Members encouraged to increase their use of Terminal Vetting Database

INTERTANKO would like to remind Members of the value to be obtained from using INTERTANKO’s Terminal Vetting Database (TVD) and we actively encourage you to incorporate the system into your company’s operating requirements.

 

Access

The TVD is available to those who are tanker owners/operators, terminal owners/operators, port state control authorities and others with a legitimate interest in improving safety, but who are not Members or Associate Members of our organisation.

 

History

The TVD was established in 2004 when, a group of INTERTANKO Members completed the test phase of a terminal vetting pilot project and created a database which could accommodate reports on tanker terminals world-wide. Historically, access to the TVD had been restricted to INTERTANKO Members and Associate Members. However, in view of the demands by many in the industry for access, and following an internal review by INTERTANKO's Vetting Committee's TVD working Group (chaired by Captain John Hill of Heidmar Inc), the TVD is now more widely available.

 

Accessibility

Access continues to remain free of charge. We believe that such broadened access to the TVD will be to the benefit of everyone with an active interest in improving the safety of the vessel at the ship-shore interface.

 

Operation, Growth and Benefits

The TVD has gone from strength to strength since its inception, with a recent upgrade in its format making its operating style similar to the SIRE and CDI systems.

 

If a ship reports a poor rating (a score of two or less out of five) for any of the 12 scored items:

     I.        the terminal is automatically notified and asked to directly address that item and to provide "Terminal Comments" within 30 days for entry into the TVD; and

   II.        a "Low Score Alert" is sent to INTERTANKO and to the Chairman of the TVD Working Group.

 

INTERTANKO's Vetting Committee regularly discusses selected Terminal Vetting Reports (TVRs) as part of its biannual meetings.

 

Confidentiality

Members are also reminded that, although the vessel name, IMO number and Master's name are included as questions in the reporting form, this information is only for the use of INTERTANKO and is kept confidential to the individual submitting company. None of this information is accessible on the website.

 

Support

For more information regarding the TVD and to request access, please click here or contact support@Q88.com

 

Contact: Adele Garnett or Ajay Gour