INTERTANKO's Navigation Working Group is a working group within the INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC).

Its aim is to improve standards, layout, training, maintenance and operation of navigational equipment in general and to review particular issues in this field as necessary and required, to assist ISTEC in their deliberations. To review the working group terms of reference click here.

INTERTANKO members are encouraged to submit any issues pertaining to navigation to the Navigation Working Group (NWG) for further discussion and action, as they consider appropriate. Suggestions on such issues are below: 

  • Navigational hazards
  • Navigational equipment
  • Sharing ideas for improved safety of navigation
  • Training standards
  • Any other issues of interest related to navigational systems or related systems

Material of this kind may be sent to Dr Phil Belcher at 

Information that is of interest to the tanker industry as a whole will be published with the permission of the provider. INTERTANKO will remove any references to the company name and/or other type of identification, unless otherwise instructed.

Latest Navigation Updates

31.07.2015 - 10:13 GMT

INTERTANKO meets with the Suez Canal Authority ahead of new canal opening

INTERTANKO Senior Manager, Marine, Johan Gahnstrom, met with the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) this week as part of a delegation which included, among others, Baltic Exchange, Lloyd’s Register and ICS...... Login to view this article

10.07.2015 - 09:49 GMT

Suez Canal expansion: ENC charts to be released

As stated in last week’s Weekly NEWS, the new Suez Canal is due to open on 6 August. New Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC) are due to be released next week and these will validated and distribut...... Login to view this article

03.07.2015 - 10:11 GMT

Suez Canal expansion – opening expected early-August

INTERTANKO sources have indicated that the Suez Canal expansion is due to open already on 6 August. INTERTANKO has also learned, from the Cartographic & ENC Production Division of the Egyptian Navy...... Login to view this article

09.01.2015 - 10:57 GMT

Panama Canal issues details of new fee arrangements

Following widespread consultations with industry bodies including INTERTANKO, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) have published their proposals for the new fee arrangements for the new locks. During...... Login to view this article


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Dr Phillip Belcher
Director, Marine
P: +44 20 7977 7033

Adele Robinson
Assistant Manager, Marine
P: +44 20 7977 7010