Gas Tanker Committee (GTC)
INTERTANKO's Gas Tanker Committee (GTC) was formed in 2016 to address the needs of the growing proportion of Members with LNG/LPG interests and to provide dedicated operational support and advice on gas-related issues.
The GTC's key objective is to be the voice of all independent gas tanker owners. In order to achieve this, the GTC aims to:
- Represent Member interests in all international forums/organisations
- Develop and promote best practice and standards
- Provide owners with expertise on any gas-related matter
- Introduce and link gas tanker owners to the whole range of services that INTERTANKO provides
Chairman: Capt Rajalingam Subramaniam, President & CEO, AET Tanker Holdings
Secretary: Phil Belcher
Some of the key issues looked at by the GTC include:
- Revising IGC Code ambiguities
- SIRE Vessel Inspection Questionnaire (VIQ) review in association with OCIMF
- New technologies - Membrane type etc
- Cargo Compressor Room
- Commercial issues, including Charter Party Clauses for gas carriers
INTERTANKO Gas Tanker Committee meets in Dubai
Under the chair of Captain Rajalingam of MISC Berhad, the 6th meeting of INTERTANKO’s Gas Tanker committee met in Dubai... MORE
INTERTANKO’s Gas Tanker Committee meets in London
INTERTANKO'S Gas Tanker Committee (GTC) held its fifth session on 3 May in London. A new member, Demetris Makaritis of... MORE
IGC Code on the agenda as Gas Tanker Committee meets in Singapore
INTERTANKO'S Gas Tanker Committee (GTC) held its fourth session on 12 October in AET's Singapore office. The gathered delegates were... MORE
INTERTANKO’s Gas Tanker Committee meets in Athens
INTERTANKO'S Gas Tanker Committee (GTC) held its third session on 4 April in Athens, Greece, when two new members -... MORE
Minutes now online for Gas Tanker Committee’s Singapore meeting
The INTERTANKO Gas Tanker Committee met in Singapore on 19 October 2016. GTC discussed a numerous issues related to gas,... MORE
Lay-up and Reactivation Guidelines for Gas Carriers
INTERTANKO's Lay-up and Reactivation Guidelines for Gas Carriers. INTERTANKO's GTC developed general guidelines on lay-up (and reactivation) of gas tankers... MORE
Guide to Blending/Commingling of LPG Cargoes On Board Gas Carriers
The GTC's first publication was developed to assist Members in the process of safely blending LPG cargoes and complying with... MORE
Terms of Reference
Terms of Reference
Gas Tanker Committee
1. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
- 1.1 The aim of the Gas Tanker Committee (GTC) is to further the interests of independent gas tanker owners by being closely involved in the following areas:
- 1.1.1 Improvement of safety and operational aspects on board gas tankers though the development of procedures, guidelines and best practices.
- 1.1.2 National and international regulatory developments.
- 1.1.3 Carriage of gas as cargo and, as appropriate, gas as a fuel.
- 1.1.4 Issues related to the interface between ship and terminal.
- 1.1.5 Rules and requirements issued by other bodies.
- 1.1.6 Statutory and third party inspections and issues relating to sea trials and gas trials of LPG carriers.
- 1.1.7 Training, competency and verification thereof for seafarers and shore staff dealing with Gas carriers.
- 1.1.8 Development of benchmarking and KPIs on safety and operational matters (inerting, cooling down process, heating and vaporising cargo, etc.)
- 1.1.9 Technological developments on matters related with reliquefaction plants and cargo monitoring systems.
- 1.1.10 Documentary aspects of gas chartering.
- 1.2 The GTC shall, in addition to acting as a resource group for the Association, act as a link between INTERTANKO and other gas industry associations such as SIGTTO, SGMF, CDI and GIIGNL. This, with the aim of ensuring that gas tanker owners’ interests are considered.
- 1.3 In its work, the GTC is to pay due regard to relevant work being done by other INTERTANKO Committees and by other organisations and regulatory bodies. In addition, the GTC shall do its best to be aware of, not duplicate and contribute to the work being done by other gas tanker organisations such as SIGTTO, SGMF, CDI and GIIGNL.
