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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

No. 40/2005

  • 12 October - INTERTANKO Documentary Committee, London
  • 13 October - INTERTANKO Insurance & Legal Committee, London
  • 19 October – Bunker Sub-Committee, London
  • 20 October – INTERTANKO Offshore Tanker Committee (IOTC), Oslo
  • 18 - 22 October - FONASBA Annual Meeting, Tokyo
  • 24 October – Latin America Panel, Miami
  • 24 October – Vetting Seminar, Miami
  • 25 October – Hellenic Forum, Athens
  • 28 October – Asian Regional Panel, Seouil
  • 30 October - 1 November - Tripartite Meeting, Beijing
  • 1-2 November - World Shipping (China) Summit, Shanghai
  • 9 November – CPR meeting in London
  • 10-11 November – INTERTANKO Council, London
  • 24 November – Chemical Tanker Committee, Singapore
  • 15-16 November - Environmental Committee, Dubai, UAE
  • 29 November – Vetting Seminar, Singapore
  • 30 November - Vetting Committee, Singapore
  • 8 December – International Seminar on Tanker Safety, Pollution Prevention and Spill Preparedness, Shanghai
  • ... More
  • INTERTANKO Annual Report and Review 2004
  • Guiding Principles to Emergency Management and Crisis Communications
  • A Guide to Bunkering of Ships for the purposes of Annex VI to MARPOL
  • Tanker Bills of Lading – A Practical Guide
  • A Guide for correct entries in the Oil Record Book - Part 1 (Machinery Space Operation)
  • A Guide to Crude Oil Washing and Cargo Heating Criteria
  • Tanker Specification Awareness Guide
  • A Guide to Tanker Charters
  • ... More




    Maritime employment a priority for the U.K.’s EU presidency

    “The shipping industry cannot raise its game unless it sorts out its employment problem,” said the UK Minister for Shipping, Dr Stephen Ladyman, this week at the session on maritime employment during Seatrade’s London International Maritime Convention.   The session, organised as part of the U.K. ’s presidency of the European Union (EU), highlighted the issues of age and of the origin of our...... More


    The industry needs to deliver – and be seen to deliver

    Maybe nothing much new was said. But BBC presenter Libby Purves brought a breath of fresh air into the issue of the shipping industry’s image this week at the session on “Image” at Seatrade’s London International Maritime Convention, chaired by IMO Secretary-General Thimio Mitropoulos. The industry should be offering a counterweight to accidents, she said. Even though our culture and language i...... More


    ISM review desirable, suggests IMO Working Group

    Following on from the IMO Secretary-General’s intervention in 2004 to request a rigorous interpretation of the effectiveness of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code, a Group of Experts (GE) Working Group met at the IMO on 4 October 2005 to analyse the results of questionnaires sent out during the summer to seafarers, shipping companies, Administrations and shore-based staff.   Using t...... More


    FOSFA - revised acceptable previous cargo list available

    FOSFA ( Federation of Oils Seeds and Fats Association ) has issued a revised Acceptable Previous Cargo List dated 1 October 2005 ( click here to view).   The FOSFA Banned Previous Cargo list dated 1 October 2004 remains unchanged.   Contact : Howard Snaith ... More


    St Petersburg tanker conference focuses on the challenges and opportunities of tanker shipping from Russia and Central Asia

    The technical difficulties of infrastructural development necessary to export the energy products from one of the biggest oil exporters in the world - the constraints of geography and weather on tanker transportation - the reactions of coastal states to laden tankers on innocent passage past their shores - trading tankers in ice - all sorts of political pressures…   It is the challenges and...... More


    Still a fragmented aframax ownership

    Johan G. Olsen lists 694 aframaxes (including 30 OBOs) plus 147 orders in their September 2005 aframax report.   Teekay is the biggest aframax owner with 49 ships (7% share), Malaysian International Shipping Corp. Bhd. (MISC) has 38 and General Maritime 26 ships (4% share). There are 11 owners with 10 to 17 tankers, and altogether the 14 biggest owners have 264 ships or 38% of the total aframax...... More


    Refinery expansions

    According to Petroleum Economist, there are projects and plans to increase global refinery capacity by 3.91 million barrels daily (mbd). Some involve expansion of current refineries and others are plans for new refineries.   The greatest expansion plans or projects are in Asia and the Middle East (1.5 mbd). However, Petroleum Economist estimates that the refinery expansions could be greater tha...... More







    Lloyd's List, 5 October 2005 - A European maritime body is what we need Lloyd's List, 6 October 2005 - Failure to respect seafarers’ rights is shattering the soul of shipping ... More