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2024 Monthly updates of Secretariat activities

June 2024

Dear Members of INTERCARGO,

 

As May is coming to its end, a brief review follows of our Association’s latest and upcoming activities:

Membership updates;

INTERCARGO’s next semi-annual meetings;

Calendar of meetings & events;

Media releases / Public communications;

Publications-reports-papers;  

Web-posted updates / INTERCARGO’s Work Programme;

Members’ Surveys & Reporting;

Regular circulars;

Other updates.

 

In more detail:

 

Membership updates

New members in May 2024:

– S&P Global Commodity Insights (Associate)

 

New Members joining in 2024 are listed here.

 

INTERCARGO’s recent semi-annual meetings in Tokyo

INTERCARGO’s 2024 “spring” semi-annual meetings took place with great success in person, and also with remote participation, at the Kaiun Club in Tokyo on 20-21 May 2024:

  • Executive Committee Meeting on Tuesday 21 May – please find the slides, other supporting material, and photos here
  • Presentations session on Tuesday 21 May – please find the slides and photos here
  • Technical Committee Meeting on Monday 20 May

Our Association was honoured to host at its functions, along with its members, many guests from Japan and abroad. INTERCARGO representatives also paid courtesy visits to local member companies and other industry stakeholders and organisations.

Kindly note that the minutes of the meetings, along with any further supporting material and photos, will be circulated and also uploaded on the above webposts soonest.

 

Calendar of meetings & events  

– IMO MARITIME SAFETY COMMITTEE (MSC 108) (May 15-24)

– (upcoming) IMO SUB-COMMITTEE ON NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATIONS AND SEARCH AND RESCUE (NCSR 11) (June 4-13)

– (upcoming) POSIDONIA 2024 EXHIBITION & EVENTS (ongoing to June 7)

 

For an account of recent/upcoming meetings & events, please refer to the calendar (latest update as of May 31st, posted on this webpage)

 

Media releases / Public communications

– At INTERCARGO meetings in Tokyo, safety and decarbonisation were key issues for members (May 31) – please see here

 

You may follow INTERCARGO’s communications on LinkedIn here

You may view all INTERCARGO’s Media releases / Public communications here

For media coverage of our Association, please refer to “INTERCARGO in the News” updates here

 

Publications, reports & papers

– NEW INTERCARGO Benchmarking Report 2023-2024 – please see here

NEW INTERCARGO Bulk Carrier Casualty Report 2014-2023 – please see here

INTERCARGO ESG Review 2024 – please see here

INTERCARGO Submissions to IMO in 2024 – please see here

– INTERCARGO Annual Review 2022-2023 – please see here

– video “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 Work Programme

– Incidents & Casualties – please see here

– Cyber Risks – please see here

– Other Legislation – please see here

– Technical Updates – 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

– Other experience sharing

 

Regular circulars

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

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

– Selected News Headlines (weekly, also posted here)

– INTERCARGO in the News (please see here)

– Technical Updates (posted here)

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

 

Other updates

Please also refer to our Association’s circulars shared via regular 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 2024

Dear Members of INTERCARGO,

 

Wishing you a nice month of May,

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

Membership updates;

INTERCARGO’s next semi-annual meetings;

Calendar of meetings & events;

Media releases / Public communications;

Publications-reports-papers;  

Web-posted updates / INTERCARGO’s Work Programme;

Members’ Surveys & Reporting;

Regular circulars;

Other updates.

 

In more detail:

 

Membership updates

New members in April 2024:

– Alma Shipmanagement & Trading S.A.

– Aderco International S.A. (Associate)

 

New Members joining in 2024 are listed here.

 

INTERCARGO’s spring semi-annual meetings

The INTERCARGO 2024 “spring” semi-annual meetings will take place in person, also with virtual participation, at the Kaiun Club in Tokyo on 20-21 May 2024:

  • Technical Committee Meeting on Monday 20 May
  • Dinner reception on Monday 20 May
  • Executive Committee Meeting on Tuesday 21 May – please refer to Agenda here
  • Presentations session on Tuesday 21 May

Registrations have been extended until May 10, please see here, where accommodation and other relevant information are also posted.

