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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

No. 19/2008




Revised text of MARPOL Annex VI now available

As reported in Weekly NEWS No 14/2008 of 4 April 2008, the 57th session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 57) approved a number of proposed amendments to the MARPOL Annex VI regulations, which deal with the reduction of harmful air emissions from vessels.   It is expected that these amendments will be formally adopted by the MEPC at its 58th session, which takes place 6-1...... More


INTERTANKO presents TOTS to U.K. P&I Club members in Athens

INTERTANKO presented its Tanker Officer Training Standards (TOTS) to members of the U.K. P&I Cub this week in Athens . At a very well-attended event, the presentation generated a lot of interest in the region. We extend our thanks to the U.K. Club for this opportunity.   Click here to view a copy of the presentation.   Contact : Howard Snaith ... More


Industry's Image and Career Prospects to be debated at Cyprus Conference

The Image of Shipping and its inter-relationship with Recruitment and Career Prospects are the principal subjects to be debated at the 2 nd International Ship Management Summit to be held in Limassol , Cyprus , 30 June-1 July. Click here for details and Registration Form. The Summit will bring together leading ship owners, ship managers and industry associations. INTERTANKO MD Dr Peter Swift wi...... More


VLCC fleet steady … AG arrivals down … spot fixing unchanged … firmer rates

Johan G Olsen (JGO) lists in its latest March VLCC Review a total of 512 VLCCs – actually down 8 in the six months since November 2007. But there is a still-growing VLCC orderbook which now totals 210 units (up 14).   80 of the VLCCs are fixed to 2009 and beyond (down 26), and 176 are oil company/state owned. This leaves 256 VLCCs in the spot market, according to JGO, three of which are being...... More



  • 25 June 2008 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London
  • 04 September 2008 – Human Element in Shipping Committee meeting, London
  • 11 September 2008 – Executive Committee meeting, Monaco
  • 12-13 September 2008 – ISTEC meeting, Monaco
  • 23-24 September 2008 – Chemical Tanker Sub-committee (Americas) meeting, Boston
  • 14 October 2008 – North American Panel meeting, Houston
  • 14 October 2008 – Vetting Seminar, London
  • 15 October 2008 – Vetting Committee meeting, London
  • 23 October 2008 – Hellenic Mediterranean Panel meeting, Athens
  • 28-29 October 2008 – Latin American Panel meeting, Cancun, Mexico
  • 3/5 November 2008 – Asian Regional Panel meeting, Hong Kong
  • 12 November 2008 – Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, Singapore
  • 17 November 2008 – Executive Committee meeting, London
  • 18 November 2008 – Council meeting, London
  • 19 November 2008 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London


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NEW 2007/8 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 41...... More