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No. 03/2001

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19.01.2001

S.O.P.E.P. CONTACT UPDATES

We wish to advise members that the latest list of contact points is now available at the IMO web site address and can be accessed as follows : http://www.imo.org  Click on IMO circulars, Contact Points, MEPC 6/Circ.6.  For ease of reference, please click here to access the link to the IMO S.O.P.E.P. document (68 pages) We advise members to update your vessels S.O.P.E.P. accordingly. ... More

19.01.2001

GOTHENBURG SHIPPING WEEK

INTERTANKO was represented at the second Gothenburg Shipping Week Conference this week amongst a host of Swedish and international speakers including ITOPF, Concordia Maritime, Prisma Consultants and Preem Oil. Focusing on the transportation of oil by sea and the Scandinavian influence on this industry the issues of quality, safety, accident reduction and pollution prevention were high on the...... More

19.01.2001

TESTING OF LIFEBOATS

We note the concern that has been expressed by a majority of members regarding the current legislation for the testing of lifeboats. We are also acutely aware of the accidents that occur to seafarers when participating in routine launching and recovery of these boats.  Accordingly, this was discussed at the last ISTEC meeting, where the Committee expressed concern regarding the testing procedur...... More

19.01.2001

EQUASIS – CHECK AND UPDATE YOUR RECORDS

INTERTANKO attended the 2nd EQUASIS Editorial Board Meeting in London on the 17 January 2001. One topic raised by INTERTANKO was the time consuming difficulties encountered, as reported by our members, in correcting incorrect vessel information contained in the EQUASIS Database.... More

19.01.2001

FOREIGN TANK VESSEL EXAMINATION FEE UPDATE

We have been advised by the USCG that TANK VESSEL TVEL/LOC updates are available from the USCG web site ... More

19.01.2001

MARKET INFORMATION

OPEC oil production cut OPEC has decided to cut production by 1.5 mbd. Lorentzen & Stemoco does not believe the cut is sufficient to maintain the oil price. They say that “even if USD 20 per barrel for the OPEC basket is the “unofficial” OPEC price target, we think that OPEC will have to cut further to defend this price level. Despite the present cold spell in the US, the winter is over as...... More

19.01.2001

PORT COSTS

Indonesia – adjustments to port tariffs In regard to the new governmental decision, tariffs PP 14 came into force on 23 May 2000.  This regulation is applicable to all Indonesian ports.  The new rule puts in place several new items such as light dues; port state control, dangerous cargo inspection, crew document inspection etc. Besides these new items, the regulation also updates (reduces) the...... More

19.01.2001

INTERTANKO IN THE PRESS

TradeWinds, 17 January ‘ISMA urges action on ports of refuge’ Lloyd’s List, 17 January ‘Fitting VDRs to existing tankers is simply duplication’ TradeWinds 16 January ‘New deputies for Lunde’ TradeWinds 11 January ‘Castor continues to seek shelter’ ... More

19.01.2001

PORT NEWS

Libya - age limitation on tankers Further to our Weekly NEWS No. 27 of 07 July 2000, the Maritime Transport Authority in Libya has again extended decree No. 404 for the year 1993 till 28 February 2001.  INTERTANKO will approach the authorities regarding the regulation after the above date expires, and keep our members advised.  Any enquiries can be directed to: PortsandTerminals@intertanko.com...... More

19.01.2001

CHARTER PARTY INFORMATION

Shelltime 4 – clause 24 (description/performance) – amendments may have unexpected consequences We recently came across a time charter on the Shelltime 4 form, which included amendments to clause 24 (detailed description and performance). Clause 24 (b) had been amended so that the references to increases in the vessel speed, time gained, and decreases in bunker consumption had been deleted. The...... More

19.01.2001

PORT ISSUES

INTERTANKO strikes against rocketing towage charges in Novorossiysk Referring to our article in Weekly NEWS No. 04 of 12 January 2001 under ‘PORT COSTS’, INTERTANKO approached the Antimonopoly Committee of Krasnodar Region 11 January 2001 with copies to other authority bodies in Moscow, Krasnodar and Novorossiysk, with the strong request to urgently interfere and take remedy actions against the...... More