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No. 25/2001

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22.06.2001

NEW SOLAS REGULATION – ACCESS TO AND WITHIN SPACES IN THE CARGO AREA OF OIL TANKERS AND BULK CARRIERS

The IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has approved draft amendments to SOLAS Reg. II-1/12-2. ... More

22.06.2001

INTERTANKO IN THE PRESS

TradeWinds Daily, 20 June ‘INTERCARGO reaffirms strategy’ Aftenposten (Oslo), 21 June   ... More

22.06.2001

REPORT FROM IMO’S MARINE SAFETY COMMITTEE (MSC 74)

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) held their 74 th session between 30 May and 8 June this year. The MSC 74 agenda included discussions of a number of post-Erika measures to  improve tanker safety, and follow-up actions to proposed measures were assigned to different IMO sub-committees. The session covered an extensive agenda and a full report can be found below Topics and discussions on the...... More

22.06.2001

THIRD LAYER OIL SPILL COMPENSATION (COPE), COMMISSIONER DE PALACIO WARNS THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT OF POSSIBLE DELAYS

The European Parliament’s (EP) Plenary meeting debated and finally endorsed on 14 June the EP Transport committee’s proposed amendments to the Commission’s proposal for a third layer of oil spill compensation in Europe (COPE). ... More

22.06.2001

VOLVO OCEAN ADVENTURE INVITES INTERTANKO MEMBERS TO JOIN SHIP OF OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMME

In connection with the Volvo Ocean Race (previously known as the Withbread Round the World Race), INTERTANKO members are invited to take part in an educational and scientific project through installation of instrument packages on board their tankers to measure colour and temperature of the ocean. Several owners have already made commitments to carry equipment on some of their ships.... More

22.06.2001

GREENPEACE TARGET SHIPS IN KYOTO PROTEST

Greenpeace activists have apparently called off their protests at a North Sea oil rig but have vowed to continue action against US oil companies to draw attention to President George W. Bush's rejection of the Kyoto climate change pact. Reports suggest that these plans include “activities against the US oil industry before the Bonn summit on Kyoto in July”, when delegates from around the world...... More

22.06.2001

PORT COSTS

India/Visakhapatanam – new service tax We have been informed that a 5% service tax will be collected on all port services as from 1 July 2001. Source: GAC Shipping (India) Pvt. Ltd.(Cochin) India/Visakhapatanam – revised tariffs New cargo related charges have already come into effect from 4 June 2001, whilst the revised vessel related charges will be effective 30 days from notification, i.e. 4...... More

22.06.2001

NEW INTERTANKO PUBLICATIONS

ROB and the Charterparty Freight Retention Clause INTERTANKO’s technical consultant, Dr Timothy Gunner, has written for INTERTANKO a paper on the technical aspects of ROB claims including the measurement of ROB and an explanation of the terms often referred to in such clauses. Members may download a copy of this publication free of charge from our website . An Explanation and Guideline for...... More

22.06.2001

PORT NEWS

Italy/Genoa G8 Summit – closure of oil harbour Precautions have been taken against possible disruptions be caused by necessary measures during the G8 Summit to be arranged in Genoa in July 2001. The administration of the oil harbour has decided to close the harbour to all ships from 19 July 2001 0001 hours until 23 July 1200 hours. Furthermore, with reference to the Genoa Commercial Area, the...... More

22.06.2001

MARKET INFORMATION

China’s net oil imports down 33% 1Q01/4Q00 – but up in April - IEA According to IEA’s May report, Chinese crude oil imports dropped drastically in the 1 st quarter of 2001 to 0.852 mbd, but doubled to record high 1.625 mbd in April (gross imports of 1.74 mbd minus exports of 0.115 mbd).  China represented 55% (0.3 mbd) of the world’s increased oil demand of 0.55 mbd in 2000. The country’s impor...... More

22.06.2001

PORT ISSUES

Direct tug contracting by terminals on the Lower Mississippi River Although dry bulk terminals have practiced exclusive tug franchises, INTERTANKO and others have been concerned that this may spread to liquid terminals in the US Gulf region. Referring to various articles INTERTANKO wrote during 1999 and 2000 regarding this issue, local sources report that the Federal Maritime Commission has...... More