Terms of Reference
Terms of Reference
1. Aims and Objectives
1.1 Promote the activities, priorities and concerns of the regional tanker community relative to the overall activities of the Association.
1.2 Facilitate communication and promote the sharing of experiences between Members and with the Association
1.3 Act as a catalyst for boosting the participation and involvement of the Members based in the region in the activities of the Association.
1.4 Act as resource group for INTERTANKO bodies, establishing priorities and raising matters of concern to the regional tanker community.
1.5 Review regional legislative proposals and activities affecting the whole membership and address tanker issues peculiar to the
1.6 Assist the Association’s cooperation with industry, governmental and environmental bodies in the region.
1.7 Promote the policies and strategies of the Association in the region and the interaction between INTERTANKO and the wider industry, to achieve the best conditions for tanker owners and promote safety at sea and the protection of the environment.
The INTERTANKO European Panel is an open forum for all Members and Associate Members of the Association, constituted by and responsible to INTERTANKO.
3 Chair / Vice Chair
In consultation with the Executive Committee, the Panel will nominate the Chair and up to three Vice Chairs for election by the INTERTANKO Council. They shall normally be elected for a period of two years and may serve for no more than three terms of two years.
The Panel is to meet as necessary, generally twice a year at venues or online, to be decided by the Chairman and the INTERTANKO Secretariat with a view to maximise Member engagement.
5. Travel Expenses
The travel expenses of the Panel’s membership should be paid for by the member company.
6. Terms of Reference
The Terms of the Reference for INTERTANKO’s European Panel and any revisions thereto shall be approved by INTERTANKO’s Council.
7. Secretarial work
The INTERTANKO Office undertakes the secretarial and administrative tasks for the Panel.
6. Duties and responsibilities
The 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.
Main aims of the European Panel
- To provide an open forum for European Tanker Owners who are Members of INTERTANKO
- To enhance Member understanding of, and their participation and involvement in, the activities of the Association, including the work of INTERTANKO Committees
The European Regional Panel meets twice a year rotating between the maritime centres in Europe.
All Members in Europe or Members with offices in Europe are welcome to attend the panel meetings.
Chairman: Mr. Tommy Olofsen, Chief Commercial Officer & Deputy CEO, OSM Maritime Group
Secretary: Tim Wilkins
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