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European Bulk Liquid Storage 2020

Date: 30th September 2020 - 1st October 2020 Location: Cartagena - Spain

Going on to its 8th edition, the European Bulk Liquid Storage 2020 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.

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



30th September 2020
1st October 2020
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Mateo Wiegold – Content
+44 (0) 203 141 0649
Cheryl Williams – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0623
Krisztina Maria Szabo – Commercial Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0603
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640


We will confirm the venue approximately 4-6 weeks before the event to ensure we find the most suitable space because numbers can vary dramatically. There will be a discounted accommodation rate for conference attendees.
Cartagena, Spain

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During the afternoon of Tuesday, 29th of September, prior to the conference, a limited number of attendees will receive the unique opportunity to do a site visit to the Port of Cartagena.



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.


Erwin Verstraelen, Chief Digital Information & Innovation Officer, Port of Antwerp

Didier de Beaumont, Commercial Manager, Port of Amsterdam

Hakan Enarsson, Senior Business Development Manager, Emerson

Bertrand Stoehr, Key Accounts & Major Projects Manager, Keller Holding GmbH 

Jun Qian, Senior Vice President Infrastructure and Rail, Hamburg Commercial Bank AG

Stephen Li, Principal Consultant for Oil Markets and Downstream, IHS Markit

Jan Van Dooren, Senior Advisor to the Board, Nxtport

Rene Loosen, Managing Director, Insights Global

Simone Bastiani, Managing Director, TankGo

Charles Daly, Executive Chairman, Channoil Consulting

Sandra De Mey, Commercial Manager, North Sea Port

Capt. Terry Frith, Technical Manager, Chemical Distribution Institute

Berend Pasman, Global Head of Logistics, DNB Bank ASA

Michael Sachs, Independent Consultant


  • Outlook on European Tank Storage Markets
  • Health & Safety in the Terminals
  • Addressing Transportation Processes and Challenges
  • Strategic Investments in Infrastructure to Improve Competitiveness
  • Digitalisation in Ports and Terminals
  • A Deep Look in to Non-European Chemical Industries and Their Impact Upon the European Storage Market
  • Understanding the EU Green Deal and its Effect Upon the European Storage Market
  • The Untapped Potential of Liquid Natural Gas
  • Circular Economy and Bioeconomy in the Energy and Chemicals Storage Sector

Company type:

  • Oil and Gas companies
  • Chemical companies
  • Port authorities
  • Terminal operators
  • Engineering companies
  • Market analysts
  • Consultants
  • 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, General Manager,  Port of Cartagena
  • Jordi Anglès Jové, Commercial Coordinator, Port of Tarragona
  • Karen Callebaut, Key Account Manager, Oil and Chemicals, Port of Antwerp
  • Sandra De Mey, Commercial Manager, North Sea Port

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:

Mateo Wiegold

Tel: +44 (0) 203 141 0649

Email: [email protected]





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.





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.




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.




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

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.

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 …


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