In 2017: –
- Totally 282 ship-terminal interface related reports were added to the INTERCARGO database, with most of them coming directly from the masters of members’ fleet, with appreciation.
- There are entries of 318 ports in 71 countries/regions in the database, as attached “Update on ship-terminal reporting, v.10.1, IC17144, 19Dec 2017”.
The database also records following aspects of negative experiences:
- Inadequate port reception facilities
- Cargo shortage,
- Ports and corruption behaviour of authority officials
- Crew shore leave,
- Depth of berth,
- Length of berth,
In addition to the port by port entries, the attached excel database contains a sheet named “special cases” – it is believed that members would find it useful to assist voyage planning in some countries and regions.