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No. 25/2000

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23.06.2000

FRENCH PROPOSAL ON PHASE-OUTOF SINGLE HULL TANKERS

We have been informed that France (probably supported by Germany) has recently submitted to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) the proposal for an accelerated phase-out of single hull tankers. ... More

23.06.2000

INCREASING US OIL PRODUCTS IMPORT

The US imported an average of 2.1 mbd of oil products during the first five months this year, up 7.4% from the same period in 1999. ... More

23.06.2000

HIGH OIL PRICES SLOWING DOWN ASIAN OIL IMPORTS?

Petroleum Intelligence Weekly questions whether the high oil prices are about to slow down the Asian oil imports this year. ... More

23.06.2000

PARIS MOU ANNOUNCES CONCENTRATED INSPECTION CAMPAIGN ON OIL TANKER SAFETY

Oil tankers which are more than 3000 GT and over 15 years old will be inspected for structural safety. In the wake of the Erika disaster, the Paris MOU Port State Control Committee, during its 33rd meeting in Southampton last month, agreed to mount a Concentrated Inspection Campaign aimed at the inspection of structural safety of oil tankers which are more than 3000 GT and more than 15 years old... More

23.06.2000

DEVELOPMENTS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

Please follow the link to detailed updates of the developments in the European Union on the following issues: ERIKA FOLLOW-UP. THE FIRST PHASE: The first three proposals from the European Commission The EU Council’s reactions The European Parliament (EP) ERIKA FOLLOW-UP. THE SECOND PHASE: Increased transparency Surveillance of navigation European enlargement process Towards a European structure...... More

23.06.2000

REPORT OF INTERTANKO MEETING WITH PARIS MOU ON PSC SECRETARIAT

The Chairman and Secretary of the Vetting Committee had a meeting on 20 June with Richard Schiferli, who is Head of the Paris MOU on PSC secretariat based in The Hague. There are 19 countries participating in the Paris MOU with the European Commission as an Observer. The latest member is Iceland. ... More

23.06.2000

DETAILS OF PARIS MOU CONCENTRATED INSPECTION CAMPAIGN ON OIL TANKER SAFETY

Inquiries were made as to who would be deciding that the internals of a tank required inspection and based on what criteria. In addition who would be liable for the cost of any delays and the cost of preparing the tank(s) for entry. ... More

23.06.2000

INTERTANKO IN THE PRESS THIS WEEK

TradeWinds Daily, 21 June 2000 ‘INTERTANKO-Washington backs down on tanker regulations’ Lloyd’s List, 20 June 2000 ‘INTERTANKO welcomes Washington rules repeal’ ... More

23.06.2000

Advertising Opportunities in the Weekly NEWS!

What is the Weekly NEWS? INTERTANKO launched the Weekly NEWS service to enhance the communication with the membership on INTERTANKO and industry issues. The Weekly NEWS provides short, up-to-the-minute news items about pertinent developments within INTERTANKO’s work programme and the tanker industry in a cost effective and timely manner. Since its launch on 8 December 1999, the Weekly NEWS has...... More

23.06.2000

INTERTANKO’S NEWS DESK

Since the launch of INTERTANKO’s Weekly NEWS 8 December 1999 the circulation has increased from 320 to over 800. To ensure we continue to provide the best possible service, we would appreciate receiving your comments/recommendations to improve this service. In addition, we would be grateful if you would let us know if you would prefer INTERTANKO's Weekly NEWS to be sent to an alternative e-mail...... More

23.06.2000

BILGE WATER POLLUTION IN ALASKA

The U.S Department of Justice has announced that three employees of a cruise ship operator were sentenced for violations of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act for negligently discharging oily bilge into U.S. Waters in Alaska. ... More

23.06.2000

UPWARD MARKET TREND SINCE NOVEMBER 1999

VLCC: Since 18 May 2000 the AG to Japan rates has been between WS 100-112 (t/c equiv. rate USD 48,500-USD 49,100/day based on end June bunker prices and modern VLCC). Average so far this year has been WS 81 (USD 30,900/day). Suezmax: Rates West Africa the US has shown an upward trend since November 1999. Highest rate WS 166 19 June (USD 29,600/day). Average so far this year WS 100 (USD...... More

23.06.2000

PERIOD MARKET STRENGTHENING

Following the latest strengthening of the spot markets, charterers have shown a renewed interest in timecharter contracts. Recently a modern Aframax was fixed on a three-year t/c at USD 20,000 per day for the first year (USD 21,000 second and USD 22,000 third year). A listing of tanker timecharter contracts, made over the last few years, is available on the INTERTANKO tanker market pages on our...... More

23.06.2000

CARGO TANK COATING IN NEWBUILDINGS

One of the members of the INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC) recently visited the Samsung shipyard and reported that two Suezmax tankers, almost ready for delivery, had the top and the bottom of the cargo tanks coated. The shipyard acknowledges that this is commonly requested. The gentleman also asked about the milling scale. The milling scale is not removed unless...... More