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No. 13/2007




INTERTANKO bids farewell to Chairman Van Dyck as its new Chairman sets out his vision for INTERTANKO

With the retirement of INTERTANKO’s Chairman, Stephen Van Dyck, INTERTANKO’s Council this week confirmed the appointment of Nick Fistes as the new Chairman of INTERTANKO. Fistes received a letter of warm congratulations from Thimio Mitropoulos, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization.   Fistes expressed his thanks to Van Dyck from the Executive Committee and Council, from t...... More


Report from INTERTANKO’s Council Meeting in Houston

INTERTANKO Chairman Stephen van Dyck led top-level policy discussions at the Council Meeting held in Houston on 26-27 March 2007.   Shipowners, Chairmen / CEOs and senior executives of leading shipping companies deliberated on several key issues on the Association’s agenda.     New INTERTANKO Chairman   The Council unanimously elected by acclamation Nick Fistes as the new Chairman to succeed...... More


Executive Committee Meeting Report

This year’s second Executive Committee Meeting was held on 26 March 2006 in Houston prior to the INTERTANKO 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.   The Executive Committee reaffirmed its unanimous decision to recommend Nicholas Fistes to be the next...... More


Houston - U.S. Coast Guard Commandant: New Threats, New Challenges, New Strategy

The U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, the Managing Director of the Port of Houston Authority , Panama ’s Ambassador to the IMO and the Administrator of the Panama Canal, were the keynote speakers as the INTERTANKO Tanker Event opened in Houston this week.   A refreshingly outspoken Admiral Thad. W. Allen shared his views about his priorities during his watch as Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. Th...... More


Houston - The Market Session foresees promising demand prospects at present but a possible surplus build-up in future

The main message of the five speakers of the INTERTANKO Market Session at the Houston Tanker Event was that demand prospects currently look rather promising, but that a surplus may still build up due to the large orderbook. The session was chaired by Basil Mavroleon, Charles R. Weber Co. , who opened by highlighting challenges the ind ustry is facing including record ordering and the 2010...... More


Houston – Focus Session: Technical Issues in Shipping

Presentations in the technical session were given by Dr. Keith Michel (Chairman of Herbert Engineering) and Dr. Rudolph Kassinger (Det Norske Veritas Petroleum).The two presentations gave independent expert opinions on the various alternative measures that the IMO might consider during the revision process of MARPOL Annex VI in reducing the sulphur oxide (SOx), nitrogen oxide (NOx) and...... More


Houston – Focus Session: Chemicals and Biofuels

Over 85 delegates attended this particular Focus Session held this week at INTERTANKO’s Annual Tanker Event. The Session included presentations from four excellent speakers on an array of topics pertaining to the chemical industry. A short biography and introduction for each speaker may be accessed here .   The following presentations given by the session speakers are available on the INTERTANK...... More


Houston – Focus Session: LNG Market

On 26 March 2007 Barbara Shook, Houston Bureau Chief, Energy Intelligence Group, chaired the well attended Focus Session on Gas Markets. The three very comprehensive presentations evoked a lively discussion and included:   Market Outlook and Transportation Trends by Debbie Turner, Director LNG and Gas, Braemar Seascope Ltd.   Other Gas Trades: LPG and CNG by Todd Grove, Senior Vice President an...... More


Houston – Focus Sessions: Vetting Seminar

Capt. Bob Bishop (Chairman of the INTERTANKO Vetting Committee) chaired the Vetting Seminar held this week during the INTERTANKO Annual Tanker Event. This Focus Session was attended by over 125 delegates. We were very pleased to receive presentations from:   ·           Capt. John Dudley Vice-President, Koch Shipping Inc "How Koch Views Officer Experience”   ·           Mr Doug McCormick,...... More


Houston - Poseidon Challenge Session

The second Poseidon Challenge Session day was held on Wednesday, 28 March with outstanding success.  The session started with an excellent presentation by NYK on the programmes they have put in place to ensure continuous improvement within their company.  This was followed by RADM Craig Bone of the U.S. Coast Guard, who praised INTERTANKO for initiating the Poseidon Challenge and demonstrating...... More


Houston - The Associate Members Committee (AMC)

One of the main issues discussed at the meeting of the Associate Members Committee held on 25 March, in connection with the INTERTANKO Tanker Event in Houston , was INTERTANKO's position on raising awareness of international environmental issues and ensuring that such enhanced focus finds its way to the Poseidon Challenge. The need to benchmark all improvements in quality achieved under the...... More


NEW Repsol YPF Vetting Procedures 2009

We are very pleased to be able to circulate the new  Repsol YPF Vetting Procedures 2009  which will become effective as of 15 March 2009. Repsol YPF has advised that we are free to circulate these to our members.   The full procedures may be accessed  here.     Repsol Vetting Time Charter Procedures may be accessed here.   Contact : Howard Snaith ... More


The International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code), 2007 Edition

The revised Annex II to MARPOL 73/78, which was adopted by resolution MEPC.118(52), encompassed the development of a new pollution categorisation system - and criteria for assigning products to these new categories - and the revision of stripping requirements and discharge criteria. As a consequence of these revisions, it was necessary to make a number of amendments to the International Code fo...... More



  • 15 May 2007 - Half day (p.m.) Vetting Seminar, Athens
  • 16 May 2007 - Vetting Committee meeting, Athens
  • 16 May 2007 – INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO U.K. Members’ Lunch Seminar, London
  • 30 May 2007 - Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, Singapore
  • 11-12 June 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, Oslo
  • 4 July 2007 – INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO U.K. Members’ Lunch Seminar, London
  • 3 August 2007 – IT Committee Meeting, Singapore
  • 19 September 2007 – Asian Panel meeting, Tokyo
  • 1 October 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, Paris
  • 18 October 2007 - Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, London
  • 14 November 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, London
  • 15 November 2007 - Autumn Council meeting, London
  • 16 November 2007 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members’
  • 20 November 2007 – IT Committee Meeting, Bergen, Norway         
  • 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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  • 2006/7 publications catalogue
  • ’Vetting Clauses - A Practical Guide’ NEW PUBLICATION
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