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Thursday, October 18, 2018

No. 45/2003

  • INTERTANKO’s Communication and PR Committee meeting, 19 November 2003, Amsterdam
  • Asian Regional Panel meeting, 1 December 2003, Singapore
  • INTERTANKO Vetting Seminar in Singapore, 2 December 2003
  • International Seminar on Spill Preparedness, Response and Compensation – 3 December 2003, Singapore
  • Vetting Committee meeting, 4 December.2003, Singapore
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    Lloyd’s Register marks the retirement of IMO Secretary-General Bill O’Neil

    After 14 years as Secretary-General of the IMO, Bill O’Neil’s retirement of is being marked throughout the shipping industry with a number of receptions, lunches and dinners. At a Lloyd’s Register dinner he named four key tenets for IMO to take on into the future: technical competence, political acuity, a sound economic basis, and common sense.... More


    Reminder - Do not forget to register your SOPEP with the Texas General Land Office

    Prior to entering Texas waters all vessels must have an OPA 90 Plan or Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP) and register with the Texas General Land Office. Vessel operators who fail to register incur penalties for each violation, with an additional penalty if they are involved in an oil spill.... More


    North American Panel 14th Meeting, 23 October 2003, Washington DC

    Issues discussed included future USCG/INTERTANKO projects, the US Final Rule on Maritime Security, recognition of ISPS certification, avoidance of duplication of resources in case of an oil spill drill when a ship is at a terminal and lack of insurance against terrorist attacks.... More


    INTERTANKO's first Chemical Tanker Review available again for those who missed it first time!

    As part of its effort to provide optimal support for its chemical tanker owner members, INTERTANKO published last month its first Chemical Tanker Review focusing on the background and issues relevant to this sector.... More


    INTERTANKO to speak at EHMA Conference on ship waste disposal in Europe, 20-21 November 2003, Gothenburg

    INTERTANKO’s Environment Manager will speak on members’ concerns over inadequate facilities in European ports and the trend for variations in the implementation of the new European Directive on port reception facilities.... More


    INTERTANKO participates in WWF online debate

    Over the next two weeks INTERTANKO will be taking part in an online debate run by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), which aims at increasing primary school children’s awareness of the varying factors and parties involved during an oil spill. ... More



    First two Environmental Awareness Guides for Seafarers INTERTANKOs first two Environmental Awareness Guides for Seafarers have now been completed. Developed through the Environmental Committee, the Guides focus on explaining the background to the invasive species in ballast water and the concerns with anti-fouling coatings. These Guides are aimed at increasing awareness of the environmental...... More


    Period chartering halved in 2003

    INTERTANKO has recorded 90 period contracts of six months and longer in the period January-October 2003 compared to 211 for the whole of 2002. In general, the average age of the time-chartered tankers so far in 2003 has increased from 7.3 years in 2002 to 8.2 years, the average rates have risen by almost USD 2,000 to just over USD 18,013 per day, the average period has increased slightly from 1...... More




    POINTS OF VIEW - Out of the mouths of babes

    The first wave of questions asked in the course of the WWF’S on-line debate have proved remarkably sharp and to the point - the more so when you consider that the participants are children aged 9-11 years with only the shortest of background briefings.... More



    Lloyd’s List, 3 November 2003 - Panama oil spill rules to bump up costs Lloyd’s List, 5 November 2003 - Salerno bullish on achieving new bulker safety standards ... More