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Sunday, November 18, 2018

No. 26/2008




Report from the IMO Intersessional meeting on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions

1. General remarks   The IMO's Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) agreed in April that a working group hold an intersessional meeting to further develop a framework of measures aimed to limit and reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from ships. The meeting was held 23-27 June in Oslo , Norway , and was attended by more than 200 delegates from governments and various sectors of th...... More


Senior officers of VLCC Hebei Spirit cleared of criminal charges

INTERTANKO warmly welcomes the decision of the South Korean Courts finding the Master and Chief Officer, as well as the Owner, of the VLCC Hebei Spirit innocent of all charges of violating South Korea 's ocean pollution law. The Association and its Members are delighted that justice has been done and that the Master and Chief Officer's freedom has now been restored and they can return to their...... More


British Columbia modifies carbon tax regulations for international shipping

Further to our report in Weekly NEWS No. 21/2008 of 23 May 2008, the Canadian Province of British Columbia (BC) has recognised the concerns and objections raised by INTERTANKO and other industry representatives, and has modified its regulations with respect to international shipping.   These changes effectively exempt ships in international trades from the Province's carbon tax measures....... More


Canada – Roseway Basin area to be avoided to protect right whales

Transport Canada has issued a news release stating that the recommended seasonal "Area to be Avoided" (ATBA) is now in effect in the Roseway Basin , off Nova Scotia 's Cape Sable Island .  The ATBA is intended to reduce the risk that passing ships will strike the endangered North Atlantic right whales.  The ATBA will remain in effect until December 31. Source:   Holland & Knight LLP Contact : J...... More


INTERTANKO Chairman addresses Bureau Veritas’ International General Committee

INTERTANKO’s Chairman, Nick Fistes, had the opportunity this week to address some 50 members of Bureau Veritas’ International General Committee and Council in Paris .   His presentation, entitled ‘ Oil tankers under the spotlight ’, focused on the vital role played by today’s tanker ind ustry in satisfying an increasingly energy-hungry world – a role played out under the spotlight of regulators...... More


INTERTANKO participates in the 5th Asia Maritime Conference in Kuala Lumpur

The Malaysian Shipowners’ Association (MASA) this week hosted the 5 th Asia Maritime and Logistics Conference in Kuala Lumpur . Malaysia ’s Minister of Transport, Datuk Ong Tee Keat, opened the conference with a clear message for participants to ensure that the challenges under discussion were fully and quickly communicated to the industry policy-makers.     In welcoming the conference delegate...... More


CDI – 2008 Amendments to 6th Edition Ship Inspection Report

The 2008 amendments to the gas and chemical ship inspection reports will be released on 1 July 2008 for immediate implementation. There are no changes to the question text or answer categories. The amendments consist of changes to the guidance notes.   The 2008 Amendments will be available from the ‘’Download Documents’’ web-page on 1 July.   For further information contact  ...... More


Credit crunch – the bad and the not so bad news

At the INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. members’ lunchtime meeting held this week in the London office, Peter Illingworth, General Manager, DVB Bank AG's London Branch / Global Head Crude Oil & LNG Tanker Group (CLG), gave a presentation on the credit crunch and its impact on the shipping market.   Illingworth provided a comprehensive overview of the factors that have led to the recent credit crunch ...... More


World energy use projected to grow 50% between 2005 and 2030 - EIA

World marketed energy consumption is projected to grow by 50% between 2005 and 2030, driven by robust economic growth and expanding populations in the world's developing countries, according to the reference case projection from the "International Energy Outlook 2008" (IEO2008) released today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).   Average world oil prices in every year since 200...... More



  • 01 July 2008 - Insurance and Legal Committee meeting, London
  • 04 September 2008 – Human Element in Shipping Committee meeting, London
  • 04 September 2008 – INTERTANKO Offshore Tanker Committee (IOTC) meeting, Oslo
  • 08 September 2008 – Associate Members Committee meeting, Connecticut
  • 11 September 2008 – Executive Committee meeting, Monaco
  • 12-13 September 2008 – ISTEC meeting, Monaco
  • 23-24 September 2008 – Chemical Tanker Sub-committee (Americas) meeting, Boston
  • 14 October 2008 – North American Panel meeting, Houston
  • 23 October 2008 – Hellenic Mediterranean Panel meeting, Athens
  • 28-29 October 2008 – Latin American Panel meeting, Cancun, Mexico
  • 3/5 November 2008 – Asian Regional Panel meeting, Hong Kong
  • 12 November 2008 – Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, Singapore
  • 17 November 2008 – Executive Committee meeting, London
  • 18 November 2008 – Council meeting, London
  • 19 November 2008 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London


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INTERTANKO's ILO 180/MLC 2006 guidance booklet now available!

This new INTERTANKO booklet aims to evaluate how the safety management system could be used to assist in establishing a compliance guidance document for ILO 180/MLC 2006 and provides guidance on:   a)      how to implement, comply, monitor and audit the hours of work or rest requirements and b)      how to provide documentary evidence of compliance.   The book was produced jointly by INTERTANKO...... More



South China Morning Post,19.06.08 - Change of tack - Hong Kong shipowners are at forefront of a battle for tighter emissions curbs TradeWinds, 20.06.08 - Boost for Intertanko as Maersk returns to fold   (Tradewinds catching up) Lloyd's List, 23.06.08 - Industry backs crucial role of IMO Seatradeasia online, 23.06.08 - Straits marine environment to be focus of international symposium Lloyd's Lis...... More