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No. 05/2005

  • 25 February 2005 - Asian Regional Panel meeting, Hong Kong
  • 2 March 2005 - INTERTANKO/Braemar Seascope Seminar, Shanghai
  • 10 March 2005 - Emergency Response Training Course, 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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    04.02.2005

    European Parliament enters second phase of decision making on sulphur content in marine fuel Directive

    The European Parliament’s Environment Committee started the second reading of the Sulphur in Fuel Directive on 2 February 2005 . This directive will suggest maximum limits for sulphur content in marine fuel. The discussion was a first introduction to the issue for many Members of Parliament who were newly elected and had not followed the issue during its first reading.    The Green Party’s...... More

    04.02.2005

    INTERTANKO active at Mediterranean MoU committee meeting

    INTERTANKO was honoured to be invited this week to the 7th Committee Meeting of the Mediterranean Memorandum of Understanding (Med MoU) on Port State Control (PSC) in Alexandria, Egypt, where representatives present included the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), West African MoU, Black Sea MoU, Riyadh MoU, the IMO (as observer), Turkey, Morocco, Malta, Jordan, Cyprus, Algeria, as well as the Med MoU...... More

    04.02.2005

    INTERTANKO Executive Committee meets in London

    INTERTANKO’s Executive Committee met this week under the chairmanship of Stephen Van Dyck. Held at the INTERTANKO London Office, the Executive Committee started by extending its sympathy and condolences to the family of Mr. K. H. Koo, previous Vice Chairman of the Committee.   Completing a broad-reaching agenda, the Executive Committee agreed on further action on key policy issues including the...... More

    04.02.2005

    Inter-industry Working Group to analyse fire and explosion incidents on product and chemical tankers

    The number of fire and explosion incidents in recent months involving product and chemical tankers have caused deep concern. The tragic cost in death and injury to personnel on board tankers and in terminals, and the environmental damage that occurs with many incidents, are sufficient in themselves to prompt the question whether more can be done by the industry.   An Inter-industry Working Grou...... More

    04.02.2005

    Meeting of the EMSA Panel on Double Hull Tankers

    The EMSA Panel on Double Hull Tankers held its 5th meeting on 1 February 2005 . The meeting concluded its discussions on a list of items considered relevant to safety aspects on double hull tankers. This time, the Panel discussed hazards linked to cargo migration into void and ballast spaces through cracks and the need for permanent inerting or, alternatively installation of equipment for gas...... More

    04.02.2005

    Inspection and maintenance of mooring rope tails

    The INTERTANKO Vetting Committee has been engaged in lengthy correspondence over the age requirements for mooring rope tails in connection with some comments received by some oil companies about the age of such tails.    It was felt therefore that it was appropriate to remind members of the relevant recommendations that are contained within the OCIMF Mooring & Equipment Guidelines which state: ...... More

    04.02.2005

    Post tsunami - navigational safety in the Malacca and Singapore Straits

    On 26 January 2005 the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) issued a News Release advising that further to initial unconfirmed reports ( see Weekly NEWS No. 01 dated 7 January 2005 ), no reported changes in water depths have been received and shipping traffic through the Straits remains smooth.    However, as a precaution, ships transiting the Straits should continue to listen for...... More

    04.02.2005

    Promoting sustainable development in the shipping industry

    The theory of sustainable development has been around for over a decade. This week the international shipping industry gathered in London to discuss how this concept may be applied in the maritime world.   Organised by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (UKMCA) together with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), the ‘Sustainable Shipping…progress in a changin...... More

    04.02.2005

    Communications and PR Committee looks at industry image management and internal marketing of INTERTANKO.

    Managing the image of the industry and internal marketing of INTERTANKO were among the principal issues the Communications and PR Committee (CPR) debated at its 31 st meeting in London .    During the discussions on managing the image of the industry, the Committee reiterated the need to ensure a clear distinction between managing the public relations for INTERTANKO and its strategy for managin...... More

    04.02.2005

    First 2005 issue of Chemical Tanker Review now available

    The first edition of the 2005 INTERTANKO Chemical Review is now available on our website and is in the process of being sent directly to all our chemical tanker contacts. This publication focuses solely on the issues facing that sector of the membership.   As a complement to the Weekly News the February 2005 Chemical Review discusses the work programme of the Chemical Tanker Committee and...... More

    04.02.2005

    POINTS OF VIEW

    Next INTERTANKO Tanker Event in Athens... More

    04.02.2005

    U.S. product imports from Europe increasing

    According to the monthly oil survey of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), U.S. product imports from Europe are increasing strongly. Figures until October 2004 indicate that imports have grown from 0.34 million barrels daily (mbd) in 2002, to 0.39 mbd in 2003, to 0.61 mbd in 2004. The U.S. is also taking increasingly more products from the Former Soviet Union (FSU...... More

    04.02.2005

    DIARY

    04.02.2005

    BUNKERS

    Bunker Alert - High density fuels in Venice, Italy... More

    04.02.2005

    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 NEWLY PUBLISHED! A Guide to Bunkering of Ships for the purposes of Annex VI to MARPOL With the approach of the date for the full ratification of Annex VI to MARPOL (Air pollution), amendments to normal bunkering routines will be needed in...... More

    04.02.2005

    INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS

    Lloyd’s List, 31 January 2005 – Marinvest flattered by invitation ... More