Media Release – 13 September 2021
2021 Dry Bulk Shipping video: “Sustainably serving the world’s essential needs”
You may watch the video below or here
INTERCARGO – the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners – unites and promotes quality dry bulk shipping, bringing together more than 220 forward thinking companies from 30 countries.
In 2020, the 40th anniversary of our Association coincided with the unprecedented challenges faced by the shipping industry under COVID-19, which has dominated our lives and those of our seafarers. In 2021, top of the agenda remains the continued lack of universal recognition of seafarers as key workers.
INTERCARGO will continue to stand at the forefront of the challenges faced by the bulk carrier sector and represent the views of quality owners and operators. We are proud that our sector, dry bulk shipping, is committed to the safe transportation of the world’s essential needs – sustainably.
Please view and share the video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt6SyFucf-E
International shipping is vital for the global economy and prosperity as it transports approximately 90% of world trade. The dry bulk sector is the largest shipping sector in terms of number of ships and deadweight. Dry bulk carriers account for 43% of the world fleet (in tonnage) and carry an estimated 55% of the global transport work.
The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO) unites and promotes quality dry bulk shipping, bringing together more than 220 forward thinking companies from 30 countries and representing close to 25% by deadweight of the global dry bulk fleet. INTERCARGO convened for the first time in 1980 in London and has been participating with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) since 1993.
INTERCARGO provides the forum where dry bulk shipowners, managers and operators are informed about, discuss, and share concerns on key topics and regulatory challenges, especially in relation to safety, the environment, and operational excellence. The Association takes forward its Members’ positions to IMO, as well as to other shipping and international industry fora, having free and fair competition as a principle.
To learn more about INTERCARGO, please visit our website: www.intercargo.org