North American Panel
Terms of Reference
Terms of Reference
North American Panel
1. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The overall aim of the North American Panel is to provide an open forum for INTERTANKO’s Members and Associate Members to promote the activities and priorities of the North American Membership in relation to the Association. The Panel should:
1.1 Promote the activities, priorities and concerns of the regional tanker community relative to the overall activities of the Association.
1.2 Facilitate communication and promote the sharing of experiences between Members and with the Association
1.3 Act as a catalyst for boosting the participation and involvement of the Members based in the region in the activities of the Association.
1.4 Act as resource group for INTERTANKO bodies, establishing priorities and raising matters of concern to the regional tanker community.
1.5 Review regional legislative proposals and activities affecting the whole membership and address tanker issues peculiar to the
1.6 Assist the Association’s cooperation with industry, governmental and environmental bodies in the region.
1.7 Promote the policies and strategies of the Association in the region and the interaction between INTERTANKO and the wider industry, to achieve the best conditions for tanker owners and promote safety at sea and the protection of the environment.
The INTERTANKO North American Panel is an open forum for all Members and Associate Members of the Association, constituted by and responsible to INTERTANKO.
3. CHAIR AND VICE CHAIRS
In consultation with the Executive Committee, the Panel will nominate the Chair and up to three Vice Chairs for election by the INTERTANKO Council. They shall normally be elected for a period of two years and may serve for no more than three terms of two years.
The Panel is to meet as necessary, generally twice a year at venues or online, to be decided by the Chairman and the INTERTANKO Secretariat with a view to maximise Member engagement.
5. TRAVEL EXPENSES
The travel expenses of the Panel’s membership should be paid for by the member company.
6. TERMS OF REFERENCE
The Terms of the Reference for the Panel shall be approved by INTERTANKO’s Council.
7. SECRETARIAL WORK
The INTERTANKO Office undertakes the secretarial and administrative tasks for the Panel.
8. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Panel should pay due regard to relevant work being done by INTERTANKO Committees and guide its activities in line with the policies endorsed by the Council.
Main aims of the North American Panel
- To promote the activities and priorities of the North American membership in relation to INTERTANKO’s governing bodies and committees
- To promote the policies and strategies of the Association in North America
- To act as a catalyst for boosting the participation and involvement of the members based in North America in the activities of the Association
- To co-operate with other industry bodies in the region to achieve the harmonisation of best trading conditions for the tanker owners and promote safety at sea and the protection of the environment
"The overall aims of the North American Panel are to promote the activities and priorities of the North American Membership in relation to INTERTANKO’s governing bodies and Committees, keep the North American membership fully up to speed on tanker issues worldwide and increase Membership in INTERTANKO from the North American region."
Oscar Pinto (Valles Steamship, Canada)
INTERTANKO North American Panel Chairman
- Maritime security
- Cyber risk management
- State and Federal regulations
- Dialogue with US Guard on port state control issues
- Ballast Water Management
- Air emissions
- Greenhouse gas emissions
- Salvage and firefighting requirements
- Tank level or pressure monitoring devices (TLPM)
- Tug escorts
- Average Most Probable Discharge (AMPD)
The North American Regional Panel meets twice a year rotating between the maritime centres in North America. All Members and Associate Members in North America or Members and Associate Members with offices in North America are welcome to attend the panel meetings.
Secretary: Patrick Keffler
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