 

Calendar of meetings & events  

– IMO Facilitation Committee (FAL 48) (April 8-12) – please refer here

– IMO Legal Committee (LEG 111) (April 22-26) – please refer here

– (upcoming) IMO MARITIME SAFETY COMMITTEE (MSC 108) (May 15-24)

 

For a complete account of recent/upcoming meetings & events, please refer to the calendar (latest update as of May 1st, posted on this webpage)

 

Media releases / Public communications

ESG provides a roadmap for dry bulk shipping says INTERCARGO as it publishes first ESG Review (April 30) – please see here

– (Joint) INTERCARGO and RightShip launch Dry Bulk Centre of Excellence (April 3) – please see here

 

You may follow INTERCARGO’s communications on LinkedIn here

You may view all INTERCARGO’s Media releases / Public communications here

For media coverage of our Association, please refer to “INTERCARGO in the News” updates here

 

Publications, reports & papers

NEW INTERCARGO ESG Review 2024 – please see here

UPDATED INTERCARGO Submissions to IMO in 2024 – please see here

– INTERCARGO Annual Review 2022-2023 – please see here

– INTERCARGO Bulk Carrier Casualty Report 2013-2022 – please see here

INTERCARGO Benchmarking Report 2022-2023 – please see here

video “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 Work Programme

– About ESG – please see here

– Cargoes / Liquefaction – please see here

– Security / Piracy – please see here

– Incidents & Casualties – please see here

– Emissions – please see here

– Ports & Terminals – please see here

– Training, Manpower & Human Element – please see here

– IMO – please see here

– Other Legislation – please see here

– Misc. issues – please see here

– Technical Updates – 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

– Bunker sampling survey

– Other experience sharing

 

Regular circulars

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

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

– Selected News Headlines (weekly, also posted here)

– INTERCARGO in the News (please see here)

– Technical Updates (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 via regular 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 2024

Dear Members of INTERCARGO,

 

Wishing you a nice month of April,

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

Membership updates;

INTERCARGO’s next semi-annual meetings;

Calendar of meetings & events;

Media releases / Public communications;

Publications-reports-papers;  

Web-posted updates / INTERCARGO’s Work Programme;

Members’ Surveys & Reporting;

Regular circulars;

Other updates.

 

In more detail:

 

Membership updates

New members in March 2024:

– Ascenz Marorka (Associate)

 

New Members joining in 2024 are listed here.

 

INTERCARGO’s spring semi-annual meetings

The INTERCARGO 2024 “spring” semi-annual meetings will take place in person, also with virtual participation, at the Kaiun Club in Tokyo on 20-21 May 2024:

  • Technical Committee Meeting & Dinner reception on Monday 20 May
  • Executive Committee Meeting & Presentations session on Tuesday 21 May

Registrations are still open, please see here, where accommodation and other relevant information are also posted.

 

Calendar of meetings & events  

– IMO Sub-Committee On Ship Systems And Equipment (SSE 10) (March 4-8) – please refer here

– IMO Intersessional Working Group On GHG Reduction From Ships (ISWG-GHG 16)  (March 11-15) – please refer here

– IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 81) (March 18-22) – please refer here

– (upcoming) IMO Facilitation Committee (FAL 48) (April 8-12)

– (upcoming) IMO Legal Committee (LEG 111) (April 22-26)

 

For a complete account of recent/upcoming meetings & events, please refer to the calendar (latest update as of April 1st, posted on this webpage)

 

Media releases / Public communications

– INTERCARGO statement on attacks on merchant ships (March 20) – please see here

– (Joint Media Release) Attack on MV True Confidence (March 6) – please see here

– launch of the ‘Together in Safety’ Golden Safety Rules (March 4) – please see here

 

You may follow INTERCARGO’s communications on LinkedIn here

You may view all INTERCARGO’s Media releases / Public communications here

For media coverage of our Association, please refer to “INTERCARGO in the News” updates here

 

Publications, reports & papers

– UPDATED INTERCARGO Submissions to IMO in 2024 – please see here

– INTERCARGO Annual Review 2022-2023 – please see here

– INTERCARGO Bulk Carrier Casualty Report 2013-2022 – please see here

INTERCARGO Benchmarking Report 2022-2023 – please see here

video “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 Work Programme

– Technical Updates – please see here

– Cargoes / Liquefaction – please see here

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

– Security / Piracy – please see here

– Ballast Water – please see here

– Emissions – please see here

– IMO – 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

– Bunker sampling survey

– Other experience sharing

 

Regular circulars

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

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

– Selected News Headlines (weekly, also posted here)

– INTERCARGO in the News (please see here)

– Technical Updates (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 2024

Dear Members of INTERCARGO,

 

Wishing you a nice month of March,

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

Membership updates;

INTERCARGO’s next semi-annual meetings;

Calendar of meetings & events;

Media releases / Public communications;

Publications-reports-papers;  

Web-posted updates / INTERCARGO’s Work Programme;

Members’ Surveys & Reporting;

Regular circulars;

Other updates.

