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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

No. 13/2008




INTERTANKO presents Tanker Officer Training System (TOTS) during CMA week

INTERTANKO presented its Tanker Officer Training System (TOTS) to a large and interested audience during the CMA event last week in Connecticut , U.S.   Capt Bob Bishop, CEO of V. Ships and Chairman of INTERTANKO's Vetting Committee, and Capt Howard Snaith , INTERTANKO's Marine Director, provided a joint update with an overview of today's Officer Matrix Systems and the INTERTANKO solution to ea...... More


EMSA launches tender for stand-by oil spill recovery vessels

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) is launching a new procurement procedure for stand-by oil spill recovery vessels in the Black Sea and North Sea areas. The 2008 tender will establish three-year renewable contracts with commercial ship owners and/or operators and/or spill response organisations and/or manufacturers.   The related "Contract Notice", published on 8 March 2008 in the...... More


INTERTANKO’s Hellenic Forum meets in Athens

INTERTANKO’s Hellenic Forum met this week in Athens . Around sixty representatives from the Association’s Greek members were updated by INTERTANKO Managing Director Dr Peter Swift on a number of issues on the Council’s Agenda for its April meeting. ( Click here to view Swift's presentation.)   Swift also brought members up to date on the Revision of MARPOL Annex VI on Air Emissions from Ships a...... More


INTERTANKO to host Chemical Seminar at Panama City on 8 April

For the first time in Panama City INTERTANKO is hosting a Chemical Seminar on 8 April 2008. This will be a great opportunity for attendees to take part in discussions on various topics affecting the industry, as well as to meet with colleagues, peers and leaders within the industry.   Prominent speakers from the industry will be making presentations on the chemical industry in particular and...... More


New Postgraduate Maritime Education Institute planned in Dubai – Views of INTERTANKO members and industry sought on course content and future skill needs

As reported recently, leading international maritime education, research and innovation institutions are planning to establish a new "International Institute of Maritime Science"   for postgraduate studies in Dubai .   The involved universities of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU), the principal international ship owners' associations – including INTERTANKO - and oth...... More


A month of record highs and lows: gold, oil, dollar, ship prices …

On 13 March 2008 the Financial Times reported that gold prices had hit a record of USD 1,000 a troy ounce as investors sought refuge from the weakening U.S. dollar. Precious metal analysts warned that further prices rise were likely if the weakness of the dollar continued. Tobias Merath, head of commodity research at Credit Suisse in Zurich , said that the combination of dollar weakness, negati...... More



  • 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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