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Thursday, August 16, 2018

No. 20/2004

  • IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (78), 12-21 May, London
  • HNS Convention Workshop, 19 May 2004, Barcelona
  • Reception, 19 May 2004, Shanghai, hosted by INTERTANKO’s Chairman
  • Reception, 20 May 2004, Singapore, hosted by INTERTANKO’s Chairman
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  • A Guide to the Vetting Process, 5th edition
  • Tanker Specification Awareness Guide now available
  • A Guide to Tanker Charters (2001)
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    IMO’s Marine Safety Committee (MSC 78) meets with huge and vital agenda

    This week has seen the start of the Marine Safety Committee meeting #78 at IMO which commenced on Wednesday and will continue through to next Friday. This Committee has a comprehensive and packed agenda addressing key issues such as maritime security, lifeboat safety, piracy, long-range tracking and identification of ships, permanent means of access, goal-based newbuilding standards. There will...... More


    Industry organisations call for study into Singapore Strait anchorage

    Amendments to the traffic separation scheme in the Singapore Strait to allow a privately run transit anchorage in Indonesian waters in the western end of the busy waterway will come before the IMO Maritime Safety Committee meeting (MSC 78) over the next two weeks for formal adoption. Last year the IMO Sub-committee on Safety of Navigation (NAV) approved these amendments. However, INTERTANKO, th...... More


    USCG Ballast Reporting Requirements

    In an effort to facilitate the filing of Ballast Water Reporting Forms, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has introduced a number of electronic formats of the forms for use by ships. The forms are to be submitted to the National Ballast Water Information Clearinghouse (NBIC). These new electronic formats allow the forms to be submitted in any of the following ways: MS Word email attachment;...... More


    Change of Chairman at Chemical Tanker Committee’s 22nd meeting in London

    The INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Committee (CTC) held its 22nd meeting at INTERTANKO’s offices in London on the 12th May. Click here for the CTC 22 agenda on the INTERTANKO web site. The minutes from CTC #21 were approved by the Committee and are available on the INTERTANKO web site here . Members will be advised when the CTC #22 minutes are available. INTERTANKO would like to extend its thanks a...... More


    INTERTANKO Athens lecture looks behind the scenes of a major casualty

    The third in the series of ‘COONEY Lectures’ on the needs and effects of incident management and media response plans was hosted by Tsakos Shipping and Trading in Athens this week. With over seventy members attending, Captain Peter Cooney once again shared his experiences and talked about how the ‘Sea Empress’ incident was handled, and the pressures that he and his colleagues had to face. Capta...... More


    New UK Regional Manager for INTERTANKO

    We would like to welcome Minerva Alfonso back from maternity leave. She is now working full time in INTERTANKO's London Office. Minerva, who was previously the Association's Asia Regional Manager, is now the Regional Manager for the United Kingdom , taking over these responsibilities from Howard Snaith . She will be the point of contact for all members based in the UK . INTERTANKO would like to...... More


    Successful risk management in practice

    DNV Petroleum Services recently released two bunker alerts on HFO deliveries in Fujairah and Muscat contaminated with chlorinated hydrocarbons and naphthalene. Through its wide-reaching service network and fast response it managed to forewarn vessels which had taken fuel in the affected ports. Over 12 ships were able to avoid engine damage in this way. This incident illustrates successful risk...... More



    Decisions must be taken for sound reasons, not for political considerations... More




    OPEC adapt production to the market

    Middle East oil production dropped by 0.35 mbd in April compared to March 2004, but was still about one million barrels per day higher than in April 2003, when Iraq only produced 0.6 mbd compared to 2.3 mbd in April 2004. It is as usual Saudi Arabia which is the main swing producer, producing one million barrels per day less than in April 2003. Saudi Arabia has just called on the biggest...... More


    2004 world oil demand growth – the highest in 16 years

    In its May Oil Market Report the International Energy Agency (IEA) raised its forecast for 2004 world oil demand by 0.27 mbd. Altogether oil demand growth in 2004 amounts to 1.9 mbd or a change over 2003 of 2.5% resulting in a total demand of 80.6 mbd. In absolute terms the 2004 demand increase represents the single largest annual gain since 1988. Previous upward revisions to oil demand growth...... More


    Export capacity unlikely to curb short-term Russian growth

    The International Energy Agency (IEA)  reports that limits to export capacity growth may prove less of a check on Russian crude oil production in the next three to four years than earlier seemed likely. The list of pipeline and export terminal expansions planned up to 2008 is considerable. If all are completed, and barring political, fiscal and financial uncertainties, export capacity could ris...... More





    Anderimar Shipping News 7 May 2004 : Tanker rates euphoria tempered by uncertainties, says Intertanko Lloyd’s List, 12 May 2004 - Tanker groups call for more study into Singapore Strait anchorage Tradewinds, 14 May 2004 – Hebei joins Intertanko ... More


    INTERTANKO support for Senate version of USCG Authorization Bill relating to security requirements of foreign flag vessels.

    In a submission to Members of the House-Senate Conference on the Coast Guard Authorization bill, INTERTANKO, the American Chemistry Council, the National Association of Manufacturers, the American Petroleum Institute, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber of Shipping of America and the World Shipping Council expressed their strong support for the provision in the Senate version of the U.S....... More