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Sunday, September 23, 2018

No. 47/2004




Industry position paper on sulphur in fuel

The shipping industry, represented by BIMCO , European Shipowners Association (ECSA), International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and INTERTANKO , has drafted a common position paper on the draft Directive on Sulphur Content in Marine Fuel. The Industry has prepared this paper in order for the European Parliament to gain a better understanding of the implications of the ratification of MARPOL Annex...... More


European Commission to review Port Reception Facilities Directive next year

The European Union Directive adopted in 2000 required European Union (EU) Member States’ ports to provide “adequate” port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues. Although this Directive, which came into force in late 2002, was far from perfect, it represented a great step forward in Europe taking this issue seriously. Besides its provisions requiring ports to provide...... More


INTERTANKO calls for Federal ruling on Buzzards Bay oil spill prevention Act

On 26 October 2004 the United States Coast Guard (USCG) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) regarding navigation improvements in Buzzards Bay , Massachusetts . The Coast Guard is considering two changes to the existing Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) in the First Coast Guard District that covers Buzzards Bay . First the adoption of the current recommended routes through...... More


Singapore Circular details policy of single-hull phase-out after 2010

The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has issued Shipping Circular 25 of 2004 reminding owners and operators that various amendments to Annex I of the MARPOL Convention ( Regulations for the prevention of pollution by oil ) are expected to come into force on 5 April 2005. The Circular also indicates, inter alia, how the MPA will enforce the various provisions of Regulations 13G and 13...... More


FOSFA releases latest lists of acceptable previous cargoes and banned previous cargoes

The Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations (FOSFA) has published updated lists of acceptable and banned previous cargoes The Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations (FOSFA) has published updated lists of acceptable and banned previous cargoes (October 2004) . These are maintained and updated by FOSFA as certain cargoes can be a possible source of contamination. These latest lis...... More


INTERTANKO puts ship inspections and vetting in context

Captain Howard Snaith , Head of INTERTANKO’s Marine, Chemical, Ports & Terminals and Environment Directorate, gave a presentation entitled ‘Ship Inspections and Vetting, The Screening Process’ at the international Marine Symposium this week in Chennai , India , arranged by The Chennai branch of the Marine Institute of Engineers ( India ). The presentation covered preparation for the vetting...... More


IMO Expert Group ISM Code

INTERTANKO was invited to join the independent expert group established by the IMO’s Secretary-General Efthimios Mitropoulos, with the objective of studying the impact of the ISM Code and its effectiveness since it came to force on 1 July 1998 .  The first meeting was held on 12 November 2004 at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and was chaired by Mr Koji Sekimizu, Director of...... More


Member’s lunchtime presentation on FFAs

A members’ lunchtime seminar on forward freight contracts (FFAs) was held this week in INTERTANKO’s London office and more than 15 senior executives participated. James Tweed of Azimuth Marine Management Ltd., and Jeremy Penn, Chief Executive of the Baltic Exchange, updated INTERTANKO members on some of the developments in the FFA market, and how the market can be of use to INTERTANKO members. ...... More



Mangouras bail conditions eased at the same time as the EU ponders the consequences of criminalisation of the seafarer... More


The Dynamic of the tanker market – Presentation at the Asian Panel meeting

The extremely strong market has in general not been foreseen by analysts and has been driven by unexpectedly high demand, Erik Ranheim asserted in his presentation on the tanker market to the Asian members in Tokyo on 10 November 2004 . He said that there had been much focus on strong demand from China , but figures showed that a number of areas including the U.S. , Europe and Asia had also...... More


Focus on aframaxes

Johan G. Olsen has issued its aframax fleet list, which not only lists the ships, but also the employment of the ships and the charterer. The publication lists 667 existing ships (including 30 OBOs) plus 146 newbuildings. Oil majors or state-owned companies own 123 of the existing aframaxes and 38 of the orderbook. In addition they control 18 tankers which are on long contract to 2006 and beyon...... More


LNG trades 2003 – Energy Information Administration (EIA)/Department of Energy (DOE)

Largest LNG importers Bn Cubic Feet   Largest LNG exporters Bn Cubic Feet   LNG Importers LNG Exporters Bn Cubic Feet Japan 2,824   Indonesia 1,245   Japan Qatar 320 South Korea 896   Algeria 968   Japan UAE 243 Spain 519   Malaysia 822   Japan Australia 363 United States 507   Qatar 669   Japan Brunei 315 France 319   Trinidad&Tobago 419   Japan Indonesia 849 Taiwan, China 258   Nigeria 405  ...... More



Click here for Bunker Quality Report issued by DNV Petroleum Services on 11 November 2004 ... More



Lloyd’s List, 17 November 2004 - Vast sums are about to be wasted on fuel directive Lloyd’s List, 18 November 2004 - Steamship P&I briefs members on waste Lloyd’s List, 19 November 2004 - Bajpaee insists ISMA will remain relevant ... More