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Update on the Environmental Committee’s Activities


Michael Reppas

Image Courtesy of NORDEN AS

update on environmental committee work
Update on Environmental Committee Work

Role of Environmental Committee (EC)

EC’s Objectives

EC’s Agenda/Scope of Work

Update on EC’s activities

Ballast Water Management

Port Reception Facilities

Garbage Management

Ship Recycling

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Environmental Performance

Other Items on the EC agenda

Concluding Remarks


Role of Environmental Committee

The Environmental Committee (EC) is guided by INTERTANKO’s commitments


Primary Goal

Guiding principles

role of environmental committee
Role of Environmental Committee

EC works towards the achievement of INTERTANKO’s mission and goals i.e.


“Provide Leadership to the Tanker Industry in serving the World with the SAFE, ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND AND EFFICIENTseaborne transportation of oil, gas and chemical products”

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of the Tanker Industry’s Performance

in striving to achieve

the Goals of:

Zero Fatalities

Zero Pollution

Zero Detentions

Role of Environmental Committee
intertanko guiding principles

Role of Environmental Committee

Continue to develop and promote best practicesin all sectors of our industry, with tanker owners and operators setting an example for others to note and even to follow;

Work towards being even more of a positive and proactive influence with key stakeholders, developing policies and positions, engaging with policy and decision makers. And acting as a catalyst in enabling the industry to speak with one voice;

Continue to profile and promote the oil and chemical tanker industry, communicating its true role, its social value and its strategic importance as a dynamic force in enabling commerce;

Continue to concentrate on the provision of key services to our Memberswith customized advice, assistance and access to information, and enabling contact and  communication between Members and with other stakeholders.

INTERTANKO Guiding Principles:
ec s general objectives
EC’s General Objectives

Provide guidance and best practice on oil and chemical pollution prevention measures

Provide guidance and best practice to further enhance the environmental performance of the tanker industry

Promote the environmental performance of the tanker industry

Engage in the development of environmental legislation

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EC’s Agenda/Scope of Work

Policy Issues

Ballast Water Management

Port Reception Facilities

Garbage Management

Ship Recycling

Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Reporting Items

Ship Strikes with Cetaceans

Marine Noise Pollution

Liaison with Environmental Organisations

Environmental Performance

ballast water management

Completion and release of INTERTANKO “Guidance on the Selection and Installation of Ballast Water Management Systems” to assist member during the process of selection of water ballast management treatment systems

Ballast Water Management
  • Provides comment and advice on regional ballast water regulations, e.g. New York State, USCG.
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Ballast Water Management

Contributing to INTERTANKO’s work (with its industry partners) to make a submission at MEPC 64 to address the potential discrepancy between the degree of testing performed in one installation only for each physical and biological parameter versus the control under the PSC regime (i.e. very tight control for each of the installations on board all ships)

At the Bulk Liquid and Gases (BLG) meeting it was argued that the compliance sampling and testing had become detached from the initial type approval of the system.

The concern is that a type approved system may not pass the sampling compliance test by PSC, leaving the owner in a situation of uncertainty after investing in a new ballast water treatment system.

port reception facilities
Port Reception Facilities
  • Activities:
  • Participation in international forums
    • Encourage the wider provision and use of reception facilities;
    • Increase its knowledge on reception facilities and associated procedures (to be communicated to members)
  • INTERTANKO Website, linked to IMO GISIS
    • List facilities with alleged inadequacy reports
    • Promoting the good ports/facilities
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Port Reception Facilities
  • Communication with EU during development of the “EU Directive on Port Waste Reception Facilities”
    • to prevent the problem of various interpretations of the compulsory discharge requirement and the ample storage capacity
    • to ensure that interpretation are provided in its guidelines to prevent variations in understanding of how each country and port may apply the guidelines.
  • The Environmental Committee aims for certainty on interpretation of “compulsory discharge”, “sufficient storage” and “fee mechanisms” across European ports.
garbage management
Garbage Management
  • Activities:
    • Participated in IMO WG on recent revisions to MARPOL Annex V
    • At MEPC 63 the IMO concluded its revised Guidelines for MARPOL Annex V (based on the revised Annex V which will enter into force on 1st January 2013)
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Garbage Management
    • In order to assist members in implementing the new requirements, the EC is developing a “Guidance on Garbage Management” which will provide best practices guidance and clarifications on the terms and definitions used in the revised MARPOL Annex V and its associated guidelines
    • Members are invited to contribute to EC, their companies good practice concepts, in the management of garbage
  • Recommends use of ISO 21070:2011 standard for the “Management and handling of shipboard garbage”, which contains procedures for the shipboard management of garbage, including handling, collection, separation, marking, treatment and storage. It also describes the vessel-to-shore interface and the delivery of garbage from the ship to the port reception facility

Ship Recycling


  • Provides information on ‘better’ facilities (website)
  • Identifies recycling facilities striving to meet the HK Convention standards (based on information from ship owners)
  • Maintains a watch over Europe’s actions
    • European Commission agreed to support Hong Kong Convention
greenhouse gas emissions
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Activities
  • Gathering feedback to provide members with guidance for a harmonized approach on the implementation of Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) - entry into force 1/1/13
  • Following the adoption of IMO’s 2012 “Guidelines for the Development of a SEEMP” (in March 2012), the EC is developing a guidance to be included as an appendix in the 2nd edition TEEMP Guide
environmental performance
Environmental Performance


The EC is working together with ISTEC in order to establish a set of Environmental KPIs to be used for benchmarking and/or member’s internal improvement

In December 2011 a workshop was convened at the request of ISTEC and the Environmental Committee with the propose of developing a (common) set of Environmental KPIs together with respective calculation formulas to be used by the members

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Environmental Performance

Examples of proposed Environmental KPIs:

Energy Efficiency Operational Index (EEOI)

Sulphur oxides (SOx)

Nitrogen oxides (NOx)

Quantity of generated sludge

Quantity of generated oily bilge water

Oil Spill Performance Indicator (sea and on deck)

Volume of garbage generated onboard per day per person

The working group will meet again to propose best use of the proposed KPIs e.g. which KPIs are to be used for benchmarking and which are to be used for internal improvement

other items on the ec agenda
Other items on the EC agenda
  • Biofouling
  • Anti-fouling Systems
  • Whale strikes
  • Noise pollution
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Liaison with Environmental Oragnisations
concluding remarks
Concluding Remarks

Environmental Committee’s Priorities:

Continuous improvement of member’s understanding on environmental issues and participate in an informed manner

Represent members on environmental and legislative issues directly effecting the tanker industry

Proactively develop environmental policies for INTERTANKO to follow up at IMO and elsewhere

Establish effective dialogue with stakeholders