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Sunday, September 23, 2018

No. 28/2008




G-8 Summit: Sectoral approaches useful to combat Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions

The G-8 Summit in Toyako , Hokkaido , Japan , agreed this week on a declaration on Environment and Climate Change   in which they referred to sectoral approaches to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, and to the role of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) .   The relevant part of the declaration reads:   '25. Sectoral approaches can be useful tools to improve energy efficiency and...... More


World Maritime Day 2009 to focus on climate change

The IMO has announced that the theme for its World Maritime Day (WMD) for 2009 will be " Climate change: a challenge for IMO too! ".   It has also been agreed that the WMD parallel event in 2009 will be held in the United States .   Contact : Bill Box ... More


INTERTANKO Chairman to speak at World Shipping (China) Summit

INTERTANKO's Chairman Nick Fistes will speak at the Cosco-sponsored World Shipping ( China ) Summit at Dalian , 5-7 November 2008. His subject will be " Single Hull Tankers: Phase-out and Conversion".   The Theme of this year's Summit is "Navigating Cross-Currents", and further details of the conference may be found here .   Contact : Peter Swift ... More


Cadwallader Memorial Lecture to be held 1 October

The London Shipping Law Centre has announced that the Tenth Cadwallader Memorial Lecture: "Lawmaking and Implementation in International Shipping: Which Law do we obey?" will be held on Wednesday 1 October 2008 at the IMO's Headquarters at 17.00. Further information will follow.   Contact : Michele White   or   Peter Swift ... More



  • 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
  • 20 November 2008 – Vetting Committee meeting, 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


OPEC becoming increasingly important

  OPEC 10's share (excluding recent new members) of world oil production was some 40% of world oil production in 1965 (before the formation of OPEC). It increased to some 50% in 1973/1974, and declined to 27% in 1985, when both the tanker market and the oil market were at their lowest. It then increased to some 40% in 1992 and has virtually maintained that level since.   Oil production of the...... More