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No. 44/2001

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05.11.2001

INTERTANKO SIGNS OCEANS RECOVERY DECLARATION

The Oceans Recovery Summit, held last week in Edinburgh, is part of the WWF's Oceans Recovery Campaign (ORCA). The Edinburgh Declaration on Oceans Recovery was launched with the aim of enhancing the stewardship of the seas and increasing the sustainable use of the marine environment with effective and sensible management. As a long term supporter of clean seas, INTERTANKO signed the Declaration...... More

05.11.2001

INTERTANKO PRESENT AT USCG INDUSTRY MEETING TO DISCUSS MARITIME SECURITY ISSUES

On 30 October, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) convened a high level meeting with representatives of approximately thirty domestic and international maritime organisations to discuss issues related to US port security in the wake of the 11 September terrorist attacks. The USCG invited a wide range of the affected maritime industry, including ports and terminals, domestic and international...... More

05.11.2001

LIMITATION OF VOC EMISSIONS - INTERTANKO VOCON OPERATIONAL PROCEDURE

Members are asked to consider using the VOCON Operational Procedure as a routine practice thereby contributing to a significant reduction in air pollution from cargo tanks during transportation. The operational procedures would also limit the extent of cargo loss and the impact of these gases/vapours as an air pollutant. When transporting crude oils, particularly at the start of a loaded voyage...... More

05.11.2001

SUMMARY FROM THE ASSOCIATE MEMBERS COMMITTEE MEETING 24 OCTOBER

The Associate Members Committee (AMC) is still working to include a representative of a major ship builder to the Committee and at its meeting in Athens also agreed to invite participation from a port authority representative. Representation from these sectors would be useful in promoting INTERTANKO's current work programme. The AMC continues to encourage INTERTANKO to take more advantage of th...... More

05.11.2001

THE EUROPEAN UNION: THE “ERIKA I” PROPOSALS (phase-out, class, PSC) CLOSE TO FORMAL ADOPTION

In line with the EU co-decision procedures both EU Member States (Council) and the European Parliament have to agree on proposed rules before final adoption. Last week the proposals of the Erika I package passed their last hurdle, and are now only subject to formal rubberstamping before entry into force in early 2003.... More

05.11.2001

PORT INFORMATION

Suspect Ballast Regulations in Ukrainian Ports Following a number of cases regarding the alleged failure to meet ballast water regulations in Ukrainian ports, INTERTANKO advises members to take independent samples of ballast water prior to port state testing. This follows a request from the Ukrainian authorities to carry out ballast water exchange in deep sea prior to discharge in port, as per...... More

05.11.2001

INTERTANKO Market Publication

INTERTANKO Market Publication As announced last week, the new publication 'Current issues facing the tanker market with emphasis on the regulatory phase-out of single-hull tankers' is now available from INTERTANKO. In addition to its comprehensive analysis of the single-hull tanker phase-out, the new INTERTANKO market publication also gives overviews of tanker contracting, recycling, and oil...... More

05.11.2001

INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS

ELEFTHEROS TYPOS, 24 October, 'Increases up to 10,000 % on ships' insurance premia' Lloyd's List, 1 November 'Mississippi tug row deadline near' TradeWinds, 2 November 'V Ships calls for a level playing field on inspections' TradeWinds, 2 November 'Rub-a-dub-dub, Carlsson and Kertsikoff in a tub' ... More

05.11.2001

PORT NEWS

Brazil/Paranagua - enhanced oil pollution surveys The naval authorities have advised that increased oil pollution has been noted in the Bay of Paranagua. It is suspected that ships calling at Paranagua are the cause of such pollution. Planned periodic surveys will be intensified to identify the source of any pollution. Samples from the polluted seawater and the nearest ship's bunker tanks will ...... More

05.11.2001

FUTURE REVISION OF ISGOTT - SUGGESTIONS REQUESTED

At the last Ship Vetting Inspection Committee meeting on 5 October, OCIMF advised that the current version of ISGOTT was now 5 years old and a revision would take two years. However, INTERTANKO members were invited to submit comments, feedback, suggestions on aspects/areas of ISGOTT that they felt should be revised or updated. The Ship Vetting Inspection Committee agreed that these suggestions...... More

