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No. 11/2008




Philippines' single-hull ban from 30 April 2008

Further to our advice in last week's Weekly NEWS on the Philippines ' single hull ban ( click here to view article), it is our understanding, based on first-hand reports, that the ‘April 2008’ deadline is being interpreted as April 30, and that there will be no slippage in this deadline. The ruling applies to all oil tankers.   We can now make available to you the relevant Maritime Industry...... More


International Salvage Union (ISU) to hold a Tanker Spill Exercise in London

The International Salvage Union (ISU) will include a Tanker Spill Exercise in its Associate Members’ Day in London on Wednesday 2 April.   Robin Middleton, the former UK SOSREP (Secretary of State’s Representative), will act as co-ordinator, together with PR/Crisis Consultant Tony Redding, for an exercise based upon a chemical tanker suffering a casualty in the English Channel and running agrou...... More


Officer Retention Formula (correction to previous advice)

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, but in last week's Weekly NEWS there was a typographical error in the formula for calculating the percentage rate for officer retention within a company.   Click here for the corrected formula for the Officer Retention rate and explanatory notes.   INTERTANKO, through its Vetting Committee, will now commence work producing an Officer Retention...... More


Life-Saving Appliances Pocket Checklist issued by Lloyd's Register and U.K. P&I Club

According to Lloyd's Register and the U.K. P&I Club, about 2,500 crew and passengers were reported killed or missing in 2005-2007. This alarming figure prompted the two organisations to launch a pocket guide, aimed at helping owners, operators and crew comply with international convention requirements.   Tony Muncer, Chief Surveyor of Lloyd's Register explained, "This checklist will act as a...... More


Tanker presentation ‘Controlling our environmental impact’ opens Marine Propulsion Conference

This week’s Marine Propulsion Conference in London attracted some 150 delegates from across the industry, with speakers from i.a. member companies Teekay Shipping, A.P Moller-Maersk Tankers, Stolt Nielsen, OSG.   The opening session on Environmental Control started with a paper on ‘Controlling our environmental impact’ delivered by INTERTANKO's Communications and Public Relations Manager Bill B...... More


INTERTANKO's presentation to the Warsash Maritime Academy’s Post Graduate Certificate Students

A group of senior lecturers from Philippines ' Maritime Education and Training Institutions attended a one-day seminar at the Chamber of Shipping in London last week, as part of their Post Graduate Certificate studies at the Warsash Maritime Academy . These institutions were The Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA); Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP); Philippine Center for...... More


INTERTANKO presents IT route to safety, operational proficiency and cost savings

INTERTANKO’s intervention at last week’s Maritime Communications & Technology Conference provided a macro analysis of the current state of the industry, and how communications and technologies, when properly and effectively implemented, can reduce operational complexity, thereby delivering measurable results in safety and operational proficiency, and cost savings.   In a paper entitled '...... More


Minutes of Chemical Tanker Sub-committee (Americas) #9 meeting now available on the INTERTANKO website

The Minutes of the 9th meeting of the Chemical Tanker Sub-committee ( Americas ) have been approved by the CTSCA Chairman and are now available ( click here to view).   Contact : Howard Snaith or Ajay Gour ... More


Minutes of Chemical Tanker Committee (CTC) meeting #31 now available

Following a successful meeting of the INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Committee (CTC) in London on 17 October 2007, the minutes of that meeting have now been approved by the Committee and are available for members' general review ( click here to view).   Contact : Howard Snaith or Ajay Gour ... 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


Weakening oil demand

The ( Paris-based) International Energy Agency ( IEA) is carefully revising its oil demand figures downwards, although oil demand is still projected to increase by 0.8 mbd more than last year’s increase. However, considering the weakening of the world economy and record high oil prices, it is hard to see how that the final result can be as high as the current 1.72 mbd projection for 2008. Even...... More



  • 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



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