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No. 10/2008




Annual General Meeting, 22 April 2008, Istanbul

INTERTANKO's Annual General Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Istanbul Tanker Event, 20 – 23 April 2008, and is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 22 April at 1700-1730 hours at the Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul , Bayildim Caddesi, 2 Macka - Besiktas, Istanbul 34357, Turkey, Tel: +90 212 326 1100, Fax: +90 212 326 1122.   For further details regarding the Tanker Event, please vis...... More


STW 39 - Revision of STCW begins at the IMO

The IMO's Sub-committee on Standards of Training and Watchkeeping (STW 39) met this week in London and began its work to revise the STCW Convention ( International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 ). The revision process will be the main focus for this Sub-committee over the next two years and it is anticipated that the revised STCW...... More


STW 39 - comprehensive review of the STCW Convention and the STCW Code

Chapter V – Special Training Requirements for Personnel on Certain Types of Ships   The Joint Industry group Human Factors Task Group Human Factors Task Group (HTFG) comprising ICS, IAPH, CEFIC, OCIMF, INTERTANKO, IPTA and SIGTTO, made a proposal to the IMO’s Sub-committee on Standards of Training and Watchkeeping (STW 39), which met this week in London, to enhance and update the tanker...... More


Philippines single hull ban from end April?

We understand  that as from 30 April 2008, the Philippines will deny entry into its ports of  single hull tankers carrying crude oil and fuel oils. The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is said, according to media reports, to have issued a circular announcing such a ban derived from a presidential directive. We have no more details  right now, other than media reports.   We  have   checked...... More


Russia/Novorossiysk – no dirty ballast reception facilities and compulsory ballast water exchange

Novorossiysk Port has announced that it has no dirty ballast reception facilities. The port authority has therefore advised that all tankers are required to arrive with clean and segregated ballast only.    To minimise the possibility of arriving at Novorossiysk with unacceptable ballast water, tankers are urged to perform a ballast water exchange once inside the Black Sea and prior to arrival....... More


INTERTANKO Asian Panel meets in Singapore

INTERTANKO's Asian Panel held its first meeting of 2008 in Singapore this week, which was chaired by Dr. J H Lee from SK Shipping and was attended by 35 members from Japan , Korea , Malaysia and Singapore .   On regional issues the Panel focused its discussion on some confusion relating to the differences between the delivery of bunkers in Singapore port waters and those off port limits. Panel...... More


INTERTANKO hosts Chemical Seminar in Panama

INTERTANKO is pleased to advise members that it is hosting a Chemical Seminar in Panama on 8 April 2008 at the Sheraton Panama Hotel & Convention Centre, Via Israel & 77 th Street , San Francisco , Panama City, Republic of Panama .   Attendance is free of charge, and members may send as many delegates as they wish. All we request is that members complete the registration form in order that we c...... More


Spanish post-graduate students visit the INTERTANKO London office

As part of INTERTANKO's continuous efforts to promote the tanker industry, students of the Instituto Martimo Español (IME) visited INTERTANKO's London Office last week. The Institute offers various courses for the Spanish speaking community covering i.a. chartering, maritime law, maritime economics.   The delegation consisted of students, mostly with work experience and a non-maritime legal...... More


IT, Accounts, and Administration Assistant required by INTERTANKO

IT, Accounts, and Administration Assistant Full Time Immediate Start   INTERTANKO is looking to recruit an IT, Accounts, and Administration Assistant for our London office.   Smooth operation of IT and internal / external communication services are crucial for our organisation, our members and our staff. Our IT support is located in our Oslo and London offices.   The main skills required are as...... More


Russia has become the main source of oil imports to Europe

      Europe is a large market for the tanker industry, but its oil imports are stagnating. Until 2002 the North Sea was the biggest source of oil for Europe, but since then the Former Soviet Union (FSU), and in particular Russia , has become this region's largest source of oil imports.   Going further back to 1995, the Middle East was the largest export area to Europe . But oil imports from th...... More


U.S. oil imports projected to fall by EIA

This week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration ( EIA) released revised long-run reference case energy projections which incorporate the estimated impact of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA2007) that was signed into law in December 2007. The full Annual Energy Outlook 2008 (AEO2008) report, including projections with differing assumptions on oil prices, the rate of...... More



  • 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
  • 17 April 2008 – Environmental Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 18-19 April 2008 – INTERTANKO Safety, Technical & Environmental Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 20 April 2008 - Executive Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 20 April 2008 - Human Element in Shipping Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 21 April 2008 – Associate Members Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 21 April 2008 – Spring Council meeting, Istanbul
  • 22 April 2008 – Tanker Chartering Seminar, Istanbul
  • 20-23 April 2008 – INTERTANKO's Annual Tanker Event, Istanbul
  • 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
  • Early September 2008 - Executive Committee meeting, Monaco
  • 19 November 2008 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London

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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



Lloyd's List, 3 March 2008 – Criminalisation is a deterrent TradeWinds, 6 March 2008 - Sharp rise in casualties in chemical and LPG sectors ... More