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Thursday, October 18, 2018

No. 36/2003

  • The Associate Members Committee (AMC) meets in London
  • INTERTANKO’s Documentary Committee to meet on 29 October 2003
  • Do you value your reputation? Sign up for the INTERTANKO Media Awareness Training in Athens, 23 or 24 October
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    INTERTANKO participates at meeting of the IMO Group of Experts

    It looks as if IMO will settle on a compromise solution on the phase-out of single-hull (SH) tankers whereby Europe can retain its phase-out scheme within a MARPOL regime. However, countries will unilaterally be allowed to deny port entry to SH tankers after 2010. ... More


    INTERTANKO comments on recent US Visa Restriction

    INTERTANKO has submitted comments to two recently published U.S. Interim Rules that significantly restrict the ability of seafarers to enter the United States either onboard their vessels or when in transit through the US en route to their ship or home.... More


    Panama Canal Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plans (PCSOPEP) – new advisory

    The Panama Canal Authority has issued a further advisory, seeking to clarify certain concerns regarding the implementation of the PCSOPEP requirements.... More


    Changes to Louis Dreyfus Refining and Marketing’s ship vetting inspection arrangements

    With effect from 26 August 2003 Louis Dreyfus Refining and Marketing has changed its contractual arrangements for ship vetting inspections.... More


    Additional information required on members’ tankers

    INTERTANKO would appreciate further information on members’ fleets in order to publish a detailed membership fleet list on the web. Members are asked to enter the relevant data for their company in the spread sheet on INTERTANKO’s web site.... More


    Tanker Specification Awareness Guide now available

    INTERTANKO's Tanker Specification Awareness Guide has been compiled to assist those ordering new ships in making informed decisions about the specification of their newbuildings based on industry experience and response to current issues.... More


    Aframax fleet expansion

    The aframax tanker fleet segment (80,000-120,000 dwt) has enjoyed good spot markets in the period end 1999 to October 2001 and in the period November 2002 to August 2003. The market has been good due to increased non-OPEC oil production. Since August 2003 the spot charter rates in the North Sea have plummeted to levels not seen since October 1999, though rates in the Far East have held up a...... More


    Reduced call for OPEC oil

    From the oil demand point of view, non-OPEC production is expected to grow in the fourth quarter of 2003 and in 2004, especially Russian production, which should be good news for the aframax market. Petroleum Intelligence Weekly (PIW) estimates that the countries outside OPEC will increase oil production by almost two million barrels per day (mbd), 0.2 mbd more than the estimated seasonal...... More





    Numast Telegraph, September 2003 - Owners warn on fines - ... More