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No. 23/2007




Round Table associations encourage prompt action on IMO issues

The Chairmen of the Round Table (“RT”) of international shipping associations (BIMCO, ICS/ISF, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO) reviewed a number of current international issues at their recent meeting in London and stressed the urgency of moving forward promptly with these.   While acknowledging the need for more stringent air pollution standards, and welcoming the IMO Secretary General's proposal f...... More


IMO to establish correspondence group to advance work on the Reception Facility Action Plan

At this week’s meeting of the IMO’s Flag State Implementation (FSI) Sub-committee, support was given to a submission made by the partners of the Industry Forum on Reception Facilities proposing a single standard format for both the waste delivery Advance Notification Form (ANF) and a Waste Delivery Receipt.   In introducing the paper on behalf of the Forum, INTERTANKO explained that the creatio...... More


EU Transport Ministers make progress on Third Maritime Safety Package

This week European Union (EU) Transport Ministers met in the Transport Council. Amongst the topics on their agenda were four of the seven proposals that comprise the Third Maritime Safety Package (3.MSP).   At the time of writing the Council is widely expected to reach Political Agreements on the Commission's proposals concerning   Port State Control (PSC) Vessel Traffic Monitoring Services...... More


Impacts of climate change on the shipping industry

As INTERTANKO continues to work on air emissions and the issue relating to the revision of MARPOL Annex VI, another question was being posed by the World Maritime University in Malmo this week: what effects will climate change have on the shipping industry?   In readiness for an international conference in 2008, the WMU hosted a workshop at which INTERTANKO was invited to present its...... More


Captain Peter J. Swift appointed General Manager of the Maritime Industry Foundation

Captain Peter J. Swift has been appointed as the General Manager of the Maritime Industry Foundation. He takes up his new position with effect from June 2007. Before joining the Maritime Industry Foundation, Captain Swift spent forty eight years in the maritime industry. Twenty of those years were at sea, with command experience on LNG carriers, OBOs and aframax tankers. Shore experience includ...... More


Marine Electronic Highway steering committee starts work

Last week INTERTANKO attended the first steering committee meeting of the Marine Electronic Highway (MEH) Demonstration Project in Batam Island , Indonesia .   This project is being undertaken by the three littoral states surrounding the Malacca and Singapore Straits , is partly funded by the World Bank, and aims to enhance the safety of navigation and the protection of the environment in the...... More


INTERTANKO speaks at the Maritime Risk Management Conference in London

A presentation entitled "Continuously enhancing the skill base of crew on board" was given by Minerva Alfonso, Secretary to INTERTANKO's IT Committee, at the Maritime Risk Management Conference held in London last week.     Her paper focused on the benefits of onboard computer-based training (CBT).   She gave a background on the tanker fleet performance over the last 30 years and discussed a...... More


INTERTANKO participates in National Institute of Oilseed Products (NIOP) technical meeting

At the request of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Oilseed Products (NIOP), INTERTANKO participated in this week’s meeting of the Institute’s Technical Committee in Washington , DC .   The NIOP is an international trade association with the principal objective of promoting the general business welfare of persons, firms and corporations engaged in the buying, selling,...... More


“Staying One Step Ahead of the Regulator” discussion and review at Nor-Shipping Conference

Representatives of INTERTANKO's members and associate members will be among an international cadre from the shipping community at a Conference organised by Ship Management International at Nor-Shipping, Lillestrom , Norway . The Conference on 13 June 2007 will focus on “Managing Today’s Shipping in a Highly Regulated Marketplace” in a session entitled "Staying One Step Ahead of the Regulator",...... More


Germany supports speedy revision of Annex VI and a clean-up of ships fuels

Germany's National Maritime Day last week in Emden saw Karin Roth, Germany's Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs, unite with the German Shipowners' Association [Verband Deutscher Reeder (VDR)]  to endorse  a 'speedy revision' of the MARPOL Annex VI Convention (on air pollution from ships) with a view to phasing out the use of residual...... More


Strong increase in MR demand

  The MR fleet has been increasing strongly and will continue to increase by some 11% over the next few years. The product tanker market has remained fairly buoyant despite the strong fleet increase, which would indicate a significant increase in demand. We do not have any specific data to support such a demand increase, but this market has been characterised by a great deal of arbitrage tradin...... 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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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   Contact: Sall...... More



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