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…

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…

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…

IMO agrees to review Ballast Water Management System type approval guidelines and protect existing installations

As proposed by INTERTANKO and its industry partners, the IMO has agreed to commence a review of the ballast water management system (BWMS) type approval guidelines (G8) and at the same time agreed not to penalise those owners who have already installed BWMS that are approved in accordance with the current approval guidelines. The agreement,…

INTERTANKO new publication: A Guide for correct entries in the Oil Record Book (Part I – Machinery space ops) 3rd Edition

The INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC) developed this Guide to assist ship operators with the proper and consistent filling in of the Oil Record Book Part I (ORB) and to avoid possible errors in logging information in it, which has been one of the main reasons for the increasing problems of ships being…