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European Bulk Liquid Storage 2016

Date: 7th September 2016 - 8th September 2016 Location: Tarragona - Spain

Applying business strategies to ever-changing market dynamics

After three successful years of ACI’s European Bulk Liquid Storage conference we are proud to announce that the fourth edition will take place on the 7th & 8th September in Tarragona, Spain. Our two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from the sector to address a need to invest in storage facilities and expansion of terminals, with a focus on safety and environmental standards. Join us in Tarragona to hear more about latest technologies, how to increasing terminal efficiency and strategies for cost management.

Come and join us for an exclusive Site Visit at Port of Tarragona,  the most integrated chemical and logistical hub in the Mediterranean.

During the afternoon of Tuesday 6th September 2016 take the opportunity to visit Port of Tarragona for free!

In just a few hours you will visit the facilities and terminals, learn about the most attractive chemical cluster in Southern Europe, enhance your chance of creating business opportunities and network with senior executives from the industry.

  • Introduction of Port of Tarragona  and  Chemical Cluster ChemMed
  • Networking session –refreshment and canapes
  • Tour around the port facilities, its terminals and the industrial chemical complex

There is no extra charge to attend the site visit! However spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. So please save the date and register your attendance for the site visit when booking for the conference.


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Wemba Akbola – Delegate Sales
+44 (0) 203 141 0614
Cheryl Williams – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0623
Krisztina Maria Szabo – Sponsorship
+44 (0) 203 141 0603
Chris Taylor – Content
0044 (0)20 3141 0602
Claire Taylor-Payne – Logistics
+ 44 (0)20 3141 0601


AC Hotel Tarragona
Av. de Roma, 8
Tarragona, 43005 Spain
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+34 977 24 71 05
  • European Market Update
  • Storage Terminal Hubs
  • Logistics & Connections
  • Sustainability & Safety in Bulk Liquid Storage
  • The Impact of the Petrochemical and Refining Industry
  • Challenges & opportunities: Shale Gas, LNG & Biofuels
  • Latest Trends in Trading
  • Case Studies & Latest Technical Developments


Genoveva Climent, Commercial Director, Port of Tarragona

Montiano Blom, Business Development Director, Suris S.L.

Nuria Blasco Pastor, Terminal Manager, TEPSA (TERMINALES PORTUARIAS SL)

Josep Forcadell, Commercial & CS Director, Vopak Terquimsa

Peter Geertse, Commercial Manager, Zeeland Seaports

Thomas Walbroehl, Application Specialist – Pumps, Crane CPE-DEPA

Håkan Enarsson, Senior Business Development Manager, Emerson Process Management

Albert Espinel, Tank Management Sales Manager, Emerson Process Management

Rob Luijendijk, Managing Director, Downstream B.V. & TankTerminals.com

Mike van Croonenburg, CEO, Petrol Storage Broker

Howard Snaith, General Manager, CDI

Miquel Roca, Managing Partner, Blas de Lezo Abogados

Hugo Huges, Expert Liquid Bulk & Simulations, Royal HaskoningDHV

Arnaud Waché, Business Development, Marketing & Strategy Director, LBC Tank Terminals – France & Iberia

Patrick Kulsen, Managing Director, PJK International B.V.

Krien van Beek, Broker, RVB Tank Storage Solutions B.V.

Giacomo Boati, Director, IHS Energy – Oil Markets & Downstream

If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:


Chris Taylor

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 06 02

Email: ctaylor@acieu.net



* BP Lubes Belgium * BP Belgium SE * TankPort B.V. * SEA-Tank Terminal Antwerp * TOTAL Lubricants * Port of Antwerp * Royal Vopak NV * Independent Belgian Refinery Nv * CLH SA * Port De Tarragona * IVENS NV * Oil Tanking * Scandinavian Tank Storage AB * Penta Tanks Terminals SA * ENDEGS * Zeeland Seaports * CDI * Port of Ghent * VTTI * TGE Gas and Engineering GmbH * LBC Tank Terminals Group * Flowcom Consultancy * Honeywell Enrof B.V. * ITC Rubis Terminal Antwerp NV * PJK International B.V. * Emerson * TOTCO * Argus Media * Honeywell * SABIC * Stopford * Saybolt Belgium NV * Superior Products Europe N.V. * Vesta Terminals * Upgrade Storage NV * ROSEN Europe * Transport Mervielde N.V. * Port Authority of Tarragona * DF Oil&Gas / Felguera-IHI * Gate Terminals * A.Hak Industrial Services * Techcorr * The Sniffers NV * Inter Terminals * Neste Jacobs Oy * Rubis Terminal B.V. * HMI Capital, LLC * Engicon Nv (Geldof) * Morgan Stanley * Lotis SA * DG Terminals * The Bristol Port Company * Silver Star Agencies B.v. * Outokumpu N.V. * Inventure Technologies B.V. * Oil Recruitment * Trans Ocean Global Flexitank Logistics * Ermefret GmbH * KBC * ING Capital Markets * Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets * Tankopslag Verbeke * Mitsui & Co., Ltd * Lantmännen AB * Luka Ploce-Trgovina D.o.o. * Bim Systems * SPO Partners * Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Co. Ltd * Mercon – Storage Tanks & Maintenance * Loadtec Engineered Systems Ltd * John Zink * DNB Bank * IHS * Moffatt & Nichol * Accenture * Den Hartogh Logistics * Wood Mackenzie * Buchen Tank & TurnaroundService GmbH * Crane Process Flow Technologies GmbH * Philadelphia Mixing Solutions, Ltd. * Buchen UmweltService GmbH * ASK Consultants * Mascoat * Royal HaskoningDHV * Holland Innovation Team * Erasmus University Rotterdam * Oiltanking Amsterdam * Buchen GROUP * TopTank * Downstream B.V * Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs * and many more!

CEOs, SVPs, Managing Directors, Technical Managers, Head  Analysts, Project Managers, Operations Manager, Leading Professional Safety, Petroleum and Chemical Market Specialists, Head of LNG Department, Head of Unconventional Oil and Gas Activity, Research, Quantitative Logistics, IT Operations, Heads of Tank Service Divisions, Commercial Executives & Business Development Managers.

Industrial Partner

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The Port of Tarragona is located in one of the most important industrial areas in the Mediterranean, at the confluence of two zones of outstanding economic growth: the Mediterranean arc and the Ebro corridor. It is an area with Spain’s most important Petrochemical complex and a large concentration of manufacturing and processing. Industries, that coexist alongside a first-class commercial and tourism sector.

In this area of the country lies the biggest concentration of industrial and logistic companies in Spain, and there are some future projects for more investments of these sectors, as a consequence of the excellent location and accessibility from the area to the inner European markets.

The Port region is seeing some important investments taking place, such as the TAVs (high-speed train) that will connect Madrid to the French border and Tarragona and Valencia to the French border. The Port of Tarragona and its hinterland are also located at a point where the country’s main land communication routes converge. This combination of business activity and its location makes the Port, a key strategic enclave on the access routes to the Iberian Peninsula and the European Continent and establish it as one of the major economic driving forces of the area.

Owing to all these characteristics, the Port of Tarragona is one of the best located Ports, not only by its proximity, but also because it offers a wide space without traffic jams and also easy in reach.  The Port of Tarragona, which handled 32 million tons of cargo in the year of 2015, continues to be one of the most important and leading Ports in Spain, the Mediterranean and it is also a major Cargo Gateway in the European Union.

The particularity of Tarragona is its Chemical cluster where all the main raw material –crude oil and natural gas – are imported. The north and south poles are both linked to the Port via road and pipeline.

The Chemical Cluster in the Mediterranean Region is an industrial, logistical, academic and scientific chemical cluster created to focus on the potential of this industry as the first in the Mediterranean area and in the Southern Europe. The aim of ChemMed Tarragona is to develop and enhance the appeal and competiveness of the area for industry, research and logistics in the chemical plant sector.


Event Sponsors


Emerson is one of the major providers of process automation systems, instrumentation, valves and services for storage and bulk liquid terminal facilities around the world.


Emerson’s Rosemount Tank Gauging System is the global market leader in inventory management solutions and overfill prevention for bulk liquid storage facilities. Key applications include custody transfer, inventory assessment and/or operational control of tank farms at refineries and terminals. Emerson’s unique expertise, based on 40+ years of experience from radar-based tank gauging solutions, can help you increase your efficiency and accuracy while at the same time reduce your costs and risk for overfill.

More info: www.EmersonProcess.com/Rosemount-TankGauging


Emerson’s Single Solution Protection teams industry-leading tank blanketing and vapor recovery regulators with top-rated flame arrestors, pressure-vacuum relief valves, emergency vents and tank hatches to deliver seamless compatibility. It’s the latest step in our ability to provide the widest possible array of environmental protection and safety equipment, expertise and unparalleled service across a full range of oil and gas, chemical and other industries worldwide.

