MTOCT (Marine Terminal Operator Competence & Training)

Marine Terminal Operator Competence Training


The purpose of Marine Terminal Operator Competence Training is to train the terminal / port staff as per training programs and topics listed in MTOCT book 2013 edition.

The MTOCT guide is 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

The course is 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 should be tailored to the requirements and operations of individual terminals to assist with the development of site-specific training that addresses site-specific operations.

There are 2 levels of marine terminal staff involved in the management of the ship/shore interface, namely ‘Supervisors’ and ‘Operators’. It is recognized that different terms may be used to describe these positions, such as the following:

  • Supervisor – also known, for example, as loading master, responsible person, person in charge, shore officer, jetty supervisor
  • Operator – also known as jetty man, jetty operator

Three competence levels have been used to provide guidance on the typical levels of proficiency associated with each Element for both Supervisors and Operators. These are described in general terms by following statements:

Awareness ‘A’

A good understanding of what is involved in the scope of an element:

  • Able to describe in basic terms the main features of the Element and its importance to the terminal’s operation
  • Able to recognize how and where competences in the Element are relevant to own job

Knowledge ‘K’ – Awareness plus:

Able to interpret and evaluate information and advice on the scope and application of an Element’s content:

  • Able to hold a discussion on the subject matter within an element
  • Able to ask questions that test the viability of proposals associated with the Element’s content
  • Where applicable, able to carry out some of the activities covered by the Element

Skill ‘S’ – Knowledge plus:

Able to carry out consistently the activities addressed by an Element to a required standard:

  • Able to interpret applicable procedure and guidelines into practical actions
  • Able to solve common technical/operational issues associated with the Element’s content
  • Able to propose refinements to operational practices and procedures
  • Able to mentor and supervise others in technical/operational aspects of the Element

CourseFee INRDurationCourse TimingDate CommenceRemarks
Supervisor Level25,000
3 days 10:00-18:00On Demand
Operator Level25,0003 days10:00-18:00On Demand
CT (Marine Terminal Operator Competence Training)