Latin American Panel
Terms of Reference
TERMS OF REFERENCE
LATIN AMERICAN PANEL
1. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The overall aim of the Latin American Panel is to provide an Open forum for INTERTANKO’s Members and Associate Members to promote the activities and priorities of the Latin American membership in relation to the Association. To this end the Panel shall:
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 Latin American Panel is an open forum for all Members and Associate Members of the Association, constituted by and responsible to INTERTANKO.
3. CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIRS
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 the Panel shall be approved by INTERTANKO’s Council.
The INTERTANKO Office undertakes the secretarial and administrative tasks for the Panel.
8. 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 Latin American Panel
- To act as resource group for the INTERTANKO bodies, establishing priorities and raising matters of concern to the Latin American tanker community
- To act as a catalyst for boosting the participation and involvement of Members based in Latin America in the activities of the Association
- To co-operate with other industry bodies in the region to achieve harmonisation of best trading conditions for the tanker owners and promote safety at sea and the protection of the environment
"The Latin American Panel of INTERTANKO is the connection for INTERTANKO Members with the vast Latin American geographic region of the world, which contains a number of the world largest oil producers and important tanker markets. The Latin American Panel develops and maintains relationships with local Members in the region and provides an important exchange of information for the benefit of the association."
Carlos Juan Madinabieta (Tradewind Tankers, Venezuela)
INTERTANKO Latin American Panel Chairman
- Ratification of IMO conventions in the region
- Interface between local authorities, charterers and tanker operators
- Oil spill response
- Dialogue with Viña del Mar – the Latin American Agreement on Port State Control.
- Promoting safety and environmental awareness in the region
The Latin American Panel meets once a year under an elected chairperson supported by a member of the Secretariat, who also serves as a regional manager and first contact for Members.
Secretary: Patrick Keffler
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