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Saturday, October 20, 2018

No. 30/2008




Shipping world protests at unfair detention of seafarers in Korea

INTERTANKO has joined with BIMCO, ICS, ISF, Intercargo, ITF, IG and HKSOA (see below) to issue a strong protest at the unfair and unjust detention in Korea of the Master and Chief Officer of the Hebei Spirit . The protest has been lodged with the Korean Ambassador in London and with Korea 's Permanent Representative at the IMO, and has been sent out to press and media worldwide.   We urge our...... More


INTERTANKO to chair Athens Tanker Economics Conference - special discount for members available!

INTERTANKO Managing Director Dr. Peter Swift will be chairing the Platts Tanker Economics Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Athens , 20-21 October 2008. The Conference will consider expert views from the dry and liquid bulk industry on how to maximise competitive position whilst limiting exposure to price, and regulatory and delivery risks.   Topics will include: Managing Tanker Risk; The...... More


New oil price structure and slower growing world economy have helped dampen oil demand growth in many regions

OPEC's projections for next year do not bode well for the tanker market. OPEC says that although world oil demand growth has seen strong growth over the past 20 years (averaging 1.2 mbd), the new price structure and slower-growing world economy have helped dampen oil demand growth in many regions.   In 2009, world oil demand growth is forecast at 0.9 mbd, which is 0.1 mbd lower than in the...... More



  • 04 September 2008 – INTERTANKO Offshore Tanker Committee (IOTC) meeting, Oslo
  • 08 September 2008 – Associate Members Committee meeting, Connecticut
  • 11 September 2008 – Executive Committee meeting, Monaco
  • 12-13 September 2008 – ISTEC meeting, Monaco
  • 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
  • 20 November 2008 – Vetting Committee meeting, London

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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