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Consultation on dry bulk sector quality self-assessment scheme

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INTERCARGO has long recognised the need for companies in the dry bulk sector to have a widely accepted and common quality benchmark. First considered 5 years ago, the issue was revisited in 2018 and since 2019, it has been developing with its members and with external expert support DRY-SAS, a dry bulk sector quality Self-Assessment Scheme, which focuses on shore management.

Recognising that the sector would not welcome multiple separate schemes with any associated duplications, INTERCARGO is aiming for a scheme which will enjoy industry-wide support, embrace best practices and Key Performance Indicators and raise the bar on safety, environmental and operational excellence.

INTERCARGO is the only recognised international organisation representing dry bulk shipowners, managers and operators. It is non-profit, with quality and operational excellence as its key values.

Finding merit in any initiative that would respect its values and principles, the organisation is open to collaboration with other industry bodies and organisations. It envisages a scheme carefully developed, widely consulted upon and accordingly accepted by the industry, as offering the best service for the dry bulk sector.

Consultaton: DRY-SAS from INTERCARGO

  • INTERCARGO is developing DRY-SAS: a risk based, tailored Self-Assessment Scheme specifically for the dry bulk sector. It can be effectively utilised regardless of the size of a company and concentrates on shore management.
  • Consultation within the INTERCARGO membership is ongoing.
  • INTERCARGO will be launching an industry wide consultation process prior to implementation of the scheme.


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