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No. 29/2001

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20.07.2001

SUMMARY FROM THE COMMUNICATIONS AND PR COMMITTEE MEETING 11 JULY

We refer to our article in Weekly NEWS No. 27/2001 which contained the agenda for the Communications and PR Committee (CPR) meeting and where we invited comments/ideas from the membership.  Subsequent to a discussion to improve internal communications, the CPR recommended that the agenda and summary of INTERTANKO Council and Committee meetings and Regional Panels be included as a regular featur...... More

20.07.2001

HAMBURG TAKES ON GREEN AWARD SCHEME

In the spirit of promoting quality and safety in the shipping industry, the Green Award have taken a major step forward with the addition of Hamburg to their list of Green Award Ports. Europe’s second largest sea port will now be offering a 6% discount on harbour dues to all ships within the Green Award scheme. This will bring Hamburg in line with the 6% premium offered by the Port of Rotterdam...... More

20.07.2001

EXCLUSIVE TUG CONTRACTS ON THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER ENTER SECOND ROUND

Reference is made to article No. 11 in the Ports and Terminals Circular Letter No. 04/00 of April 2000, which brought the issue of exclusive tug contracts to our members’ attention. INTERTANKO finds the issue far from solved and is, together with other industry organisations, monitoring developments in the dry bulk sector, conscious that this practice may spread to liquid bulk terminals....... More

20.07.2001

TANKER SAFETY, POLLUTION PREVENTION, SPILL RESPONSE AND COMPENSATION SEMINAR IN ATHENS 25 OCTOBER

The next meeting of INTERTANKO’s Council is scheduled for Friday 26 October.  The timing has been determined to make it possible for members to also attend an international seminar on tanker safety, pollution prevention, spill response and compensation organised by the International Tanker Owners’ Pollution Federation Limited (ITOPF) and the Oil Companies’ International Marine Forum (OCIMF) in...... More

20.07.2001

THE MARITIME AND PORT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE (MPA) TO IMPLEMENT THE FIRST PHASE OF THE MASTER-PILOT PASSAGE

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) plans to implement the first phase of the Master-Pilot passage plan from 1 August 2001, for all types of tankers and passenger ships. This decision came after the positive feedback received from the shipmasters during the pilot project conducted by the joint Work Improvement Team consisting of representatives from PSA Marine Pte Ltd, INTERTANKO...... More

20.07.2001

CLARIFICATION AND APOLOGY: WEEKLY NEWS ARTICLE - 42 INCIDENTS RECORDED 1H01

Lloyd’s Register has brought to our attention their observation that our reference to Class in our Weekly NEWS article (No. 26, 30 June 2001)  ‘ 42 INCIDENTS RECORDED 1H01’ may have unfairly created the impression that Class was a contributing factor to the incidents.  This was clearly not our intention. Lloyd's Register has also advised that we incorrectly attributed a number of the tankers...... More

20.07.2001

PORT COSTS

India/Haldia – garbage collection from vessels We have been informed that Haldia Municipality has agreed to pick up garbage from vessels visiting Haldia every day on payment by HDC (Haldia Dock Complex), which will levy a service charge of RS 265 per day or part thereof on above account. Source: Gulf Agency Company Ltd./Haldia Dock Complex Mexico/Pajaritos – new dockage dues Pemex have recently...... More

20.07.2001

INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS

15 July, Tradewinds ‘New IACS Chief backs greater transparency’ 16 July, Lloyd’s List ‘Transparency moves falter on shared inspection data’ 20 July, TradeWinds ‘Ponomarev makes the IACS open its books’ ... More

20.07.2001

PORT NEWS

Singapore – reduced visibility Due to the presence of haze, the visibility in the Singapore Strait and port waters could be significantly reduced. During the periods of restricted visibility, shipmasters are advised to keep a proper lookout and navigate with caution. They are also advised to comply with the International Regulations for Preventing collisions at Sea and in particular Rules No. 1...... More

20.07.2001

POSSIBLE BENEFIT FOR SHORT SEA TRANSPORT?

We refer to the article in Weekly News No. 28, click here to view, regarding the European Commission’s plans to achieve greater use of short sea transport and reduce the use of road transport. The French and Italian authorities have agreed to impose severe restrictions on the access of heavy lorries to the Mont-Blanc tunnel, due to be re-opened at the beginning of November 2001. Lorries of more...... More

20.07.2001

MARKET INFORMATION

Oil demand continues to be revised downwards – IEA The increase in oil demand for 2001 has now been revised downwards to 0.5 mbd this year, but a turn round in the US economy is expected to cause oil demand to rebound to an increase of 0.8 mbd next year. North American oil demand is expected to increase only by 0.07 mbd in 2001, but to increase by 0.24 in 2002. European oil demand is expected t...... More