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No. 49/2001

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07.12.2001

CONGRESSMAN R. LAWRENCE COUGHLIN

The news of passage of this year’s appropriation for Navigation Services carries with it an unhappy post-script for many INTERTANKO members, that of the passing away of Congressman Larry Coughlin at his home in Mathews County Virginia on 30 November after an illness of several months. With his long experience with the intricacies of the U.S. budgetary process he effectively weighed in on behalf...... More

07.12.2001

ICS TANKER SAFETY GUIDE (CHEMICALS) DUE TO BE PUBLISHED IN FEBRUARY

After several years of intensive work, the revision and updating of the International Chamber of Shipping's Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals) have been completed. The third edition is due to be published in February 2002. In its revised format the Guide will comprise a single comprehensive volume, reflecting best industry chemical tanker practice today. A review of the book and an order form can ...... More

07.12.2001

PORT ISSUES

Venezuela - new maritime law on pilotage One of our associate members, a Maracaibo port agent, has informed that a new marine law was published in the Official Gazette on 9 November 2001. With reference to the Transitory Disposition 6 of the above-mentioned law, the Puerto la Cruz, Lake Maracaibo, Las Piedras/Amuay Bay and Punta Cardon harbour masters have informed that the Ministry of...... More

07.12.2001

ROUND TABLE MEETING ON SAFE TRANSIT THROUGH BOSPORUS

As previously reported, on 29 November INTERTANKO organised a Round Table Meeting with industry and other interested bodies to discuss what INTERTANKO and the industry could contribute to improve even further the safety of the traffic through the Bosporus, Sea of Marmara and Strait of Canakkale (Dardanelles).... More

07.12.2001

US PORT SECURITY MEASURES MOVE TO INTERNATIONAL FORA

Efforts by the United States to improve post-11 September port security have moved to international fora. In a 30 November briefing at Coast Guard Headquarters for maritime industry and labour representatives (including INTERTANKO) Coast Guard Vice Commandant Admiral Tom Collins, Assistant Commandant Rear Admiral Paul Pluta, and other Coast Guard officers reported on efforts to elevate the...... More

07.12.2001

INCREASED FUNDING FOR U.S. NAVIGATION AIDS AND CHARTING

President Bush has signed legislation that funds US charting, hydrographic surveys and real time navigation aids at historically high levels. The overall budget for navigation services in Fiscal Year 2002 was set at slightly over US$ 120 million, an increase of roughly 20 per cent over the previous year. Since the publication of INTERTANKO's U.S. Port and Terminal Safety Discussion Paper in 199...... More

07.12.2001

MARKET INFORMATION

US gasoline imports record high 2nd half 01 - EIA In recent years US gasoline imports have declined during the 2nd half of the year. In the 1st half of 2000 gasoline imports were 0.562 mbd and in the 2nd half 0.489 mbd. However, in the 1st half of 2001 gasoline imports were 0.665 mbd; so far in the 2nd part of 2001 gasoline imports have been 0.713 mbd. This development probably reflects the shi...... More

07.12.2001

PORT COSTS

Argentine/Necochea - new port tariffs Further to our article in Weekly NEWS No. 42 of 19 October, the new tariffs that came into force from 1 December 2001 created a port cost hike. The new tariffs were: 1/ Port Permanence Dues: USD 0.252 x NT x day of 24 hours (not pro rated); 2/ Dredging and Toll Dues: USD 0.14 x draught factor x NT factor x cargo loaded/discharged/transhipped, - plus; 3/...... More

07.12.2001

INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS

Lloyd’s List, 7 December 2001 – Chartering explained for those at the sharp end ------ LLOYD’S LIST REVIEWS INTERTANKO’S ‘A GUIDE TO TANKER CHARTERS’ In an article entitled "Chartering explained for those at the sharp end" Lloyd's List today reviewed INTERTANKO's new publication 'A Guide to Tanker Charters' written by Harvey Williams. It considered the commentaries very readable, explaining tha...... More

07.12.2001

PORT NEWS

Iran - drilling platforms positioned Mariners are informed that according to Iranian Ports & Shipping Organisation Notice to Mariners No. 11/2001 the following drilling platforms/positions have been established in the Gulf: 1/ Drilling Platform "Maersk Valyant" in position: 28 30.0 N, 049 43.0 E 2/ Drilling Platform "DF - 5" in position: 29 56.0 N, 049 41.0 E 3/ Drilling Platform "Shahid Modare...... More

07.12.2001

MEETING WITH MEMBERS IN TURKEY

INTERTANKO Chairman Lars Carlsson, Managing Director Peter Swift and Technical Director Dragos Rauta met INTERTANKO's members and associate members in Turkey on 28 November. The meeting included a constructive exchange of views on INTERTANKO's current work programme and an opportunity to discuss and seek advice on different aspects to be discussed at the Round Table Meeting on Safe Transit...... More

07.12.2001

THIS WEEK’S LLOYD’S LIST EVENT

INTERTANKO (represented by Capt Howard Snaith, Marine Manager) was invited to speak at a Lloyd’s List Event on 5 and 6 December in London on ‘The Owners’ Perspective of Port State Control’. The topics covered during this presentation as well as an overview of other presentations given can be viewed at this link ... More