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No. 06/2008




Interim progress report on the revision of MARPOL Annex VI

The IMO's Bulk Liquid and Gases Sub-committee is holding its 12th session (BLG 12) this week in London . One of the most important issues on its agenda is the finalisation of a legal text for the revision of MARPOL Annex VI addressing the reduction of air pollution from ships. As we go to press, BLG 12 is still working on various draft proposals but, pending final agreements on Friday afternoon...... More


ICC Maritime Transport Committee statement on air emissions from ships

The Maritime Transport Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) issued this week a statement on the need for an international solution to the problem of air emissions from ships. This statement notes that only through an effective international regime of the International Maritime Organization, IMO, can the maritime and port industries avoid a patchwork of vessel air emission...... More


U.S. Ambassador to Norway visits INTERTANKO

The American Ambassador to Norway , Benson K. Whitney, accompanied by Vice-Consul Helena P. Schrader, visited INTERTANKO's office this week. The purpose was an exchange of views about INTERTANKO's activities and policies.   Among the issues discussed were the importance of the international regulation of shipping and INTERTANKO's support for the work in the International Maritime Organization...... More


Andreas Ugland and Jacob Stolt-Nielsen receive honorary doctorates

The J B Lacson Maritime University conferred Doctor of Science degrees, honoris causa, on Andreas Ugland and Jacob Stolt-Nielsen at a ceremony at Iloilo City , Philippines , last week.     The award recognised their outstanding contributions to the maritime profession, the world-wide shipping community and to Filipino-Norwegian relations.   The degrees were presented by Dr Mary Lou Arcelo, CEO...... More


Best Practices in Maritime Education and Training discussed in the Philippines

As part of their 60th anniversary celebrations, and the first anniversary as a Maritime University , the J B Lacson Foundation Maritime University in Aravelo, Iloilo City , Philippines , last week hosted an International Conference on Best Practices in Maritime Education and Training. ( "Sharing Best Practices in Maritime Education and Training to meet World Shipping Needs") . The Conference...... More


14th Annual Joint Shipping Conference - Hellenic/Norwegian/American Chambers of Commerce

The 14th Annual Joint Shipping Conference Hellenic/Norwegian/ American Chambers of Commerce was held in New York on 5 February 2008.   INTERTANKO's Research & Projects Manager, Erik Ranheim, spoke on the subject of 'Safety - Costs – Performance'. He said that for most shipping segments, transportation costs represent only a small part of the value of the products carried. For the oil market the...... More


IMO Working Group on the Evaluation of Safety and Pollution Hazards (ESPH) meets during BLG 12

INTERTANKO participated in the latest session of the IMO Working Group on the Evaluation of Safety and Pollution Hazards held during the Twelfth Session of the Bulk Liquids and Gases (BLG 12) in London from 4-8 February 2008.   The ESPH session was chaired by Mrs. Marja Tiemens-Idzinga from The Netherlands. The group included delegations from 15 countries ( China , Denmark , Finland , France ,...... More


BLG 12 - INTERTANKO Submission on Line Draining - Outcome of debate

As previously reported in our Weekly NEWS, INTERTANKO, with the unanimous agreement of the INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Committee and Chemical Tanker Sub-Committee (Americas), made a submission to BLG 12 (document BLG 12/16/3), which was discussed this week at BLG. The document highlighted our concern at the increasing number of requests by terminals, globally, for shore lines (chicksans and/or...... 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


Istanbul Tanker Event, 20-23 April 2008 – Partners Programme and VISA advice

Partners Programme We are very pleased to announce the final programme of the Partners Programme. Aline Travel (Zihni Group of Companies) has put together a programme that will give delegates' partners and accompanying persons a perfect taste of Istanbul .   The 3-day programme includes visits to the most important sites - including the Topkapi Palace Museum, Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque,...... More


Chinese New Year in full swing - quiet tanker market and softer freight rates

BraemarSeascope reports that with the Chinese New Year now in full swing, the tanker market has become very quiet. This was to be expected, and even though owners knew this would probably happen, it has not prevented the freight rates from falling. Also, the volume of fixing has dropped to this week's 14  compared to last week's 46, bringing the total so far for February to 89. This leaves, in...... More



[ Please note that INTERTANKO Committee meetings are for committee members only and are not open to other members. ]   11/12 February 2008 - Insurance and Legal Committee, Paris Contact : John Fawcett-Ellis   20 February 2008 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London Contact: Minerva Alfonso   6 March 2008 – Asian Panel , Singapore Contact : Tim Wilkins   1 2-13 March, 2008 –...... More



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



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