INTERTANKO continues to represent over 80% of the world’s parcel tanker and chemical tanker fleet.
The Chemical Tanker Committee has continued is work by holding meetings at various strategic locations throughout the year. Membership of the Committee has continued to grow over the past year.
Inert Gas and its application has continued to remain on the top of the Committee’s work programme. In line with INTERTANKO’s policy on inert gas, the Committee has continued to work with the IMO on the revision of the regulations and standards that govern its application. INTERTANKO’s Council endorses the view that inert gas should be applied on a “cargoproperty based” approach rather than on the existing basis of the size of the tank or the vessel. The IMO and INTERTANKO will continue to work on this issue with a view to achieving a consensus on the requirements for newbuildings by 2011.
Statutory damage stability
The Paris MoU conducted a Concentrated Inspection Campaign in 2010 on verification of statutory damage stability. INTERTANKO through the CTC, the Vetting Committee and ISTEC, continues to highlight the regulatory requirements as well as provide Members with a set of FAQs on this issue. INTERTANKO has been, and is still, actively involved in developing guidelines on the verification of damage stability on which work continues at IMO. These will be finalised in 2012.
The IMO continues to debate biofuels and their carriage and blending which remains an issue being debated at the IMO where a regulatory and operational framework is expected to be completed soon. The Committee continues its work to produce a set of guidelines which will provide the industry with best management practices in the carriage and blending of biofuels.
The Committee and its working groups contributed to the work done at IMO towards revising the requirements for gaining a Dangerous Cargo Endorsement (DCE). This work, done together with OCIMF, provided clarification of the term “person with immediate responsibility” which was included in the recent revisions to the STCW code.
Increasingly strict tank cleaning standards required by charterers are also being addressed. Such requirements result in over-cleaning and a subsequent waste of fuel, energy and time, as well as increased costs and an impact on the environment. The Committee is working on the production of a set of cleaning standards which could be deployed as an industry standard.
15.11.2013 - 10:17 GMT
Ship to Ship Transfer Guide for Petroleum, Chemicals and Liquefied Gases
INTERTANKO has been alerted to the fact that a new publication that may be of interest to Members is due for release. Entitled Ship to Ship Transfer Guide for Petroleum, Chemicals and Liquefied Gas...... Login to view this article
08.11.2013 - 11:10 GMT
INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Sub-committee of the Americas (CTSCA) meets in Houston, Texas
INTERTANKO’s Chemical Tanker Sub-committee of the Americas (CTSCA) met in Houston Texas on Wednesday, 06 November 2013. Members participating in the meeting (chaired by Roger Restaino of Stolt...... Login to view this article
25.10.2013 - 13:15 GMT
Report from the 19th Session of the ESPH 19 IMO Working Group
INTERTANKO participated in the 19th Session of the IMO Working Group on the Evaluation of Safety and Pollution Hazards (ESPH 19) at the IMO. The meeting was chaired by David MacRae of the UK and wa...... Login to view this article
18.10.2013 - 09:20 GMT
INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Committee meeting #43 – agenda available
The INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Committee met on Thursday, 17 October 2013 at the INTERTANKO office in London. The agenda for the meeting is now available and can be downloaded by clicking here . Th...... Login to view this article
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