The INTERCARGO Benchmarking Bulk Carriers 2015-16 report has been published.

See link.


Lloyd's Register, the UK P&I Club, and INTERCARGO have produced a pocket guide for ships' officers and agents who arrange cargoes for loading.

This pocket guide outlines the precautions to be taken before accepting solid bulk cargoes for shipment; sets out procedures for safe loading and carriage; details the primary hazards associated with different types of cargo; and underlines the importance of proper cargo declarations. A quick reference checklist and flowchart summarise the steps to be followed.

PDF version of both the pocket guide and flowchart can be downloaded here.

Click here to download the Guidelines on Transitional Measures for Shipowners Selling Ships for Recycling, 2nd Edition 2016.

BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO, supported by NATO Shipping Centre, jointly developed the “Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for Protection against Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea Region”. Click here to download it from the IMO webpage

In complying with MARPOL Annex V, the management of the residues of solid bulk cargoes depends primarily on the classification of a solid bulk cargo as to whether it is harmful to the marine environment (HME) or non-HME. The INTERCARGO General guidance on shippers declaration on cargoes HME properties, version 1.1, Dec 2015 provides necessary information for members reference. Click here to download this document.