Ports and Terminals
Members’ tankers call at ports and terminals around the world to load or discharge their cargo. These ports and terminals should provide these tankers with safe, reliable service at a reasonable cost. In addition, they should keep the tankers aware, through their agents, of any special requirements, needs or problems in advance of the tankers arrival, so it can properly address the issue. Through INTERTANKO’s Associate Members, there are an extensive number of shipping agents located around the world which can provide up-to-date information on port and/or terminal issues to assist INTERTANKO Members. When issues arise, INTERTANKO will engage on behalf of the member, if appropriate, to assist in resolving the matter.
A number of INTERTANKO members operate shuttle tankers, Floating Production, Storage and Offshore (FPSO) units and Floating Storage Units (FSU) in offshore areas around the world. Operation of these types of tankers is different than normal tanker operations. To assist members that operate these types of tankers, INTERTANKO has established an Offshore Tanker Committee to represent the interests of these types of tanker, provide regulatory updates affecting these types of tankers, exchange information on the operation of these types of tankers and develop training programs to address common safety issues on these types of tankers.
Latest on Ports
Panama Canal: vessel draft limit for new locks reduced for fourth time due to severe dry season
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has released an advisory to shipping No. A-06-2019 stating that the Maximum Authorised Draft for... MORE
Turkey: Pollution fine amounts update
Members are advised that the Turkish Ministry of Environment has published its 2019 tariff for pollution fines as below: Pollution... MORE
Fujairah, UAE: New Customs documentation requirement
With immediate effect, a new rule has been put into effect for the completion of Customs formalities for vessels calling... MORE
Singapore: Prohibition on vessels transiting, anchoring or remaining in demarcated area off Marina Barrage
According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.080 of 2018 and Pursuant to Reg... MORE
Turkish Straits, Turkey: New regulations for LPG vessels at Turkish Straits
New regulations have been announced for LPG vessels at Turkish Straits. LOA 150 and over LPG vessels are subject to... MORE
Developing ship to shore interfaces: a view from the tanker owners