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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

No. 38/2006




New Poseidon Challenge publication launched in Greece

The Poseidon Challenge publication, launched this week in Athens with a media gathering on board the schooner Mania in the lee of Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon, is a summary of the expressions of support , enthusiasm and commitment of leading influential and authoritative figures of the maritime world, who met earlier this year in Singapore for the first Poseidon Challenge Day, to...... More


U.S. Court orders EPA to regulate ballast water and ship discharges

On 18 September 2006, a federal judge in the Northern California District issued an order requiring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop regulations governing all discharges from ships, including ballast water discharges, under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) authorised by the Clean Water Act (CWA) by no later than 30 September 2008 (approximatel...... More


California Coastal Ecosystems Protection Act

California Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law the Coastal Ecosystems Protection Act (SB 497). This legislation requires the State Lands Commission (SLC) to adopt, by 1 January 2008, regulations that require an owner or operator of a vessel carrying, or capable of carrying, ballast water that operates in state waters to implement certain performance standards for the discharge of ballast...... More


The World VTS Guide – Questionnaire

INTERTANKO has been approached by the World VTS Board regarding The World Vessel Traffic Services Guide , a publication jointly produced by the International Association of Lighthouse Authorities (IALA), International Maritime Pilots' Association (IMPH), International Harbour Masters' Association (IHMA) and International Federation of Shipmasters' Association (IFSMA).   An Internet-based system...... More


The Associate Members Committee (AMC) met in London this week

The Associate Members Committee (AMC) conducted its third and last meeting for 2006 at INTERTANKO’s London office under its newly elected Chairman, Brad Berman, representing Flag State interests on the Committee.   At the Singapore AMC meeting in March, Iain Shaw announced his resignation as Chairman and committee member due to planned retirement in June 2006 from his position in the shipbrokin...... More


INTERTANKO Vetting Clause publication

For some time now INTERTANKO has been producing model vetting clauses for both time and voyage charter parties. These have been amended on a regular basis as circumstances change and they have proved to be successful and of immense value to our members.   They are aimed at helping members avoid the difficulties they could encounter after having agreed to a strong charterer’s vetting clause that...... More


Record tanker prices and tanker ordering

Following last week's report on tanker ordering, we have now taken a closer look at the figures. It would appear that tanker prices are increasing and that tanker ordering is at a record high. This means that the financial investment in tankers in 2006 will also hit a record high.    Investments million USD m USD 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Aug-06 VLCCs 0.3 1.6 4.0 2....... More



  • 22-23 September – INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee meeting, Spetses
  • 25-26 September – INTERTANKO Executive Committee meeting, Singapore
  • 27 September – Asian Regional Panel, Singapore
  • 27 September – Members’ Reception, Singapore
  • 2 October – Vetting Seminar, London
  • 3 October – Vetting Committee meeting, London
  • 3 October – Tanker Chartering Seminar, Mumbai
  • 18-19 October – Hellenic Forum, Athens
  • 23 October – Insurance & Legal Committee meeting, London
  • 24 October - North American Panel meeting, Houston, Texas
  • 2-3 November - World Shipping (China) Summit, Shenzhen
  • 8 November – Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, London
  • 13-14 November – INTERTANKO Executive Committee meeting, London
  • 14-15 November – INTERTANKO Council meeting, London
  • 6 December – ITOPF/INTERTANKO: Tanker Safety & Pollution Prevention Seminar, Dubai
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INTERTANKO Publications

3 EASY WAYS TO ORDER:   Download an order form and fax to our Oslo office on +47 22 12 26 41 Send your order by e-mail to Order directly from our online bookshop     * * ‘Vetting Clauses - A Practical Guide’ * * NEW PUBLICATION   For some time now INTERTANKO has been producing model vetting clauses for both time and voyage charter parties. These have been amended on ...... More


INTERTANKO in the News

Lloyd's List, 20 September 2006 – LastWord (Tour Pour La Mer cash tops £230,000) ... More