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Monday, April 23, 2018

This week INTERTANKO held its spring annual gatherings in Rotterdam and over 280 members, associate members and guests were welcomed by the Mayor of Rotterdam, Mr Ivo W Opstelten.

This week INTERTANKO held its spring annual gatherings in Rotterdam and over 280 members, associate members and guests enjoyed a warm welcome from the Mayor of Rotterdam, Mr Ivo W Opstelten. In his opening address the Mayor underlined the importance of tanker shipping to the Port of Rotterdam where last year out of over 318 millions tons of cargo transhipped almost half were in the liquid bulk category. Mr Opstelten also mentioned a special nostalgic bond between INTERTANKO and the Netherlands going back to 1970 when Mr Jan Hudig (Van Ommeren), a Dutchman, was the first Chairman of INTERTANKO.

A special word of thanks was extended to the sponsors DVB NedshipBank, the Port of Rotterdam, Ulysses Systems Inc, and Admiralty Charts and Publications together with the exhibitors for their kind support.

Several issues arising from the Council Meeting, Annual General Meeting and presentations will be covered in this Weekly NEWS together with selected summaries from some of the open sessions. More detailed reports will be included in next week’s Weekly NEWS with the presentations available on the website.