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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

No. 39/2006




INTERTANKO Executive Committee meeting in Singapore

This year’s third Executive Committee meeting was held this week in Singapore , chaired by INTERTANKO's Chairman Stephen Van Dyck.   The members of the Executive Committee spent several hours deliberating on key policy issues, which i.a. included: the future strategy on air emissions, the Ship Source Pollution Directive, the DoJ/USCG Massachusetts lawsuit, a new Rhode Island law for LNG tankers...... More


INTERTANKO’s Asian Regional Panel maintains focus on Straits security

INTERTANKO’s Asian Regional Panel met this week for its second meeting in 2006 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Singapore . Under the chairmanship of Dr. J. H. Lee of SK Shipping, the meeting was attended by 25 members from all over the region.   INTERTANKO Chairman, Stephen Van Dyck, as well as a strong presence from the INTERTANKO management team, provided the Panel with a thorough update on...... More


World Maritime Day in London broadens the shipping industry's outreach

Getting on for thirty shipping industry associations and organisations joined forces to participate in an event staged this week on the ship HQS Wellington, hosted by the Hon Company of Master Mariners and the International Maritime Pilots Association. The aim of the event was to broaden the outreach of the shipping industry by attracting visitors such as mainstream (non-shipping) media, school...... More


Singapore celebrates World Maritime Day with parallel event

As part of a week-long series of marine events (25-29 September 2006), Singapore celebrated World Maritime Day on 25 September with a forum on 'Shipping for Growth and Development' and an evening reception. This was the second such parallel event (Lisbon hosted the first in 2005), which was introduced to provide an opportunity for World Maritime Day to be marked by the International Maritime...... More


INTERTANKO speaks at Tanker Outlook Conference, Singapore

As part of the busy agenda for Singapore ’s Maritime Week INTERTANKO’s Regional Manager Asia Pacific, Tim Wilkins, gave a keynote address at a Tanker Outlook Conference at the Shangri La Hotel this week.   The tanker-specific conference was seen as an opportunity to discuss main trends in the tanker market alongside the key issues associated with tanker operation. Wilkins presented an overview ...... More


World Shipping (China) Summit to centre round Managing Change

INTERTANKO is delighted to act once again as honorary organiser of the World Shipping ( China ) Summit 2006, to be held at the Wuzhou Hotel in Shenzhen, P.R. China, on 2-3 November 2006. This year's summit will be centred around "Managing Change" and will focus on the changing pattern of world trade and shipping, especially the developments within BRIC countries - Brazil , Russia , India and...... More


INTERTANKO secures permission for lifeboat survey

A direct approach by INTERTANKO to the top management of the Port of Houston Authority paved the way for permission to be granted for a member to carry out an annual survey for lifeboat on-load release gear. The vessel had been refused permission to lower the lifeboat to the water, which is one of the requirements for testing this equipment.   The vessel had earlier been refused permission to...... More


INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO host joint Technical Seminar, Mumbai

We are pleased to announce a forthcoming joint technical seminar that will be held in Mumbai on the 22 November 2006. It will be hosted by INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO and is aimed primarily at our joint members and associate members in the region. The venue for this joint seminar will be The Hotel Renaissance Mumbai. A full schedule and registration form can be accessed here . Attendance is free ...... More


Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) awards prizes

At this week’s Annual Lunch of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) at Trinity House in London , twenty seven prizes were awarded to candidates successful in the Institute's 2006 Examinations.   In his opening speech, William O'Neil CMG, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers President , announced that just over 1,000 students sat exams this year worldwide with increasing participation from...... More


TMSA benchmarking system fully available

We are pleased to announce the full availability of our Tanker Management & Self Assessment (TMSA) Benchmarking system on INTERTANKO’s web site. This is based on the Oil Companies’ International Marine Forum (OCIMF) TMSA and enables members to enter their own TMSA data in a confidential manner - i.e. no one else other than the owner will be able to identify who has input the data. However the...... More


Copenhagen marine fuels forum

An opportunity to update on marine fuels and how the rigorous requirements of MARPOL Annex VI affect members’ business – a forum on Monday/Wednesday next week in Copenhagen called ' Marine Fuel Sustainability' .   The forum offers insight into complex issues surrounding the introduction of cleaner marine fuels, following the establishment of the inaugural Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) in...... More


Tankers converted to double hulled carriers

Tankers converted to double hulled carriers   With much having been written recently about conversion activity, we have obtained concrete information on actual conversions to double hull of tankers above 60,000 dwt.   Our information concerns 4 panamaxes, 9 aframaxes, 3 suezmaxes and 2 VLCCs, one of which was converted to a double hulled ore carrier. The 18 tankers belong to 10 owners with one...... More


OPEC expects non-OPEC production to increase by 1.82 mbd in 2007

OPEC expects a strong increase in non-OPEC oil production in 2007, which means that the call on OPEC crude will be reduced.   The 0.44 mbd increase in North American oil production will more than cover the 0.39 mbd expected increase in North American demand. The 0.12 mbd increase in Latin American oil production approximately matches the expected increase in Latin American demand. A marginal...... More



  • 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
  • 22 November – INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO joint Technical Seminar, Mumbai
  • 6 December – ITOPF/INTERTANKO: Tanker Safety & Pollution Prevention Seminar, Dubai


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