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Sunday, November 18, 2018

INTERTANKO Annual Event – New York 6-9 May 2014, still time to register

INTERTANKO’s Annual Event is taking place next week. It brings together our Members and Associate Members and a formidable group of top-level industry figures to continue discussions about how our industry can adapt for survival, and also to work through a number of crucial issues at a practical level in workshops.

There is still time to sign up so don’t delay, sign up today!

The Keynote speech at our one day high-level seminar ‘Sustainability – Moving the Story On’ on Thursday 8 May 2014 will be given by Michael Tusiani, Chairman of Poten & Partners and author of numerous articles and books about the shipping industry. 

In 1985, Tusiani spoke at INTERTANKO’s 15th Anniversary Conference, which highlighted the responsible tanker owners’ dilemma. “Not much seems to matter except the rate,” he said. “Charterers won’t pay a premium for quality, or reputation, or relationships, or the long term. The only way an owner can get voyage business is to quote a lower rate than anyone else.” Times were simple…

By 2003, the tanker owners’ dilemma had become rather more complex. That year, Tusiani chaired an Open Market Session at INTERTANKO’s annual event called Coping with unpredictability. Geopolitical risk, economic malaise, regulatory changes, oil company standards and practices and incidents began to pepper the market introducing new challenges and unforeseen costs to the shipowning community.

Today, these challenges still persist despite the booms and busts of freight rates and asset prices. While ‘wild cards’ remain a mainstay of the tanker industry, the nature of ship ownership appears to have fundamentally changed. Tusiani will explore the evolution of shipping companies from predominantly family-owned businesses to Wall Street and private equity behemoths. As the objectives of the old and new may be quite different, what will the future hold?

There will also be many opportunities to network with colleagues and peers and compare notes on how our industry is developing, with the Annual Dinner and an informal social event which follows the Seminar as well as a full Partner’s Programme.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to attend what promises to be one of the highlights of the tanker shipping year. Click here to complete the online registration process.

Should you experience any problems with the registration process, please contact Adele Robinson

Tuesday 6 May
Executive Committee (Committee Members and invited guests only)
Council Dinner (Council Members and invited guests only)

Wednesday 7 May

  • Council Meeting (Council Members and invited guests only)
  • Official signing of INTERTANKO Code of Conduct
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Annual Dinner

* There is a partners’ programme for registered participants operating on this day, click here for details.

Thursday 8 May – targeted seminar day: Sustainability – Moving the Story On.

Tanker Industry Big Picture – Analysing the latest trends with experts in trade flows, markets and finance.

Tanker Chartering – Discussing tanker chartering practices.

Risk Assessment and Vessel Acceptability – Assessing risk – what stakeholders look for when vetting and how they go about it.

Moving the Story On – Future trends and possible solutions for a sustainable tanker industry.

The Seminar is followed by an INTERTANKO social drinks reception.

To view a full programme for Thursday’s seminar, please click here.

* There is a partners’ programme for registered participants operating on this day, click here for details.

Friday 9 May
Interactive Sessions & Workshops

1) Air Emissions from Shipping – Can the Requirements be Achieved?
This interactive session will address the complex set of air emissions regulations for shipping (both already adopted and new regulations under debate), looking at SOx, NOx and CO2.

2) Environmental Regulatory Overview
An interactive session on environmental legislation focusing on US and IMO ballast water rules.

3) Sanctions: How to Stay out of Jail and Save Millions of Dollars
An interactive session on how to avoid the pitfalls of Iranian sanctions.

4) Workshop – Security at Sea
Piracy, Gulf of Guinea and emerging threats

To view a full programme for Friday’s sessions, please click here.

Contact: Alexandra Hardman