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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

No. 42/2003

  • A Guide to the Vetting Process – 5th edition now available
  • Tanker Specification Awareness Guide now available
  • A Guide to Tanker Charters (2001)
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  • INTERTANKO North American Panel - 23 October 2003, Washington D.C.
  • Do you value your reputation? Anyone still interested to join can still sign up for the INTERTANKO Media Awareness Training - 24 October 2003, Athens
  • INTERTANKO to host Tanker Chartering Seminars - 3 & 5 November 2003, Singapore and Hong Kong, China 
  • INTERTANKO Bunker Sub-Committee - 6 November 2003, London
  • Maritime Safety Seminar on double hull oil tankers –7 November 2003, Brussels
  • Mare Forum Conference entitled ‘Ménage à trois’ –17-18 November 2003, Amsterdam
  • International Seminar on Spill Preparedness, Response and Compensation –3 December 2003, Singapore
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    MD Peter Swift speaks at the Russian Register of Shipping’s seminar on Maritime Safety and Security in St. Petersburg

    Dr Swift reminded those present that new oil means new responsibilities. Successful export growth requires environmental awareness, the use of quality shipping, responsible management and operation of export tankers, and total management of the Safety Chain. ... More


    Reminder re ship identification number

    The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has issued a Marine Circular reminding shipowners to have identification numbers permanently marked on their ships as soon as possible.... More


    INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Subcommittee of the Americas (CTSCA) meets in Texas

    Held on 9 October 2003, the meeting was chaired by CTSCA Chairman Knut Dybvik of Odfjell USA. Its purpose was to develop a work programme for 2004 and review any issues outstanding for 2003.... More


    INTERTANKO attends meeting of the Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (HOGANSAC)

    On 9 October 2003 INTERTANKO Chemicals Manager, Margaret Doyle, attended a meeting of HOGANSAC. Items on the agenda included port security, bridge allision prevention, and electronic navigation. ... More


    INTERTANKO attends meeting of the National Institute of Oilseed Products (NIOP) Technical Committee

    INTERTANKO was asked to update the Committee on the results of the 9th Session of the IMO Working Group on the Evaluation of Safety and Pollution Hazards (ESPH 9) held in London from 1-5 September 2003. ... More


    Requirement for all vessels carrying more than 400 tons of oil to have a Panama Canal SOPEP

    The Panama Canal Authority has issued a new circular which has taken into account some of the points raised in our letter of 11 September. It has also provided advice and clarification. ... More




    Tanker trades and hulls by segment

    Analysis of the tanker trades by sector shows that although the VLCC and Suezmaxe trades involve much more double-hulled tonnage in the West than in the East, The Aframax segment is somewhat more balanced, while the Panamax trades actually show a higher proportion of double-hulls in the East than in the West. Panamax 50-80,000 dwt crude trades Panamax trade represents some 8% of total tanker...... More




    POINTS OF VIEW - Weakening dollar threatens to erode shipbuilders’ profits

    The weakening of the US dollar this autumn is worrying Japan’s and South Korea’s shipbuilders. Standard & Poor said recently that the US dollar has been overvalued for five years and that it anticipates a period of undervaluation.... More



    TradeWinds Weekly, 10 October 2003 – Rock and hard place Lloyd’s List, 10 October 2003 - Stones in glasshouses Hong Kong International Newsletter, 13 October 2003 - Shipping industry calls for 5-year newbuilding guarantees Fairplay Daily News , 13 October 2003 - Swift reveals safety agency fears Lloyd’s List, 14 October 2003 - Single-hull tanker phase-out: the unanswered questions Lloyd’s List,...... More