HONG KONG: INTERTANKO’s ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGE LAUNCHED

INTERTANKO’s Environmental Challenge aims to promote and reward cost effective, practical solutions to the identified Challenges of oil in the sea, alien species and air pollution.

In Hong Kong this week INTERTANKO’s Environmental Committee Chairman, Dr. Paolo d’Amico, announced the launch of the INTERTANKO Environmental Challenge. Speaking to the delegates at the ITOPF/OCIMF/INTERTANKO seminar, Dr. d’Amico explained that this was aimed at ‘enhancing shipping’s role in environmental protection’, stating that ‘there was seemingly slow progress in developing a solution for the major marine environmental problems and that the Challenge was the development of a solution to these major environmental concerns facing the tanker world’.

 

For the Environmental Challenge, INTERTANKO has focused on three issues that continue to face the tanker industry, and which are high on the agenda of national governments, environmental organisations, the public and indeed the International Maritime Organisation.

 

The aim of this Challenge is to promote and then reward, through extensive worldwide publicity, cost-effective, practical solutions to the identified Challenges of oil in the sea, alien species and air pollution. The solutions are invited from individuals, companies and academic institutions, and might include technological developments, improved procedures or new facilities - the ultimate goal being to benefit both the marine environment and the tanker industry.

 

Brochures and application forms can be obtained from INTERTANKO by contacting Tim Wilkins. Alternatively you can click on ‘Environmental Challenge’ on the home page of INTERTANKO’s web site and download further details and the application form.

 

Contact: Tim Wilkins, e-mail: tim.wilkins@intertanko.com