Intertanko Preps for Rotterdam Event

Wednesday, April 10, 2002
INTERTANKO's Annual General Meeting this year will be held in conjunction with the Rotterdam Tanker Event 2002. The Rotterdam Tanker Event features an exciting three-day program, embracing presentations on a wide range of current issues facing the industry. The conference program features a comprehensive and current range of topics, including insurance after September 11th, cargo and air emissions, ballast water management, recycling and antifouling paints, together with regional updates from Europe, USA and Asia. But tanker shipping is also about economy, profitability and return on investment. In many ways, 2001 ended on a different note than the previous year. While freight rates reached record levels in the course of 2000, the atrocities of September 11th last year accelerated an economic downturn that was already in motion and tanker earnings have dropped to unprecedented lows. At the moment unrest in the Middle East is threatening to disrupt oil supplies, and through history we have learnt that this will affect the tanker industry. At the same time, economic recovery is budding in the US and Europe, and we may have come through the worst. The Open Market Session will answer some questions and will provide an in-depth review and analyses of the world economy, and oil and tanker markets. To a certain extent, a world in turmoil inspires visions. The tanker community is constantly facing political, technical, environmental and commercial challenges and we are proud to present an eclectic panel of speakers who will share their Tanker Visions with us. Spanning the European Commission, the US Coast Guard, some of the largest ship operators and charterers of the world, pilots, port authorities and class, P&I clubs and Greenpeace, the list of speakers promises input and food for thought from varied perspectives. Let us challenge and encourage the visions towards a better future for oil transportation - the life blood of the world economy! However, clear visions also require transparency. Security, credibility and safety depend on transparency on many levels. Within organizations, transparent routines and flow of information are paramount to efficient operations and a continuous process of improvement. At the same time, authorities and the general public increasingly demand insights into an industry whose image is often obscured by veils of intricate secrecy. A major challenge will be to nourish a culture of transparency for the benefit of safety and raised standards, without jeopardizing individual business and commercial interests. INTERTANKO would like to bring this discussion further and will invite the audience to participate in the process. For further information, program updates and registration forms, visit www.intertanko.com/conferences/tankerevent2002
Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Offshore

GulfMark Offshore Records Highest Ever Q1 Revenue

Houston-based GulfMark Offshore President & CEO Quintin Kneen commented on his company's first quarter 2014 financial report: "We recorded our highest first quarter revenue ever,

Offshore Oil & Gas: Brazil’s Northern Frontier

In an effort to spread out oil and gas production to other parts of the country and increase overall oil production, Brazil has finally intensified hydrocarbon

Safety the Focus as Heavy Lifting Picks Up

Modern heavy lift capabilities are crucial for safe, efficient operations offshore Heavy lift operations offshore are an awe-inspiring feat, but an operation that

Tanker Trends

Global Shipping Exposed to Cyber Threats

The next hacker playground: the open seas - and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods moved around the planet. In this internet age,

Euronav Posts 62% Core Profit Increase

Belgian crude oil shipping group Euronav on Wednesday unveiled a 62 percent rise in first-quarter core profit as daily rates for its fleet rebounded from last year.

Navios Time Charters Two Product Tankers

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, an owner and operator of tanker vessels, has announced  that the Nave Equinox and the Nave Pulsar have been chartered out

 
 
Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0879 sec (11 req/sec)