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No. 51/2000

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22.12.2000

MARKET INFORMATION

Plotting the way ahead For a copy of INTERTANKO’s Chairman, Westye Høegh, article in Lloyd's Shipping Economist December 2000 outlining a tanker scenario for 2010, please link to http://www.intertanko.com/pubupload/LLOYD004.DOC Selected forecasts of global oil demand for 2001 - PIW PIW says that the global oil demand picture is a great puzzler. The presumably depressing affect of recent high oi...... More

22.12.2000

BUNKER ALERT - HIGH CAT FINES FUELS IN SINGAPORE

We have received the following from DNV Petroleum Services.  Several heavy fuel oil samples from bunkerings in Singapore with combined Aluminium and Silicon levels exceeding the limit set in ISO 8217:1996 of 80 mg/kg. The highest Al+Si content was 180 mg/kg, with an average level of 130 mg/kg. Vessels receiving such fuels may experience abrasive wear of fuel handling equipment and engine...... More

22.12.2000

JOIN US IN SYDNEY

The INTERTANKO 2001 Tanker Event will be held in Sydney, Australia on 22-25 April 2001. The Event will be the eighth in the well-known series of international tanker conventions launched by INTERTANKO in 1996. The Sydney Tanker Event 2001 also marks the return of the meeting to the Asia-Pacific Region - the 1998 Event having been held in Singapore. In recent years Australia has become a major...... More

22.12.2000

EUROPEAN UNION - A summary of the state of affairs on the follow-up to the Erika accident at the end of the year 2000.

One year has passed since the product tanker Erika sank off the coast of France. The accident has had dramatic and long lasting effects on the political and regulatory scene. Not only in Europe but also internationally. In October the IMO MEPC went a long way in order to accommodate the European Union’s (EU) wish to align the phase out rules of MARPOL with those of OPA 90. ... More

22.12.2000

FINAL DRAFT ON CONDITION ASSESSMENT SCHEME (CAS)

IMO has decided that in order for the pre-MARPOL and MARPOL single hull tankers, to continue trading for a few more years after 2005 and 2010 respectively, they need to pass a CAS examination. INTERTANKO has been deeply involved in this development, having taken the initiative for an industry wide effort, which was joined by Governments (Denmark, UK and the Netherlands - the Troika) and by IACS. ... More

22.12.2000

PREPARE YOUR CREW AND ONSHORE PERSONNEL FOR TANKER INSPECTIONS TODAY!

To overcome the lack of available information on vetting inspection systems, and to assist tanker crews and onshore personnel, INTERTANKO published the 4 th edition of its "A Guide to the Ship Vetting Process".  The publication provides a concise, yet comprehensive description of the principal tanker vetting systems. INTERTANKO recommends that a copy of its Vetting Guide be placed onboard each...... More

22.12.2000

SEASONS GREETINGS FROM ALL AT INTERTANKO – MESSAGE FROM SVEIN RINGBAKKEN

INTERTANKO has started the new millennium as it finished the last - closely involved with several major initiatives aimed at improving maritime safety and environmental protection, whilst at the same time promoting the best interests of the tanker owner. If anything, the pace of events was even more hectic in 2000 than during any of the last few, busy years of the previous decade. Not only have...... More

22.12.2000

CONTACT DETAILS DURING THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD

Please note that the Secretariat will be closed throughout the Christmas holidays as from 23 December till 1 January 2001 inclusive.  For urgent matters, the contact details for the sections are as follows: Managing Director Svein Ringbakken +1 202 262 0147 Technical Section Dragos Rauta +47 22 12 26 85 Legal & Documentary Section John Fawcett-Ellis +47 920 95 999 Market & Statistics Section Ja...... More

22.12.2000

PORT COSTS

Egypt/Suez Canal – transit dues for 2001 The Suez Canal Authority announced that transit dues for the year 2001 is to  remain unchanged, and that circular No. 4/1999 shall remain in force. Source: Worms Services Maritimes, Paris International Shipping Enterprise (S.A.E.), Port Said Gulf Agency Company Ltd.’ Amaroussion Mexico/Dos Bocas – port fees increased As from 17 December 2000 the port fee...... More

22.12.2000

PORT ISSUES

ALERT! – Grounding in Lake Maracaibo Further to our articles in P&T Circulars No. 04 and 28/2000 on planned dredging in the Maracaibo Channel and  reported silting close to buoy No. 28, a tanker has grounded again. 19 December 2000 at 0930 a tanker grounded approximately 0.3 n.m. from the fairway buoy No. 33 with a reported draught of 37 feet 03 inches FW.  The vessel was re-floated at 1330 hou...... More

22.12.2000

PORT NEWS

Yemen/Ash Shihr – age limit to be imposed From 1 January 2001 Canadian Nexen Petroleum Yemen will impose an age restriction of 25 years on all vessels seeking to load at the Ash Shihr Terminal. Source: Gulf Agency Co. (Yemen) Ltd., Hodeidah ... More