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No. 42/2005

  • 24 October – POSTPONED - Latin America Panel, Miami
  • 24 October – POSTPONED - Vetting Seminar, Miami
  • 25 October – Hellenic Forum, Athens
  • 28 October – Asian Regional Panel, Seoul
  • 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
  • 15-16 November - Environmental Committee, Dubai, UAE
  • 23 November – INTERTANKO Offshore Tanker Committee (IOTC), Oslo
  • 24 November – Chemical Tanker Committee, Singapore
  • 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

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    21.10.2005

    Latin American Panel and Miami Vetting Seminar postponed by Hurricane Wilma

    After consultations with the Chairman of INTERTANKO, the Chairman of the Latin American Panel, and the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) weather service, we have decided to postpone and reschedule the Latin American Panel meeting planned for this Monday, 24 October (and the subsequent Vetting Seminar) in view of the approach of Hurricane Wilma, due to cross over South Flori...... More

    21.10.2005

    Workshop on Goal Based Standards

    As previously reported, in the aftermath of the Prestige accident and as a result of other serious tanker and bulk carrier accidents, the IMO decided to develop a set of overarching goals according to which ships should be designed and built. This development is called the “Goal-Based New Ship Construction Standards” or in short Goal-Based Standards (GBS). Its initial intention has been to...... More

    21.10.2005

    IACS Common Structural Rules for Tankers - The Third Draft

    The Joint Tanker Project (JTP) has released the Third Draft of its Common Structural Rules for Tankers ( click here to download) and a summary of the technical changes made to the previous draft ( click here to download).   This new draft will be circulated by all members of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) to their technical committees for final approval. We wil...... More

    21.10.2005

    IMO Working Group reports on Long Range Identification and Tracking

    INTERTANKO attended an intersessional meeting of the IMO’s MSC (Marine Safety Committee) Working Group (WG) meeting this week on the subject of Long Range Identification & Tracking (LRIT).   The background to this meeting and the preliminary discussions can be found here , whereas the outcome of this week’s meeting is described in the WG’s draft report MSC80.WP.7, which can be downloaded here ....... More

    21.10.2005

    INTERTANKO establishes TMSA Working Group

    As a positive step forward regarding future work items relating to Tanker Management & Self Assessment (TMSA), and being mindful of the vetting, technical and environmental elements in TMSA, we are pleased to advise that we have established a small TMSA Working Group from members of the Vetting Committee, Environmental Committee and INTERTANKO's Safety & Technical Committee (ISTEC).   While the...... More

    21.10.2005

    IMO Secretary-General to welcome INTERTANKO’s Council to the IMO building for its autumn meeting

    INTERTANKO’s autumn Council meeting will take place on 10-11 November and will be held at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London . This is the first time INTERTANKO has held its Council meeting at the IMO, and to mark the event the IMO Secretary-General Efthimios Mitropoulos will welcome and address Council members on the first day of the meeting.   The Preliminary Programme is...... More

    21.10.2005

    Focus on port state authorities as well as ship owners at Ballast Water Conference, London

    INTERTANKO’s Environmental Manager, Tim Wilkins, spoke in London this week at a Ballast Water Conference focusing on the implementation of the new IMO Ballast Water Guidelines. He focused on the role of the ship owner in complying with the international requirements but also stressed the importance of ensuring that the treatment developers and port state authorities also fulfil their...... More

    21.10.2005

    IMO Flag State Auditing Scheme discussed at World Maritime University

    “Any Administration that thinks it can delegate all functions to Classification Societies and does not require any technical expertise, lives in a fools’ paradise ,” was the clear message given this week in Malmö, Sweden by Capt. Fazlur R. Chowdhury, Deputy Director for Maritime Affairs, Bahamas Maritime Authority.   Malmö’s World Maritime University (WMU) seminar on Flag State Audit placed a...... More

    21.10.2005

    INTERTANKO at the China Logistics conference in Beijing

    Tanker safety performance and the regulatory environment, and the phase-out of single-hull tankers, were on the agenda at the China Logistics conference in Beijing this week. As a guest of IBC Asia Ltd., INTERTANKO’s Manager Research and Project Section, Erik Ranheim, made two presentations to senior people from China ’s tanker companies and administration.   His first presentation was on tanke...... More

    21.10.2005

    INTERTANKO attends the FONASBA Annual Meeting in Tokyo

    In addition to visiting Japanese INTERTANKO members and Japanese contacts, INTERTANKO has this week attended the Annual Meeting of the Federation of National Associations of Shipbrokers and Agents (FONASBA) in Tokyo .   The opportunity was taken to network and discuss issues related to port agency and shipbroking, and to deliver a report on activities in INTERTANKO’s Documentary Committee, whic...... More

    21.10.2005

    INTERTANKO Hellenic Forum due to meet in Athens 25 October

    INTERTANKO’s Hellenic Forum will meet next week on Tuesday, 25 October at the Metropolitan Hotel in Athens . The meeting will take place prior to INTERTANKO’s Council meeting in November and the Forum will be invited to discuss key issues on the forthcoming Council agenda.   Dr. Peter M. Swift, INTERTANKO Managing Director, will be present at the meeting and will provide a report on INTERTANKO’...... More

    21.10.2005

    INTERTANKO Vetting Seminar Singapore to be held on 29 November

    INTERTANKO is hosting a Vetting Seminar in Singapore for all its members at The Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road on the 29 November 2005. The Seminar will start at 12:00 with a buffet lunch. Speakers will come from IMT/ExxonMobil, BP, Shell, Q88.com, Lloyd’s Register, the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS), with more to be confirmed.   Attendance at the Vetting Seminar is free of charge and more than...... More

    21.10.2005

    Full Text of New Brazilian Ballast Water Requirements

    Further to our article relating to the mandating of ballast water exchange by Brazil ( Weekly News No. 26/2005 , 1 July 2005), INTERTANKO has received a translation of the requirements, courtesy of Lloyd’s Register, London .   A copy of this translation can be downloaded here .   Contact : Tim Wilkins ... More

    21.10.2005

    Saint Petersburg conclusions on shipping energy from Russia

    Last week’s Mare Forum conference in Saint Petersburg on the challenges and opportunities offered by Russia ’s energy and energy shipping business, which was officially supported by INTERTANKO, has published some of its conclusions and some of its suggestions for policy makers.   The demand for more transparency and good governance in Russian business and law.    The need for reform of Russian...... More

    21.10.2005

    Oil supply ups and downs

    Even with oil prices hovering around USD 60 per barrel it appears that oil producers are struggling to increase production - OPEC only increased oil production by 0.1 mbd in September to 29.79 mbd.    Outside OPEC, whereas the Former Soviet Union’s net crude oil exports fell marginally to 8.94 mbd in August, the FSU is still expected to increase production by 0.4 mbd over 2005 as a whole,...... More

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    INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS

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