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-NOVEMBER 2017-

Dear Members of INTERCARGO,

 

As November came to its end, may I review the below:

Membership update; Our latest Committees meetings;

Regular Circulars; Technical/Operational/other circulars;

Upcoming events; Our website.

In more detail:

 

Membership update

New Full and Associate members joined in November:

– KONKAR SHIPPING AGENCIES SA

– KRISTEN MARINE SA

– SAMOS STEAMSHIP CO

– VITA MANAGEMENT SA

 

– SCHOOL OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE & MARINE ENGINEERING of NTUA (Associate)

– GALAL ISMAIL SHIPPING CO LTD (Associate)

 

New 2017 Members that joined in Q4 are listed here, and also in Q1 here , in Q2 here and in Q3 here.

 

Also existing Members have been adding significant number of ships.

As a result Our Association so far in 2017 has seen

– Registered ships increase by 56% – we count now #1,599 ships (with a total tonnage of 147 mil. dwt)

– Full members increase by >40% – we count now 110 Full Members; and also 76 Associate Members (incl. Reciprocal)

Also our LinkedIn followers are up >50% (follow us here)!

 

Many thanks to our existing Members for registering more ships with us

and to new Members joining: you are all enhancing our Association’s representation and strength.

 

Our latest Committees meetings

The semi-annual INTERCARGO meetings in Athens on 9-10 October 2017 – see here – with remarkable participation.

The information material relating to each meeting can be found at the following links

Executive Committee

Technical Committee

Annual General Meeting

Presentations Session

 

Regular Circulars

Selected News Headlines (weekly, also posted here)

Dry bulk trade and fleet update (monthly, also posted here)

INTERCARGO CALENDAR with upcoming events (monthly, also posted here)

– the present update of Secretariat activities & upcoming ones (monthly, also posted here)

 

Technical/Operational/other circulars

(most TC ones are for TechCom members only; some are reserved for Full Members only)

– NACE International PSPC Review – Update – Results (dated 02.11)

– Regulatory Timeline update (dated 07.11) (see also here)

– UPDATE ON THE INTERNATIONAL SAFETY GUIDE FOR BULK CARRIERS AND TERMINALS  (IGSGBT) (TC, dated 20.11)

– Rightship Webinar on Qi to INTERCARGO Members: December 5th (dated 21.11) – see also here

Amount of time spent in Heavy Ballast for BC-A Bulk Carriers under 200m in length (TC, dated 24.11)

BALLAST WATER SYSTEM DATABASE – REVISED  FORM (TC, dated 27.11)

Benchmarking PSC Regimes (dated 28.11)

 

Upcoming events

– Exclusive Webinar for Full Members : December 5th – see here

– INTERCARGO Open House on Dec. 15 (registrations by Dec. 8) – see here

– The INTERCARGO CALENDAR with upcoming events can be found here.

 

INTERCARGO website

Take note of latest updates under IN FOCUS, LATEST ARTICLES, and MEMBER NEWS on our homepage https://www.intercargo.org/

and navigate the MENU (top of page) for other topics and older articles.

 

For any question or clarification on the above, do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Best regards

Kostas

 

Dr Kostas G. GKONIS

Secretary General

 

 

October 2017

Dear Members of INTERCARGO,

As October came to its end, may I review the below:

Membership update; Our Committees meetings;

IMO meetings; Media Releases; Various circulars;

Upcoming events; New website / emailing.

In more detail:

 

Membership update

New Full Members joined in October:

– Chios Navigation (Hellas) Ltd.

– Eagle Shipping International (USA) LLC

– Gleamray Maritime Inc

– Orpheus Marine Transport Corporation

– Target Marine SA

New 2017 Members that joined in Q4 are listed here, and also in Q1 here . in Q2 here, & in Q3 here.

Also existing Members have been adding significant number of ships.

As a result Our Association so far in 2017 has seen

– Registered ships increase by 54% – we count now #1,574 ships (with a total tonnage of 145 mil. dwt)

– Full members increase by >30% – we count now 106 Full Members; and also 64 Associate Members.

