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European Bulk Liquid Storage 2021

Date: 27th October 2021 - 28th October 2021 Location: Cartagena - Spain

Going on to its 8th edition, ACI’s European Bulk Liquid Storage Summit will take place in Cartagena, Spain on the 27th and 28th October 2021. This event will once again bring senior executives from the liquid storage industry to discuss the latest developments in the liquid storage business, market dynamics impacting supply and demand trends, technology innovations, and a strategic and logistic overview of ports infrastructure while providing an informative & balanced discussion for participants.

Over two days, the event will gather representatives from oil and chemical companies, port authorities, terminal operators, technology suppliers as well as other influential stakeholders across the value chain.

Additionally, a limited number of registered conference attendees will enjoy a Site Visit to the Port of Cartagena on the afternoon of Tuesday 26th October– the visit is free of charge for registered attendees but the number of places is limited.

Join us in Cartagena for a highly interactive & informative conference, whilst enjoying the networking opportunities with your peers.



27th October 2021
28th October 2021
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Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036
Cheryl Williams – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0) 203 141 0605
Krisztina Maria Szabo – Commercial Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0603
Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036
Martyna Rak – Logistics
+48 616 46 7020


Hotel Principe Felipe – La Manga Club
Carretera de Atamaria, S/N, Los Belones
Cartagena, Murcia 30389 Spain

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+34 968 33 12 34
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  • Kathrin Clay, President, International Liquids Terminal Association
  • Gorka Penalva, Deputy Commercial Director, Exolum
  • Fernando Barragán, Planning Manager, ILBOC
  • Agustín Silva, COO, Buran Energy
  • Fernando Munoz, Business Development Manager, Port of Cartagena
  • Jordi Anglès Jové, Commercial Coordinator, Port of Tarragona
  • Lucas Ribeiro, Sales Director, Implico GmBH
  • Johan Sandberg, Global Business Development Manager, Emerson Technologies
  • Bryan Davies, Managing Director, UM Terminals
  • Guy Bessant, President, Stolthaven Terminals
  • Jonathan Feys, Head of Sales Belgium, Vopak
  • Enrique Mozo, Business Development and Project Manager, Rubis Terminal
  • Outlook on European Tank Storage Markets
  • Addressing Transportation Processes and Challenges
  • Strategic Investments in Infrastructure to Improve Competitiveness
  • Digitalisation in Ports and Terminals
  • A Deep Look Into Non-European Chemical Industries and Their Impact Upon the European Storage Market
  • EU Green Deal and its Effect Upon the European Storage Market
  • The Effects of Covid-19 Upon the Oil and Storage Industry
  • The Untapped Potential of Liquid Natural Gas
  • Understanding LNG Bunkering
  • Circular Economy and Bioeconomy in the Energy and Chemicals Storage Sector


During the afternoon of Tuesday, 26th of October, prior to the conference, a limited number of attendees will receive the unique opportunity to do a site visit to the Port of Cartagena.


Site Visit Program:

15:30     Gathering at the hotel

16:00     Departure from the hotel

16:30     Visit the port on catamaran

18:00     Visit the Industrial Valley of Escombreras (bus)

19:00     End of visit

20:00     Dinner at a high-quality cuisine restaurant in Cartagena

21:30     Transfer to hotel


There is no extra charge to join the site visit, although places are limited and allocated to the conference delegates on first come first served basis. Therefore, we would strongly suggest to book your place early to avoid disappointment.


The port of Cartagena (PoC) has a unique geostrategic position that is key for communication routes between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, as well as for intercontinental routes between America, Europe, Asia and Africa. It is a privileged entrance door to Europe. PoC is the most competitive and dynamic port in Spain. Construction and subsequent expansion of the dock of Escombreras’ basin, which is specialized in liquid bulk cargo, has positioned PoC as one of the most important bulk cargo ports in western Mediterranean. Escombreras’ basin modern facilities operate in an extremely agile manner while enclosing an impressive growth potential. PoC has obtained the European Business Award for the environment.

· PoC Ranks n. 1 in Spain for Bulk Cargo transit (32.5 Million Mt in 2015). With an outstanding growth of 69,53% in last 6 yr.
· It is the most competitive and profitable port in Spain (High profit/Low rates) offering the lowest possible shipping cost and the most competitive prices for new industrial settlements.
· PoC accommodates the largest industrial facility in Spain: Repsol’s refinery, (€3.1 billion invested) (220.000 bpd).
· Enjoys the best strategic location in the Mediterranean (along the main shipping routes connecting Asia and Europe) and outstanding connectivity to main European logistic HUBs by Road, Railway and Pipe.
· Features the biggest growth potential in Europe: with 29 Ha Available in the port and 121 Ha available in the industrial platform.



