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Friday, October 19, 2018

SYDNEY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Time to discuss key industry issues and to make important decisions

The sinking of the Erika in December 1999 has brought forward many issues and proposed changes to international rules and regulations governing the transport of liquid cargoes at sea. It has influenced chartering practices of major oil companies and contributed to improved freight rates for quality tonnage. At the same time it has provided the opportunity for the industry to review its quality standards and enhance its credibility by adopting effective measures to address quality in shipping.

At the Sydney Tanker Event 2001, INTERTANKO would like to facilitate an open discussion of necessary steps to improve even further quality standards within the industry. The first two days of the Event will include open sessions where charterers, class societies, shipyards and owners take part in an open and constructive exchange of ideas on issues such as:

  • A review of the relationship between Classification Societies, Shipyards and Shipowners during construction and design
  • Transparency – what does it mean?
  • Uniform rules for the design and the construction of newbuidings, including explicit stipulation of corrosion margins
  • Important classification issues

INTERTANKO has invited leading experts and executives from Class Societies, oil companies, shipyards and our own membership to share their views and participate in the dialogue leading up to important decisions to be made at the INTERTANKO Council meeting on Wednesday 25 April.

Click herefor a continuously updated programme for the Sydney Tanker Event 2001

Or contact Anders Baardvik for further details,