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No. 39/2001

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28.09.2001

INTERTANKO COUNCIL MEETING AND MARKET SEMINAR IN ATHENS

As previously announced, INTERTANKO will be hosting an Open Market Seminar in connection with the forthcoming INTERTANKO Executive Committee and Council Meetings in Athens, 24-26 October. The Market Seminar takes place on the morning of 24 October and the programme includes presentations by Martin Stopford of H. Clarkson & Co who will address the background of recent events strategic issues in...... More

28.09.2001

IMO TO FINALISE ANTI-FOULING PAINT LEGISLATION

Next week at the IMO in London a Diplomatic Conference will be held to finalise the details of the Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems. In particular the phasing out of tin based (TBT) anti-fouling systems will be finalised with a system put in place to assess future anti-fouling systems. INTERTANKO, together with the other main industry representatives ICS, Intercargo,...... More

28.09.2001

‘EUROPEAN TRANSPORT POLICY FOR 2010: TIME TO DECIDE’

As advised in our Weekly News 37/2001, the EU Commission on 12 September adopted its White Paper on a transport policy for Europe, called: "European Transport Policy for 2010: Time to decide". The White Paper makes a number of suggestions which aim to reduce accidents in the transport sector, remove transport bottlenecks, reduce the negative environmental impact of transport, enhance the role o...... More

28.09.2001

SUFFICIENT RECYCLING CAPACITY – INTERTANKO’S CONCLUSION SUPPORTED

INTERTANKO notes that other industry bodies have now moved to the INTERTANKO position that there is probably no shortage of capacity to recycle ships. The base case as used by Bimco provides for demand for recycling reaching the lower limit of the maximum capacity of 7.7 m ldt during 2003 and 2004 and surpassing this capacity in 2005 as the supply of decommissioned ships reaches 8.1 m ldt...... More

28.09.2001

WAR RISKS CLAUSES – CHARTERPARTY PROVISIONS REVIEWED

In view of the events of 11 September 2001 it is timely to review war risk clauses as, in general, they are clauses that receive little attention until a dangerous situation has arisen or is imminent and vary considerably in the protection they afford owners.... More

28.09.2001

** INTERTANKO AND ICS MET WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE LONDON MARKET WAR RISK UNDERWRITERS AND BROKERS ON 25 SEPTEMBER 2001

The meeting with the London market war risk underwriters and brokers was instigated by INTERTANKO and ICS to seek a dialogue on issues of concern to shipowners with respect to the potential increases in the annual premiums and the considerably amended war risk trading warranties. INTERTANKO and ICS were represented by the Chairmen of their respective Insurance Committees as well as members of t...... More

28.09.2001

IMO UNVEIL SEAFARER TRIBUTE

IMO’s William O’Neil this week unveiled the grand statue outside the IMO Headquarters in London constructed as the International Seafarers Memorial. This was seen as the pinnacle of World Maritime Day and brought together a host of major names in the industry to watch displays by the London Fire Brigade and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), and specifically to remember all those...... More

28.09.2001

IACS CHAIRMAN ATTENDED THE 19TH MEETING OF ISTEC

The 19th meeting of ISTEC (INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee) was held in Hydra on 21 September 2001. The meeting was also attended by the IACS Chairman, Mr. Igor Ponomarev, the Chairman of the Vetting Committee, Mr. Lars Mossberg, and INTERTANKO's Managing Director, Dr. Peter Swift. The principal outcome of this meeting is summarised below: Implementation of MARPOL Annex...... More

28.09.2001

EU ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORT COUNCIL DISCUSSES WHITE PAPER ON TRANSPORT POLICY

The Council of Transport and Environment Ministers met on the 14 and 15 September in Brussels and Louvain-La-Neuve. With regard to the aims/objectives of the coordinated transport policy, the ministers discussed the target fixed by the Commission in its White Paper on Transport Policy (see previous article), which proposes to shift the balance between modes of transport by 2010 by revitalising...... More

28.09.2001

PORT NEWS

China/Maoming (Shuidong) - pipeline repairs Further to Weekly NEWS No. 37 of 14 September regarding the explosion, the first phase of repairs to pipelines has been completed. Four shore tanks with their pipes have been repaired and tested. The first VLCC was due to berth 20 September. It is anticipated that the discharge operation will take longer than normal. Repairs to the eight remaining tan...... More

28.09.2001

PORT ISSUES

Advice to the chemical industry in USA The FBI has launched a full-scale investigation to determine the scope and origin of the recent terrorist attacks. Although the Department of Transportation and the FBI have no information on any specific threats after 11 September, the FBI has given the following advice:   QUOTE Representatives at recipient facilities, particularly those that manufacture,...... More

28.09.2001

INTERTANKO PRESS

Fairplay Daily News, 26 September, 'War risks talks inconclusive' First half 2001, Maritime Review ' Tankers - the end of an era' and 'Changing Conditions in the Tanker Market' Lloyd's List, 28 September 'Shipowners face all-round increases' ... More

28.09.2001

PORT COSTS

India/Mormugao - revised port tariffs by 15% Port charges are to rise by 15%, according to the revised tariff issued by the Port Trust. Contact: Steinar Digre for a copy of the revised tariff. Source: GAC Shipping (India) Pvt. Ltd., Cochin Mexico/Cayo Arcas - increase in port fees Effective from 24 September 2001 the port fees for Cayo Arcas have been increased to MXP 1.93/GT plus 15% VAT....... More

28.09.2001

‘AN EXPLANATION AND GUIDELINE FOR PUMPING CALCULATIONS’ – INTERTANKO PUBLICATION

A common source of a Tanker Charter Party demurrage dispute relates to the apparent delays caused by the alleged non compliance with the warranties contained in the Pumping Clause of the Charter Party. This publication defines and explains the basis for the undertaking of the relevant calculations pursuant to the requirements normally set out in a standard pumping clause of a Tanker Charter Par...... More

28.09.2001

MARKET INFORMATION

International Conference on Tankers at Sarnico, Italy - 7-8 October Erik Ranheim, as a guest of Tamoil, will talk about the changing conditions in the tanker market at a two-day seminar in Sarnico on 7-8 October. His presentation will include the phase-out of single hull tankers, consolidation, and the tanker market's increasing dependence on eastern markets. We expect to see several members at...... More

28.09.2001

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 simple ways to order: 1. Go to https://www.intertanko.com/publications/ 2. Send an e-mail to...... More

28.09.2001

MULTIPHASE CRUDE OIL CARGO GUIDELINES

This document addresses and provides information for vessels' officers that should assist them in their decision making when undertaking operations with respect to: Vapour pressure release from tankers  Minimising the impact of vapour or sludge on cargo operations with a fully laden crude oil tanker. The objectives of this document are to provide tanker officers with some operationally useful...... More