About Us

Our mission is to be the foremost authority on the safe and environmentally responsible operation of oil tankers, terminals and offshore support vessels, promoting continuous improvement in standards of design and operation.

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 97 companies worldwide.


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June Newsletter Highlights


Directors Log

May has proven extremely busy for the Secretariat, with committee meetings in full swing in preparation for reporting to the Executive Committee in June.

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Marine Loading Arms

The sixth meeting of the Marine Loading Arms working group met 3–4 May in Amsterdam and was kindly hosted by Shell.

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New MTIS video

It offers a clear overview of the programme, its benefits to stakeholders and the vital contribution it will make to improving operational standards of safety, reliability, efficiency and environmental protection.

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Maritime Trade Information Sharing Centre – Gulf of Guinea

At the beginning of the month, the MTISC–GoG proudly accepted the 2016 Seatrade Award for countering piracy from Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the IMO.

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