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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

INTERTANKO events during Singapore Maritime Week 20-24 April

We remind you of the meetings and workshops that will take place during Singapore Maritime Week, that INTERTANKO has organised or co-organised.


Summary of Events:

Mon 20 - Sustainability in Challenging Times (1615-1815)

Wed 22 - Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference (1400-1800)

Thu 23 - INTERTANKO Member’s Seminar (0900-1200)

Fri 24 - INTERTANKO Crisis Preparedness & Media Awareness Workshop (0900-1700)


Event Details:


** Sustainability in Challenging Times Seminar – Monday 20 April


This event will take place at the headquarters of DNVPS, 27 Changi South Street 1, Singapore, on Monday 20th April 2009 (1615 to 1815hrs). A drinks reception will take place after the seminar.


INTERTANKO’s Managing Director Dr Peter Swift, and DNV Sustainability Centre Project Director Per Marius Berrefjord, are slated to lead the discussions. General Manager of AET Shipmanagement Singapore, Jack Brabban, will also provide a paper from the tanker operator’s perspective and will be joined by representatives from key tanker operators and industry players for a panel discussion.


Further details are provided in the enclosed brochure. If you wish to register for this event then please do so by contacting either or



** Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference: Building Partnerships, Enhancing Security – Wednesday 22 April


The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC), and the Round Table of international shipping associations (RT) (comprising BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO), and the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), will be jointly organising the Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2009 which will be held during the Singapore Maritime Week, coinciding with Sea Asia.


Noting that combating piracy and robbery against ships is a joint responsibility and requires multi-agency effort to work together, the aim of the Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference is to garner an overview of the different perspectives and responses towards piracy and armed robbery from various stakeholders including governments, industry leaders, shipping associations, ship owners and operators, maritime industries, research institutes and like-minded individuals. The different perspectives shared should engender common understanding, and foster closer cooperation, among all parties as they address the challenges.


Further details are available on the event website – click here


Please note that this event is by invitation only.



** INTERTANKO Member’s Seminar – Thursday 23 April


INTERTANKO will be hosting a half-day member’s seminar in Singapore during the Singapore Maritime Week. INTERTANKO’s Managing Director, Dr. Peter Swift, will be in Singapore and will present an overview of INTERTANKO’s Council Agenda prior to the Council’s next meeting in Tokyo in May.


This will be an opportunity for Singapore-based members, and those travelling into Singapore for Maritime Week, to share their views on the issues to be considered at this forthcoming Council meeting.


The seminar will include the following INTERTANKO international issues:


  • Piracy
  • Greenhouse Gases
  • Incident Statistics
  • Criminalisation of Seafarers, update

The following Regional Issues will also be considered:


  • Safety of Navigation
  • Piracy and Armed Robbery
  • Environmental Initiatives: Reception Facilities
  • Cooperative Forum, Straits of Malacca and Singapore

Further details on external guest speakers will be advised.


The seminar will take place at the Conrad Centennial, Suntec City, and will convene at 0930 - coffee will be served from 0900. It will conclude with lunch at 1200.


Please advise of your intention to attend this seminar.



** INTERTANKO's Crisis Preparedness and Media Awareness Workshop, Friday 24 April


This workshop will be run by Kim Barbero of Carah Worldwide, former Director of Communications at Teekay Shipping in Vancouver, and by Bill Box, INTERTANKO's Communications and Public Relations Manager. This is a follow-up to a successful workshop held late last year for INTERTANKO’s Athens-based members.


Material will include:


-          Principles of media relations and crisis response - why it's important always to be prepared.

-          What is the impact of the media?

-          What makes news and what interests the media?

-          How to prepare for the standard media call.

-          Reputation assessment.

-          The holding statement and the key messages - be prepared, and you will be confident.

-          Crisis scenario with telephone calls, holding statement, live telephone interviews with journalist.

-          Crisis scenario with key messages, Q&A, live interviews on camera with journalist.

-          Discussion of presentations.


Please circulate this advice around your company and ascertain who would be the most suitable person to attend.


The workshop will be kept to a small number of people (10) in order to provide hands-on experience on phone and on camera. It will run from 0900 to 1700.


Places are therefore limited.


We will be charging USD 1,300 per person to cover the costs involved in putting on this workshop.


We appreciate that this is a significant cost, but from the enthusiastic reception that this workshop received in Greece last September (for its thoroughness, and for the confidence that it gave participants facing media interviews) we believe that it will be considered money well spent


If you would like to register, please contact Tim Wilkins (