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Dubai Tanker Event 28-31 March 2004

The International Energy Agency and Dr. Peters speak at the Dubai Tanker Event 2004

As the world economy seems to be finding solid ground for its recovery, shipping markets have been enjoying unprecedented highs. Increased demand for oil and petroleum products, coupled with exceptional growth in China, has exposed a fine balance between supply and demand in the tanker trades. The buoyancy and robustness of the market upswing have surprised even the most seasoned analysts and estimates for 2004 are continually being revised upwards.

The Dubai Tanker Event 2004 will provide delegates with analyses and updates on the world economy, energy, finance and tanker markets. Industry experts will share their views and forecasts and hopefully assist business leaders and executives in building sound foundations for future decisions.

Among the speakers will be prominent analysts and industry experts such as:

  • Jürgen Salamon, Managing Partner, Dr. Peters
  • Klaus Rehaag, Head of Oil Industry and Markets Division at the International Energy Agency
  • Kristopher D. Horvath, Vela International Marine
  • Bob Curt, Vice President, LNG Shipping, ExxonMobil
  • Martin Stopford, Managing Director, Clarkson Research Studies (TBC)
  • Peter Cooney, former Managing Director, V.Ships
  • Sudhir J. Mulji, Executive Deputy Chairman, Great Eastern Shipping Company

- as well as representatives from regional oil companies Saudi Aramco, Emirates National Oil Company, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.

As the centre for OPEC oil production, numerous refineries and swelling chemical trades, the Middle East has an undisputed influence on world tanker markets. And as a regional hub, Dubai is fast becoming a global shipping and business centre. In September 2003 Dubai hosted the annual meetings of IMF and the World Bank, and the government has revealed ambitious plans to attract shipping companies to its fast growing Dubai Maritime City. Several companies in the INTERTANKO membership have established a presence in the city, including operators, shipbrokers, agents and law firms, while the Dubai Dry Dock is already one of the world’s largest ship repair yards.

In addition to updates on market conditions and energy demand, the Dubai Tanker Event 2004 will also feature a session on the importance of preparedness and incident management. Captain Peter Cooney, who is widely acknowledged for having presided over one of the most successful media operations during the “Sea Empress” casualty in Milford Haven, will share his experiences and explain how the incident was handled, how strategies were formulated and how he and his team faced the media scrutiny. The presentation will provide a unique look behind the scenes of a major casualty.

Other sessions will centre on topics such as the importance of looking beyond the immediate causes of incidents and identifying the root causes. Every day incidents are written off as human error, costing the industry millions of dollars, while a better understanding of cause and effect would help mariners and shore staff predict and avoid latent failures. And as one of the most important loading areas for oil in the world, we will also take a closer look at pollution preparedness and environmental awareness in the Middle East Gulf.

Incorporating the INTERTANKO Annual General Meeting as well as Executive Committee and Council Meetings, the Dubai Tanker Event 2004 will offer an outstanding opportunity to network and dialogue with the leading figures in the worldwide tanker community.

For travellers to the Event, INTERTANKO has negotiated preferential rates with Emirates Airline. Please contact Griffin Marine Travel for competitive quotes on e-mail intertanko@griffintravel.com , telephone +44 20 7814 9933 or fax +44 20 7814 9978.

Visit our web site www.intertanko.com for continuous updates or contact Anders Baardvik for further details on e-mail anders.baardvik@intertanko.com or telephone +44 20 7977 7021.

The Dubai Tanker Event 2004 is kindly sponsored by ABS, Gulf Agency Shipping Company, Green Award and V.Ships.