Geneva DryPort of South LouisianaTBA GroupBühler GmbHTMS Awards 2023Telestack
  • Cimbria
  • TMS Awards 2023
  • Vigan
  • Van Aalst
  • Telestack
  • Port of South Louisiana

Seafarer safety in Red Sea paramount, say bulk ship owners

Seafarer safety in Red Sea paramount, say bulk ship owners

(Posted on 25/01/24)

The safety of seafarers must be paramount as the international community seeks to address the volatile situation in the Red Sea says The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO) speaking on behalf of the world’s dry bulk ship owners.

INTERCARGO condemns the ongoing targeting of merchant ships and fully supports the comments made by Arsenio Dominguez, newly-appointed International Maritime Organization Secretary-General who highlighted that seafarers are innocent victims and that the principle of freedom of navigation must be upheld, thereby allowing the safe trade of essential goods across the globe.

As during Covid times, dry bulk shipping continues to ensure the transport of key supplies and the smooth running of the global economy. Once again, everyone should be reminded of the value of our seafarers and the imperative for their legal designation as key workers by all nations with special/favourable handling by ports and countries of destination.

With Non-Governmental Organisation status at the IMO, INTERCARGO is actively involved in discussions and information sharing at the highest level. The association endorses the IMO’s stance that there must be caution and restraint to avoid further escalation of the situation in the Red Sea and broader area, in alignment with UN Security Council Resolution 2722 (2024) on the Red Sea.

INTERCARGO unites and promotes quality dry bulk shipping, bringing together 250 forward thinking companies from 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. INTERCARGO 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.

Latest News

Red Sea conflict brings massive shipping carbon emissions increases

(Posted on 23/04/24)

Conflict in the Red Sea has brought massive carbon emissions increases in ocean freight shipping, according... Read more


WFW advises Danaos on US$450m newbuild vessel financing

(Posted on 23/04/24)

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has advised Danaos Corporation (“Danaos&rdquo... Read more


North Pacific Green Corridor Consortium forms new corridor

(Posted on 18/04/24)

Global industry leaders from North America, Asia and Europe have announced the formation of the North... Read more


Tomini Dynasty Captain receives prestigious Gallantry Award

(Posted on 16/04/24)

Tomini Group, a world-class dry bulk ship owner, has announced that Captain Om Dutta has been honoured... Read more


Singapore retains top spot as world’s leading maritime city

(Posted on 15/04/24)

Singapore has retained its title as the leading maritime city in the world, followed by Rotterdam and... Read more


AtoB@C Shipping takes delivery of Stellamar

(Posted on 15/04/24)

AtoB@C Shipping, a subsidiary of ESL Shipping, the leading carrier of dry bulk cargoes in the Baltic... Read more


Maritime industry leaders to explore ammonia as marine fuel on US West Coast

(Posted on 29/03/24)

American Bureau of Shipping, CALAMCO, Fleet Management Limited, Sumitomo Corporation and TOTE Services... Read more


MMS raises awareness over improper use of antibiotics on board vessels

(Posted on 29/03/24)

Leading provider of medical support services for crews, Marine Medical Solutions (MMS), is concerned... Read more


ESL to sell Supramaxes

(Posted on 25/03/24)

ESL Shipping, a leading carrier of dry bulk cargoes in the Baltic region, has signed a memorandum of... Read more


Sustainable fuels can reach cost parity with fossil fuels by 2035

(Posted on 25/03/24)

New Wärtsilä analysis shows EU ETS and FuelEU Maritime will close price gap, creating policy... Read more


CimbriaVan AalstViganPort of StocktonSailors Society
  • Sailors Society
  • Geneva Dry
  • TBA Group
  • Port of Stockton

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping