Intertanko – Gap analysis and mapping of Vessel Inspection Questionnaire edition 7 against edition 6

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Since the launch of the seventh edition of the Vessel Inspection Questionnaires for Oil Tankers, Combination Carriers, Shuttle Tankers, Chemical Tankers and Gas Tankers, INTERTANKO has been developing a gap analysis and mapping document for use by the tanker industry. OCIMF has stated that this edition has undergone an extensive revision process which has…

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Intertanko Guidance for Ballast Water contingency measures

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Since the Ballast Water Management Convention came into force last September, port-states have not been homogeneous in dealing with contingencies where ship operators were unable to carry out ballast water exchange. In light of the entry into force of the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) as well as the step change in enforcement of the…

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New security guidance for southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb from BIMCO, ICS and INTERTANKO

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In response to the threats arising from the conflict in Yemen, BIMCO, ICS and INTERTANKO have published interim guidance on maritime security in the southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb, to assist shipowners and operators to assess the presence of new threat patterns in the area. The conflict in Yemen has introduced additional maritime security threats,…

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Shipping industry unites to propose ambitious CO2 reduction objectives to global regulator

Four major international trade associations – BIMCO, INTERCARGO, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and INTERTANKO – have made a joint proposal to the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) concerning ambitious CO2 reductions by the international shipping sector, which is responsible for transporting about 90% of global trade and 2.2% of the world’s annual man-made CO2…

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INTERTANKO elects Nikolas Tsakos as its new Chairman

INTERTANKO’s Council of Members met this week in Dubai and elected Nikolas Tsakos as Chairman of the Association. Tsakos has been a member of Council since 2002 and Vice Chairman since 2012. He succeeds Graham Westgarth who stepped down after five years in post. “The last five years of leading the independent tanker owners have…

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Intertanko Guide to Modern Antifouling Systems and Biofouling Management

An increased focus on hull performance for improved vessel efficiency as well as the need to minimise the transfer of invasive species on ships’ hulls has seen the importance of antifouling coating selection elevated in many shipping companies. However, since the entry into force of the IMO’s Antifouling Convention (AFS) in September 2008 and the subsequent banning of…

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INTERTANKO Releases Version 4 of its Questionnaire 88

(Including information for assessing vessel suitability and risk when chartering tankers) The Questionnaire 88 (Q88), first issued in 1988 by INTERTANKO, has been revised to include the most up-to-date information for assessing vessel suitability and risk when chartering tankers. The Questionnaire, now in its 4th version, is the established industry standard for information on ships…

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