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Sunday, December 17, 2017

No. 46/2000

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17.11.2000

APPEALING A PORT STATE CONTROL DETENTION

As has been reported previously, it is possible to appeal against what is perceived as an erroneous or unreasonable detention. ... More

17.11.2000

NAMING THE SIRE INSPECTOR

At the INTERTANKO Vetting Committee held in London on 1 November, amongst many vetting topics discussed were several items pertaining to the OCIMF SIRE reports. One particular point raised was the fact that the SIRE report does not indicate the name of the inspector. Since there is no restriction on the content of the owners’ comments, it was suggested by one of our members that in order to...... More

17.11.2000

ENTERING YOUR VPQ DATA

We were requested at the Vetting Committee meeting by OCIMF to remind members to enter their VPQs in the SIRE System. Only 50% of the ships listed in the SIRE database have VPQ information. ... More

17.11.2000

POSSIBLE POLITICAL IMPACT OF THE IEVOLI SUN ON THE EU PROCESSES

The French Transport Minister has said publicly that there should be some restrictions placed on vessels carrying hazardous cargoes leaving European ports in extreme weather conditions. ... More

17.11.2000

MARKET INFORMATION

Charterers in Europe go for newer tankers There has been a major change in the chartering policies of the largest European charterers operating in the U.K./Cont. area.  ExxonMobil, BPAmoco, Shell and TotalFinaElf have this year been chartering ships of 70-120,000 dwt that are 2-7 years younger than those chartered in 1999. We see the same tendencies for Suezmaxes, where the average age of ships...... More

17.11.2000

CHARTER PARTY INFORMATION

English High Court rules that the effect of clause 19 of Shelltime 4 is that charterers are not entitled to give an order for an illegitimate last voyage - the Ambor/Once.... More

17.11.2000

IMPORTANT FROM THE CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTION INSTITUTE (CDI)

Charterers have brought to our attention that with 4th Edition Reports they are now utilising the VPQ in their vetting process. These charterers are demanding that owners complete sections 14 and/or 15 as appropriate. To prevent possible delay in fixing the ship, owners are recommended to complete VPQ Sections 14 and/or 15 in full.   ... More

17.11.2000

PORT COSTS

IRAQ/MINA AL BAKR – ANOTHER HIKE IN ILLEGAL PORT COST We have been informed by members that the Iraqis have issued a “Circular to owners of tankers calling Mina al Bakr”. The circular states that, “effective 1/1/2001 cost maintenance, tugs, pilotage, harbour master, mooring and unmooring will be applicable on all tankers calling Mina al Bakr for loading crude oil”. The owner’s payment must be...... More

17.11.2000

INTERTANKO IN THE PRESS

Lloyd’s List, 13 November 2000 ‘Houston keeps bargain flag flying’ ... More

17.11.2000

INTERTANKO’S WEEKLY NEWS DESK

Since the launch of INTERTANKO’s Weekly NEWS 8 December 1999 the circulation has increased from 320 to 1,136. 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

17.11.2000

CANADIAN RECEPTION FACILITIES WORKING GROUP

INTERTANKO has recently been approached by the Canadian Petroleum Products Institute in response to Transport Canada’s concerns over the adequacy of reception facilities for oily waste in Canadian ports. In order to respond positively to this increase of interest in the reception facilities issue, INTERTANKO is keen to hear from members who may have had specific problems in Canadian ports so th...... More

17.11.2000

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

Two easy ways to order: E-mail to: publications@intertanko.com Order directly through our website: http://www.intertanko.com/publications/index.asp?kID=16 ... More

17.11.2000

PORT INFORMATION

LOCAL NEWS CANADA – CLOSING OF THE 2000 NAVIGATION SEASON Montreal/Lake Ontario Section: The clearance date for the 2000 navigation season is 2400 hours on 20 December 2000.  It will be announced as early as possible in December whether or not vessels will be subject to operational surcharges on 21, 22 and 23 December.  The surcharge will not be waived for 24 December. Welland Canal: Vessels wi...... More