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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

No. 25/2008




INTERTANKO addresses IMO Council members

INTERTANKO was part of a panel of distinguished speakers from the shipping industry that was this week invited to address Council Members of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) at its 100 th Council session.   Celebrating 60 years of the IMO in the service of shipping were BIMCO President Philip Embiricos, ICS Chairman Spiros Polemis, Intercargo Secretary General Roger Holt ,...... More


Report of the 45th session of the GESAMP/EHS Working Group on the Evaluation of the Hazards of Harmful Substances Carried by Ships (EHS 45/9)

The forty-fifth session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Working Group of the Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) on the Evaluation of the Hazards of Harmful Substances Carried by Ships (EHS 45) was held this week at the IMO’s headquarters in London .   The working group discussed, amongst other things, eight new substances...... More


Paris MoU announces new port state control target lists

At its 41 st meeting last month, the Committee of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) approved the 2007 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for Flag States and Recognised Organisations. These lists will take effect from 1 July 2008.   The Black List for 2007 contains 19 Flag States, three more than last year. The 2007 White List contains 38...... More


Tanker Management and Self Assessment, Second Edition (TMSA 2)

This new edition of Tanker Management and Self Assessment (TMSA) programme developed by the TMSA working group, has improved the programme and updated the guidance contained therein. It builds on the experiences and feedback from members of the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), vessel operators and other industry organisations including INTERTANKO which submitted collective,...... More


Implementation of the revised MARPOL Annex II and the amended IBC Code

In accordance with the provisions of regulation 4.1.2 of the revised MARPOL Annex II, a communication has been received by the IMO from the Administration of Panama concerning the application of the provisions under the revised MARPOL Annex II. In accordance with this regulation (4.1.2 of the revised MARPOL Annex II) the Administration is obliged to circulate to Parties of the Convention and...... More


INTERTANKO participates in second China Shipbuilding Summit

In Dalian this week, INTERTANKO’s Regional Manager Asia-Pacific, Tim Wilkins , chaired the opening day’s discussion and debate at the second China Shipbuilding Summit. The main theme of discussion during the opening day was that of the challenges facing China ’s shipbuilding industry as it moves forward. This drew in discussion of the risks and uncertainties involved.   Opening the day’s...... More


INTERTANKO speaks to Dalian Maritime University students

INTERTANKO’s Regional Manager Asia-Pacific, Tim Wilkins , visited Dalian Maritime University this week and provided postgraduate students and lecturers with an overview of INTERTANKO and the tanker industry, as well as of the international challenges for the shipping sector as a whole.   In a lively two hour session at the University’s East Hill Campus, Wilkins was engaged in debate on a range ...... More


INTERTANKO focuses on Russian oil and tankers in St. Petersburg

INTERTANKO’s Research & Project Manager,Erik Ranheim, focused on Russian oil and tankers at this week’s C5 conference on Russian Shipping in St. Petersburg .     He emphasized that Russia has become the largest oil exporter in the world and has been the fastest growing oil producer this decade. The Former Soviet Union (FSU) as a whole has more than doubled its oil production over the last 10...... More


International Symposium on safety and protection of the marine environment in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore

The Nippon Foundation (NF) and the Round Table of international shipping associations (RTisa) (BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO & INTERTANKO) are pleased to announce a symposium in Kuala Lumpur on 24 November 2008 to discuss current positive developments in support of safety and protection of the marine environment in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.   The governments of Indonesia , Malaysia and...... More


INTERTANKO Ad-Hoc Bulletins service - availability reminder

As many members will be aware from previous Weekly NEWS items, INTERTANKO publishes various issue-related bulletins from time to time. The primary purpose of these bulletins is to provide a service to those of   our members who require focused issue-related information that is specific to their particular needs.           The bulletins that we publish relate to vetting, chemical, safety,...... More


How does Shipping's image impact on the global supply of seafarers and shore based staff?

The inter-relationship between the image of shipping and the recruitment and retention of staff, both afloat and ashore, will be debated by ship owners, ship managers, regulators and other stakeholders at the 2 nd International Ship Management Summit, 30 June-1 July, in Limassol , Cyprus .   The Summit will bring together leading practitioners in the shipping world, with INTERTANKO Managing...... More


Erratum –WN 24: The effect of climate change on marine transportation

In our Weekly NEWS 24 we mistakenly entered the wrong name of a speaker at the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the World Maritime University . The representative from Lloyd’s Register making a presentation was Marcel LaRoche.   The name that we used was of the co-author of the presentation.   We have amended the article to make clear the main points made by Marcel LaRoche.   We apologise for thi...... More


Strong product tanker market – new highs forecast in China’s imports

    The product market continues to be relatively strong despite high deliveries of new ships.   BP has just presented its Review of World Oil, and the latest figures show A very strong increase in the products trades both last year (+14%) and this year (+9%). This year may be supported by both increased gasoline and diesel imports to China .       Shanghai Daily/SSY reports that China became a...... 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


Intertanko Publications

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