The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO) now represents 32% of the global DWT dry cargo fleet after reaching a historic membership milestone. The association has more than 3,200 bulk carriers in its worldwide fleet registered by more than 155 dry bulk carrier owners, managers, and operators. The membership is complemented by 90 associated member companies supporting the sector.
INTERCARGO’s members operate mostly bulk carriers in international dry bulk transport such as coal, grain, iron ore, and other bulk cargo. These members span 30 countries worldwide. The association is active in international maritime regulation, including at the IMO, where it has NGO status, and as a member of the Round Table of the Shipping Industry.
Dr. Kostas Gkonis, Secretary General of INTERCARGO, said, “INTERCARGO is an association with a strong international voice and weight in the shipping industry. Our progressive growth trajectory over the past few years and our high retention rate reflect the importance of the dedicated work we do for our global members.” The association’s membership growth reflects its significance.
INTERCARGO’s members represent a vital part of the shipping industry with their bulk carriers transporting essential bulk cargo across the globe. The association provides its members with a platform to voice their concerns and demands while also playing an active role in international regulation to ensure a fair and efficient environment for the industry’s growth.
Overall, INTERCARGO has made significant progress in expanding its membership to represent a significant portion of the global dry cargo fleet. The association provides a necessary platform for its members to address their concerns and contribute to the growth of the industry while participating actively in international maritime regulation.