(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) During the reporting period of the present Annual Review (Sep 2020 – Aug 2021), the humanitarian crisis inflicted upon seafarers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic was unfortunately far from over. Seafarers are the true ‘heart’ of global shipping and, especially during these very challenging times, they have demonstrated that they offer crucial services as key workers.
Although a number of topics on INTERCARGO’s agenda are of broader concern to international shipping as a whole, the role of INTERCARGO is to view them from the angle of dry bulk shipping, bringing forward solutions that correspond to the special characteristics of the sector.
INTERCARGO’s participation in international fora, industry working and correspondence groups, and its consultative status at International Maritime Organization (IMO) deliberations enable members to gain access to cross-industry sources of knowledge and engage in drafting strategy for both the dry bulk and the wider shipping industry.
Members can use INTERCARGO as an information and experience-sharing hub across all of the topics in its work programme. On an ongoing basis they also use INTERCARGO’s internal reporting on specific operational aspects to assess problems related to terminals and loading/unloading at anchorage.
INTERCARGO’s activities are also directed towards challenges and issues of interest to its membership that go beyond specific items of its work programme, such as the development of a quality self-assessment scheme for the dry bulk sector.
A few words about Intercargo:
The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO) unites and promotes quality dry bulk shipping, bringing together more than 220 forward thinking companies from about 30 countries.
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.
The Association 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.
Click below to download the Intercargo annual review 2021.
Watch below the 2021 video Dry Bulk Shipping video: “Sustainably serving the world’s essential needs”