More info: www.emersonprocess.com/fisherregulators/TotalTankManagement



To capitalize on new business opportunities and ensure future growth, your terminals and tanks need to have the equipment and processes in place to accurately and efficiently respond to ever-changing market, customer, and regulatory demands.

Emerson’s proven-results applications and solutions can help you accurately predict performance, efficiently manage your assets and logistics, minimize safety risks, increase your productivity, and, most importantly, maximize profit.

More info: www.emersonprocess.com/terminals




For over 50 years, the DEPA and ELRO brands within Crane Co.’s Crane ChemPharma & Energy business, have earned the reputation for manufacturing of a wide range of highly engineered air operated diaphragm and peristaltic pumps and related accessories.

DEPA® Air Operated Diaphragm Pumps is one of the world’s leading brands of superior quality, positive displacement pumps. They provide reliability, efficiency and transfer control for all liquid and sheer sensitive materials, can handle viscous and abrasive products and often work in the toughest conditions and most demanding applications.  ELRO peristaltic pumps for mobile and industrial applications have been indispensable in the positive displacement pumps market, serving industries such as chemical, building, environmental and power.  The product range includes the widest material selection for pumping hoses offered by any manufacturer of peristaltic pumps.

For additional information on DEPA and ELRO products please visit our website

www.depapumps.com www.elropumps.com





BeFlexi is a global flexitank logistics and trade finance services provider operating in 1800 locations worldwide. We are a global team, inspired by common mission to create new market opportunities by inventing innovative logistics solutions. Flexitank transportation and storage solutions help our customers to reduce logistics costs and achieve their business goals in a more efficient way. Our specialists know exactly how to manage any dry or liquid cargo. Based on these requirements our R&D department creates the products which ensure safe cargo transportation and storage. The product excellence is accomplished with sophisticated installation services provided in cooperation with SGS.



Safety through technology: Minimax has been one of the leading companies in fire protection for more than 100 years now.

In wood processing, power stations, industrial kitchens, server rooms and ships, at wind energy converters, printing machinery, paint spraying plant, air ports, hospitals, fuel loading / unloading systems, tank farms, logistic centres, steel plants – wherever there is a fire risk, Minimax is there, protecting people, machines, buildings and the environment. Thanks to the special solutions it has developed the company is a world leader in many market sectors. Intensive development work carried out in its own fire research centre ensures that the company will continue to develop trendsetting innovative solutions, as fire and gas detection systems and suppression control, foam, water or gas based suppression systems in the future. You can rely on fire protection from Minimax.




: a Spanish leader in offering independent tailored and integrated services for Electrical, Instrumentation & Technical Automation projects (E, I & A) in the industrial sector. With our knowledge of our customer’s processes and our specialized approach executed by our dedicated, well trained and experienced staff we provide a unique project experience where we are true partners with our customers.

At SURIS innovation and proven technology go hand-in-hand to provide the best possible solution for our customers. In our partnership approach we are involved in our customer’s projects right from the start to achieve optimal fit between business processes and technology.

From a strong home base in Spain (almost all chemical and oil tank terminals in the Barcelona Port) SURIS is spreading its wings to projects in Europe, Africa and South and Middle America.

Next to the Industrial activities SURIS also provides project and maintenance solutions for sizable real estate projects.



ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Krisztina Maria Szabo

+44 (0) 20 3141 0603


Come and join us for an exclusive Site Visit at Port of Tarragona,  the most integrated chemical and logistical hub in the Mediterranean.


During the afternoon of Tuesday 6th September 2016 take the opportunity to visit Port of Tarragona for free!

In just a few hours you will visit the facilities and terminals, learn about the most attractive chemical cluster in Southern Europe, enhance your chance of creating business opportunities and network with senior executives from the industry.

  • Introduction of Port of Tarragona  and  Chemical Cluster ChemMed
  • Networking session – refreshment and canapes
  • Tour around the port facilities, its terminals and the industrial chemical complex

There is no extra charge to attend the site visit! However, spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. So please save the date and register your attendance for the site visit when booking for the conference.

Official Publication


HCB has been providing information to the chemical supply chain since 1980. Its monthly magazine, weekly email newsletter and website deliver up-to-the-minute, business-critical information on transport issues, highlighting regulatory changes, safety issues and environmental and sustainability considerations.

