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No. 45/2004

  • 8-9 November, Tripartite meeting, Yokohama
  • 10 November - Asian Regional Panel - Tokyo
  • 10 November, INTERTANKO Tanker Seminar, Tokyo
  • 11 November, Chemical Tanker Committee (CTC) meeting, Singapore
  • 16 November, INTERTANKO Vetting Seminar, Singapore
  • 17 November, Vetting Committee meeting, Singapore
  • 18 November, Members’ lunch with FFA presentation, London
  • 19 November, Marine Symposium 2004, Chennai
  • 1-2 December, INTERTANKO Iberian Peninsular Seminar, Madrid
  • 2 December, ITOPF International Seminar on Oil Spill Preparedness, Response and Compensation in association with INTERTANKO, Madrid
  • 7 December, meeting of the INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Subcommittee (Americas), Houston
  • 13 December, Round Table Christmas buffet lunch, London
  • 14 December, IACS Council and Round Table joint meeting, London
  • ... More
  • Bunker Alert - High density fuels in New Orleans, USA
  • Bunker Alert - Low flash point fuels in Novorossiysk, Russia
  • Bunker Alert - High density fuels in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Bunker Bulletin - Fuels containing used lube oils in Los Angeles, USA
  • Bunker Quality Report of 28 October 2004
  • Bunker Quality Report of 4 November 2004
  • ... More




    USCG responds to new Massachusetts oil spill response legislation with ANPRM covering additional safety measures

    In a non-nonsense response to the Massachusetts new Oil Spill Response law enacted on 4 August 2004 , (see Weekly NEWS No. 40 of 1 October 2004 ) the U.S. Coast Guard (U.S.C.G.) has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) 69 Fed. Reg. 62427 regarding possible additional navigation safety measures within Buzzards Bay including tug escorts, use of Recommended Routes, AIS, and mayb...... More


    INTERTANKO endorses the IMO initiative on goal-based standards at EMSA technical meeting

    The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) organised a workshop on 26 October 2004 in Brussels . Its aim was to offer all European Union (EU) Member States and Acceding Countries a forum at which technical information relating to the development of “goal based standards” at IMO and the new IACS (International Association of Classification Societies) common rules for bulk carriers and tankers...... More


    Updates on CAS, HGOs, conversions, FPSOs and Annex VI from the IMO’s MEPC 52

    Further to our articles in Weekly NEWS Nos. 42 and 43 on the IMO’s Marine Environment Committee meeting last month (MEPC 52), we have additional information on CAS, heavy grade oils, dates for double hull conversions, FPSOs and Annex I, unified interpretations of Annex VI and survey guidelines, Annex VI amendments for sulphur in fuel. CAS ( Condition Assessment Scheme ) in tankers of 15 years o...... More


    Key decisions from the INTERTANKO Council meeting

    At its meeting in Amsterdam 27-28 October 2004, the INTERTANKO Council discussed a variety of issues, including a possible revision of the international regime on oil spill liability and compensation, election to the Executive Committee and revised membership criteria. Some of the key decisions included: Revision of the International Regime on Oil Spill Liability and Compensation - as reported ...... More


    Brazilian Maritime Authority (BMA) access to SIRE Reports

    INTERTANKO discussed the issue of access to SIRE reports directly with the Brazilian Maritime Authority (BMA) and the administrators of SIRE ( Ship Inspection Report Programme ) last year. This resulted in t he BMA applying for membership of SIRE. Approval was given and mechanisms were brought into effect in about May this year to allow the BMA to access "free of charge" the SIRE Programme, whe...... More


    Members’ lunch and presentation on forward freight agreements (FFAs)

    The next bi-monthly lunch for London-based INTERTANKO members will be on Thursday, 18 November 2004 from 12.00 to 14.30 in the INTERTANKO London office, St Clare House, 30-33 Minories London EC3N 1DD. A brief presentation on forward freight agreements (FFAs) will be given by James Tweed of Azimuth Marine Management Ltd., followed by a Q&A session focusing on some of the current issues surroundi...... More


    16 November, INTERTANKO Vetting Seminar, Singapore

    INTERTANKO’s next Vetting Seminar takes place in Singapore on Tuesday, 16 November 2004 , between 12.30 and 16.45, in the East India Rooms at the Raffles Hotel, 1, Beach Road . After a buffet lunch, INTERTANKO members will hear presentations by Heidenreich Marine’s Captain John Hill (on INTERTANKO’s Terminal Vetting Database), by B.P.’s Enys Dan (on the B.P. screening process), by Shell (subjec...... More


    INTERTANKO Terminal Vetting Database - Online Service

    Further to our article in Weekly NEWS No. 18 of 30 April 2004 , on terminal vetting upgrades, we would like to remind members that the main method of entering reports is via the online service within the database. We continue to receive contributions from members, but the online functionality is not being utilised to its full potential. The Terminal Vetting Database (TVD) provides first-class...... More


    New IT Committee Chairman / IT Questionnaire

    The INTERTANKO Council has formally elected Richard Hext, CEO Marine Services Division, V. Ships, as the next IT Committee Chairman, to succeed Patrick Slesinger, Director & CIO of Wallem Services Limited. INTERTANKO’s IT Committee’s principal aim is to provide an open forum for members to exchange information and experience in information technology (IT), thereby helping to improve their...... More


    Round Table Forum: strong papers from Stephen Van Dyck and Patrick Griggs

    Further to our article in last week’s Weekly News , entitled “Round Table Forum calls for continuous improvement from the shipping industry”, we now have available the paper given by INTERTANKO Chairman Stephen Van Dyck, entitled ‘ P&I owners and quality shipping’ ( Click here for the Power Point presentation) and also the paper delivered by the former President of Comité Maritime International...... More


    High oil prices to curb long-term demand growth?

    In our article in last week’s Weekly NEWS we reported on the main findings of the 2004 World Energy Outlook by International Energy Agency (IEA) and the outlook for various energy markets. This week we will focus on the IEA’s predictions for the oil markets up until 2030. A key message of the document is that short-term risks to energy security will grow. Major oil and gas importers – including...... 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! PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER! Tanker Bills of Lading – A Practical Guide This publication is complementary to the successful INTERTANKO publication ‘A Guide to Tanker Charters’. The new Guide: Describes both law and practice regarding tanker...... More



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