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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

No. 24/2008




California Air Resources Board proposes its own "fuel standard" rules for all engines

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has posted the following notice for the July 24-25, 2008 Public Hearing: "Notice of Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of a Regulation to Reduce Diesel Particulate Matter (diesel PM), Particulate Matter (PM), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), and Sulfur Oxides (SOx) by Requiring the Use of Low Sulfur Marine Distillate Fuels in Auxiliary Diesel and Diesel-Electric...... More


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 this article...... More


The effect of climate change on marine transportation

A representative from Lloyd’s Register, Marcel LaRoche, focused on unpredictability in his presentation in his presentation at the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the World Maritime University in Malmö last week.   However according to Mr. LaRoche, increasing Arctic operation may give rise to a greater number of mariners operating with less experience in ice-infested waters.   Navigating in the...... More


INTERTANKO lobbies against abuse from pilots in the Suez Canal

INTERTANKO has over the years had a number of different experiences, as reported by members, in direct contact with the Suez Canal Authority (SCA). The issues related to officials demanding “gifts” were particularly active during the period 2000 to 2002. The correspondence was brought to a close with the SCA expressing that it would “spare no effort to work out any problem that may fact ( affec...... More


INTERTANKO presentation to StatoilHydro on people and on the environment

INTERTANKO was very honoured to be invited by Norway ’s StatoilHydro to give a presentation on the main challenges facing the tanker industry today. These are people (lack of qualified seafarers) and the environment . A copy of the presentation may be accessed here Contact: Dragos Rauta ... More


Equasis 2006 Statistical Review available

The 2006 Equasis Statistical Review has been released providing an analysis of data as contained in the Equasis database, including key figures of the world merchant fleet and its safety performance.   The structure of the 2006 report is similar to the 2005 version and again covers: fleet population, classification societies, P&I, port state control, trade associations, industry vetting...... More


World Ocean Council to create coalition of industries 24-25 June in New York

Ocean industry representatives from around the world will meet in New York in late June (24-25 th ) to work together on tackling shared marine environmental challenges. The inaugural meeting of the World Ocean Council will bring together business community members interested in developing an unprecedented collaborative approach towards improving the health of the marine environment.  ...... More


CTC/CTSCA minutes now available

We are pleased to advise that the minutes of a successful combined meeting of the INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Committee (CTC#32)   and the Chemical Tanker Sub-committee Americas (CTSCA#10) in Panama on 08/09 April 2008, have now been approved by both Committees and are available for Members’ general review.   Click here to view.   Contact: Ajay Gour ... 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


Shipping’s image, and its impact on the global supply of seafarers and shore based staff, to be debated by owners, managers and regulators at Cyprus Conference

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


Widespread demand destruction?

The Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) says that, although it seems unlikely at this point that sustained high oil prices will trigger a recession across the OECD, they may delay the recovery of the U.S. economy well beyond 2010. In most non-OECD countries, meanwhile, high oil prices are becoming unbearable and are also fuelling inflation.   On the one hand, the cost of imported oil ...... More


Piracy Report

The following is a list of areas where an actual attack took place in the period 3 - 9 June 2008, as reported by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre. A more detailed description of each incident can be found in the IMB website .   Suspicious craft / Attempted attacks: 07.06.2008: Vicinity of Kepulauan Sangir , Indonesia (03:18.5N-125:05.8E) 05.06.2008: Pointe Noire...... More



  • 25 June 2008 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London

  • 01 July 2008 - Insurance and Legal Committee meeting, London

  • 04 September 2008 – Human Element in Shipping Committee meeting, London

  • 04 September 2008 – INTERTANKO Offshore Tanker Committee (IOTC) meeting, Oslo

  • 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...... More



Lloyd’s List 10.6.08 – Batumi named in INTERTANKO port state spat. ... More