05.11.2001

SMALL REDUCTION IN THE 2002 WORLDSCALE FLAT RATES

On the whole there will only be small downward changes in the 2002 Worldscale Flat rates compared to those for 2001. The reason for this is only a small reduction (USD 6.5) in the world wide average price for bunker fuel used in the 2002 Worldscale Schedule, and a fairly stable US Dollar. Most changes will be in the -2% to 0% range with only a few marginal increases. The worldwide average price...... More

05.11.2001

VETTING INDEPENDENT TERMINALS - SINGAPORE

INTERTANKO's involvement with this issue has been widely reported in the Weekly NEWS over the last year and through INTERTANKO's Ship Vetting Inspection Committee meetings. The latest information is as follows:- Three companies in Singapore have been required by the MPA to carry out ship vetting: VOPAK/GATX, Tankstore and Oil Tanking. Each of these companies has developed its own inspection...... More

05.11.2001

MARKET INFORMATION

Reflections from Athens Market Seminar At the Athens Market Seminar last week, Erik Ranheim looked at the relation between safe transport, clean seas and free competition. Proficient quality is hard to obtain without an understanding of market forces and the use of market forces. Firstly, it has to be accepted that free and fair competition and a perfect market in economic terms assume that...... More

05.11.2001

SSY JOINS LTBP AND LONDON WORLDSCALE ASSOCIATION

Following the merger of Seascope and Braemar Tankers, it has been announced that Simpson Spence and Young have joined the London Tanker Brokers' Panel and the Worldscale Association (London) Ltd's Management Committee with effect from 1st November. In addition to the merged Braemar/Seascope, which will hold one seat, the other members of the Panel and Worldscale Management Committee are now: H....... More

05.11.2001

INTERTANKO REPRESENTED AT ‘SUBSTANDARD SHIPPING – SOLUTION THROUGH PARTNERSHIP’ SEMINAR IN ST PETERBURG

INTERTANKO's Managing Director, Peter Swift participated as a speaker and panellist in the 4th International "Substandard Shipping - Solution Through Partnership" seminar held this week in St. Petersburg. The seminar, sponsored by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, had as its theme "Implementation - Key Factor of Maritime Safety and Pollution Prevention". Organisations represented...... More

05.11.2001

USCG QUESTIONNAIRE ON OILY WATER SEPARATION SYSTEMS

On 29 October 2001 the US Coast Guard (USCG) issued a Notice with a request for comments on Oily Water Separation Systems. These comments are required to assist their own Task Force in examining the reliability and capability of oily water separators in actual operating environments, as well as to allow USCG to better understand the evaluation of these devices for development of any additional...... More

05.11.2001

REQUEST FOR FEEDBACK TO THE VETTING CHARTER PARTY CLAUSES

We refer to our Weekly NEWS No. 28/2001 regarding the revised Vetting Statement and Charter Party Clauses which are available on our web site . The Ship Vetting Inspection Committee at its meeting on 5 October reported that some members were already incorporating these into their charterparties. As part of our continuing review process, we would appreciate to receive feedback from members...... More

05.11.2001

WORKSHOP ON VETTING PROCESSES FOR TRANSPORT OF CHEMICALS IN BERLIN 27-31 OCOTBER

The 28th European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) Logistics Meeting took place 27-31 October in Berlin. With the theme of 'Moving Chemicals: Urgent Need for further progress' the conference examined the importance of change in the way the petrochemical business conduct their supply chain management. On 29 October, Michael Buerk, BBC London moderated a workshop dedicated to safety at sea with...... More

05.11.2001

BLACK SEA TRANSPORTATION FORUM

The Black Sea Economic Cooperation Business Council last week held its first International Transport Forum in Turkey. As part of the opening session, and addressing the Turkish Minister of Transport, INTERTANKO, represented by Tim Wilkins, spoke on the increasing need to ensure that environmental sustainability formed part of the region's industrial growth. Drawing attention to the potential...... More