 

In more detail:

 

Membership updates

New members in January 2024 (with apologies for the omission last month):

– Polembros Bulkers Inc

– Sea Vision Shipping Inc

 

New members in February 2024:

– Marine Media Enterprises (Associate)

 

New Members joining in 2024 are listed here.

 

INTERCARGO’s spring semi-annual meetings

The 2024 “spring” semi-annual INTERCARGO meetings will take place in person, also with virtual participation, at the Kaiun Club in Tokyo on 20-21 May 2024:

  • Technical Committee Meeting & Dinner reception on Monday 20 May
  • Executive Committee Meeting & Presentations session on Tuesday 21 May

Registrations have opened, please see here, where accommodation and other relevant information are also posted.

 

Calendar of meetings & events  

– IMO SUB-COMMITTEE ON POLLUTION PREVENTION AND RESPONSE (PPR 11) (Feb. 19-23) – please refer here

– IMO SUB-COMMITTEE ON HUMAN ELEMENT, TRAINING AND WATCHKEEPING (HTW 10) (Feb. 5-9) – please refer here

– (upcoming) IMO Sub-Committee On Ship Systems And Equipment (SSE 10) (March 4-8)

– (upcoming) IMO Intersessional Working Group On GHG Reduction From Ships (ISWG-GHG 16)  (March 11-15) – about its previous meeting, please refer here

– (upcoming) IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 81) (March 18-22) – about its previous meeting, please refer herehttps://www.intercargo.org/mepc-80/

 

For a complete account of recent/upcoming meetings & events, please refer to the calendar (latest update as of March 1st, posted on this webpage)

 

Media releases / Public communications

– INTERCARGO Statement on the Red Sea (February 28) – please see here

 

You may follow INTERCARGO’s communications on LinkedIn here

You may view all INTERCARGO’s Media releases / Public communications here

For media coverage of our Association, please refer to “INTERCARGO in the News” updates here

 

Publications, reports & papers

INTERCARGO Submissions to IMO in 2024 – please see here

– INTERCARGO Annual Review 2022-2023 – please see here

– INTERCARGO Bulk Carrier Casualty Report 2013-2022 – please see here

INTERCARGO Benchmarking Report 2022-2023 – please see here

video “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 Work Programme

– Technical Updates – please see here

– Security / Piracy – please see here

– Ballast Water – please see here

– Emissions – please see here

– Ports & Terminals – please see here

– Training, Manpower & Human Element – please see here

– IMO – 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

– Bunker sampling survey

– Other experience sharing

 

Regular circulars

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

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

– Selected News Headlines (weekly, also posted here)

– INTERCARGO in the News (please see here)

– Technical Updates (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 2024

Dear Members of INTERCARGO,

 

Wishing you a nice month of February,

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

Membership updates;

INTERCARGO’s next semi-annual meetings;

Calendar of meetings & events;

Media releases / Public communications;

Publications-reports-papers;  

Web-posted updates / INTERCARGO’s Work Programme;

Members’ Surveys & Reporting;

Regular circulars;

Other updates.

 

In more detail:

 

Membership updates

New members in January 2024:

– Argo Navis Engineers Ltd. (Associate)

 

An overview of membership evolution to end 2023 can be viewed here.

New Members joining in 2024 are listed here.

 

INTERCARGO’s spring semi-annual meetings

The 2024 “spring” semi-annual INTERCARGO meetings will take place in person, also with virtual participation , at the Kaiun Club in Tokyo on 20-21 May 2024:

  • Technical Committee Meeting & Dinner reception on Monday 20 May
  • Executive Committee Meeting & Presentations session on Tuesday 21 May

About Accommodation and other relevant information, please see here.

