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No. 38/2000

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22.09.2000

SPOCANET.COM

We have previously written about on-line Internet chartering pages. Below is the latest one brought to our attention during a visit to Sweden. Spocanet is an electronic market place for the voyage charter market. The idea of Spocanet is to allow shipcharterer, shipowners and their agents to trade efficiently with the help of structured, sharp and time-limited offers and bids on an electronic...... More

22.09.2000

SCRAPPING IN BANGLADESH

Bangladesh has some 70 scrapping sites around Chittagong, according to Offshore Shipping, a local shipbroker in Bangladesh dealing with ship recycling.  Bangladesh scrapped 15 VLCCs in 1999, but Offshore Shipping estimates that 20 to 25 VLCCs plus the same number of Suezmaxes could be scrapped in 2001 and 2002.  Some two to three months are needed to demolish a VLCC in Bangladesh.  Offshore...... More

22.09.2000

CEPSA INTERNATIONAL B.V. ISSUES A NEW SET OF ADDITIONAL CLAUSES AND AMENDMENTS TO SHELLVOY 5

This month Cepsa International BV has released a set of new special clauses for crude oil cargoes dated September 2000, together with standard amendments to Shellvoy 5. A copy of these documents may be obtained from john.fawcett-ellis@intertanko.com ... More

22.09.2000

MAJOR PLANS FOR ST LAWRENCE SEAWAY DEVELOPMENTS

In a presentation given by the St Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. in London this week, VP Camille Trepanier explained their six-point plan for the future enhancement of the seaway and its potential growth as an international trading route to the USA and Canada. Held at the Insurance Hall, London, the presentation brought together shipping and insurance companies in an effort to increase...... More

22.09.2000

FIRST CERTIFICATES FOR TANKER INSPECTORS EXPECTED TO BE ISSUED NEXT WEEK

A training programme, which is designed to ensure that all those carrying out tanker vetting on behalf of OCIMF members examine to a consistent and high standard, is being initiated this week at Glasgow College of Nautical studies. The accreditation programme will not only provide an independent audit of standards, but will also encourage members of the oil companies' organisation to more readi...... More

22.09.2000

IEA HAS REDUCED 2000 OIL DEMAND PROJECTIONS DUE TO HIGHER OIL PRICE

Due to the higher oil prices IEA has reduced the estimated demand growth this year by 0.2 mbd to 0.9 mbd, reflecting a weakness in non-OECD demand particularly for China and India. Yet total world oil demand is estimated to increase by 1.3% over that calculated for 1999. For further market information, please visit the INTERTANKO tanker market pages on our web’s members' area. ... More

22.09.2000

TANKER FLEET ORDERING BY QUARTER

Quarterly changes to the world tanker fleet so far this year:... More

22.09.2000

PER BARREL FREIGHT COSTS MORE THAN DOUBLED

According to Petroleum Intelligence Weekly (PIW), the implied per barrel freight costs 4 September 2000, AG-US Gulf was USD 2.71 up from USD 1.21 one year ago. West Africa-US Gulf was USD 2.17 per barrel up from USD 0.93, North Sea-US Gulf USD 2.05 per barrel, up from USD 0.96 one year ago. For further market information, please visit the INTERTANKO tanker market pages on our web’s members' are...... More

22.09.2000

SCRAPPING IN BANGLADESH

Bangladesh has some 70 scrapping sites around Chittagong, according to Offshore Shipping, a local shipbroker in Bangladesh dealing with ship recycling.  Bangladesh scrapped 15 VLCCs in 1999, but Offshore Shipping estimates that 20 to 25 VLCCs plus the same number of Suezmaxes could be scrapped in 2001 and 2002.  Some two to three months are needed to demolish a VLCC in Bangladesh.  Offshore...... More

22.09.2000

NEW AFRAMAX REPORT FROM JOHAN G. OLSEN

The report gives details of ownership and employment of 651 tankers and combination carriers of 80-199,999 dwt, 52 of which are for delivery over the next three years. Some 126 of these tankers are owned by oil companies, traders or governments, and 525 by independent owners.  The major oil companies (Exxon, Shell, BP Amoco, Chevron, Texaco, Tokyo Tankers) have a fleet of only 21 Aframaxes plus...... More

