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No. 49/2007




IMO Assembly - Efthimios Mitropoulos re-elected as Secretary General

The 25 th session of the IMO Assembly re-elected Mitropoulos as its Secretary General until 31 December 2011. In his speech after the re-election, Mitropoulos stressed the importance of the Organization's initiatives and the need to continue finalising these initiatives. He said that protection of the environment and safety of life at sea remain high on the IMO's agenda, together with maritime...... More


IMO Assembly delays enforcement of the Ballast Water Management Convention

he 25 th session of the IMO Assembly agreed and adopted by consensus an Assembly Resolution regarding the enforcement of the Ballast Water Management Convention. Although the Convention has only been ratified by 10 Member States and has not yet entered into force, the Assembly was concerned that the lack of suitable ballast water treatment systems might cause severe difficulties within the...... More


Istanbul Tanker Event 2008 – Decide on sponsorship before 19 December to assure full exposure in pre-event materials

Sponsoring THE Tanker Event of the year will create a fantastic exposure, and opportunities still exist for sponsoring lunches, breakfasts, coffee/tea breaks etc.   Apart from your company logo being featured in any materials distributed, you also will have a full colour one-page (A4) advertisement in the Final Event Programme, and free attendance at the Event for a representative of your compa...... More


DE 51 - Joint submissions by BIMCO, CEFIC, ICS, OCIMF, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO and IACS on protective coatings

The 51 st session of the Sub-committee on Ship Design & Equipment (DE 51) will be held on 18-22 February 2008 in Bonn , Germany .   Click here for a joint submission on ' Guidelines for maintenance and repair of protective coatings', submitted by BIMCO, European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Oil Companies' International Marine Forum (OCIMF),...... More


INTERTANKO submits Line Clearing Circular proposal to the IMO

INTERTANKO's Chemical Tanker Committee has approved a submission to the 12th Session of the IMO's Sub-committee on Bulk Liquids and Gases ( BLG12) to be held in February 2008. In this paper, INTERTANKO proposes the development of a BLG Circular focusing on the continued practice by facilities of draining shore lines back to the vessel upon completion of Noxious Liquid Substance (NLS) cargo...... More


ITF Agreements available

Recently, several of our members have contacted us and asked for assistance in obtaining copies of the latest International Transport Workers Federation ( ITF) Collective Bargain Agreement (CBA).   We are therefore pleased to advise that the ITF agreements may be obtained by sending an e-mail to the following contact in the ITF: .   Contact : Fredrik Larsson ... More


Compliance with Panama Canal Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has issued Advisory to Shipping N-19-2007, dated 10 August 2007, regarding compliance with the Panama Canal Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (PCSOPEP).   Based on the need to have an expedient process to handle PCSOPEP non-compliance cases, the ACP has determined that the only acceptable guarantees will be those provided by the shipping agency representing...... More


INTERTANKO attends Aviation Crew Management Conference in Brussels

As members are aware, INTERTANKO's Council established a new committee in 2006, the Human Element in Shipping Committee (HEiSC), in recognition of the crucial importance of this element to the tanker industry and to all aspects of the Association's technical and operational work.   In addition to considering means of attracting to the profession, training and retaining seafarers, this group wil...... More


Fleet updates required as soon as possible

We would appreciate receiving as soon as possible details of your fleet as of 1 January 2008 for inclusion in our Annual Report and for the invoicing of membership fees.    Unfortunately we do not receive fleet updates from everybody and the resending of invoices, together with the extra communication involved, often causes a great of extra work for us.    Continuous receipt of your fleet updat...... 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


Greek technical managers speak out on abatement technology

This open letter has been circulated by the Piraeus-based MARTECMA, the Marine Technical Managers' Association, which represents 80 Greece-based major ship management and ship operating companies as well as six major technical consulting companies, in order to counterbalance a number of press articles which imply that the majority of technical people in Greece are convinced of the viability of...... More


INTERTANKO at Lloyd's 4th Annual Combined Chemical & Product Tankers Conference, London

"The product tanker market has been through a very strong growth period but there are indications this year that the growth has stopped," maintained INTERTANKO's Research & Project Manager, Erik Ranheim , in a presentation given at the Lloyd's 4th Annual Combined Chemical & Product Tankers Conference.   He showed that there is a long-term trend that the production of heavy fuel oils is declinin...... More



  • 18 January 2008 – Human Element in Shipping Committee meeting, London
  • 27 March 2008 – Hellenic Forum meeting in Athens
  • 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 4...... More



  Lloyd's List, 5 December 2007 - Greek awards recognise the maritime great and good Lloyd's List, 7 December 2007 - Refiners cast doubt on distillate supplies   ... More