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Friday, October 19, 2018

Rotterdam Tanker Event 2002


INTERTANKO recognises and supports the need for transparency in tanker shipping and indeed in the entire shipping industry  INTERTANKO encourages and supports initiatives aimed at ensuring that transparency is promoted to enhance the efficiency of tanker operations and provide value to the industry and benefits to the consumers and the environment.

INTERTANKO’s Council urges Governments to ratify MARPOL Annex V1

INTERTANKO’s Council at its meeting in Rotterdam 15 April recognised the importance of addressing air pollution from tankers, both in terms of cargo emissions and engine exhausts. In this respect the Council urged that all countries should in the first instance adopt IMO’s MARPOL Annex V1 Convention, before considering other specific rules to reduce or contain these emissions and even then only after various ongoing studies have been completed. The lack of enforcement could lead to the development of unilateral legislation at a national or regional level. These potential legislations could deviate from the standards promoted by MARPOL Annex VI with obvious consequences for ships. It is certainly not desirable (nor indeed practical) to have different emission standards established and enforced by different nations.

The Council also urged port states to regulate and control the quality of bunkers delivered to ships. In INTERTANKO’s view, this aspect is beyond the control of the shipowners and is an important measure to not only limit air pollution but also to prevent accidents arising from engine failures.

VOCON Operations Procedure

INTERTANKO’s Council endorsed ‘The VOCON Operational Procedure’ for limitation of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions from cargo tanks during transportation and recommends that this be available onboard members’ vessels. The VOC emissions from cargo tanks during transportation may be significant and this proactive industry procedure is encouraged by legislators to further reduce VOC emissions.


Whilst the apparent reduction in the overall number of piracy incidents worldwide was welcomed, the Council expressed concern at the lack and method of reporting some cases and the validity of the conclusions being drawn.  Furthermore there was deep concern at the apparent increase in the number of highjackings and the severity of some of the armed attacks. 

New INTERTANKO Committee Chairmen and members

Lars Carlsson, INTERTANKO’s Chairman was re-elected for another year.

Mr Stephan van Dyck, Maritrans Transporation Inc has been elected as a new member of the Executive Committee replacing Mr Erik Behn, A/S Dampskibsselskabet TORM who retired from the Executive Committee after serving 8 years.. 

Mr Stefano Rosina, Premuda has been elected the new Chairman of the Communications and PR Committee.

The Council endorsed the restructuring of the Safety, Technical, Environmental Committee (ISTEC) in four groups headed by the following Vice-Chairmen:

Environmental: Dott Paolo d’Amico, d’Amico Soc di Navigazione SpA

Tanker Structures: Mr C D Tseretopoulos, Thenamaris Ships Management Inc

Safety and Marine: Capt Mike Shucker, Ceres Hellenic Shipping Ent Ltd

Engineering: Mr Hamish Cubbitt, Denholm Ship Management Ltd

Mr. Nils-Kristian Berge, Laurin Maritime (America) Inc., Mr. Stavros Daniolos, Minerva Marine Inc., Mr. Jens Eybächer, Rigel Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. Kg. , Mr. Stefan Nystrom, Stolt Parcel Tankers Transportation Group Ltd., Mr. Henrik von Platen, Saudi Maritime Holding Co. have been elected as new members of the Safety, Technical, Environmental Committee (ISTEC).

Mr Patrick Slesinger, Wallem Shipmanagement Ltd has been elected as the new Chairman of the IT Committee.

Mr Bengt Hermelin, Saudi Maritime Holding has been elected as the new Chairman of INTERTANKO’s Worldscale Committee.

Mr Lars Modin, Stolt Nielsen European Ship Management has been elected as the new Vice Chairman of the Chemical  Tanker Owners Advisory Group (CTOAG).

Mr Gerard P. Oole, Rotterdam Municipal Port Management and Mr C. H. Park, Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd have been elected as new members of the Associate Members Committee.

Mr Erik Donner, D/S Norden and Mr Bernard Esmiol, Broström Tankers SA have been elected as new members of the Documentary Committee.

Mr Olav Wiik, Navion has been elected as a new member of the Shuttle Tanker Committee.


The INTERTANKO Council approved the applications of 3 tanker owning companies as members with a registered overall fleet of 7 tankers aggregating 221,008 tons deadweight.

Bottiglieri di Navigazione
KG Fisser & v. Doornum GmbH & Co
Naess Shipping (Holland) BV

New INTERTANKO Associate Members

The INTERTANKO Council approved the applications for 13 companies as associate members:

Clyde & Co
Enterprise Oil
First International Corp
Marine Press of Can
Ole Schrøder & Co. A/S
Rotterdam Municipal Port Authority
Rudolf A. Oetker
Samsung Heavy Industries
Seaport Agencies, S.A.
Sigma Coatings
Southern Marine as
Ulysses Systems
Western Petroleum S.A.

INTERTANKO 2001 Annual Review and Report

INTERTANKO’s 2001 Annual Review and Report has been adopted by the AGM at the Rotterdam Tanker Event.