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DryBMS – a quality standard for the dry bulk sector


April 2024 update

During 2023 and 2024, INTERCARGO, and RightShip, as founding partners of the DryBMS self-assessment scheme, continued to work on the establishment of the Dry Bulk Centre of Excellence (DBCE), an independent organisation, formed to provide the management structure behind the day-to-day operation of the DryBMS framework.

Following the successful completion of a testing programme during March 2024, confirming the hosting platform as “fit for purpose”, and the rebranding of the DryBMS website under the DBCE banner, a joint media release took place on April 3rd officially launching DBCE and confirming the appointment of Mr Ian McLeod as Managing Director, who will lead the organisation from its base in London, United Kingdom.

It is envisaged that the programme will be fully functional during May at which point both INTERCARGO and RightShip will hand over the day-to-day operation of DryBMS to the DBCE secretariat and subscribers to DBCE will be able to commence uploading their self-assessments.

Development work continues on the verification assessment system which it is envisaged will be in place during the 2nd quarter 2024.

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