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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Year 1997





INTERTANKO’s Chairman, Richard du Moulin led a large group of North American based tanker operators, including INTERTANKO members, oil company associate members and tanker operators outside INTERTANKO, who met in Washington DC this week to address issues of concern to tanker operators based in the USA and Canada. The formation of the INTERTANKO North American Panel follows the formation of...... More


4250 bunker short deliveries during June 1997

Of the approximate 17,000 bunkerings that took place during the month of June, an estimated 25% were significantly short on quantity. Capt. Robert Bishop, of INTERTANKO publishers of the White List says: "The risk of being shorted on bunkers has increased from 20% to around 25% in the last two years". ... More


ISM Code compliance - INTERTANKO’s Members on target

INTERTANKO has announced that 51% of the ships belonging to INTERTANKO members have now been certified for compliance with the International Safety Management (ISM) Code. It is anticipated that this figure will be 85 per cent by the end of 1997 and that by the 1 July 1998 entry-into-force date for the Code all INTERTANKO members' ships will be in compliance. ... More


Strengthening of INTERTANKO’s Legal & Documentary Section

Increased Emphasis on INTERTANKO’s Freight and Demurrage collection services. John Fawcett-Ellis employed as in-house solicitor by INTERTANKO. INTERTANKO’s Legal & Documentary Section, has under the direction of INTERTANKO’s Legal Counsel, Svein Ringbakken, engaged in a wide range of important issues on behalf of the tanker industry. ... More


Vessel Response Plans: Forging Better Plans Through Industry/Government Co-operation

Rapid and constructive response by USCG on VRP issue raised by INTERTANKO. INTERTANKO has pointed out that the vessel response plan, ("VRP") process of review and the substance of the existing requirements are in need of review and refinement. Both vessel operators and, we believe the Coast Guard, are overwhelmed with the burden of paperwork involved which should be reduced. Additionally, there...... More


INTERTANKO Athens Tanker Event plays host to largest-ever tanker shipping gathering

The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO), with strong support from its extensive Greek membership, has organised the most wide-ranging meeting on tanker shipping issues ever to be held in Greece. The four-day Athens Tanker Event, which ended today with a lively Public Debate on the image of tanker shipping, has been attended by over 500 delegates. ... More


Greek Tanker Owners Launch Hellenic INTERTANKO Tanker Forum

The Greek members of the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO) have established the Hellenic INTERTANKO Tanker Forum to facilitate and enhance the dialogue and cooperation between the Association and its members within the Greek tanker community, both in Greece and abroad. ... More


INTERTANKO members purchase more than one third of the world's bunker fuels

In the course of 1997, INTERTANKO's membership is set to purchase more than 35% of the world's stock of marine bunker fuels. With a total represented fleet of over 1750 ships, including many of the largest vessels in the world, members' exposure in the bunker markets are enormous. With members' total spend of nearly $7 billion, INTERTANKO is increasingly active in protecting members' interests...... More


INTERTANKO plans busy week in Singapore

The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO) is to organise and participate in a series of events in Singapore during the week 12 - 15 May 1997 that will promote the presence of tanker shipping in South East Asia. The events are scheduled together with and following the 6th Asian Shipowners Forum. ... More


INTERTANKO Praises Position of U.S. Government in Tanker Litigation

The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners today expressed its satisfaction with support provided by the Government of the United States in ongoing litigation to control proliferation of local marine safety regimes. ... More