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Profile of registrant

Oil Companies International Marine Forum

Identification number in the register: 08834373706-71
Registration date: 07/06/10 12:22:45

The information on this organisation was last modified on 18/06/13 15:57:12
The date of the last annual update was 18/06/13 15:57:12

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Oil Companies International Marine Forum
Acronym: OCIMF
Legal status: Company Limited by Guarantee (ie not for profit)
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Other similar organisations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  David Cotterell
Position: Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Pierre Karsenti
Position: Deputy Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 5th Floor 29 Queen Anne's Gate 
London SW1H 9BU
Telephone number: (+44) 2076541200
Fax number: (+44) 2076541205
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) is a vuluntary association of oil companies having an interest in the shipment and terminalling of crude oil and oil products.

OCIMF's overriding goal is to improve the safe and environmentally responsible operation of oil tankers and terminals on a global scale.

OCIMF's Mission - 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's Objectives

To identify safety and environmental issues facing the oil tanker and terminal industries, and develop and publish recommended standards that will serve as technical benchmarks.

To contribute to the development of international conventions and regulations that enhance the safe construction and operation of oil tankers and terminals, working with the IMO and other regulatory bodies, both regional and national.

To encourage flag States, port States and classification societies in their enforcement of international conventions and regulations.

To facilitate access by charterers and authorities to data on tankers relating to safety and pollution prevention, through the Ship Inspection Report (SIRE) Programme.

To promote ratification and implementation of international compensation conventions.

To actively promote OCIMF’s role in the development of safety and environmental guidelines and recommendations, harnessing the skills and experience of OCIMF members and holding industry events addressing the issues.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 7
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Safe and Enviromentally responsible transportation of oil and gas cargoes.
Safe and Environmentally resposible operation of oil and gas terminals

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Competition
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Transport


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

OCIMF was granted Consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 1971

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 150000  € - 200000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.