1.ANTI-TRUST/COMPETITION LAW COMPLIANCE
The Chairman brought to the attention of all those present the INTERTANKO anti-trust/competition law compliance statement as included in the agenda as follows:
“INTERTANKO’s policy is to be firmly committed to maintaining a fair and competitive environment in the world tanker trade, and to adhering to all applicable laws which regulate INTERTANKO’s and its members’ activities in these markets. These laws include the anti-trust/competition laws which the United States, the European Union and many nations of the world have adopted to preserve the free enterprise system, promote competition and protect the public from monopolistic and other restrictive trade practices. INTERTANKO’s activities will be conducted in compliance with its Anti-trust/Competition Law Guidelines”.
2.MINUTES FROM THE LAST MEETING
The minutes from the last meeting were approved via correspondence in the usual manner, and had subsequently been circulated in the INTERTANKO weekly news, placed on the INTERTANKO web site and circulated as a Chemical Bulletin. No further changes were noted
3.ACTION POINT STATUS REVIEW
: The committee noted that the current MFAG guidance is lagging behind the current updated IBC code and the committee felt that the this should be updated to match the revised IBC code, as well as provide clear information regarding the antidotes that are required and how to deal with specific chemicals carried onboard in an addendum to the MFAG specifically for bulk liquid chemicals. The committee agreed that INTERTANKO should make further enquiries and if appropriate make a submission to IMO (BLG 12)
The committee agreed that the shipping document should be made available in electronic format.
: The committee expressed some comments regarding the draft and suggested that the document should be amended in paragraph 2 that this is in contravention of MARPOL rather than INTERTANKO does not condone.
4.ISSUES GOALS OBJECTIVES
The committee reviewed the current issues goals and objectives of the committee and agreed that these remained reflective of the committees work programme.
5.CTSCA # 9 MEETING REPORT AND MINUTES
The CTSCA chairman and secretary drew the attention of the CTC to the draft minutes of the CTSCA meeting #9 which were included in appendix 4 to the agenda. The CTC took note of the report and no additional comments were raised.
WORKING GROUP REPORTS
The working group had met for the day previously in London on the 16th October 2007 to review stage 2 of this project which aims to try and reduce cargo vapour emissions during the tank cleaning stage of a chemical tankers cargo operation. The CTC reviewed the flow chart developed by the working group on the 16th October and provided some additional comments and suggestions as follows:
Enhance the introduction to the document
To explain and clarify why it is generic
To address the “double box” issue, i.e. there are two entries for tank washing
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To be held in Panama City on the 09 April 2008 Issue No. 1
Our Ref.: AGO-22713/1000003Approved by: H.N. Snaith