Also our LinkedIn followers are up 45% (follow us here)!

 

Many thanks to our existing Members for registering more ships with us

and to new Members joining: you are all enhancing our Association’s representation and strength.

 

Our Committees meetings

The semi-annual INTERCARGO meetings in Athens on 9-10 October 2017 – see here – with remarkable participation.

The information material relating to each meeting can be found at the following links

Executive Committee

Technical Committee

Annual General Meeting

Presentations Session

 

IMO meetings with Secretariat participation

– the 2nd “INTERSESSIONAL MEETING OF THE WORKING GROUP ON REDUCTION OF GHG (GreenHouse Gas) EMISSIONS FROM SHIPS”.

You may refer to this link.

 

Media Releases

– Persisting industry challenges remain at the top of the INTERCARGO agenda while its Membership increases drastically” – see here.

– “On the tragic loss of EMERALD STAR” – see here.

– “Shipping Industry ‘broadly satisfied’ with IMO progress on CO2 strategy – but much work still to be done” – see here.

 

Technical/Operational/other circulars

(most TC ones are for TechCom members only; some are reserved to Full Members only)

FOREIGN FLAGGED VESSELS CALLING AT BRAZILIAN PORTS (TC, dated 03.10)

Bulk carrier incidents in 2016 and 2017 and analysis (dated 04.10)

LNG-Fuelled Bulk Carriers (dated 05.10)

Update on counter-piracy development (dated 05.10)

Update on counter-piracy development – Indian Navy thwarted a piracy attempt on an Indian flagged cargo ship (dated 06.10)

ExCom / TechCom / AGM meetings on 9-10 October 2017 (dated 12.10)

– Update on ship-terminal reporting (dated 12.10)

– CASUALTY EMERALD STAR – REPORTED LOADED WITH INDONESIAN NICKEL ORE (dated 13.10)

BAUXITE “DYNAMIC SEPARATION” (TC, dated 17.10)

– Summary of piracy incidents in Jan-Sept 2017 (dated 17.10)

Impact of the upgraded Panama Canal on bulk carrier sector (dated 18.10)

– Domestic emission control areas (ECAs) in China – early implementation of requirements (dated 19.10)

– Rightship feedback to INTERCARGO on Qi (dated 20.10)

– Ship Operations Costs (dated 27.10)

– Brief on the outcome of the IMO Intersessional Working Group on GHG emissions (dated 27.10)

– About BMSA – Bulk Carrier Management & Self-Assessment (dated 31.10)

 

Upcoming events

The INTERCARGO CALENDAR with upcoming events can be found here.

 

New INTERCARGO website / emailing

Your feedback and comments are very welcome for its further improvement.

Some emailing issues have been observed (irrelevant to the website) and our external IT support has been trying to resolve.

 

For any question or clarification on the above, do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Best regards

Kostas

 

Dr Kostas G. GKONIS

Secretary General

 

September 2017

 

Dear Members of INTERCARGO,

As September came to its end, may I review the below:

Membership update; Our upcoming Committees meetings;

IMO sub-committees; Technical/Operational/other circulars; Latest seminar;

External relations meetings;  Regulatory timeline; New website.

In more detail:

 

Membership update

New Full and Associate members joined in September:

– Canfornav Inc.

– Empire Bulkers Ltd

– Greathorse International Ship Management Co., Ltd

– Pavimar SA

– Spring Marine Bulk SA

– Teh-Hu Cargocean Management Co. Ltd

– Transmed Shipping Ltd

– United Bulk Carriers International S.A.

 

– Envirocleanse LLC (Associate member)

 

New 2017 Members that joined in Q3 are listed here, and also in Q1 here & in Q2 here.

 

Also existing Members have been adding significant number of ships.

As a result Our Association so far in 2017 has seen

– Registered ships increase by 45% – we have now passed the #1,500 ships threshold (with a total tonnage of 138 mil. Dwt)

– Full members increase by >30%

Also our LinkedIn followers are up 33% (follow us here)!

