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Saturday, October 20, 2018

No. 28/2005

  • 14 September 2005 – regional Members’ Forum in Rome
  • 23-24 September 2005 – INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC) meeting, Limassol
  • 29 September 2005 - Associate Members Committee meeting, Greenwich (Conn.)
  • 13 October - INTERTANKO Insurance & Legal Committee, London
  • 18 - 22 October 2005 - FONASBA Annual Meeting, Tokyo
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    IMO seeks agreement on Ship Recycling mandatory instrument

    ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ In preparation for the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 53) meeting next week, the IMO’s working group on ship recycling met for three days this week to advance the progress being made on both the Ship Recycling Guidelines and on a consideration of elements which could be made mandatory. The...... More


    Maintenance programmes – high priority for tanker operators

    Last month the Panel of Experts asked (and sponsored) by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to discuss safety aspects of double hull tankers published its report . As well as making recommendations on dealing with accelerated corrosion and internal coatings, it also focused on owners’ maintenance programmes. In our WN of 24 June, we published an article on the Panel’s recommendations fo...... More


    Tanktech pressure/vacuum (p/v) valves

    Further to our Weekly NEWS article of 1st July 2005 advising of interim EU measures on specific p/v valve types, we have received a communication from Tanktech Co., Ltd.,  Busan City ,  Korea . In this, it states that it is its view the EU has expressed an Opinion and not imposed a Ban on the whole of its NEW-ISO-HV series valves. The company stresses that the issued item is only for the...... More


    Chemical Tanker Committee meeting 24 - minutes are now available

    We are pleased to advise that the minutes from the last meeting of the INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Committee (CTC) are now approved by the committee and are available here . Contact : Howard Snaith ... More


    World Shipping (China) Summit conference to cover effect of China’s economy and trade on world shipping

    This year’s World Shipping ( China ) Summit will be entitled “China Factor – Challenges & Opportunities.”  It will focus on the effects of China ’s macro-controlled policies and where these policies are going next; on the influence of China ’s economy & trade and their effect on the world’s shipping industry; on measures to confront and manage the impact of, and to exploit the opportunities of...... More


    IEA points to slowing oil demand growth – but still 1.75m b/d

    The last report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) indicates a lower increase demand for tankers in 2005 and 2006. Overall increase in oil demand is slowing down this year, but is expected to pick up again to 1.75 mbd in 2006 compared to 1.6 mbd in 2005 – though still well down on the stunning 2.9 mbd for 2004. Call on OPEC crude oil (+ stock change) is projected to be 28.1 mbd in 2006,...... More





    Guiding Principles to Emergency Management and Crisis Communications 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 Tanker Specification Awareness Guide A Guide to Tanker Charters (2001) ... More