- 1.4 The GTC shall develop and continue dialogue with IMO, SIGTTO, SGMF, GIIGNL OCIMF and other organisations and co-operate with them, where it is found to be useful and beneficial for INTERTANKO gas tanker owners.
- 1.5 Committee members may be selected to represent INTERTANKO on external bodies. Representation should reflect the position adopted by the association. Members making such external representation should provide a report on any meetings attended to the Committee.
- 2.1 The Gas Tanker Committee will comprise of members operating gas tankers. When appropriate, representatives from gas industry organizations, such as SIGTTO, SGMF and GIIGNL may be invited to attend the committee meetings as guests.
- 2.2 The committee membership will be restricted to 25 members.
- 2.3 The Committee will review its membership based upon the active participation of the individual members and attendance at every committee meeting. Applications from new candidates should be reviewed at every meeting when the committee reviews its membership.
- 2.4 Members should attend committee meetings and actively participate in the committee discussions. Repeated non-attendance/ non contribution may result in a review of committee membership and a recommendation of removal from the committee. A committee member may, on occasion, be represented by an alternate from his company.
- 2.5 Membership of the Committee (and any sub-committees/working groups) shall be open to Members of the Association and by invitation to others who are able to contribute usefully to the work of the Committee. Committee members should have experience and expertise which will contribute to the aims and objectives of the Committee, therefore, membership of the committee rests with the individual, not the company.
- 2.6 Committee members will serve on the Committee for two years, which can be extended for another two years, unless other reasons apply and are approved by the Executive Committee. Examples of when other reasons apply could include when it is difficult to get new members to join a Committee or the member has specific expertise that would be valuable in the resolution of an important issue under discussion by the Committee.
- 2.7 The make-up of the committee should generally reflect the geographical representation of the wider membership of INTERTANKO.
3. CHAIRMAN & VICE-CHAIRMAN
- 3.1 The Chairman and Vice Chairman shall be nominated by GTC for election by the Council.
- 3.2 The Chairman’s and Vice-chairman’s term of office is two years which can be extended for another two years, unless other reasons apply and are approved by the Executive Committee. Examples of when other reasons apply could include when a new Chairman (or Vice-Chairman) cannot be found or the resolution of an important issue under discussion by the Committee would benefit for the Chairman’s (or Vice-Chairman’s) leadership.
- 4.1 The Committee will typically meet twice a year.
- 4.2 The Chairman may invite observers to the meetings.
5. TRAVEL EXPENSES
- 5.1 Travel expenses related to the Committee’s membership should be paid for by the member’s company.
6. TERMS OF REFERENCE
- 6.1 The Terms of Reference and any subsequent changes shall be approved by the Council.
- 7.1 The INTERTANKO Secretariat undertakes the secretarial and administrative tasks for the GTC.
- 8.1 The GTC will report to the INTERTANKO Council.
Teekay Marine Services (Glasgow)
Mr. Geir Almestad
Odfjell Management AS
Mr. Diamantis Andriotis
Stealth Maritime Corporation SA
Capt Shu Binglin
Associated Maritime Company (HK) Ltd
Capt. Michael Bourekas
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Cyprus) Ltd
Capt. Haruhisa Fujino
Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha
Petredec Holdings (Eastern) Pte Ltd
Mr. George Kourelis
Capt. Claude Maerten
Mr. Demetris Makaritis
Capt. Prashant Mathur
Selandia Ship Management (India) Pvt Ltd
Capt. Kikuhiko Motoyama
Meiji Shipping Co. Ltd.
Capt. Dimitrios Oikonomou
Dorian LPG Management Corp
Mr. Vassilis Papageorgiou
Tsakos Shipping & Trading SA
Capt. Sanjay Patil
Eaglestar Shipmanagement (London)
Ms. Marta Ponis
Stolt Tankers BV
Mr. Douglas Rowat
Northern Marine Management Ltd.
Capt. Sanjiv Sethi
Mr. Maxim Sharov
SCF Management Services (Cyprus) Ltd
Mr. Ioannis Stefanou
Wallem Shipmanagement Limited
Capt. Rajalingam Subramaniam
AET Tanker Holdings (Singapore)
Mr. Igor V. Tonkovidov
SCF Management Services (Novorossiysk)
Mr. Kostas Vlachos
Consolidated Marine Management Inc