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No. 19/2007




IMO Ship Recycling Convention takes form

At an International Maritime Organization (IMO) Working Group meeting held in London this week, further progress was made on the draft of the International Ship Recycling Convention in readiness for its adoption in 2009.   A number of key themes, which will ensure the success - or not - of the Convention, were covered during the week-long meeting. These included the practicalities associated wi...... More


INTERTANKO vegoil viscosity data submission to the IMO’s MEPC 56/6/

INTERTANKO last week submitted for consideration at MEPC 56 a submission entitled MEPC 56/6/8. In this submission ( click here to view), INTERTANKO proposes that BLG Circular BLG.1/Circ.18 be amended to include viscosity data for vegetable oils being transported under the Revised MARPOL Annex II and the amended IBC Code.   In 2006, IMO developed a proforma "optional shipping document" to be use...... More


Canada – marine pollution regulation to be published

Transport Canada has issued a news release stating that, on May 16, it will officially publish regulations implementing various international marine pollution prevention requirements. Among the issues addressed in the regulations will be use of new oily water filtering equipment, marine sanitation devices, cargo sweepings, air emissions, and anti-fouling systems. Source: Holland & Knight  ...... More


Best management practices for the control and reduction of “inadvertent” cargo vapour emissions from tankers

Since INTERTANKO circulated the article below on the subject of best management practices for the control and reduction of “inadvertent” cargo vapour emissions from tankers, we have become aware this week that the Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston was notified of a scheduled commercial helicopter flight over the upper Houston Ship Channel on Tuesday, May 8 from 0800 to 1400 hrs. The purpose...... More


Analysing the benefits of onboard computer based training (CBT) – free trial disks available from the INTERTANKO Secretariat

Onboard computer-based training (CBT), as part of a blend of learning events, when integrated into a properly managed competence development system, should be able to deliver measurable results in safety and operational proficiency, and cost savings. When used on board, the learner (crew) is accessing CBT close to the point where acquired skills will be applied thereby facilitating knowledge...... More


U.S. Industrial College of the Armed Forces visits INTERTANKO/

Students of the U.S. Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) from Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington D.C. , visited INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO’s offices last week as part of their Transportation Industry Study Program. The ICAF prepares selected military and civilians for strategic leadership and success in developing and executing U.S. national security strategy.   ICAF’s Industry Studies...... More


INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members’ Lunch Forum – “Turning Compliance Risk to Competitive Advantage”

The next lunch forum for U.K.-based INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO members is scheduled for Friday, 1 June 2007 from 12.00 to 14.30 at the offices of:   LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae No.1 Minster Court Mincing Lane London EC3R 7YL   We have invited Austin ( Pierre ) Olney, a Boston-based partner at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, to give a presentation on “Turning Compliance Risk to Competitive...... More


INTERTANKO members to the fore at Norshipping Conference

Several representatives of INTERTANKO’s members and associate members will be speakers at a Conference on 13 June 2007 organised by Ship Management International at Norshipping, Lillestrom , Norway . The Conference entitled “Staying One Step Ahead of the Regulator” will be chaired by INTERTANKO MD Peter Swift.   For further details of the Conference please click here .   Contact : Peter Swift ... More


INTERTANKO participates at ShippingTech Summit 2007 in Shanghai

INTERTANKO will be present at the ShippingTech 2007 Summit in Shanghai on 5-6 June 2007. This summit will provide critical insights into trends of global shipping development, into the marketing strategies of multinational shipping companies, high-tech and innovations, shipping productivity, and secure, green shipping services.   Representatives from INTERTANKO’s members will present various...... More


President of Hanjin Shipping receives International Maritime Hall of Fame Award

The President and CEO of Hanjin Shipping, JW Park, has been honoured with the International Maritime Hall of Fame Award by the Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey -   the largest maritime association in the U.S. , founded in 1874. The awards ceremony took place this week at the United Nations Headquarters in New York . Since 1994, leaders who have made great contribution...... More


Suezmax fleet and market

Johan G Olsen’s (JGO) latest suezmax review lists 372 ships together with an orderbook of 129. There are 61 single hull (SH) suezmaxes [including double bottomed (DB)/double sided (DS)] with 18 suezmaxes of 20 years or older among them. Fourteen of the suezmaxes listed are OBOs and five are used for storage and will never trade again. As many as 48 of the suezmaxes have been recorded as shuttle...... More


Stock draw for the 2nd quarter in a row

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that Preliminary OECD ( Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ) stock data continue to point to a 0.815 million barrels per day (mbd) draw on first-quarter total oil stocks, following on from a draw of similar magnitude in the previous quarter. Forward demand cover provided by total oil inventories remains around the five-year...... More



  • 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
  • 1 June 2007 - INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO U.K. Members' Lunch Seminar, London
  • 11-12 June 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, Oslo
  • 14 June 2007 - Associate Members Committee Intersessional (AMC) meeting, Oslo
  • 28 June 2007 – INTERTANKO’s Worldscale Committee meeting
  • 4 July 2007 – INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO U.K. Members' Lunch Seminar, London
  • 3 August 2007 – IT Committee meeting, Singapore
  • 18 September 2007 - Associate Members Committee (AMC) meeting, London
  • 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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Bunkerspot – IBIA calls for an Holistic Approach to emission cuts TradeWinds, 4 May 2007 - Safety fears over rules on emissions Lloyd’s List, 9 May 2007 - Questions on officer and crew quality Lloyd’s List, 9 May 2007 – Industry pools information as rise in incidents puzzles the experts Lloyd’s List, 9 May 2007 – Tanker owners encouraged to raise standards Lloyd’s List, 9 May 2007 - Operators...... More