 

Many thanks to our existing Members for registering more ships with us

and to new Members joining: you are all enhancing our Association’s representation and strength.

 

Our Committees meetings

Next week we are holding our ExCom, TechCom, AGM (Athens on 9-10 October 2017) with great participation (all events are now fully booked).

Relevant info is uploaded on our website here.

 

IMO sub-committees meetings with Secretariat participation

– On Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (refer to Circular below – CCC4)

– On Implementation of IMO Instruments (refer to Circular below – III 4)

 

Technical/Operational/other circulars

(most TC ones are for TechCom members only)

Lifeboat related issues – IMO circulars and resolutions (dated 01.09)

– Domestic emission control areas (ECAs) in China – early implementation of requirements (dated 01.09)

– List of certificates to be carried on board and Guidelines for electronic certificates (dated 04.09)

– AMENDMENTS TO THE IMSBC CODE 04-17 (TC, dated 05.09)

– Update on ship-terminal reporting, v.8 (dated 06.09)

Counter-piracy operations – Convoys Advisory and Maritime Security Transit Corridor (MSTC) (dated 07.09)

– INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON CARRIAGE OF BAUXITE IN BULK (TC, dated 14.09)

– INTERCARGO BRIEF ON THE IMO  SUB-COMMITTEE ON CARRIAGE OF CARGOES AND CONTAINERS (CCC 4) (TC, dated 21.09 & update 29.09)

Outcome of III 4 – PSC issues, PRFs, HSSC & lessons learned from casualties (dated 29.09)

LIQUEFACTION OF BULK CARGOES SEMINAR (dated 29.09)

INTERCARGO CALENDAR with upcoming events (can also be found here)

 

Latest seminar

The fourth 2017 session of lunchtime presentations took place at our London office:

“Best Practices for Operation of Ballast Water Management Systems” presentation by ABS on 28 September 2017 – see here.

 

External relations meetings

– Round Table Chairmen meeting

– Courtesy visit to our offices by IACS Incoming Chairman – Mr Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen

– Courtesy meetings with Secretary Generals of Paris MoU, Indian Ocean MoU, Tokyo MoU

 

Regulatory timeline

In view of the regulatory front changing picture, after IMO’s decisions’ in the last months,

the “Regulatory timeline” may assist you in keeping pace with developments – see here.

 

New INTERCARGO website

The new website of our Association was launched – same address: www.intercargo.org

The purposes of this revamp is to make it more user friendly & – turn it into a reference hub for all members.

The following period will be one of transition and improvement in the website’s content and structure from the Secretariat,

and most of all your feedback and comments will be very welcome.

 

For any question or clarification on the above, do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Best regards

Kostas

 

Dr Kostas G. GKONIS

Secretary General

 

August 2017

Dear Members of INTERCARGO,

 

As August came to its end, may I review the below:

Membership update; M.V. Baltic Sea visit; Our Committees meetings;

Technical/Operational/other circulars; Upcoming seminars; Regulatory timeline.

In more detail:

 

Membership update

New Full and Associate members joined in July:

– KLAVENESS SHIP MANAGEMENT AS

– IMGC Group (Associate member)

You may see all new 2017 Members that joined in Q3 here, and also in Q1 here & in Q2 here.

 

Our Association so far in 2017 has seen

– Registered ships increase by > 30%

– Full members increase by 20%

Our Association has (co-)sponsored 7 papers submitted to IMO, 7 media releases, and has enjoyed numerous references in maritime media; also our LinkedIn followers are up 30% (follow us here)!

Many thanks to our existing Members for registering more ships with us

and to new Members joining: you are all enhancing our Association’s representation and strength.

 

Pacific Basin’s M.V. Baltic Sea received Secretariat visit

MV Baltic Sea of INTERCARGO Member Pacific Basin kindly received aboard members of our Secretariat – see here.

