Chemical Tanker Committee (CTC)
INTERTANKO continues to represent over 70% of the world’s independent tanker owners and with nearly 35% of the membership being chemical and parcel tankers the work of the committee is very important and its effectiveness continues to broaden and deepen.
Secretary: Patrick Keffler
Aims of the Chemical Tanker Committee
- To further the interests of INTERTANKO’s chemical tanker owners and operators with regard to the continuous enhancement of relevant safety issues and commercial, pollution prevention and regulatory matters.
- To act as a resource group for INTERTANKO and wherever possible act as a link with the chemical industry and its organisations with the aim of ensuring that chemical tanker owners interests are reflected in the chemical industry’s day to day trading activities.
- Actively develop and maintain dialogue with the organisations such as the International Maritime Organization (IMO), International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations (FOSFA), European Petrochemical Association (EPCA), European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI) and other chemical/shipping organisations with a view to developing mutual cooperation where it is found useful and beneficial to INTERTANKO members to do so.
The committee works on and continues to contribute to issues at the IMO. These range from the new SOLAS regulation VI/5-2 related to the prohibition of the blending of bulk liquid cargoes and production processes during sea voyages; the guidelines in chapter 21 of the IBC Code which govern the carriage requirements for cargoes in chapter 17; amendments to the IBC Code which would require that when a cargo requiring an oxygen dependent inhibitor is carried then the inhibitor certificate that accompanies the cargo should also contain information on the levels of oxygen required to be maintained in the vapour space of the tank to keep the inhibitor effective. The Committee provided valuable input to the work done at the IMO on the on the carriage and transportation of biofuels.
Its most important work has been on the revision of the regulations governing the application of Inert Gas which are coming to a close at IMO. The committee regularly reviews the INTERTANKO policy on inert gas and has continued to support the principle that Inert Gas should be applied on a “cargo-property based” approach rather than on the basis of size of the tank or the vessel.
It works with CDI on the issues of Crew Knowledge and Proficiency Testing (CKP) the increasing costs of CDI ship-inspections and the revision of the CDI Ship Inspection Report questionnaire
The committee has also addressed the issue of increasingly stricter cleaning standards required by charterers by developing a set of common standards for tank cleaning which can be used by owners and operators in liaison with their charterers.
Other current issues and work programme items are:
- Developing procedures for the improvement of chemical tanker safety.
- Representation at IMO meetings on chemical issues (PPR, MEPC, MSC, ESPH)
- Information provision through weekly INTERTANKO Chemical Bulletins
- Representation at the Chemical Distribution Institute’s (CDI) Accreditation Committee, its Technical Committee, and its Audit Committee, as well as on the CDI Executive Board.
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Terms of Reference
Terms of Reference
Chemical Tanker Committee
1 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
1.1 The aim of the Chemical Tanker Committee (CTC) is to further the interests of independent chemical tanker owners by being closely involved in the following areas;-
1.1.1 Commercial issues affecting the sustainability of chemical tanker industry.
1.1.2 National and International regulatory developments.
1.1.3 Pollution prevention and pollution liability issues.
1.1.4 Improvement of safety standards on board chemical tankers.
1.2 The CTC shall, in addition to acting as a resource group for the INTERTANKO organisation, whenever possible, act as a link between INTERTANKO and the chemical industry and its organisations. This, with the aim of ensuring that chemical tanker owners’ interests are reflected in the chemical industries day-to-day trading activities and market developments.
1.3 In its work the CTC is to pay due regard to relevant work being done by other INTERTANKO Committees and by other organisations and regulatory authorities.
1.4 The CTC shall develop and continue dialogue with IMO, ICS, IPTA, CDI, FOSFA, EPCA and other shipping organisations and co-operate with them, where it is found to be useful and beneficial for INTERTANKO chemical tanker owners. Duplication of work and representation should be avoided wherever possible.
2.1 The CTC is a Committee for members operating chemical tankers. A chemical tanker is defined as a vessel which complies with the IMO, IBC/BCH code and is issued with a Certificate of Fitness.
2.2 In the interest of efficiency, the committee membership will be restricted to about 20 members.
2.3 The Committee (CTC) will review its membership based upon the active participation of the individual members and attendance at every committee meeting. Applications from new candidates for nomination to the committee should be reviewed at every committee meeting when the committee reviews its membership.
2.4 Committee members shall endeavour to attend all committee meetings but in any event shall attend a minimum of one meeting per year and make every effort towards active contribution to the work of the committee. Should a committee member not be able to attend, the member will be encouraged to submit written comments.
2.5 Committee members should have experience and expertise which will contribute to the aims and objectives of the Committee.
2.6 The Committee members term is two years which can be extended for another two years, unless other reasons apply and are approved by the Executive Committee.
2.7 To the extent possible, the Committee membership should be comprised of members with a good geographical spread.
2.8 A Committee member may, on occasion, be represented by an alternate from his company.
2.9 Membership on the Committee rests with the individual, not the company that the individual works for.
2.10 Repeated non‐attendance may result in removal from the committee.
3 REPRESENTATION ON EXTERNAL BODIES
3.1 Committee members may be selected to represent the organisation (INTERTANKO) on external bodies.
3.2 The term of any such external representation shall be two years upon which time all such representations shall be presented to the committee for reconsideration and/or re-election.
3.3 This term of two years can be renewed if no alternate nominations are forthcoming
3.4 Appropriate Qualifications will be required where necessary.
3.5 Such opportunities for representation shall be presented to committee members equally.
3.6 Members making such external representation shall report to the committee.
4 CHAIRMAN & VICE-CHAIRMAN
4.1 The Chairman and Vice Chairman shall be nominated by CTC for election by the Council.
4.2 The Chairman’s and vice-chairman’s term of office is two years which can be extended for another two years, unless other reasons apply and are approved by the Executive Committee. Examples of when other reasons apply could include when a new Chairman (or Vice-Chairman) cannot be found or the resolution of an important issue under discussion by the Committee would benefit for the Chairman’s (or Vice-Chairman’s) leadership.
5.1 The Committee will typically meet twice a year.
6 TRAVEL EXPENSES
6.1 Travel expenses related to the Committee’s membership should be paid for by the member’s company.
7 TERMS OF REFERENCE
7.1 The Terms of Reference shall be approved by the Council.
8.1 The INTERTANKO Secretariat undertakes the secretarial and administrative tasks for the CTC.
9.1 The CTC will report to the INTERTANKO Council.
Thome Ship Management Pte. Ltd.
Capt. Allan Dutton
Mr. Svend Foyn-Bruun
Odfjell Management AS
Capt Steve Hardy
NYK Line (Dubai Office)
Mr. Kazuhiro Iwaki
Iino Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Capt. Amit Jain
Unix Line Pte Ltd
Mr. Diego Jaramillo
Waterfront Shipping Co Ltd
Mr. Jeffrey Kindle
Nordic Tankers (USA) LLC
Capt. Brian King
MOL Tankship Management (Europe) Ltd.
Capt. Caspar Lavall
Team Tankers International DK
Capt. Andrey Moiseev
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Cyprus) Ltd
Mr. Norman O'Shaughnessy
Stolt-Nielsen USA Inc.
Mr. Ioannis A. (John) Panorios
Latsco Marine Management Inc
Capt. Sanjay Patil
Eaglestar Shipmanagement (London)
Mr. Steffen Tunge
OSM Ship Management Pte Ltd
Capt. Andrejs Vasiljevs
Norbulk Shipping UK Ltd.