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This first edition of 2018 sees Tank News International enter its third year of business and the timing couldn’t be better – we have recently seen oil prices reach $70 a barrel for the first time in three years so the growth Tank News International is experiencing appears to be mirroring the industry within which it works. In recent weeks we have also been extremely proud to announce that our online readership topped 10,000 in a month for the first time and the

distribution of the printed publication this year is set to grow even further with the number of events we partner with expanding. We have signed media partnerships with LogiChem, Global Petroleum Show, Gas Indonesia Summit & Exhibition and the International Pipeline expo to name just a few. These go alongside events we have been working with since we launched. When it comes to news and interviews, we are proud to feature pieces from Odfjell’s Rotterdam Terminal’s Managing Director, Erik Kleine and CST CEO, Tim Carpenter. These sit alongside our regular columns from S&P Global Platts and Reynold’s Training Services. Our Market Focus feature in this edition comes from Argus Consulting Services’ Senior Manager, Kristen Mueller. Our New Products & Technologies pages feature pieces from EnviroGear Pumps, Flotech Performance Systems, Richter ChemieTechnik GmbH, Mouvex and FNC. News in this edition includes: In the Storage Terminal industry we cover news of Caltex

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Australia Limited strategic partnership with SEAOIL Philippines Inc., Andeavor’s acquisition of Rangeland Energy and ATLHA Terminals’ liquid bulk storage terminal development in Germany. In the Tank Container section, we feature a piece about the HOYER Group and H&H Foodlog’s joint venture alongside a page on industry research. In Road Tankers we cover Rubis acquisition of EG Retail. In Shipping we cover Crowley Maritime Corporation’s restructure. In Ports we look at Royal Boskalis Westminster, Van Hattum en Blankevoort and TBI subsidiary Mobilis award from the Port of Rotterdam Authority to build quay walls and a jetty and in Rail we look into Canada National Railway’s pilot project to transport bitumen by rail in its solid form. All this and much more sits alongside our regular features on Roles & Responsibilities, Event Previews & Reviews and Company Profiles. We hope you enjoy the Spring edition of Tank News International.

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Contents MARKET FOCUS

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TA N K CO N TA I N E R S

15 & 17 Evaluating the need for growth…

22 ADNOC investing… 24 CB&I awarded… / $4bn oil refinery… 26 Corpus Christi… / SemGroup to sell 29 Krk LNG Terminal… / Trafigura to develop… 31 Reganosa launches… 33 Caltex Australia… 37 RTS column… 38 CLH Pipeline… 39 New LNG terminal… / New refinery… 40 & 41 S&P Global Platts column… 42 AB Klaipedos Nafta… 43 Flotech PS delivers… 44 Manga LNG terminal… 46 HES International growth… 49 BP and Copersucar… 51 Total completes upgrade… 52 Skangas first… / Fluor lands… 53 Kenya Pipeline Company… 55 Complete solution… 57 National Grid… 59 Viva Energy’s largest… 61, 62 & 63 Odfjell Terminal Rotterdam… 64 Zenith Energy acquires… 67 Jinja Terminal… / A First for Vopak… 69, 71, 72, 74 & 77 CST Celebrates… 79 Shell Midstream Partners… 81 Completion of Glencore… / EVX Midstream Partners… 83 JGP Energy Partners… 85 Zenith Energy U.S…. / Andeavor to acquire… 87 Enterprise and Navigator… 89 ExxonMobil to merge… 91 New President for… 92 Magellan Midstream… 94 & 95 Oil & Gas storage service industry… 95 Vital Inc. and Harvest… 96 Enbridge’s $3bn… 98 & 99 New York Terminals… 100 Texas International… / CRV Refining… 102 Contanda plans… 105 American Midstream… 107 Enterprise Products… / LBC Tank Terminals… 108 Kinder Morgan completes…

