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No. 21/2007




European Commission adopts Green Paper on Ship Recycling

In Brussels this week the European Commission adopted a Green Paper outlining its strategy on the current hot issue of ship recycling. Sparked by its concern about the possible glut of single hull tankers being sent for recycling over the next eight years, the European Commission proposal consists of a series of options due for further action which it deems necessary to improve standards in the...... More


INTERTANKO speaks at Ship Recycling Conference to emphasise uncertainty over timing and scale of single hull phase-out

With European activity on ship recycling stimulated by the forecasted boom in the single hull tanker recycling market, it was fitting that INTERTANKO presented its views on the market and the drivers affecting the phase-out statistics and projections during the Lloyd’s List Ship Recycling Conference this week in London .   Ship recycling continues to rise in profile as a major shipping and...... More


Australia proposes biofouling and ballast water rules

Known for its leading role in ballast water management, Australia has now moved forward on the emerging issue of biofouling with a proposal to implement a new national plan to combat all types of marine pests. The plan covers invasive species in ballast water but also suggests consideration of organisms which are carried on ships’ hulls and so-called niche areas, such as sea chests, thruster...... More


IMO regulations for protected oil fuel tanks in revised MARPOL Annex I enter into force 1 August 2007

Resolution MEPC.141(54) - Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Amendments to regulation 1, addition to regulation 12A, consequential amendments to the IOPP Certificate and amendments to regulation 21 of the revised Annex I of MARPOL 73/78)   This new regulation requires either a double hull...... More


Officer retention - survey request

Just one of the initial areas of focus by the Human Element in Shipping Committee (HEiSC) relates to manning levels and cadet and officer availability. As members will be aware, we have recently undertaken a cadet availability/berth survey of our members, and we have been in further contact with some members requesting additional feedback.   However, as members will also be aware, officer...... More


INTERTANKO members to the fore at Ship Management International conference at Norshipping

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 Dr Peter Swift.                  For further details of the Conference please click here .  ...... More


INTERTANKO members participate 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 in global shipping development, 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 papers,...... More


INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Committee #30 meeting Singapore, 30 May - Agenda available

The Chemical Tanker Committee will meet next week on 30 May in Singapore . We are pleased to circulate the agenda for the meeting, which may be accessed here . A wide range of topics will be discussed and reviewed including MARPOL Annex II-related issues such as the 3000m3 issue, pre-wash viscosities, biofuels training and regulatory matters.   Contact : Howard Snaith ... More


International Energy Outlook 2007 reference case positive for the tanker market

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has just released its International Energy Outlook 2007 (IEO2007) . The outlook contains three scenarios depending on oil price. The reference case looks rather positive for tanker shipping. Liquid energy demand is projected to increase by 35 million barrels a day (mbd) between now and 2030, which is a 1.4% annual increase.    The consumption...... More


Inge Steensland Chemindex shows chemical/product tanker owners building for flexibility

The Inge Steensland Chemindex lists 2,572 chemical and product tankers with IMO type plus 1036 newbuilding orders. The largest core chemical owners are Odfjell, Stolt-Nielsen, Eitzen Chemical, Mitsui OSK, and Jo Tankers, which together have about a 30% market share. Some 90 owners have today 291 chemical tankers on order, with the remaining 745 vessels being chem/oil tankers or product tankers...... More



  • 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
  • 12 June 2007 - Human Element in Shipping Committee #3 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
  • 26 November 2007 – Vetting Seminar, Philippines

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2006/7 publications catalogue   INTERTANKO's full publications catalogue for 2006/7 is available online as a downloadable pdf file   Three easy ways to order:   Download an this form and fax to our Oslo office on +47 22 12 26 41 Send your order by e-mail to Order directly from our online bookshop     ** 'Vetting...... More



Lloyd’s List, 21 May 2007 – Avin newbuildings fuel sulphur scrubber debate Lloyd’s List, 22 May 2007 - Avin’s scrubbers move fuels bunker debate Lloyd’s List, 22 May 2007 - Swift says solution to fuel dilemma is clean cut, 22 May 2007 - Owners' group still calling for radical reform Lloyd’s List, 23 May 2007 – Australian judge in City TradeWinds, 25 May 2007 - Vega gang...... More