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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

No. 22/2007




Air emissions discussed with French shipowners

INTERTANKO last week held a meeting in Paris with members of the tanker section of the French Shipowners’ Association (Armateurs de France), INTERTANKO members and representatives of the French government, to discuss air emissions. The meeting was hosted by INTERTANKO’s Vice-Chairman, Patrick Decavele, and a presentation on “ Revision of MARPOL Annex VI: The Distillate Option ” was given by MD...... More


IMO designates Stowaway Focal Point (SFP) to assist masters in the resolution of stowaway problems

At the March meeting of the IMO Facilitation Committee, a joint paper submitted by INTERCARGO / INTERTANKO formed the basis of a decision to designate an IMO “Stowaway Focal Point" (SFP) to assist masters in the resolution of stowaway problems when conventional resolution techniques prove unsuccessful.   With immediate effect, a trial period has been initiated whereby masters can both report...... More

01.06.2007 soon to offer vessel tracking and a vetting blog to assist tanker owners with oil company vettings will soon offer vessel tracking and a vetting blog to assist tanker owners with oil company vettings. is used by more than 325 ship owners and managers to automatically complete terminal and charterer questionnaires. serves as a tanker registry for the industry where over 35,000 Q88s are downloaded each month.   Please visit for further information. ...... More


A revised and more user-friendly Report Form on maritime security

INTERTANKO would like to thank one of its frequent contributors of ships’ reports on maritime security matters for having submitted a proposal for a revised and more user-friendly Report Form. The revised version is in the form of a check-list, which hopefully will facilitate use and help identify security issues which may warrant attention.   Although the number of members’ reports has gradual...... More


INTERTANKO members to the fore at Ship Management International conference at Nor-Shipping

Several representatives of INTERTANKO's members and associate members will be joined by other speakers from the international shipping community at a Conference organised by Ship Management International at Nor-Shipping, Lillestrom , Norway . The Conference, entitled "Staying One Step Ahead of the Regulator", will take place on 13 June 2007 and will be chaired by INTERTANKO MD Dr Peter Swift.  ...... More


Who carries the can when ultra high-sulphur residual fuel is sold that breaches ISO and IMO limits?

This week saw a  notification of heavy residual fuel oil being sold in Italy with a sulphur content above the 4.5% specified by ISO and therefore above the limit set by international regulation as per Regulation 14 of MARPOL Annex VI.   Not only could this put a ship whose owner buys this product in breach of international regulation if it flies the flag of a country, or is trading in the water...... More


European oil imports to increase as its oil production declines

Europe is the world’s biggest oil importing area. In addition to importing 13.2 mbd of crude oil, Europe also imports some 6 mbd of oil products. However, most of the latter is intra-European trade.     The figures for European oil and product imports can be viewed on our web .   Clearly the biggest and, over the last ten years the fastest-growing, source of European oil imports is the Former...... More



  • 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
  • 21 June 2007 - INTERTANKO Insurance & Legal Committee meeting, London
  • 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
  • 31 October–1 November 2007 – Latin American Panel meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 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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Javano Online , Croatia – 31.5.07 - Tankers will trade with harmful gases emissions Independent – 31.5.07 – Tankers must cut pollution Bunkerworld – 31.5.07 - Poll results: Shipping industry needs to do more Lloyd’s List – 01.6.07 - Pool members warned about pitfalls of Brussels competition Regulations ... More