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Monday, November 19, 2018

No. 2/2008




Tanker incidents 2007

The number of tanker incidents increased by 22% in 2007 to 323 incidents. This increase compares to an increase of 65% in 2006 over 2005. Unfortunately both the number of fatalities and the amount of pollution increased as well (see table below).   Looking more closely at the type of incident, the share of Hull & Machinery (H&M) has declined from 33% of the total number of incidents in 2005 to...... More


Piraeus honours five top Greek shipping men

The Piraeus Marine Club has honoured the achievements of five Greeks who have simultaneously achieved influential top positions in the shipping industry – Thimio Mitropoulos, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, and the four Greek heads of the four Round Table shipping associations - Philip Embiricos, Chairman of BIMCO; Nick Fistes, Chairman of INTERTANKO; Nicky...... More


Operations/Technical Manager Ajay Gour, and Legal Counsel Michele White, join INTERTANKO’s London team

We are very pleased to welcome Ajay Gour to the INTERTANKO team. He is based in our London Office as our Operations and Technical Manager.   Ajay has spent 14 years at sea with companies such as Mobil and Barber Ship Management, and he is qualified as a Master Mariner (Foreign Going).   He is contactable on +44 20 7977 7017 or e-mail   Further to our earlier advice, we...... More


INTERTANKO Terminal Vetting Database at your service

Members are reminded of the availability of the revised and upgraded INTERTANKO Terminal Vetting Database launched in November 2007. We encourage them to utilise the database and participate in the scheme, which is primarily aimed at enhancing safety at the terminal during the critical phase of the ship/shore interface. On the 7th November 2007 INTERTANKO members and associate members were...... More


SIRE’s HVPQ 4 now available

Please note that the Oil Companies International marine Forum (OCIMF) has advised us that the Harmonised Vessel Particular Questionnaire version 4 (HVPQ4) is now available and is being rolled out to users.   As a first step SIRE is prioritising those companies which have had problems with the older HPVQ programme, and will be switching over all other users in the next month. INTERTANKO members...... More


Special discount for INTERTANKO members at Athens Tanker Economics Conference

Platts is offering an exclusive discount of €350 off the conference’s Standard Rate to all INTERTANKO Members. The standard rate for the two day conference is Euros1554 including VAT so the discounted rate is Euros1204. This effectively offers INTERTANKO members an unlimited extension of the ‘early bird’ rate of Euros 1194 being offered to all parties booking before January 18.   Chairing the...... More


Non OPEC oil production increasing

On January 8, The U.S. Government’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), which includes the first short-term forecast for 2009.                      The STEO projects a moderate decline in oil prices, starting in late 2008 and extending into 2009. In part, the projected price decline is predicated on the forecast of substantial increases ...... More



[ Please note that INTERTANKO Committee meetings are for committee members only and are not open to other members. ]   18 January 2008 – Human Element in Shipping Committee meeting, London Contact : Howard Snaith   24-25 January 2008 - Executive Committee meeting, Hong Kong The Executive Committee meeting will take place at the Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong Contact: Minerva Alfonso   29 January 2008 ...... More



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