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Thursday, December 17, 2020 

Bulk trade shipping association Intercargo has unanimously approved renewal of terms for both the Chairman, Dimitris Fafalios of Fafalios Shipping, and Vice Chairman, Spyros Tarasis of Olympic Vision Maritime, while electing a new second Vice-Chairman of the Association.

Capt Uttam Kumar Jaiswal of of Pacific Basin Shipping (HK) will replace Capt Jay K Pillai  from the same company. as a Vice Chairman. 

Capt Pillai served for six years, and in accordance with the Intercargo constitution, both Chairman and Vice-Chairmen are elected for a two year period and no person can serve for more than six continuous years in the same position. Capt Jaiswal is based in Hong Kong, where his role as General Manager, Operations, for Pacific Basin Shipping, contributes to the safe operation of the company’s fleet of more than 200 dry bulk carriers. He has played a large part in the safety programme and performance that has won Pacific Basin several industry awards in recent years.

The Technical Committee approved renewal of terms for Technical Committee Chairman Tom Keenan of Liberty Maritime Corporation and Vice-Chairman Dimitris Monioudis of Rethymnis and Kulukundis for a second two-year term.

Fafalios said: “On behalf of the membership, l would like to extend my sincere thanks to Jay for his hard work and dedication over the last six years as Vice-Chairman and many more years of active contribution before that. In these unprecedented times, the encouragement and support that he has given me personally, and his passion and dedication has been an inspiration to all of us. The constitution of Intercargo has been written to ensure that we are constantly exposed to new ideas and new ways of working, and I am delighted to welcome Captain Jaiswal on board, as I am sure he will have much to guide us on HSEQ and safe ship operations. I am also delighted and honoured to have been re-elected by our members for a second term, especially when the recent exceptional circumstances have demanded that those of us who serve the shipping community give their utmost to support members and their crews.”

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