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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

No. 48/2006




Preview of IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) (82nd session): 29 November to 8 December 2006

This week INTERTANKO is present with a delegation in Istanbul , Turkey , where the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is holding its 82 nd Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) meeting while the IMO Headquarters in London is being refurbished.   INTERTANKO will report to its members in the Weekly NEWS as soon as it possibly can on the progress of the meeting, so that members can keep up to dat...... More


U.S. Coast Guard issues NVIC on MARPOL Annex II implementation

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has issued guidance on the implementation of revisions to MARPOL Annex II and the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code).  As has been reported in INTERTANKO’s Weekly NEWS and in the recent INTERTANKO publication The Revisions to MARPOL Annex II – A Practical Guide ( click here to view) , althoug...... More


MCA releases updated version of National Contingency Plan for Marine Pollution from Shipping and Offshore Installations

The U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has released an updated version of the National Contingency Plan for Marine Pollution from Shipping and Offshore Installations (NCP). The detailed Appendix was issued separately. The new edition takes account of lessons learned from actual incidents and national exercises during recent years.   Contact : Howard Snaith ... More


Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association celebrates 50 years

The 50 th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association (HKSOA) was held on 24 November under the chairmanship of David Koo and Managing Director Arthur Bowring. With this the Association initiated a year-long celebration of its golden jubilee. INTERTANKO congratulates the HKSOA on this anniversary.   The AGM was followed by two lectures on Corporate Social Responsibilit...... More


Cost bench marking - call for pilot group

INTERTANKO is considering entering a joint venture with Drewry Shipping consultants to offer their cost benchmarking database to members. Drewry has developed an advanced cost benchmarking database from which INTERTANKO members could benefit.    INTERTANKO intends to create a membership pilot group to test the concept. The members who join the group will have the benefit of access to a...... More


Captain Oca’s 80th Birthday celebrated in Manila

More than a thousand guests turned out at the historic Manila Hotel on 28 November to celebrate the 80 th birthday of Captain Greg Oca, the founder and President of the Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP). These included local dignitaries, national and international labour and shipowner representatives, manning agencies, employees of AMOSUP, cadets from th...... More


China Changjiang National Shipping (Group) Corporation and Shanghai Hong Kou District Officials visit INTERTANKO London office

Top Executives of the China Changjiang National Shipping (Group) Corporation (CSC) and representatives from its six subsidiaries visited the INTERTANKO London Office this week.   One of CSC’s subsidiaries, Nanjing Tanker Corporation, is currently an associate member of INTERTANKO.   With a potential tanker fleet expansion of up to 5 million dwt in the next couple of years, the CSC Group, led by...... More


Do not miss the ITOPF/INTERTANKO Seminar on Tanker Safety & Pollution Prevention Seminar, Dubai

ITOPF and INTERTANKO are welcoming all delegates to next week’s seminar, which has been organised in association with Vela International Marine Limited, Dubai Drydocks, and Gulf Energy Maritime and will take place at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai on Wednesday 6 December 2006.   Top speakers and experts will address tanker safety issues, highlighting opportunities for preventing...... More



  • 6 December – ITOPF/INTERTANKO: Tanker Safety & Pollution Prevention Seminar, Dubai
  • 10 January 2007 - Human Element in Shipping Committee (HEiSC) meeting, London
  • 11 January 2007 – Associate Members Committee meeting and dinner, London
  • 30 January 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, London
  • 7 February 2007 - Joint Chemical Tanker Committee & Chemical Tanker Sub-Committee (Americas) meeting, Houston
  • 8-9 February 2007 – Latin American Panel meeting, Panama
  • 26 March 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, Houston TX
  • 26-27 March 2007 - Council meeting, Houston TX
  • 26-28 March 2007 - Annual Tanker Event, Houston TX
  • 15 May 2007 - Half day (p.m.) Vetting Seminar, Athens
  • 16 May, 2007 - Vetting Committee meeting Athens
  • 30 May 2007 - Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, Singapore
  • 18 October 2007 - Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, London
  • 21 November 2007 – Half day (p.m.) Vetting Seminar Hong Kong, China
  • 22 November 2007 - Vetting Committee meeting, Hong Kong, China

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

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London Matters, 28 November 2006 – Distillate future? Lloyd's List, 28 November 2006 – Industry faces stricter sulphur regime as IMO mulls its options Bunkerworld, 28 November 2006 – Puzzlement as ‘Global SECA’ idea gains momentum Lloyd's List, 29 November 2006 – Shipowners in Asia baulk at Intertanko move for distillate Lloyd's List, 29 November 2006 –   Switch to 1% 'would double fuel costs'...... More


Considerable investments needed to remedy projected LSFO/HSFO imbalances

  At the second Annual Trading and Bunker Conference arranged by Vostoc Capital, Roy M. Jordan from Energy market Consultants presented his views on the marine bunker market.   He showed that the price of High Sulphur Fuel Oil (HSFO) marine bunkers has been USD 12.5 to USD 15 per barrel over the last couple of years, but he expected this margin to gradually decline to some USD 7.5 in 2010. The...... More