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Thursday, November 15, 2018

No. 44/2005

  • 9 November – CPR meeting in London
  • 10 November – INTERTANKO Executive Committee, London
  • 10-11 November – INTERTANKO Council, London
  • 15-16 November - Environmental Committee, Dubai, UAE
  • Mid-November – Latin American Panel, Miami (exact date to be confirmed)
  • 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
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  • Extended and expanded 6th edition of ‘A Guide to the Vetting Process’ now available
  • Commentary on SHELLVOY 6 just published
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    Missing chemical data means no bulk carriage by sea from 2007

    INTERTANKO is concerned that chemical data that is still missing from the IBC Code* will mean that certain products will not be permitted to be carried in bulk by sea from 2007.   When the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee adopted the revised IBC code last year, a joint MSC/MEPC Circular (MSC Circ.1128 / MEPC Circ.423) was issued containing a list of products that had been omitted from Chapters 1...... More


    Quality standards on the agenda for shipping industry Tripartite Dialogue

    The setting and verification of ship quality standards, from design and construction, through operation and ultimate recycling, including repairs and maintenance, was high on the agenda of the fifth meeting of the Tripartite Dialogue between representatives of the shipbuilders, ship owners and classification societies.    Taking place 31 October-1 November in Beijing , the meetings embraced a...... More


    INTERTANKO active in Seoul, Beijing, Dalian and Shanghai

    INTERTANKO’s Chairman Stephen Van Dyck has been involved in a number of high level meetings in Seoul , Beijing and Shanghai over the last week. In addition the association’s Technical Director, Dragos Rauta, hosted a technical seminar in Dalian and met members there.   In Seoul , the Asian Regional Panel under the chairmanship of Dr J.H. Lee, SK Shipping was held on 28 October (see Weekly NEWS...... More


    Singapore issues warnings to two errant bunker suppliers

    Singapore ’s Maritime and Port Authority has issued warnings and 'demerit points' to two errant bunker suppliers for supplying off-specification ship fuel. The action follows detection of aluminium and silicon levels above permissible limits in samples tested. The samples were taken from bunkers supplied by local companies Titan Bunkering and Equatorial Marine Fuel Management Services.   ...... More


    Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations (FOSFA) requests review of list of vegoil synonyms

    Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations (FOSFA) requests review of list of vegoil synonyms ... More


    Ship vetting – get it right with INTERTANKO’s newly updated publication

    Ship vetting remains a major issue for all those operating tankers on the spot market or involved in period charters. Giving accurate and timely responses to the questions of a potential charterer can help secure business in what is an extremely competitive environment.   To overcome the lack of available information on vetting inspection systems, and to assist tanker crews and onshore personne...... More


    INTERTANKO Environmental Contact Bulletins

    Do you wish to receive INTERTANKO Environmental Contact Bulletins?   These are periodic e-mails from INTERTANKO containing specific information related to environmental matters. Most members have identified a designated person within their company to be the "Environmental Contact" to receive these bulletins. However, if you do not already receive them but wish to do so, please contact Tim Wilki...... More


    Damage from mislabelled chemical cargoes is manufacturer’s responsibility

    A recent court case over the mislabelling (whether intentionally or unintentionally) of chemical cargoes shipped on container vessels, and the dangers that this can pose, could offer some pointers to the chemical tanker industry.    Crucially, a U.S. court has recently found a U.S. manufacturer fully liable for losses arising from a containership fire because of insufficient warnings being give...... More







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