The 10th IPTA-Navigate Chemical and Product Tanker Conference took place on 5th and 6th of March with representatives of the shipping industry, major charterers and some IMO member states in attendance.  The keynote address was given by Mr Ki Tack Lim, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization, who highlighted the work being undertaken by the IMO in relation to the forthcoming cap on emissions of sulphur dioxide and measures to reduce Geeenhouse Gas emissions from ships.  Panel discussions on these issues delved deeper into these issues, with delegates being encouraged to participate as much as possible.

Subsequent sessions covered amendments to the IBC Code and forthcoming regulatory changes for the carriage of vegetable oils and waxes, as well as operational issues and market analyses, providing an interesting and informative day and ahalf for delegates.