INTERTANKO enhances its service to chemical tanker owners

To further enhance its service to chemical tanker owners INTERTANKO is pleased to announce the promotion of Captain Howard Snaith to Marine and Chemical Director and the appointment of Ms Margaret Doyle as Chemical Manager.

To further enhance its service to chemical tanker owners INTERTANKO is pleased to announce the promotion of Captain Howard Snaith to Marine and Chemical Director. Capt. Snaith joined INTERTANKO in 2000 as Marine Manager. In addition, Ms Margaret Doyle has been appointed as Chemical Manager.

In recent years the number of chemical tankers within the INTERTANKO fleet has been steadily increasing. Today INTERTANKO represents chemical companies with over 576 chemical tankers, or close to 30% of the tankers registered in INTERTANKO.

Until recently chemical tanker owners’ interests were represented through an open forum within INTERTANKO called the Chemical Tanker Owners’ Advisory Group (CTOAG) As a result of a review of its terms of reference the CTOAG was elevated to the full status of a committee and renamed the Chemical Tanker Committee (CTC). This Committee meets twice a year rotating between Europe and the Far East.

To ensure that the Americas are fully represented, INTERTANKO inaugurated the Chemical Tanker Sub-Committee - Americas (CTSCA) in April 2003. This Sub-committee of the CTC aims to support the work of the CTC whilst handling specific regional issues that arise from both North and South America.

The strengthening of INTERTANKO’s presence in this sector and through the Chemical Tanker Committee (CTC) and Chemical Tanker Subcommittee - Americas (CTSCA) will allow us to expand the range of issues that the Association can address to further the interests of independent chemical tanker owners and ensure that these interests are best reflected in the chemical industry’s day-to-day trading activities and market developments.

INTERTANKO is active on a number of fronts and the principal chemical tanker issues are summarised and available here

Contacts: Howard Snaith or Margaret Doyle