According to Intercargo, the inclusion of shipping in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), which European lawmakers have recently supported, has ignored calls for collaboration and adapted solutions to achieve the much needed reduction in GHG.
The transition to IMO 2020 compliant fuel oil (0.5% sulphur) has not been without problems, with sulphur content, sediment, and aluminium plus silicon being the main issues experienced, a recent survey found.
INTERCARGO focuses on the importance of crew change and the impact of halting terminal and cargo operations in the shipping industry and in the worldwide progress of the sector.
INTERCARGO, and DBTG (International Dry Bulk Terminals Group) collaborated with Vistrato Limited, specialists in online dry bulk training, for the launch of a comprehensive guide for ships and terminals handling solid bulk cargoes during the current global pandemic.
This year, the shipping industry celebrates the Day of the Seafarer under different circumstances; the COVID-19 crisis left thousands of sea workers stranded at sea due to travel restrictions, reiterating the importance to secure rights of our seafarers. As such, the 2020 Day of the Seafarer pays tribute to unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic.
INTERCARGO has announced that it is currently developing ‘DRY-SAS’, a risk based, tailored Self-Assessment Scheme specifically for the dry bulk sector, for which consultation within its membership is ongoing. Namely, the Association said that a wide consultation process prior to implementation of the scheme will be launched and more details will be announced within forthcoming months.
INTERCARGO published its Bulk Carrier Casualty Report 2019, which includes an analysis of casualty statistics covering the timeframe between 2010 to 2019.
All countries should urgently permit the travel in/out and sign-on/off of seafarers, who must not be forgotten in these extraordinary times, said Dimitris Fafalios, Chairman of INTERCARGO, on the occasion of the approaching International Labour Day.
Following the IMO 2020 regulation concerning the global sulphur limit for marine fuel, BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO had launched a survey on fuel oil quality and safety back in February. In remind to this, the four organisations call all vessel managers, as well as technical superintendents to share their insight.
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and the impacts that has brought upon the shipping industry, the dry bulk shipping association, INTERCARGO called all ports to keep permitting crew changes due to the increased number of national travel restrictions.
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