 

Our Committees meetings

Be reminded that our next ExCom, TechCom, AGM will be taking place in Athens on 9-10 October 2017.

The Presentations Session Agenda is attached (Tuesday 10 October – 14:00-17:00).

Registrations continue here (Accommodation forms have already been circulated but you may ask again from the Secretariat).

 

Technical/Operational/other circulars

(refer to circular number; most TC ones are for TechCom members only)

– Update on special inspection on bulk carrier by China MSA from 15 June to 31 December 2017 (IC1797-1)

CO2 systems and fire safety (IC17116)

Enclosed space entry – PSC CIC findings, Fatalities and Guidance (IC17117)

Piracy and Security Threats – Navy Guidance on transits through the Bab El Mandeb (BeM) and associated waters (IC17118)

– Impact of the upgraded Panama Canal on bulk carrier sector (IC17118b)

Stowaway incidents and ports between 2010-2017 (IC17120)

Update of ECDIS software – feedback sought from members (IC17100-1)

Ballast Water Round Table event invite (IC 1738)

– Update of ECDIS software – Guidance from Liberia (IC17100-2)

– Update on PSC issues – ECDIS items to be checked by USCG (IC1793-3)

INTERCARGO CALENDAR with upcoming events (attached again)

 

Upcoming seminars

– “Best Practices for Operation of Ballast Water Management Systems” presentation at our London office by ABS on 28 September 2017 – see here.

– “BWTS Round-Table for Ship Owners” in Virginia, USA: 26 September 2017 – see here.

 

Regulatory timeline

In view of the regulatory front changing picture, after IMO’s decisions’ in the last months,

the attached (again) “Regulatory timeline” may assist you in keeping pace with developments.

 

Latest updates

As always latest updates (articles, news, etc) are shown on our website homepage https://www.intercargo.org/

More postings to be found e.g. under ‘Our work’ and under Association news: SEE NEW WEBSITE

(our new website is expected to be launched in September).

 

For any question or clarification on the above, do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Best regards

Kostas

 

 

Dr Kostas G. GKONIS

Secretary General

July 2017

Dear Members of INTERCARGO,

 

As July is coming to its end, may I review the below:

Association record 2017 YTD; Membership update; Our Committees meetings;

IMO MEPC 71 meeting;  regulatory timeline; presentation by BV;

Technical/Operational/other circulars; Upcoming.

In more detail:

 

Our Association so far in 2017 (see also here)

– Registered ships increased by > 30%

– Full members increased by ~20%

Our Association has (co-)sponsored 7 papers submitted to IMO, 7 media releases, and has enjoyed numerous references in maritime media; also our LinkedIn followers are up 30% (follow us here)!

 

Many thanks to our existing Members for registering more ships with us

and to new Members joining: you are all enhancing our Association’s representation and strength.

 

Membership update

New Full and Associate members joined in July:

– DEVBULK

– INTERUNITY MANAGEMENT

– MAESTRO SHIPPING SA

– MARLA SHIPMANAGEMENT INC

– VALERIE SHIP MANAGEMENT LLC

 

– ANDREW MOORE & ASSOCIATES LTD (Associate member)

– LLOYD’S MARITIME INSTITUTE (Reciprocal member)

 

You may see all new 2017 Members that joined in Q3 so far Q3 here, and also in Q1 here & in Q2 here.

 

Our Committees meetings

Be reminded that our next ExCom, TechCom, AGM will be taking place in Athens on 9-10 October 2017.

Registrations are already open here, while reminders with the Accommodation form will follow.

 

IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee MEPC 71 (July 3-7)

You may access our brief on the outcome of this meeting here,

(i.e. in our IMO section  https://www.intercargo.org/topics/imo/ )

 

Regulatory timeline

In view of the regulatory front changing picture, after IMO’s decisions’ in the last months,

the attached – see here–  “Regulatory timeline” may assist you in keeping pace with developments.

 

“LNG fuelled bulk carriers and tankers” presentation by Bureau Veritas

The third 2017 session of lunchtime presentations took place at our London office on 12 July 2017 with great success – see here.

