INTERTANKO’s Environmental Committee and North American Panel have recently raised concerns over the inadequate or the non-provision of oily waste reception facilities at certain oil terminals.

In particular, some oil major terminals were seen as problem areas for refusing to take cargo and ship generated oily wastes even though the facilities existed.


At the  Environmental Committee meeting in June, it was suggested that it would be beneficial for INTERTANKO to  approach the oil majors regarding these concerns. Before doing this, specific  cases need to  be documented with INTERTANKO to illustrate  the extent of the  problem.


For this purpose, members as asked to use INTERTANKO’s Reception Facility feedback form or alternatively, please contact INTERTANKO directly.


Contact: Tim Wilkins, 


Reception Facilities Feedback Form, Click here for more information.