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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

No. 49/2003

  • INTERTANKO lecture by Peter Cooney on ‘The needs and effects of incident management and media response plans’, 9 December 2003, London
  • INTERTANKO’s Short Sea Tanker Group meeting, 11 December 2003, London
  • INTERTANKO Tanker Seminar, 29-30 January 2004, Moscow
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  • A Century of Tankers – the perfect seasonal gift!
  • A Guide to the Vetting Process, 5th edition – Have you ordered copies for your fleet?
  • Worldscale – A Tanker Chartering Tool
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    INTERTANKO welcomes international accord at IMO on amendments to MARPOL.

    Intensive discussions this week (1-5 December 2003) in the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in London have resulted in international agreement on a number of amendments to MARPOL.... More


    IMO Assembly adopts Recycling Guidelines

    The IMO Assembly agreed to adopt Guidelines on Ship Recycling as a voluntary instrument for the time being. The Assembly approved the designation of the Western European waters as a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) subject to further discussion at MEPC52 in October 2004.... More


    MARPOL Guidelines for application of MARPOL Annex 1 requirements to FPSOs and FSUs

    MEPC/Circ. 406 of 10 November 2003 confirms that the Marine Environment Protection Committee, at its forty-ninth session, approved the Guidelines for application of MARPOL Annex I requirements to FPSOs and FSUs and invites Member Governments to use them and bring them to the attention of all parties concerned.... More


    INTERTANKO MD speaks at ITOPF/INTERTANKO international seminar on oil spill preparedness, response and compensation

    Tanker safety and the protection of the marine environment are dependent on understanding and cooperation between all parties involved in tanker shipping. Words are easy, actions require the real will to cooperate, said INTERTANKO MD Peter Swift.... More


    INTERTANKO hosts Vetting Seminar, 2 December 2003,

    INTERTANKO hosted a successful Vetting Seminar in Singapore attended by nearly 60 delegates. Presentations on, the INTERTANKO Terminal Vetting Database, the updated vetting inspection feedback form statistics and the Singapore experience of port state control can be viewed on the INTERTANKO web site.... More


    Updating of the INTERTANKO fleet list

    As the details of each member’s fleet on 1 January 2004 will form the basis of the membership fee for 2004 it is essential that the INTERTANKO fleet list is correct. Please check your company’s fleet list on the INTERTANKO web site and update us on the details.... More




    Recovery in key economies – OECD

    The recently-presented 2003 OECD Economic Outlook shows that economic recovery has finally taken hold across the OECD. The strong momentum achieved in Asia , North America and the UK provides evidence of the renewed strength of the world economy. Despite domestic weaknesses, Continental Europe is also on its way to joining the recovery. The turn for the better can be attributed to a variety of...... More


    Combination carriers yet again a factor in the tanker supply balance?

    The world fleet of combination carriers, OBOs and ore-oilers, has been reduced year-by-year since the late 1970s. The fleet peaked at 421 ships totalling 48 million dwt in 1977. 10 years ago the fleet stood at 266 ships totalling 30.2 million dwt, whereas today the fleet consists of 117 ships of 11.7 million dwt. Only 19 combination carriers have been delivered during the last 10 years. Tthe...... More





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