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No. 46/2001

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19.11.2001

INTERTANKO SEMINAR IN LONDON ON CARGO OPERATION AND CARGO MEASUREMENT RELATED ISSUES

As in previous years, on 15 November 2001 INTERTANKO held a Seminar at the Baltic Exchange, London, for UK members/associate members and guests, which was attended by some 36 representatives. The Seminar addressed such aspects as: Corrosion Control for Cargo Tanks The Physical Behaviour of Crude Oil Influencing its Carriage by Sea - CRUCOGSA database Vapour Emissions Control - VOCON Operational...... More

19.11.2001

CTOAG WEEKLY NEWS ITEM - STRIPPING QUESTIONNAIRE

In view of the proposed revisions to MARPOL Annex II and the re-evaluation of the GESAMP hazard profiles, it will be of great assistance to INTERTANKO to be able to determine the stripping capability of its members' chemical tankers . Accordingly, INTERTANKO's Chemical Tanker Advisory Group (CTOAG) decided at its last meeting that statistics should be gathered on existing vessel stripping...... More

19.11.2001

CORRECTION TO MARKET INFORMATION

We apologise for a mistake which appeared in the second paragraph of our article entitled "World Oil Transit Chokepoints - Energy Information Administration (EIA)" in Weekly News 45 of 9 November 2001. It should have read: ''More than 50,000 vessels per year, or about 150 ships a day, transit the Strait of Malacca, according to Dept. of Geography, National University of Singapore (1994). 30% of...... More

19.11.2001

PRESENTATION ON PROSPECTS OF THE CHINESE TANKER MARKET

As reported earlier, Mr. Gao Wei-jie, Executive Vice President of China Ocean Shipping (Group) Co (COSCO), gave an interesting presentation on the tanker market perspectives in China at the recent INTERTANKO Asian Regional Panel in Singapore. In it he looks at a) China in the world oil market, b) Oil supply, demand and trade in China, c) Outlook of the China tanker market and d) The tanker...... More

19.11.2001

THE BAHAMAS RATIFIES MARPOL ANNEX VI

The Bahamas has now ratified MARPOL Annex VI – Limitation of Air Pollution from Ships. ... More

19.11.2001

WARNING TO MEMBERS – WATCH YOUR BUNKERS WHEN CALLING AT DUTCH PORTS

The Dutch Administration is now adopting a strict enforcement of the EU Directive 1999/32/EC (low sulphur content in motor diesel oils (MDOs) as fuel used by ships in intra-European ports). The EU Directive goes far beyond the limits set by MARPOL Annex VI requirements and limits the sulphur content in bunkers to 0.2%. This rule has inevitably creates many problems. The amounts of MDOs with suc...... More

19.11.2001

COMBATING PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS

Last week INTERTANKO representatives, Mr. Takaaki Tamura, Managing Director of Iino Kaiun Kaisha Ltd. and Vice-Chairman of the INTERTANKO Asian Regional Panel, Mr. Alan Chan Chairman of Petroships and Minerva Alfonso, INTERTANKO's Asia Representative met senior Japanese officials in Tokyo to exchange views and ideas with regard to the issue of combating piracy and armed robbery against ships. A...... More

19.11.2001

MARKET INFORMATION

Average age of INTERTANKO member fleet below world average The average age of the INTERTANKO member fleet is 13.5 years, which is below that of the total world tanker fleet of 14.8 years, and less than that of the world independent tanker fleet of 14.3 years. Independent tanker fleet: 14.3 years on average (Of which INTERTANKO: 13.5 years) Oil company tanker fleet: 15.8 years State owned tanker...... More

19.11.2001

PORT COSTS

India/Kandla - tariffs are set to increase by 50% It is reported that Kandla Port Trust (KPT) has applied to increase the port tariffs by an average of 50%. The new tariffs, however, have to be cleared by the Tariff Authority for Major Ports (TAMP). Trade officials doubt that such steep increases will be allowed. INTERTANKO is investigating with local agents, and will keep members advised....... More

19.11.2001

INTERTANKO’S ‘A GUIDE TO TANKER CHARTERS’ NOW AVAILABLE

Members will be familiar with our publication Tanker Voyage Charters, often referred to as the "blue book", which has become one of the standard texts to have in operations and chartering offices. A new edition of this book is now available which is far more comprehensive than its predecessor and also covers time charters, hence the new title of A Guide to Tanker Charters. The book follows the...... More

19.11.2001

INTERTANKO & ICS MEET LONDON UNDERWRITERS REGARDING WAR RISKS COVER

A meeting was held on 13 November between representatives from INTERTANKO and ICS (“the Associations”) including the chairmen of the Associations’ insurance committees and representatives from London underwriters and the chairman of the London Marine Brokers Committee. This was the second such meeting following that which took place on 25 September 2001, some two weeks after the terrorist attac...... More

19.11.2001

PORT NEWS

Oman/Port Sultan Qaboos -vessels to dress 'overall' for National Day All vessels at Port Sultan Qaboos berths, anchorage and west of Fahal anchorage are to 'dress overall' from 15 to 23 November 2001 for the 31st National Day celebrations. Source: GAC Hot Port News ... More

19.11.2001

BUNKER ALERT - Harmful components in Singapore bunkers

DNVPS have detected potentially harmful components in a number of samples from Singapore bunkerings dated after early October 2001. These components could not be detected by standard fuel analysis but were found by using in depth test methods. Some vessels that received these bunkers have experienced serious problems including filter clogging and sticking of high pressure fuel pumps. Further...... More

19.11.2001

CHANGES TO TELEPHONE NUMBERS IN MALTA

All telephone and fax numbers in Malta have changed.  21 has to be added before all existing numbers (six digits), 9 in the case of mobile phone numbers.  Source: SMS Legal & Financial Services, Ta’Xbiex, Malta ... More

19.11.2001

PORT ISSUES

Romania/Constantza - exclusive agency concerns The Constantza Oil Terminal is the main export/import terminal for petroleum and chemical products in Romania. The terminal is under the control of the Ministry of Industry. A new director of the terminal was appointed in January 2001. It has been brought to our attention that lately pressure is being applied to charterers, through the shippers, to...... More