INTERTANKO (the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners) is a trade association that has served as the voice for independent tanker owners since 1970, representing the interests of its Members at national, regional and international levels.
The organisation champions an industry dedicated to support global energy networks by delivering safe, efficient and environmentally sound transport services.
INTERTANKO actively works on a wide range of operational, technical, legal and commercial issues affecting tanker owners and operators around the world. It draws on regular and direct contact with its Members and other industry stakeholders to develop and disseminate information and best practice, essential to the tanker industry.
Membership benefits include representation at all key industry forums by a large, respected industry body, easy access to guidance and advice, as well as networking opportunities with fellow Members and industry peers through the extensive network of Associate Members and other industry stakeholders.
As INTERTANKO is a Member-run, direct entry organisation, its strength lies in developing policies that are immediately relevant and beneficial to Members.
INTERTANKO works closely with its industry counterparts including the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI), Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO), International Association of Class Societies (IACS), International Group of P&I Clubs, the Port State Control MoUs, US Coast Guard, European Commission and many others.
A recognised Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), it has, among others, observer status at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC), contributing actively to their work. Through this engagement, Members have the possibility to influence strategically important developments at the highest level.