Marine Terminal Management and Self Assessment (MTMSA) (eBook)

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This document introduces the Marine Terminal Management and Self Assessment (MTMSA) process which has been developed by OCIMF as a standardised tool for global application to assist terminal operators in the assessment of the effectiveness of their management systems for berth operations and the management of the ship/shore interface.

The MTMSA process offers a standard framework for terminal operators to assess and improve their management systems.

With the publication of MTMSA, the ‘Marine Terminal Baseline Criteria and Assessment Questionnaire’ has been superseded and removed from print.

 

PUBLISHED DATE: SEPTEMBER 1990
No. OF PAGES: 90

Terminal operators are encouraged to submit the results of their self assessments online to OCIMF’s central database for distribution to recipients approved by the terminal operator. Although MTMSA is principally a self assessment tool, external verification of the assessment by existing and potential users of the terminal can provide benefit to the terminal operator.

Self assessment can be used by terminal operators to verify that their management systems are comprehensive and promote safety and environmental excellence, with the intention of minimising risk in the execution of their operations and providing the ability to measure and continuously improve their management systems.

This self assessment process encourages terminal operators to review performance by means of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that are detailed within the elements of this document. Analysis of this data will establish trends that can be used to effectively target resources on measures for managing and reducing risk.

Terminal operators may use their assessment results to develop a plan to continuously improve safety and environmental performance and transfer best practice across their operations through the consistent application of enhanced processes and procedures.

The adoption of a uniform format for the assessment may also, at the discretion of the submitting terminal, facilitate internal benchmarking of performance within organisations.

A fundamental element of effective safety management is risk assessment. The use of this Guide can assist terminal operators to demonstrate that risks have been identified, analysed and reduced to a level that is as low as reasonably practicable.

This document includes best practice guidance based on current international legislation and recognised industry guidelines and codes of practice. In addition, in the online version, supplementary information will be available via a ‘Help’ facility to assist users when completing the assessment.

Purpose and Scope 

Introduction

Abbreviations 

Bibliography 

Section 1 The Quality System (MTMSA) and Guidelines 

1.1 Continuous Improvement 

1.2 The Concept of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) – a Typical Measurement Process 

1.3 Self Assessment Process 

1.4 Verification Process 

1.5 Completion and Submission of the MTMSA Report 

Section 2 The 15 Elements of the MTMSA

Element 1 Management, Leadership and Accountability 

Element 2 Management of Personnel 

Element 3 Port and Harbour Operations 

Element 4 Terminal Layout 

Element 5 Ship/Shore Interface 

Element 6 Transfer Operations 

Element 7 Maintenance Management 

Element 8 Management of Change 

Element 9 Incident Investigation and Analysis 

Element 10 Management of Safety, Occupational Health and Security 

Element 11 Environmental Protection 

Element 12 Emergency Preparedness 

Element 13 Management System Review 

Supplementary Elements

Element 14 Operations at Buoy Moorings

Element 15 Terminals Impacted by Ice or Severe Sub-Zero Air Temperatures

OCIMF was formed in April 1970 in response to the growing public concern about marine pollution, particularly by oil, after the Torrey Canyon incident in 1967. In the early 1970s, a variety of anti-pollution initiatives were starting to emerge nationally, regionally and internationally, but with little coordination. Through OCIMF, the oil industry was able to play a stronger, coordinating role in response to these initiatives, making its professional expertise widely available through cooperation with governments and intergovernmental bodies.

OCIMF was granted consultative status at the IMO in 1971 and continues to present oil industry views at IMO meetings. Since then, its role has broadened to take account the changing maritime activities of its membership. Its remit now covers tankers, barges, offshore support vessels and terminals and its advice extends to issues like shipping in ice and large-scale piracy, which rarely troubled the oil industry when OCIMF was first created in the 1970s.

The current membership of OCIMF comprises 112 companies worldwide.

Today, OCIMF is widely recognised as the voice of the oil industry providing expertise in the safe and environmentally responsible transport and handling of hydrocarbons in ships and terminals and setting standards for continuous improvement. Membership is extensive and includes every oil major in the world along with the majority of National Oil Companies.

