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Thursday, September 20, 2018


INTERTANKO Chairman Lars Carlsson and Managing Director Peter Swift took the opportunity to meet members and other contacts in Malaysia and Singapore last week in conjunction with the Asian Regional Panel Meeting.

In addition to individual meetings with members, courtesy meetings were arranged with senior officials of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, and of the Marine Department of Peninsular Malaysia. The meetings discussed issues of concern to tanker owners, and included i.a.:

the issue of piracy and the importance of regional cooperation and development of an overall regional strategy

  • ratification of MARPOL Annex VI
  • IOPC Fund revisions and third tier compensation
  • port state control
  • port dues concessions for SBT tankers
  • bunkering issues

A press conference was held towards the end of the visit. For a copy of the press briefing notes

Contact: Sally Woulfe,