COS Weekly News - 12 November 2010
Monday, 15 November 2010 10:09
COS News – Week ending 12 November 2010
Issue No. 132
BC SHARES STAGE WITH WORLD’S LARGEST SHIPPERS
At the World Shipping (
NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIPS APPROVED
The Board of Directors accepted the following two new Associate membership applications:
Port Alberni Port Authority
2750 Harbour Rd
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7X2
Representatives: Brad Madelung, Port Manager & CEO
Mark Braithwaite, Harbour Master & Terminal Manager
800-5900 No. 3 Road
Representatives: Garry Mooney, Vice President
COS AGENCY FEE GUIDE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2011
The Board of Directors has approved a new scale of agency fee guide with an effective date of January 2011. The revised Agency Fee Guide is available on the COS website. This is the first rate adjustment to the guide since January 2008 and is intended to reflect cost of living adjustments and fair market rates for services rendered.
PUBLIC MEETING ADDRESSED IN
A number of questions were posed from the audience, many related to the development of the Canadian Oil Sands.
Stephen Brown addressed the audience
BUSINESS OF SHIPPING –
The final Business of Shipping event planned for 2010 will be “
§ An overview of
The event is scheduled for December 2, 9am-12pm at the Vancouver Club. An advertising and registration flyer will be circulated to members and guests early next week.
TIM CHAPMAN to retire FROM WESTERN STEVEDORING
The Board of Directors of Western Stevedoring has announced that Tim Chapman will be retiring a President effective January 31, 2011 following a 44-year career in the maritime industry. Brad Eshleman will assume the role as President on February 1, 2011 and Keith Moger will assume the position of Executive Vice President, Operations.
CHANGES TO SUPPORT MANDATORY ELECTRONIC EXPORT REPORTING
Canada Border Services has issued Customs Notice 10-019 – Upcoming Regulatory Change in Support of Mandatory Export Reporting for Marine Carriers.
The Chamber of Shipping is supporting this initiative and will continue to work with CBSA to ensure that the regulatory amendments to the Reporting of Exported Goods Regulations (Regulations) are acceptable. No changes to the timeframes required for export carrier reporting are being proposed and no penalties will apply before the program is fully implemented. The ACI Client Document provides the system requirement details and CBSA is already prepared and capable to assist carriers with system testing.
CHARGES LAID FOR UNLAWFUL EXPORT OF GOODS TO
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that Kenn Borek Air Ltd. of
It is alleged that one de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter airplane as well as 149 aircraft parts were sent to
BLACK BOX DATA RECORDER REGULATIONS
As noted in last week’s newsletter,
Under regulation 20 of SOLAS chapter V on Voyage data recorders (VDR), the following ships are required to carry VDRs:
§ passenger ships constructed on or after 1 July 2002;
§ ro-ro passenger ships constructed before 1 July 2002 not later than the first survey on or after 1 July 2002;
§ passenger ships other than ro-ro passenger ships constructed before 1 July 2002 not later than 1 January 2004; and
§ ships, other than passenger ships, of 3,000 gross tonnage and upwards constructed on or after 1 July 2002.
Administrations may exempt ships, other than ro-ro passenger ships, constructed before 1 July 2002, from being fitted with a VDR where it can be demonstrated that interfacing a VDR with the existing equipment on the ship is unreasonable and impracticable.
PETER SWIFT OF INTERTANKO AWARDED IMO LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Dr. Peter Swift has been presented, by the Secretary General of the IMO, Efthimios Mitropoulos, with a special Tanker Shipping & Trade Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mitropoulos spoke of “the tremendous contribution made to shipping by Peter throughout an illustrious career in the service of shipping.” He went on to say that Peter’s name is synonymous with so many worthy causes, with which he has engaged energetically, dynamically and with such success. “Few have earned the recognition of their peers more than he has. He has served with great distinction.”
Appointed in February 2001 as Managing Director of INTERTANKO (The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners), Swift has spent the last ten years energetically and effectively representing the interests of more than 250 oil/chemical tanker owners with over 260m dwt of tonnage and a further 320 associate members from the broader shipping industry.
REPORT ON CLIMATE CHANGE FINANCING
In addition to current discussion within IMO on reduction of CO2 emissions by the marine industry, the United Nations has established a High-Level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing (AGF). In line with the ‘Copenhagen Accord’ agreed last year, the UN AGF is looking at means of raising up to US $100 billion a year from business to assist developing countries as part of new global deal on climate change. In view of the danger that the international shipping industry might be seen as a major source of funding (in addition to whatever might be agreed at IMO) it will be recalled that ICS made a submission to the AGF, which national associations were requested to bring to the attention of governments. The AGF last week presented its recommendations to the UN Secretary General, several of which refer to directly to international transport and shipping.
Based on initial analysis, the International Chamber of Shipping has issued a press release, in which a cautious welcome is given to recommendations which highlight the role of IMO, if not to proposals to place a new financial burden on the marine industry.
