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Thursday, October 18, 2018

No. 02/2005

  • 19 January 2005 - FOSFA/INTERTANKO working group meeting, London
  • 24 January 2005 - Associate Members Committee (AMC) meeting, Rotterdam
  • 2 February 2005 – Communications and PR Committee meeting, London.
  • 4-5 February 2005 - ISTEC meeting, London.
  • 21 March 2005 - North American Panel meeting, Stamford, CT, U.S.
  • 7 April 2005 - Vetting half-day seminar, Athens
  • 8 April 2005 - Vetting Committee meeting, Athens
  • 10-13 April 2005 - Athens Tanker Event 2005
  • 20 April 2005 – Chemical Tanker Committee meeting, London
  • 28 April 2005 – Offshore Tanker Committee meeting, Oslo
  • 20 May 2005 – Worldscale Committee meeting, London
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    Steen Krabbe dies at 62

    The international shipping community has been deprived of one of its most well-respected and courteous gentlemen. The President & CEO of Dampskibsselskabet “Norden”, Steen R. Krabbe, died on 12 th January after many months of illness. He was aged just 62.   He was an active member (for Denmark ) of INTERTANKO’s Council from 1988 until 2002, and a past chairman of the Danish Shipowners’...... More


    Massachusetts unilateral oil spill legislation signed by Governor

    On Wednesday, 4 August 2004 , Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney signed into law state oil spill legislation that was drafted in response to a 2003 barge spill in Buzzard's Bay. The legislation creates new financial and operating requirements for vessels calling in the state. INTERTANKO and the American Waterways Operators (AWO) have opposed elements of the legislation that duplicate or vary fr...... More


    New Jersey to consider State law for double hulls

    The New Jersey Assembly will be required to consider a new State Bill proposing that from 1 January 2008 , all oil tankers entering the New Jersey State shall be of double hull construction.   INTERTANKO will monitor the developments but from the outset this proposed Bill seems to be contradictory to the Federal requirements under OPA 90.   Contact : Joe Angelo ... More


    VIQs and ROVIQs for Oil, Combination, Shuttle, Chemical and Gas Carriers

    OCIMF has agreed to our circulating the revised Interim VIQ (Vessel Inspection Questionnaire) and revised Interim ROVIQs (Reorganised Vessel Inspection Questionnaires) for Oil Tankers, Combination Carriers, Shuttle Tankers, Chemical Carriers and Gas Carriers Click here for the Interim VIQ for Oil Tankers, Combination Carriers, Shuttle Tankers, Chemical Carriers and Gas Carriers Click here for t...... More


    IMO yearly update on provisional categorised liquid substances

    On 17 December the International Maritime Organization (IMO) published MEPC.2/Circ. 10 . This circular is finalised every December and is a yearly update on all provisional categorised liquid substances. It is issued in accordance with regulation 3 (4) of Annex II to MARPOL 73/78 and replaces MEPC.2/Circ. 9. It is composed of a series of lists (Annexes). Annexes 1 to 4 provide lists of noxious...... More


    Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) to be connected through an UPS

    On 15 December 2004 the IMO issued Circular SN/Circ 245 amending the guidelines for the installation of shipborne Automatic Identification Systems (AIS).The amendment states that an AIS should ideally be connected through an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) to the ship's power supply as defined in SOLAS chapter II-1. Contact : Howard Snaith ... More


    Mooring arrangements and requirements at the Trieste/SIOT terminal

    INTERTANKO has been alerted to some requirements at the Trieste/SIOT terminal regarding mooring arrangements. We have been in contact with the terminal and received the following advice and details, which we are circulating to members for assistance and guidance.   Previously SIOT had strictly applied the rule of "all steel wires" for tankers of above DWT 100,000.  However, in line with the "...... More


    Members’ assistance requested in a survey of users of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore

    The Japan Association of Marine Safety (JAMS) has for many years invested in the safety of navigation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore by providing navigational aids to ships using this essential route between West and East. JAMS has approached INTERTANKO’s Singapore office and requested assistance with a survey that they wish to carry out on users of the Straits.   Traffic in the Strait...... More


    24 January 2005 - Associate Members Committee (AMC) meeting, Rotterdam

    The Associate Members Committee (AMC) will hold its next meeting (AMC 15) on 24 January 2005 in Rotterdam .    AMC has traditionally arranged its two annual meetings concurrent with the AGM and prior to the Autumn Council meeting. The decision to add a third meeting per year was made to enhance progress on working issues. The choice of January was made to allow time to discuss and plan relevant...... More


    4-5 February 2005 - ISTEC meeting, London.

    The next meeting of the INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC) will take place on 4-5 February 2005 at the INTERTANKO London office. ( Click here for a map showing the location of the office - courtesy of We invite your comments/suggestions to the list of proposed agenda items ( click here to download). The meeting will start on Friday, 4 February 200...... More


    Michael Chertoff nominated to be Secretary of Homeland Security

    On 11 January 2005 the White House issued a Press Release stating that Michael Chertoff has been nominated to succeed Tom Ridge as United States Secretary of Homeland Security. According to Holland & Knight LLP, Washington DC , Chertoff is currently serving as a United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. ... More



    Things are not always quite as they are assumed to be... More


    Tanker market prospects for 2005 based on different factors

    According to Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, global oil supply grew by 3.6 mbd (million barrels daily) in 2004, with about one-third of the increment coming from non-OPEC producers and the rest reflecting higher OPEC crude and other oil production. 2004 demand growth is expected to come in at around 2.1 mbd.   Problems in Venezuela , Nigeria and elsewhere seriously depleted global stocks at the...... More


    Chemical tanker market improving

    According to an article in Fairplay Weekly of 6 January 2005 , there are reasons to be optimistic about the prospects in the chemical tanker market. Chemical tanker freight rates reached high levels during the second half of 2004 with levels higher than the previous market booms in 1991 and 1995 and not seen since 1979.   As in the tanker, container and dry bulk markets, it is Chinese demand fo...... More


    Suez Canal Northbound tanker transits up (significant increase for 50-100,000 dwt sizes) but Southbound VL transits down

    The above graph shows that the number of northbound Suez Canal transits increased slightly in 2004 compared to 2003. The number of transits of tankers below 50,000 dwt declined by 0.3%, those of tankers 50,000-100,000 dwt increased by 30.2%, those of tankers 100,000-200,00 dwt increased by 10.0%, and those of tankers above 200,000 dwt declined by 2.6%.  With regard to southbound VLCCs in ballas...... More





    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 Tanker Bills of Lading – A Practical Guide This publication is complementary to the successful INTERTANKO publication ‘A Guide to Tanker Charters’. The new Guide: Describes both law and practice regarding tanker bills of lading, including...... More