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No. 43/2000

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27.10.2000

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS COMMITTEE (AMC) MEETING, 26 SEPT. 2000 - MAIN ISSUES

The Committee decided that the creation of a separate Shipbrokers Committee, as per request particularly from US-based shipbrokers, would not promote the integration of associate members with the full members of INTERTANKO.  Instead it was decided that the shipbrokers’ profile should be strengthened by expanding the Committee by two seats (from 7 to 9).  One seat should be offered to a US-based...... More

27.10.2000

RECOMMENDATION TO ABOLISH THE USED AUTOMOTIVE LUBE OILS FROM BUNKER FUEL

The text below was made now available from the ISO Working Group on Bunker Fuel Specification. INTERTANKO, represented by Tim Gunner, assisted in achieving this goal as agreed by the INTERTANKO Bunker Sub-Committee. Agreed public statement on CIMAC HF WG and WG6 meetings, September 2000. The CIMAC (International Council on Combustion Engines) Heavy Fuels Working Group, and ISO Working Group on...... More

27.10.2000

CLC’92 CERTIFICATES ISSUED BY CONSULATE OF PANAMA IN LONDON

We have been informed by the Consulate of Panama in London that they are issuing CLC’92 Certificates to all vessels, including those who are not part of the Convention, provided the vessels are registered in a country that is part of the Convention CLC’69.  For this purpose all interested parties must provide the Consulate of Panama with the original Blue Card of the P&I Club (in accordance wit...... More

27.10.2000

A GUIDE TO THE VETTING PROCESS - NEW 4TH EDITION NOW AVAILABLE!

To overcome the lack of available information on vetting inspection systems, and to assist tanker crews and onshore personnel, INTERTANKO published the first edition of its "A Guide to the Ship Vetting Process" several years ago. ... More

27.10.2000

CORROSION, DESIGN OF TANKERS AND EXPERIENCE WITH DOUBLE HULLS DISCUSSED AT THE TANKER STRUCTURE CO-OPERATIVE FORUM IN TOKYO

A meeting of the Tanker Structure Co-Operative Forum (TSCF) took place in Tokyo last week to discuss a few high priority issues related to tanker structure. A total of 9 papers were presented at the Tokyo meeting covering 3 major themes.... More

27.10.2000

LLOYD’S REGISTER EXPELS 40 VESSELS IN POST-ERIKA CRACKDOWN

40 ships (some 10% of which were tankers) have been expelled by Lloyd’s Register as part of a get-tough, post-Erika policy. It is anticipated that a further 100 will be ejected by spring next year. The vessels cover a wide range of categories with the exception of passenger carriers. As well as the ships being surveyed, the whole operation system applied to the ships was looked at. David...... More

27.10.2000

CHARTER PARTY INFORMATION

THE INDIAN OIL CORPORATION ISSUES REVISED STANDARD CHARTERING TERMS The Indian Oil Corporation has issued revised standard chartering terms based on the Asbatankvoy form of charterparty. The clauses that are worthy of mention are as follows: “24. Charterers shall in no event be liable for demurrage unless the demurrage claim, including in reasonable detail, the specific facts upon which the cla...... More

27.10.2000

PORT COSTS
Argentine
Poland
Russia

ARGENTINE/COMODORO RIVADAVIA ? NEW TAXES As from 1 October 2000 the following new rules/regulations apply for Caleata Olivia SBM: A/ USD 0.04 / MT being levied from the carrier. B/ USD 1.92 /metre of LOA levied on a daily basis. With regard to the USD 3000.00 monthly rate for the use of the loading area, this charge is being levied by the Comodoro Port Authority against the SBM owner and is...... More

27.10.2000

PHASE II OF EUROPEAN PROPOSALS

With reference to the Weekly NEWS No. 42/2000 article on the second wave of Erika-proposals presented by the European Commission, a more detailed report on the industry consultation meeting in Brussels on 16 October can be found below.... More

27.10.2000

INTERTANKO SPEAKS AGAINST MANDATORY BALLAST TANK INSPECTIONS IN PSC

One of the more contested elements in the European Commission's proposal for a revised PSC directive is the proposal to make tank inspections mandatory. At the Council meeting in Oslo recently it was decided that INTERTANKO should voice concern about this particular part of the proposal.... More

27.10.2000

MARKET INFORMATION

More product northbound through the Suez Canal The projection for the Suez Canal transits northbound of tankers below 50,000 dwt is the highest since 1990 based on information from the Suez Canal Authority for the first nine months of the year. In September, 73 such tankers transited the Canal and the projection for the year is some 880 transits. Transits of other tankers sizes have also...... More

27.10.2000

WILL THE TANKER MARKET FRACTURE WITH THE ONSET OF THE "E-COM"?

In response to our article in Weekly NEWS No. 42/2000 on “sealogistics.com”, one of our associate members has expressed the view that with the onset of e-commerce, there is a definite need for a forum to exchange ideas of mutual concern. ... More

27.10.2000

PORT NEWS
SBT Rebates
India
Italy
Nigeria

STRICT REQUIREMENTS FOR SBT REBATE IN SOME PORTS Owners of SBT tankers should be aware of the fact that some ports, including Amsterdam, interpret the segregation between ballast and cargo systems more strictly than other ports. A technical connection between the IGS main supply line on deck and the cargo piping system, as described in SOLAS Chapter II-2: Construction, articles 13-4.1 and 4.2, ...... More