HEAVY RANSOM PAID FOR RELEASE OF VLCC SAMHO DREAM
Somali pirates are reported to have received a ransom of $90m (£9m) to release the South Korean flagged oil tanker Samho Dream, held by Somali pirates since April. At the same time, $7m was paid the secure the
From Jan-Sept 2010:
§ Pirates boarded 128 ships
§ Guns used in 137 incidents and knives in 66
§ One crew member killed, 27 injured, 773 taken hostage
Source: International Maritime Bureau
ENGINE ROOM FIRE ON CARNIVAL SPLENDOR
The cruise ship Carnival Splendor was just 200 nautical miles south of
Onboard at the time were 3,299 passengers and 1,167 crew. The fire initially cut off most power supplies, however bathrooms and cold running water were restored within 24 hours. Elevators, air conditioning and hot food remained unavailable throughout the ordeal, the vessel eventually reaching
A helicopter from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan
landing emergency supplies on the upper deck
Index 3695 2432 1532
Last week 4011 2287 1655
Spot time charter $35,600/day $19,600/day $16,000/day
Last week $40,200/day $18,800/day $17,300/day
Upcoming Meetings and Events
CHALLENGES FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IN THE YEAR OF THE SEAFARER
November 17-18th - The North American Marine Environment Protection Association is hosting a 2010 World Maritime Day Observance Conference focused on the “Year of the Seafarer.” The Conference will be held at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel. Registration is free, but limited. Download Program and Registration Form.
November 17-19th - The 2nd International Conference on Gateway and Corridors will be held at the Sutton Place Hotel. Program agenda and registration can be found at www.gateway-corridor.com.
UNDERSTANDING INCOTERMS 2010 & NAFTA AUDIT WORKSHOPS
November 18th – The Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters will host a two workshops in
INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED SHIPBROKERS PUB NIGHT
Nov 16 ISSC Board of Directors Meeting @ 12:00
Nov 16 COS Ship & Port Operations Committee Meeting @ 12:30
Nov 16 CEF Discussion Prince Rupert @ 14:00
Nov 17-18 NAMEPA Year of the Seafarer Conference
Nov 18 COS Joint Customs Working Group / Container Examination Meeting @ 13:00
Nov 19 COS Board of Directors Strategic Planning Session
Nov 24 PACMAR & NANS Meeting @ 10:30
Nov 25 ICS Pub Night at Steamworks @ 17:30
Nov 26 Business of Shipping Education Committee Meeting @ 08:30
Nov 26 COS Board of Governors Lunch @ 12:00
Nov 30 COS Owners Committee Meeting @ 12:00
Dec 2 Business of Shipping Seminar on
Dec 7 PMV Security Stakeholders Meeting @ 09:30
Dec 7 CIABC Board of Directors Meeting @ 10:30
Dec 8 COS Liner Committee Meeting @ 10:00
Ship of the Week
Class: Long Forecastle Flower Corvette
Launched: December 30, 1941
Commissioned: December 30, 1941
Length: 205 feet
Beam: 33 feet
Draft: 14 feet, 10 inches
Displacement: 1,170 tons
Complement: 80 officers and men
Endurance: 4,000 miles at 12 knots
Armament: One Mk IX 4-inch BL gun, one Mk VIII 2-pounder on anti-aircraft mount; two 20mm guns; four depth charge throwers; one Mk 3 hedgehog
In this week of remembrance it is appropriate that we pay tribute to HMCS Sackville, one of more than 120 corvettes built in
a proud ship’s company
Most Flower-class corvettes were scrapped shortly after the war however Sackville was laid up in reserve. She was reactivated in 1952 and converted to a research vessel for the Department of Marine and Fisheries. The armament was removed, the hull repainted black in place of the original dazzle camouflage and the new pennant number 532 painted on the hull (changed to 113 in the late 1950s). A laboratory was built on the aft superstructure in 1964 and the bridge enclosed in 1968. She remained in service until December 1982.
Sackville was transferred to the Canadian Naval Corvette Trust (now the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust) on 28 October 1983 and restored to her 1944 appearance (apart from minor details in her camouflage and the presence of the "barber pole" red and white pattern around her funnel which had been removed before 1944).
The vessel serves the summer months as a museum ship moored beside the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, Nova Scotia, while spending her winters in the naval dockyard at CFB Halifax under the care of Maritime Forces Atlantic, the Atlantic fleet of Canadian Forces Maritime Command. Sackville's presence in
Sackville makes her first appearance each spring when she is towed by a naval tug from HMC Dockyard to a location off Point Pleasant Park on the first Sunday in May to participate in the Commemoration of the Battle of the Atlantic ceremonies held at a memorial in the park overlooking the entrance to Halifax Harbour. Sackville typically hosts several dozen RCN veterans on this day and has also participated in several burials at sea for dispersing the ashes of RCN veterans of the
Our Vancouver Canucks attend Thursday’s
Service of Remembrance in Ottawa
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