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Saturday, October 20, 2018

No. 47/2006




INTERTANKO's Environmental Committee gather for 23rd meeting

INTERTANKO’s Environmental Committee gathered this week at the Glasgow office of Teekay Shipping Ltd for its 23 rd meeting. Under the chairmanship of Dimitris Stamoudis (Minerva Marine Inc.) the Committee took key policy decisions on ship recycling and port reception facilities whilst also acting on elements of the ballast water, biofouling and whale strike issues.   The Committee considered ho...... More


INTERTANKO contacts INEA on Maracaibo Channel safety

Reference is made to several recent articles bringing unofficial reports on the status of the navigation buoys in the Maracaibo Channel, together with our article published in Weekly NEWS No. 34/06 dated 25 August 2006 on the introduction of a new Recovery Charge.   INTERTANKO has initiated a direct lobbying effort with the Instituto Nacional de los Espacos Acuaticos (INEA) in Caracas to voice...... More


Shared reference library of ship equipment manuals - INTERTANKO to initiate a pilot project

INTERTANKO's IT Committee agreed at its meeting last September to develop a repository where INTERTANKO members could download/upload ship equipment manuals and share information. The reference library will be categorised, with possible areas of focus on the following equipment categories: Marine Pollution Prevention, Life-Saving Appliances, Fire Protection, Navigation Equipment and Radio...... More


INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO Mumbai Joint Technical Seminar presentations available

INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO hosted a highly successful Joint Technical Seminar in Mumbai this week with over 100 delegates participating. The presentations given included:   ·          Dr Peter Swift , Managing Director, INTERTANKO - Global governance structures and upholding international law ( click here to view); ·          Roger Holt , Secretary General, INTERCARGO - Annex V and the problems...... More


INTERTANKO issues its Practical Guide to Revisions to MARPOL Annex II

INTERTANKO is pleased to advise that it has this week issued its Practical Guide to the Revisions to MARPOL Annex II. This contains 40-plus pages of practical guidance regarding the revisions to MARPOL Annex II , the associated revisions to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code).   It includes the effect on the carriage...... More


Strong growth in the Suezmax fleet

  Johan G. Olsen has issued its suezmax fleet list, which details the employment of the ships and the charterer. These tankers do not really live up to their name as only on average 11 per month passed through the Suez Canal in 2004, which was actually less than the number of VLCCs. However, passages through the Suez Canal increased from a monthly average of 5.6 in 2002, to 8.8 in 2003, 11 in...... More



[ Please note that INTERTANKO Committee meetings are for committee members only and are not open to other members. ]     29 November 2006 - Documentary Committee meeting and dinner, London   The next Documentary Committee meeting and dinner will be held in London on 29 November 2006. Contact : John Fawcett-Ellis     6 December – ITOPF/INTERTANKO: Tanker Safety & Pollution Prevention Seminar,...... More



NEW PUBLICATION * 'Vetting Clauses - A Practical Guide' * NEW PUBLICATION

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TradeWinds, 17 November 2006 – IMO man comes out in support of Intertanko Bunkerworld, 21 November 2006 - Poor air quality in Hong Kong is posing serious health hazards Lloyd's List, 22 November 2006 - Talking to ourselves is not enough TradeWinds, 24 November 2006 - IMO to take Intertanko fuel proposal forward ... More