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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

INTERTANKO Singapore Tanker Event 2006

We look forward to welcoming our members and associate members to INTERTANKO’s Singapore Tanker Event March 29-31, 2006.

We look forward to welcoming our members and associate members to INTERTANKO’s Singapore Tanker Event March 29-31, 2006. We will also be welcoming guests from Singapore, from Southeast Asia and from all over the world, including an impressive line-up of guest speakers. This will make this gathering uniquely representative of the tanker industry, a place where our members can meet Singapore’s business community, and a place where Singapore can meet the international oil and chemical transportation business.

Strategically positioned on the main route between West and East, between the Indian and the PacificOceans, Singapore is the hub of South East Asia’s oil and tanker activity. The island state is a focal point for the region’s oil trading, crude oil refining and chemical manufacture; for bunkering, provisioning and repair; for finance. Many international shipping, trading and financial operations have established local subsidiaries here to take advantage of this international business crossroads.

The Chief Executive of Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority, Mr Tay Lim Heng, welcomes INTERTANKO to the region: “The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is pleased to support the INTERTANKO 2006 Tanker Event.  
The vibrant shipping and oil sectors make
Singapore an ideal meeting place for businesses to gather and exchange views. Tankers alone contribute over 30% to Singapore’s total shipping tonnage. The increasing number of tankers calling here testifies to the abundant business opportunities in oil refining and trading, bunkering, offshore and petrochemicals activities emanating from Singapore.  
We are very honoured to host the INTERTANKO 2006 Event. I wish INTERTANKO and the participants every success

The two day Thursday/Friday conference programme will open with a number of high-powered keynote speakers who will establish the focus and direction of the tanker industry. It will include tanker and oil market analysis and discussion of what has been slowing the powerful momentum we have enjoyed in recent years, and what will be the driving forces of the market in the coming years.

Central to the event will be the Poseidon Challenge, which evolved out of the 2005 Athens Tanker Event and will be formally launched later this month. This is a  shipping industry initiative which takes our vision of the tanker industry as a responsible, sustainable and respected industry with the ability to influence its own destiny, and examines our commitment, challenging every link in the chain of responsibility, and every individual participant, to take practical steps achieve that vision.

Born out of a gathering of INTERTANKO members and their guests at Greece’s Temple of Poseidon, Ancient Greek God, Lord and Guardian of the Sea, the Poseidon Challenge will involve key figures from different parts of the chain of responsibility making a statement of practical commitment to work together fulfil that vision, to achieve a goal that everyone believes in where quality of service and protection of the environment are paramount.

The conference will be preceded by a day of meetings of INTERTANKO’s governing bodies, its Executive Committee and its Council, after which the Singapore Tanker Event will officially start with a Welcome Reception on the Wednesday evening. The programme will include the association’s Annual General Meeting, an informal dinner and the Annual Dinner, as well as a tourist and social programme for partners. The event will be followed by a day or two at the weekend of optional recreational activities, including the INTERTANKO Golf Tournament at Raffles Country Club.