The magazine is read right around the globe by shippers and carriers in what is a very safety-conscious sector. They look to HCB to help maintain regulatory compliance, learn from accident reports and keep in touch with technical and market developments.

Follow HCB:


Twitter: https://twitter.com/HazardousCargo

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/company/1640589?trk=tyah

HCB Dangerous Goods Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3810750

To subscribe contact Samuel.ford@hcblive.com


Access operational, location and manager-level contact details on more than 4,250 storage facilities worldwide.

If you are searching for tank terminals to whether store liquid bulk cargo or market your products and services, TankTerminals.com helps you find, within seconds, operational, location and manager-level contact details of tank terminals worldwide.

TankTerminals.com is the world’s largest database of tanks-for-hire terminals. It has 3 search tools that deliver up-to-date international terminal such as Terminal Status and Map Location, Storage Capacity, Manager-level contact details, Number of Tanks, Stored Products, Accessibility and more.

Learn how to access key tank terminal data worldwide.


Published four times a year Storage Terminals Magazine is the premier business and industry magazine for executives, technicians, engineers and all professionals working in the global bulk liquids storage industry.



Subscribe NOW to the industry’s leading publication for tank terminals – Tank Storage Magazine. A one year subscription includes exclusive interviews, market analysis, latest news, lists of terminals being built and a map of 1500 terminal locations around the globe.


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Tank News International – the news website with a difference

Unlike other news websites in our industry, the team behind Tank News International, or TNI as we affectionately refer to it, really understand the importance of marketing and know just what our clients, both advertisers and those who submit editorial, can get out of correctly promoting themselves.

As well as featuring all the latest news, TNI shares it via our social media channels, we make sure all articles link to the originator (both activities assist in our editorial submitters search engine optimisation activities), and we provide monthly reports on how our advertisers investment is working for them.

We bring our visitors news covering the storage terminal, tank containers, road tankers, shipping, port and rail industries and are proud to partner with European Bulk Liquid Storage 2016, as we like to think we only work with the best.

For more information visit www.tanknewsinternational.com

Oil Recruitment New

Celebrating its 18th year this year, Oil Recruitment is a specialist recruiter with roots in the energy sector going back to the late 19th century.

We have dedicated teams of recruitment consultants. In particular, our Downstream Desk specifically recruits people in the marketing, distribution and safe storage of fuels, lubricants and chemicals, including:

  1. Terminal Manager                  Operations/Logistics Manager
  2. Commercial Sales Manager      Transport & Engineering Manager

Contact John Surtees or Sam Forrest for further information +44 (0)1565 654830 or john@oilrecruitment.co.uk / sam@oilrecruitment.co.uk


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PMAESA, publishers of Our Ports magazine, is an intergovernmental organisation for the ports and maritime sector in Eastern and Southern Africa. It seeks to promote and nurture best practices among member ports by creating an enabling environment for exchange of information and capacity building to contribute to the economic development of the region.

PMAESA has a three-pronged approach focusing on a wider involvement involving total value chain and includes trade facilitation opportunities brought by various investment opportunities, influence the reduction of logistics cost and co-ordination of activities to be aligned to African Union’s 2050 AIM Strategy and the concept of blue economy.

PMAESA works to provide its members with a chance to exchange ideas and information through conferences, workshops and media interface in matters related to transport and trade facilitation. It also assists members to modernize their systems in a bid to enhance productivity and service delivery. http://www.pmaesa.org/

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Since 1995, we have gathered industry stakeholders from all over the world to discuss regional and global issues impacting our industry F&L Asia provides a forum for:

  • Identifying emerging issues
  • Promoting consensus
  • Sharing of best practices
  • Building networks
  • Connecting businesses

Over the years, F&L Asia has played a unique role in the fuels and lubricants industry in the Asia-Pacific region, setting it apart from other industry publications and commercial conferences. http://fuelsandlubes.com/

Harbours Review

The Harbours Review project of the Baltic Press publishing house stands for a completely free regularly updated on-line European ports database as well as E-zines distributed to over 15,000+ subscribers with expert views on the most important issues for Europe’s port sector.

