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No. 51/2007




** Seasons Greetings! **

As 2007 finally slows down towards year-end, the whole team at INTERTANKO's Secretariat worldwide thanks you for your seasonal greetings and best wishes which have been received by mail and by e-mail.   We have not sent greetings cards this year, but instead we have made donations to the Mission for Seafarers and to the British International Sailors' Society.   This edition of the Weekly NEWS...... More


EU Sulphur Directive - sulphur content of Marine Gas Oil at 0.1%

According to the provisions originating from European Union (EU) Directives 1999/32/EC and 2005/33/EC relating to the use of Marine Gas Oil (MGO) in EU territory, from 1 January 2008, the MGO used within the EU territory should have a maximum sulphur limit of 0.1% by mass. This includes the MGO used by ships in territorial seas and on inland waterways, but excludes that used by ships in the...... More


Danish Pilotage User Group – Update

As you may recall, INTERTANKO together with its industry partners and the Danish Maritime Authority, has established a Pilot User Group to find ways of further enhancing the safety of navigation through the entrances to the Baltic Sea . This would be accomplished by an open transparent dialogue between pilotage service providers and users, in order to ensure optimal pilotage services in general...... More


Poseidon Challenge Award

We have had a good response to our request for nominations for the Poseidon Challenge Award, which will be presented during the Poseidon Challenge Day during INTERTANKO's Istanbul Tanker Event, 20-23 April 2008.   The closing date for nominations is 1 January 2008 - so there is still time to put in any last-minute submissions.   The Poseidon Challenge is an encouragement to all links in the...... More


Heavy weather photo competition

INTERTANKO is offering USD 100 for the best photograph of a member’s tanker in adverse or heavy weather conditions – storm, snow/ice, rain, sandstorm or whatever the weather was throwing at the ship at the time.   We have had some excellent entries but there is still time for some more - closing date is 4 January 2008.   Our aim is to show that carrying the world’s oil safely, cleanly and...... More



  • 18 January 2008 – Human Element in Shipping Committee meeting, London
  • 24-25 January 2008 - Executive Committee meeting, Hong Kong
  • 27 March 2008 – Hellenic Forum meeting in Athens
  • 20 April 2008 - Executive Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 21 April 2008 – Spring Council meeting, Istanbul
  • 20-23 April 2008 – INTERTANKO's Annual Tanker Event, Istanbul
  • First week June 2008 - Executive Committee meeting, Athens

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NEW 200 7/8 publications catalogue now available!   Click here to download INTERTANKO's full publications catalogue for 2007/2008 with over 40 titles.   4 easy ways to send us your order:   Online:          Order directly from our online bookshop E-mail:          Send your order by e-mail to Fax:             Download this form and fax to our Oslo office on +47 22 12 26 4...... More



Lloyd's List, 17.12.07 - New HKSA chair talks up environmental issues ... More