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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

No. 10/2001

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09.03.2001

PORT NEWS

Canada/The Great Lakes – opening of 2001 navigation season 1. The opening of the 2001 navigation season is scheduled to take place on the following dates and times: Montreal – Lake Ontario including Welland Canal 23 March 2001 at 0800 hours (E.S.T.).  2. Canada: The Canadian Sault St. Marie Lock is closed to navigation for an indefinite period of time. United States: United States Soo Locks wil...... More

09.03.2001

PORT COSTS

India/Paradip – increase of charges The Tariff Authority for Major Ports (TAMP) has approved a uniform increase of 5% of all vessel-related charges.  Consequently, Paradip has revised its port dues, pilotage and berth hire charges with effect from 27 May 2001. However, vessel-related charges, which were not included in the above, have been increased as follows: Anchorage fee within port limits:...... More

09.03.2001

INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK

Quality irrespective of age, Motorship, March 2001 Tanker owners need Swift kick, TradeWinds 9 March 2001 Tanker Event to Sydney, Seatrends Web 9 March 2001 ... More

09.03.2001

CHARTER PARTY INFORMATION

BP have published their new time charterparty form, BPTIME3, dated February 2001. BP have published their new time charterparty form, BPTIME3, dated February 2001. BPTIME3 is a completely new form of period charter with significant changes from its predecessor. INTERTANKO will be including a full commentary on this major new time charter form in its forthcoming publication, “Guide to Tanker...... More

09.03.2001

MARKET INFORMATION

2000 a year of fundamental change According to the World Oil Tanker Trends Report by Colin Cridland of SSY Consultancy and Research, 2000 was a year of fundamental change. Quote. The Erika accident made almost immediately oil companies to introduce policies of age preference in their chartering by favouring newer double hulled over older single hulled units and making stronger efforts to ensure...... More

09.03.2001

PORT ISSUES

INCIDENT ALERT – Tanker accidents in Novorossiysk Referring to article in Weekly NEWS No. 09 INTERTANKO has now received details about the reported accidents 26 February 2001. It should be noted that as from 14 February 2001 only pilots employed by the port authority are allowed to provide their services in Novorossiysk.  Hence, professional pilots with years of experience in the port are banne...... More

09.03.2001

INTERTANKO ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TO BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SYDNEY TANKER EVENT

The loss of the Erika in December 1999 initiated a busy and exciting year 2000 for the tanker industry. The accident caused great political unrest and prompted regulatory initiatives and reviews in areas such as accelerated phase-out of single hull tankers, liability and compensation for oil pollution damage, port state control, the role of classification societies and ports of refuge. ... More

09.03.2001

ALTERNATIVES TO TBT-BASED ANTI-FOULING PAINTS

Following enquiries from members regarding the development of alternative anti-fouling systems to TBT-based coatings, INTERTANKO has created a table listing current products available on the market today. Please click here to view the table Members are also invited to comment on their own experiences with the various coatings on the market in order to enhance the usefulness of the database. For...... More

09.03.2001

EQUASIS - CORRECTING/MAINTAINING VESSSELS INFORMATION (UPDATE)

Further to our recent article in the Weekly NEWS regarding advice of contact details for the updating and correction of members vessels details in the EQUASIS database, INTERTANKO has been further advised by Lloyds Register to remind members that any changes to their fleets, or to the ships in their fleets, should be notified to EQUASIS at the following email address jeremy.entract@lr.org ....... More

09.03.2001

LATEST EQUASIS STATISTICS

We have recently received a message from the EQUASIS Secretariat with various statistics. Please click here to view these statistics In January 2001, 43 items of data were queried, the lowest since the launch of EQUASIS. Since the start in May 2000, EQUASIS has received a total of 994 queries on data. On a database with more than 66,000 ships this gives an error rate of 1.50%. The EQUASIS...... More

09.03.2001

IMO SEEKS NEW SOLAS REGULATION FOR BETTER ACCESS TO INSPECTIONS

The IMO Design and Equipment Sub-Committee meeting has positively answered a proposal from Bahamas to amend the current SOLAS Regulation II-1/12-2 and thus requests mandatory "Access to and within spaces in the cargo area of oil tankers and bulk carriers". ... More

09.03.2001

BUNKER SAMPLING AT THE SHIP'S MANIFOLD

IMO's Design and Equipment Sub-Committee meeting this week has agreed to recommend adoption of the IMO Guidelines for Bunker Sampling with the inclusion of most of the amendments suggested by INTERTANKO. The most important amendment required by INTERTANKO and supported by many delegations, was to define the location of bunker samples to be taken at the vessel's bunker manifold only and nowhere...... More

09.03.2001

MANDATORY BALLAST WATER REQUIREMENTS FOR AUSTRALIA

An implementation date of 1 July 2001 has been set for the new ‘mandatory’ ballast water requirements for vessels entering Australian ports and waters. At present the mandatory requirements include the submission of a reporting form, the provision of safe ballast water and/or sediment sampling points and the prevention of sediment disposal from ballast tanks. New arrangements will build on...... More