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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

No. 32/2004




INTERTANKO responds to Port Qasim Authority’s ban on ships over 20 years

Further to our article in Weekly News No. 31 of 30 July 2004 , INTERTANKO has sent a letter to Port Qasim Authority expressing its concerns at such unilateral regulations and urging that they be withdrawn. Further details can be obtained from INTERTANKO by contacting Howard Snaith , Director of Marine, Chemicals, Ports & Terminals, Environment. ... More


Paris MoU expanded Port State Control inspections

We would like to take the opportunity to remind members about the Paris MoU "Mandatory Expanded Inspection" scheme, with its annual expanded inspection requirement, which came into force on 22 July 2003 . Its requirements apply to the following ship types: - Oil tankers over 3,000 GRT and over 15 years old - Chemical and gas carriers over 10 years old - Bulk carriers over 12 years old - Passeng...... More


Minimal bridge manning increases risk of marine casualties

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has issued its Bridge Watchkeeping Safety Study . The study concludes that minimal bridge manning leads to watchkeeper fatigue and increases the risk of marine casualties. The study also found that standards of lookout in general are poor and that the current provisions of STCW 95, in respect of safe manning, hours of work and lookout, are...... More


Provisions for heavy grade oils (Regulation 13H) will not apply in U.S.

The U.S. Coast Guard has published Notice 69 Fed. Reg. 46172 stating that the U.S. Embassy in London has formally notified the IMO that the express approval of the U.S. Government will be necessary before the December 2003 revised Regulation 13G and new Regulation 13H of MARPOL 73/78 can enter into force for the United States. Although the phase-out dates for single hull oil tankers provided fo...... More


Coast Guard and TSA respond to heightened Orange security levels

The latest joint Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Information Bulletin “Potential Threat to the Homeland Using Heavy Transport Vehicles” advises state and local officials and private sector owners and operators of critical facilities that might be the target of terrorist attacks. This week, the U.S. Coast Guard issued a statement indicating that it...... More


Clarification on new US Ballast Rules

Two major initiatives have been announced over the past six weeks by the United States Coast Guard concerning ballast water management for ships entering U.S. waters. Although INTERTANKO reported on each of these new final rule-makings in sequence, a further clarification is given below in response to recent enquiries. The first of the two final rules was to mandate the submission of ballast...... More


INTERTANKO canvasses members’ support for cost benchmarking pool

INTERTANKO has been encouraged to look into setting up a cost benchmarking pool for members. The idea is to set up a pool among members where only those that contribute to the pool will obtain information. The individual contributions from members on their costs will of course be kept strictly confidential, and figures will be presented to the members of the pool only in the form of average cos...... More


Request for feedback from members on pilotage in the Panama Canal

To assist us in assessing current pilotage standards in this area we would be pleased to receive any feedback from members who have encountered problems during Panama Canal transits whilst under pilotage, in areas such as communications, ship handling, contact damage etc. Any information received would be in confidence and only circulated within the INTERTANKO Pilotage Working Group. Contact :...... More


Enforcement of electronic presentation requirements for inbound vessels

The required Advance Electronic Presentation of Cargo Information Final Rule, published in the U.S. Federal Register on 5 December 2003 , amended the Customs Regulations by mandating the transmission of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Form 1302 data electronically via the Sea Automated Manifest System (AMS). CBP Trade Information Notice No. 04-20 of 6 July 2004 provides notification to vess...... More


2005 world oil demand development

Looking at the events that have created an exceptional oil and tanker market so far for 2004, featuring record oil prices, surging demand and VLCC rates averaging close to USD 70,000 per day, it is a difficult task to make projections for 2005. Going back one year, in its August 2003 oil market report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicted that 2004 world oil demand would grow by a...... More



5-6 October INTERTANKO/Mare Forum Seminar on Maritime Transportation of Energy from Russia and Central Asia , St. Petersburg With the development of extensive energy sources in the Russian Federation and Central Asia , the whole global energy balance, long aligned to the dominance of the Middle East is subtly changing. Mare Forum 2004 will be an opportunity to consider commercial, financial and...... More



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TradeWinds Weekly, 31 July 2004 - Tanker figures put in doubt Lloyd’s List, 5 August 2004 - Intertanko attacks ports ‘no visitor’ policy New Bedford Standard Times, 5 August 2004 – Lobbyists cry foul over oil spill law Lloyd’s List, 6 August 2004 – An unkinder haven Anderimar Shipping News, 6 August 2004 - Row over US tanker terminal restrictions ... More