Witherby: Marine Terminal Management and Self Assessment (MTMSA)
A Best Practice Guide for Terminal Management
This document introduces the Marine Terminal Management and Self Assessment (MTMSA) process, which has been developed by OCIMF as a standardised tool to assist terminal operators in assessing and improving the effectiveness of their management systems for berth operations and the management of the ship/shore interface.
This publication supersedes the ‘Marine Terminal Baseline Criteria and Assessment Questionnaire’.
The MTMSA process offers a standard framework for terminal operators to assess and improve their management systems. Self assessment can be used by terminal operators to verify that their management systems are comprehensive and promote safety and environmental excellence, and to ensure that any risks have been identified, analysed and reduced to a level that is as low as reasonably practicable.
Terminal operators can 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.
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.
Publication Code: GP506
Publication Edition Number or Year: 2012
Publication Author: Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF)
Publisher Name: Witherby Seamanship International