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No. 27/2001

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06.07.2001

REPORTS OF DIVERSE CARGOES OF FUEL OIL CONTAINING H2S

In recent weeks there have been reports of diverse cargoes of fuel oil, emanating from St Petersburg, that are reported as being destined for the bunker market and that apparently contain significant quantities of H2S. It is, therefore, felt worthwhile to highlight the topic of H2S with regard to bunker quality, its consequences for shipboard safety, its potential source when found in bunkers a...... More

06.07.2001

INTERTANKO’S COMMUNICATIONS AND PR COMMITTEE MEETS 11 JULY

INTERTANKO’s Communications and PR Committee will hold a full day meeting in London next week on 11 July. On this occasion, the meeting will take a different format with a workshop on five of the issues. The aim of the workshop is to provide an interactive forum for gathering ideas and structuring them in such a way they can be presented as a recommendation for action. The workshops are: WORKSH...... More

06.07.2001

MARKET INFORMATION

The US heats up the world - US DOE/EIA US carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) from burning fossil fuels rose by 2.7% in 2000, increasing from 1,517 million tonnes of carbon (MMTC) in 1999 to 1,558 MMTC in 2000, according to preliminary estimates just released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The 2000 growth rate of 2.7% was the highest since 1996, when it was 3.6%. The large growth in...... More

06.07.2001

BUNKER ALERT

Since early June several heavy fuel oil samples from bunkerings in the Belfast area have been received with density levels exceeding the limit set in ISO 8217:1996 of 991.0 kg/m3 at 15C. The densities ranged from 994.5 to 1000.8 with an average density of 997.8 for these six deliveries. Although the Al+Si for these fuels met the ISO 8217:1996 spec (80 mm2/s), the Al+Si for these fuels ranged fr...... More

06.07.2001

THE 4TH ICC INTERNATIONAL MARITIME BUREAU MEETING ON PIRACY AND PHANTOM SHIPS, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – 26 AND 27 JUNE 2001

The Conference was attended by 170 delegates from 36 countries and six international organisations including INTERTANKO and ITF. The majority of the participants were from the law enforcement and government agencies in Asia. In his presentation, Mr Alan Chan, Chairman of Petroships and INTERTANKO member, highlighted the major impediment in tackling the issue of piracy and armed robbery,...... More

06.07.2001

INTERTANKO WELCOMES REVISION OF BUNKER SAMPLING PROCEDURES IN SINGAPORE

INTERTANKO welcomes the news from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) announcing their agreement to the amendment of their Bunkering CP 60 procedures with regard to the location of bunker sampling. From January 2002 the new standard bunkering procedure requires that bunker samples for the delivery of bunkers to ships will take place at the ‘point of custody transfer’, which is at...... More

06.07.2001

OILY WATER SEPARATOR PIPE REMOVALS USA

The US Coast Guard is launching multiple inspections of foreign flag vessels to ascertain whether the Oily Water Separator (OWS) in the engine room is being used improperly or indeed is being bypassed. The UK P&I Club has kindly allowed us to circulate their Bulletin on this matter. Please click here to view the UK P&I Bulletin   ... More

06.07.2001

NEW IACS CHAIRMAN VISITS INTERTANKO

IACS’ new chairman Igor Ponomarev, Vice-General Director of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, visited INTERTANKO this week as part of his introductory tour to international shipping Associations. In addition to several of INTERTANKO’s staff in London and Oslo he met ISTEC chairman Dr Nikos Mikelis and member Mr David Penny. He was accompanied on his visits by IACS’ permanent secretary ...... More

06.07.2001

3RD MEETING OF OCIMF ASIA PACIFIC TERMINALS OPEN FORUM 28 JUNE

The Asia-Pacific Terminals open forum in Melbourne was chaired by Ed Barsingerhorn from Shell Singapore and was also attended by other oil majors’ representatives based in Asia-Pacific. ... More

06.07.2001

INTERTANKO IN THE PRESS

TradeWinds: 4 July ‘Tanker casualties reach 42 in 2001’ TradeWinds: 6 July ‘Tanker incidents claim 41 in six months’ Seatrade Weekly, 6 July ‘Intertanko has clarified that an oil.. ... More

06.07.2001

CHANGE IN NAVION/STATOIL MOORING ROPE POLICY

INTERTANKO has discussed in some detail with NAVION their new changes regarding Polypropylene mooring Ropes and Tails which are in accordance with the OCIMF Mooring Equipment Guidelines 3rd Edition. We are able to confirm the following changes:- NAVION will not accept Polypropylene rope tails that are composed of 100% Polypropylene - this is due to inherent problems with Polypropylene and its...... More

06.07.2001

DRAFT EU DIRECTIVE ON ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITY EXPECTED IN THE AUTUMN OF 2001

The European Commission published a White Paper on Environmental Liability in February 2000. The Commission is considering the possibility of holding another public consultation on a draft proposal for a Directive over the summer period. The Commission expects the adoption of a proposal for a Directive on Environment Liability in the autumn of 2001. The purpose of the White Paper was to provide...... More

06.07.2001

PORT NEWS

  ALERT - Nigeria – strikes disrupt operations at oil terminals A summary follows of the ongoing strike called by PENDASAN, the senior staff union for employees of oil companies in Nigeria, which commenced at the Escravos terminal 17 June. Operations have, however, resumed, as reported in Weekly NEWS No. 25/2001 of 22 June: 1/ 20 June local workers came out on strike at the Bonny and Forcados...... More

06.07.2001

PORT ISSUES

Iranian Government reacts against MENAS dues in the Gulf INTERTANKO has taken an initiative to communicate with the Government of Iran to explain why and how the MENAS dues function. The following message has been sent to the Government: QUOTE On 20 June 2001 INTERTANKO received a copy of Circular No. 9033/51/17678 dated 19 June 2001 issued by the Ministry of Road and Transportation concerning...... More

06.07.2001

NEW DIRECT NUMBERS IN LONDON OFFICE

 Following recent communication problems, we have now installed a new telephone switchboard in the London office. In the process, all staff have new direct numbers. Main numbers remain the same: Phone: + 44 (0)20 7623 4311 Fax:    +44 (0)20 7626 7078 Direct numbers to London Staff: * Mr Svein Ringbakken direct line: +44 (0)20 7648 9680 * Mr John Fawcett-Ellis direct line: +44 (0)20 7648 9681 * ...... More

06.07.2001

PORT COSTS

Algeria –VAT in Algerian ports Since 01 January 2001 VAT in Algeria is 17% on all items except VAT on brokerage, which is still 7%. There is no VAT on quay dues. Source: Worms Services Maritimes, Paris India – service tax on port services In Weekly NEWS No. 26/2001 of 29 June, INTERTANKO wrote an article about the new service tax of 5% on port services, which was implemented 1 July 2001. The ta...... More