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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

No. 48/2007




INTERTANKO hosts successful Seafarers Vetting Seminar Philippines

Over one thousand seafaring officers (1034 to be precise) attended INTERTANKO’s first ever Seafarers’ Vetting Seminar held this week at NYK-TDG Maritime Academy , in Carmeltown, Canlabung Laguna in The Philippines . So much was this event taken to heart locally that a bus load of seafarers heading to the seminar was seen covered with flags and with a banner on the bonnet - "INTERTANKO Seafarers...... More


INTERTANKO’s Oslo office moves effective 1st December

INTERTANKO's Oslo office will move location effective 1 December 2007. The new contact details are as follows:   Postal address: INTERTANKO Postboks 761 Sentrum N-0106 OSLO NORWAY .   Street address: (For visitors and non-postal deliveries): INTERTANKO 5. Etasje Nedre Vollgate 4 N-0158 OSLO NORWAY   Telephone number: +47 22 12 26 40 (unchanged) Telefax number:        +47 22 12 26 41 (unchanged)...... More


Fleet updates required as soon as possible

We would appreciate receiving as soon as possible details of your fleet as of 1 January 2008 for inclusion in our Annual Report and for the invoicing of membership fees.   Unfortunately we do not receive fleet updates from everybody and the resending of invoices, together with the extra communication involved, often causes a great of extra work for us.   Continuous receipt of your fleet updates...... More


Istanbul Tanker Event 2008 – Array of top speakers already confirmed

As previously announced, the Tanker Event will take place at the Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul , 20-23 April 2008.   It will be the first time INTERTANKO’s Annual Event will be taking place in Turkey, which is an important/strategic position in the Mediterranean, Russian, Middle Eastern area, and thus of utmost importance for world oil and tanker trades.   A full four-day programme has been...... More


Anti-fouling problems: tankers trading to Vietnam

INTERTANKO has been advised of member vessels reporting problems with the breakdown of hull anti-fouling and anti-corrosion coatings after trading to certain ports in Vietnam .   The cases that have been reported involve the breakdown of hull coatings, with the worst affected vessels reporting bare metal exposure and the onset of steel corrosion. Coatings experts suggest that the cause may be...... More


INTERTANKO hosts regional Vetting Seminar in Singapore

INTERTANKO’s regional Asian Office in Singapore hosted this week a Vetting Seminar for members in the region, arranged by Tim Wilkins, the Association's Regional Asian & Environmental Manager. The Seminar was attended by 60 delegates and was chaired by the INTERTANKO Vetting Committee Chairman, Capt. Bob Bishop.   The main thrust of the Seminar was focused on the INTERTANKO Tanker Officer...... More


Lifeboat User Group requests feedback in order to improve manufacturers' equipment

As reported in previous Weekly NEWS issues, INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO have established a "Lifeboat User Group" together with the International Life-saving Appliance Manufacturers' Association (ILAMA ).   The main aim of the "Lifeboat User Group" is to provide a forum where the end users of lifeboats and associated equipment can give feedback to manufacturers so that they can improve their...... More


"Leadership in the Tanker Industry" presentation at Marintec China

INTERTANKO's Managing Director, Dr. Peter Swift , was one of the international speakers at the Senior Maritime Forum held this week in Shanghai .   In his presentation he spoke of the activities and initiatives of the tanker industry in addressing the key challenges of the day - legislative, safety and environmental - and the adequacy of resources. He emphasised the pro-active approaches taken ...... More


World refinery capacity is tight

Current world refinery capacity appears to be tight. According to a presentation given by BP a year ago,   the surplus capacity in 2005 was almost 12 mbd. This is not reflected in the market. Most of the spare capacity may be old refineries that cannot meet the most advanced new product specifications.   This will change from 2010-2012 when new capacity   comes on stream. The Petroleum Economis...... More


Market boost for VLCCs

VLCC freight rates have shot up, reaching the highest level since 2005.       The reason could be that the availability of VLCCs in the Persian Gulf has dried up. Where have all the single hull VLCCs gone?   Are they all queuing up to be converted?   We are hearing about some 50 sold for conversion, but far fewer have actually started the conversion process.     According to Lloyd’s List, DnB N...... More



  • 21 January 2008 – Human Element in Shipping Committee meeting, London
  • 27 March 2008 – Hellenic Forum meeting in Athens
  • 20-23 April 2008 – INTERTANKO's Annual Tanker Event, Istanbul

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NEW 200 7/8 publications catalogue now available!   Click here to download INTERTANKO's full publications catalogue for 2007/2008 with over 40 titles.   4 easy ways to send us your order:   Online:          Order directly from our online bookshop E-mail:          Send your order by e-mail to Fax:             Download this form and fax to our Oslo office on +47 22 12 26 4...... More



Bunkerworld, 19.11.07 - Shipping 'not doing enough' on emissions Maritime Global Net, 21.11.07 - EU advocate general's mixed opinion Lloyd's List, 23.11.07 - Maersk Tankers return bolsters Intertanko Wall Street Journal, 27.11.07 - Ships draw fire for rising role in air pollution ... More