After five years of the Association's existence, the place of venue of the meeting returned to the Czech Republic, Prague, where the Association was established in 2013. In the period from 26 to 27 June 2018 in Prague (Czech Republic) held an event in the framework of the ninth meeting of the Governing Board of the International Association of Oil Transporters (IAOT). All representatives of 8 member organizations and 1 observer of the Association took part in the meeting and in the technical visit: JSC "MERO CR", PJSC "Transneft", JSC “Transpetrol”, JSC "MOL", JSC "Gomeltransneft Druzhba", JSC “KazTransOil”, China National Petroleum Corporation, JSC "Ukrtransnafta" as members of the Association and the Caspian Pipeline Consortium as 1 observer. The meeting participants during the technical visit had the opportunity to get acquainted with the work of the refinery of the company "Unipetrol" and the control center and tank farms of JSC "MERO CR" in Kralupy nad Vltavou.
Under the chairmanship of the General Director JSC "MERO CR", Mr Stanislav Bruna, among other issues, the participants discussed the results of the activities of the three Permanent expert working groups of the Association (for energy efficiency, legal issues and supply), the results of the international conference under the auspices of the IAOT "Argus Oil Pipeline Systems: Focus on Sustainability 2018", as well as the plan of the Association for the next period, including the participation of the IAOT at the international exhibition of oil and gas industry ADIPEC 2018 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.