDITORIAL & TECHNICAL GROUP (E&T 36), March 7-11

– (upcoming) IMO INTERSESSIONAL WORKING GROUP ON GHG REDUCTION FROM SHIPS (ISWG-GHG 11), March 14-18

 

Public communications / Media releases (in February)

– “EU Beginning to Grasp Realities of Shipping, says INTERCARGO” (Feb. 4) – please see here

 

You may follow INTERCARGO’s communications on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/intercargo

 

Web-posted updates under INTERCARGO’s Working Programme

– Design & Construction, Machinery & Operations – please see here

– Life Saving – please see here

– Piracy – please see here

– Emissions – please see here

– Ballast Water – please see here

– Ports & Terminals – please see here

– IMO – please see here

 

Publications, reports & papers

– latest INTERCARGO publications – please see here

–  INTERCARGO Annual Review 2020/2021 – please see here

“2021 Dry Bulk Shipping video: Sustainably serving the world’s essential needs” – please see here

INTERCARGO Submissions to IMO in 2021 – please see here

 

For all publications please see here

 

Members’ Surveys & Reporting

For our Surveys & Reporting, including the below, please refer for details here

– Ballast Water Operational Survey

– Terminal Reporting

– Safe Loading/Unloading at Anchorage

– Crew injury frequency and lost time

– Fuel Quality Survey

– Other experience sharing

 

Regular circulars / web-updates

– INTERCARGO in the News (please see here)

– Selected News Headlines (weekly, also posted here)

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

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

 

Other updates

Please also refer to our Association’s circulars shared regularly via emailing

and consult the articles on our website https://www.intercargo.org/, where the latest updates are posted on the Homepage under:

IN FOCUS

– LATEST ARTICLES (Noticeboard, Association News, Media Releases)

– and MEMBER NEWS (includes access to industry events);

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 and the Secretariat at info@intercargo.org.

 

Kind regards

Kostas

 

 

 

Kostas Gkonis

Secretary General

 

 

February 2022

– February 2022-

Dear Members of INTERCARGO,

 

With January already behind us,

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

Membership updates; Calendar of events / meetings;

Web-posted updates under INTERCARGO’s Working Programme;

Publications-reports-papers;  Members’ Surveys & Reporting;

Regular circulars / web-updates;

INTERCARGO liaison in Greece / Consultant;

Other updates.

 

In more detail:

 

Membership updates

New members in January:

– Diligent Holdings S.A.

– Katsikis & Sigalas Ltd.

– Laskaridis Maritime

– Maritime Strategies International Ltd (Associate)

 

New Members joining in 2022 are listed here.

 

INTERCARGO wholeheartedly thanks all Members for their continued support

and Full members for further strengthening our Association via the registration of additional ships:

Full members kindly refer to circular “0128-F- INTERCARGO Chairman’s important message on the occasion of new year 2022”.

 

Membership logos, Company and Vessel Certificates:

the 2022 versions are provided upon annual membership payment; Vessel Certificates are available here.

(for relevant enquiries please contact at info@intercargo.org).

 

Calendar of events / meetings  

Please refer to the INTERCARGO calendar (latest update as of Feb 1st, attached to this webpage)

– IMO’s SUB-COMMITTEE ON SHIP DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (SDC 8) (Jan. 17-21) – please see here

– (upcoming) IMO SUB-COMMITTEE ON HUMAN ELEMENT, TRAINING AND WATCHKEEPING (HTW 8) (Feb. 7-11)

– (upcoming) webinar hosted by INTERCARGO and delivered by Associate Member CCS on “Decarbonisation ambition and practice in China” – please see here (Feb. 17)

– (upcoming) IMO SUB-COMMITTEE ON SHIP SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT (SSE 8) (Feb. 28-Mar. 4)

 

A separate communication will follow regarding our Association’s next semi-annual meetings in March.

 

Web-posted updates under INTERCARGO’s Working Programme

– Design& Construction, Machinery & Operations – please see here

– Incidents, Casualties – please see here

– Piracy – please see here

– Cyber risks – please see here

– Coatings – please see here

– Ports & Terminals – please see here

– Emissions – please see here

– IMO – please see here

– Other Legislation – please see here

– Technical Update – please see here

 

Publications, reports & papers

– latest INTERCARGO publications – please see here

–  INTERCARGO Annual Review 2020/2021 – please see here

“2021 Dry Bulk Shipping video: Sustainably serving the world’s essential needs” – please see here

INTERCARGO Submissions to IMO in 2021 – please see here

 

For all publications please see here

 

Members’ Surveys & Reporting

For our Surveys & Reporting, including the below, please refer for details here

– Terminal Reporting

– Safe Loading/Unloading at Anchorage

– Crew injury frequency and lost time

– Fuel Quality Survey

– Other experience sharing

 

Regular circulars / web-updates

– INTERCARGO in the News (please see here)

– 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).

