The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO) is representing the interests of quality dry cargo shipowners. INTERCARGO convened for the first time in 1980 in London and has been participating with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) since 1993.
INTERCARGO provides the forum where dry bulk shipowners, managers and operators are informed about, discuss and share concerns on key topics and regulatory challenges, especially in relation to safety, the environment and operational excellence. The Association takes forward its Members’ positions to the IMO, as well as to other shipping and international industry fora, having free and fair competition as a principle.
INTERCARGO is committed to safety and quality in ship operations, with a focus on operational efficiency and the protection of the marine environment
INTERCARGO encourages the adoption of a zero tolerance policy regarding illegal wildlife trade and would also support in its capacity:
– information sharing and detection
– practical measures to stop the transportation of illegal wildlife product
– new mechanisms tackling illegal wildlife trade
The incumbent Chairman of INTERCARGO is Mr. Dimitris J. Fafalios.
INTERCARGO’s Members predominantly operate Bulk Carriers in the international dry bulk trades, such as coal, grain, iron ore and other bulk commodities. INTERCARGO’s main role is to work with our Members, the Regulators and other Shipping Associations to ensure that shipping operates safely, efficiently, and in an environmentally sound way. INTERCARGO actively participates in the development of global legislation through the International Maritime Organization and other international bodies.
INTERCARGO’s Work Programme (please refer to TOPICS on the main menu on this website) covers the most important issues affecting dry bulk shipowners.
Please refer to INTERCARGO’s Constitution to read the objectives of INTERCARGO and information on the Management and functioning o f the Association.
You may view INTERCARGO’s Annual Review for 2018/2019 at this link.
INTERCARGO is the brainchild of Antony J. Chandris who pursued a vision of creating a forum which would draw together individual dry cargo shipowners for the common benefit: a forum where matters of mutual interest and concern could be discussed and resolved. The first General Meeting of the Association took place on 23rd April, 1980 in London.
- Please refer to the 2020 anniversary publication “INTERCARGO – The First 40 Years“
INTERCARGO Chairmen, Vice-Chairmen, and Secretary Generals
|Period||Chairman||Vice Chairmen||Secretary General / Director|
|2019 to date||Dimitris Fafalios||Jay K Pillai||Kostas G. Gkonis (2016 to date)|
|2016 – 2018||John Platsidakis||Jay K Pillai|
|2014 – 2016||John Platsidakis||Jay K Pillai||David H. Tongue (2014-2016)|
|2013 – 2014||John Platsidakis||Nicky Pappadakis||Rob Lomas (2008-2014)|
|2005 – 2012||Nicky Pappadakis||John Platsidakis|
|Giuseppe Bottiglieri||Roger Holt (1999-2008)|
|2000 – 2005||Frederick Chavalit Tsao||Gian C Savasta|
|1999 – 2000||Frederick Chavalit Tsao||Peter Cowling|
|Gian C Savasta|
|1998 – 1998||Sverre Tidemand||Peter Cowling||Bruce Farthing (1985-1998)|
|Gian C Savasta|
|1996 – 1998||Sverre Tidemand||Peter Cowling|
|1995 – 1996||Spyros Polemis||Sverre Tidemand|
|1994 – 1995||Spyros Polemis||Tak Wakasugi|
|1993 – 1994||Dr Frank Chao||Spyros Polemis|
|1991 – 1993||Dr Frank Chao||Spyros Polemis|
|1990 – 1991||Dr Frank Chao||Carl Schrumpf|
|1987 – 1990||Menis Karageorgis||Dr Frank Chao|
|1986 – 1987||Menis Karageorgis||Dr Frank Chao|
|1985 – 1986||Morten Werring||Menis Karageorgis|
|Dr Frank Chao|
|1980 – 1985||Christer Salen||Antony Chandris|