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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

No. 28/2001

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13.07.2001

OVERALL TRANSPORT POLICY PAPER EXPECTED FROM THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION IN THE AUTUMN

At first the white paper was planned to be published at the end of March but was then postponed first to the end of June and then to mid-July.  It is now thought it may come out at the beginning of September.  These continued delays do to a large extent reflect that serious internal discussions are still ongoing on very important policy choices for the future.  The final white paper, when...... More

13.07.2001

INTERTANKO MEETS NEW EC DIRECTOR FOR MARINE TRANSPORT

This week INTERTANKO met Mr Fotis Karamitsos prior to his taking up his new position later this month as the European Commission’s  Director for Marine Transport, replacing Georgette Lalis, who resigned from the post in March this year. INTERTANKO MD Peter Swift was accompanied by Executive Committee member Captain Peter Raes and our EU consultant Ketil Djønne. The meeting included an overview...... More

13.07.2001

USCG ANNUAL PORT STATE CONTROL REPORT

While the recently published USCG Annual PSC Report provides some very interesting information regarding the PSC activities in the region, it contains limited information related to tankers.  However the following highlights may be of interest: ** On January 1, 2002 USCG will launch the Phase II ISM Code education campaign, which will last until the 1 July 2002. " During that time, vessels will...... More

13.07.2001

FINAL INTERTANKO’s STANDARD INSPECTION FEEDBACK FORM

In response to our notification in Weekly NEWS No 24 (please click here to view) and request for comments by 1 July regarding the revised standard inspection feedback form, we have received various positive comments from members.   These have been incorporated and the final version of this form is now available.  The final form remains in two parts, Part 1 Commercial Vetting and Part 2 PSC...... More

13.07.2001

BREAKING NEWS : ITF LIBERIA CAMPAIGN

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has written to several international shipping associations advising of its intention to launch a campaign against the Liberian government and shipowners using the Liberian Register. ITF refers to human rights abuses against the Liberian population and atrocities in Sierra Leone. Please click here to view a copy of ITF’s letter of 10 July to...... More

13.07.2001

THIRD MEETING OF THE EQUASIS EDITORIAL BOARD

The Editorial Board of EQUASIS – comprising representatives of European and International shipping industry associations, including INTERTANKO – met in Brussels this week. This Board serves as an advisory group to the Management Unit as well as providing comments, as appropriate, to the recommendations of the Supervisory Committee.  This was its third meeting since the inception of EQUASIS last...... More

13.07.2001

REPORT FROM IMO 47TH SAFETY OF NAVIGATION MEETING (NAV47)

At the International Maritime Organization’s headquarters in London last week, the 47th meeting of the Safety of Navigation sub-Committee (NAV 47) was convened. INTERTANKO was represented by Howard Snaith and Tim Wilkins attending two working groups and a drafting group covering Places of Refuge, Pilotage and VDRs. Places of Refuge Subsequent to the IMO's Marine Safety Committee (MSC) having...... More

13.07.2001

USCG NOTICE OF ARRIVAL – ADDITION OF CHARTERER TO REQUIRED INFORMATION

Please click here to view INTERTANKO’s document submitted to the USCG Docket Management System relating to the proposed rule change of notifying the name of the Charterer. This document is now lodged in the US Docket Management System in the public domain along with other comments from other third parties, please click here to view.   ... More

13.07.2001

PORT NEWS

India/Kandla – withdrawal of oil jetties Kandla Port Trust has announced temporary withdrawal of Oil Jetty No. 2 from service for about three days (from 10 to 13 July 2001) for urgent and mandatory repairs and maintenance work.  Once this jetty has been re-commissioned, Oil Jetty No. 3 will be withdrawn for repairs and maintenance, again for three days (about 13 – 16 July).  This will...... More

13.07.2001

PORT COSTS

Mexico/Ta’Kuntah Terminal – increased port dues Effective 1 July 2001, the FSO Ta’Kuntah Terminal port dues have been increased as follows:  Up to 30 June 2001:  USD 3.47 per GRT From   1 July 2001:   USD 3.57 per GRT, i.e. 2.88% increase Source: Tomas Ruiz, S.A. de C.V., Coatzacoalcos     ... More

13.07.2001

INTERTANKO IN THE PRESS

Lloyd’s List, 11 July ‘Galbraiths gives a higher priority to shipping market research’ Singapore Shipping Times ‘ 11 July ‘Soaring tanker orders fan fears of over-supply’ Fairplay Daily News, 10 July ‘INTERTANKO welcomes bunker move’ Economic Outlook, May 2001, ‘Greece has so much to offer’ and ‘INTERTANKO’s Forum in Athens’ ... More

13.07.2001

PORT ISSUES

Australia – compulsory insurance requirements On the 6 April 2001 a new requirement came into effect for vessels in excess of 400 GT carrying oil as cargo or bunkers to carry a “relevant insurance certificate” when visiting an Australian port.  The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has issued marine notice 3/2001 informing of the implementation. The amendment to the Protection of the...... More

13.07.2001

DIARY OF FUTURE COMMITTEES MEETINGS

Please  click here for the calendar with the forthcoming meetings of INTERTANKO’s Governing Bodies, Regional Panels and Committees.   ... More

13.07.2001

MARKET INFORMATION

Accidental oil pollution from tankers continues to decline ITOPF ITOPF has updated its accidental pollution figures from tankers for 2000.  The figures show that pollution has declined from 24,000 tonnes in 1999 to 12,000 tonnes in 2000 (2,000 ts more than INTERTANKO previously had estimated).  The number of small spills (7-700 tonnes) has declined by 1 to 18 and the number of large spills (abo...... More

13.07.2001

CHARTER PARTY INFORMATION

Bills of lading: delivery of cargo against one original bill of lading carried on board – a reminder We understand that from time to time owners are asked to agree bills of lading clauses that provide that the cargo may be delivered against one original bill of lading which has been carried on board the vessel. Given that bills of lading are usually issued in a set of three originals this...... More