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New quality standard and NGO for dry bulk sector launched

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RightShip and Intercargo have launched a new safety and quality management standard for the dry bulk sector called DryBMS, to be governed by a new NGO of the same name to be established later this year.

Supported by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and Bimco, DryBMS is escribed as a simple set of best practices and key performance indicators intended to raise the bar on safety, environmental and operational excellence.

“The standard is a product of extensive collaboration with many stakeholders within the dry bulk sector,” said RightShip ceo Steen Lund. ”The rapid delivery of the initial consultation document means that we are a step closer to providing consistent, meaningful safety expectations for the dry bulk industry.

“This is an important step, not only for the industry, but for the sector as a whole,” commented Dimitrios Fafalios, chairman of Intercargo. “We are all collaborating in a scheme that is being developed by the industry and for the industry, which will deliver a truly robust standard with the buy-in of those that the industry relies upon to implement and support it.” 

Interested parties are invited to sign up for the DryBMS newsletter to receive regular updates regarding the development of the NGO and the finalised standard. The final draft version of the standard is now available to download on the DryBMS website, and the team  will continue to review feedback sent to [email protected].


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