 

Technical/Operational/other circulars

(refer to circular number; most TC ones are for TechCom members only)

– Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships (IC17104)

– Planned new routeing measures at the Entrance to the Baltic Sea (IC17105)

– Convoy arrangements for ships transiting Gulf of Aden (IC17106)

– Be Cyber Aware At Sea (IC17107)

– EU MRV (IC17108)

– BALLAST WATER UPDATE (TC 1735)

– Update on ship-terminal reporting (IC17109)

– Compliance with 2020 Sulphur Content Cap (IC17111)

– CARGO HOLD PREPARATION MATRIX (TC 1736)

– Bulk carrier incidents in 1st half 2017 and analysis (IC17112)

– Double Banking and STS Transfers on Bulk Carriers (IC1761-2)

– BALLAST WATER UPDATE (USCG) (TC 1736)

– INTERCARGO’S COMMENTS ON THE  DRAFT RULE CHANGE PROPOSAL (RCP 1) JANUARY 2017 TO THE COMMON STRUCTURAL RULES (TC 1737)

– Lifeboat related issues and PSC inspections – update (IC17113)

 

Upcoming by mid-Sept.

– IACS incoming Chairman visit to INTERCARGO – Sep. 7

– International Workshop on carriage of bauxite in Bulk at IMO – Sep. 8

– IMO sub-committee on carriage of cargoes and containers – Sep. 11-15

– enjoy your summer holidays!

 

Latest updates

As always latest updates (articles, news, etc) are shown on our website homepage https://www.intercargo.org/

More postings to be found e.g. under ‘Our work’ and under Association news: SEE NEW WEBSITE

(works on our new website are progressing).

 

For any question or clarification on the above, do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Best regards

Kostas

 

 

Dr Kostas G. GKONIS

Secretary General

June 2017

Dear Members of INTERCARGO,

 

As June is coming to its end, may I review the below about

Membership, Media Releases, Our Committees meetings,

IMO MSC 98 meeting, IMO working group on GHG emissions,

Technical/Operational/other circulars, Rightship update, Upcoming in July.

In more detail:

 

Membership update

New Full and Associate members have joined in June:

– AUGUSTEA TECNOSERVICE SLR

– DIANIK BROSS SHIPPING CORPORATION SA

 

– ECOCHLOR (Associate member)

– ANTIPOLLUTION SA (Associate member)

 

Since start of year the number of vessels entered with INTERCARGO

has risen by more than 15%, along with membership, and has now surpassed the 1,250 dry bulkers.

You may see all new 2017 Members that joined in Q1 here & in Q2 here.

 

Thank you all for enhancing our Association’s representation and strength: your continuing support is much valued.

 

Our Committees meetings

Be reminded that our next ExCom, TechCom, AGM will be taking place in Athens on 9-10 October 2017.

Registrations are already open [CLOSED], while reminders with the Accommodation form will follow.

 

Media Releases

  • BWM: Regulation should not distort the market’s level playing field – June 29
  • Celebrating Day of the Seafarer 2017: Seafarers Matter – June 25
  • Joint Round Table Media Release on CO2 emissions –June 22

All our Media Releases can be accessed here: https://www.intercargo.org/news/category/media-releases/

 

Several News about our Association can be found here: https://www.intercargo.org/news/category/association-news/

Our voice is getting stronger and reaching more recipients.

INTERCARGO followers on LinkedIn (join us here) have increased by almost 30% in the last 6 months.

 

IMO Maritime Safety Committee MSC 98 (June 7-16)

You may access our brief on the outcome of this meeting here,

(i.e. in our IMO section https://www.intercargo.org/news/topics/imo/ )

 

IMO Intersessional Working Group on GHG emissions (June 26-30)

A common Round Table position paper was submitted (can be found here , i.e. under Air Emissions section )

The outcome of this meeting will be briefed together with MEPC 71 (July 3-7).

