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No. 36/2001

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07.09.2001

SELECTED CDI DATABASE INFORMATION AVAILABLE NOW IN EQUASIS

We have been informed by the the Equasis Secretariat that with as from 3 September 2001 the availability (through the CDI database) of a Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI) inspection report is indicated in Equasis by the CDI logo. This facility, updated weekly, is for the use of all members of CDI plus Port State Control Officers whose Maritime Authorities have signed the ‘confidentiality...... More

07.09.2001

CARGO CONTAMINATION AS A RESULT OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) TRANSFER

A recent enquiry has prompted INTERTANKO to advise on the reasons and problems surrounding the transfer of VOC gases/vapours from one cargo tank to another particularly onboard product tankers when carrying multigrade cargoes of petroleum products. Although every attempt is made during the loading, transportation and discharge of petroleum products to maintain a complete segregation between the...... More

07.09.2001

NEW VETTING CONTACT FOR SHELL INTERNATIONAL TRADING AND SHIPPING

As of 3 September, Captain David Cotterell, Manager of Ship Quality Assurance will succeed Captain Tim Gaughan as the new vetting contact and will also join INTERTANKO’s Vetting Inspection Committee. INTERTANKO extends its thanks and appreciation to Captain Gaughan for his excellent cooperation over the past years.   ... More

07.09.2001

ACTION AGAINST FAILURE TO IMPLEMENT THE 1999 EUROPEAN PORT STATE CONTROL DIRECTIVE

During the quiet summer period in Brussels the European Commission has had plenty of time to catch up on several of the maritime cases against Member States for non-compliance. We understand it has issued a second and final warning (so-called "reasoned opinion") to Belgium, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and the UK for their failure to inform the Commission of their national...... More

07.09.2001

STATEMENT BY INTER-INDUSTRY ROUND TABLE GROUP

The senior principals of the Round Table Group, Michael Everard of BIMCO, Rolf Westfal-Larsen of ICS, Frederick Tsao of Intercargo and Lars Carlsson of INTERTANKO, together with their chief executives, recently met to review the common issues and concerns and re-affirmed their commitment to continuing the process of increased co-operation among their Associations on common areas of their...... More

07.09.2001

INTERTANKO’S AUTUMN AGENDA COVERS EXTENSIVE RANGE OF ISSUES

Five of INTERTANKO’s Committees: ISTEC, CTOAG, Vetting Committee, Environmental Sub-Committee, Bunker Sub Committee and INTERTANKO’s three Regional Panels: Asian Regional Panel, INTERTANKO Hellenic Forum and the North American Panel will meet during September and October. The agenda items are available below:... More

07.09.2001

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT DEPLORES AUSTRALIAN AND INDONESIAN REACTION TO THE TAMPA INCIDENT.

The European Parliament passed a Resolution on 6th September deploring the fact that Indonesia and Australia did not take immediate steps to resolve the Afghan refugee problem and praised the prompt reaction of Tampa's master.  The European Parliament calls in its Resolution on the European Commission and Council  to take the necessary steps to lay down "an obligation  for coastal states in the...... More

07.09.2001

PORT NEWS

China/Hong Kong – marine site work at central Fairway With immediate effect and for a period of approx. 3 weeks marine site investigation at Central Fairway, involving collecting samples of marine deposits, will be carried out. The hours of work will normally be from 1000 to 1600 hours. Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with extreme caution. Source: GAC Hot Port News Iran – new...... More

07.09.2001

PORT COSTS

Bulgaria/Bourgas – security tug charges According to Order No. 25 dated 11 May 2001 issued by Bourgas Harbour Master, ship owners have since 1 June 2001 been required to pay for a compulsory stand-by fire fighting tug at Bourgas “Oil Port Rosenec”. It is required for the whole duration of the port call at the rate of USD 32/hour. This is a Bourgas requirement only; in other ports the charges ar...... More

07.09.2001

INTERTANKO IN THE PRESS

6 September, Lloyd’s List – Round table in ship glut warning 6 September, Lloyd’s List – Getting round the table 7 September, TradeWinds Weekly – 'Uphill struggle' pits owners against 'conspiracy' of classification societies and yards 7 September, TradeWinds Weekly - 'Churlish´ Australia 'shakes our faith´ ... More

07.09.2001

PORT ISSUES

Marine Oil Spill Training – Massachusetts Maritime Academy This academy, an Associate Member of INTERTANKO, offers an intense, one-week management level training programme in the response to marine oil spills. Please click here for Web link: Details of training programme   ... More

07.09.2001

BUNKER ALERT: HIGH SEDIMENT FUELS IN GENOA, ITALY

Last week HFO samples with sediment content exceeding the maximum level in ISO 8217:96 Fuel Specifications (0.10 %m/m) were received. The sediment levels ranged from 0.16 to 0.22% m/m TSP (Total Sediment Potential). This level of sediment indicates that the fuel contains suspended solids which could cause an increase in sludge formation and lead to clogging of fuel treatment equipment and...... More

07.09.2001

MARKET INFORMATION

Continued market volatility – Bassøe Shipbrokers According to the Bassøe monthly report for August, a volatile VLCC market can be expected in the months ahead. The reasons for this are: the psychological effect of the OPEC’s 25 July 1 mbd production cut, OPEC overproducing by an estimated 0.9 mbd (IEA estimate) before the September cuts, and the increase in July of VLCC fixing for August....... More

07.09.2001

2001 EDITION NOW AVAILABLE! DISBURSEMENTS FOR TANKERS 2001

The publication contains over 2,965 actual and estimated disbursement accounts in more than 400 ports. Disbursements for Tankers 2001 is an indispensable tool for chartering and operations purposes, and is a useful guide for voyage calculation, checking of port costs and post-fixture work. 3 easy ways to order: Please click here to order online By e-mail: publications@intertanko.com Please clic...... More