111 Kerry Logistics scoops… 112 ITCO and @TCO… 114 Bertschi Group expands… 115 Stolt-Nielsen 2017… 117 HOYER and H&S… 119 TALKE implements… / Brenntag forms… 120 LHN expands… / LTH Logistics… 122 Eurotainer selects… / New tank containers… 123 Brenntag celebrates… 124 New KNT Tank… / LNG Tank Container… / Military tank… 127 Leschaco strengthening… / GKE invests in new… 129 Trifleet combines… 130 Odyssey expands…

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19 & 21 Envirogear / Flotech / Richter / Mouvex / FNC

SHIPPING

155 Grain LNG… / Odfjell… 156 Thome opens… 147 Wärtsilä & GTT… 158 Peninsula Petroleum… / Euronav rollout… 159 OSM wins crew… 160 Skangas and Titan LNG… 161 Shell and Anthony… / MOL and COSCO… 162 ABS awarded… 163 Crowley transports… / Philly Shipward… 164 INEOS to deliver…

PORTS

166 Port of Rotterdam… / Mega Port planned… 167 AG&P to develop… 168 British Ports… / Singapore and Shell… 169 Port of Antwerp… 170 First fuel flows… 171 Boskalis awarded… 172 New LNG terminal… / A first for… 173 Gothenburg bunkering… 174 Corpus Christi celebrates… / Jaxport LNG

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194 DNV GL / Tank Welding LLC 195 Elsont TankService GMBH / Pelican Worldwide

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

187 & 188 Roles and Responsibilities

EVENT REVIEW

189 Tank Storage Germany… EVENT PREVIEWS

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190 NISTM 191 Uniti 192 StocExpo 193 Argus Mediterranean

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132 Abbey Logistics chooses… 134 Suttons given… 135 Wabco acquires…/ Nijhof-Wassink collaborates… 136 SAP S/4HANA… 137 Puma Energy… 138 Praxair 139 TCL Tankers… 140 Road tanker research… 141 Brenntag acquires… / Rubis acquires… 142 Den Hartogh… / Rogers Petroleum… 144,145 & 146 Road Tanker Static… 147 Dover Fuelling Solutions… 148 Dupré growth… / American Petrolog… 149 Andrews Logistics… 150 ATA Honours… / Quarles Petroleum…

RAIL

176 SAVVY Telematic… 177 Canada’s Largest… 178 RM Raul… / Savage expands… 179 United Wagon Company… / Service desk… 180 DB Cargo’s rail… 181 Bitumen pilot project… 182 Norfolk Southern… 184 BNSF names… / API welcomes… / Short Line Safety… 185 Shale Support… 186 Biarri Rail… / BNSF plans…


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MARKET FOCUS

Evaluating the need for

GROWTH IN THE STORAGE TERMINAL INDUSTY

Every day seems to bring the announcement of another storage facility being upgraded or expanded. Many of these terminals are in well-established locations, but as sources of supply and demand develop, new trade routes open up and additional assets or changes to existing facilities are required.

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umerous developing markets for refined products are still served only by overland supply routes. These routes can often be slow, expensive and prone to disruption. This is particularly problematic in regions where road and rail infrastructure is inadequately developed. Building new import terminals can increase buying options, reduce costs and improve security of supply. Argus Consulting Services has worked with a number of clients across a variety of product types and regions to evaluate the opportunities for terminal operators seeking to enter new markets. The key questions these clients need answered are around market

Here Argus Consulting Services’ Senior Manager, Kristen Mueller discussed the need for these facilities and how developers move forward when creating a new terminal.

Tema and Takoradi. This supply chain fundamentals, regional trade patterns is costly and frequently disrupted. The and price. More specifically, clients need terminal operator is considering building to ask: What size should I build and for an LPG terminal with 20,000 cubic metres which products? How should I market this of storage at Cape Coast, between the terminal? What type of facilities should two main ports. The client needs to ask the terminal offer to be competitive? To a number of questions. Will there be illustrate some of the questions that a need for this terminal in five or terminal investors should ask, we 10 years or even beyond this will use a hypothetical example timeframe? What are the likely from a market that has been CREATING sources of product? At what generating a high amount of cost will terminal customers be interest. TERMINALS able to bring product in? Is the The example is a proposed facility the right size? proposed LPG terminal in To understand if there is Ghana. The country currently a need for an import terminal, the offers minimal storage capacity client must understand the supply and and is reliant on overland supplies from neighbouring countries or the ports in Continued on page 17 TA NK NE WSI NTE R N ATION A L .C OM