 

INTERCARGO liaison in Greece / Consultant

We are very pleased to welcome in this role Mr Emmanuel Vergetis who will be supporting our Association from Athens, Greece.

 

Other updates

Please also refer to the respective emailed circulars

and consult the articles on our website https://www.intercargo.org/, where the latest updates are posted on the Homepage under:

IN FOCUS

LATEST ARTICLES (Noticeboard, Association News, Media Releases)

– and MEMBER NEWS (includes access to industry events);

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 and the Secretariat at info@intercargo.org.

 

Kind regards

Kostas

 

 

 

Kostas Gkonis

Secretary General

 

 

January 2022

– January 2022-

Dear Members of INTERCARGO,

 

Wishing you all a healthy & prosperous 2022,

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

Membership updates;

Public communications / Media releases;

Calendar of events / meetings;

Web-posted updates under INTERCARGO’s Working Programme;

Publications-reports-papers;

Members’ Surveys & Reporting;

Regular circulars / web-updates; Other updates.

 

In more detail:

 

Membership updates

INTERCARGO wholeheartedly thanks all Members for their continued support

and Full members for further strengthening our Association via the registration of additional ships;

kindly refer to Chairman’s circular of Dec. 16 (“1216-F – INTERCARGO Chairman’s message to Full members”).

 

Membership 2022 renewals are currently ongoing and each member company must have received an invoice with the applicable fees.

If the invoice has not been received, kindly enquire promptly at info@intercargo.org

Please also consider updating if needed our Secretariat with your company details, representatives etc (you may ask for the update form at info@intercargo.org).

 

Membership logos, Company and Vessel Certificates:
the 2022 versions are provided upon annual membership payment; Vessel Certificates are currently under production and will be posted here,

while the Secretariat had the pleasure of already handing the first 2022 ship certificate – please see here – and would mostly welcome more such opportunities.

 

Best wishes to all INTERCARGO members’ seafarers, personnel, and their families for calm seas and fair winds and a prosperous 2022!

 

Public communications / Media releases / (in December)

– “Season’s Greetings from INTERCARGO” (Dec. 22) – please see here

–  (Joint media release) “Industry group reveals initial results from research into maritime deaths in enclosed spaces” (Dec. 8) – please see here

 

You may follow INTERCARGO’s communications on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/intercargo

 

Calendar of events / meetings  

Please refer to the INTERCARGO calendar (latest update as of Jan 4th, attached to this webpage)

– (upcoming) CARGO PANEL NEW YEAR MEETING (January 12)

– (upcoming) IMO SUB-COMMITTEE ON SHIP DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (SDC 8) (January 17-21)

 

Web-posted updates under INTERCARGO’s Working Programme

– Technical Update – please see here

– Emissions – please see here

– COVID-19 & crew changes – please see here

– IMO – please see here

 

Publications, reports & papers

– latest INTERCARGO publications – please see here

–  INTERCARGO Annual Review 2020/2021 – please see here

“2021 Dry Bulk Shipping video: Sustainably serving the world’s essential needs” – please see here

INTERCARGO Submissions to IMO in 2021 – please see here

INTERCARGO Bulk Carrier Casualty Report 2011-2020 – please see here

INTERCARGO Benchmarking Bulk Carriers report 2019-2020  – please see here

– The Guidelines on Cyber Security onboard Ships – please see here

– A Guide to Bulk Carrier Operations – please see here

 

For all publications please see here

 

Members’ Surveys & Reporting

For our Surveys & Reporting, including the below, please refer for details here

– Terminal Reporting

– Safe Loading/Unloading at Anchorage

– Crew injury frequency and lost time

– Fuel Quality Survey

– Other experience sharing

 

Regular circulars / web-updates

– INTERCARGO in the News (please see here)

– 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).

 

Other updates

Please also refer to the respective emailed circulars

and consult the articles on our website https://www.intercargo.org/, where the latest updates are posted on the Homepage under:

IN FOCUS

– LATEST ARTICLES (Noticeboard, Association News, Media Releases)

– and MEMBER NEWS (includes access to industry events);

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 and the Secretariat at info@intercargo.org.

 

Best wishes for a healthy, happy & successful 2022!

Kostas

 

 

 

 

Kostas Gkonis

Secretary General

 

 

 

For the 2021 monthly updates, please see here