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No. 23/2008




Entry into force of the Mandatory Coating Standard - SOLAS II-1/3-2

Members are reminded that the new SOLAS Reg. II-1/3-2 enters into force on 1 July 2008. This regulation mandates the application of the Performance Standards for Protective Coatings (PSPC) for dedicated seawater ballast tanks in all types of ships and the double-sided skin spaces of bulk carriers.   Furthermore, all dedicated seawater ballast tanks shall be coated during construction in...... More


Lost Time Indicator Benchmarking System going strong - non-participants encouraged to join

Since its launch at the end of October 2007, the Lost Time Indicator (LTI) Benchmarking System currently consists of 64 data entries of INTERTANKO member companies, and a further 46 entries of users who have received access to the system in order to participate.   The system enables members to compare their Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) as well as Total Recordable Case Frequency (TRCF), whi...... More


Round Table CEOs speak at Asian Shipowners' Forum

INTERTANKO’s Managing Director, Dr. Peter Swift, this week joined with fellow CEOs of the Round Table of international shipping associations in presenting the Association's key issues to the Chairmen and Secretary Generals of the Asian Shipowners Forum (ASF) at their Annual General Meeting held on Hainan Island , China .   The presentation of the Round Table CEOs (BIMCO’s Robert Lorenz-Meyer,...... More


Further details available for 2008 World Shipping (China) Summit

COSCO has provided further details of the 2008 World Shipping ( China ) Summit to be held in Dalian on 5-7 November 2008.   The theme of this year's conference is " Navigating Cross-Currents ", with INTERTANKO again invited to be an Honorary Organiser.   The preliminary programme and booking forms are now available at   Contact : Peter Swift or Tim...... More


INTERTANKO presents TOTS in Constanza, Romania

INTERTANKO was honoured to be asked to present its Tanker Officer Training Standards (TOTS) in Constanza this week.   The first presentation was given to the senior management of Histria Shipmanagement srl ( click here to view).   The second was given to officers and senior management of Thome Ship Management PTE Ltd at their Officer Training Seminar ( click here to view).   Both presentations...... More


INTERTANKO presents TOTS to BP SIRE Inspector Training Course

INTERTANKO was honoured to be invited by BP Shipping to make a presentation to over 65 BP SIRE inspectors on its BP SIRE Inspector Training Course this week in Old Windsor, U.K.   The subject of our presentation was INTERTANKO's Tanker Officer Training Standards (TOTS) but we were asked also to provide information on hours of work and rest.   The presentation was well received and was followed ...... More


New HVPQ4 form adopted by CDI

The ISIS -Web 7 system of the Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI) will change over to the HVPQ4 format on Monday 16 June 2008 at 09:00 (GMT). All users accessing VPQs from 16 June   will only receive the new HVPQ4. The transition will be automatic and all existing data in the HVPQ3 will be automatically migrated into the new format.   All ship owner and shipboard users must update to the late...... More


INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO UK Members Lunch Seminar - “Ships, Banks and the Credit Crunch"

The next seminar for UK-based INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO members is scheduled for Wednesday, 25 June 2008 at our combined offices in the Minories.   Peter Illingworth, General Manager, DVB Bank AG's London Branch / Global Head Crude Oil & LNG Tanker Group (CLG), will be speaking on the highly topical developments taking place in the financial markets and their impact on shipping with a...... More


Number of second-hand transactions increasing

    2008 has so far seen exceptional market conditions - at least for larger tankers. Freight rates have been high, particularly for the larger sizes, and values remain high for all tankers.     The very large orderbooks for aframax and smaller tankers, and high prices, do not seem to have dampened interest in the second-hand market. We have recorded 170 second-hand tanker transactions (includi...... 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
  • 15 September 2008 – Associate Members Committee meeting, Connecticut
  • 23-24 September 2008 – Chemical Tanker Sub-committee (Americas) meeting, Boston
  • 14 October 2008 – North American Panel meeting, Houston
  • 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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INTERTANKO's ILO 180/MLC 2006 guidance booklet now available!

This new INTERTANKO booklet aims to evaluate how the safety management system could be used to assist in establishing a compliance guidance document for ILO 180/MLC 2006 and provides guidance on:   a)      how to implement, comply, monitor and audit the hours of work or rest requirements and b)      how to provide documentary evidence of compliance.   The book was produced jointly by INTERTANKO...... More



Lloyd's List 3.6.08 – ECJ dismisses challenge to pollution directive TradeWinds 3.6.08 – EU backs pollution law Marine Log    4.6.08 - Coalition reacts to European Court ruling Lloyd's List   4.6.08   - Industry fails in bid to halt EU pollution sanctions Lloyd's List 4.6.08   - EC J rejects pollution directive plea Maritime Executive 5.6.08 – ECJ delivers judgment in case C-308/06 concerning...... More