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No. 15/2003




INTERTANKO Annual Meetings in Washington

This week INTERTANKO held its spring annual gatherings in Washington, DC and over 210 members, associate members and guests were welcomed by INTERTANKO’s Chairman, Lars Carlsson.... More


Open Session - ‘In the Aftermath of the Prestige’

This session yielded four key themes: presentation of the facts of the incident, political reactions, media response and general risk management.... More


Open Session – ‘Tankers - your energy link’

This session focused on the tanker industry and its association with the world's energy supplies and demands.... More


Open Session – ‘Tanker Safety in US Waters’

This session focused on the overall safety of tankers trading in US waters, and pollution prevention.... More


Open Session – ‘Maritime Security’

Topics covered included LISCR’s Practical Guide to Implementation of the ISPS Code, the practical obstacles to meeting the new security requirements by 1 July 2004, API’s contribution to a security regime for the protection of docks, refineries and related infrastructure, a methodology for the CSO, SSO and PFSO compliance processes and Terror Insurance Issues.... More


INTERTANKO members will pay for quality ships

A show of hands at the INTERTANKO Tanker Event revealed willingness to pay extra for robust ships built to new and better Class standards. DNV, ABS and Lloyd’s Register have decided to develop new joint regulations.... More


The Chemical Tanker Sub-committee Americas (CTSCA) holds its first meeting

The CTSCA held its first meeting in Washington DC on the 7 April 2003. Its purpose is to enhance the feedback to and from chemical tanker owner members in the Americas, to enhance the work undertaken by the Chemical Tanker Committee and liase on regional chemical tanker issue in the Americas.... More


The Associate Members Committee (AMC) meets in Washington DC

The Committee’s 11th meeting was held in Washington DC and it welcomed as a member a new Flag State representative, the Executive Vice-President of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR).... More


INTERTANKO at the International Oil Spill Conference, 6-11 April in Vancouver

John Reid, Teekay’s Director of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality, participated on behalf of INTERTANKO at the opening session of the Conference. INTERTANKO’s Kristian R. Fuglesang gave a presentation at the special session on the political issues of the Prestige incident.... More


VOCON receives Seatrade Award

At the Annual Seatrade Awards held in London on 7 April INTERTANKO’s VOCON procedure received a runners-up award in the category of Protection of the Marine and Atmospheric Environment.... More


Implementation of AIS in the Panama Canal

With effect from 1 July 2003 the Panama Canal Authority will implement the mandatory carriage of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) in Panama Canal waters for vessels over 300 gross tons or 20 metres LOA. ... More


Conference on Prevention and Management of Marine Corrosion held in London 2-3 April 2003.

Mr. Johnny Eliasson of Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group B.V, participated on behalf of INTERTANKO and presented a paper entitled: ‘Economics of Coatings/Corrosion Protection of Ships - Selecting the correct type of anticorrosion protection for underwater applications on new buildings’.... More


Web site details of ENEL Trade Minimum Safety Criteria

ENEL Trade have given us permission to place on our web site details of the Minimum Safety Criteria required for a vessel to be considered for ENEL Trade business.... More


Updates on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Various requirements and updates on SARS are available for Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and U.S.A.: ... More


Singapore special health declaration

The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has issued two Port Marine Circulars regarding severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The first established a requirement for vessels to submit a special declaration at least 12 hours prior to arrival. The second prescribes procedures to be followed by vessels placed in quarantine.... More


China leading chemical importer – Drewry

According to the Drewry Chemical Carrier Quarterly 1Q03, chemical tanker supply is set for rapid growth in 2003 with 109 ships of 1.9 million dwt expected to be delivered. As the clean products market is strong at the moment this has led to increased earnings in the chemical markets. The change in the rates for the chemical tankers has not been of the same magnitude as for the CPP market. Drewr...... More


Global oil output increased in March despite Iraq and Nigeria, however decline in April expected - PIW

According to the Petroleum Intelligence Weekly 7 April 2003, global oil output has increased. Despite the shutdown of Iraqi oil flow and the civil strike affecting Nigerian production, global oil supplies rose modestly in March as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Venezuela pushed OPEC crude oil production to its highest level since August 2001. Although supply rose in March by an average of 0.305 mbd,...... More



Lloyd’s List, 7 April 2003 - Progress on port and terminal safety leaves more to be done Lloyd’s List, 7 April 2003 - Fawcett-Ellis appointment a sign of commitment to Singapore Lloyd’s List, 7 April 2003 - North American chief puts accent on security and seafarers’ rights Lloyd’s List, 7 April 2003 – A rollercoaster ride of a year Lloyd’s List, 7 April 2003 - Human angle that is too often...... More