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Saturday, November 17, 2018

No. 01/2008




SOLAS amendments on LRIT as of 1 January 2008

An amended SOLAS regulation on long-range identification and tracking of ships enters into force on 1 January 2008, giving SOLAS contracting governments a year to set up and test the LRIT system, and ship operators a year to start fitting the necessary equipment or upgrading so that their ships can transmit LRIT information. This is among a series of amendments to IMO instruments entering into...... More


EU Sulphur Directive - further clarifications

An article in our last Weekly News No 51 of 2007 reminded members that, as from 1 January 2008, ships using a marine gas oil in EU waters have to ensure that that marine gas oil has a sulphur content of maximum 0.1% by mass.   Since then, we have received a large number of requests for clarification. We therefore offer some additional data. The EU Sulphur Directive is a combination of two piece...... More


Improperly certified studlink chains

INTERTANKO has been informed that improperly certified studlink chains are being made available in the market. INTERTANKO urges its members to exercise caution if/when studlink chains are ordered.   Members are advised to:   - ask for the certificate of the studlink chains and accessories in the offer/quote - have this certificate verified by class - inspect the chains & accessories (markings,...... More


MSC/MEPC - Viscosity Circular issued

As reported in the INTERTANKO Weekly NEWS of 13 July 2007 , difficulties in complying with the amended International Bulk Chemical (IBC) Code have been occurring when a vessel arrives in port without the required information for the carriage of certain Category Y products that reference special requirements in the amended IBC Code - specifically paragraphs 16.2.6 and 16.2.9 regarding the supply...... More


Latest IMO list of provisional categorisation of liquid substances (MEPC.2/Circ.13) now available

The latest IMO MEPC.2 Circular (issued annually on 17 December) MEPC.2/Circ.13 is now available. As many of the members are aware, the MEPC.2 Circulars includes the new pollution categories and carriage requirements for numerous substances under the revised MARPOL Annex II.   To view the Circular click here .   The following is a summary of the information contained in the Annexes of...... More


VLCC fleet and market

Johan G Olsen (JGO) lists in its latest VLCC review a total of 520 VLCCs - up 22 from March 2007. In addition to that there is an orderbook of 196 VLCCS (up 3).   106 of the VLCCs are fixed to 2009 and beyond, and 178 are oil company/state owned.   This leaves 236 VLCCs in the spot market, according to JGO, of which 4 used for permanent storage.     We have recorded a number of VLCCs which have...... More



[ Please note that INTERTANKO Committee meetings are for committee members only and are not open to other members. ]   18 January 2008 – Human Element in Shipping Committee meeting, London Contact : Howard Snaith   24-25 January 2008 - Executive Committee meeting, Hong Kong The Executive Committee meeting will take place at the Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong Contact: Minerva Alfonso   29 January 2008 ...... More



NEW 200 7/8 publications catalogue now available!   Click here to download INTERTANKO's full publications catalogue for 2007/2008 with over 40 titles.   4 easy ways to send us your order:   Online:         Order directly from our online bookshop E-mail:         Send your order by e-mail to Fax:            Download this form and fax to our Oslo office on +47 22 12 26 41 T...... More