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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

No. 08/2004




IACS and the Industry discuss corrosion protection of cargo and ballast tanks

As a follow-up action from the Tripartite meeting in Seoul , IACS and the Industry met to assess means of improving the protection from corrosion of the seawater ballast tanks of tankers and bulk carriers and of the cargo tanks of oil tankers. More specifically, the Industry is assisting IACS with: - the revision of the IACS Unified Interpretation SC122 on Corrosion Prevention in Seawater Balla...... More


Trieste refutes problems and delays over compulsory waste discharge

Reception facility problems encountered by members at the Port of Trieste have led to an intervention by INTERTANKO on the nature of the port’s implementation of the EU Directive on Port Waste Reception Facilities. Earlier this week, INTERTANKO received a response from the port denying claims that there were problems with compulsory discharge and delays as a result of this new regulatory regime...... More


INTERTANKO chemical tonnage study gauges effect on tanker fleet of MARPOL Annex II cargo reclassification

Impending revisions to MARPOL Annex II affecting the reclassification of chemicals and vegetable oils and fats will bring about changes in the trading possibilities for the chemical and products tanker fleets. INTERTANKO has made a study of these trades and of the availability of tonnage, involving over 1,100 vessels. It concludes that there will be a significant impact on both the product tank...... More


IMO guidance on approved Pollution Prevention Equipment (PPE)

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has now made available the latest circular giving guidance on the approved MARPOL pollution prevention equipment (PPE) required to be fitted to ships. This covers oil filtering equipment, oil content meters for bilge alarms and oily water from cargo tanks, oil/water interface detectors, sewage treatment plants and shipboard incinerators. MEPC.5/Circ...... More


Port State Control detentions of tankers still below world fleet average

The Port State Control (PSC) ship inspection programme, whereby a set targeted percentage of foreign vessels entering a sovereign state’s waters are boarded and inspected to ensure compliance with various major international maritime conventions, has been closely monitored by INTERTANKO for nearly ten years. As reported in the last Weekly NEWS Issue 7, tankers perform on average better than the...... More


Executive Committee meet in London

Under the Chairmanship of Mr. Lars Carlsson , INTERTANKO’s Executive Committee met in London on 12 and 13 February 2004. The agenda covered a wide range of issues, not least key INTERTANKO policy matters including the work undertaken on the revisions to Annex II of MARPOL and maritime security. Over the course of the two-day meeting, the Executive Committee completed discussion on a lengthy...... More


INTERTANKO Vice-Chairman and Regional Manager visit to Shanghai

The Association’s Vice-Chairman, Mr KH Koo, and Regional Manager for Asia-Pacific, John Fawcett-Ellis , recently visited tanker operators Nanjing Tanker Corporation and China Shipping (Group) Company in Shanghai. The Regional Manager went on to meet various members of the shipping community in Shanghai, including INTERTANKO members Odfjell and associate members, Ince & Co and Wikborg and Rein....... More


CIMAC updates its recommendations for marine fuels

CIMAC, the International Council on Combustion Engines, has now updated its 1990 "Recommendations" for fuel quality for use in Marine Diesel engines. The new Recommendations are posted on the CIMAC web site . The re-issue of these Recommendations tends to precede any developments or updating to the ISO 8217 Standards, whose re-issue is awaited later this year. The updated Recommendations, which...... More


BP Shipping Limited – change of address etc.

BP Shipping will relocate its new office at 0900 on Monday 23 February 2004 to: Chertsey Road Sunbury on Thames Middlesex TW16 7LN England Tel: +44 1932 762000 BP Shipping 24 hr Emergency Response number is unaffected and remains +44 1442247147 ... More


LNG safety agreement

The U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and Department of Transportation has signed an Interagency Agreement for the Safety and Security Review of Waterfront Import/Export LNG Facilities . The agreement addresses cooperation in the siting, design, construction, and operation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities and related land and marine safety and security...... More


POINTS OF VIEW - What happened to international consensus at the IMO?

Recent decisions from the International Maritime Organization has shown an increasing trend of Member States being allowed to differ and ring the changes on certain items of international regulation if they disagree with what is being agreed. Political pressures at the IMO are on the increase. But if states or groups of states make their final decision over how they will act before the debate a...... More


Strong demand growth

According to the Fearnleys Review, tanker demand in tonne miles increased by 6% in 2003, double the increase in 2002. As the numbers for tonne-miles do not say much by themselves, we have created indices for Fearnleys’ figures for tonne miles, tonnes and average distance since 1973. It can then be seen that the growth rate in 2003 was the strongest since 1991 when trade increased by 8% compared...... More



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