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Thursday, October 18, 2018

No. 33/2003




ISTEC meeting - 5 September 2003, Rome, Italy

The INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC) will hold its 23rd meeting on 5 September 2003 at the offices of CONFITARMA, Rome, Italy.... More


INTERTANKO’s Communication and PR Committee meets in London on 17 September 2003

Improving the image of the industry, incident response and education/training initiatives are the principal topics for discussion for its 27th meeting. A meeting of the CPR Education Working Group and CPR Transparency Working Group will also take place on the same day. ... More


Australia introduces penalties for pollution

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has increased penalties and fines in an effort to enhance enforcement of MARPOL and reduce deliberate oil discharges into the sea.... More


Reception facility problems in Italy

An Italian decree implementing the European Directive on port waste reception facilities, has recently led to the closure of several waste reception facilities in Italian ports.... More


INTERTANKO submits comments to US Coast Guard on Interim Regulations

INTERTANKO has submitted its response to the recently published Maritime Security Interim Regulations requesting clarification on a number of issues contained in the rules.... More


Do you value your reputation? Sign up for the INTERTANKO Media Awareness Training in Athens, 23 and 24 October

The ability to provide public information in the event of a pollution incident, in other words deal with the media, is a legal requirement under OPA 90. This four-hour course is a vital introduction to the realities of media response in a changing world.... More


User Training Course - Singapore

CDI will run a one-day User Training Course in Singapore on 17 November 2003 which will focus on using the ISISTriple3 software and processing SIRE and VPQ information.... More


Marine Terminal and Seaport Security two –week training programme 22 September – 3 October

The Global Maritime and Transportation School at the US Merchant Marine Academy offers this course free of charge. It outlines the complex and escalating needs for marine terminal and seaport security and is recommended to company security officers, particularly if their vessels call in the US. ... More


Tanker Specification Awareness Guide now available

INTERTANKO's Tanker Specification Awareness Guide has been compiled to assist those ordering new ships in making informed decisions about the specification of their newbuildings based on industry experience and response to current issues.... More


Changing Russian export patterns

Russia has the seventh largest oil reserves in the world (6% of total), after 5 Middle East Countries (totalling 63%) and Venezuela (7%). The other Former Soviet Union (FSU) republics Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan have together less than 2% of the total world reserves, estimated by BP to be some 1048 thousand million barrels. The Russian reserves are spread over a huge...... More


Oil imports to Japan, China, and India boosting 1H03, imports to S Korea down - PIW

Petroleum Intelligence Weekly reports that Japan’s 8% leap in oil demand in the first half of 2003 (1H03) must be seen on the background of the shut down of nuclear plants. As soon as the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) restarts its nuclear reactors and cuts back on fuel oil for its thermal power plants, oil demand growth is expected to ease back down. Japanese refiners imported around 14% or...... More