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No. 28/2000

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14.07.2000

FREIGHT PAYMENTS - CHARTERERS’ DEVIATION FROM CONTRACTUAL PROVISIONS

In the majority of trades for tankers, freight is due upon completion of discharge. The modern forms of voyage charters reiterate this principle, for example, clause 31.4 of BPVOY 4 states:... More

14.07.2000

TANKER CHARTERING & DOCUMENTARY TO BE COVERED IN THE WEEKLY NEWS

INTERTANKO has, as you know, phased out the monthly printed circulars and introduced the Weekly NEWS electronic format as the primary tool for communicating with membership.... More

14.07.2000

FREIGHT PAYMENTS – THE LAW AND POSSIBLE OPTIONS OF RECOURSE WHERE PAYMENTS ARE DELAYED

We are grateful to Harvey Williams, Vice-Chairman of INTERTANKO’s Documentary Committee for the following which is based on an article he has written.... More

14.07.2000

MARACAIBO LAKE CHANNEL SILTING AT MALECON

A report from a master on a tanker owned by an INTERTANKO member indicates that the channel near buoy B28 is badly silted (ref. BA chart 1519).  There is an unofficial “dog leg” now being used by pilots as the dredger is not keeping up with the silt. This further illustrates the unsatisfactory situation in the Maracaibo Lake and the hazards loaded tankers are being exposed to on a regular basis...... More

14.07.2000

PILOTAGES ISSUES AGAIN - REPORT FROM THE IMO’S SAFETY OF NAVIGATION MEETING

INTERTANKO participated in the IMO sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation (NAV 46) this week, where one of the most important items considered was pilotage. The main pilotage issue was the consideration by the sub-Committee of whether or not pilots should agree to participate in pilotage pre-planning.... More

14.07.2000

LEROS STRENGH REPORT BY NMD CALLS FOR CHANGES TO SURVEYS PERFORMED BY CLASSIFICATION SOCITIES

The Norwegian Maritime Directorate (NMD) released on 6 July 2000 a report outlining its own investigations into the sinking of the bulk carrier Leros Strength.... More

14.07.2000

UNLAWFUL DETENTIONS OF TANKER CAPTAINS AND CREWS
ULTIMATELY A THREAT TO OIL SUPPLY
INTERTANKO PRESS STATEMENT

The following press statement was issued this week:... More

14.07.2000

INTERTANKO TIMELY FOCUS ON C/P TERMS & PAYMENT PROVISIONS

For the first time in recent years we have a sustained strong market across several segments of the tanker market. Owners may also be in a better position to negotiate more balanced charter terms than in periods of tanker market depression.... More

14.07.2000

ORGANISATIONAL CHANGES AT INTERTANKO

In connection with the appointment of Mr Svein Ringbakken as acting Managing Director, INTERTANKO's Executive Committee also decided that Capt Bob Bishop and Mr Dragos Rauta should be appointed Directors as an initial change to INTERTANKO's organisational structure following the departure of Managing Director Dagfinn Lunde. Capt. Bishop is responsible for all INTERTANKO activities in the marine...... More

14.07.2000

UPDATE ON EU ISSUES: WASTE RECEPTION FACILITIES, PHASING OUT OF SINGLE HULL TANKERS AND EQUASIS

WASTE RECEPTION FACILITIES Following the EU Council common position agreed in October last year, the Parliament had a second reading at which it could not endorse the Council’s principles on fee collection.  The issue was thus sent to a conciliation committee made up of representatives from both sides, where a compromise was reached last week.  While the text is not available yet, it is...... More

14.07.2000

LOCAL PORT NEWS

Turkey – Original disbursements documents from agent or sub-agent Resulting from an issue reported by one of our members, we hereby alert our readers to the fact that it might be prudent to pre-check that a charterer’s agent or sub-agent follows the normal practice of sending the owner the original documents covering all cost items after final settlement has been effected. Panama - Panama Canal...... More

14.07.2000

DRY DOCK STILL SUNK IN CALCASIEU RIVER - USCG ATTEMPTS TO REOPEN LAKE CHARLES SHIP CHANNEL FAILED

Further to article in Weekly NEWS No. 26/2000 , last weekend’s attempts to refloat the dock were unsuccessful.  (Click here to read the referred article.). The USCG will not dismantle the dry dock that has stopped crude tankers’ access to two big Gulf Coast refineries served by the channel since mid June.  Work is to start immediately and take three to four weeks.  Large crude vessels still...... More

14.07.2000

PORT COSTS

Australia – Sydney pilotage charges reduced For the second time in just over a year the pilotage charges at Sydney Ports have been reduced.  Contractor Sydney Sea Pilots reduced its charges by 2.5% the first week of July 2000 to complete a two-stage overall reduction of 5% since May 1999. The latest cut does not affect the minimum AUS 350.00 (USD 211) and maximum AUS 2,560.00 charges posted las...... More

14.07.2000

INTERTANKO’S NEWS DESK

Since the launch of INTERTANKO’s Weekly NEWS 8 December 1999 the circulation has increased from 320 to over 1025. To ensure we continue to provide the best possible service, we would appreciate receiving your comments/recommendations to improve this service. In addition, we would be grateful if you would let us know if you would prefer INTERTANKO's Weekly NEWS to be sent to an alternative e-mai...... More

14.07.2000

INTERTANKO IN THE PRESS THIS WEEK

Lloyd’s List, 13 July 2000 ‘INTERTANKO warns detentions of masters may hit oil supplies’ The Shipping Times, 14 July 2000 ‘Lunde bound for Nedship Bank’ ... More

14.07.2000

WORLD OIL CONSUMPTION INCREASED BY 1.6% IN 1999

According to the annual BP Amoco statistical review of world energy 2000, 1999 world oil consumption rose slightly more than the 1989-99 average. Consumption of gasolines and middle distillates repeated their strong growth of recent years, whereas the decline in fuel oil consumption continued. Oil consumption in the Asia Pacific area resumed its growth after the 1998 decline. For further market...... More

14.07.2000

NEW APPOINTMENTS IN CHEVRON AND EXXONMOBIL SINGAPORE

Chevron's Marine Representative for the Middle East and Asia, Kjell T. Landin, has taken on an important position dealing with the Black Sea/Turkish Strait issues for Chevron.  Landin has been with Chevron since 1977 and has for the last two years developed Chevron's operations in Singapore.  Landin's successor. Soren Boesen from Chevron UK, will be the new Marine Representative Middle East and...... More

14.07.2000

ASIA PACIFIC REFINERY CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT 1986-1999

Since 1986 Asia Pacific refinery capacity has increased by nearly 60% (from 12.5 to 19.9 mbd), the highest growth of any region. The largest growth has taken place in China, South Korea and India. A graph outlining this development is found on the INTERTANKO tanker market pages ... More

14.07.2000

COLLECTION PROCESS OF PANAMA CANAL CUSTOMER DATA

Following numerous requests from the Canal customers, as a means to improve the Canal Transit Reservation System, the Panama Canal commenced collecting customer transit statistics in 1998 as a second tie-breaking mechanism to award booking slots in the event of a tie in the future.... More

14.07.2000

TANKER DETAINED IN PORT SUDAN

Further to our article in Weekly NEWS 27/2000 , a tanker has been detained for several days due to lack of payment of the “royalty fee” of USD 0.75/MT cargo loaded.  The operator has been taken by surprise by this so far unofficial new fee. The fee levied on the cargo should be for the charterer’s account.  However, until the Worldscale Association (WS) has received an official implementation,...... More