The INTERCARGO Secretariat, on behalf of our members, participates in various meetings, working groups and forums.
The INTERCARGO Calendar of events is attached to this page for Members’ reference (login required).
The date and place of INTERCARGO’s semi-annual meetings are organised by the Management Committee and agreed at the prior Executive Committee meeting. INTERCARGO currently holds one set of meetings in Asia in March and one in Europe in October.
The 2023 “autumn” semi-annual INTERCARGO meetings & AGM took place in person, also with virtual participation , in Athens on 23-24 October 2023 – please see here
The 2023 “spring” semi-annual INTERCARGO meetings took place virtually and in person in Dubai on 25-26 May 2023 – please see here
The 2022 “autumn” semi-annual INTERCARGO meetings & AGM took place virtually and in person in Singapore on 24-25 Nov. 2022 – please see here
The 2022 “spring” semi-annual INTERCARGO meetings were held & in person (London) on 31 March-1 April 2022 – please see here
The 2021 “autumn” semi-annual INTERCARGO meetings took place virtually & in person (London) on 14-15 October 2021 – please see here
The 2021 “spring” semi-annual INTERCARGO meetings took place virtually on 11-12 March 2021 – please see here.
The 2020 “autumn” semi-annual INTERCARGO meetings took place virtually on 8-9 October 2020 – please see here.
The 2020 “spring” semi-annual INTERCARGO meetings were cancelled – please see here
The second 2019 semi-annual INTERCARGO meetings took place in Athens on 3-4 October 2019 – see here
The first 2019 semi-annual INTERCARGO meetings took place in Hong Kong on 4-5 March 2019 – see here
The second 2018 semi-annual INTERCARGO meetings took place in London on 1-2 October 2018 – see here
The first 2018 semi-annual INTERCARGO meetings took place in Singapore on 5-6 March 2018 – see here
The second 2017 semi-annual INTERCARGO meetings took place in Athens on 9-10 October 2017 – see here
The first 2017 semi-annual INTERCARGO meetings took place in Hong Kong on 6-7 March 2017 – see here
INTERCARGO hosts two main sets of meetings each year:
the March meetings in Asia: Technical Committee and Executive Committee meetings followed by a presentations’ session on industry topics open to invited members of the shipping community.
the October meetings in Europe: the above meetings and events take place but also the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
On a regular basis, INTERCARGO organises lunchtime briefing sessions / seminars and webinars on our Work Programme for our members and invited representatives of the dry bulk community. Further details are shown below.
If you would like a copy of the presentations given at any of the above events, please contact the secretariat:
List of INTERCARGO-hosted seminars
- “Solutions for Sustainable Dry Bulk Shipping” Forum
on November 23 (see posting here)
- “How drone technology is improving safety in the maritime industry and lays the groundwork for the digitalization of ships’ inspection”;
- “Wind energy for propulsion – benefits for Dry bulk trades”;
- “Environmental regulations affecting dry bulk shipping: Legalities and contractual complications”;
on October 24 (see posting here)
- “Project Blue Visby Solution”;
- “Mastering your EU ETS Compliance Strategy”;
- “Bulk carriers and frequent commodities”;
on May 26 (see posting here)
- “Biofuels in shipping”
on May 19 (see posting here)
- “Latest Mooring Management requirements of Australian ports”
on April 20 (see posting here)
INTERCARGO-hosted webinar: “H.EL.M.E.T., Compliance & Human Element monitoring program” on October 20 (see posting here)
INTERCARGO-hosted webinar: “RightShip’s GHG rating strategy updates” on October 13 (see posting here)
INTERCARGO-hosted webinar: “Peculiarities of the Bulk Trade” planned for September 6 (revised date TBC) (see posting here)
INTERCARGO-hosted webinar: “Decarbonization ambition and practice in China” on February 16 (see posting here)
INTERCARGO-hosted webinar: “ESG in shipping: Challenges and opportunities for the dry bulk sector” on June 8 (see posting here)
INTERCARGO webinar: “DryBMS – Past, Present & Future” on April 22 (see posting here)
INTERCARGO webinar: “DryBMS – explanation and application” on February 17 (see posting here)
INTERCARGO webinar: “40 Years of Accomplishments, 40 Years of Expectations” on January 28 (see posting here)
The third 2018 session of lNTERCARGO lunchtime presentations: at our London office on 31 August (see posting here)
The second 2018 session of lNTERCARGO lunchtime presentations: at our London office on 20 June (see posting here)
The first 2018 session of lNTERCARGO lunchtime presentations: at our London office on 14 Feb. (see posting here)
The fourth 2017 session of lNTERCARGO lunchtime presentations: at our London office on 28 Sept. (see posting here)
The third 2017 session of lNTERCARGO lunchtime presentations: at our London office on 12 July (see posting here)
The second 2017 session of lNTERCARGO lunchtime presentations: at our London office on 24 May (see posting here)
The first 2017 session of lNTERCARGO lunchtime presentations took place at our London office on 17 Feb. (see posting here)
The first lunchtime presentation for 2015 took place on 27 January with Roger Adamson giving a presentation entitled “Futurenautics: Shipping in the Digital Era – Shipping 3.0”
Roger Adamson is the Chief Executive of Futurenautics a wholly independent information resource specifically designed to identify relevant technology trends. Futurenautics provides easily comprehensible, digestible, but controversial and leading-edge insight into the technology trends, research, development, innovation and deployment in shipping.
