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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Join us at the Washington Tanker Event 6-9 April 2003

The Washington Tanker Event 2003 promises an interesting and comprehensive programme for all delegates and visitors.

Unlike the greater part of last year, tanker markets in 2003 have started on an upbeat note. However, unpredictability prevails in the form of geopolitical instability, threat of war, new and proposed regulations, and a world economy that that struggles to emerge and pick up momentum after a slump that has lasted three years. The unfortunate sinking of the Prestige has prompted renewed focus on the phase-out of single hull ships, transport of heavy grades of oil, places of refuge and challenges to international conventions that sustain and govern free trade of the seas.

All of these topics will be thoroughly debated and analysed at the Washington Tanker Event 2003, together with discussions of structural safety in tankers and possible changes to oil majors’ chartering practices as a response to recent events and in anticipation of new regulations. INTERTANKO has secured speakers from leading oil companies and highly respected analysts who will share their insights and predictions for developments in world energy demand and tanker trading patterns.

In recognition of the importance of Washington as an administrative and political centre, and the US as an energy importer, considerable time will also be devoted to recent US and IMO developments, with particular emphasis on the Homeland Security Act, the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (IPSIS) and updates on practical implications for all segments of the tanker industry. INTERTANKO will also make use of this annual gathering to strengthen alliances and dialogue with the US Coast Guard and other regulatory authorities, and we encourage members and associate members to participate and contribute in the discussions.

The list of speakers at the Washington Tanker Event 2003 will include:
Robert P. Curt, ExxonMobil Shipping and Transportation Co.
Noel G. Hart, BP Shipping (USA)
Joseph Stanislaw, Cambridge Energy Research Associates
John Felmy, American Petroleum Institute
Chris Horrocks, The International Chamber of Shipping
Stephen Van Dyck, Maritrans Operating Company LP
Robert Somerville, American Bureau of Shipping
Matthew R. Simmons, Simmons & Company International
Michael Tusiani, Poten & Partners, Inc.
Adrian McMahon, Stelmar Tankers (UK) Ltd.
Nancy Yamagucchi, Trans-Energy Research Associates, Inc
Ole Rikard Hammer, P.F. Bassøe A/S & Co
Colin Cridland, Braemar Seascope Limited
Stephen Askins, Ince & Co

…together with high ranking officers from the US Coast Guard and other experts and executives from classification societies, oil companies and INTERTANKO’s own membership.

The Washington Tanker Event 2003 will be held at the Mayflower Hotel, which is a national landmark and a member of Historic Hotels of America. Conveniently located in Washington’s business district, only minutes away from the White House, the Smithsonian Institute and national monuments, the hotel is frequently used as a venue for political and diplomatic events, including inaugural dinners for US presidents.

A continuously updated programme will be posted on INTERTANKO’s web site and we encourage early registration and reservation, as Washington is a popular and busy destination at this time of year.

Contact Anders Baardvik on e-mail for further details or download copies of the registration and hotel reservation forms from the INTERTANKO web site.

Click here to download a Registration Form
Click here to download a Hotel Reservation Form

We look forward to seeing you in Washington.

The Washington Tanker Event 2003 is sponsored by:

American Bureau of Shipping, Stratos, Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry, and the ASBA Tanker Broker Panel