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No. 11/2001

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16.03.2001

NEW YORK STATE PROPOSES BALLAST WATER STERILIZATION

Amendments to the New York State environmental law have been proposed which could make it illegal to operate ships in the State’s waters if they do not sterilise their ballast water and sediments. Ballast water acquired outside the waters of the state will have to treat their ballast by either filtration, thermal methods, UV light, biocides, or other technical means. At present the amendments...... More

16.03.2001

HIGH SEDIMENT FUELS IN SINGAPORE

We have received the following bunker alert from DNV Petroleum Services. QUOTE: In the last week, our laboratory received a series of IFO's with sediment content marginally exceeding the ISO 8217-96 Fuel Specifications. The sediment levels range from 0.12 to 0.14.  This level of sediment indicates the fuel contains some suspended solids which can lead to clogging of fuel treatment equipment,...... More

16.03.2001

SYDNEY MARKET SESSION TO EXAMINE “POST-ERIKA” CHARTERING PRACTICES

The outstanding improvement in the tanker market last year can partly be attributed to changes in chartering policies following the Erika accident. Oil companies and traders introduced policies favouring new, double hull tankers and, according to studies made by Simpson, Spence & Young, newer vessels were earning a 16 per cent premium over older vessels at the end of 2000. At the Sydney Tanker...... More

16.03.2001

DIALOGUE WITH THE CLASSIFICATION SOCIETIES

A further meeting took place this week to discuss progress on the various points raised in the recent OCIMF/INTERTANKO Aide Memoire aimed at improvements in tanker safety standards. ... More

16.03.2001

GUIDELINES FOR THE SAMPLING OF FUEL OIL FOR DETERMINATION OF COMPLIANCE WITH ANNEX VI OF MARPOL 73/78

The guidelines have been sent for final approval to MEPC 46 which is due to meet in April. The draft text for the MEPC Circular follows:... More

16.03.2001

PORT COSTS

U.S./Houston - US Customs Rate Hike The Customs Service started collecting higher "navigation fees" from vessels entering or leaving ports beginning per 14 March 2001.  It is said to be the first rate hike since 1985. For vessels entering port, the rate will increase to $19 from $9 for vessels under 100 tons, and $37 from $18 for vessels greater than 100 tons. Vessels clearing ports will pay th...... More

16.03.2001

INTERTANKO IN THE MEDIA

Seatrends Web, 16 March ‘Playing the spoons’ Lloyd’s List, 11 March, ‘Elite club initiative threatens IACS split’ ... More

16.03.2001

PORT NEWS

Italy/Venice/Porto Marghera –update on tanker inspection regulations Further to our article in Weekly NEWS No. 10 of 9 March 2001, RINA S.p.A., Genoa has confirmed the English translation. Please click here to link to our Ports & Terminals domain pages When linking to this translation, the ordinance No. 12/2001 is included after item E) in the ordinance No. 09/2001 QUOTE ‘’Double Bottom” is to...... More

16.03.2001

MARKET INFORMATION

OPEC produced 27.5 mbd in February 2001, down 1.02 mbd from January According to Platts 13 March 2001, OPEC has cut its collective output by 1.28 mbd while Iraqi output increased by 0.26 mbd. OPEC's eleven members produced a total 27.5 mbd of crude in February, down 1.02 mbd from January's 28.52 mbd according to OPEC and oil industry officials surveyed by Platts, the energy market information...... More

16.03.2001

PORT ISSUES

Disruption to navigation in Georgia due to unrest The Port of Sokhumi, ports, territorial waters and the part of the Russian-Georgian border in Abkhazia (Georgia), are currently closed to navigation as the Georgian authorities cannot guarantee safety due to conflict in the territory of Abkhazia, and criminal activities in the whole Caucasus region. Source: International Maritime Organisation,...... More