MTOCT (Marine Terminal Operator Competence & Training)

Marine Terminal Operator Competence Training


The purpose of Marine Terminal Operator Competence Training is to assist managers of marine terminals to:

  • Determine the competencies they require for marine terminal staff having responsibilities for the safety of the ship/shore interface. For the purposes of the course, the two staff levels considered are ‘Supervisors’ and ‘Operators’.
  • Assess the competence of members of their marine terminal staff.
  • Establish training needs for each member of staff.
  • Develop appropriate training/self-help programs to satisfy the training needs

Target Audience

Terminal managers, Loading Master, Terminal Operators

Course Content

Course is as per guidelines of OCIMF MTOCT book 2013 edition.

  • Introduction to Terminal
  • Terminal Health, Safety and Environment Management
  • Security Management
  • Hazards of Products
  • Introduction to Vessels
  • Pre-arrival Planning and Preparation
  • Arrival
  • Transfer
  • Post Transfer
  • Emergency Response

Designed to be applicable to all marine terminals handling bulk liquids, irrespective of the berth type or range of cargoes handled. It is recommended that the Competence Framework and accompanying training guidance will be tailored by users to the requirements and operations of individual terminals and will assist with the development of site-specific training that addresses site-specific operations.

Terminals should have formal risk management processes in place, which demonstrate how hazards are identified and quantified, and how the associated risk is  assessed and managed. This will usually be achieved by the use of a Permit to Work system.

The risk management should include formal risk assessments, which address any changes in design, manning or operation, and should follow on from the design case risk assessment for the facility. Risk assessments should be structured in order to identify potential hazards, assess the probability of occurrence, and determine the potential consequences of the event. The output of the risk assessment should provide recommendations on prevention, mitigation and recovery. Risk assessments should be undertaken as part of the process when modifications to the terminal equipment and facilities are proposed. They should also be carried out as part of the safety management process that is used to permit the conduct of operations whose scope is not covered in the current operational procedures.

Terminals should conduct reviews, typically annually, of their facilities and operations to identify potential hazards and the associated risks, which may demonstrate the need for additional or revised risk assessments. Reviews should also be carried out when there are changes to the terminal facilities or operations, for example, changes in equipment, organisation, the product being handled, or the type of tankers visiting the terminal.

CourseFee INRDurationCourse TimingDate CommenceRemarks
3 days 10:00-18:00Monday

MTOCT (Marine Terminal Operator Competence Training)