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Thursday, November 15, 2018

No. 44/2006




USCG update on harmonisation of revised MARPOL Annex II/amended IBC Code with U.S. regulations

The IMO has published IMO Circular MEPC.1 Circ 542 on the subject of a communication received from the U.S. Coast Guard concerning the implementation plan to prepare for the pending implementation of the revised MARPOL Annex II regulations and the amended IBC Code.   The United States wishes to clarify the effect of any apparent inconsistencies between the revised Annex II/amended IBC Code and...... More


INTERTANKO Chairman meets Tokyo-based members

As part of his fourth visit to Asia in 2006, INTERTANKO’s Chairman Stephen Van Dyck visited members in Tokyo earlier this week together with INTERTANKO’s Managing Director, Peter Swift, and Regional Manager for Asia-Pacific, Tim Wilkins .   Having visited members around Tokyo , Van Dyck welcomed Japanese members to a reception held at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo on Tuesday 31 October. At the...... More


INTERTANKO Chairman highlights the challenges facing tanker owners

Speaking at the World Shipping ( China ) Summit 2006, Shenzhen, 3 November 2006, INTERTANKO Chairman Stephen Van Dyck highlighted the need for owners to be pro-active in meeting the numerous challenges that they face.   In his presentation, " The Evolution of the World Oil Tanker Industry and its Key Challenges", ( click here to view) he covered China ’s accelerating oil usage, refinery expansi...... More


BP announces changes to Group shipping policy on double hulls and age limits

Following the very successful Vetting Seminar in London on 3 October 2006, we have received permission from BP to release the following announcement to members regarding changes in BP Group shipping:   The following changes to the BP Group shipping policy will apply to all sea-going movements which are subject to be vetted (1) .   From 9 January 2006, all vessels carrying persistent or ‘dirty’...... More


2007 Worldscale Schedule to reflect substantially higher bunker prices

Increased bunker prices will lead to substantial increases in the Worldscale Flat rates for long voyages in the 2007 Worldscale Schedule compared with the 2006 Schedule. The impact for short voyages with a high proportion of port time will be less.   The worldwide average price for bunker fuel (380 cst) in the period 01 October 2005 to 30 September 2006 was USD 318.25 per tonne, and this is the...... More


Final call for Council members to register for the autumn meeting

Four key policy issues will be the focal point of this year’s INTERTANKO Council autumn meeting, which will take place on Tuesday 14 November 2006 in the Hilton Tower Bridge, London:   Ship Vetting Information sharing Air emissions from ships Human element   Ship Vetting   At the Council’s request, the Vetting Committee will give a presentation on its current work items, including information o...... More


INTERTANKO ExCom member addresses The Royal Institution of Naval Architects on "A Shipowner’s Perspective of Standards"

INTERTANKO Executive Committee member David Koo addressed The Royal Institution of Naval Architects on "A Shipowner’s Perspective of Standards" on 1 November in London at its 2006 President’s Invitation Lecture.   Speaking in his capacity as Chief Operating Officer, Valles Steamship Company, and Chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association, Mr. Koo mentioned that "in this age of intense...... More


INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO host joint Technical Seminar, Mumbai

Less than three weeks to go until the joint INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO technical seminar on 22 November 2006 in Mumbai, aimed primarily at the associations’ joint members and associate members in the region.   Presentations at the seminar will be as follows:   Dr Peter Swift, Managing Director, INTERTANKO - Global governance structures and upholding international law Roger Holt, Secretary General,...... More


ITOPF/INTERTANKO: Tanker Safety & Pollution Prevention Seminar, Dubai

A seminar addressing tanker safety issues, highlighting opportunities for preventing pollution from ships, and recommending procedures for dealing with pollution incidents in an effective manner will take place early December in Dubai .   ITOPF and INTERTANKO are joint organisers, in association with Vela International Marine Limited, Dubai Drydocks, and Gulf Energy Maritime, of this seminar on...... More


Weakening markets

The tanker market has been very volatile in recent months and rates for the different segments have at times moved in different directions. Over the last week all segments have weakened and the rates for the crude segments have converged.   The situation this autumn is quite different from that at the same time last year. Stock is relatively high, there is no hurricane activity and crude oil...... More



  • 8 November – Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, London
  • 13 November – INTERTANKO Executive Committee meeting, London
  • 14 November – INTERTANKO Council meeting, London
  • 15 November - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO workshop on "Meeting the requirements of the new E.U. competition rules", London
  • 22 November – INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO joint Technical Seminar, Mumbai
  • 22 November - INTERTANKO Offshore Tanker Committee, Oslo
  • 29 November 2006 - Documentary Committee meeting and dinner, London
  • 6 December – ITOPF/INTERTANKO: Tanker Safety & Pollution Prevention Seminar, Dubai

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NEW PUBLICATION * ‘Vetting Clauses - A Practical Guide’ * NEW PUBLICATION

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TradeWinds, 27 October – Hansson mulling more suezmaxes TradeWinds, 27 October – ICS pushes for 'holistic approach' to emissions Lloyd's List, 30 October – Intertanko proposal is 'simplistic' says IBIA Lloyd's List, 1 November – Asian owners hope for permanent base ... More