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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

No. 45/2005

  • 15-16 November - Environmental Committee, Dubai, UAE
  • 16 November – Latin American Panel/Vetting Seminar, Miami
  • 23 November – INTERTANKO Offshore Tanker Committee (IOTC), Oslo
  • 24 November – Chemical Tanker Committee, Singapore
  • 29 November – Vetting Seminar, Singapore
  • 30 November - Vetting Committee, Singapore
  • 8 December – International Seminar on Tanker Safety, Pollution Prevention and Spill Preparedness, Shanghai
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  • Extended and expanded 6th edition of 'A Guide to the Vetting Process' now available
  • Commentary on SHELLVOY 6 just published
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    INTERTANKO Council approves 31 new Members and Associate Members during autumn meeting in IMO building

    INTERTANKO’s Council approved applications from 15 Members with 21.5m dwt of tankers as well as 16 applications for associate membership when it met this week in London in the headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).   The two biggest owners to enter the Association are Frontline (13.3m dwt) and American Eagle Tankers (6.1m dwt). The next seven biggest entries are Marmaras...... More


    Industry meets the IACS Quality Committee

    In conjunction with its meeting on 24 October 2005 , the Advisory Committee (AVC) met the IACS Quality Committee (QC) in a joint session in London . This is the first time the two committees have met in plenum since the establishment of the AVC in 1997. AVC is actually an advisory body to the IACS Quality System Certification Scheme (QSCS). The QSCS was set up as an independent body to:   (a)  ...... More


    IMO – transfer of class-related matters between Recognised Organisations

    The IMO has issued Circular MSC-MEPC.5/Circ.2 providing guidelines for Administrations to ensure the adequacy of transfer of class-related matters between the Recognised Organisations (ROs) to which Flag Administrations delegate some of their responsibilities. These IMO Guidelines come as a completion of the IACS Procedural Requirement 1A, Part 2 - Procedure for Transfer of Class (see the entir...... More


    U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee meeting on 8 November

    The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) held its autumn meeting on 8 November 2005 in Galveston , TX . A number of new and returning members were sworn in for the 2005-2007 term, among them INTERTANKO Chemicals Manager, Margaret Doyle. Agenda items from the full committee meeting included a report from the CTAC National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 47...... More


    WATCH for non compliant fuels!

    The INTERTANKO Secretariat and its Bunker Sub-Committee is monitoring the new developments in the quality of bunkers delivered to ships as required by MARPOL Annex VI regulations(Regulations for the prevention of air pollution from ships). Although there is a general trend of improved quality worldwide, there are some areas where bunkers delivered to ships continue to be substandard.    MARPOL...... More


    Project to consider the potential dangers of rapidly growing oil shipments across the Baltic Sea

    An inaugural meeting was held on 3 November at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs to commence work on a three-year project aimed at developing a better understanding of the potential dangers to the environment, and to the crisis management capacity of states in the region, arising from the rapidly growing volume of oil shipments across the Baltic Sea. These are considered to be...... More


    Middle East oil shipments up

    It is not easy to explain why the Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) are doing so well at the moment. One explanation is that there is some waiting time in the U.S. to discharge VLCCs which is tying up tonnage.   Increased demand for oil does not seem to be the driving force. One indication of low demand is the strongly falling rates for product and aframax tankers, despite imports of gasoline t...... More


    Global demand growth in 2005 is revised slightly down - IEA

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that unusually warm weather and hurricane-related disruptions temporarily reduced OECD demand in September and October. This was partly offset by an 8.6% increase in Chinese apparent demand in September as monthly gasoline exports fell sharply. Global demand growth in 2005 is revised down by 0.070 mbd to 1.20 mbd and by 0.090 mbd to 1.66 mbd for 200...... More







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