The Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO) was formed as an international organisation through which all industry participants might share experiences, address common problems and derive agreed criteria for best practices and acceptable standards.
SIGTTO was incorporated as a non-profit making company, registered in Bermuda, in October 1979. Formed originally with thirteen members, the Society has continued to grow and now has more than 170 full and associate members. Collectively, SIGTTO’s membership represents nearly all the world’s LNG business, and more than half the global LPG business.
Granted observer status at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in 1982, the Society is now acknowledged as the authoritative voice of the liquefied gas shipping and terminals industries. This position rests on its reputation for impartiality and integrity in addressing operational and safety matters. The Society remains engaged in its original purpose: to specify and promote high standards and best practices amongst all industry members throughout the world, and hence to maintain confidence in the safety of the liquefied gas industries and maintain their acceptance, by society at large, as responsible industrial partners.
The Society does not seek to promote the sectional interests of any of its members, nor will it compromise technical standards to secure commercial advance for any one party.