 

Calendar of meetings & events  

– IMO SUB-COMMITTEE ON SHIP DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (SDC 10) (January 22-26) – please refer here.

– (upcoming) IMO SUB-COMMITTEE ON HUMAN ELEMENT, TRAINING AND WATCHKEEPING (HTW 10) (Feb. 5-9)

– (upcoming) ECSA SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE MEETING (Feb. 15-16)

– (upcoming) IMO SUB-COMMITTEE ON POLLUTION PREVENTION AND RESPONSE (PPR 11) (Feb. 19-23)

– (upcoming) IMO EDITORIAL AND TECHNICAL GROUP (E&T 40) (Feb. 26-Mar.1)

 

For a complete account of recent/upcoming meetings & events, please refer to the calendar (latest update as of February 1st, posted on this webpage)

 

Media releases / Public communications

– INTERCARGO Statement on Safety of Seafarers (January 23) – please see here

 

You may view all INTERCARGO’s Media releases / Public communications here

You may follow INTERCARGO’s communications on LinkedIn here

For media coverage of our Association, please refer to “INTERCARGO in the News” updates here

 

Publications, reports & papers

– NEW INTERCARGO Submissions to IMO in 2024 – please see here

– INTERCARGO Annual Review 2022-2023 – please see here

– INTERCARGO Bulk Carrier Casualty Report 2013-2022 – please see here

INTERCARGO Benchmarking Report 2022-2023 – please see here

video “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 Work Programme

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

– Piracy – please see here

– Emissions – please see here

– Ballast Water – please see here

– IMO – please see here

– Technical Updates – 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

– Bunker sampling survey

– Other experience sharing

 

Regular circulars

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

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

– Selected News Headlines (weekly, also posted here)

– INTERCARGO in the News (please see here)

– Technical Updates (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

 

 

January 2024

Dear Members of INTERCARGO,

 

Warmest wishes on behalf of our Secretariat for the New Year 2024!

Please refer to INTERCARGO Chairman’s 2024 Welcome message.

 

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

Membership updates;

INTERCARGO’s next semi-annual meetings;

Calendar of meetings & events;

Media releases / Public communications;

Publications-reports-papers;  

Web-posted updates / INTERCARGO’s Work Programme;

Members’ Surveys & Reporting;

Regular circulars;

Other updates.

 

In more detail:

 

Membership updates

New members through to 2024:

– Sea Vision Shipping Inc

– Polembros Bulkers Inc

New Members joining in 2024 are listed here.

 

New members in December 2023:

– Pioneer Marine Hellas

– Resolve Marine Inc (Associate)

New Members that joined in 2023 are listed here.

 

INTERCARGO’s spring semi-annual meetings

The 2024 “spring” semi-annual INTERCARGO meetings will take place in person, also with virtual participation , in Tokyo on 20-21 May 2024 – please see here.

 

Calendar of meetings & events  

– IACS JOINT INDUSTRY WORKING GROUP ON TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVELS (January 16)

– ECSA INTERNAL WORKSHOP ON FUELEU MARITIME WITH DG CLIMA (January 16)

– IMO SUB-COMMITTEE ON SHIP DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (SDC 9) (January 22-26)

 

For a complete account of recent/upcoming meetings & events, please refer to the calendar (latest update as of January 9, posted on this webpage)

 

Media releases / Public communications

– INTERCARGO Statement on Red Sea attacks (December 19) – please see here

 

You may view all INTERCARGO’s Media releases / Public communications here

You may follow INTERCARGO’s communications on LinkedIn here

For media coverage of our Association, please refer to “INTERCARGO in the News” updates here

 

Publications, reports & papers

– INTERCARGO Annual Review 2022-2023 – please see here

INTERCARGO Submissions to IMO in 2023 – please see here

– INTERCARGO Bulk Carrier Casualty Report 2013-2022 – please see here

INTERCARGO Benchmarking Report 2022-2023 – please see here

video “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 Work Programme

– Piracy – please see here

– Emissions – please see here

– IMO – please see here

– Misc. issues – please see here

– Technical Updates – 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

– Bunker sampling survey

– Other experience sharing

 

Regular circulars

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

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

– Selected News Headlines (weekly, also posted here)

– INTERCARGO in the News (please see here)

– Technical Updates (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

 

 

 

For the 2023 monthly updates, please see here