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Wednesday, September 19, 2018


INTERTANKO’s Hellenic Forum meets in Athens on 9 September

The next meeting of INTERTANKO’s Hellenic Forum will take place at the Metropolitan Hotel in Athens on 9 September 1000-1500. IMO and European developments with regard to phase-out will be the main issue on the agenda, but important developments relating to INTERTANKO’s technical, marine and insurance work will also be covered.

Contact: Svein Ringbakken

Debate on 16 September in London on accelerated single-hull phase-out

As Europe's determination to further accelerate the phase-out of single-hull tankers continues to generate considerable heat, an informal technical debate has been organised next month during Seatrade's London International Maritime Convention. For those not familiar with the British concept of a debate, a motion is proposed and opposed by several speakers on each side before the event is thrown open to those on the floor to join in the discussion. After a short recapitulation by each side, the floor votes by show of hands whether it supports or rejects the motion.

With a motion entitled 'The Death of the Single-Hull Tanker?', the arguments over whether accelerated phase-out makes environmental and economic sense and whether double-hulls are the solution will be debated by INTERTANKO Managing Director Peter Swift and IBIA Vice-Chairman Don Gregory on the one hand, and by First International Chairman Paul Slater and Friends of the Earth's Roger Lankester on the other. Koji Sekimizu, Director of IMO's Marine Environment Division, will give a keynote address.

The debate, at 1430 hrs on Tuesday 16th September in the ExCel complex in London's Dockland, has been organised by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

Click here for full details and registration information

INTERTANKO’s Insurance Committee meets in London on 16 September

The next meeting of INTERTANKO’s Insurance Committee will take place in London on 16 September. The Committee will have a full agenda for this one-day meeting including and will discuss INTERTANKO’s representation on liability/insurance related matters in Brussels such as, for example, the criminal sanctions Directive. The Committee will also discuss developments relating to the CLC/FC and issues relating to war risk insurance, terrorism cover and insurance market developments.

Contact: Svein Ringbakken

Executive Committee and Council Meetings to be held 17-18 September

The next INTERTANKO Executive Committee and Council meetings will be held 17 and 18 September 2003 in conjunction with the Seatrade London International Maritime Convention at the ExCel Exhibition Centre in the London Docklands.

The Seatrade London International Maritime Convention is a combined conference and exhibition featuring the latest technologies, equipment and services together with a maritime conference programme and various workshops. INTERTANKO has been invited to moderate a session on Wednesday 17 September dedicated to current tanker issues. The session is split into two parts covering Tanker Market Developments and Improving Quality and Safety – Regulation versus Self-Regulation. The list of speakers and panellists includes Martin Stopford, Clarkson Research, Nigel Palmer, BP Shipping Ltd., Bob Bishop, V.Ships, Jan Kopernicki, Shell International Trading and Shipping/OCIMF, Basil Papachristidis, Seatramp (UK) Ltd. and Ugo Salerno, RINA/IACS

INTERTANKO members and associate members can register for the tanker session at a discounted price. Please contact Ms Joanna Warr on telephone +44 1206 545121 or e-mail

Visit the Seatrade web site at for further details about the convention and conference programme.

Contact: Anders Baardvik

INTERTANKO IT Committee meets in London 19 September

The INTERTANKO IT Committee will meet at the Baltic Exchange on 19 September in conjunction with the Seatrade London International Maritime Convention.

Contact: Anders Baardvik