Constitution

 

2.     MEMBERS

2.1       Members are Full Members, Consociate Members, and Associate Members.

Full Members are owners, managers and operators of dry bulk vessels with capacity of 10,000 dwt and above.

Full Members are entitled to attend and participate in the Executive Committees, the Technical Committees and the Annual General Meeting with full voting rights.

Consociate Members are owners, managers and operators of dry bulk vessels with capacity of 9,999 dwt or less.

Consociate members are entitled to attend and participate in the Executive Committees, the Technical Committees and the Annual General Meeting but they do not have any voting rights.

Associate Members are companies providing goods and / or services to the dry cargo shipping industry.

Associate Members are entitled to attend Annual General Meetings plus any sessions such as presentation sessions open to them in other meetings, but they do not have any voting rights.  Associate Members may not attend the Technical and Executive Committee meetings unless expressly invited by the Chairman of the said Committee for specific issues only.

             A sub-category of Associate Membership shall be the “Reciprocal Member” –  normally a not for profit non-governmental association, where INTERCARGO and the Reciprocal Member enjoys a mutual benefit of association operated primarily on a secretariat to secretariat basis. 

2.2       Application to join as a Member

2.2.1   All applications to join INTERCARGO as a Member shall be addressed in writing to the Secretary General containing the following information:- 

  • Names of Company and the person applying on its behalf.
  • Address – registered and actual, and contact details of the person representing the company.
  • Nature of business
  • List of ships to be entered together with their IMO number (Full and Consociate Members only)
  • List of ships owned / operated at the time of application (Full and Consociate Members only)
  • Applicants should confirm acceptance to the following Principle :- 

            “This Applicant has received, reviewed and accepted without any reservation the Constitution of INTERCARGO; is prepared to accept the aims and objectives of  INTERCARGO and the business principle of free, fair and open competition and, in line with INTERCARGO’s Objectives statement, the Applicant is prepared to maintain and strive towards the highest possible standards in terms of safety in ship operations and the protection of the environment whilst engaged in shipping related activities.”

2.2.2   Applications to join INTERCARGO shall be assessed by the Management Committee which shall consider whether the Applicant is likely to support the Objectives of INTERCARGO and enhance its activities. The Management Committee will either approve or reject each application. If such an application for Membership is rejected by the Management Committee, the Applicant may appeal to the Executive Committee for final consideration.

The assessment of an application to join as a Full or Consociate Member will take into account :-

1.         The Port State Control record of the entered fleet.

2.         The general performance of those ships over a three year period whilst under the control of the Applicant.

3.         The performance and standing of the Flag State, Classification Society and P&I Club of the vessel(s) proposed for entry into INTERCARGO.

4.         Any other criteria which could give the Management Committee cause for concern that the Applicant or the vessel(s) proposed for entry would not meet the standards of INTERCARGO membership.

The Secretary General shall communicate the opinion of the Management Committee to the Applicant.

2.3       INTERCARGO shall keep a list of entered vessels and is entitled to use and advertise such a list for purposes agreed by the Management Committee including but not limited to listings on appropriate Quality and Vetting websites such as Equasis where the posting of information is in furtherance of the INTERCARGO Objectives.