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Thursday, December 14, 2017

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 No. 43/2005 for details). Dr Lee also hosted a pre-panel meeting dinner for members attending from abroad and Korean tanker operators. 

In Beijing the Tripartite Dialogue with shipbuilders, the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) and members of the Round Table of international shipping associations was held from 31 October – 1 November. The Tripartite hosts were INTERTANKO associate members China Classification Society along with the China Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Apart from the Association’s Chairman, the INTERTANKO team included Peter Swift, Dragos Rauta, John Fawcett-Ellis and Chantal Cheung-Tam-He. See previous article for further details of the Tripartite Dialogue. 

Meetings were also held with members in Beijing and the opportunity was taken to discuss key international as well as regional issues facing the tanker industry.  

The World Shipping (China) Summit 2005 was held in Shanghai from 1-2 November. This important industry gathering was organised by COSCO with honorary hosts including INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO. Capt Wei Jiafu, President of COSCO and Chairman of the China Shipowners’ Association met Chairman Stephen Van Dyck and Managing Director Peter Swift. Capt Wei expressed his full support for the Association and looked forward to COSCO participating fully in the Association’s activities. This Summit provided an opportunity for our Chairman to meet many of our Asian members and contacts. 

INTERTANKO has a substantial membership throughout Asia which is continuing to grow.  

Contact: John Fawcett-Ellis