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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

No. 14/2007




Sea Asia 2007's keynote session considers the Asian voice in world shipping and concludes that if you want to be heard then you have to speak up

The first Sea Asia conference held this week in Singapore fielded an impressive panel of high level speakers for its keynote addresses and as keynote panellists. As they considered the Asian voice in world shipping, they examined the issues that matter to Asia n maritime players.   Dr Sun Jiakang, Managing Director of Cosco Container Lines , gave a run-down of the container ship markets, pointi...... More


Tanker supply post 2010 and chartering practices featured in Sea Asia forum

INTERTANKO's Managing Director, Dr. Peter Swift , participated this week in the Charterers' Forum at Singapore 's inaugural Sea Asia conference, organised by Seatrade and/on behalf of the Singapore Maritime Foundation.   Swift discussed the development of the tanker fleet including the IMO MARPOL 2010 single hull phase-out requirements and Europe's and the U.S.'s trading restrictions, applicabl...... More


Overview of INTERTANKO strategy and Council decisions given at Singapore members lunch

At a members lunch in Singapore earlier this week hosted by INTERTANKO's Regional manager Tim Wilkins, the Association's Managing Director, Dr. Peter Swift , provided local members with an update on the decisions taken at last week's Council meeting in Houston .   It was a fitting presentation for the first lunch in Singapore of 2007, with a broad overview of the issues under discussion at the...... More


New Associate Members - approved

The Council approved the following Associate Membership applications at its meeting in Houston last week. All applicants had been quality screened and endorsed by the Associate Members Committee, which recommended all listed applications to the Council for approval.     Company Activity / City Alpha Shipping & Chartering Agent / Bar AB Shipping Shipbroker / Geneva Blank Rome LLP Law firm /...... More


Presentations delivered at Associate Members Committee (AMC) now available

Reference is made to our article on the Associate Members Committee (AMC) meeting in Weekly NEWS No. 13/07 of 30 March 2007.   Click here to view the presentation given by Executive Director Jeanne Cardona of the Association of Ship Brokers and Agents (U.S.A.), (ASBA) entitled: "Shouldn't principals vet agents like Charterers vet ships?" and here for the list of Certified AS BA agents.   We are...... More


SIRE Vessel Inspection Questionnaire (VIQ) 4th Edition now available

The SIRE Vessel Inspection Questionnaire (VIQ) 4th Edition is now available from the Oil Companies' International Marine Forum ( OCIMF) web site: . To download a copy please enter the web site, select "SIRE Programme", then SIRE Documents. The VIQ is downloadable from this location.   We have been requested to remind members that if any errors are noted, please inform OCIMF...... More



Lloyd's List, 28 March 2007 – Norway calls for 'aggressive' IMO pollution stance Lloyd's List, 28 March 2007 - Support grows for switch to clean fuels TradeWinds, 29 March 2007 – Over and out Lloyd's List, 29 March 2007 – Cruiseship crime Lloyd's List, 29 March 2007 – L arge clean tankers face slump in 2008 Lloyd's List, 29 March 2007 – Building boom seen as threat to dirty market Lloyd's List,...... More


INTERTANKO responds to Venezuelan authorities on the Maracaibo Channel issue

Reference is made to INTERTANKO's most recent article on this issue, published in Weekly NEWS No. 03/07 of 19 January 2007.   INTERTANKO is pleased to have received a reply from INEA (Instituto Nacional de los Espacios Acuaticos e Insulares). Click here to view a free English translation.   INTERTANKO has recently responded to INEA (letter in Spanish sent 22 March) and the free English...... More


It is not enough to count ships and tonne miles

In its new tanker review, Fearnleys calculates, based on the tracking of tankers, an increase of 3% in crude tanker trade in 2006 in tonne miles, compared to an increase of 5% in 2005. The estimated increase in the product tanker trade is 5% in 2006 compared to 8.9% in 2005.   The increase in the fleet is calculated to be 6.9% compared to 5.5% in 2005. Despite the stronger increase in the fleet...... 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' Lunch
  • 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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NEW PUBLICATION * 'Vetting Clauses - A Practical Guide' * NEW PUBLICATION

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