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Saturday, October 20, 2018

No. 02/2007




Inaugural meeting of the Human Element in Shipping Committee (HEiSC)

This week the inaugural meeting of INTERTANKO's Human Element in Shipping Committee (HEiSC) successfully took place in London under the chairmanship of Amir Azizan (AET Inc. Ltd.). The agenda was circulated in Weekly NEWS No.1/2007 dated 5 January 2007.     The Committee reviewed the many and varied suggestions for work items from INTERTANKO's regional panels and committees and agreed to focus...... More


Open day 25-26 April 2007 at Kalmar Maritime Academy, Sweden - recruitment opportunities for cadets and junior officers

Kalmar Maritime Academy in Sweden will be hosting two open days on 25 and 26 April 2007, which will give ship owners the opportunity to recruit new deck and engineering cadets and also to employ junior officers in both the deck and engine departments, many of whom are due to graduate just a few months later fully in accordance with STCW 95.   Owners will be able to attend, mount trade stands or...... More


IMO Ship identification number scheme

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has recently released a Circular Letter in order to facilitate the assignment of IMO numbers and to avoid unnecessary delays.   The Circular Letter encourages ship owners and shipbuilders to provide details of all new orders to Lloyd's Register-Fairplay, so as to facilitate the assignment of the LR number at the earliest opportunity which, for the...... More


Lifeboat User Group welcomes constructive feedback on all aspects of the lifeboat concept, design, handling, maintenance or location

As informed in INTERTANKO Weekly NEWS 01/2007 dated 5 January 2007, INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO have established a "Lifeboat User Group" together with ILAMA ( International Life-saving Appliance Manufacturers' Association).   The main aim of the "Lifeboat User Group" is to provide a forum where end users of lifeboats and associated equipment can supply the manufacturers with feedback in order for...... More


New Executive Director for Singapore Maritime Foundation

The Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF), a public/private initiative to promote maritime activities in Singapore , this week announced that David Chin, formally of the Trade and Industry Ministry, will take over from Teh Kong Leong as its Executive Director. The announcement was made by S. S. Teo, Chairman of the SMF, during the SMF’s annual New Year celebration on Wednesday this week.   Raymon...... More


Year 2007 begins with a lower oil price and lower freight rates

The year 2007 starts with lower freight rates and a different sentiment to that apparent in 2006, both in the oil and tanker market. The 4th quarter 2006 was expected to place global oil demand back on the road to firm growth, but warmer-than-normal winter weather and declining stocks have caused both the oil price and freight rates to fall. Oil consumption in the OECD area actually fell in 200...... More



  • 25 January 2007 – INTERTANKO Insurance & Legal Committee meeting, London.
  • 30 January 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, London
  • 7 February 2007 - Joint Chemical Tanker Committee & Chemical Tanker Sub-Committee (Americas) meeting, Houston
  • 8-9 February 2007 – Latin American Panel meeting, Panama
  • 21 February 2007 – INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO U.K. Members' Luncheon Seminar, London
  • 19 March 2007 - North American Panel meeting, Stamford, CT.
  • 26 March 2007 - Executive Committee meeting, Houston TX
  • 26-27 March 2007 - Council meeting, Houston TX
  • 27 March 2007 – Human Element in Shipping Committee, Houston TX
  • 26-28 March 2007 - Annual Tanker Event, Houston TX
  • 29 March 2007 - Tanker Chartering Seminar - Houston
  • 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' Luncheon Seminar, London
  • 30 May 2007 - Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, Singapore
  • 4 July 2007 – INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO U.K. Members' Luncheon Seminar, London
  • 18 October 2007 - Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, London
  • 14 November 2007 – INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO U.K. Members' Luncheon Seminar, London
  • 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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