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No. 05/2008




Korean government to phase out single-hulled tankers in 2010

INTERTANKO has just heard that Korean registered single-hull tankers and single-hull tankers calling at Korean ports will be banned after their delivery date in 2010, including ships with double bottom (or side) only. This was decided on Wednesday this week at a meeting hosted by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MOMAF). Government officials, the Korean Petroleum Association,...... More


Report from INTERTANKO Executive Committee meeting last week in Hong Kong

The first Executive Committee meeting in 2008 was held last week in Hong Kong on 25 January 2008, under the chairmanship of Nicholas G. Fistes .   Ships Emissions   Revision of MARPOL Annex VI   INTERTANKO's Technical Director, Dragos Rauta reported that the activity of the IMO Secretary General's Informal Cross Government/Industry Scientific Group of Experts to evaluate the effects of the...... More


Istanbul Tanker Event 2008 – update on speakers

INTERTANKO's first Annual Tanker Event in Turkey will be a THE Tanker Event of the year in the cosmopolitan surroundings of Istanbul , with the very hospitable Turkish Maritime Community helping us with the planning.   " Turkey has experienced major developments and has a well-established shipping industry offering many possibilities and a professional business environment. We are very pleased ...... More


Global Forum on Oceans

The Strategic Planning Workshop on Global Oceans Issues in Marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction in the Context of Climate Change was held last week in Nice , France .   The Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands was created at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg , South Africa , in September 2002, to advance the interests of the oceans - covering 72% of...... More


Salvage support in casualty situations

When a serious marine casualty occurs, a fast response will be assisted by the International Salvage Union's new website , which has been set up to provide instantaneous access to worldwide salvage contacts. The ISU's membership includes major marine salvage companies worldwide.   The new ISU website also provides comprehensive information on the Lloyd's Standard Form of Salvage Agreement, its...... More


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University visits INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO London offices

Students of the Department of Logistics, Faculty of Business of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University , visited the INTERTANKO / INTERCARGO offices recently as part of their International Study Tour to the United Kingdom .   INTERCARGO Manager Rob Lomas discussed statistical and performance indicators for the dry bulk sector; port state control and the main reasons for detentions; environmental...... More


Former INTERTANKO Chairman to speak at the INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members' lunch on ships' emissions

Lars Carlsson, former INTERTANKO Chairman ( 2001 – 2004) and currently the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Shipping Emissions Abatement and Trading (SEAaT), will speak at the next lunch forum for U.K.-based INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO members. The forum is scheduled for Wednesday, 20 February 2008, from 12.00 to 14.30 at at St Clare House, 30-33 Minories, London EC3N 1DD.   All types o...... More


Crankpin bearing running hot leads to damaged crankshaft

A Det Norske Veritas (DNV) casualty information bulletin highlights a case where the oil mist detector warning alarm drew attention to a hot crankpin bearing, which itself led to the crankshaft being damaged beyond repair, causing the vessel to go off hire for one month.   Click here for the DNV bulletin   Contact : Howard Snaith or   Dragos Rauta ... More


Single-hull tankers marginalised as oil supply increases

The oil spill from the Hebei Spirit in South Korea has contributed to the further marginalisation of single hull tankers. We still have a fleet of some 80 m dwt single hull tankers, which represents some 20% of the total tanker fleet.     The only segments left with a sizable share of non-double hull ships are the smallest tankers (25%) and the VLCCs (27%). That may be a main reason why rates f...... More



  • 11/12 February 2008 - Insurance and Legal Committee meeting, Paris
  • 20 February 2008 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London
  • 6 March 2008 – Asian Panel, Singapore
  • 12-13 March, 2008 – Latin American Panel meeting, Miami, FL, U.S.
  • 17 March 2008 – North American Panel meeting, Stamford, CT, U.S.
  • 19 March 2008 - Vetting Committee meeting, Connecticut, U.S.
  • 27 March 2008 – Hellenic Forum meeting, Athens
  • 8 April 2008 - Chemical Seminar, Panama
  • 9 April 2008 – Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, Panama
  • 16 April 2008 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London
  • 17 April 2008 – Bunker Sub-committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 18-19 April 2008 – INTERTANKO Safety, Technical & Environmental Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 20 April 2008 - Executive Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 21 April 2008 – Associate Members Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 21 April 2008 – Spring Council meeting, Istanbul
  • 20-23 April 2008 – INTERTANKO's Annual Tanker Event, Istanbul
  • First week June 2008 - Executive Committee meeting, Athens
  • 4 June 2008 - Chemical Tanker Committee, Singapore
  • 25 June 2008 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London
  • 11 September 2008 – Chemical Tanker Sub-committee (Americas) meeting, U.S. NE Coast
  • 19 November 2008 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London

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News Today Online – 31 January 2008 - World shipping industry suffers shortage of seafarers Lloyd's List, 1 February 2008 - It’s time to clear the haze over air emission standards Lloyd's List, 1 February 2008 - Owners set to lobby for Green progress ... More