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No. 14/2008




MEPC 57 – Outline agreement reached on revisions to Annex VI

At the 57 th session of the IMO’s Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC 57), held this week in London , outline agreement was reached on a package of amendments to MARPOL Annex VI. Subject to formal adoption at MEPC 58 in October 2008, these revisions will enter into force through the tacit amendment procedure in February 2010.   INTERTANKO has welcomed this package and expressed...... More


MEPC 57 - Ship recycling

IMO’s Working Group charged with developing the International Ship Recycling Convention continued to make good progress on the draft Convention this week at the MEPC 57 meeting. Agreement was reached that the final draft Convention will be adopted in May 2009 at a Diplomatic Conference in Hong Kong . There are two meetings of the Working Group between now and then. With only two significant...... More


MEPC 57 - Anti-fouling systems

The Antifouling Systems Convention (AFS) will enter into force on 19 September 2008. Two dates were established in the Convention: 1 January 2003, after which date ships should not apply tin-based anti-fouling systems on their hulls, and 1 January 2008, after which date ships should not have tin-based systems on their hulls.   On being requested to provide clarity on the entry into force dates...... More


MEPC 57 - Ship strikes on whales

The IMO has in the past approved routeing measures proposed by individual states which aim to divert shipping away from threatened whale populations for the purpose of avoiding ship strikes on whales and further threatening the survival of certain whale species.   Following a submission at MEPC 57 by Australia , Belgium , Italy , the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and...... More


INTERTANKO Tanker Officer Training Standards Explanation and FAQ

In view of the impending release of the INTERTANKO TOTS standard, we are pleased to advise members and other readers that we have produced a pamphlet which explains the TOTS system in detail, and includes a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), which may be downloaded as a pdf file from:   Printed copies of this document are also...... More


Minerva Alfonso departs from INTERTANKO after 21 years of “duty”

  Minerva Alfonso has decided, after 21 years of dedicated service, to retire from INTERTANKO and return to the Philippines to pursue a future career focused on the Human Element in Shipping / Manning.   When she joined in 1987, she headed the association’s IT and Accounts Department and in 1996 was appointed Asia Regional Manager and Secretary to the newly-established Asian Regional Panel.   S...... More


Personnel/Responsibility changes within the INTERTANKO Secretariat

With the impending departure of Minerva Alfonso, we are pleased to announce the following changes in responsibilities in INTERTANKO. Further announcements will follow over the coming weeks.   Chantal Cheung Tam He, currently Executive Assistant, has been appointed as Regional Manager for the U.K. , Liberia and Libya and will also be responsible for the membership’s Port State Control...... More


Personnel and role changes within OCIMF Secretariat

We have been advised by the OCIMF Director, Phil Davies, of changes within the OCIMF Secretariat ( click here to view a note with the details).   INTERTANKO congratulates Capt Mike Sitts on his promotion to Deputy Managing Director. We also wish Ken Reid well on his return to STASCO and express our deep appreciation for the excellent cooperation we have enjoyed over recent years.   Contact :...... More


High deliveries will require a strong increase in demand

  Newbuilding deliveries are increasing in an uncertain market.   The tanker orderbook is almost 120 m dwt and the non-double hull fleet above 10,000 dwt is some 73 m dwt. This means that the fleet will be increasing rather strongly over the next 2-3 years.   The supply   situation is still not a clear cut.   The remainder of the single-hull fleet is not as productive as the double-hull fleet,...... More



  • 8 April 2008 - Chemical Seminar, Panama
  • 9 April 2008 – Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, Panama
  • 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 - Human Element in Shipping Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 20-23 April 2008 – INTERTANKO's Annual Tanker Event, Istanbul
  • 21 April 2008 - Executive Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 21 April 2008 – Spring Council meeting, Istanbul
  • 21 April 2008 – Associate Members Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 22 April 2008 – Tanker Chartering Seminar, Istanbul
  • 23 April 2008 – Documentary Committee meeting, 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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