Do you want to influence the bunker industry’s development?

Do you want to influence the bunker industry’s development?

working groupStill not set any New Years’ resolutions? Why not contribute to the development of our industry by joining one of our working groups? 

IBIA’s working groups are vitally important, they:

• Formulate IBIA’s position on key industry issues
• Influence industry policies
• Provide knowledge to our members

And they:

• Provide guidance to members and non-members on contentious issues
• Offer a basis for promoting the membership’s view to external organisations
• Improve consistency within the bunker industry
• Facilitate interaction with other marine sectors
• Give input to IBIA’s information data bank

We are in the process of reviewing the volume of work handled by each group as some of the topics have expanded considerably. In the next few months we will be restructuring the working groups and would welcome any member who would like to actively participate in a Working Group.

Our Working Groups are a core means of member participation and the mechanism via which local, national and international issues can be discussed and information provided. The association is keen to promote membership participation in working groups and to broaden the scope of topics that those working groups currently discuss.

Your participation not only contributes to IBIAs success and the industry’s policy development, it’s an opportunity to increase your specific sector knowledge and to enhance your professional development too.

Just contact providing your name and contact details and subject area that you would be interested in, and we’ll come back to you with more information.

How do IBIA’s Working Groups operate?

Once a key issue has been recognised within the association, it is the board’s responsibility to decide where to establish a working group and then to:

– Define its initial terms of reference
– Relate these to the specific IBIA policies
– Appoint a chairman from within the board
– Select key participants (always including the Chief Executive for continuity)
– Other members are invited, who bring specific skills
– Any member or non-member can contribute
– Participation is on a voluntary basis
– Output of the working group

The position taken by a working group reflects the membership’s views within the association’s policies on:

– Protecting the environment in a cost-effective manner, with practical, enforceable and equitable regulations
– Progressing safety issues, particularly with new types of bunkers
– Improving the skills of the bunker industry by providing: guidance on training curricula, guidance to trainees and their employers in accessing the best training, providing a means to assess the skills of industry participants.
– Providing guidance, with legal terms of reference, facilitating good business practice
– Developing internal association policies

Our current working groups include:

– Environment, Safety and Alternative Fuels
– Legal – Terms of Reference
– Education and Training
– Branch Management: Asia and Africa
– Events and Marketing

Future working groups may include:

– Knowledge Bank
– Americas’ Branch
– Business Practices, Measurement, Corporate Social Responsibility

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