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No. 45/2007




Canada – administrative monetary penalty regulations proposed

Transport Canada has issued a news release stating that it is proposing regulations to establish administrative monetary penalties for marine safety violations. The goal is to provide an efficient approach to regulating the maritime sector. Source: Holland & Knight LLP   Contact : Joe Angelo ... More


Worldscale 2008 Schedule to reflect extra bunker costs in SECAs, ISPS costs in U.S. ports and NOx taxes in Norway

The Worldscale Associations this week issued a Notice to their subscribers providing advance information about the next Worldscale Schedule which will take effect on 1 January 2008.   Among the changes are reflection of extra costs associated with low sulphur fuels in Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECAs), ISPS ( International Ship and Port Facility Security Code ) costs in U.S. ports and Nox...... More


INTERTANKO launches its upgraded Terminal Vetting Database and provides real-time port/terminal information for tanker operators

From today INTERTANKO members have access to near real-time information about the terminals their ships plan to visit, since the Association’s Terminal Vetting Database is now hosted on the website.   INTERTANKO’s Terminal Vetting Database now works in a similar way to the SIRE and CDI systems. Any low scoring comments on a particular terminal will be forwarded by INTERTANKO to the...... More


INTERTANKO wins support for distillates in Canada

The INTERTANKO option (the global use of distillates) for the revision of Annex VI was presented to a meeting of the Canadian Marine Advisory Council National held this week in Ottawa by INTERTANKO’s Research manager Erik Ranheim .   The main message conveyed in his presentation was that the world is moving away from using heavy fuel oil, and many refiners are investing in conversion plants for...... More


INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO – lunchtime presentation – conversion of single-hull tankers to bulk carriers

As part of the regular series of lunchtime presentations held at the offices of INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO in London , we are pleased to invite you to a presentation of significant topical interest: the technical aspects of converting single-hull tankers to bulk carriers. This will be given on Friday, 15 November 2007 at 1200.   Our speaker will be Ulf T. Freudendahl, DNV’s Business Director, Bulk...... More


Greek Shipping Summit is updated by INTERTANKO on air emissions, and by INTERCARGO on bulk carrier loading pressures

A clear condensed summary of the options available to the shipping industry on air emissions was given by INTERTANKO’s Managing Director, Dr. Peter Swift , at the Greek Shipping Summit organised this week in Athens by Seatrade and Tradewinds.   Swift demonstrated two simple choices – continue burning heavy fuel oil with emissions abatement technology, or switch to cleaner (distillate) fuels,...... More


Panamanian cadets seek cadet berths

INTERTANKO has recently been contacted by the International Maritime University of Panama (IMUP) with a request for cadet berths for their graduates.   This December, 70 plus deck and engine cadets, trained according to STCW 78/95, will complete their theoretical studies and will thereafter be seeking prospective employers to enable them to acquire their necessary sea time to be certified as...... More


INTERTANKO presents Tanker Officer Training Standards (TOTS) to ICS meeting

INTERTANKO was invited to attend a meeting of the International Chamber of Shipping's (ICS's) Chemical and Product Tanker Committee this week to provide a presentation to their committee members on INTERTANKO’s Tanker Officer Training Standards (TOTS).    The presentation may be accessed here or viewed on the INTERTANKO web site at Intertanko Presentations . We are also pleased to make availabl...... More


7th Edition of INTERTANKO's Guide to the Vetting Process now available

To overcome the lack of available information on vetting inspection systems, and to assist tanker crews and onshore personnel, INTERTANKO has published 'A Guide to the Vetting Process'. The publication provides a concise, yet comprehensive description of the principal tanker vetting systems. INTERTANKO recommends that this revised and expanded 7th edition is a MUST onboard each vessel and in...... More


Tight oil supply – high oil price – eventually dampening demand

The CEO of TOTAL, Christophe de Margerie, has just warned that the world's capacity to produce oil is not as great as the official prognoses indicate. The long-term prognosis of the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) foresees that oil consumption will increase to 116 million barrels per day (mbd) by 2030, up from about 85 mbd today. The Energy Information Administration ( EIA), which...... More



  • 14 November 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, London
  • 14 November 2007 – Documentary Committee meeting, London
  • 14-15 November 2007 - Autumn Council meeting, London
  • 15 November 2007 – INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO Lunch presentation, London
  • 16 November 2007 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London
  • 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 – Seafarers Vetting Seminar, Philippines
  • 21 January 2008 – Human Element in Shipping Committee meeting, London
  • 20-23 April 2008 – INTERTANKO's Annual Tanker Event, Istanbul
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NEW 200 7/8 publications catalogue now available   Click here to download INTERTANKO's full publications catalogue for 2007/2008 with over 40 titles.   4 easy ways to send us your order:   Online:     Order directly from our online bookshop E-mail:     Send your order by e-mail to Fax:         Download this form and fax to our Oslo office on +47 22 12 26 41 Tel :        ...... More



Lloyd's List, 7.11.07 – Ship air pollution linked to heart and lung deaths Lloyd's List, 7.11.07 – Hats off to Panama ’s bright young things Lloyd's List, 7.11.07 – Pynda extends its nurturing tentacles far and wide Lloyd's List, 8.11.07 – 60,000: could this be death toll from ship air pollution?, 8.11.07 – Intertanko Terminal Vetting Database available on Cargo Security...... More