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ΙNTERCARGO: Μην ρυθμίζετε τη Ναυτιλία μεμονωμένα

Από την πρόσφατη συνάντηση των  μελών στο Ντουμπάι:

Η ναυτιλία είναι τόσο παγκόσμια, που μόνο μια πραγματικά παγκόσμια ρυθμιστική αρχή, όπως ο Διεθνής Ναυτιλιακός Οργανισμός, μπορεί να προσφέρει τους ίσους όρους ανταγωνισμού που απαιτούνται για αυτόν τον ποικίλο κλάδο και όλα τα έθνη που εξυπηρετεί, λέει η INTERCARGO.

Ωστόσο, ακόμη και ο ΙΜΟ, ένας οργανισμός των Ηνωμένων Εθνών, πρέπει να είναι προσεκτικός για να μην δημιουργήσει κανονισμούς που θέτουν τη ναυτιλία σε απομόνωση, προειδοποιεί η Ένωση, η οποία αντιπροσωπεύει τον τομέα της ξηράς μεταφοράς χύδην στον κόσμο.

«Η απλή ρύθμιση της ναυτιλίας και μόνο θα επιφέρει στρεβλώσεις και κινδύνους στο παγκόσμιο εμπόριο», συμβουλεύει ο πρόεδρος της INTERCARGO, Δημήτρης Φαφαλιός. «Ιδιοκτήτες και χειριστές πλοίων, παραγωγοί καυσίμων, ναυλωτές, ιδιοκτήτες φορτίου, φορτωτές και παραλήπτες, διαχειριστές λιμένων και τερματικών σταθμών, όλοι μοιράζονται ευθύνες στην καθημερινή ναυτιλιακή επιχείρηση που είναι η ξηρά χύδην ναυτιλία», εξήγησε.

 

Don’t regulate shipping in isolation warns INTERCARGO

as members meet in Dubai
Shipping is so global, that only a truly global regulator such as the International Maritime Organization
can provide the level playing field needed for this diverse industry and all the nations it serves, says
INTERCARGO.
Yet even the IMO, a United Nations agency, must be careful not to create regulations that put shipping
in isolation warns the Association, which represents the world’s dry bulk shipping sector.
“Simply regulating shipping alone will bring distortions and dangers to global trade,” advised
INTERCARGO chair Dimitris Fafalios. “Ship owners and operators, fuel producers, charterers, cargo
owners, shippers and receivers, ports and terminal managers, all share responsibilities in the daily
maritime venture that is dry bulk shipping,” he explained.
“Dry bulk shipping, which is already one of the most environmentally friendly bulk transport modes,
strongly wants to decarbonise. However, I stress that we cannot do this alone,” he commented.
Decarbonisation was at the centre of discussions during last week’s INTERCARGO Semi-Annual
Meetings held in Dubai (May 25-26, 2023). Members discussed a number of key industry issues as
they relate to the dry bulk sector, including greenhouse gas reduction, fuel lifecycle analysis, the
implementation of new international and regional regulations, as well as sharing experience and
information.
INTERCARGO fully supports the IMO’s ambition to achieve net zero emission shipping by 2050.
However, it stresses that the responsibility for decarbonisation cannot be placed solely on the
shoulders of the ship operator – it is a challenge that must be dealt with holistically by the entire
supply chain.
The IMO is currently in the process of revising its Green House Gas (GHG) Strategy. INTERCARGO is an
active participant at the IMO and plans to submit a paper to its MEPC 81 (Marine Environment Protect
Committee) meeting in 2024 on the effect of idle time (e.g. port waiting), short voyages, and the effect
of laden versus ballast voyages ratio on vessels’ Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) ratings.
Secretary General Kostas Gkonis commented: “It was encouraging to have so many of our
membership, which has reached record levels, joining us in Dubai both physically and remotely. The
level of expertise and enthusiasm amongst our members enables us to contribute knowledgeably at
the IMO and at numerous other industry fora.”
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www.intercargo.org | info@intercargo.org
About INTERCARGO: International shipping is vital for the global economy and prosperity as it
transports approximately 90% of world trade. The dry bulk sector is the largest shipping sector in terms
of number of ships and deadweight. Dry bulk carriers account for 43% of the world fleet (in tonnage)
and carry an estimated 55% of the global transport work. Please view our latest Dry Bulk Shipping
video: Sustainably serving the world’s essential needs1
.
The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (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.

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