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European Bulk Liquid Storage 2023

Date: 18th October 2023 - 19th October 2023 Location: Cartagena - Spain

Going on to its 10th edition, the European Bulk Liquid Storage 2023 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.

On Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th October 2023 the European Bulk Liquid Storage 2023 conference will gather representatives from oil and chemical companies, port authorities, terminal operators, technology suppliers as well as other influential stakeholders across the value chain for two days of interactive discussion and networking.

In the afternoon of Tuesday 17th October 2023, we are pleased to announce that the Port of Cartagena will be hosting a site visit. This is an opportunity to get an exclusive tour of the Port of Cartagena.

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


18th October 2023
19th October 2023
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Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036
Cheryl Williams – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0605
Krisztina Maria Szabo – Commercial Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0603
Eugene Kim – Content
+44 (0) 20 3141 0622
Martyna Rak – Logistics
+48 616 46 7020


Hotel Alfonso XIII
Paseo Alfonso XIII, 40
Cartagena, Murcia 30203 Spain

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+34 968 52 00 00
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Key topics include:

  • European Bulk Liquid Storage Market Update & Outlook
  • Acclimatising to the Energy Transition
  • Digitalisation: A New Era for Bulk Liquid Storage
  • From Hydrogen to Bio-Fuels to E-Fuels: Scaling Production for Rising Markets
  • Development in LNG Storage
  • Developments across the Globe in Storing Ammonia
  • Policy & Regulation
  • Supply Chain Management in 2023: The Impact of the Crisis in Ukraine
  • Tank Terminal Market Models
  • Exploring Alternative Storage Options & Aviation Fuel Storage
  • The Future of the Bulk Liquid Storage Industry
  • Jonathan Feys, Chief Commercial Officer, Ghent Transport & Storage
  • Johan Sandberg, Global Business Development Manager, Emerson Automation Solutions
  • Roberto Bastida Caracuel, Business Development Responsible, Port of Cartagena
  • Begoña Garcia Villar, Customer & Business Development Manager, Enagas
  • Kirsti Gjertsen, Key Account Manager International Networks – Shippers & Forwarders, Port of Antwerp-Bruges
  • Rafael Rengifo, Division Manager, Becht
  • Ivan Parra, Business Planning Advisor, Becht
  • Patrick Kulsen, Managing Director, Insights Global
  • Amit Rao, Senior Consultant, S&P Global
  • Javier Blanco Ortega, Chief Operating Officer, Mecanicas Bolea S.A.
  • Jean-Benoit Steyer, Sales & Business Development Manager, Siemens Energy


  • Oil and Gas companies
  • Chemical companies
  • Port authorities
  • Terminal operators
  • Market analysts
  • Consultants





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:


Eugene Kim

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0622

Email: [email protected]







In the afternoon of Tuesday 17th October 2023, we are pleased to announce that the Port of Cartagena will be hosting a site visit. This is an opportunity to get an exclusive tour of the Port of Cartagena  – with limited spaces available please contact us to not to miss it.


Program – Tuesday, 17th October 2023

  • 15:00        Registration at the hotel
  • 15:30        Departing the Hotel to the Site Visit
  • 16:00        Presentation and video of the Port of Cartagena.
  • 17:30        Visit the port on board a catamaran.
  • 18:30        Visit the Industrial Valley of Escombreras by bus.
  • 19:30        End of visit (transfer to hotel).






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.



Emerson Automation Solutions  

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 50+ 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.



Becht is a service-oriented engineering consulting firm that is focused on providing technically excellent engineering services and innovative, sustainable solutions for clients world-wide. We are the “go-to” firm that clients approach when the job needs to be done right – the first time. The Becht Team comprises world-class resources that provide unparalleled engineering solutions, project management support, and technically excellent engineered products.

Becht is global, with local offices throughout the world. Becht’s experienced and knowledgeable resources can partner and support clients anywhere, throughout all phases of a project.




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]




At the event we strive not only to bring you to the same location at the same time as your customers/suppliers/peers, we strive to ensure you meet face-to-face with each and every one of your target contacts and to provide you with the time you need to have multiple unhurried conversations with them and build a lasting business relationship:

• 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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Official Media Partner:

Published quarterly, 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 all the information you need to make your business run smoothly, safely and more profitably.

Launched in the Summer of 2009 as a supplement to Bulk Distributor magazine, Storage Terminals received a highly positive response, which confirmed the need for a premium publication for the industry.

A second edition was published in September 2009, which gained a hugely positive response, 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.

Storage Terminals Magazine continues to grow with every issue and go from strength to strength – consistently increasing its global circulation, distribution, readership, coverage and partnerships.

Each issue includes: news; developments on the industry and companies in the market; information and details on terminal expansion projects; updates on safety and regulations; and feature articles on terminals, industry equipment and service companies.

Whether you’re searching for an update on the effects of oil price movements on demand for storage capacity, technical articles on how to ensure your facility runs as efficiently as possible, or the latest updates on regulation and environmental compliance, you will find everything you need in Storage Terminals Magazine.

Please feel free to contact our team if you have any questions, queries or would like to discuss editorial or advertising.

[email protected]

Media Partners:

Tank News International is a trusted resource focused on equipping members of the tank storage and logistics industry’s with up-to-date and relevant content.

Tank News International is run by a group of established tank industry professionals and has become the ‘go-to’ resource for those who work within the storage terminal, tank container, road tanker, shipping, port and rail industries. Many of the insights we gain are published on this news site.

We have partnered with some of the industries leading events to bring you the latest news, reviews, trends, best practices and new technologies from a variety of markets.

Tank News International connects the global tank storage and logistics industry audience by offering peer-to-peer insights and experiences across the liquid bulk storage and transportation world.

Subscribe to our tailored weekly newsletters to stay abreast of the latest news and a roundup of editors’ picks.

Our mission is to bring you the best and most exclusive content in the industry.

Please feel free to contact our team if you have any questions, queries or would like to discuss editorial or advertising.

[email protected]

About Insights Global & TankTerminals.com

Insights Global is an independent market research company specialized in international petroleum and petrochemical industries. We offer market data, market analysis reports, consultancy, training services and the online platform TankTerminals.com to our customers to support their commercial decision making.

Our online platform TankTerminals.com provides detailed terminal data. With this tool you are able to search and locate terminals, compare terminals and see all relevant details. The system offers information on terminal location, infrastructure and logistical performance.

The company’s mission focuses on improving markets in the energy and chemical business by enabling intelligent decisions. Our services are aimed at providing insights and transparency. We base our conclusions on facts and have a scientific and sophisticated approach to structure our analysis. We put our customers first and support their goals with creative solutions to their intelligence needs.


The Tank Storage Association (TSA) represents the interests of over 70 member companies engaged in the storage of bulk liquids and the provision of products and services to the sector. Collectively, its members operate 309 terminals and distribution hubs in the UK and have around 11 million cubic metres of storage capacity in the United Kingdom (UK) and Republic of Ireland (ROI). TSA’s members provide and support an essential interface between sea, road, rail and pipeline logistics for many different substances including transport and heating fuels, chemicals, animal feed and foodstuffs.


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

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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.

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.




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