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Urgent video message: “Crew Change – time is running out”

Media Release – 12 June 2020

Chairman Dimitris Fafalios and Vice-Chairmen Jay K Pillai and Spyros Tarasis

send out an urgent message on behalf of INTERCARGO

and our Seafarers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


Please view and share the video link:


About INTERCARGO: International shipping is vital for the global economy and prosperity, as it transports approximately 90% of world trade. The dry bulk sector is the largest shipping sector in terms of number of ships and deadweight. Dry bulk carriers account for 43% of the world fleet (in tonnage) and sail an estimated 55% of the global transport work. The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO) is representing the interests of quality dry bulk 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.