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No. 18/2001

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04.05.2001

QUESTIONS STILL UNANSWERED ON IMO TBT BAN

At the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting last week the phasing out of TBT based anti-fouling paints was discussed for the last time before the legislation is finalised at a Diplomatic Conference in October. Two days of discussions were held on this issue with delegates attempting to resolve some of the fundamental issues that need to be settled before the Convention can be...... More

04.05.2001

IMO MOVE CLOSER TO GLOBAL BALLAST TREATMENT STANDARDS

Ballast Water Management and Treatment is now seen as the next big challenge to be resolved by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). With an agreement reached at last week’s Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting (MEPC 46), a recommendation will now be put forward to the Council that a Conference be held in the Autumn of 2003 to finalise the Convention on Harmful Aquatic...... More

04.05.2001

NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR TANKERS CARRYING CRUDE OIL AND OIL PRODUCTS FOR NORSK HYDRO ASA ENERGY DIVISION EFFECTIVE FROM 1 JUNE 2001

We have received the following new requirements from Norsk Hydro ASA Energy Division which comes into effect as of 1 June 2001. QUOTE The general age limit for tankers is 20 years, with possible extension up to maximum 25 years, when a Condition Assessment Programme (CAP) has been completed with an acceptable rating. For product tankers of less than 3000 dwt, the existing age limit of maximum 3...... More

04.05.2001

QUESTIONS/ANSWERS AND CLARIFICATION – IMO MEPC 46 SESSION – PHASE OUT OF SINGLE HULL TANKERS

The new amendments to Regulation 13G of MARPOL Annex I have been circulated in the extraordinary issue of Weekly NEWS on 30 April. Since then, the INTERTANO Secretariat has received a number of telephone calls with pertinent questions and requests for clarification. ... More

04.05.2001

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE OPEN SESSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS AT THE SYDNEY TANKER EVENT – 22-25 APRIL 2001

Summaries of the main points covered in the open sessions together with some of the papers presented are now available:... More

04.05.2001

MARKET INFORMATION

MARPOL 13G revision – consequences for the tanker fleet 2,218 single-hull tankers (5,000 dwt and above) totalling 175.3 million dwt will need to be phased out in the period 2003 to 2015, according to the revised MARPOL 13G regulation. Pre-MARPOL tankers trading beyond 2005 and MARPOL tankers trading beyond 2010 need to comply with the Condition Assessment Scheme (CAS), which in practice is a...... More

04.05.2001

PORT NEWS

Egypt/El Dekhila - operations at new jetty The Middle East Oil Tankerage and Pipelines (MIDTAP) new marine jetty at the port of El Dekheila started operations last week.  The first vessel called at the new jetty on April 23 to load gasoline. Details of the jetty are as follows: - Berth Position: MIDTAP Jetty numbers: (91/A), (91/B) and (91/C) - Operator: MIDTAP - Suppliers: MIDOR (The Middle-Ea...... More

04.05.2001

PORT COSTS

Argentina / Bahia Blanca - tariffs up-dates INTERTANKO has been informed that entrance, light house, buoy and beacon dues have been made null and void, which means the USD 0.121 per NT levied so far is no longer applicable. The dredging and toll dues for Bahia Blanca Bay, levied until 31.12.2000, which amount to USD 0.28 per mt of cargo loaded/discharged and/or transhipped, have been reduced fr...... More

04.05.2001

INTERTANKO IN THE PRESS

30 April, Singapore Shipping Times, ‘Experts see threat of oil spills over rising Asia piracy’ 27 April, Digital Ship, ‘Chartering dot.coms have a tough time down under’ 27 April, SeaTrendsWeb, ‘Super-corrosion exercises minds at INTERTANKO’ 27 April, SeaTrendsWeb, ‘ISM code for class? 27 April, SeaTrendsWeb, ‘Reasonable outlook for tankers’ 27 April, SeaTrendsWeb, ‘Good on yer Syndey’ 27 April...... More

04.05.2001

BUNKER ALERT – HIGH DENSITY FUEL IN GREAT BELT AREA DENMARK

We have received the following bunker alert from Det Norske Veritas Petroleum Services (DNVPS). QUOTE Within the last two weeks Det Norske Veritas Petroleum Services have received four heavy fuel oil samples from bunkerings in the Great Belt area Denmark, with density levels exceeding the limit set in ISO 8217:1996 of 991.0 kg/m3. The highest density content was 999.3 kg/m3, with an average lev...... More

04.05.2001

CLASSNK VISITS INTERTANKO OFFICE

With reference to Weekly NEWS No. 16, 20 April and our report on the meeting in which it was erroneously stated that ‘ClassNK will not accept tankers older than 15 years. Thus, it would appear that ClassNK would perform the CAP programme either on younger tankers than the other class societies do or on tankers which are not classed by ClassNK.’ We wish to correct this statement as requested by...... More

04.05.2001

PORT ISSUES

India/ SBT - relief granted also in Mormugao In response to INTERTANKO’s drive via the Indian Government to ensure that all Indian ports follow the directive to grant SBT relief, we have been informed that tankers calling Mormugao have also now been granted SBT relief.  The Mormugao Port Trust informs that dues are being charged on reduced GT for tankers with segregated ballasts tanks. INTERTAN...... More