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Thursday, October 18, 2018


The theme for this year’s Event is “Tanker Visions”, and senior representatives from industry and government have been invited to share their views and future visions for the tanker industry. The programme will include analyses of current oil and tanker markets, and updates on technical, commercial and regulatory developments.

It will also feature a 12-booth industry exhibition, providing delegates and visitors with an update on available products and services.Visit our web site for a continuous update of the Conference Programme at

Since its foundation in the tenth century the city of Rotterdam has enjoyed close links with water and world trade. Today the Rotterdam region has 1.2 million inhabitants and is by far the biggest port in the world, both in terms of length - almost 40 kilometres - and in terms of tonnage handled - over 300 million tons per year. The port has traditionally been strong in crude oil, ore and scrap, but Rotterdam is also the largest container port in Europe and the fourth largest in the world. Every year, some 30,000 ocean-going ships and more than 130,000 river barges pass through Rotterdam. The port as a whole employs an estimated 60,000 people and contributes seven per cent to the Netherlands’ Gross National Product.

In selecting Rotterdam for its Tanker Event 2002, INTERTANKO has chosen a location of vital importance not only to the tanker trade but also to world shipping in general. The Rotterdam Tanker Event presents an opportunity to visit a city with ambitions, determined to remain the largest port in the world.

Rotterdam is easily accessible for international travellers, only 45 minutes by train from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, and our preferred hotels, the Westin Rotterdam and the Golden Tulip, are both within walking distance from Rotterdam’s Central Station. In addition, Rotterdam airport offers daily flights to and from neighbouring countries. The Event will be held in the Rotterdam World Trade Centre and offers an opportunity for all delegates to visit a maritime centre in Europe, and at the same time renew old friendships and business relations and discuss issues of importance to the tanker community.

How to register

Register online from our web site at

or Download a registration form for the Rotterdam Tanker Event 2002 from

Download a hotel reservation form from

Download a copy of the partners' programme from

(The above documents are saved in .pdf format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to download. If you experience problems when downloading, please contact us and we will fax you the same)

The Rotterdam Tanker Event also features two Advanced Media Training Courses. The pressure of 'live' interviews in an incident context can be unnerving and intimidating. It is crucial that individuals expected to undertake media responsibilities be familiar with the workings of the media and with the studio interview process. The MTI media training course has been developed specifically for the shipping industry and MTI has provided training for over 800 senior executives in the maritime industry. The training programme and scenarios are highly realistic and are based on operational knowledge of the shipping industry and many years’ experience in responding to shipping incidents around the world. Visit our web site for further details about the Advanced Media Training Course at

Contact: Anders Baardvik