On 11 February, we were pleased to host Professor Neil Greenberg, who gave a presentation on “Mental health and the seafarer, preparing for and reacting to traumatic incidents, including piracy”.
Professor Greenberg is a consultant occupational and forensic psychiatrist, academic Professor of Mental Health at King’s College, London and the University of Exeter. He is founder and Managing Director of March on Stress, a psychological health consultancy.
The third lunchtime seminar for 2013 was given by Andrew Clifton, SIGTTO General Manager, and was entitled “LNG Ship Safety and What Would Actually Happen if a Terrorist Attacked an LNG Vessel?” . The presentation, which took place on 9 July at the INTERCARGO/INTERTANKO office in London included a history of gas ship evolution, plus an overview of incidents that have taken place onboard gas tankers since their introduction.
The second lunchtime seminar for 2013 took place on Wednesday 26 June at the INTERCARGO/Intertanko office in London, when Karl Lumbers, Risk Management Director, Thomas Miller P&I presented the seminar entitled “UK P&I Club Risk Project – Helping Members Prioritise Risk and Reduce Claims”.
The first presentation for 2013 was held on 7 March when London-based employment lawyers Paul Newdick and Heidi Watson of Clyde & Co presented “Getting to grips with the Maritime Labour Convention”, setting out steps to be taken by owners and operators to help ensure compliance with the forthcoming MLC.
The first presentation for 2012 was held on 14 February when Susie Down, Product Manager at the UK Hydrographic Office, gave the presentation “Challenges in the Transition to Digital Navigation”, and covered issues relating to the use of ECDIS and Electronic Navigation Charts (ENCs).
The second presentation for 2012 was held on 26 June, and was presented by Peter Glover, Senior Associate at Norton Rose. The presentation entitled “Reporting of Incidents, the ISM Code and Privilege” covered incident reporting and documentary requirements, plus commercial considerations for owners, operators and masters.
A copy of the presentation can be found below.
Details of the next lunchtime presentation will be posted here in due course.
The first lunchtime presentation for 2011 took place on 17 January when Glen Forbes and Ryan Wallace, both Directors at ForbesWallace Ltd shared their experiences in dealing with piracy and the importance of information sharing (both militarily and cross-industry) and demonstrated their OCEANUSlive software.
The second presentation for 2011 took place on 14 April when Pete Hatton of the UK Hydrographic Office gave a presentation on “The Importance of Hydrographic Data and Passage Planning”.
On 14 June, the third presentation for 2011 was given by Philip Roche of Norton Rose on “The UK Bribery Act, 2010”.
A copy of the presentation can be found here below.
The fourth and final presentation for 2011, took place on 1 November when Des Upcraft, Lloyd’s Register’s Ice and Cold Operations Business Manager, presented ‘Shipping Activity on the Northern Sea Route’.
INTERCARGO meets regularly with its Round Table partner organisations.
INTERCARGO participates in the Annual Tripartite Forum. The Tripartite refers to a meeting of the three group: Owners, Classification Societies/IACS, and the Shipbuilders Associations of, predominantly, China, Japan and Korea. The purpose of the meeting is to engage in dialogue on issues influencing future regulation and design. Please use the search function on this website to find more information about ‘Tripartite’.
INTERCARGO also represents its Membership in many other international shipping fora and of course at IMO.
Please stay updated also about various conferences & events with the participation or support of INTERCARGO.
See below for the latest INTERCARGO Calendar which provides a summary of the main events and meetings attended by our Association. For older records please contact the Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.