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INTERCARGO

International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners

Presentation to the Public Forum, Anchorage

March 29th, 2005

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INTERCARGO

  • INTERCARGO, the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners
  • Direct entry organisation
  • Specialising in Bulk Carrier issues
  • Established in 1980
  • Promotion of Safety, Quality, Efficiency and a Level Playing Field
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INTERCARGO

Membership

  • 110 Full and Associate Members
  • 900 +/- bulk carriers over 10,000 dwt
  • Inclusive of Operators as full members
  • Membership criteria:
  • PSC record, P&I Club, IACS, ISM, I/C Excomm.
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The ROUND TABLE of international shipping associations

  • BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO & INTERTANKO
  • Chamber of Shipping of America (Washington)
  • Vision for the shipping industry
  • “ A responsible, sustainable and respected industry able to influence its own destiny.”
  • Represents about 95% of World Shipping
  • Develop a Strategy for the Industry and a conduit for engagement
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Vision

INTERCARGO

  • Safe, efficient and environmentally friendly dry cargo maritime transport industry where its member’s ships service world trade
  • Operating competitively, safely and profitably
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INTERCARGO

Abiding Principles

  • Quality and Safety
  • Transparency
  • Engagement Worldwide
  • Environmental Awareness
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INTERCARGO

  • Shipping – national, regional and international
  • The international shipping industry - about 90% of world trade
  • Lynchpin of the global economy
  • Ships are technically sophisticated, high value assets
  • Nearly everything we touch and much of what we eat is carried by sea
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1,800

Phosphate

1,600

Bauxite and Alumina

Grain

1,400

Coal

1,200

Iron ore

1,000

Million tonnes

800

600

400

200

0

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003 est

2004 est

2005 est

Source: Fearnleys

INTERCARGO

Purpose of shipping

Main drybulk – Seaborne Trade

purpose of shipping major dry bulk export cargoes

INTERCARGO

+7.6%

+5.5%

+2.1%

Purpose of Shipping - Major dry bulk export cargoes

Source: SSY

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6,000

5,500

5,000

Number of ships

4,500

4,000

3,500

3,000

1996

2000

2004

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1997

1998

1999

2001

2003

2002

INTERCARGO

  • Drybulk fleet development
  • Number of ships

Source: Fearnleys

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350

300

250

Million dwt

200

150

100

50

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Source: Fearnleys

INTERCARGO

  • Drybulk fleet development
  • Million dwt
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Oil pollution into the sea

Maritime sources

Ex: INTERTANKO

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INTERCARGO

Bulk Carrier Casualty Trends to Goal Zero

Average age of ship losses

Annual average ship loss

DWT Losses

Annual average loss of lives

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INTERCARGO

The regulatory structure of shipping

  • IMO
  • National Administrations
  • Classification Societies
  • Flag States
  • Port States
  • Self-regulation
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INTERCARGO

Safer Shipping – Chain of Responsibility

  • Stakeholders: ongoing continuous improvements
  • More effective regulation
  • A balance of interests
  • Self regulation
  • Global process with local input
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INTERCARGO

The Human Element

  • Seafarers are a vital Stakeholder
  • Authorisation under STCW – Standards on Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (IMO)
  • Seafarers must not be forgotten nor criminalised
  • The men and women at sea make an enormous contibution to our lives
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INTERCARGO

“Specific measures”

  • Tracking Systems
  • Emergency Towing Vessels
  • Oil Spill Response Preparedness
  • Vessel Routing
  • Transparent Accident Investigation
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INTERCARGO

Tracking Systems

  • Automatic Identification Systems (AIS):

Industry supports concept; but concerns remain about access to the information, security, terrorism, etc.

  • IMO global solution: focus on local area systems.
  • Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT); US proposing 2000 miles information.
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INTERCARGO

EmergencyTowing Vessels

  • European response – ETVs located and paid for by Governments
  • IMO DE48 (the 48th session of the Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment, Feb 2005) - proposed draft amendments toSOLAS regulation II-1/3-4 on emergency towing arrangements on ships other than tankers
  • IMO DE48 correspondence group tasked to assess deck equipment to be used in emergency towing, and to submit a report to DE 49 (early 2006)
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INTERCARGO

US Spill Response

  • OPA 90: a great success for tankers
  • Non-tank vessels required to have an oil spill response plan by Aug. 2005
  • Area contingency plans
  • Ship management training
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INTERCARGO

Routing and Navigation

  • IMO routing measures
  • Particular Sensitive Sea Areas
  • National measures must be risk based
  • Charterers role
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INTERCARGO

Risk Assessment of Great Circle Route

  • Assessment of incidents
  • Work with US Coast Guard
  • Work with State and National bodies
  • Industry dialogue
  • Define local and national policy
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INTERCARGO

Transparent Accident Investigations

  • Local interests and Industry need quick investigations – rarely happens
  • Obstacles include:
  • - The legal process/politics
  • - Protection & Indemnity Clubs (Insurance)
  • - Flag of the Ship
  • A just environment conducive to cooperation
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INTERCARGO

Conclusion

  • The industry maintains zero tolerance towards accidents.
  • Progress has been made but more needs to be done.
  • All Stakeholders must work together in a fair process to achieve safety and environmental protection.
  • INTERCARGO is committed to this process.
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INTERCARGO

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DRY CARGO SHIPOWNERS

Thank you for your attention