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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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IMO Ballast Water Convention now in force

Members are reminded that 8 September 2017 marks the date of entry into force for the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention. The fundamental change from today onwards will be the requirement for all vessels to manage their ballast water using either ballast water exchange or a type approved ballast water management system (BWMS). Together with the International Ballast Water Certificate,...... Login to view this article


Nigeria Trade – INTERTANKO calls for updates on requesting of Letters of Comfort

Members will recall the Nigerian Tanker Ban which was put in place by NNPC back in 2015. A number of tankers were banned from Nigeria, while others were required to submit letters of comfort (LOC) to the authorities in a standard format issued by NNPC. The ban itself was somewhat watered down by the authorities following INTERTANKO’s intervention on behalf of Members. Following the ban, a numbe...... Login to view this article


LISW 2017 – Free Lunchtime Seminar: Ballast Water – life after entry into force

On the opening day of London International Shipping week, INTERTANKO is hosting a lunchtime seminar at the offices of Norton Rose Fulbright entitled: Ballast Water – life after entry into force. INTERTANKO’s Environment Director, Tim Wilkins, will first of all provide a summary of how the entry into force of IMO’s BWM Convention will impact the tanker industry. Then, together with Debra DiCiann...... Login to view this article


INTERTANKO welcomes new staff member based in Greece

We are delighted to announce a new member of the INTERTANKO Secretariat to be based in our new Athens office.  Dimitris Dimopoulos will start on Monday 7 August as INTERTANKO's Assistant Manager Commercial and Assistant Area Manager for Greece and Cyprus. Dimitris holds a degree in financial and public administration sciences from Panteion University and has recently completed his advanced...... Login to view this article


Phil Blanshard
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