OCIMF has much to be proud of. Not only has it contributed to a substantial quantity of regulation at the IMO aimed at improving the safety of tankers and protecting the environment, but it has introduced important new guidance on pressing current issues such as piracy and Arctic shipping. With the process of introducing new Internationally-accepted regulation necessarily slow as it crosses many individual countries and jurisdictions, OCIMF is in the unique position of being able to leverage the expertise of its membership to press ahead with much needed guidance on important industry issues. This provides the means to improve practices in the membership and in the wider industry, and serves as a valuable reference for developing regulation.

Title: Marine Terminal Management and Self Assessment (MTMSA) (eBook)
Number of Pages: 90
Product Code: WS1113EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-551-8 (9781856095518), ISBN 10: 1-85609-551-7 (1856095517)
Published Date: September 2012

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The Marine Terminal Management and Self Assessment (MTMSA) best practice guide for terminal management, launched October 2012, is the second leg of the Oil Companies International Marine Forum’s (OCIMF) Marine Terminal Information System (MTIS). Review by Hazardous Cargo Bulletin
Terminals Oil companies believe the best way to improve the quality of terminal operations is through self-assessment. OCIMF’s new Marine Terminal Information System has taken another step forward with the launch of a best practice guide.
The Marine Terminal Management and Self Assessment (MTMSA) best practice guide for terminal management, launched October 2012, is the second leg of the Oil Companies International Marine Forum’s (OCIMF) Marine Terminal Information System (MTIS).
MTMSA, which supersedes the Marine Terminal Baseline Criteria and Assessment Questionnaire, is the latest in a series of OCIMF self-assessment tools, joining the Offshore Vessel Management and Self Assessment (OVMSA) in the series of publications sharing the common objective of providing a means to assess the effectiveness of management systems. Robert Atkins, chairman of OCIMF’s MTMSA working group, believes that the launch of the document represents a “significant milestone in the MTIS journey towards improving marine terminal standards”. The MTMSA provides the industry with a uniform structure recognised by all oil majors for self-assessment of terminal activity.
“We see this is a win-win situation for all parties, as industry fully supports the standardised format”, Atkins says. “The adoption of a uniform format for the assessment may also, at the discretion of the submitting terminal, facilitate internal benchmarking of performance within organisations”
Anuj Gupta, secretary of the MTMSA Working Group and nautical advisor at OCIMF, adds: “MTMSA is a standardised tool for global application to assist terminal operators in the assessment of the effectiveness of their management systems for berth operations and the management of ship/shore interface. “Self-assessment can be used by terminal operators to verify that their management systems are comprehensive and promote safety and environmental excellence, with the intention of minimising risk in the execution of their operations and providing the ability to measure and continuously improve their management systems”, Gupta adds.
David Cotterell, director of OCIMF, says “This self-assessment process encourages terminal operators to review performance by means of key performance indicators (KPIs) that are detailed within the elements of this document. Analysis of this data will establish trends that can be used to target resources on priority areas. A fundamental element of effective safety management is risk assessment. The use of this Guide can assist terminal operators to demonstrate that risks have been identified, analysed and reduced to a level that is reasonably practicable.”
(Posted on 11/02/2013)
The Marine Terminal Management and Self Assessment (MTMSA) process has been developed by OCIMF, the oil companies’ forum, as a standardised tool to assist terminal operators Review by Fairplay
The Marine Terminal Management and Self Assessment (MTMSA) process has been developed by OCIMF, the oil companies’ forum, as a standardised tool to assist terminal operators in assessing how well their berthing operations are being managed and offers a framework for improving management systems. It supersedes the Marine Terminal Baseline Criteria and Assessment Questionnaire.
Terminal operators are encouraged to submit the results of their self assessments online to OCIMF’s central database for distribution to approved recipients. Although MTMSA is principally a self-assessment tool, external verification of the assessment by existing and potential users of the terminal can provide benefit to the operator.
Self assessment can be used by terminal operators to verify that their management systems are comprehensive and promote safety and environmental excellence, with the intention of minimising risk. It also provides the ability to measure and constantly improve management systems.
Terminal operators are encouraged to review performance by means of key performance indicators that are detailed within this document. Analysis of this data will establish trends that can be used to effectively target resources at measures for managing and reducing risk.
Assessment results can be used to develop a plan to continually improve safety and environmental performance and transfer best practice across operations.
This guide can also assist terminal operators to demonstrate that risks have been identified, analysed and reduced and includes best practice guidance based on internal legislation and recognised industry guidelines and codes of practice.
(Posted on 11/02/2013)

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