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Thursday, November 15, 2018

No. 40/2007




INTERTANKO Executive Committee meets in Paris

The fourth Executive Committee meeting was held this week in Paris on 1-2 October 2007, under the chairmanship of Nicholas G. Fistes . The Chairman reminded the Committee of the Association's anti-trust policies at the beginning of the meeting.   Blue Sky Thinking   As part of the ongoing strategy discussions within the Association, the Executive Committee deliberated on plausible changes and...... More


INTERTANKO attends MSC 83 in Copenhagen 3-12 October 2007

A full team from INTERTANKO is attending the 83 rd session of the IMO's Marine Safety Committee (MSC 83) in Copenhagen , 3-12 October 2007.   The main issues on the agenda which are of interest to INTERTANKO members are as follows:   ·           Long Range Identification and Tracking - technical specifications and guidelines The MSC will be invited to make a number of decisions to ensure the...... More


INTERTANKO's Annex VI proposal presented to the Canadians

INTERTANKO's option for ship owners to meet stricter Annex VI requirements to reduce ship emissions was presented by Erik Ranheim, Manager of INTERTANKO's Research & Project Section, to the International Ship-Owners Alliance of Canada (ISAC), the Vancouver ship owners and the Canadian Maritime Administration, on 27 September in Vancouver .    Ranheim emphasised that shipping needs a practical a...... More


Higher bunker price assumptions for Worldscale's 2008 Schedule

The Worldscale Associations have announced that the bunker price assumption to be used for the 2008 Worldscale Schedule will be USD 328.75 per tonne, as compared to USD 318.25 for the current 2007 Schedule, and lower than the current market level.   Members will recall that the bunker price assumption to be used represents the average worldwide bunker price for 380 cst fuel oil during the perio...... More


ABS new Guidance Notes on the inspection, Maintenance and Application of Marine Coating Systems

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has issued a Press Release stating that it has issued a completely revised and expanded edition of its Guidance Notes on Inspection, Maintenance and Application of Marine Coatings. This will assist shipbuilders, ship owners and operators in preparing for the new IMO mandated Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) (IMO MSC) 215(82). The IMO...... More


Singapore MPA issues new bunker sampling requirements

The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has issued Port Marine Circular No. 4/ 2007 giving new requirements for bunker sampling. As from 1 October 2007 a maximum of five (5) bunker samples will be required when bunkering off Singapore .   Click here for a Circular from DNV Petroleum Services giving detailed guidance on the new requirements.   This Circular implies that it is the supplie...... More


Declining crude and oil product imports

  Europe is the biggest trading area in the world for tankers. The first graph above shows that crude oil imports to Europe have declined marginally over the last couple of years. Oil imports from the North Sea have continuously declined this decade, from 3.6 mbd in 2000 to 2.8 mbd in the first half of 2007.   Imports from the Middle East have declined most strongly from 3.5 mbd in 2000, to 2.5...... More



  • 9 October 2007: Hellenic Forum Autumn meeting, Athens
    17 October 2007 - Chemical Tanker Committee, London
  • 22 October 2007 – North American Panel, Houston, Texas
  • 31 October 2007 – 1 November 2007 - Latin American Panel, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 5 November 2007 - Forum on Piracy and Armed Robbery, Singapore
  • 14 November 2007 - Executive Committee, London
  • 14-15 November 2007 - Autumn Council, London
  • 16 November 2007 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch
  • 20 November 2007 – IT Committee, Bergen, Norway       
  • 21 November 2007 – Half day (p.m.) Vetting Seminar, Hong Kong, China
  • 22 November 2007 - Vetting Committee, Hong Kong, China
  • 26 November 2007 – Vetting Seminar, Philippines
  • 20-23 April 2008 – INTERTANKO's Annual Tanker Event, Istanbul

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2006/7 publications catalogue   INTERTANKO's full publications catalogue for 2006/7 is available online as a downloadable pdf file   Four 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 Petter...... More



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