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No. 40/2006




Code of Practice for PSC officers adopted

The Port State Control Committee of the Tokyo MOU has adopted a Code of Practice for PSC Officers in line with the Paris MOU. The Code is aimed at ensuring “integrity, professionalism and transparency” in the conduct of Port State Control (PSC) inspections, the Committee said in a press statement.   This is an issue for which INTERTANKO’s Vetting Committee has been campaigning for some time and...... More


MARPOL Annex II Revisions - P&A Manual applications: start the process now

As members will be aware we advised in Weekly NEWS in March 2006 and further in our Weekly NEWS in April 2006 about the forthcoming application of the revised MARPOL Annex II and associated revisions to the IBC and BCH Codes that will become effective on 1st January 2007.   Every chemical tanker is required to have a Certificate of Fitness (CoF) indicating that it is certified to carry certain...... More


TMSA benchmarking system fully available!

We are pleased to announce the full availability of INTERTANKO’s Tanker Management & Self Assessment (TMSA) Benchmarking system on our 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


INTERTANKO at the SPM Operators Event in Cartagena, Colombia

A presentation was given on behalf of INTERTANKO, by Jose Peraza ( Heidenreich Marine Caracas C.A. ), who is Chairman of the INTERTANKO Latin American Panel, at the II Latin-American Journey of SPM (Single Point Mooring) Operators Conference held in Cartagena, Columbia, on 28 September 2006.   His successful presentation was aimed at sharpening the focus on INTERTANKO’s Terminal Vetting Databas...... More


INTERTANKO hosts well-attended Vetting Seminar

INTERTANKO hosted a well-attended Vetting Seminar in London this week with almost 100 delegates participating.   Presentations were given by :   Capt Martin Whittle, General Manager, CDI – A n Update of the CDI system ( click here to download the presentation).   Arthur Batty, Manager, Ship Inspection Department, TOTAL – TOTAL Vetting Issues   Captain Gamal Fekry, Manager, Vessel Vetting Group...... More


IT Committee discusses online library of ship equipment manuals

Eyvind Klewe, Brostrom Tankers AS, chaired last week the third meeting this year of the IT Committee in Singapore   Referential Library of Ship Equipment   The lack of ship equipment manuals, as well as the difficulty of obtaining these from manufacturers, has been a long-standing issue in the IT Committee. The Committee is in the process of developing a repository where INTERTANKO members can...... More


INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO host joint Technical Seminar, Mumbai

We are pleased to announce a forthcoming joint technical seminar in Mumbai on 22 November 2006, hosted by INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO and aimed primarily at the associations’ 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 of charge for member...... More


Members' lunch to focus on vegoils, bio-fuels and other new fuels

The next members’ lunch for UK-based INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO members will be on Wednesday, 18 October 2006 from 12.00 to 14.30 at St Clare House, 30-33 Minories, London EC3N 1DD.     A brief market presentation focusing on the transportation of vegetable oils, bio-fuels and new fuels will be given by Colin Cridland, Director and Group Head of Research at Braemar Seascope. He will specifically...... More


Shipping and aviation compared at the 9th Cadwallader Memorial Lecture

Chaired by INTERTANKO’s Chairman, Stephen Van Dyck, the 9 th Cadwallader Lecture will move into a new dimension to involve aviation issues.   Comparisons will be made and parallels drawn between the two industries with regard to the following aspects of corporate social responsibility:   Regulatory Regimes and Statutory Controls Accountability to the public and the environment Perceived...... More


The slop disposal conundrum

The lack of guaranteed slops and dirty ballast discharge facilities available to tanker operators at a reasonable price and able to accept a reasonable discharge rate is nothing new. INTERTANKO has long been pressing for Port States to honour their undertakings at the IMO. The EU Commission, assisted by EMSA, has been pushing some EU Member States to do what they have said they will do.   But t...... More


The orderbook for tankers below 80,000 dwt

The orderbook for tankers below 80,000 dwt   The table below shows that the tanker segment 10,000-29,999 dwt is shrinking significantly - the orderbook is small and the phase-out until 2010 is four times higher than deliveries.   The segment 30,000-44,999 dwt is also shrinking, but much less - the phase-out is only 15% greater than the orderbook.   The biggest orderbook is for tankers...... More



  • 18 October – INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO Members' Lunch, London
  • 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 November – INTERTANKO Executive Committee meeting, London
  • 14 November – INTERTANKO Council meeting, London
  • 15 November - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO workshop on impact of new EU powers to enforce Competition Rules, London
  • 22 November – INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO joint Technical Seminar, Mumbai
  • 6 December – ITOPF/INTERTANKO: Tanker Safety & Pollution Prevention Seminar, Dubai


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  Lloyd's List, 4 October 2006 – In Brief – Intertanko Panel Marinews, 4 October 2006 - EC to enforce EU competition rules for tramp sector Marinews, 4 October 2006 - World Maritime Day broadens shipping industry's outreach Bunkerworld, 5 October 2006 – INTERTANKO stuns Bunker Forum with IMO proposal Fairplay International Shipping Weekly – Intertanko to explode $50Bn bunker bombshell Lloyd's...... More