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No. 20/2007




Switch to Marine Diesel Oil (MDO) a necessary step to lower air pollution from ships

"Switching to MDO is offering a common-sense, immediate and global opportunity to significantly reduce emissions from ships," said Dragos Rauta, Technical Manager of INTERTANKO, in a recent presentation given to the Bunker Summit - Greece 2007 in Athens .    He stressed that the u se of Marine Diesel Oil (MDO)  is not claimed to be the "sole solution", as many critics have asserted, but a signi...... More


Pollution analysis - level of oil spilled in 2006 was one of the lowest for over 35 years

According to the latest annual survey by the International Salvage Union (ISU), the amount of oil spilled in 2006 was at one of the lowest levels for over 35 years. The number of tanker salvage operations also fell to 18 salvage cases involving tankers compared with 34 in 2005. Tankers were involved in only 8% of the total number of salvage cases.   The total amount of oil cargo recovered by IS...... More


Record attendance at Athens Vetting Seminar - presentations available

INTERTANKO’s Vetting Seminar held this week in Athens attracted a record number of 260 delegates. Although there was a strong Greek presence at the seminar, it remained an international gathering with members travelling to Athens from Scandinavia and speakers travelling from the U.S. This remarkable attendance demonstrates the Association’s reputation in organising for relevant and topical...... More


INTERTANKO Vetting Committee meeting, Athens, 16 May

INTERTANKO’s Vetting Committee met in Athens this week to discuss and review a topical agenda of core issues, including reports from its working groups, oil company timecharter requirements, and SIRE matters. The Agenda may be accessed here .   The minutes of the meeting will be circulated as soon as possible.   Contact : Howard Snaith ... More


Minutes of combined CTC #29/CTSCA #8 meeting now available

We are pleased to advise that the minutes of the last combined meeting of the Chemical Tanker Committee (CTC) and the Chemical Tanker Sub-Committee ( Americas ) (CTSCA), held on 7 February 2007, are now available and can be accessed here .   Contact : Howard Snaith ... More


Shipping Finance Review 2007/2008 available

INTERTANKO has several copies of the Shipping Finance Review 2007/2008, which can be forwarded to those interested on request. Please contact Erik Ranheim .   Contact : Erik Ranheim ... More


New pipelines for the export of oil from the Former Soviet Union (FSU)

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that Transneft announced in late April that one third of the 0.6 million barrels per day (mbd) pipeline being built from Eastern Siberia to Skovorodino on the Chinese border has been constructed. Completion is expected by end-2008, with 50% of deliveries travelling by spur line to China and the remainder likely to be transported by rail to the Pacif...... More



  • 30 May 2007 - Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, Singapore
  • 1 June 2007 - INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO U.K. Members' Lunch Seminar, London
  • 11-12 June 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, Oslo
  • 12 June 2007 - Human Element in Shipping Committee #3 meeting, Oslo
  • 14 June 2007 - Associate Members Committee Intersessional (AMC) meeting, Oslo
  • 28 June 2007 – INTERTANKO’s Worldscale Committee meeting
  • 4 July 2007 – INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO U.K. Members' Lunch Seminar, London
  • 3 August 2007 – IT Committee meeting, Singapore
  • 18 September 2007 - Associate Members Committee (AMC) meeting, London
  • 19 September 2007 – Asian Panel meeting, Tokyo
  • 1 October 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, Paris
  • 18 October 2007 - Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, London
  • 14 November 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, London
  • 15 November 2007 - Autumn Council meeting, London
  • 16 November 2007 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members' Lunch
  • 20 November 2007 – IT Committee meeting, Bergen, Norway     
  • 21 November 2007 – Half day (p.m.) Vetting Seminar Hong Kong, China
  • 22 November 2007 - Vetting Committee meeting, Hong Kong, China

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2006/7 publications catalogue   INTERTANKO's full publications catalogue for 2006/7 is available online as a downloadable pdf file   Three easy ways to order:   Download an this form and fax to our Oslo office on +47 22 12 26 41 Send your order by e-mail to Order directly from our online bookshop     ** 'Vetting...... More



Lloyd’s List, 14 May 2007 - IEA fires distillates warning, 15 May 2007 - Distillate switch could threaten supply chain Lloyd’s List, 15 May 2007 - Intertanko refutes IEA claim on distillates switch Lloyd’s List, 15 May 2007 – Riding the wave from feast to famine Lloyd’s List, 16 May 2007 - Intertanko warns full yards could destabilise tanker markets TradeWinds, 18 May 20...... More