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demand picture for the particular consumption increases, the terminal product and how it may develop. For operator can feel confident that the need a terminal operator evaluating an LPG for an import terminal is supported by facility, changes to the local refining market fundamentals. and gas processing sectors must be The proposed terminal must be monitored as these impact product suitable for how the market functions availability. Even changes to the crude or, in the case of a new asset, for how it slate or the production profiles of fields is likely to function based on regional can impact the availability of supply. trade patterns. As the proposed terminal Supply for the Ghanaian market is is being built in a location without assets, forecast to remain stable following a there is no shipping history to look at to substantial production increase with the determine the size of ships that should commissioning of the Atuabo gas be used. The operator would need processing plant. to look at how product is traded Similarly, it is critical in the region more broadly to profile demand - both in to start to answer questions SUITABLE terms of absolute volume and about practicalities such FOR THE how this might evolve in the as tank or jetty size. For MARKET future. In some sectors that example, in western African use LPG, fuel switching is much markets, you might assume more common. For example, that small ships are used as demand for feedstocks from the the markets generally have limited petrochemical sector can vary depending storage and port facilities. But shipping on relative prices. In Ghana, demand data indicate that mid-sized (25,000is broad-based and forecast to grow, 40,000m3) ships are often used and will make multiple stops to discharge. underpinned by the development of the These sometimes even revisit the same world’s largest LPG-fired power plant discharge port more than once between and government support for increased loading ports. So a terminal should be usage in the residential sector. Given the capable of handling the ships most market’s current reliance on imports, frequently used and storage size should stable production picture and forecast TA NK NE WSI NTE R N ATION A L .C OM

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be based on observed trade patterns - in this case, partial offloading. Consideration should also be given as to how the fleet is evolving, as the market seems to favour ever-larger ship sizes. Combining insight on the supply picture with ship tracking also provides a view on the supply sources that are likely to provide product for the proposed terminal. This will be important for the final piece of the analysis - what will be the cost of product at the terminal. There are two key aspects to this question. First, what pricing currently prevails in the market? In many markets, this can be a complicated question with buyers using different benchmarks or baskets of them. Second, using the information gained about regional shipping patterns, the operator can assess what would be the likely sources of supply for the proposed terminal. From this, the likely cost of product at the terminal can be calculated, based on the price at the supply source, freight and logistics. In the example used here, sources of potential supply could include the US, Angola, Algeria, and Nigeria. Analysis would need to be undertaken to understand what pricing benchmarks are used in these markets as well as the cost of freight to ship product from these countries to the proposed terminal. Assuming that the new supply routes opened up by the terminal offer lower cost LPG than what is currently available in the market, then it is likely that customers will want to use it. Understanding market fundamentals, regional trade patterns and product pricing are all critical for a terminal operator building an investment case for any terminal development. Argus Consulting Service has worked with a wide range of these clients to help them to analyse and assess the opportunities offered by a rapidly changing market. For more information visit www.argusmedia.com

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N E W T E C H N O LO G Y

NEW PRODUCTS &

technologies

The development of new products and technologies, along with the work of industry innovators, is what enables the tank storage and logistics industries to grow and thrive.

