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No. 25/2007




English Channel/North Sea SECA - August or November dates?

The relevant enforcement dates for the forthcoming English Channel/North Sea Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) are 11 August 2007, as per the European Union (EU) Directive, and 22 November 2007 for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Regulation (MARPOL Annex VI). This leaves a three-month discrepancy between the EU Directive requirements and the implementation date of the...... More


INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO in Dragon Boat Challenge

INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO fielded two teams to take part in the first ever British & International Sailors' Society (BISS) Dragon Boat Challenge held last weekend at the 2012 Olympic rowing venue on Dorney Lake near Eton in the UK .   Sponsored by BP and by Cargill, the event saw the spectacular triumph of the Freight Investor Services 'FIS-Five-O' team, with an incredible time of just 62.46...... More


OPRC-HNS Protocol entered into force on 14 June 2007

The IMO has issued a news release stating that the Protocol on Preparedness, Response and Cooperation to Pollution Incidents by Hazardous and Noxious Substances (OPRC-HNS Protocol) of 2000 came into force on 14 June 2007. Ships flying the flags of a party must carry a pollution emergency plan to deal with incidents involving hazardous and noxious substances.   Members are reminded of the INTERT...... More


The Lifeboat User Group gains wider recognition

As reported in Weekly NEWS 17/2007 , dated 27 April 2007, INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO have established a "Lifeboat User Group" together with ILAMA ( International Life-saving Appliance Manufacturers' Association). We are very pleased to note that the forum is now beginning to gather momentum and gain wider recognition among the shipping press, and in particular in magazines targeting seafarers. T...... More


IMO establishes Stowaway Focal Point after INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO submission

As reported in Weekly NEWS No. 22 dated 1 June 2007, the IMO's Secretary-General has established a Stowaway Focal Point within the IMO's Maritime Safety Division as a result of the INTERCARGO/INTERTANKO submission earlier this year to the IMO Facilitation Committee. The contact point for such matters is Graham Mapplebeck, Head of the Facilitation Section in the new IMO Sub-division for Maritime...... More


Distillate solution well received at European Transport Workers' Federation workshop

INTERTANKO was described as a "progressive association" after Kristian R. Fuglesang had presented the Association's distillate solution at a workshop on "Trade Union vision on sustainable transport" organised this week in Brussels by the European Transport Workers' Federation .   Although shipping is a very environmentally-friendly means of transport, responsible ship owners fully appreciate th...... More


Conference: Tackling Shipping Emissions – Steering a Cleaner Course

The European Commission has confirmed that it wants the shipping industry to be covered alongside the aviation industry under the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme.   According to a recent study by BP, shipping emissions account for around 5% of total global carbon emissions and this could rise significantly over the next 20 years. Although shipping in terms of efficiency produces less...... More


Paris MoU Black-Grey-White list of Flag States published along with new class performance list

The Paris MoU Committee approved last month the 2006 inspection results and adopted a new flag state performance list (the so-called black-grey-white list) which will take effect from 1 July 2007. This is accompanied by new publication consisting of a performance list for Recognized Organisations (i.e. classification societies), which will be effective from the same date. This new information...... More


Strong product trade increase

BP's presentation of its 56 th Statistical Review of World Energy did not reveal any big surprises and has already provoked widespread comment. BP is keen to promote the view that there are enough hydrocarbons around for the foreseeable future. BP's figure for world proven oil reserves was also about the same as in 2005.   The last five-year period has been quite exceptional both with regard to...... More



  • 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
  • 31 October–1 November 2007 – Latin American Panel meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 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
  • 26 November 2007 – Vetting Seminar, Philippines

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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   Contact: Sally...... More



Canada Chamber of Shipping, 13.06.07 – Intertanko calls for switch to MDO Risk and Insurance, 14.06.07 - Raising the Flag of Maritime Excellence  Bunkerworld, 15.06.07 - Norway still pushing for distillates Maritime, 15.06.07 - IBIA says INTERTANKO is flying in the face of common sense , 15.06.07 – INTERTANKO explains CO2 claim Bunkerworld, 15.06.07 - INTERTANKO sa...... More