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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tanker Forum, 26 May

Details have now been firmed up for the forum day at this year's Annual Tanker event in Houston. The schedule is as follows - keep an eye on the INTERTANKO website for updates. You can also download a copy of the schedule here. 


Tanker Forum 26 May 2017, Friday


Technical day of four sessions aimed at the Technical, Operational and Chartering Managers



0800 – 0930hrs      Breakfast and Registration

0930 – 1100hrs      Chemical Tankers Forum

·         Efficiency in Chemical Tanker Operations – Focus on Houston

·         Port Scheduling/Tank cleaning/Reception Facilities

·         Safety of Navigation and Traffic Management/ Admin Issues – Inspections/ COC exams


Forum Chairman

Capt. Per Tyrsted Jørgensen, Vice President, Operations, Team Tankers and Chairman of the INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Committee


Panellists to be confirmed



1100 – 1130hrs      Coffee Break

1130 – 1300hrs      Vetting Forum

·         Vetting – The Importance of Getting It Right

·         Joint Safety Initiative with OCIMF

·         Terminal Vetting Issues

Forum Chairman

Alan Johnson, Area Marine Representative, Middle East, NYK Line and Chairman of the INTERTANKO Vetting Committee


Panellists to be confirmed



1300 – 1400hrs      Lunch


1400 – 1530hrs      Ballast Water Management Update

Update on IMO Developments

By Tim Wilkins, INTERTANKO Environment Director


Update on US Developments

By Joe Angelo, INTERTANKO Director of Regulatory Affairs


Review of USCG Type Approved Ballast Systems

By Debra Dicianna, Senior Compliance Engineer, Choice Ballast Solutions




1530 – 1600hrs      Coffee Break


1600 - 1730hrs       Air Emissions/GHG Update


Planning for Compliance with 0.50% Sulphur Content Fuel Oil

By Gil-Yong Han, INTERTANKO Senior Technical Manager


Bunkering in Houston in 2020: Availability and Quality

Presenter to be confirmed


Update on IMO Data Collection System and EU MRV Regulation

By Dragos Rauta, INTERTANKO Technical Director




1730hrs       End of Forum