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No. 33/2001

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17.08.2001

MEMBERS’ TRAINING ACTIVITIES

INTERTANKO would like to thank Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd. and International Andromeda Shipping for their interesting responses to last week’s Weekly NEWS article ‘Your feedback needed on openings for training’. Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd., Hong Kong, runs training centres for seafarers in Mumbai and Manila. The Anglo-Eastern Maritime Training Centre (AEMTC) in Bombay is certified...... More

17.08.2001

INTERTANKO SHORT SEA TANKER WILL MEET IN HELSINKI

The INTERTANKO Short Sea Tanker Group for short sea operations in Europe will hold a meeting on 4 September which is open for all members involved in short sea trades.  The venue is the offices at Fortum Oil and Gas OY.  Programme: 3 September (evening):  an ‘informal’ gathering (venue to be confirmed) 4 September (morning):  Short Sea Tanker Group meeting at Fortum Oil and Gas OY A...... More

17.08.2001

PARIS MOU - ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2000

The comprehensive Paris MOU Annual Report for 2000 reflects PSC developments post-Erika. In light of these developments, the Paris MoU carried out a concentrated campaign on older tankers, agreed to revise its targeting factor giving a priority rating for inspection, produced a “Black, Grey & White List” of Flag State performance, measured the performance of Classification Societies and develop...... More

17.08.2001

BALLAST TREATMENT OPTIONS CURRENTLY INADEQUATE

Following a number of questionable claims from the vendors of ballast water treatment equipment, the shipping industry has been warned of the lack of effectiveness of alternatives to ballast water exchange at sea. The IMO based Global Ballast Water Management Programme recently reported that, until appropriate standards for ballast water treatment have been developed the only viable treatment...... More

17.08.2001

COURTESY VISIT BY THE BRAZILIAN AMBASSADOR TO NORWAY

This week INTERTANKO representatives met the newly appointed Brazilian Ambassador to Norway, Mr. Luiz Antonio Jardim Gagliardi, his staff Minister Counsellor, Mrs. Renate Stille and Mr. Frederico A. Fick, Trade officer. ... More

17.08.2001

USCG AND IACS SPEAK AT ROTTERDAM TANKER EVENT 2002

As previously announced, next year’s Tanker Event will take place in Rotterdam 14 – 17 April 2002, and we have invited personalities from the tanker industry, regulatory bodies and relevant organisations to share their views and future visions. We are delighted to have confirmations from the USCG and IACS to our invitations. ... More

17.08.2001

ISM CODE DESIGNATED PERSON

To enhance the service to our membership and disseminate information more effectively, each of the INTERTANKO Regional Manager is writing to their area contact inviting them to provide contact details for their ISM Designated Person Survey.  A form has been developed for this purpose. Under the ISM Code, the Designated Person is responsible for the application of the Code on each of the company...... More

17.08.2001

CHINESE DELEGATION VISITS INTERTANKO

This week INTERTANKO hosted a delegation from China consisting of Messrs Song Chunfeng, Deputy Manager of China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company, Yan Shi Liang, General Manager of Dalian Ocean Shipping Co who are Associate Members of INTERTANKO and Y.G.Wang, Managing Director of China Shipowners Mutual Assurance Association. Topics discussed included tanker operations, risk assessment and...... More

17.08.2001

NEW EMISSION TESTING PROCEDURES, PORT OF LONG BEACH

Following a number of complaints regarding the third party surveys performed on ships' bunkers in the BP Terminal in the  Port of Long Beach, a decision has been made to replace independent surveyors with terminal personnel. New reporting procedures will now require the ship's crew to provide details of bunker quality and quantity to aid the terminal personnel. The new requirements, upheld by...... More

17.08.2001

PORT COSTS

Brazil/Paranagua – increase of port tariffs As from 11 August 2001 port tariffs were increased as follows: Inframar tax 25 %, Infracais tax 100 %, and Infraport tax 22.61 %. Source: Marcon Ltda., Paranagua India/Mumbai – revised pier dues New rates for pier dues came into effect 8 August 2001: 1. On every steam and other mechanically propelled and square rigged vessel berthed at or using the bu...... More

17.08.2001

PORT NEWS

Canada/Welland Canal – reopening after damaged bridge The Welland Canal linking Lake Eire with Lake Ontario is expected to reopen Monday night 20 August after a ship collision with a bridge froze the traffic in the channel on 11 August.  Both south- and northbound ships were stuck on either side of the channel. Source: Trade Winds Egypt/Suez Canal – max. increased beam/draught for transit As fr...... More

17.08.2001

CODE RED WORM EFFECTS INTERTANKO’S WEB SERVER

We apologise to those of you who experienced problems accessing our web pages last week-end due to a Code Red alert. As we downloaded a security patch from Microsoft, it created a conflict with the configuration on the web server and we were not able to re-boot. Thanks to persistent efforts by our IT team the server was successfully restored on Sunday afternoon. Our sincere apologies to those w...... More

17.08.2001

INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS

15 August Aftenposten ‘ Will reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds when at sea’ 14 August, TradeWinds ‘Frontline in pollution breakthrough’ 13 August ‘Lloyd’s List ‘Why shipping should be made child’s play’ 9 August ‘Fairplay Weekly ‘World trade faces downturn’ ... More

17.08.2001

MARKET INFORMATION

Consolidation among US refinery industry - Petroleum Intelligence Weekly The top 10 US refiners have some 73% market share, up from 57% in 1997. Exxon Mobil has expanded refinery capacity by 0.03 mbd compared to the capacity held by Exxon plus Mobil in 1997 over this period, and has today the biggest share of 12%. Valero is the second biggest refiner with 11% share or 1.8 mbd. Phillips is the 3...... More

17.08.2001

ACCEPTANCE BY CHARTERERS OF VESSELS ON MAIDEN VOYAGE

We have been informed that some of our members are experiencing difficulties when taking on ownership/management of new buildings, in particular in obtaining charterers’ acceptance Acceptance for Texaco Service of vessels on maiden voyage is subject to a number of items being addressed by the vessel’s staff during trials and on passage to the load port. These concern navigation systems, ballast...... More

17.08.2001

PORT ISSUES

Brazil – Temporary V Consular Visa – a further update Shipping Consultoria, Rio de Janeiro, has made further observations on the issue of Temporary V Consular Visas and recommends a course of action for foreign owners with foreign-flag vessels under time-charter to a Brazilian company. Please click here for a further update. Source: Shipping Consultoria, Rio de Janeiro Night berthing sought for...... More

17.08.2001

BUNKER ALERT

Please click here to view article: ‘High cat fines fuels in Callao, Peru.’ Source: DNV Petroleum Services ... More