OCIMF releases new information paper on Volatile Organic Compound emissions

Emissions, Environment — By on January 21, 2019 at 6:05 PM

21 January 2019 – London OCIMF released a new information paper on 17 January on Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Cargo Systems on Oil Tankers.

 This information paper presents the technologies and methods that are currently available for controlling or treating Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions from oil tanker loading and during vessel transit.

It includes information on regulations, equipment, safety concerns, training and other design and installation considerations that will help operators better understand the technologies and methods available for controlling these emissions.


  1. The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) is a voluntary association of oil companies (the ‘members’) who have an interest in the shipment and terminalling of crude oil, oil products, petrochemicals and gas. OCIMF’s mission is 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.org.
  2. The paper is free to download from ocimf.org/publications/information-papers.aspx.
  3. Photos available on request: (1) Cover of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Cargo Systems on Oil Tankers.
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