Not Logged In, Login,

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

No. 21/2008




INTERTANKO’s Brussels office starts work

INTERTANKO’s representative office in Brussels opened its doors this week and started its work.   This new INTERTANKO office will broaden and strengthen the Association’s links with the European Commission, Parliament, Member States and other Representatives by bringing INTERTANKO closer to the European regulators and decision makers. It recognises the importance of Brussels to the tanker...... More


British Columbia set to introduce carbon taxes on Shipping

The Canadian Province of British Columbia (BC) has announced plans to introduce a carbon tax on 1 July 2008, which inter alia will include a tax on the fuel consumed by ships.   In the case of international shipping the tax will be applicable when transiting between two or more BC ports and/or bunkering in BC, although we understand that, in this latter case, the tax should subsequently be...... More


MSC 84 - Inspection/Service of lifeboats

In our Weekly NEWS 09/2008 we reported on the outcome from the 51st session of the IMO’s Design and Equipment Sub-committee (DE51), which had developed and agreed on draft guidelines to be used by Administrations when authorising service providers to carry out maintenance and service work on lifeboats and their associated equipment, as recommended by MSC.1/Circ.1206. Click here for article. Las...... More


MSC 84 - Amendments to the ISM Code

A proposal to the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 84)   by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and New Zealand promoting safe behaviour and safety culture onboard ships, suggested amendments to the ISM code requiring ship safety representation for a ship. The proposal was considered by a working group but, after receiving the working group’s report, the Committee could no...... More


MSC 84 - Guidance on near-miss reporting

The IMO's Human Element Working Group met this week concurrently with the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 84) and developed guidelines for near-miss reporting. Based on the lack of near-miss reporting in the industry, it was felt that there was a need to provide guidance to encourage companies and seafarers to document and record information on near-misses and hazardous situations in order...... More


MSC 84 - Amendments to SOLAS

The IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 84) adopted a number of amendments to the SOLAS Convention. Among the amendments were: Casualty Investigation Code: This amendment makes it mandatory for administrations to carry out investigations in the event of a casualty or an incident. Emergency towing arrangements for tankers: This amendment requires emergency towing arrangements for tankers of les...... More


MSC 84 - AIS broadcasted cargo codes

The pre-2007 cargo categorisation in MARPOL Annex II categorised Noxious Liquid Substances (NLS) cargoes into A,B,C and D categories. After the adoption of resolution MEPC.118(52) , NLS cargoes are categorised in X,Y,Z and OS (Other Substances). As many members already are aware, this has created a difficulty as the vast Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) equipment is not programmed to...... More


MSC 84 – Agreement on LRIT financial model

One highly controversial issue which was resolved at last week’s meeting of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 84) was the financial model, on which the timely implementation of the Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) system was depending. MSC 84 was destined to resolve the issue, which it did. The financial model now agreed is based upon the user pays principle, i.e. flag, port...... More


Cyprus Conference focuses on Industry’s Image and Career Opportunities afloat and ashore.

The Image of Shipping and its inter-relationship with Career Prospects and Opportunities afloat and ashore will 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 Managing Director Dr...... More


Suezmax fleet and market

Johan G Olsen (JGO) lists a total of   377 suezmax tankers in its latest Suezmax Review – one ship less than six months ago - together with an orderbook of 142 vessels (a reduction of 8).     Thirteen of the suezmaxes listed are OBOs and four (1970/80s-built) are used for storage and are unlikely to trade again. As many as 40 of the suezmaxes have been recorded as shuttle tankers, most of which...... More



[ Please note that INTERTANKO Committee meetings are for committee members only and are not open to other members. Regional Panel/Forum meetings are open to all members. ]   25 June 2008 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London Presentation on "Ships, Banks and the Credit Crunch" to be given by Peter Illingworth, General Manager, DVB Bank AG's London Branch / Global Head Crude...... More



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