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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

No. 50/2003

  • A Century of Tankers – the perfect seasonal gift!
  • A Guide to the Vetting Process, 5th edition – Have you ordered copies for your fleet?
  • Worldscale – A Tanker Chartering Tool
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  • A positive twist to the ‘ghost’ ship saga
  • A need for a fresh approach followed by action needed to combat piracy
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    12.12.2003

    European Commission to promote low-emission shipping

    By using the Clean Air for Europe (CAFE) programme and establishing a Clean Marine Award Scheme the European Commission aims to promote low-emission shipping. On 3 December 2003 the European Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution on air pollution from ships.... More

    12.12.2003

    EU ban on use of halons will take effect 1 January 2004

    The European Commission has now reconfirmed that the deadline for decommissioning halons from ships of 31 December 2003 will remain unchanged. The ban on the use of halons is both a Flag State and port requirement, which implies that all EU flagged vessels will have to comply, wherever they may trade. ... More

    12.12.2003

    Standards for the exchange of structural design data for hull cross section approval

    The Marine e-Business Standard Association (EMSA) has issued a standard format (EMSA Protocol eP 001) which supports the electronic exchange of ship hull data. This provides the shipbuilding industry with International Standards for the exchange of Ship Hull data. ... More

    12.12.2003

    Indian requirements relating to tankers visiting Indian port

    We continue to receive a number of enquiries regarding the current status of the Indian requirements relating to tankers visiting Indian Ports and are therefore re-circulating the updated and current DG Shipping Circular S.D. No. 8 2003.... More

    12.12.2003

    INTERTANKO lecture looks behind the scenes of a major casualty

    “Media spin may help us in the battle but the war is about the vessel condition,” said Captain Peter Cooney. We must never forget the imperative to have a well found vessel, trained crew and quality management system on-shore and on-board.... More

    12.12.2003

    Singapore – reducing the burden of inspections on smaller tankers at independent terminals

    Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) is establishing a pilot scheme in Singapore to ease the burden of inspections for small tankers at independent terminals. ... More

    12.12.2003

    Our apologies for two errors in last week’s Weekly NEWS No. 49

    Re our article ‘INTERTANKO welcomes international accord at IMO on amendments to MARPOL’, the date of 5 March 2005 should have read 5 April 2005 . Also in the article ‘INTERTANKO hosts Vetting Seminar, 2 December 2003 , Singapore ’ C.H. Tan is in fact Principal Surveyor and Manager, Marine Technical Services, LR Asia, Singapore Office (not ABS) ... More

    12.12.2003

    DIARY

    INTERTANKO Tanker Seminar, 29-30 January 2004, Moscow... More

    12.12.2003

    Single-hull tanker phase-out calculator updated

    Following the IMO revision of MARPOL Annex I 13G for the phase-out of single-hull oil tankers, the INTERTANKO phase-out calculator has been updated on our website. Members can enter category of tanker, year of build and whether or not the single-hull tanker has double bottom and double sides and have the phase-out year generated for MARPOL, the EU regulation and OPA ’90. Click here for the...... More

    12.12.2003

    OPEC and production cuts

    OPEC met on 4 December 2003 and decided against any new production quota cuts, opting instead for better quota compliance in the wake of media reports that OPEC 10 (OPEC excluding Iraq) had shown poor quota compliance during November. OPEC's surprise decision to cut its production quotas at its September 24 meeting had led to concern by importing nations that OPEC was ready to cut production...... More

    12.12.2003

    Oil demand again adjusted upwards – IEA

    In its Oil Market Report of 10 December, IEA has again adjusted world oil demand upwards by 0.16 mbd (up 12.5%) to a 1.44 mbd growth rate (+1.9%) for 2003, and by 0.09 mbd (up 8.5%) to a 1.16 mbd growth rate (+1.5%) for 2004. The adjustments reflect faster economic recovery, soaring Chinese demand and fuel switching into oil. The bulk of the growth both for 2003 and 2004 is expected to take pla...... More

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    INTERTANKO IN THE NEWS

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