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Third TPQWG.
Implementing the results of the meeting with UKHO.

Second TPQWG.
Fine tuning the terminal particulars questionnaire. This meeting was combined with a meeting with UK Hydrographic Office to make sure the guidelines for the Port Sections Guide meets their requirements for nautical publications.

First Terminal Particulars Questionnaire Work Group (TPQWG) meeting organized by OCIMF. As this questionnaire requires a lot of nautical information, IHMA was invited to participate. The template for the Port Sections Guide will be made in such a way that it supports the OCIMF program. This way, terminal operators can use the harbour masters’ information to complete this questionnaire.

The Port Information Guide for the Port of Göteborg was finalised and posted on the IHMA website

The Port Information Guide for the Shannon Estuary was finalised and posted on the IHMA website.

With OCIMF it was agreed that the responsibility for information should be split up in 2 parts;
- nautical information = pilot station – finder line = harbourmaster
- terminal information = fender line – gate terminal = terminal operator
Terminal information is still a part of the Port & Terminal Information programme, but not the responsibility of the Harbour Master; it will be developed by the industry themselves.

When the test at Vopak turned out to be successful, OCIMF advised that they would like to use this template to be a part of the Terminal Inspection Report (Tire) programme.

A meeting was held with BP Shipping, Shell, Exxon Mobile and UKHO. The terminal information template for oil terminals was fine tuned and subsequently tested in the Port of Rotterdam at Vopak.