An introduction to the Ports and Terminal Section of INTERTANKO by Gunnar A Knudsen Manager INTERTANKO for World Maritime University Oslo, 24 September 2007 Anti-Trust/Competition Law Compliance Statement INTERTANKO’s policy is to be firmly committed to maintaining a fair and competitive environment in the world tanker trade, and to adhering to all applicable laws which regulate INTERTANKO’s and its members’ activities in these markets. These laws include the anti-trust/competition laws which the United States, the European Union and many nations of the world have adopted to preserve the free enterprise system, promote competition and protect the public from monopolistic and other restrictive trade practices. INTERTANKO’s activities will be conducted in compliance with its Anti-trust/Competition Law Guidelines. Ports and Terminals Section Staff: Gunnar A Knudsen, Manager 30 years in chartering of tankers 11 years with INTERTANKO Ann Saether, Assistant Manager 29 years with INTERTANKO 4 years in P&T Section Ports and Terminals Section Regional Representation Members Norway 26 Germany 11 Ports and Terminals Section Functional Representation Associate Members Agents 57 (Ann) Ship Brokers 49 (Gunnar) Port Authorities 5 (Ann) Ports and Terminals Section Associate Members Committee (1) Committee structure: 10 committee members currently representing : Agents – Shipbrokers (2) - Ports - Class – Marine Response - Oil Companies – P & I Insurance – Shipbuilders – Flag states Ports and Terminals Section Associate Members Committee (2) Purpose and work structure: • Provide a discussion forum for associate members • Identify and debate concerns, ideas and reports from various associate member business segments. • Interact with other committees and the INTERTANKO Council and Executive Committee Ports and Terminals Section Main P&T Issues and services (1) Maritime Security Compliance with the Amendments to SOLAS and the ISPS Code • Implementation issues and problems • Lobby work in IMO, EU and USCG • Interaction with industry partners • Assistance to members Port Reception Facilities • Annual update on availability, prices and contact details Ports and Terminals Section Main P&T issues and services (2) Port Disbursements • Annual update on tanker ports worldwide • ”Thank God for port agents” • Input from members • Combined database Freight and Demurrage Information Pool • Follow up on member claims • Payments records • FDIP circulars 4 times a year • Record of ”reported” charterers Ports and Terminals Section Main P&T issues and services (3) • Visit members and potential members • Weekly News articles • Port regulations and restrictions • Reception Facilities (combined database) • Trading Regulations • Collection of unsettled port disbursements • Web based Port Information service • Maritime Security issues • SBT tanker follow up Ports and Terminals Section Thank you for your kind attention and good luck!
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