INTERCARGO Media Release – 7 March 2017
Intercargo holds its semi-annual meetings in Hong Kong
“Regulations should achieve their core purpose in the most effective and practical ways possible”
INTERCARGO’s Technical and Executive Committees held their semi-annual meetings on 6 and 7 March, along with a well-attended Gala dinner on first day. This was one more opportunity for INTERCARGO to re-iterate its commitment to a safe, efficient, high quality and environmentally-friendly dry cargo shipping industry and its support for an industry governed by free and fair competition. The meetings were chaired by Chairman John Platsidakis, Vice Chairman Jay K Pillai and Technical Committee Chairman Dimitris Fafalios.
Main topics were the upcoming implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention, the Safe Carriage of Cargoes, Air Emissions, Port State Control transparency and anti-corruption practices, Design Standards for Bulk carriers and related equipment, and inadequate availability of Reception Facilities for cargo residues and cargo hold washings Hazardous to the Marine Environment.
Please refer to the attached file for the full Media Release.