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Sunday, November 18, 2018

No. 46/2005

  • 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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    IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event celebrated in Lisbon

    On 15 November, at the invitation of the Portuguese government, the first World Maritime Day Parallel Event was held in Lisbon under the auspices of IMO Secretary-General Efthimios Mitropoulos. To complement the traditional celebration of the IMO's World Maritime Day held in London each September, a pioneering international seminar was organised in conjunction with Portugal 's National Day of t...... More


    Major tanker industry issues discussed at INTERTANKO Council meeting

    Following welcoming remarks by IMO Secretary-General Thimio Mitropoulos, INTERTANKO Chairman Stephen Van Dyck welcomed over 50 shipowners and senior executives to INTERTANKO's Council meeting held last week at the IMO headquarters in London .   At the start of the Council meeting, a two-hour session, facilitated by Joe Angelo, Director of Regulatory Affairs and the Americas , was devoted to...... More


    INTERTANKO Executive Committee meeting in London

    The INTERTANKO Executive Committee last week held its fourth meeting this year under the chairmanship of Stephen Van Dyck at the IMO Headquarters in London , in conjunction with the autumn Council meeting.     One of the issues that the Executive Committee focused on was the Association's governance structure and possible changes to it.  The Committee discussed the proposals made by the Chairma...... More


    Environmental Committee covers recycling, ballast water management, port waste reception and other key environmental issues

    Hosted by Vela International Marine, INTERTANKO's Environmental Committee held its 21 st meeting earlier this week in Dubai . Under the chairmanship of Dimitris Stamoudis of Minerva Marine Inc., the Committee worked through an extensive agenda and provided further guidance and recommendations on INTERTANKO's key environmental issues.   Recognising that the ship recycling issue is now at a cruci...... More


    Equasis Editorial Board meeting

    The meeting of the 8 th Equasis Editorial Board Meeting was held this week in INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO's offices in London , attended by over 20 industry representatives from the IMO, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), International Group of P & I Clubs (IG), U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), Por...... More


    Brazil implements ballast water convention

    The IMO issued BWM.2/Circ.1 forwarding a communication from the Government of Brazil stating that, effective 15 October 2005 , Brazil has implemented domestic legislation, based on the ballast water convention, requiring ships to carry out ballast water discharge and related measures.    This follows information received by INTERTANKO and previously published in the Weekly NEWS No. 42/2005 of 2...... More


    INTERTANKO Vetting Seminar - 29 November Singapore

    INTERTANKO is hosting a Vetting Seminar in Singapore for all its members at The Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road , on 29 November 2005 . The Seminar will start at 12:00 noon with a buffet lunch. Speakers will come from IMT/ExxonMobil, BP, Shell,, Lloyd's Register, the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS), with more to be confirmed.   Attendance at the Vetting Seminar is free of charge and more...... More


    New growth – new technology – new people skills in the LNG sector

    A broad sweep across the LNG market, including a comprehensive update from Qatar Gas Transport Company (QGTC), was given this week to those attending DNV's Maritime Forum in London .   The dramatic growth in the LNG carrier fleet (from 182 vessels today to well over 300 by 2010) should be put in the context of the relatively small size of today's fleet, suggested DNV's Wilhelm Magelssen, Braema...... More


    The VLCC fleet and market

    Johan G. Olsen's latest VLCC fleet list shows that out of a total of 472 existing VLCCs (including 2 O/Os) oil majors or state-owned companies own 152. In addition, they control 115 tankers on period employment to 2007 and beyond. This means that independent owners own 68% of the VLCC fleet, but that only 205 VLCCs or 43% are trading independently of oil company control/cargo or used for...... More







    TradeWinds, 11 November 2005 - Intertanko sets low goal Lloyd's List, 14 November 2005 - Intertanko flag action as Frontline returns TradeWinds, 16 November 2005 - Three added to flag listing Lloyd's List, 16 November 2005 – Weak links can say goodbye Lloyd's List, 16 November 2005 – Tanker owners in protest over Brussels liability plan Anderimar Shipping News, 16 November 2005 – Intertanko mov...... More