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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

No. 27/2004




IMO Safety of Navigation Sub-committee’s 50th Session assesses PSSAs

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) will host the 50 th meeting of its Safety of Navigation Sub-committee (NAV) next week in London . INTERTANKO has always maintained a high presence at the NAV Sub-committee and several issues relating to INTERTANKO’s work programme are on the agenda. Although already agreed in principle by the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), the...... More


INTERTANKO's Maritime Security web info

INTERTANKO's Maritime Security web pages are up and running with up-to-date information on ISPS Code compliance and Maritime Security requirements. You can find general news on Maritime Security issues (for instance the IMO's latest ISPS Code compliance figures; the US CG accepting short-term ISSCs; Australia 's system to allow non-compliant ships to call). You can also find the latest news on...... More


AIS transmission levels in port

As members will be aware the matter of VHF transmission levels (Wattage) is dealt with in ISGOTT, but so far AIS (Automatic Identification Systems) transmission levels have not been mentioned. We are reliably informed that ISGOTT is under review at the moment. At present, the recommendation in the newly-drafted ISGOTT is to switch AIS off unless there is an overriding requirement not to do so....... More


CDI-mpc - Audit questionnaire for ship agents now available

The Chemical Distribution Institute-marine packed cargo (CDI-mpc) has developed a Ship Agent Questionnaire. This international scheme may be of interest to agencies in general. The questionnaire has been developed as part of the CEFIC "Safety and Quality Assessment System for Marine Packed Cargo Operations". Its aim is to give an accurate assessment of the MPC Operator a...... More



ISPS Code non-compliance – sensation or just plain reality?... More


Oil market powered by demand growth rather than OPEC supply restraint

In last week’s Weekly NEWS we reported that European crude oil imports have remained quite stable at about 12.4-12.7 mbd during the last few years, but that during the first quarter of 2004 crude oil imports were 13.08 mbd, up 2.5% on the first quarter in 2003. This growth is confirmed by the 28 June Petroleum Intelligence Weekly (PIW). Although not all these imports were seaborne, more than 60...... More


BUNKER ALERT – High abrasive fuels in Singapore

Click here for Bunker Alert, Ref : 18/2004 dated 22 June 2004 from DNV Petroleum Services – High abrasive fuels in Singapore . ... More



Lloyd’s List, 29 June 2004 – Panama hits back at its critics over ISPS delays Lloyd’s List, 30 June 2004 - Facing the commercial realities of ISPS Lloyd’s List, 1 July 2004 - Charterers sanguine about code implications Lloyd’s List, 1 July 2004 - ISPS Day finds ships and ports only half way there ... More