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No. 37/2001

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14.09.2001

WHITE PAPER ON EUROPEAN TRANSPORT POLICY

The European Commission (EC) issued a press release on 12 September underlining that the Commission’s objective for the next ten years is to refocus Europe’s transport policy on the demands and needs of its citizens.  The Commission will propose about 60 measures to meet this challenge.  The first of these measures is designed to shift the balance between modes of transport by 2010 by...... More

14.09.2001

EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S PROPOSAL FOR DEREGULATION OF THE RIGHT TO PROVIDE PORT SERVICES

After several years of difficult discussions, with opposition to deregulation being expressed by several EU member states and regional authorities as well as private companies and associations involved in the port business, the European Commission earlier this year tabled a proposal for deregulation of the right to provide port services in European ports.  The proposal, which intends to intensi...... More

14.09.2001

2001 AMENDMENTS TO MARPOL ANNEX 1 REGULATION 13G ADDRESSED IN SINGAPORE

At the International Chemical & Oil Pollution Conference (ICOPCE 2001) in Singapore last week, Dr Nikos Mikelis, Chairman of INTERTANKO’s Safety and Technical Committee (ISTEC), gave a comprehensive presentation entitled ‘2001 Amendment to MARPOL Annex I Regulation 13G: Shipowners’ perspective’.  Dr Mikelis made a similar presentation to INTERTANKO members the same week where he also discussed...... More

14.09.2001

REPORT FROM INTERTANKO'S NORTH AMERICAN PANEL MEETING IN WASHINGTON DC

INTERTANKO's North American Panel (NAP) met in Washington DC on 11 September. The panel meeting, chaired by Richard du Moulin, had to be moved from its original location due to the security threat against Federal buildings in Washington DC, but was subsequently held at an alternative location. The meeting was divided into four main sections: Review of the tanker market, Presentation and...... More

14.09.2001

The staff of INTERTANKO has been shaken and saddened by the tragic events of Tuesday, the more so since several of our colleagues were attending the North American Panel meeting in Washington that day. While information about the involvement of any of our members in these events remains sparse, we offer our deepest sympathy to the families and friends of all those killed, missing or injured.... More

14.09.2001

TERRORIST ATTACKS ON THE US – ASSISTANCE WITH CHARTERPARTY AND OTHER IMPLICATIONS

The terrible tragedy that occurred on 11 September will live long in everyone’s memory. The Association will keep in close contact with the US Coast Guard and advise members of any additional security or other procedures implemented in the wake of the terrorist attacks.... More

14.09.2001

PORT NEWS IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE TERRORIST ATTACKS

USA PORTS :   Security measures have been imposed at ports around the United States.  Masters should therefore be prepared for a more extensive security control of their vessel prior to calling at US ports. PANAMA CANAL :   The Panama Canal Authority (PCA) has advised that security has been intensified but the transits remain unchanged. SUEZ CANAL :   The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) confirmed on...... More

14.09.2001

ASIAN REGIONAL PANEL MEETS 4 OCTOBER IN SINGAPORE

The 10 th Asian Regional Panel Meeting will take place on 4 October at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore  The agenda includes i.a. a report on INTERTANKO’s activities in Asia and an open discussion on transparency, flags and flag state performance and the role of INTERTANKO.  Mr Gao Weijie, Vice President of COSCO will make a presentation on ‘The Tanker Market Perspectives in China’ and Capt Rober...... More

14.09.2001

PORT ISSUES

Attempted Schengen visa fraud A diligent agent who was requested to arrange visas for two seamen joining a vessel due to arrive at Stavanger in Norway exposed an attempted fraud. Please click here for further details of this fraud Source: Falck Shipping A/S, Kaarstoe ... More

14.09.2001

PORT ISSUES

Canada/St. Lawrence Seaway – navigation season The closing of the 2001 navigation season is scheduled to take place at 0800 hours 24 December 2001. The opening of the 2002 navigation season is scheduled for 26 March 2002. Source: The St. Lawrence Seaway management Corporation, Cornwall   China/Shuidong - oil pipeline explosion An explosion at Maoming (Shuidong) at the Beishan Terminal occurred ...... More

14.09.2001

PORT COSTS

Panama/Panama Canal – PCA consults on toll hike The Panama Canal Authority (PCA) is considering a toll rise expected to be presented to the Board at the end of this year.  The level of increase is not indicated. However, local sources fear that it may be considerable.  The rise is expected to be enforced at the beginning of 2002. INTERTANKO recommends PCA to indicate officially the level of ris...... More

14.09.2001

2001 EDITION NOW AVAILABLE! DISBURSEMENTS FOR TANKERS 2001

The publication contains over 2,965 actual and estimated disbursement accounts in more than 400 ports. Disbursements for Tankers 2001 is an indispensable tool for chartering and operations purposes, and is a useful guide for voyage calculation, checking of port costs and post-fixture work. 3 easy ways to order: Please click here to order your copy online By e-mail: publications@intertanko.com...... More

14.09.2001

INTERTANKO MEETINGS IN ATHENS 24-26 OCTOBER 2001

We would like to remind all Council members that the next INTERTANKO Executive Committee and Council meetings will be held at the Metropolitan Hotel in Athens 24-26 October 2001. The dates have been selected to coincide with the Annual General Meetings of OCIMF and ITOPF, who have kindly invited the INTERTANKO membership to an international seminar on Tanker Safety, Pollution Prevention, Spill...... More

14.09.2001

INTERTANKO PRESENTATION AT THE LIBERIAN INTERNATIONAL SHIP AND CORPORATE REGISTRY (LISCR) ANNUAL MEETING WITH THE CLASS SOCIETIES

Erik Ranheim gave a presentation at the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR) Annual Meeting with the Class Societies in Washington last week.  Mr. Ranheim presented the issues facing the tanker industry and gave an overview of the economics, the performance and the safety management system of the industry.   The tanker industry is still very fragmented, with tankers mainly...... More

14.09.2001

MARKET INFORMATION

World oil production increased in August 2001 - PIW According to Petroleum Intelligence Weekly of 10 September 2001, world oil production increased by 0.53 mbd in August due to the completion of Iraq’s return from its export shut-off and due to the fact that the seasonal dip in non-OPEC oil production was muted by new field start-ups (only down by 0.03 mbd). However, August 2001 was down 0.48 m...... More