 

Technical/Operational/other circulars

(refer to circular number; most TC ones are for TechCom members only)

– Update on PSC issues (IC1793)

– About Bunker fuels Sulphur Cap post 2020 – see here

– Update on ship-terminal reporting (IC1794)

– Update on piracy activities & follow-up (C1794 & IC1795)

– Cargo residue and compliance with MARPOL Annex V (IC1796)

– Special inspection on bulk carrier by China MSA from 15 June to 31 December 2017 (IC1797)

– Impact assessment of One Belt and One Road Initiative (IC1798)

– Bunkering Week and Ship Emissions Technology Conference 2017 (IC1799)

– Dry bulk shipping: thinking short & long – see here

– Update of ECDIS software (IC17100)

– Update on cyber security – outcome of European Cyber Risk Management Summit (IC17101)

– CO2 emission reduction and ship efficiency (IC17102)

– DRAFT MEPC 71 PRE-BRIEF (TC 1734)

 

Rightship update

Associate Member Rightship has provided a clarification/update of its presentation delivered to INTERCARGO Members

in Hong Kong on 6-7 March.

You can see the update here: note on slide 14 the distribution of “stars” rating:

– left graph is for the global fleet under the previous SVIS rating system

– graphs to the right are under Qi: for global fleet, DRY BULK FLEET, General Cargo Vessels (GCV).

 

As soon as we receive expected further feedback on Qi from Rightship, Members will be notified accordingly.

 

Upcoming in July

– IMO Marine Environment Committee MEPC 71 (July 3-7)

– Korean Register European Committee (July 10)

– “LNG fuelled bulk carriers and tankers” presentation at our London office by Bureau Veritas (July 12) – see here.

 

Latest updates

As always latest updates (articles, news, etc) are shown on our website homepage https://www.intercargo.org/

More postings to be found e.g. under ‘Our work’ and under Association news: OLD LINK

(our website revision is already under way).

 

 

For any question or clarification on the above, do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Best regards

Kostas

 

 

Dr Kostas G. GKONIS

Secretary General

 

May 2017

Dear Members of INTERCARGO,

 

As May comes to its end, may I bring your attention to the below about

Membership, Media Release on BWM, GHG emissions, Fuels 2020 challenge, Committee meetings, Technical/Operational issues,

Upcoming in June. In more detail:

 

2017 Membership update

Existing members have been entering more vessels with INTERCARGO and new full members have joined in May:

– V.GROUP

– SEANERGY MANAGEMENT CORP.

– LOMAR SHIPPING LTD

– LOAD LINE MARINE SA

Since start of year the number of vessels entered with INTERCARGO

has risen by more than 15%, along with membership, and is now approaching 1,250 dry bulkers.

 

As Associate Members have also joined since start of 2017:

– FONASBA (Reciprocal member)

– IMPALA Terminals

– KPI Bridge Oil

– SEA FORCE GROUP

 

Thank you for enhancing our Association’s representation and strength, and your further and continuing support will be much valued.

 

MEDIA RELEASE: BWM Legislation Implementation – Practical problems in need of an answer

Our Media Release has attracted quite some attention in media.

Several citations can be found under our Association News: https://www.intercargo.org/en/news/association-news.html

Our Association’s voice is getting stronger and reaching more recipients.

As an indication INTERCARGO followers on LinkedIn (professional web-network) have increased by 25% in the last 6 months.

 

Green House Gas emissions

A common Round Table position paper has been submitted ahead of IMO MEPC 71 (3-7 July) and the Intersessional meeting the week before.

Both versions can be found here (i.e. under Air Emissions section https://www.intercargo.org/en/work/air-emissions.html )

 

“Future Fuels – the 2020 challenge” presentation and survey

Our Association hosted a very successful presentation session delivered by Lloyd’s Register at our London office on May 24.

Details & the presentation can be found at this link, and the results of our Indicative Survey at this link.

 

Committees meetings

The draft minutes of the latest ExCom meeting can be found here (as revised after your comments),

and of the TechCom here, both to be formally approved at the next meetings.

