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No. 46/2006




Report from INTERTANKO Executive Committee meeting

This year’s fourth Executive Committee meeting was held this week in London prior to the INTERTANKO Autumn Council meeting.   The Committee discussed policy items on the Council Agenda, under the chairmanship of Stephen Van Dyck, and outlined recommendations to the Council on key issues.   Among the items discussed were:   Air Emissions, Information Sharing / IACS Early Warning System (EWS),...... More


Report from INTERTANKO Council Meeting

INTERTANKO Chairman Stephen van Dyck led top-level policy discussions at the Autumn Council Meeting held this week in London .   Ship owners, Chairmen / CEOs and senior executives of leading shipping companies deliberated on several key issues on the Association's agenda.   INTERTANKO's   Executive Committee had met the previous day to discuss major tanker industry policy matters and corporate...... More


IMO Working Group on Air Pollution from ships - Progress Report

The IMO Working Group on Air Pollution from ships had its intersessional meeting this week in Oslo . The scope of the meeting was to further assess the results of the correspondence activity since it was previously convened at the 10 th session of IMO's Bulk Liquids and Gases Sub-Committee (BLG 10) (April 2006), and to possibly streamline some of the proposals for alternative provisions that...... More


INTERTANKO attends FONASBA's Annual Meeting in Marrakech

INTERTANKO attended last week the Annual Meeting of the Federation of National Associations of Shipbrokers and Agents (FONASBA) in Marrakech , Morocco .   In its work to promote the interests of Shipbrokers and Agents, FONASBA has established a work programme which has evident overlaps and synergies with that of INTERTANKO. As these business sectors are also prominently represented in...... More


Air emissions legislation - timeline for enforcement

(We are repeating this article as when it was issued in last week's Weekly NEWS the first link was initially incomplete.)   To assist members with an easy overview of various enforcement dates for restrictions on the sulphur content in fuels used by ships, the Secretariat has prepared a table that can be seen here .   Details on the various rules and regulations can be obtained at:   - MARPOL...... More


INTERTANKO issues its Practical Guide to Revisions to MARPOL Annex II

INTERTANKO is pleased to advise that it has this week issued its Practical Guide to the Revisions to MARPOL Annex II. This contains 40-plus pages of practical guidance regarding the revisions to MARPOL Annex II , the associated revisions to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code).   It includes the effect on the carriage...... More


ITOPF/INTERTANKO: Tanker Safety & Pollution Prevention Seminar, Dubai

A seminar addressing tanker safety issues, highlighting opportunities for preventing pollution from ships, and recommending procedures for dealing with pollution incidents in an effective manner will take place early December in Dubai .   ITOPF and INTERTANKO are joint organisers, in association with Vela International Marine Limited, Dubai Drydocks, and Gulf Energy Maritime, of this seminar on...... More


Oil supply adjustments keep shipping on its toes

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that October OPEC crude supply fell by 0.335 mbd to 29.4 mbd on lower Iraqi, Saudi and Iranian supply. This is 0.400 mbd below the fourth quarter 2006 (4Q06) 'call on OPEC' and leaves effective spare capacity at 2.2 mbd. The average 2007 call has edged down to 28.3 mbd on weaker demand and higher biofuel supply projections, versus 28.8 mbd in 2006. ...... More



[ Please note that INTERTANKO Committee meetings are for committee members only and are not open to other members. ]     22 November 2006 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO joint Technical Seminar, Mumbai   A joint technical seminar 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....... More



NEW PUBLICATION * 'Vetting Clauses - A Practical Guide' * NEW PUBLICATION

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TradeWinds, 10 November 2006 – Shenzhen event draws positive-minded crowd TradeWinds, 10 November 2006 – Shipping must come under one vision Bunkerworld, 13 November 2006 – More support for ending IFO as a shipping fuel Lloyd's List, 13 November 2006 – Oslo meeting 'last chance' to act on sulphur Lloyd's List, 14 November 2006 – Pacific Basin advocates switch to distillate fuel Lloyd's List, 14...... More