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 involved in ship operations and who are based in North America to promote the activities and priorities of the North American Membership in relation to INTERTANKO governing bodies and committees. The Panel should:
Promote the policies and strategies of the Association in North America.
Act as resource group for the INTERTANKO bodies, bringing forward priorities and matters of concern to the North American Tanker Community.
Act as a catalyst for boosting the participation and involvement of the Members based in North America in the activities of the Association.
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 North American Panel is an open forum for Members and associate members involved in the operation of ships. It is an INTERTANKO Forum constituted by and responsible to INTERTANKO.
The Chairman, who preferably should be an INTERTANKO Council Member, and 2 Vice Chairmen will be elected by the Panel. The term of the Chairmanship is a one year period which can extended for another year. The term of office for the Vice Chairmen should not exceed two years.
3. TERMS OF REFERENCE
The Terms of the Reference for the INTERTANKO North American Panel shall be approved by INTERTANKO’s Executive Committee and Council.
4. SECRETARIAL WORK
The INTERTANKO Office undertakes the Secretarial and administrative tasks for the INTERTANKO North American Panel.
5. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The INTERTANKO North American 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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