Be reminded our next ExCom, TechCom, AGM will be taking place in Athens on 9-10 October 2017 (registration will be open very soon).

 

Technical/Operational issues

(refer to circular number; most TC concern TechCom members only)

– SURVEY OF SCRUBBER MANUFACTURERS (TC 1726)

– NACE survey of the effectiveness of PSPC (TC 1728)

– Indian Service Tax (IC 1790)

– COMMON STRUCTURAL RULES – DRAFT RULE CHANGE PROPOSAL (RCP 1) JANUARY 2017 (TC 1729)

– Bulk carrier incidents in 2016 and analysis (IC 1792)

– BALLAST WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM DATABASE (TC 1724)

– EXPLOSION & FIRE ON BULK CARRIER LADEN WITH COAL (TC 1732)

– Piracy Report – Highlights of 1Q2017 and Full Year Report 2016 (IC 1789)

 

Upcoming in June

– IACS industry technical meeting (June 6)

– IMO Maritime Safety Committee MSC 98 (June 7-16)

– Green Award Committee meeting (June 19)

– IMO Intersessional meeting of the Working Group on Reduction of GHG emissions from ships (June 26-30)

 

Latest updates

As always latest updates (articles, news, etc) are shown on our website homepage https://www.intercargo.org/en/

More postings to be found e.g. under ‘Our work’ and under Association news: https://www.intercargo.org/en/news/association-news.html

(in view of our website revision, your suggestions are always welcome).

 

 

For any question or clarification on the above, do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Best regards

Kostas

 

 

Dr Kostas G. GKONIS

Secretary General

April 2017

Dear Members of INTERCARGO,

 

As April is coming to its end,

marked by the tragic loss of STELLAR DAISY (see our April 6 Media Release),

in addition to the circulars you have been receiving,

may I bring to your attention the below about BWM, Emissions, External Relations, Latest updates and Membership:

 

BWM position paper to IMO (+Information paper)

The submission was made after reaching out for support to a number of IMO members and organisations.

Our appreciation goes to “InterManager” for co-sponsoring.

While other stakeholders expressed their understanding for our issues,  the paper was received more positively and oral support to be expected so far

from “BIMCO”, “IACS”, “ICS”, and “Hong Kong, China”.

 

BWM open article

We have promoted an open article to magazines & media, and already circulated:

 

GHG emissions

In continuous exchanges with our industry partners we have been promoting INTERCARGO’s position as discussed in our latest Executive Committee meeting

(the Minutes of that meeting have been prepared and will be made available very soon)

having as priority at this stage a common Round Table position ahead of IMO MEPC 71 in July.

 

External relations

  • The EC has replied  to our January letter regarding the desired alignment between the EU MRV and the IMO global data collection systems. The question is still open and we will be following developments.

 

  • Letters of appreciation have been exchanged with the Secretary for Transport and Housing & the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board, following our recent mutual visits and synergies, with a wish that these will continue.

 

  • A letter has been addressed to the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka regarding the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) south of Dondra Head, Sri Lanka.

 

Latest updates

Latest updates (articles, news, etc) are shown on our website homepage https://www.intercargo.org/en/

More postings to be found e.g. under ‘Our work’

and under Association news: https://www.intercargo.org/en/news/association-news.html

(in view of our website revision, any suggestions always welcome)

 

Membership in 2017 update

So far in 2017, existing members have been entering more vessels with INTERCARGO

and new full members have been adding along their fleets:

– CHINESE MARITIME TRANSPORT

– CYPRUS SEA LINES

– NAVITAS COMPANIA MARITIMA

– NEREUS SHIPPING

– OPTIMUM MARINE MANAGEMENT

– VERGOS MARINE MGT

Thank you for enhancing our Association’s representation and strength, and your further and continuing support will be much valued.

 

We are looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible during our October 9-10 meetings in Athens.

 

For any question or clarification to the above, do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Best regards

Kostas

 

Dr Kostas G. GKONIS

Secretary General