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Thursday, October 18, 2018

EXCLUSIVE TUG CONTRACTS ON THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER ENTER SECOND ROUND

Reference is made to article No. 11 in the Ports and Terminals Circular Letter No. 04/00 of April 2000, which brought the issue of exclusive tug contracts to our members’ attention.

INTERTANKO finds the issue far from solved and is, together with other industry organisations, monitoring developments in the dry bulk sector, conscious that this practice may spread to liquid bulk terminals.

INTERTANKO has noted the involvement of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and would welcome input from members who already may find themselves affected by this new structure of tug contracts.

Kindly refer your reports or questions to Peter Swift