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No. 12/2001

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23.03.2001

ISTEC RECOMMENDS DEFINITION OF “TRANSPARENCY”

At its last meeting in London on 15 March 2001, the INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC), under the Chairmanship of Dr. Nikos Mikelis of Lyras Shipping, have agreed on a number of specific items which Owners and the Class Society of each ship could release to interested parties.  ISTEC took into account that the EU Council has agreed to define “transparency” by addin...... More

23.03.2001

“LEADING SOCIETIES LAUNCH SWEEPING SAFETY INTIATIVES”

ISTEC had the opportunity to discuss the initiative of the three major Class Societies, LR, ABS and DNV on their ten measures published on 15 March. ISTEC welcomed the quality initiative by the three Societies in principle, while noting that several of the announced measures are either already agreed to by IACS to be effective from 1 July this year or are not yet sufficiently detailed to fully...... More

23.03.2001

INTERTANKO VETTING SHIP INSPECTION VETTING COMMITTEE UPDATE

A meeting of the INTERTANKO Ship Inspection Vetting Committee was held in London on the 14 March. Please click here for a copy of the agenda items discussed. A report from the meeting will be circulated to members shortly. ... More

23.03.2001

QUALITY AND SAFETY STANDARDS – HIGH ON THE AGENDA AT THE SYDNEY TANKER EVENT 22-25 APRIL 2001

The sinking of the Erika in December 1999 has brought forward many issues and proposed changes to international rules and regulations governing the transport of liquid cargoes at sea. It has influenced chartering practices of major oil companies and contributed to improved freight rates for quality tonnage. At the same time it has provided an opportunity for the industry to review quality...... More

23.03.2001

EUROPEAN UNION REACTION TO ERIKA, STATUS REPORT

The accident of the product tanker Erika off the coast of France more than a year ago has had a great impact on the political and maritime regulatory scene. With major European legislative developments well advanced and others in the pipeline, it is timely to review these and INTERTANKO’s Brussels consultant Ketil Djønne has produced an overview.... More

23.03.2001

5 QS – QUALITY CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, MANAGEMENT, OPERATION AND SERVICE – BASIS FOR ASSESSING ACCOUNTABILITY AND PERFORMANCE

INTERTANKO’s  Managing Director, Peter Swift, addressed the State of the Industry Session at the Connecticut Maritime Association  (CMA) “Shipping 2001” Conference  on 20 March. Sharing the stage with other speakers, including representatives from INTERTANKO’s members and associate members,  Marc Saverys (Euronav) – the new CMA Commodore, John Lyras (Paralos Maritime Corp. S.A.) and Frank Iaros...... More

23.03.2001

LIFEBOAT INCIDENT SURVEY 2000

In 1994, OCIMF produced a report entitled “Results of a Survey into Lifeboat Safety”, in conjunction with the International Chamber of Shipping. This report highlighted some major concerns over equipment and the availability on board of appropriate technical information and documentation. During recent years there has been continued concern over the number of incidents involving lifeboats, and ...... More

23.03.2001

PORT ISSUES

INCIDENT ALERT – another berthing incident at Novorossiysk Further to our article in Weekly NEWS No. 09 of 02 March 2001, problems connected with pilotage at Novorossiysk are again being experienced.  An alarming report has been received from a master on a VLCC. Please click here to read the full report INTERTANKO has taken steps to encourage a joint industry approach towards the Russian...... More

23.03.2001

PORT NEWS

Egypt/Suez Canal – increase of maximum permissible draught The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) advises that as from mid April 2001 the maximum permissible draught for SCA TST will be increased to 62 feet instead of the present 58 feet for transits both south and north.  Further information will be published when received. Source: Worms Services Maritimes, Paris South Africa/Durban –SBM maintenance...... More

23.03.2001

INTERTANKO IN THE MEDIA

Fairplay Shipping Weekly, 22 March ‘Is Black Box the answer?’ Fairplay Shipping Weekly, 22 March ‘Birth of super IACS’ Lloyd’s List, 19 March ‘Fallout from the Castor saga exercise minds at INTERTANKO’   ... More

23.03.2001

CHOOSING A CARGO PUMPING SYSTEM: HYDRAULIC OR ELECTRIC?

Delta Marin have recently completed a study on behalf of Hamworthy KSE Svanhoj A/S, who are associate members of  INTERTANKO, regarding a comparison study of electric and hydraulic deep well cargo pumps.  Whilst INTERTANKO takes a neutral stance regarding the advantages/disadvantages of either system, the report is circulated to keep the membership updated on developments within the market plac...... More

23.03.2001

CHARTER PARTY INFORMATION

Hyundai Oil – laytime provisions considered Members’ attention is drawn to the following clauses in Hyundai Oil’s standard additional clauses to the Asbatankvoy form of charterparty: “Further to the relevant clauses of the charter party, laytime shall be calculated based on following clauses : When vessel arrives at anchorage at discharging port(s), master and/or agent shall tender notice of...... More

23.03.2001

MARKET INFORMATION

Slowdown in organic chemicals trade  -  Drewry Drewry has estimated that organic seaborne chemical trade increased by 1.9% in 2000, which is much less than the 8.7% estimated growth in 1999 and also lower than the 3.7% growth reported in 1998. It appears that the U.S. market underpinned this growth in organics seaborne trade in 2000 with preliminary data showing exports up +9.2% and imports up...... More