Tanker vessels (including gas carriers, crude oil carriers, product tankers, chemical tankers) carry a range of liquid bulk cargoes including crude oil, petroleum products, liquefied gas, chemicals, vegetable oils, molasses, fresh water and wine.
This international convention was adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 1973, and later updated in 1978 after several severe tanker accidents. The combined instrument (MARPOL 73/78) entered into force on 2 October 1983.
Guide to Port Entry IS Innovation of the Year 2013
I have been meaning to blog more often and really haven't managed it. Good intentions and all that. But today I have a 'real' reason to blog so here goes. Last night at the PPA Digital Publishing Awards, our flagship publication Guide to Port Entry won the Innovation of the Year Award for 2013. Amid all the apps and websites and datafeeds of the UK digital publishing industry, a book was the most innovative entry. Sounds slightly mad, doesn't it?
But it's well deserved. The Guide has always been innovative, since our founder Colin Pielow put together the first edition from scraps of notes about ports he had been collecting. Back in 1971, no one was sure there would be a demand for a such a book, but Colin's hunch proved correct. The 2nd Edition in 1973 added port plans and in 1975, the 3rd contained detailed information about Soviet-era Russian ports, the first western publication to do so.