22.09.2000

ALERT! - BANGLADESH, PIRACY

Twice pirates have attacked a member’s tanker while it was discharging cargo at a buoy mooring at Chittagong, Bangladesh.  A hired watchman was stationed on board. The crew and the watchman fended off the first attack, injuring two of the pirates.  During the second attack the pirates managed to get away with a mooring rope.  The watchman and the crew were not injured during the two incidents. ... More

22.09.2000

CORRECTION TO WEEKLY NEWS 37/2000

In Weekly NEWS 37/200 Qasim (Port Muhammad Bin Qasim) was listed under India.  Obviously the port is situated in Pakistan and we apologise for the error ... More

22.09.2000

WEEKY NEWS NO. 37 – PARIS MOU SHIP INSPECTION CAMPAIGN

Further to the article published in our Weekly NEWS No. 37 entitled Paris MoU Ship Inspection Campaign and based on the latest information, we would like to inform the membership that it appears that the detained vessel is not a sister ship of Erika but it is managed by the same company as Erika. The vessel is not entered in INTERTANKO. ... More

22.09.2000

APPLICATIONS FOR ASSOCIATE MEMBER

www.maritimedirect.com applied for associate membership this week ... More

22.09.2000

EXXONMOBIL ISSUES NEW TIME CHARTERPARTY FORM –

ExxonMobil have completed the revision of their standard charterparty forms with the publication of ExxonMobil Time 2000. ... More

22.09.2000

INTERTANKO IN THE PRESS

Lloyd’s List, 18 September, ‘New deadlines the solution for single hull phase-outs’ Lloyd’s List, 18 September, ‘INTERTANKO warning to Brussels’ Singapore Shipping Times, 19 September, ‘INTERTANKO calls on UN to clarify Iraqi port tariff’ Fairplay Daily News, 21 September, ‘Intertanko slates EU safety spending’ Lloyd’s List, 22 September ‘ EU to act on single hull before IMO’ Lloyd’s List, 22...... More

22.09.2000

MEXICO/PAJARITOS – CHANNEL DRAUGHT

Further to the article in Weekly NEWS 36/2000 regarding the dredging process, on 18 September 2000 the draught was increased to 38 feet only.  It is anticipated that the 39 feet mark will be reached in about 2 days. Source: Tomas Ruiz, S.A. de C.V., Coatzacoalcos ... More

22.09.2000

BRAZIL – STEVEDORES IN “WORK-TO-RULE” ACTION

Wage discussions between employers (SINDOP) and employees (Stevedores Union) have been going on for some time.  The employees claim that a wage rise has been overdue for 5 years, and it is claimed that this has been deliberately thwarted by employers, led by the grain cargo operators. Lengthy negotiations without any results have led to a “work-to-rule” action by the employees beginning on 18...... More

22.09.2000

NIGERIA – P&I CLUB COVER FOR VESSELS CALLING AT NIGERIAN. PORTS

As from 1 October 2000 agents in Nigerian ports are required to furnish the authority with details of the P&I Club cover for the vessel they represent.... More

22.09.2000

PANAMA CANAL – CHANGES TO BOOKING SYSTEM

Effective from 1 October 2000 changes will be implemented to the booking system, which has been in effect for over 17 years.  The changes are intended to produce a system which will be more effective and responsive to customers’ needs. A copy of the Advisories is available on the Panama Canal web page WWW.PANCANAL.COM . Source: Panama Canal Authority, Balboa ... More

22.09.2000

PANAMA CANAL - UPDATE ON LOCK OUTAGES YEAR 2000 AND 2001

Explanation: (1)-Number of lane outage days. (2)-Number of culvert outage days. (3)-Transit capacity. (*) Identifies the locks requiring a major outage of one of its two lanes for dry chamber inspection, miter gate repairs, tow-track work or other major maintenance/improvement project.  Advantage may be taken of this requirement to perform simultaneous single lane outages for additional...... More