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No. 40/2004

  • 4 October, Chemical Tankers Committee (CTC) and Chemical Tanker Sub-committee (Americas) (CTSCA) extraordinary joint meeting, London
  • 5-6 October, INTERTANKO/Mare Forum Seminar on Maritime Transportation of Energy from Russia and Central Asia, St. Petersburg
  • 7 October 2004, Short Sea Tanker Group Meeting, St. Petersburg
  • 12 October, Associate Members Committee (AMC) meeting, London
  • 25-26 October, Round Table of international shipping associations Dinner and Forum, London
  • 26 October, Bunker Sub-committee meeting. London
  • 26-28 October, Executive Committee and Council meetings, Amsterdam
  • 28 October, Communications and PR Committee Meeting/Working Dinner, Amsterdam
  • 29 October, Mare Forum Ship Finance 2004 in Amsterdam
  • 1 November, Tanker Chartering Seminar, Vancouver
  • 3 November, Tanker Chartering Seminar, Houston
  • 3 November, INTERTANKO International Chartering Forum, Houston
  • 4-5 November, ASBA Annual Cargo Conference, Miami Beach, Florida
  • 10 November, Asian Regional Panel meeting, Tokyo
  • 10 November, INTERTANKO Tanker Seminar, Tokyo
  • 11 November, Chemical Tanker Committee (CTC) meeting, Singapore
  • 16 November, INTERTANKO Vetting Seminar, Singapore
  • 17 November, Vetting Committee meeting, Singapore
  • 17 November, Offshore Tanker Committee meeting, Oslo
  • 1-2 December, INTERTANKO Iberian Peninsular Seminar, Madrid
  • 2 December, ITOPF International Seminar in association with INTERTANKO, Madrid
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  • Bunker Alert - high water and sediment fuels in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Bunker Bulletin - high sulphur fuels in Leghorn and La Spezia, Italy
  • Bunker Quality Report issued 23 September 2004
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  • Tanker Bills of Lading – A Practical Guide
  • A Guide for correct entries in the Oil Record Book - Part 1 (Machinery Space Operation)
  • A Guide to Bunkering of Ships for the purposes of Annex VI to MARPOL
  • A Guide to Crude Oil Washing and Cargo Heating Criteria
  • A Guide to the Vetting Process, 5th edition
  • Tanker Specification Awareness Guide
  • A Guide to Tanker Charters (2001)
  • ... More




    INTERTANKO/AWO discuss with USCG Commandant the threat to federal uniformity of Massachusetts Oil Spill Response regulation

    The Chairman of the INTERTANKO North American Panel and former INTERTANKO Chairman, Richard du Moulin, and the American Waterways Operators (AWO) met with the USCG Commandant Admiral Collins to discuss the Massachusetts Oil Spill Response regulation (see Weekly NEWS No. 37 of 10 September 2004). The INTERTANKO / AWO message conveyed to the USCG re-iterated both organisations' commitment to...... More


    Class Common Rules for tankers and bulkers - IACS written response

    As previously reported (see Weekly NEWS No. 35 of 27 August 2004), the Round Table of international shipping associations (ICS, BIMCO, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO) and OCIMF met with the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) on 20 September 2004 in London to discuss their memberships’ joint views on the Common Rules proposed by the Joint Tanker Project and Joint Bulk Carrier...... More


    ISTEC discusses Common Rules with Joint Tanker Project representatives

    INTERTANKO’s Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC) has engaged in some extremely useful discussions on both the Common Rules for tanker new buildings and on the IMO developments with regard to Goal Based Standards. At its meeting in Greece last week, the Committee had the opportunity to discuss in detail with representatives from the Joint Tanker Project (JTP) some aspects of th...... More


    World Maritime Day focuses on maritime security

    The Secretary–General of the IMO, Efthimios Mitropoulos, has issued a Message in recognition of World Maritime Day on 30 September 2004 . “Every year, the International Maritime Organization and its 164 Member States and 3 Associate Members celebrate World Maritime Day, when we take the opportunity to bring the objectives and achievements of the Organization to the attention of a wider audience...... More


    Panama explains revised proposals for SOPEPs

    Further to earlier various advices from INTERTANKO (see here ) regarding the Panama Canal Authority’s (ACP) proposals to introduce a SOPEP (Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan) for the Panama Canal . INTERTANKO wrote again to the ACP on the13 August 2004 raising our additional concerns. Click here to download a copy. We have now received a reply to this last letter. Click here to download a...... More


    INTERTANKO’s Chairman to address emergency management and crisis communications at Iberian Peninsular Seminar on 2 December in Madrid

    INTERTANKO is organising an Iberian Peninsular Seminar, which will be held in Madrid on 2 December 2004 , linking up with the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF) International Seminar on Spill Preparedness, Response and Compensation. The venue is the Intercontinental Castellana Hotel. In addition to providing a forum for the exchange of information and experience, the...... More


    Singapore publishes a revised version of CP60 bunkering code

    Singapore’s standards authority has published a revision of its code of practice for bunkering by bunker tankers, known as CP 60: 2004. INTERTANKO has actively participated in the revision process for this code of practice. The new code has been introduced to comply with the requirements of MARPOL’s Annex VI (on air pollution)  which will enter into force next May. To order a copy of the Code...... More


    Seafarers can pass on their safety concerns by using the Australian Confidential Marine Reporting Scheme (CMRS)

    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has issued Marine Notice 10/2004 reminding mariners of the Confidential Marine Reporting Scheme (CMRS) administered by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). The aim of the scheme is to improve safety in Australian waters by enabling the ATSB to receive, assess and act on confidential reports to prevent, or reduce, the risks of marine...... More


    Confusion over Marine Pollution Control name

    The above captioned company, which is an associate member of INTERTANKO, has asked for the Association’s help to eliminate any possible confusion that may have arisen as a result of the recent formation of Marine Pollution Control S.A. in Panama . Marine Pollution Control Corp., Detroit , U.S.A. , is in no way affiliated to Marine Pollution Control S.A. of Panama . ... More



    Annex VI starting to generate a stir... More


    SSY half yearly world tanker trends – the upsides and downsides by tanker sector

    Simpson Spence and Young Shipbrokers (SSY) is continuing J.I. Jacobs’ half yearly reports on the tanker market. The SSY analysis provides a good overview of up- and downsides and the risks in each market segment. VLCCs According to SSY, the upsides influencing rates over the next 12 months include more OPEC cargoes; strong demand fundamentals; further building of U.S. and Chinese strategic...... More










    Fairplay Daily News, 29 Sep 2004 - Unions, owners urge Powell to act Shipping News, 29 September 2004 - Industry and unions lobby Colin Powell on shore leave Lloyd’s List, 30 September 2004 - Maritime Day plea to Powell on seafarers’ US shore leave Lloyd’s List, 30 September 2004 - Dignity and security Tanker Operator, September 2004 – New INTERTANKO guides Norway for tankers, September 2004 –...... More