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Regulation is welcome but should be measured, says INTERCARGO

During its Technical and Executive Committees’ meetings in Singapore on 5 and 6 March, INTERCARGO re-iterated its commitment to a safe, efficient, high quality and environmentally-friendly dry cargo shipping industry and its support, at the same time, for an industry governed by free and fair competition. 

INTERCARGO: Piracy remains 'significant threat' to shipping

INTERCARGO expressed its concern over the latest piracy incident off Nigeria, where a 57k dwt bulk carrier was attacked by pirates 35 miles south of Brass, kidnapping 10 crewmembers. The Association noted that this incident is a vivid reminder that piracy as an organised criminal activity remains a significant threat to international shipping, trade, and the people who serve it. 

Industry ‘broadly satisfied’ with IMO progress on CO2 reduction

The International Chamber of Shipping, BIMCO, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO represented the global shipping industry throughout this week’s intensive discussions at the IMO, which continued the development of a comprehensive CO2 reduction strategy for the international shipping sector.

INTERCARGO: Timely investigation vital for safety enhancement

On the aftermath of the sinking of the bulk carrier ‘EMERALD STAR’, INTERCARGO notes that lessons need to be learned promptly after maritime casualties and stresses the importance of timely submission of the casualty investigation report to IMO, as a means of identifying the causes of the incident and enabling corrective actions.

INTERCARGO meeting focuses on main industry challenges

Main topics discussed were the non- availability of Reception Facilities for cargo residues and cargo hold washing waters Hazardous to the Marine Environment, PSC transparency and anti-corruption practices, operational challenges of the BWM Convention, air emissions, design standards for bulk carriers and related equipment.

New submission to IMO on GHG emissions reduction

International shipowner organizations have submitted to IMO a new paper to further elaborate their views on IMO’s strategy regarding GHG reduction which is expected for adoption at MEPC72. The submission provides concrete wording on the level of ambition and the accompanying guiding principles.

INTERCARGO: BWM Convention should not distort the market

In view of the IMO’s MEPC upcoming meeting, on 3-7 July, INTERCARGO stresses the potential impacts of BWM Convention implementation on bulk carriers, suggesting that the regulation should respect the nature of the industry. The association proposes for existing bulk carriers only, the use of “extended ballast water exchange” to be implemented solely for these tanks.

Shipping industry proposes CO2 reduction objectives to IMO

Four major international trade associations, BIMCO, INTERCARGO, International Chamber of Shipping and INTERTANKO, have made a joint proposal to IMO, concerning ambitious CO2 reductions by the international shipping sector, which is responsible for transporting about 90% of global trade and 2.2% of the world’s annual man-made CO2 emissions.

Danger of loading of nickel ore from Philippines

BIMCO has issued a cargo alert to its members to advise that loading of nickel ore from Philippines still poses danger. Therefore, best practices should be taken into consideration to prevent liquefaction incidents. Nickel ore is listed in the IMSBC Code as a Group A cargo that may liquefy.

INTERCARGO: In search of answers on BWM practical problems

INTERCARGO says there are significant problems with the implementation of the Ballast Water Management regulation that need to be resolved immediately, considering that the Convention will be effective in less than five months.


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