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No. 24/2004

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11.06.2004

Concentrated port state control inspection campaign to focus on ship security

Lloyd’s Register Classification NEWS No. 10 of 18 June 2004 contained a Statutory alert stating that in order to promote the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and to ensure its effective implementation, various port state control authorities are advising that they will simultaneously carry out a concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) commencing on the implementation date...... More

11.06.2004

INTERTANKO helps pave the way to smooth ship-shore interface

In view of the imminent 1st July implementation date for the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) and the US Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), and to pave the way for the smoothest possible transition to the new regulations on maritime security, INTERTANKO has sent out a letter to the various organisations involved in the routine boarding of ships asking the...... More

11.06.2004

Proposal for new single hull rules for Japanese ports not finally adopted

There have been press reports to the effect that Japan will not permit entry into Japanese ports of single-hull tankers after 2010. We understand that the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) has made such a suggestion, but no final decision has yet been reached. We are advised that this issue is under consideration by a committee established by MLIT, and that some members of t...... More

11.06.2004

New Australian Ballast Water Requirements

Effective from 1 July 2004 , the Australian region of Victoria will impose its own ballast water requirements on national and international shipping coming from other ports within the country. This is above and beyond the current national requirements for Australia which regulate those vessels arriving from outside of Australian waters. Vessels will have to undergo assessment with the ballast...... More

11.06.2004

Freeport LNG Development – environmental statement

On 8 June 2004 , the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) published a Notice announcing availability of the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the construction and operation of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal and pipeline proposed by Freeport LNG Development, LP. The proposal includes LNG ship docking and unloading facilities in Brazoria County , Texas . The...... More

11.06.2004

Remaining US Government-led Prep Exercise Schedule for 2004

The remainder of the 2004 Area Exercise schedule for the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP)* is as follows: 2 - 6 August - Valdez, Alaska, Prince William Sound 18 - 22 October - EPA Region I, Boston, MA 6 - 10 December - Guam (*Please note, this schedule is for general planning purposes only. Exercise locations and/or dates are subject to change.) PREP, which was develop...... More

11.06.2004

An update on the Panama Canal SOPEP (PCSOPEP) requirements

As members will be aware, INTERTANKO has been engaged in a long discussion with the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) on the proposals to require a special Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP) for transiting the Panama Canal . Regular updates have been given via our Weekly NEWS , which also contains our latest letter to the ACP on this issue. Following the various letters and comments...... More

11.06.2004

INTERTANKO co-hosts seminar in St Petersburg

In view of the rapid development of Russia as a supplier of energy, INTERTANKO has joined forces with Mare Forum in organising a seminar on Maritime Transportation of Energy from Russia and Central Asia . The seminar will be held in St Petersburg 5-6 October 2004 and will focus on challenges and opportunities open to the maritime industry in the provision of transportation services and in the...... More

11.06.2004

Carriage of oils and fats – previous cargoes

A letter of 28 May 2004 has been received from the Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats (FOSFA) drawing attention to: 1. FOSFA List of banned Immediate Previous cargoes : 2. A corrigendum regarding the EU Directive 2004/4/EC Revised List of Acceptable Previous cargoes A copy of the letter can be downloaded from the INTERTANKO web site here Members are requested to take due note of the changes...... More

11.06.2004

Report on the meeting of the Subcommittee of the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) on Hazardous Cargo Transportation Security

The INTERTANKO Sub-committee of the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) on Hazardous Cargo Transportation Security met 8-9 June 2004 in Washington , DC along with the Association’s Chemical Manager, Margaret Doyle .  The first day of the two-day Sub-committee meeting focused on the potential addition of acrylonitrile to the Certain Dangerous Cargoes (CDC) list found in 33 CFR 160....... More

11.06.2004

Vegetable oil industry remains concerned regarding sufficient tonnage

INTERTANKO recently participated in a meeting of the National Institute of Oilseed Products (NIOP) Technical Committee held in Washington , DC on 8 June 2004 . INTERTANKO’s Chemicals Manager, Margaret Doyle , was asked to provide the Committee with a follow-up to the 51 st Session of the IMO Marine and Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). Representatives from the US Delegation to MEPC and...... More

11.06.2004

Minutes of meeting #24 of Vetting Committee now available

We are pleased to advise that the Minutes of the last meeting #24 of the Vetting Committee are now available on the members area of our web site. Click here to view. Contact : Howard Snaith ... More

11.06.2004

US oil imports record high

US crude oil imports since mid-May have on average been some 10.5 mbd. US crude oil imports up to 4 June 2004 were 2.3 mbd above the level for the same period in 2002 and 0.6 mbd above the level last year. US crude oil imports have throughout 2004 continuously been higher compared to the level for the same period in 2003. Crude oil stocks are increasing and commercial stocks on 4 June were 6.2%...... More

11.06.2004

Developments in the freight market

The graph below shows the 3 marked peaks in the tanker spot freight market, with rates not seen since the early 1970s. For the last 7 months the tanker freight market has been exceptionally strong. The average timecharter equivalent rate for VLCCs AG-East has been close to USD 80,000 per day in the period from November 2003 up to and including May 2004. For the other trades, as seen in the grap...... More

11.06.2004

Oil demand again revised upwards – IEA

In its 10 June Monthly Oil Market Report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has yet again raised its 2004 world oil demand forecast upwards, this time by 0.36 mbd to a growth of 2.3 mbd or 2.9% over that for 2003 - the steepest annual increase since 1980. New March data show that demand has surged in Brazil and India .   Oil demand growth in the 2 nd quarter of 2004 has been raised upwards ...... More

11.06.2004

POINTS OF VIEW

Tankers and shipping trailing behind in changes at the Smithsonian Museum... More

11.06.2004

DIARY

15 June - INTERTANKO/ILTA/USCG Chemical Tanker Seminar, Houston , Texas . The INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Subcommittee - Americas (CTSCA) will hold its first Chemical Tanker Seminar in the afternoon of 15 June 2004 at the Hilton Hotel in Houston , Texas . A meeting of the CTSCA will be held in the morning. Issues discussed at the seminar will include maritime safety and security, environmental...... More

11.06.2004

INTERTANKO PUBLICATIONS

3 easy ways to order: Download an order form and fax to our Oslo office on +47 22 12 26 41 Send your order by e-mail Order directly from our online bookshop   NEW - JUST PUBLISHED MAY 2004! ** A Guide for correct entries in the Oil Record Book - Part 1 (Machinery Space Operation) The US Coast Guard established in October 2001 the Oily Water Separation Systems Task Force to examine a wide range ...... More

11.06.2004

INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS

Port of Singapore magazine, May 2004 – Tanker Management: all secure in Singapore Lloyd’s List, 4 June 2004 - Intertanko fights Massachusetts oil spill law TradeWinds Weekly, 4 June 2004 - Sadly, most of the world has no idea New York Times,  7/8 June 2004 - Got oil? Now try to find tankers to carry it. Lloyd’s List, 8 June 2004 - An opportunity for the next generation to come on board Lloyd’s...... More