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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

No. 26/2005

  • 14 September 2005 – regional Members’ Forum in Rome
  • 23-24 September 2005 – INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC) meeting, Limassol
  • 13 October - INTERTANKO Insurance & Legal Committee, London
  • 18 - 22 October 2005 - FONASBA Annual Meeting, Tokyo
  • ... More
  • ‘A Guide to Bunkering of Ships for the purposes of Annex VI to MARPOL
  • Tanker Bills of Lading – A Practical Guide
  • A Guide for correct entries in the Oil Record Book - Part 1 (Machinery Space Operation)
  • A Guide to Crude Oil Washing and Cargo Heating Criteria
  • A Guide to the Vetting Process, 5th edition
  • Tanker Specification Awareness Guide
  • Guiding Principles to Emergency Management and Crisis Communications
  • A Guide to Tanker Charters (2001)
  • ... More




    U.S. Coast Guard warns on ballast reporting forms

    The United States Coast Guard (USCG) recently issued a notice highlighting the continuing number of vessels calling at U.S. ports which did not follow ballast water reporting requirements contained in the regulations governing ballast water management.    Although no clear information is given on vessel types and on the extent of the problem, the notice acts as a useful reminder to the industry...... More


    Brazil to mandate ballast water exchange

    As part of its implementation of the IMO Convention on Ballast Water, the Brazilian Maritime Administration has issued a notice stating its intent to implement mandatory ballast water exchange for all vessels calling at Brazilian ports and terminals from 15 October 2005 .    The full transcript of the notice, NORMAN-20/DPC signed on 14 June and issued by the Brazilian Directorate of Ports and...... More


    European Environment and Transport Ministers support a global response to ship dismantling

    Environment and Transport ministers meeting in Brussels this week and last concluded that the dismantling of ships must be managed in a safe and environmentally sound manner in order to protect human health and the environment. First the Environment Council, meeting on the 24 June 2005 , and then Transport Council, meeting on the 27 June 2005 , supported global mandatory requirements for ship...... More


    European Union to send letter to IMO regarding single hull tankers and MARPOL

    The European Union Member States have agreed that the Presidency of the Council of the European Community, acting on behalf of the EU Member States and the European Commission, shall send a letter to the IMO regarding regulation of single hull tankers. ( Click here to view.) Basically, the letter officially informs the IMO about the European single hull Regulation (EU Regulation 417/2002, as...... More


    European Union (EU) interim ban on a specific p/v valve type

    We have just learned that the European Commission has recently endorsed an interim measure taken by the government of Denmark in respect of high velocity pressure/vacuum relief valves model NEW-ISO-HV manufactured by Tanktech of Korea.    Click here to view the EU document.    In brief, it recommends that all EU Member States take measures to remove from their flagged tankers all NEW-ISO-HV-80...... More


    IMO-led Marine Electronic Highway Project progresses

    The IMO-led initiative of the Marine Electronic Highway (MEH) for the Straits of Malacca and Singapore is a step closer to implementation. The MEH project has been under discussion by the three littoral states for a number of years, with little progress. INTERTANKO, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and others have supported the project as being a positive step in improving navigation...... More


    INTERTANKO ready to start benchmarking

    INTERTANKO has received more information from the cost benchmarking pool, and we encourage other members to provide figures so that all tanker segments can be covered.   The graph below shows a comparison of the information we have received so far. We have made similar cost comparisons for different cost items: repair and maintenance, crew costs, insurance, lubes, stores, insurance and...... More


    The shipping industry’s very own charity bike ride launched in London

    300 bicycles with riders from the maritime industry and other related sectors covering 200 kilometres in England and France to raise money for maritime charities and to raise awareness of maritime issues? Dream on, you say? Well this particular dream became reality this week when Tour Pour La Mer 2006 (TPLM) was launched at INTERTANKO’s London office.    TPLM is an event organised by shipping...... More


    Independent owners increasing market share

        Dwt range Oil company Government Independent Total No k dwt No k dwt No k dwt No k dwt 25-29,999 4 114 58 1,661 130 3,748 192 5,523 30-39,999 16 587 71 2,491 433 15,559 520 18,637 40-54,999 33 1,525 90 3,963 444 20,223 567 25,711 55-84,999 10 645 81 5,368 288 20,885 379 26,898 85- 119,999 25 2,562 116 11,833 444 44,795 585 59,190 120-169,999 13 1,800 49 7,440 258 38,405 320 47,645 170-199,9...... More







    Anderimar Shipping News, 28 June 2005 - IACS rules to be published on Oct 15 Lloyd's List, 1 July 2005 - Riders saddle up for Tour Pour La Mer ... More