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Thursday, November 15, 2018

No. 50/2007




Nippon Foundation Chairman meets Round Table to discuss Malacca Straits

The Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, Yohei Sasakawa, and Chairmen and Chief Executives of the four Round Table of international shipping associations (ICS, BIMCO, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO) met this week in London to discuss ways of funding contributions to aids to navigation in the Malacca Straits.   The Nippon Foundation and the Round Table share the opinion that, in order to enjoy sustainable...... More


INTERTANKO defends the distillate solution

The argument for the distillate solution for the revision of MARPOL's Annex VI on air emissions was upheld by INTERTANKO's Managing Director, Dr. Peter Swift, in public debate at this week's London Conference on Maritime Air Emissions run by Lloyd's List.   Arguing on the 'other side' were Secretary General of the International Bunker Industry Association, Ian Adams, and Executive Officer of...... More


IMO/ILO - Request for information on the mistreatment of seafarers in the event of a maritime accident

Being concerned about the welfare of seafarers who may be detained in a foreign port when a ship is involved in a casualty, the IMO and the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted in 2006 "Guidelines on fair treatment of seafarers in the event of a maritime accident" (see Weekly NEWS No. 31/2006 dated 4 August 2006). The Guidelines were developed by a Joint IMO/ILO Ad Hoc Expert Working...... More


Port State Control: AMSA's statistically-based approach to ship risk assessments

Chris Barnes of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) recently visited INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO and gave a presentation on how statistical risk management is applied to port state control (PSC) inspections.   There are around 21,000 visits in a year by some 3,700 foreign-flag ships (62% bulk carriers) to around 70 ports in Australia . Most of these ships are eligible for PSC inspecti...... More


INTERTANKO's Human Element Committee reviews ISF's guide to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006

INTERTANKOs Human Element in Shipping Committee (HEiSC) has reviewed the "ILO Maritime Labour Convention - A Guide for the Shipping Industry" published by the International Shipping Federation ( ISF). The HEiSC agrees that this publication does cover those essential elements of the Convention that owners/managers need to be aware of. ¨   The Convention, which is not yet in force, will require a...... More


INTERTANKO appoints new Legal Counsel - Michele White

We are delighted to announce that Michele White will join the Association's Secretariat as Legal Counsel with effect from 7 January 2008. Michele, an English solicitor specialising in maritime law, was previously with Thomas Miller & Co. Ltd. where she held a number of senior positions, including Claims Director. Michele will be based in INTERTANKO's London office.   John Fawcett-Ellis will...... 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


Istanbul Tanker Event 2008 – top level discussions, commitments and networking as well as great golf!

THE Tanker Event of the year is not only known for its speakers but also for its excellent networking opportunities. We are pleased to announce that the Istanbul Tanker Event Golf Tournament will take place at the Kemer Golf and Country Club.   The Club is situated in the lush surroundings of Belgrade Forest and is an 18-hole championship golf course, designed in such a way that golfers can tak...... More


VLCC supply tight in the Arabian Gulf – conversion replaces demolition to counterbalance deliveries

There is rarely a stronger increase in the crude oil tanker market than that witnessed over the last two weeks as VLCC rates increased by USD 150,000 per day over the period. According to London-based broker Clarksons, a record number of 180 VLCC fixtures were made in November, 108 of which were eastwards, which was 38 above the average for 2007.   Trade   Average Monthly VLCC fixtures 2001 200...... More


Upward revision of 2008 oil demand - IEA

According to the ( Paris-based) International Energy Agency ( IEA), global oil product demand growth has been revised downwards by 0.060 million barrels per day (mbd) in 2007 to an average of 85.7 mbd (+1.1% over 2006). Following a reappraisal of ethane prospects in the Middle East , 2008 demand is revised up by 0.115 mbd to 87.8 mbd (+2.5%), with growth driven by the non-OECD countries, as wel...... More



  • 18 January 2008 – Human Element in Shipping Committee meeting, London
  • 24-25 January 2008 - Executive Committee meeting, Hong Kong
  • 27 March 2008 – Hellenic Forum meeting in Athens
  • 20 April 2008 - Executive Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 21 April 2008 – Spring Council meeting, Istanbul
  • 20-23 April 2008 – INTERTANKO's Annual Tanker Event, Istanbul
  • First week June 2008 - Executive Committee meeting, Athens

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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



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