No. 15/2008

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11.04.2008

INTERTANKO Tanker Event 2008 – senior executives and high-profile guests gathering in a week’s time in Istanbul

The INTERTANKO Tanker Event 2008 is kicking off in one week’s time at the Swissôtel The Bosphorus in Istanbul .   With senior executives from many INTERTANKO members attending, as well as high profile guests, it promises to be THE networking event for the tanker industry and THE event covering the major issues of concern and interest in the tanker industry.   The complete programme can be...... More

11.04.2008

Istanbul Tanker Event 2008 – Exclusive viewing of UK P&I Club video “Gas Matters”

On Monday 21 April, at the end of the INTERTANKO Council meeting, Amir Azizan, INTERTANKO Executive Committee and Member of the Board of the UK P&I Club, will introduce an important new video presentation on gas carrier safety.   The UK P&I Club states: There is a positive connection between gas shipping’s safety record, the public’s confidence and the lack of obstructive regulation. The...... More

11.04.2008

INTERTANKO sets up a representative office in Brussels

INTERTANKO has established a representative office in Brussels . This will broaden and strengthen the Association’s links with the European Commission, Parliament and other Representatives, and also with the Association’s long-standing Brussels consultant ADS Insight.   “ This move will bring INTERTANKO closer to the European regulators and decision makers ,” says Kristian Fuglesang. INTERTANKO...... More

11.04.2008

Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument designated a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a new release stating that the IMO has designated the waters of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA). The designation puts into effect internationally recognised measures intended to protect marine resources of ecological or cultural significance from damage by ships while...... Login to view this article

11.04.2008

European Transport Council upholds opposition to the Commission’s proposals on Flag State Control and shipowners’ civil liability

This week, during a meeting of the Transport Council, a large majority of European Transport Ministers did not support the Commission’s proposed Civil Liability Directive (CLD) and Flag State Control Directive (FSCD).   During the debate it became quite clear that only a few Member States supported the Commission’s proposals, which are part of the so-called Third Maritime Safety Package. EU...... Login to view this article

11.04.2008

European Parliament Transport Committee adopts ambitious report on the integrated European maritime policy

This week the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) adopted a rather ambitious report on the Commission’s Blue Paper for an Integrated European Maritime Policy.   In its report the Committee puts a strong emphasis on environmental considerations and criticises the Commission’s Action Plan for containing too few concrete measures.   After briefly reiterating the...... Login to view this article

11.04.2008

European Parliament Environment Committee adopts report on better ship dismantling

The European Parliament Environment Committee (ENVI) adopted last week a report on better ship dismantling.   The members of the Committee agreed that the IMO Convention for the Sound Recycling of Ships is the most effective way of coming to terms with the problems regarding ship dismantling, but since it will take many years for the IMO Convention to be implemented, they want the European Unio...... Login to view this article

11.04.2008

European Commission urges Member States to obey rules on freedom to provide maritime transport services

Last week the European Commission sent so-called Reasoned Opinions to Finland and Spain for failure to obey European rules guaranteeing the freedom to provide maritime transport services between EU Member States and between Member States and third countries.   In the case of Finland the European Commission criticises national provisions requiring foreign ship owners to have a representative in...... Login to view this article

11.04.2008

European Commission calls for tenders for legal, economic and technical services in energy and transport policy

Last week the European Directorate General of Transport and Energy published three calls for tender on legal, economic and transport assistance activities in the fields of energy and transport.   The services required will involve a number of diversified tasks in diverse areas such as the Trans-European Energy and Transport Networks (TEN-T), freight transport logistics, maritime transport, and...... Login to view this article

11.04.2008

European Commission presses Italy to respect legislation on Port State Control

At the end of last week the European Commission sent a Reasoned Opinion to Italy for failure to adequately transpose and implement European legislation on Port State Control.   In the view of the Commission Italy has not transposed fully into national law the provision of Directive 95/21/EC of 19 June 1995 on Port Stat Control of shipping as last amended by Directive 2002/84/EC. To recall...... Login to view this article

11.04.2008

New Japanese regulation on the prevention and elimination of pollution by Hazardous Noxious Substances (HNS)

In June 2006, Japanese domestic law relating to the Prevention of Marine Pollution and Maritime Disaster was revised to adopt the OPRC-HNS Protocol.   From 1 April 2008, it became compulsory for HNS tankers, when sailing within specified areas ( Tokyo Bay , Ise Bay, Seto Inland Sea including Osaka Bay ) to secure materials, equipment and the necessary expert advice for the prevention and...... More

11.04.2008

United States maritime academies have job candidates and interns available for the international maritime industry

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy , Kings Point , New York The United States Merchant Marine Academy, a leader in maritime education, can provide experienced officers to meet the international shortage of qualified mariners. Their graduates have experience with all types of: vessels, propulsion and cargoes. Their licenses meet all IMO and STCW requirements. Should you wish to post a job announcement...... Login to view this article

11.04.2008

INTERTANKO Tanker Officer Training Standards Explanation and FAQ

In view of the impending release of the INTERTANKO TOTS standard, we are pleased to advise members and other readers that we have produced a pamphlet which explains the TOTS system in detail, and includes a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), which may be downloaded as a pdf file from: http://www.intertanko.com/templates/Page.aspx?id=41812   Printed copies of this document are also...... More

11.04.2008

Tanker Chartering Seminar - 22 April 2008 - Istanbul

INTERTANKO’s renowned Tanker Chartering Seminar is coming to Istanbul !   This one-day international seminar focuses on key issues in tanker chartering law and practice. Attendance is recommended for those involved in tanker chartering whether from an operational, broking, legal or an insurance/defence perspective.   Our top team of speakers includes Prof. Martin Davies, Tulane Law School ; Bil...... Login to view this article

