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Sunday, November 18, 2018

No. 26/2004

  • 28 June – Joint Tanker Project presentation, London
  • 28-29 June - API Biennial Tanker Conference, San Diego, California
  • 29-30 June - IMB conference on piracy and maritime security, Kuala Lumpur
  • 7 July – Communicational and PR Committee: Image meeting, London
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    USCG will accept short-term ISSC certificates

    The US Coast Guard will accept short-term International Ship Security Certificates (ISSC) issued by organisations authorised by flag states. The issue of the acceptability of short-term certificates to the US CG appears to have gained greater significance by the difficulties Panama has been experiencing in processing ISSCs.  This register has still issued full ISPS Code certification to only ju...... More


    Joint Tanker Project Presentation on New Construction Rules

    As previously announced, three classification societies (ABS, DNV and LR) have made a presentation on their final draft new regulations for tanker new building. The presentation covers: (1)  the background/ development framework & systematic review  ; (2) key technical aspects ; and (3) the consequence assessment  & the schedule of industry hearing & implementation.   The regulations, for oil a...... More


    Court rejects enviromental challenge of EPA marine vessel emissions rule – significant victory for the maritime industry

    On 22 June 2004 , the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld regulations affecting large marine diesel engines issued by the US Environmental Protection Agency.  The victory is a significant one for the maritime industry.  INTERTANKO and allied organizations have devoted considerable energy in Washington to promoting a regulatory approach that aligns the Unit...... More


    Fuel quality crucial for safety and environmental protection

    One of the crucial factors in ship operation and air emissions from ships is in the bunkering – the quality of the fuel received is vital for the safety of the ship at sea as well as for environmental protection, said INTERTANKO’s Technical and Engineering Director Dragos Rauta at this week’s  Platts Bunker and Residual Fuel Conference in New Orleans. Rauta’s presentation entitled ‘Environmenta...... More


    Chemical Tanker Sub-committee ( Americas) reviews work programme

    The 2004 Spring meeting of the INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Sub-committee ( Americas ) (CTSCA) was held on 15 June 2004 in Houston , Texas in conjunction with the Independent Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) Annual Conference and Trade Show, allowing attendees to participate in both fora.  This Sub-committee of the INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Committee (CTC) was created in 2003 to ensure...... More


    Increasing European oil imports

    European crude oil imports have remained quite stable at about 12.4-12.7 mbd during the last few years. During the first quarter of 2004 crude oil imports were 13.08 mbd, up 2.5% on the first quarter in 2003. An increasing share of European crude oil imports come from the FSU, 27% in 2002 and 30% in 2003. Imports from OPEC countries also increased its share – from 34% to 37%. European oil...... More


    Sales for recycling compared to regulatory phase out

    Tanker decommissioning have been quite slow so far this year. But as we have said before, there are few large tankers that are actually due for phase-out and in a good freight market sales for recycling are delayed as long as possible. The table below shows the sales of oil tankers for recycling this year in bold type and phase out requirement according to MARPOL in parentheses.  (For example t...... More





    3 easy ways to order: Download an order form and fax to our Oslo office on +47 22 12 26 41 Send your order by e-mail Order directly from our online bookshop     NEW - JUST PUBLISHED JUNE 2004! A Guide to Bunkering of Ships for the purposes of Annex VI to MARPOL With the approach of the date for the full ratification of Annex VI to MARPOL amendments to normal bunkering routines will be needed in...... More



    Lloyd's List, 25 June 2004 - INTERTANKO steps up ISPS awareness campaign Lloyd’s List, 22 June 2004 - Concordia Maritime future remains open Lloyd’s List, 22 June 2004 - US pledge on ‘code conflicts’ Fairplay Daily News, 21 June 204 - Opposition to USCG security review Fairplay Weekly, 17 Jun 2004 - EU moves end foot-dragging on ratifying HNS Convention Fairplay Weekly, 17 Jun 2004 - Oil trade...... More