Buran Energy/Tanques De Cartagena SA

The Buran Energy Group, a group of companies specialized in the commercialization, storage and distribution of hydrocarbons, has signed the purchase of Tanques de Cartagena (TANCAR) from Duro Felguera, through its subsidiary Felguera IHI. This operation involves the acquisition, by Buran Energy, of the hydrocarbon terminal of Duro Felguera in the Port of Escombreras, Cartagena, which has a storage capacity of measured distillates of 110,000 m3. TANCAR has 5 tanks of 22,000 m3 capacity and is ready to carry out unloading operations for vessels up to 230 m long and 13 m draft. The terminal can also supply more than 2 million liters of fuel per truck per day.


Port of Tarragona is located in the southern Europe largest chemical cluster – ChemMed Tarragona. It is an area of a large concentration of manufacturing and processing companies, because of its excellent location and accessibility to the inner European markets. Both north and south poles are linked to the port via pipelines. Tarragona production accounts for 25% of Spanish chemical and petrochemical production and represents the 50% of Catalonia production.

Port of Tarragona continues to be one of the most important and leading ports in Spain, with more than 33 million tonnes handled in 2019. More than 60% of the traffic is about liquid bulk, and the storage capacity of independent terminal companies are increasing. In 2019, there are more than 800.000 cubic metres of capacity, and we expect to increase it to 1.5M cubic metres in the following years thanks to some expansion projects.

The Port of Tarragona strives to improve its installations and services each and every day in order to become a more secure, sustainable and involved port for chemical and petrochemical products. Traffic jams do not exist in Tarragona and additional benefits are provided such as the deepest water depth in the Mediterranean Sea.


Emerson Process Management

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

TGE Gas Engineering is a worldwide leader in the storage and handling of liquefied gases. We provide a comprehensive range of products and services for the energy, liquefied natural gas and petrochemical industries. Our highly qualified engineers and specialists provide our partners with Engineering, Procurement, Construction & Commissioning, Contracting, Project Management and Tank Design services throughout all phases of a project. For TGE, construction begins with the unloading of materials on the site and ends after the no-load run tests of the installed equipment and systems with the commissioning. Our construction experts handle everything in between– management, coordination and supervision as well as subcontracting, fabrication, expediting and inspection. TGE’s EPC service for storage tanks utilizes state-of-the-art design tools and comprehensive expertise in the design of liquefied gas storage tanks. The tank concepts we provide include cryogenic storage tanks for import, export, buffer or distribution, earth-covered tanks for pressurized liquefied gases, and horizontal bullet tanks and spheres for pressurized or semi-pressurized storage. TGE updates plants with state-of-the-art technology, ensuring they comply with all regulations and standards.


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

Tel: + 44 (0) 20 3141 0603

Email: [email protected]


Official Media Partner:

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

With its high-level content, industry expert contributions and unparalleled global news coverage, Storage Terminals Magazine gives you the information you need to make your business run smoother, safer and more profitably.

Launched in the Summer of 2009 as a supplement to Bulk Distributor magazine, Storage Terminals received a highly positive response confirming the need for a premium publication such as this for the industry. A second edition was successfully published in September 2009, confirming the market’s confidence in the publication. Recognising the industry’s need for a readable, topical and informative independent publication, STORAGE TERMINALS Magazine was launched in March 2010 as a standalone publication, filling a gap in the market.

To date, Storage Terminals Magazine continues to successfully grow issue on issue and from strength to strength, consistently increasing its global circulation, distribution, readership, coverage and partnerships. For more information visit www.storageterminalsmag.com

Supporting Association:

The Tank Storage Association represents the interests of over 60 member companies engaged in the storage of bulk liquids and the provision of products and services to the bulk liquid storage sector.

Tank Storage Association’s members provide and support an essential interface between sea, road, rail and pipeline logistics for a diverse range of essential products, including transport and heating fuels, chemicals, animal feed and foodstuffs. Collectively, they operate over 290 terminals and distribution hubs in the UK and have over 8 million cubic metres of storage capacity in the United Kingdom (UK) and Republic of Ireland (ROI).  In the process, they are responsible for the direct employment of around 4,000 highly trained, specialised people. Through our work, and collective voice, we champion the needs of our members in safety, health, environmental and technical matters.

