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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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

Given current developments in Iraq, INTERTANKO has thoroughly discussed our plans for the Washington Tanker Event and come to the conclusion that the meetings will take place as planned. However, we have found it appropriate to change the dress code for our Annual Dinner from Dinner Jacket to Lounge Suit.

This year’s annual gathering promises an interesting and comprehensive programme for delegates and visitors. Conference sessions will focus on the impact recent events have had and will have on the tanker industry, trading patterns, safety and security. We have secured speakers from leading oil companies, classification societies, the US Coast Guard and highly respected analysts, who will share their insights and forecasts. Among the many prestigious speakers at the Washington Tanker Event will be Dr. Joseph Stanislaw co-founder and President of Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA).

Dr. Stanislaw is an internationally recognised authority on energy markets, geopolitics and corporate strategy. He is a professor and lecturer in economics at CambridgeUniversity and co-author of “The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy” together with Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Yergin. Translated into 13 languages, the book has also been made into a six-hour documentary television series broadcast in the US and on BBC. Dr. Stanislaw will present his views and predictions for the global economy, energy demands and trends that will shape the 21st century.

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, new and proposed regulations, and a world economy that struggles to emerge and regain 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-hulled 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 concerning possible changes to oil majors' chartering practices as a response to recent events and in anticipation of new regulations, newbuilding standards, tanker safety and maritime security.

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 (ISPS) 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
Adrian McMahon, Stelmar Tankers (UK) Ltd.
Michael Tusiani, Poten & Partners, Inc.
Nikos Mikelis, Paralos Maritime Corporation S.A.
Nancy Yamagucchi, Trans-Energy Research Associates, Inc
Ole Rikard Hammer, P.F. Bassøe A/S & Co
Lois Gerhold, Braemar Seascope Limited
Stephen Askins, Ince & Co
Jim Lawrence, International Marketing Strategies, Inc.
Thomas A. Jacobsen, Jacobsen Pilots Services
William O. Gray, Gray Maritime Company
Wilhelm Magelssen, DNV
Jonathan Benner, Troutman Sanders LLP
Thomas A. Allegretti, American Waterways Operators
David Robinson, Teekay Shipping (Canada) Ltd.
Hans Payer, Germanischer Lloyd
Alex Walker, ChevronTexaco Shipping
Joe Angelo, United States Coast Guard

...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 can be found on INTERTANKO's web site

We encourage early registration and reservation, as Washington is a popular and busy destination at this time of year. If you do not wish to participate in the full programme, partial registration is possible and the registration fee will be adjusted accordingly. Please contact us for details.

How to register:

1. Register on line
2. Download copies of the registration form and hotel reservation form from our web site.

We look forward to seeing you in Washington!

The Washington Tanker Event 2003 is sponsored by:

ABS, Stratos, Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry, and the ASBA Tanker Broker Panel

Contact: Anders Baardvik on e-mail for further details.