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Saturday, June 24, 2017

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Shipping industry unites in proposing ambitious CO2 reduction objectives

INTERTANKO and three of its fellow trade associations – BIMCO, Intercargo and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – have made a joint proposal to the 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 emissions. The...... Login to view this article


MSC 98: Round-up of key decisions

As reported in Weekly NEWS No. 25 , the IMO Maritime Safety Committee held its 98th session (MSC 98) between 7 and 16 June in London. Here, we cover the outcomes of the major issues discussed: Maritime security/piracy A new Circular was agreed that encourages all to ensure that cyber risks are appropriately addressed in safety management systems (SMS) no later than the first annual verification...... Login to view this article


INTERTANKO warns Members of issues over payment of St Eustatius National Parks fee

We have been advised by a Member that the Harbour Authority in St Eustatius (Dutch Caribbean) is invoicing a National Parks Fee based on a vessel’s GT (currently USD 0.01 per GT) retroactive to 1 November 2016. Local agents have been asked to begin collecting the fee from owners with a warning that a vessel may be delayed/detained if a fee is unpaid. This charge has yet to be officially publish...... Login to view this article


Fraud Alert: Member reports of falling foul of fraudsters on port expenses

An INTERTANKO Member has been in touch to relay details of an incident where they paid funds into a bank account owned by fraudsters. An email correspondence between the Member and their agent in Klaipeda was hacked and port expenses were credited to the wrong bank account after the Member was duped by a false invoice. Worryingly, the official stamp of the vessel and the signature, including th...... Login to view this article


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