(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The period covered by this Review (Sep 2019 â Aug 2020) has been marked by the impact of coronavirus and the unprecedented disruption it has caused, threatening to compromise global commerce and economic growth.
Unfortunately, the humanitarian crisis caused by the difficulties of crew change is ongoing. Seafarers are stranded at sea and all governments should recognize their efforts and formally designate seafarers and other marine personnel as keyworkers.
Dry bulk carriers remain the workhorses of international shipping serving essential needs, such as food, raw materials and energy supply. This has been amply demonstrated during these difficult times.
Dry bulk shipping is necessary for maintaining and enhancing living standards in both developed and less-developed economies. INTERCARGO is proud that their sector is achieving environmental and operational excellence and that it contributes substantially towards meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
While shipping is the most environmentally friendly transport mode, and our sector especially takes pride in that respect, the further reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships is the greatest environmental challenge ahead of us.Â INTERCARGO strongly supports the initial strategy and roadmap of the International Maritime Organization.
A few words about Intercargo:
The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO) is representing the
interests of quality dry cargo shipowners. 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 Membersâ positions to the IMO, as well as to other shipping and international industry fora, having free and fair competition as a principle.
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