Each E-zine contains a featured article tackling one of the most burning questions for the EU port industry, coupled with comments of the sector’s representatives and top national & EU officials. http://harboursreview.com/


Balkans.com Business News is a prominent and recognized voice for business globally. As a Balkans business resource, we provide up-to-date daily news and weekly reviews, market research, financial reports, company news linking and database of companies who do business in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, FYR Macedonia, Greece, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey. In addition, our notable industry news section provides detailed information on business happenings for over 30 specific industries. Our readers are high-level executives, business leaders, educational institutions, investors, business owners and government institutions throughout the world.

The business-only website in English, Serbian and Greek keeps our readers up-to-date with its comprehensive coverage of the region, in-depth analysis of industries and business opportunities, interviews with business leaders, special reports and a searchable database.



Worldoils is a company that combines the power of marketing as well as the in-house expertise for the Oil, Gas, Offshore and the Maritime industries. Worldoils’ web portal www.worldoils.com has become a truly central platform for visitors who need information regarding oil and gas products and services, research, training, conferences, news and events as well as a popular advertising base for providers of Oil, Gas, Marine and Offshore services. Worldoils has also launched the jobs system and a marketplace. In the recent months, Worldoils has strengthened its position as a fast developing central place for buying and selling of land rigs, offshore rigs, barge rigs and other oilfield and subsea equipment.

Plant Automation Technologies


In the realm of Automation, where innovation is rapid, plant automation technology stands adept at conceptualizing unique ideas relevant to the B2B space.

PlantAutomation-Technology is essentially a B2B online business and technology media platform that has under its wraps the largest global database of automation buyers and suppliers.

Plantautomation-technology.com covers in-depth trends that shape industry dynamics and metamorphose global economics.

With services like search engine optimization, social media marketing, product video showcase, e-mail marketing, e-newsletter sponsorship, banner advertising, event marketing and micro-website within our platform, plantautomation-technology.com has created a recognition that spans over a global audience, thereby revolutionizing how businesses transact.


GlobalEnergyWatch.com – “Be the first to know” GlobalEnergyWatch brings the latest Energy news from government, industry and major news agencies around the world. Our service has over 60,000 active subscribers and 2 million article readers per year.

GlobalEnergyWatch content is categorised in over 10 main news groups ‑ for example: “Solar Energy News”, or “Oil & Gas News” ‑ making recent and related articles easy to find.

Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter on www.GlobalEnergyWatch.com/subscription

T.U.N International

T.U.N Training offers world-class performance improvement courses for pro­fessionals in medium to large organizations across all industries in Asia. We pride ourselves in delivering high quality training courses by providing a well-balanced mix of certified trainers involving academic gurus and top-notch industry practitioners. Participants not only gain the conceptual knowledge of a subject matter but also discover how to apply it back at the work place through practical case studies, discussions and exercises. Some of our reputed clients who have benefitted from our services are: PETRONAS, PERTAMINA, PTTEP, SHELL upstream, SALAMANDER Energy. Please contact us for customized training solutions.



Sailings logo

Welcome to SAILINGS, our flagship of the Sailings Group.

 As Indonesia’s No.1 well-recognized, well-supported and well-used shipping magazine for Sea, Air & Land transportation, Sailings is always dedicated to all exporters, importers, traders, transport and logistics professionals who will find everything in Sailings to meet all their transportation needs. The standard and value of the magazine is constantly being improved by a dedicated team of talented and experienced media professionals from Hong Kong, Indonesia, China, Singapore, Malaysia, the United States and Canada.

 SAILINGS, a premium medium focusing on transportation & logistics information, has been endorsed and recognized by a number of major events worldwide and  authoritative institutions, to name but a few, World Trade Centre Jakarta, National Association For Export Development, Indonesia Export & Import Association, Indonesia Textile Association, Indonesia Shipping Association, Indonesia Logistics Association and Indonesia Stevedoring Association and many more.



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Logistics Plus will continue to be dedicated to the art, science and industry of moving products, services and information to the market.

Updated every 3 months, Logistics Plus is inspired by the slogan: Dynamic, Innovative & Educational.

Logistics Plus utilizes interviews, case studies, commentaries and advertisement to aid in the educating and enlightening of our readers into the ways that people from many different industries practice logistics and supply chains.

Logistics Plus is dedicated to the region’s top management executives, and managers of all kinds who are responsible for their organizations’ logistics and/or supply chain activities.

Our ultimate goal is to make logistics a household word by focusing on its significance and value to our readers –To get the right goods or services to the right places, at the right times, and in the desired condition, while making the greatest contribution to the firm.”





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