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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

No. 10/2006

  • 14 March – CTC/CTSA Committee, Houston
  • 15 March – Vetting and Chemical Seminar, Houston
  • 16 March – Vetting Committee, Houston
  • 20 March - North American Panel, Stamford, Connecticut
  • 27 March - Tanker Chartering Seminar, Singapore
  • 28 March - Documentary Committee, Singapore
  • 28 March - Insurance & Legal Committee/Forum, Singapore
  • 29 March – Associate Members Committee (AMC), Singapore
  • 29-31 March - Singapore Tanker Event 2006, ExCom/Council, Annual General Meeting, Poseidon Challenge
  • 25 April - Latin American Panel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 3 October – Vetting Seminar, London
  • 4 October – Vetting Committee, London
  • ... More
  • Extended and expanded 6th edition of 'A Guide to the Vetting Process' now available
  • Commentary on SHELLVOY 6 just published
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    Singapore Tanker Event 29-31 March – THE tanker event

    INTERTANKO‘s Singapore Tanker Event is now only two and a half weeks away. We have managed to get together an impressive list of distinguished speakers from right across the tanker industry and an ever-growing list of delegates from among the Association’s members and associate members and from local companies.    In addition to meetings of the Association’s Executive Committee and Council, the...... More


    Criminalisation: shipping’s concern

    'Criminalisation; Developments in EU, Canada and other locations' was the theme of a presentation give by INTERTANKO MD Dr Peter Swift at the International Salvage Union Associate Members’ Day conference on 8 March 2006.   Swift said that INTERTANKO and others in the maritime community had for many years taken every opportunity to highlight the unfair treatment that is frequently meted out to...... More


    22 March Deadline for entry into force of Californian Ballast Rules

    New ballast rules due to enter into force on 22 March will see a requirement placed on coastal trading ships wishing to discharge in Californian waters. At present, requirements require ships coming from outside the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)) to exchange ballast water no less than 200 nautical miles off shore and in water deeper than 200 metres. The extension of these requirements on 2...... More


    INTERTANKO comments on the new Thematic Assessment on Maritime Transportation in the Baltic Region

    Earlier this week. INTERTANKO’s Environment Manager Tim Wilkins presented a paper at the HELCOM (Helsinki Commission) headquarters in Helsinki commenting on the new Thematic Assessment on Maritime Transportation in the Baltic Region. The Thematic Assessment is part of a larger Baltic Sea Action Plan which focuses on all the key environmental concerns facing the region: eutrophication (whereby...... More


    Singapore plans to accede to the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships in 2009

    The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has issued Shipping Circular No. 6 of 2006 stating that the Government of Singapore plans to accede to the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships in 2009.   Owners and operators of ships registered in Singapore and owners and operators of ships that call in Singapore should plan accordingly. The convention...... More


    Strong attendance at INTERTANKO Hellenic Forum meeting

    Last week’s meeting of INTERTANKO’s Hellenic Forum demonstrated the growing enthusiasm in the region’s membership for active participation in the Association. With over 60 delegates attending the meeting, nearly three-quarters of INTERTANKO’s Hellenic member companies were represented.   This meeting was seen as an important milestone in the activity of the region and the input from the Forum...... More


    INTERTANKO's Vetting and Chemical Seminar on March 15 in Houston

    Further to our earlier advice in the Weekly NEWS, we are pleased to provide a finalised speakers' programme and schedule for the INTERTANKO Chemical/Vetting Seminar that will be held in Houston on 15 March 2006 at the Wyndham Greenspoint Hotel, Houston , Texas , USA . The Chemical Session of the seminar will be held in the morning from 09:00 to 12:30 , followed by a buffet lunch from 12.30 to...... More


    Visit us at stand No. 21 at CMA Shipping 2006 March 20-22

    INTERTANKO’s Chairman, Stephen Van Dyck; Managing Director, Peter Swift; Director, Regulatory Affairs and Americas , Joe Angelo; INTERCARGO Secretary General, Roger Holt, will join the delegates from 50 countries who gather in Stamford , Connecticut March 20-22 for the Connecticut Maritime Association’s CMA Shipping 2006. At the INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO / Maritime...... More


    Pipelines – major long-term threat to tankers

    Pipelines have for years been a significant competitor of oil tankers. The 2.4 mbd SUMED pipeline running from Ain Sukhna to Alexandria provides a shorter route to the West for Middle East oil in VLCCs, compared to running via the Cape of Good Hope . So does the 1.8 mbd Iraqi pipeline from Kirkuk to Ceyhan, where tankers pick crude oil up in the Mediterranean to carry it to the West instead of...... More







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