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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

No. 16/2007




BLG 11 - MARPOL Annex II, 3000m3 cargo tank filling restrictions - ongoing debate

Further to our previous Weekly NEWS articles, which may be accessed here , members are advised of two further developments on this issue:   The issue of MARPOL Annex II, 4.1.3 was discussed at the meeting of IMO's Bulk Liquids and Gases Sub-Committee (BLG) in London this week (16-19 April 2007), by way of a submission by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) seeking...... More


Ship to Ship Transfer Operations (STS)

The background to this issue is the IMO’s aim to further regulate Ship to Ship (STS) transfer operations in order to protect the environment from possible marine pollution, and to give coastal states a degree of control over such operations when they occur around their coasts.   At the 10 th session of IMOs Sub-committee on Bulk liquids and Gases which took place in April 2006, a proposal from...... More


BLG 11 - IMO Working Group on the Evaluation of Safety and Pollution Hazards (ESPH) meets during BLG 11

The latest session of the IMO Working Group on the Evaluation of Safety and Pollution Hazards (ESPH) was held during the 11th Session of the Bulk Liquids and Gases Sub-committee (BLG 11) this week in London. Chaired by Mrs. Marja Tiemens-Idzinga from the Netherlands, the ESPH Working Group included delegations from 20 countries (Belgium, Brazil, China, Estonia, Finland,   France, Germany, Israe...... More


GAO again consults INTERTANKO on maritime security issues

Reference is made to previous articles published on INTERTANKO’s interaction with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the most recent published in Weekly NEWS No. 24/06 dated 16 June 2006.   The GAO advised at the meeting, which was held at INTERTANKO’s London office, that the previous project targeting tankers and energy transport had been summarised in a report to Congress....... More


INTERTANKO responds to ACP on the revised transit toll proposal

In response to concerns presented by the industry and separate companies at a Public Hearing in Panama on 14 March 2007, the ACP (Panama Canal Authority) Board of Directors has decided to postpone the implementation of the controversial revision of transit tariffs from 1 May to 1 July 2007, i.e. by two months, and to allow the industry a further 15 days for comments.   INTERTANKO expressed its...... More


An overview and update on forum shopping, anti-suit injunctions and EU law

We are grateful to our associate member Hill Dickinson for a paper entitled "Forum Shopping, Anti-Suit Injunctions and EU law: A Brief Overview (and update)" written by Rhys Clift.   The choice of jurisdiction is an important issue for any potential claimant as is the related issue of anti-suit injunctions, which are used to restrain a party from commencing or pursuing proceedings in a foreign...... More


Tanker trends focus at Singapore members lunch

INTERTANKO’s Research and Projects Manager, Erik Ranheim, spoke to Singapore-based members at a lunch on Friday 20th, outlining the current trends in the tanker market and highlighting the key elements likely to influence the industry and world economic growth in 2007.   In considering the current world economic status, Ranheim suggested that despite healthy economic growth in 2006 there was a...... More


INTERTANKO promotes lifeboat user group at SASMEX 2007 - Safety at Sea Seminar and Exhibition, 24-25 April in Brighton, U.K.

INTERTANKO will be participating at the Safety at Sea and Marine Equipment Seminar and Exhibition (SASMEX 2007), which will be held 24-25 April in Brighton, U.K., at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel.   The keynote speaker for the seminar will be Neil Ferrer, acting chairman of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), while the sessions will focus on the latest developments in evacuation...... More


FOSFA International holds a Middle Managers Course in June

A Middle Managers Course is being held by FOSFA International ( Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations ) 17-22 June 2007 at the University of West London (Brunel).   Aimed at those with at least three years' experience in the trade, the Course has been designed and structured to update members on current trade practices and regulations, as well as introducing a number of specialist...... 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 Seminar, London

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
'A Guide to the Vetting Process' 6th Edition
'Commentary on SHELLVOY 6' 

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Lloyd's List, 17 April 2007 - Intertanko is spreading disinformation on sulphur scrubbers says BP-Krystallon

Lloyd's List, 20 April 2007 - IMO chief wants new approach to emissions
Lloyd's List, 20 April 2007 - In defence of sea water scrubbers and their contribution to cleaner shipping

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