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DryBMS: A new safety standard for dry bulk sector

At the beginning of January 2021, RightShip and INTERCARGO launched DryBMS which is a new quality standard for the dry bulk sector. The standard will be governed by a new NGO to be established later this year and will support the improvement of safety in the dry bulk segment. 

New bulk carrier ventilation guide launched

INTERCARGO, The Standard Club and DNV GL jointly announced the launch of a new ventilation guide, highlighting the importance of proper ventilation for enhanced safety onboard bulk cargoes and  the different ventilation requirements that exist. The guide covers the main aspects on how and when to ventilate to control of humidity and to remove flammable and toxic gases released from cargoes.

INTERCARGO in favour of IMO approving GHG measures

Ahead of the important International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting (MEPC 75), INTERCARGO supports the IMO in approving the new mandatory measures that were developed by the 7th session of the Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of Green House Gas Emissions (GHG) from Ships (ISWG-GHG 7).

New industry advice for vessels operating in Gulf of Guinea

In light of an upward trend of attacks against ships in the Gulf of Guinea and as the approaching dry season is expected to bring an increase in attacks, BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO and OCIMF have jointly issued an alert with security advice for vessels operating in the region.

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