The MTIS programme is an online application and series of documents which supports the collection and sharing of terminal information in a common format and consistent units of measurement.

Developed with the aim of filling the gaps that exist in the international standards for terminals, the goal of MTIS is to ensure that all terminals worldwide reach a common high standard of safety and environmental protection. 

Through the online platform, MTIS supports the collection and sharing of terminal information in a common format and consistent units of measurement.

Terminal operators are able to enter their terminal and berth details through the MTPQ and then freely share this information with users of their terminal.

The MTPQ can be compared against a vessel’s SIRE VPQ document to ensure the successful mapping of terminals and vessels.

Further functions of MTIS support Terminal Operators with their terminal safety management and training practices, through the MTMSA.

Covered in two reports, the MTPQ and MTMSA, the information held within MTIS include terminal specifics, such as contact details, location markers, hardware available, berth measurements, transfer rates and best practice and key performance indicators, against which terminal operators can assess the effectiveness of their management systems for berth operations and ship to shore interface, etc.

Subject to this information having been completed by the terminal account holder(s) and the relevant permissions being granted, this information is available for MTIS Recipients to download as and when required.

The information provided through MTIS and the reports has been carefully considered to provide a common and consistent format of all information crucial to the successful operation of a terminal visit by a vessel transporting oil, gas or other hazardous liquids.  

This information can be used alongside SIRE vessel data to enable vessel programmers, schedules, operators etc., to be able to better assess the compatibility of ships and terminals, and ensure safer operation and environmental protection.

It is free to join MTIS and participate fully in the programme for both types of account; Terminal Operator and Data User.

Free accounts can be set-up on an individual operation or an organisational level. There are no usage limits or user caps.

Anyone involved in terminal operations and management and users of terminal services who have a requirement to view terminal details, including oil companies, shipping agents, shipping companies, charterers, vetting departments and port authorities, are free to join MTIS.

Currently, MTIS operates solely in English.

The MTIS Brochure, which outline the MTIS programme and its benefits to users, is available in a multitude of languages. This can be found in the MTIS Resource Library.

Formed in 1970, OCIMF (Oil Companies International Marine Forum) 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.

For more information about OCIMF, visit: www.ocimf.org.

OCIMF developed the MTIS programme with the aim of filling the gaps that exist in the international standards for terminals, in turn improving ship safety and environmental protection.

Having now released the MTIS programme for use by all involved in the industry, OCIMF promote a self-serve operation of all MTIS accounts and the information contained within.

OCIMF carry out a system maintenance and development role to ensure smooth running and on-going improvements to the MTIS service.  

Currently, there are over 670 terminals signed up to MTIS, with more joining every day.