INTERTANKO/HEIDMAR Terminal Vetting Database UPDATE INTERTANKO North American Panel October 4, 2005 Capt John N. Hill Heidmar, Inc
INTERTANKO Membership Some figures… • 230 Members • 2,030 tankers • 157 million dwt • 37 countries • 72% of independent fleet • 290 Associate Members
INTERTANKO • 23 Strong Secretariat+ 8 Consultants • Managing Director, Dr. Peter M. Swift • Offices in London, Oslo, Washington & Singapore • 14 Committees and Working Groups and 4 Regional Panels • 60 Work Items on the Agenda
HEIDMAR… A MARINE LOGISTICS COMPANY
HEIDMAR… • Commercially Manages 4 tanker pools, currently totaling more than 90 vessels. • Office locations in Darien CT, Houston TX, Caracas, London, and Singapore. • Operates Heidenreich Lightering Services of Houston, since late 2002. Doing about 25 lighterings per month. • Provides Q88 Oilco Questionnaire Service to the Industry through Heidenreich Innovations, Inc. affiliate. Presently used by over 239 Owners operating over 2700 tankers. • Employs 15 different nationalities ashore, including 13 in Connecticut out of 60 employees. • Works with over 31 ship owners of varying nationalities.
Some Methods Used To Keep Our Quality… • Report Cards From Terminals Every Call--TERMINAL SATISFACTION SHEETS • External Reviews of ouir Ships, People and Procedures--Port Capt. Audits • Annual Quality Inspections--Star/Dorado/Sigma Inspections • Semi Annual brainstorming meetings with pool partners • Convening of special events as needed AND… In conjunction with INTERTANKO, The Terminal Vetting Database
FACT • Since the worldwide acceptance of VETTING as a way of life in tanker shipping, the quality of tanker tonnage has improved. This caused us to ask…………………
HENCE, THE TERMINAL VETTING DATABASE WAS BORN
WE KEPT IT SIMPLE ONE PAGE USER-FRIENDLY
THE RATINGS 1. Poor: Worse than average in all areas. Needs lot of improvement. 2. Below Average: Worse than average in some areas. Could use some improvement. 3. Average: Fully adequate. 4. Above Average: Better than average in some regards. 5. Excellent: Of a very high quality in all regards.
We have learned …Only 22 percent of terminals accept slops!! …Only 29 percent of loadports issue MSDS’s
THIS IS INTERESTING TO US • BECAUSE IT IDENTIFIES MORE WAYS FOR US TO IMPROVE OUR LOT • AND IN SO DOING, VALIDATES THE TVD PROGRAM
3 LEVELS OF UTILITY Level 1: Vessel Manager can review terminals prior to vessel’s call Level 2: Owners can review and follow up on any problems individually with his terminal counterparts Level 3: The Intertanko Vetting Committee can be tasked to follow up with any “problem terminals” not responding to Owner’s observations
Level 2 • IS WHERE WE SEE THE GREATEST UTILITY OF THE SYSTEM. • Because it provides a direct avenue for Owner to work with terminal to fix problems without making a huge issue out of it.
But Level 3 • Remains as a viable alternative if a resolution cannot be effected
BUT THERE ARE OTHER UNCHARTED SYNERGIES …ANALYSIS BY INTERTANKO …IDENTIFICATION OF PROBLEM TERMINALS …BUILDING OF ALLIANCES WITH LIKE-MINDED ORGANIZATIONS WHO KNOWS WHAT WE CAN ACCOMPLISH THROUGH MUTUAL COOPERATION ??
TO DATE WE HAVE RECEIVED OVER 7000 REPORTS INDUCED AT LEAST THREE TERMINALS TO MAKE EXTENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS We also can report that BP recently agreed to participate, and has 40 staffers involved collecting and inputting reports!! And one other oil major has just expressed high interest in it. BUT THERE IS MUCH MORE TO DO!!
So, please Check out the program on www.Intertanko.com …Take a blank form …Bring it to Your Office …Talk it Up With Your People …Get Involved With this Program …Send us Your Comments AND HELP US KEEP OUR INDUSTRY CLEAN
Capt John N. Hill Heidenreich Marine For the INTERTANKO VETTING COMMITTEE