Media Partners:

Tank News International is the ‘go-to’ resource for those who work within the storage terminal, tank containers, road tankers, shipping, port and rail industries. We bring our visitors news covering the entire tank storage and transport markets and welcome editorial submissions covering new product launches and enhancements, case studies, regulation changes, technical articles, roles & responsibilities and company news.

We also want to hear about your events and exhibitions and welcome the submission of company, case study and product videos which we will add to our fast-growing YouTube Tank News International channel which links to our website. Our website is updated weekly with news from across the industry and we publish a quarterly magazine which, alongside news, features event reviews and previews, roles & responsibilities, new products & technologies and company profiles.

As well as sharing the latest industry news we aim to assist you in your search engine optimisation (SEO) activities by sharing your news and using our range of social media channels: Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to promote that news and grow your online following. All in all, we are so much more than news outlet – we are a marketing partner. For more information visit www.tanknewsinternational.com


Tank Storage Magazine is the leading publication for the bulk liquid storage sector and the only one to be independently audited. Published seven times a year it is the official publication for all the major tank storage industry events. Each issue contains the latest terminal news, exclusive terminal interviews, updates on regulations and expert technical articles. Over 40,000 copies are printed and distributed each year and over 13,000 copies are emailed worldwide. We also produce a map detailing the location and size of terminals around the globe and our recently revamped website www.tankstoragemag.com provides unrivalled coverage of the sector.

Bunkerspot magazine

The bi-monthly Bunkerspot magazine, launched in February 2004, focuses on the technical, operational, commercial, environmental and legal aspects of bunkering. It is written by experienced bunker journalists and a team of highly-respected industry experts.

Bunkerspot website

The Bunkerspot website includes subscription-based real-time news and pricing service, as well as information channels, industry announcements and updates on conferences, exhibitions and other key events. An annual subscription entitles you to see all the subscribers’ newsboard stories and access thousands of articles on the Search Archive.

Visit us at www.bunkerspot.com

Chemical Search International specialises exclusively in executive search, talent acquisition and professional career development services for the global chemicals and related sectors such as polymers, materials, natural resources and biosciences. We also own ChemExecSM | Executive Network, an exclusive online professional network dedicated to these same industries and which offers faster, simpler professional networking just when you need it. We have offices in London, New York and Singapore. Please contact us to discuss your company’s recruitment needs or to discuss your own personal career.


With a growing community, PetrolPlaza is the No.1 online publication for the petrol retailing, fuel logistics and car wash markets. PetrolPlaza has been online since 1998 and, as the first online publication for this industry, it enjoys an excellent reputation amongst decision makers worldwide. PetrolPlaza offers daily updated market news and a newsletter service free of charge. The high internationality of both content and readers, which come from all over the world, is unique in the market.


ASD Media is an online media company. We provide professionals in dedicated markets with news, intelligence, and interaction opportunities. During the last five years we developed dedicated websites for events, reports, news distribution and source data, and changed the name of the ASD-Network to ASDNews to emphasize the news focus.


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.


Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria – Daily Offer of jobs into the maritime, port and logistics sectors News, Vessels, Companies, Ports, Customs, Events … Oferta diaria de empleos en los sectores marítimo-portuario y logístico Noticias, Buques, Empresas, Puertos, Aduanas, Eventos …


Company type:

  • Storage Tank Owners
  • Oil and Gas companies
  • Chemical companies
  • Port authorities
  • Terminal operators
  • R&D Scientists
  • Representative of Port Associations
  • Business Development Director
  • Technical Managers
  • Technology and Solutions Providers
  • Engineering companies
  • Market analysts
  • Consultants
  • Regulatory and Policy Officers
  • Ping Huang, Business Development Manager, Shell
  • Sebastian Garcia, Senior Chartering Manager, Repsol
  • Maria Simona Spizzichino, Manager Scouting, Storage & Integrated Projects, Eni Trading & Shipping
  • Fernando Muñoz, Commercial Manager,  Port of Cartagena
  • Jordi Anglès Jové, Commercial Coordinator, Port of Tarragona
  • Karen Callebaut, Key Account Manager, Oil and Chemicals, Port of Antwerp

If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 20-30 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Fatima Rasul

Tel: +44 (0) 203 141 0618

Email: [email protected]


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• A pre-event informal introduction the evening before the conference
• A minimum of five hours’ networking built into the two day conference agenda
• A networking grid which enables you to make your target contacts aware you are looking for them
• The option to join either social drinks or dinner during the evening of Day One
• ACI’s on-site team will assist you in locating your hard-to-find target contacts & make face-to-face introductions

Of course, if there is anybody you are unable to meet over the two days, ACI’s event team will do their best to initiate contact after the event.


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