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No. 06/2007




Panama Maritime VIII Conference and Exhibition

Senior representatives from the Panama maritime cluster joined more than 600 delegates at the Panama Maritime VIII Conference and Exhibition, held 4-7 February 2007 in Panama City ( ).   In his keynote speech before the assembled dignitaries, including the First Vice President of the Republic Samuel Lewis Navarro, IMO Secretary General Thimio...... More


The Chemical Tanker Committee and Chemical Tanker Sub-committee (Americas) meet in Houston this week

The INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Committee (CTC) and the Chemical Tanker Sub-committee ( Americas ) (CTSCA) held their joint meeting in Houston this week.   It was a well-attended meeting with a full agenda including MARPOL Annex II revisions, Inter-Industry Group work, Annex II Pre-wash issues and many more.   The CTC also underwent a change of Chairman (having previously unanimously elected Sve...... More


Lessons to be learnt from the MSC Napoli incident discussed in Brussels

Representatives of several European Union institutions, including Parliament, Council, Commission, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and various shipping industry bodies, had a fruitful discussion in the European Parliament in Brussels this week on the recent MSC Napoli incident. At the meeting, which was welcomed and supported by industry including INTERTANKO, participants made a...... More


INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members’ Forum for February - incident management from a legal perspective

Our next lunch forum for U.K.-based INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO members will include Intermanager members and is scheduled for Wednesday 21 February 2007 from 12.00 to 14.30 at St Clare House, 30-33 Minories, London EC3N 1DD.   With increased emphasis being placed on the identification and management of risks, members now have an opportunity to hear from a leading expert on how masters and...... More


Recognition that the U.K.’s SOSREP system well proven in MSC Napoli incident

Representatives of the European Parliament and Council, the European Commission, EMSA and various shipping industry bodies met this week in the European Parliament Building in Brussels to discuss the recent beaching of the containership MSC Napoli in the U.K. (see article above "Lessons to be learnt from the MSC Napoli incident discussed in Brussels ").   Pau l Hinton, Chief Executive of the...... More


Accelerating growth in oil demand

In the latest medium term oil market report of the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA ), oil demand in the OECD ( Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ) area is assumed to be weaker than previously forecast, but is stronger in non-OECD countries. Oil demand accelerates compared to previous periods as downward revisions to the U.S. outlook leave non-OECD consumption...... More



[ Please note that INTERTANKO Committee meetings are for committee members only and are not open to other members. ]     12 February 2007 – INTERTANKO IT Committee Meeting, London The next INTERTANKO IT Committee meeting will take place on Monday 12 February 2007 at INTERTANKO's office in London . Contact: Minerva Alfonso     13 February - INTERTANKO Asian Panel Meeting, Hong Kong, China This...... More



NEW PUBLICATION * 'Vetting Clauses - A Practical Guide' * NEW PUBLICATION

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Reuters, 2 February 2007 - Tankers may ship water to parched cities of future Fairplay Daily News, 6 February 2007 - Owners shocked by Pan Canal toll hike Lloyd's List, 6 February 2007 – Clean perspective (below Premature and ill-informed) Lloyd's List, 6 February 2007 - Bahamas is ALERT to tanker safety plans Lloyd's List, 7 February 2007 - Industry divisions emerge on emission cuts Lloyd's...... More