The general meeting of Association of Marine and
River Bunkers was held in Saint-Petersburg on the 22nd of June.
accessed the operating results of Association. A progress was achieved in the main task
to develop the constructive dialogue with the relevant governmental bodies both
on federal and local levels in the interests of the participants.
other Association activities got the positive reaction as well, in particular
the educational. Association held two educational programs, concerning the most
relevant issues for the bunker companies: “The specifics of the application of
the international sea law” and “Training of the hazardous cargoes
transportation advisors”. Among the
attendants there were both the representatives of the private companies and the
following decisions were accepted at the meeting:
define the major Principles for the participants of the civilized bunker market.
The principles include 10 clauses, which execution guarantee transparent,
secure work and can provide the high quality of the supplied fuel.
approve the provision concerning the register of the bunkering companies of
Saint-Petersburg. The register along with the Principles has to ensure the
secure and high quality production activity. The participation is totally
voluntary. To be added to the register the company has to provide the
information about its activity, which can confirm that the company follows all
the rules, safety regulations and environment protection laws. The register
holder will be the Oil club of Saint-Petersburg – an independent organization,
enjoying the full authority in the industry. At the current level the register
will include only Saint-Petersburg company, in prospect it will embrace other
regions of the Russian Federation.
approve the standard forms of the tanker bareboat charter and time charter,
introduced for the first time in Russia. The author of the document – the law
department of LLC “Lukoil Neva”, the document is specially worked out for the
bunker operations. It contains the detailed requirements for the safety of the
transportation and transshipment operations and for the fuel quality up to the
world standards. The present work indicates the maturity of the bunker market
in Russia. As it is common in the world practice,
the contract freight forms will be available to all the companies.
members of the Association by common consent accepted the idea to enter BIMCO,
as far as the authority of this international organization will enable to
protect efficiently the interests of the member companies.
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