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Tuesday, October 16, 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.

The Market session will be after lunch on Monday 15 April and have five speakers. Prof. Dr. Michael Stürmer, an expert on the Middle East, will talk about The Islamic Arc of Crises – as seen from the Sea. Odd Hassel from Cambridge Research Associates will give an outline and a projection of the oil market. Erik Andersen, R.S. Platou Shipbrokers, will then concentrate on the development in the tanker market, the contracting of tankers as seen in relation to the phase-out requirements and the outlook in the freight market for the next couple of years. Jacqueline Richardson of Richardson Lawrie Associates will describe the outlook in the chemical tanker markets and Jim Gretton of Global Freight Forwards in London will explain how tanker operators can hedge risk in the tanker market.

The higher awareness of the security aspects following the 11 September atrocities has once again highlighted the transparency issue. As part of the session on Tanker Visions on Tuesday 16 April there will be a discussion on Transparency introduced by Dimitris Lyras, Paralos Shipping Corporation S.A. He has compared transparency with disarmament - it has benefits but can be abused. Furthermore, it can be seen as a step-by-step process with the paramount target of eliminating any possibility of unfair advantage.

During the Open Forum on Wednesday, 17 April, INTERTANKO will give its perspective on developments within the IMO (Dragos Rauta), EU (Ketil Djønne), US (Jonathan Benner) and Asia (Minerva Alfonso). Insurance Issues facing the tanker industry today will be looked at, including the impact of September 11th (Hedley French, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Risk Solutions) and the Insurance Committee’s perspective on recent developments (Geoff Woodford, N.J. Goulandris Ltd.). Thereafter attention will turn to environmental challenges facing the tanker industry, with presentations on environmental incentives (Hans de Goej, the Green Award Foundation), air emissions from tankers (Dr Tim Gunner) and INTERTANKO’s environmental programme (Tim Wilkins). In the afternoon current and proposed industry practices concerning multiple inspections will be discussed and presentations will be given by Martin Whittle, Chemical Institute (CDI), Alan Cubbin, Maritime Coast Guard Agency UK and Wilhelm Magelssen, Det Norske Veritas.

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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
Download a registration form for the Rotterdam Tanker Event 2002 from

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Download a copy of the partners' programme from

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