11.04.2008

Two new charterparty clauses: INTERTANKO MARPOL Annex II Pre-wash Clause and INTERTANKO Rotation/Completion Clause

Adding to INTERTANKO’s already extensive list of model charterparty clauses, the Association’s Documentary Committee has now completed work on two new charterparty clauses, one dealing with MARPOL Annex II’s pre-wash requirements and the other a rotation/completion clause for use in the parcel trades.   INTERTANKO MARPOL Annex II pre-wash clause   1. If before sailing from the discharge port or...... Login to view this article

11.04.2008

ASBA publishes its new charterparty form ASBACHEMVOY

The Association of Ship Brokers and Agents (ASBA) has published its new charterparty form ASBACHEMVOY.   The form has been prepared by ASBA’s Charter Party and Documentary Committee, which has adapted ASBATANKVOY for the chemical, vegoil and parcel tanker trades. ASBACHEMVOY leaves intact the clauses relevant to the tanker trade in general, incorporates the most commonly used rider clauses for...... Login to view this article

11.04.2008

Almost 100 attend INTERTANKO Chemical Seminar in Panama

INTERTANKO hosted a very successful Chemical Seminar in Panama this week. The Seminar was chaired by Svend Foyn-Bruun, Vice-President Operations, Odfjell Seachem, and Chairman of the INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Committee. Attendance at the Seminar was free of charge and provided as a service of INTERTANKO.   Almost 100 delegates attended the Seminar, including South American chemical companies a...... Login to view this article

11.04.2008

INTERTANKO Chemical Committee representatives meet in Panama

The INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Committee (CTC) and the Chemical Tanker Sub-Committee ( Americas )(CTCA) held their annual joint meeting in Panama this week. Click here for the agenda to the meeting.   The committee members have finalised a revised proposal regarding the INTERTANKO position regarding inert gas regulations for newbuildings, which will be sent for technical comment by the INTERTAN...... More

11.04.2008

ALERT Ship Repair Symposium Newcastle 1-2 September 2008

Over the past twenty years a number of ships have been lost without trace possibly (or known to have been) as a result of structural failure.   The most recent and influential high profile cases involved the tankers Erika and Prestige . The report into the loss of the Prestige by the Bahamas Maritime Authority made a number of recommendations concerning the survey, inspection and repairs of...... More

11.04.2008

PIRACY REPORT 1-7.04.08

The following is a list of areas where an actual attack took place in the period 1 - 7 April 2008, as reported by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre. A more detailed description of each incident can be found in the IMB website .   Suspicious craft / Attempted attacks: 01.04.2008:     Gulf of Aden (13:45.81N – 049:18.79E) 29.03.2008:      Gulf of Aden (14:12.1N -...... Login to view this article

11.04.2008

South Africa – tariff adjustment

Attached is the Transnet National Port s Authority (TNPA) Tariff adjustment notice dated 10 March 2008, plus proposed Tariff, effective 1 April 2008. The second paragraph on page 2 of the covering letter draws attention to TNPA’s proposal to “license” agents instead of simply performing “registration” of them. INTERTANKO will follow these developments in order to establish whether INTERTANKO...... Login to view this article

11.04.2008

Turkey/Ceyhan – change in loading master fee

With effect from 15 April 2008, the current loading master fee at Ceyhan marine terminal of USD 0.020 per ton loaded will no longer apply. From the same date, the Botas terminal loading master fee of USD 0.030 per ton loaded will be effective. Source: GAC Hot Port News Contact : Ann Saether ... Login to view this article

11.04.2008

Turkey – increase in light dues

With effect from 1 May 2008, light and rescue dues will be increased by 20 %. Source: GAC Hot Port News Contact : Ann Saether ... Login to view this article

11.04.2008

DIARY

  • 17 April 2008 – Bunker Sub-committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 17 April 2008 – Environmental Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 18-19 April 2008 – INTERTANKO Safety, Technical & Environmental Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 20 April 2008 - Human Element in Shipping Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 20-23 April 2008 – INTERTANKO’s Annual Tanker Event, Istanbul
  • 21 April 2008 - Executive Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 21 April 2008 – Spring Council meeting, Istanbul
  • 21 April 2008 – Associate Members Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 22 April 2008 – Tanker Chartering Seminar, Istanbul
  • 23 April 2008 – Documentary Committee meeting, Istanbul
  • 4 June 2008 - Chemical Tanker Committee, Singapore
  • 25 June 2008 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London
  • 11 September 2008 – Chemical Tanker Sub-committee (Americas) meeting, U.S. NE Coast
  • Early September 2008 - Executive Committee meeting, Monaco
  • 19 November 2008 - INTERTANKO/INTERCARGO U.K. Members Lunch Seminar, London
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11.04.2008

INTERTANKO PUBLICATIONS

INTERTANKO PUBLICATIONS   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 bookshop@intertanko.com Fax:             Download this form and fax to our Osl...... More

11.04.2008

INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS

Lloyd’s List, 07.04.08 - MEPC praised over fuel content consensus Lloyd’s List, 10.04.08 - IMO sulphur limits deal could see more freight hit the road Lloyd’s List, 11.04.08 - Standard measures TradeWinds, 10.04.08 - Fuel could cause fundamental shift ... More

11.04.2008

Membership Satisfaction Survey

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to complete our Membership Satisfaction Survey. In order to have as comprehensive an overview as possible, we would appreciate feedback from those who have not yet participated.   We would therefore be grateful if you would please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire, which was distributed with the membership invoice, and return it by fax...... More