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No. 14/2001

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06.04.2001

REPORT FROM ASIAN REGIONAL PANEL MEETING ON 6 MARCH

The ninth meeting of INTERTANKO’s Asian Regional Panel took place in Tokyo on 6 March under the chairmanship of Mr. K.H. Koo Group Chairman of Tai Chong Cheang Steamship Co. (H.K.) Ltd.   A total of 34 senior shipping executives were present at the meeting including representatives from Class NK, Japanese Shipowners’ Association, and Petroleum Industry Marine Association of Japan (PIMA), to...... More

06.04.2001

REPORT FROM THE INTERTANKO HELLENIC FORUM IN ATHENS 4 APRIL

INTERTANKO Hellenic Forum held its 9 th meeting in Athens this week under the Chairmanship of Mr. Erric Kertsikoff. The meeting was the first introduction for INTERTANKO’s largest membership bloc to INTERTANKO’s new Managing Director, Dr Peter Swift. Some 60 representatives from member companies in Greece and Cyprus met and policy issues around transparency, classification societies, phase-out...... More

06.04.2001

BALLAST WATER ISSUES CONTINUE TO BE ACTIVE IN THE US

A recent lawsuit by environmental interests in Oakland, California, has alleged that a port and channel expansion project should not go forward because of the failure of the US Army Corps of Engineers to give adequate consideration to the environmental consequences of increased ballast water discharges in the improved port. On 2 April, another environmental suit was filed against the US...... More

06.04.2001

REPORT ON PROPOSALS TO REQUIRE THE RETRO-FITTING OF VESSEL DATA RECORDERS (VDR)

In Weekly NEWS No. 13/2001, we reported on INTERTANKO’s meeting with one of the lead rapporteurs on ‘Erika I’ (MEP Mark Watts) concerning issues related to the proposals to require the retro-fitting of Vessel Data Recorders (VDR). Please click here for an updated status report The report includes: Vessel Data Recorders (VDR)/Transponders update IMO Implementation Dates Tankers  E.U....... More

06.04.2001

SYDNEY TANKER EVENT – THE SHIPBROKERS’ PANEL – 23 APRIL

Shipbrokers provide a vital service and play a significant role in the industry in the changing shipbroking world. INTERTANKO has seen the need to discuss specific shipbroking related issues in an international forum and has dedicated one session at the Sydney Tanker Event to a Shipbrokers Panel.... More

06.04.2001

REPORT MEETING WITH MEP ALAIN ESCLOPÉ – ‘ERIKA II’ PACKAGE – COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY (COPE FUND)

The European Parliament is now in the phase of taking a position on the three European Commission proposals contained in the EU’s “Erika II” package ... More

06.04.2001

REPORT MEETING WITH MEP ALAIN ESCLOPÉ – ‘ERIKA II’ PACKAGE – COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY (COPE FUND)

The European Parliament is now in the phase of taking a position on the three European Commission proposals contained in the EU’s “Erika II” package: Directive on Monitoring and Reporting System Setting up of a European Maritime Safety Agency Compensation and Liability (COPE Fund) During the last weeks, INTERTANKO has conducted meetings and put forward written submissions with all three of the...... More

06.04.2001

ANNUAL REPORT AND REVIEW 2000 ON THE WEB

INTERTANKO’s Annual Report and Review 2000 is now available in downloadable format on the website. The links to the various sections are: Please click here for the  CHAIRMAN’S REPORT including – the historic victory for INTERTANKO in the Supreme Court Washington State Case and actions by INTERTANKO related to the Erika issues. (923 KB) Please click here for the MANAGING DIRECTOR’S REPORT   (175...... More

06.04.2001

PORT NEWS

Saudi Arabia/Jubail – firing exercises Firing practice will be carried out daily during period 05 May 2001 to 24 May 2001 from 0200 GMT to 1500 GMT, in the areas bounded by the following positions: Area 'A' 1. 27 degrees, 50' North / 49 degrees, 36' East 2. 27 degrees, 26' North / 49 degrees, 51' East 3. 27 degrees, 27' North / 50 degrees, 27' East 4. 27 degrees, 37' North / 50 degrees, 22' Eas...... More

06.04.2001

PORT COSTS

Canada/The Seaway – cost sharing COST SHARING FOR AIS: Agreements have been reached with the Canadian Shipowners Association and The Shipping federation of Canada to share the cost of the implementation of an IMO compliant Automatic Identification System (AIS). The total cost of the implementation of the AIS is shared equally between the Seaway entities and the ship owners.  The ship owners’...... More

06.04.2001

INTERTANKO IN THE PRESS

Fairplay Daily News 4 April ‘INTERTANKO urges piracy readiness’ TradeWinds 6 april ‘ Owners sling the cat back at class societies’ TradeWinds 6 april ‘ Owners and brokers see e-pitfalls’ Naftemporiki, 6 April, ‘P. Swift: Greece should carry the flag of Europe’ ... More

06.04.2001

PORT ISSUES

Iraq - UN puts Master in focus in change of destination issue The UN has put the Master in focus under its oil-for-food programme after a shipment of 2m barrels of Basrah crude was unexpectedly diverted from US discharge to discharge in Singapore. The LOC, endorsed by the Oil Overseers, had a US destination. We have received brief information on this issue, including the fact that the Master in...... More

06.04.2001

CHARTERPARTY INFORMATION

Freight and Demurrage Database In Weekly NEWS No 13/2001, we reported on INTERTANKO’s new database for freight and demurrage payments.  Members are invited to enter details of all their demurrage and freight claims which have been paid. Please click here to enter data from this web site  This will enable us to build up a database of the average length of time it takes particular charterers to p...... More

06.04.2001

MARKET INFORMATION

Where Suezmaxes go, VLCCs will follow-  B rokers report According to Bassøe Shipbrokers, over the last year the suezmax freight market has to an extent been ”front running” the VLCC market. A tightening of the suezmax market has had a positive effect on VLCC rates, as last year’s development in the West African market proved. The same “front running” tendency now also appears to be the case in...... More

06.04.2001

TELEPHONE RESPONSE TRAINING COURSE - LONDON 9 MAY 2001

In an incident situation, the front line handling of telephone calls is a crucial role. This Telephone Response Training Course prepares those who have this responsibility on how to respond, to avoid creating an impression of disorder, and to optimise lines of communication. It is critical that what to say, and what not to say, are clearly identified and tested before an incident situation,...... More