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Sunday, November 18, 2018

No. 29/2003




INTERTANKO welcomes the international dialogue and discussion at IMO MEPC meetings this week.

The Working Group established to consider comments to the EU proposals regarding the accelerated phase-out of single-hull tankers, the expansion of CAS and restrictions on the carriage of heavy oils has reported back to the MEPC.... More


MEPC proposes voluntary incentive scheme to reduce greenhouse gases

The scheme targets primarily CO2 but also embraces five other GHGs (CFCs etc). Tanker operators will have difficulty reducing their CO2 emissions without reducing their commercial efficiency.... More


MEPC - 3+1 category system for noxious liquid substances agreed

Discussions in MEPC have culminated in a compromise proposal that INTERTANKO believes is not only a sensible solution but will ensure a greater protection to the marine environment than exists today.... More


MEPC - Harmful aquatic organisms in ballast water.

There still remain two particularly contentious issues: the standard of treated ballast water and the phase-in for existing ships.... More


MEPC - Recycling.

The industry guidelines for ship recycling have been finalised, and it is likely that they will now be sent to the Assembly for adoption in November 2003.... More


MEPC - Identification and protection of Special Areas and Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas

The move by Belgium, France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the UK to designate most North Western European waters as a PSSA succeeded.... More


MEPC - Dirty ballast reception facilities.

It remains an agenda item with the Committee approving the proposal to ensure the IMO Sub-Committee on flag state implementation (FSI) reviews the reporting system on the inadequacy of reception facilities at its next meeting.... More


MEPC - Harmful anti-fouling systems.

MEPC 49 approved the guidelines for the inspection of ships' anti-fouling systems and those for the brief sampling of anti-fouling coatings on ships' hulls. ... More


Terminal Vetting Project - INTERTANKO’s database now open for input from members

The test phase of the INTERTANKO Tanker terminal vetting project is now complete and the database is open for input. All members are encouraged to distribute the terminal vetting report form throughout their fleets and submit reports to INTERTANKO. ... More


INTERTANKO congratulates Eurasia on receiving the HKMA Quality Award

At an Award Dinner held on 4 July 2003 Eurasia was presented with the 2003 Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) Quality Award - the first time a shipmanagement company has won this award.... More


IMO MSC has issued a series of Circulars

Updated STCW White List; Guidelines for periodic servicing and maintenance of lifeboats, launching appliances and on-load release gear; Revised minimum safety standards for ships carrying liquids in bulk containing benzene; Guidelines on the prevention and SARS and Development of guidelines on minimum training and education for shore-side mooring personnel... More



Owners’ confidence diminishes
Quieter days in the market place are eroding owners’ recent new-found confidence. Spot market rates have been drifting back down again into the W40s. Timecharter equivalent returns have been more than halved.... More


INTERTANKO in the News

TradeWinds Weekly, 11 July 2003 – Single hull debate Lloyd’s List, 15 July 2003 – Intertanko complains of noxious liquids obstruction Lloyd’s List, 16 July 2003 – Europe faces IMO showdown on single hull tanker ban Lloyd’s List, 16 July 2003 – Special inspection regime may soothe single-hull tanker debate Lloyd’s List, 17 July 2003 – Owners warned to check on adequacy of plating Lloyd’s List, 1...... More