North American Panel


  • The overall aim is to promote the activities and priorities of the North American membership in relation to INTERTANKO governing bodies and committees.
  • Promote the policies and strategies of the Association in North America.
  • Act as resource group for the INTERTANKO bodies, establishing priorities and raising 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 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.
  • Screen applications for membership with INTERTANKO from the region.

Main issues:

  • Maritime security
  • Massachusetts Oil Spill Response legislation
  • State and Federal regulations in light of recent incidents
  • Canada Shipping Act – Bill C-15
  • The U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection AMS
  • Ballast Water Management
  • Anti-terrorist legislation - shipowners liability
  • Ballast water management
  • Category 3 engine regulations
  • Exclusionary terminal contracts
  • Salvage and fire fighting requirements
  • Tank level or pressure monitoring devices (TLPM)
  • Tug escorts
  • USCG campaign on oily water separators
  • Average Most Probable Discharge (AMPD)

North American Panel Chairman: Oscar Pinto - Valles Steamship (Canada)

Secretary to the Panel: Joseph Angelo


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