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EU agrees on final text for MRV regulations

A report received from Brussels this week (18 November) indicated that the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union had reached an agreement on the EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification Regulation (MRV Regulation). This concludes the negotiations between the European Parliament (EP) and the EU Council on the MRV Regulation. Upon reading the report we understand that, with...... Login to view this article

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MSC 94: Polar Code finalised at IMO – will enter into force 1 Jan 2017

The Polar Code, which will govern operations of all ships operating in latitudes above 60o (excluding certain areas from south of Greenland to the Russian coast, see figure) has now been finalised. Therefore, any vessel calling at Arctic ports in the US, Canada and the Russian Federation, those undertaking hydrocarbon exploitation in the area or those transiting the Arctic, will be subject to t...... Login to view this article


Industry presents united front at Tripartite 2014 meeting

The annual Tripartite meeting between shipowners, shipbuilders and classification societies was held in Shanghai on 30 and 31 October. The meeting was attended by high-level representatives of the industry and was chaired by Intercargo Chairman and INTERTANKO Executive Committee member, John Platsidakis. Other notable attendees included INTERTANKO Chairman Graham Westgarth; International...... Login to view this article


INTERTANKO has last word in panel discussion on tanker vetting, offers perspective on key regulatory issues and presents lifetime achievement award

“It’s time for a paradigm shift in vetting” was the title of a panel discussion at the first Tanker Shipping & Trade Conference this week in London. INTERTANKO’s Senior Manager for Vetting & Chemicals, Ajay Gour, was part of a panel that included Glyn Thompson of Wallem and Capt Andrey Voloshin of the Risk Rating Agency. The delegates included of a number of INTERTANKO’s member and associate-me...... Login to view this article


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