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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 (IMO); speedier ratification of international treaties; criminalisation of seafarers; treatment of seafarers in U.S. ports with special focus on the need to allow shore leave and crew changes; the vital service provided by tankers in securing energy supply; protection of the environment; and in particular INTERTANKO's proposal on the use of distillate fuels to reduce air emissions from ships.


Contact: Kristian R. Fuglesang or Gunnar A. Knudsen