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No. 42/2001

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22.10.2001

INTERTANKO CALL FOR REVISION OF POLICIES ON NEW BUILDING

At the Lloyd's List International Shipping Convention this week, the Chairman of the INTERTANKO's Safety, Technical, and Environmental Committee (ISTEC), Dr Nikos Mikelis, spoke on the need to raise newbuilding standards and also for all the main actors to revisit their policies on newbuilding. ISTEC has the newbuilding issue on its agenda as high priority and Dr Mikelis included in his...... More

22.10.2001

A GUIDE TO TANKER CHARTERS

'A Guide to Tanker Charters' is a successor to the observations (or commentaries) on tanker charterparties that INTERTANKO has published in the past. The book's author is Harvey Williams, former senior partner of Sinclair, Roche & Temperley and Vice-Chairman of INTERTANKO's Documentary Committee. This is the third time that the Association has published such material in book format. This new...... More

22.10.2001

MARKET INFORMATION

Meagre outlook for Middle East oil production- PIW/IEA Petroleum Intelligence Weekly (PIW) reports that the Middle East is faced with both weak demand and strongly increasing oil production from several areas.  The strongest production increase in the 4 th quarter of 2001 is expected in the North Sea due to both the end of a maintenance period, particularly in the Norwegian sector, and the...... More

22.10.2001

SECRETARY GENERAL NIKOLAOS THOMOPOULOS TO SPEAK AT INTERTANKO’S COUNCIL DINNER

Mr. Nikolaos Thomopoulos, Secretary General for Ports and Port Policy of the Greek Ministry of Mercantile Marine, will be addressing INTERTANKO members and invited guests at the Council Dinner in Athens on Thursday, 25 October. As previously announced, INTERTANKO's Executive Committee and Council Autumn Meetings will take place in Athens 24-26 October 2001. In conjunction with the meetings,...... More

22.10.2001

WAR RISK CLAUSES – COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE

Following the tragic events of 11 September  2001 we have brought to our members’ attention the provisions of various war risk clauses. We have now prepared an in-depth review of this matter and provided members with links to lengthy papers written on this and related matters by the law firms Haight Gardner Holland & Knight in New York and Richards Butler in London. Please click here for Web li...... More

22.10.2001

P&I CLUBS ISSUE GENERAL NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF WAR RISKS COVER

We have previously advised members that although all P&I Clubs of the International Group have provided members with USD 100m in war risks cover there have been differences and a lack of clarity as to whether a member was required to make a declaration and whether the cover was truly an excess cover. In order to clarify matters the members of the International Group of P&I Clubs have each issue...... More

22.10.2001

PORT COSTS

Argentine/Necochea – port tariffs Effective from 1 December 2001 the following amended/updated tariff scale will be applicable  covering Port Permanence Dues and Dredging/Toll Dues: PORT PERMANENCE DUES: USD 0.252/NT x  NT x port permanence days. DREDGING AND TOLL DUES: USD 0,14 x draught factor x NT factor x gross metric tonnes of cargo loaded/discharged/transhipped. DRAUGHT FACTORS:          ...... More

22.10.2001

MULTIPHASE CRUDE OIL CARGO GUIDELINES

This document addresses and provides information for vessels’ officers that should assist them in their decision making when undertaking operations with respect to: Vapour pressure release from tankers Minimising the impact of vapour or sludge on cargo operations with a fully laden crude oil tanker. The objectives of this document are to provide tanker officers with some operationally useful...... More

22.10.2001

INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS

TradeWinds, 17 October ‘Bogus report threat to tanker safety’ Lloyd’s List, 18 October 2001 ‘Intertanko attacks plan to increase ISM ship audits’ Lloyd’s List, 18 October 2001 ‘Shipping relationships deficient says Intertanko safety chief’ Lloyd’s List, 19 October 2001 ‘IMO buzzes with talk of TotalFinaElf charges’ Seatrends WEB, 19 October 2001 ‘Newbuilding standards target for more criticism’ ... More

22.10.2001

BUNKER ALERT - High sediment fuels in Cartagena, Colombia

Several heavy fuel oil samples recently received from bunkerings in Cartagena have sediment content exceeding the maximum level set in ISO 8217-1996 Fuel Specifications (0.10% m/m).  The sediment levels for these fuels were in the range of 0.26 to 0.31 % m/m TSP (Total Sediment Potential). Additional testing by the TSE (Total Sediment Existent) method confirmed high sediment content. Vessels...... More

22.10.2001

PORT ISSUES

Maritime alert and increased AMVER position reporting for US-flag vessels The MARAD Advisory 01-06 (21 September 2001) gives details of the increased requirements.  Web link : for the MARAD Advisory: http://www.intertanko.com/pdf/weeklynews/marad_advisory_01-06.pdf Source: G. M. Richards Enterprises, Inc., Houston National Vessel Movement Center /NVMC) Information – overview and FAQ An overview...... More

22.10.2001

PORT NEWS

Kuwait/Mina Saud – new max sailing draught Due to the construction of an SBM at Mina Saud, the sailing draught should not exceed 14.85 metres with effect from 7 November 2001. Source: Gulf Agency Company (Kuwait) Ltd., Safat   Panama/Gatun Locks – West lane closed 11 days for repairs From Monday, 22 October, 0001 hours through Thursday, 01 November, 2359 hours (11 days) the West lane will be ou...... More