In this edition of Tank News International we highlight five new products that have been designed to increase the productivity of their users. If you would like to submit a product to be featured, please email editor@tanknewsinternational.com

EnviroGear EnviroGear Pumps, part of PSG, a Dover company has extended its line of E Series internal gear pumps with the availability of

4” (100mm) and 6” (150mm) sizes offering flows up to 500gpm (1,893L/min). Suitable for the most challenging and demanding transfer applications, these new E Series pumps are available in cast iron, carbon steel and stainless steel materials. EnviroGear E Series pumps feature a revolutionary seal-less design with a patented between-the-bearing support system that effectively eliminates leaks and reduces mechanical wear, helping increase the safety of site personnel and the environment. This design also eliminates the damaging effects of cantilevered loads that are present in competitor internal gear pumps, maximising rotor, idler and bushing life. For more information visit www.envirogearpump.com

Flotech FLOBLOCK

Flotech Flotech Performance Systems has drawn on three decades of experience in additive injection systems to develop its additive injection manifold to date – the FLOBLOCK. The FLOBLOCK combines check valve, needle valve, flowmeter, solenoid valve and filter in a single manifold which measures under 23cm in length. It Integrates with: all mainstream load computers, additive controllers, PLC’s and terminal automation systems. Its applications include: marker dyes, DNA markers, performance additives, stenching & denaturing agents. For more information visit www.flotechps.com

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steel (1.4408) eliminating the need to paint or coat the body to prevent corrosion. Stainless steel valves allows for fast, easy and thorough cleaning.

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Mouvex

Richter Richter Chemie-Technik GmbH, a global leader in PFA lined pump and valve solutions, is expanding its ball-anddiaphragm valves with stainless steel bodies. Typical painted cast iron valves will release paint chips which can enter the piping system with periodic maintenance procedures. Potential paint residues can be avoided by using high grade stainless

Mouvex has launched a new CC10-24 vane truck pump which has been developed as a vehicle-mounted solution for loading and unloading petroleum products for trucks and transports. The CC10-24 includes all of the same features and benefits as the Mouvex CC8 pump while incorporating a variety of new enhancements. The new enhancements have been designed to make the pump smaller, lighter (70.6lbs/32kg), quieter (72dBA) and more environmentally friendly while increasing pump efficiency and reducing delivery times. Along with these advancements, the CC10-24 features an integrated by-pass designed

FNC

to protect against excessive pressures and overheating and is equipped with a 500-micron strainer. Mouvex CC10-24 pumps are also virtually maintenance free, reversible and have been engineered with double ball bearings for longer pump life. Additionally, these pumps are ATEX certified and available with a three-year warranty. For more information visit www.mouvex.com

FNC FNC has developed a new generation of flame arresters with a new and patented construction concept. The deflagration-proof end of line type has been tested and approved both in the stand-alone version and the valves integrated version. The deflagration-proof and detonation-proof inline versions are under testing with great improvements and a secure positive result. The benefits of the product are: an increased number of configurations, better flow performance, easy maintenance, less spare parts needed and product flexibility thanks to a modular system.

Mouvex

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ADNOC INVESTING $3.1BN IN RUWAIS Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has announced a $3.1bn project to introduce crude processing flexibility at the Ruwais oil refinery. Known as the Crude Flexibility Project (CFP), the announcement is a significant step forward as ADNOC accelerates delivery of its downstream refining strategy that aims to enhance margins by introducing asset flexibility, backed by strong crude and product marketing initiatives. The announcement follows the awarding of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, for the project, to a joint venture between Samsung Engineering and CB&I. The refinery modifications, scheduled to be completed by the

Refinery

end of 2022, will enable ADNOC’s Ruwais Refinery-West complex to process up to 420,000bpd of Upper Zakum crude, or similar crude types from the market, liberating Murban crude, which commands a higher price on global oil markets, to be utilised for export sales. Director of ADNOC’s Downstream Directorate, Abdulaziz Abdulla Alhajri said: “Enabling the Ruwais Refinery-West to process Upper Zakum, or similar, medium sour crude, in place of Murban light sweet crude, will allow us to extract greater value from our crude resources. It will mean we can maximise the benefit of price differentials to enhance refinery margins, improve the middle distillate products and release valuable Murban crude into the market.” The planned modifications will add an Atmospheric Residue De-Sulphurisation (ARDS) unit that will enable the refinery to process the Upper Zakum crude, or other similar crudes from the market. The ARDS

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technology is extensively used in upgrading medium to heavy petroleum oils and residues to more valuable clean environmentally friendly transportation fuels and to partially convert the residues to produce low-sulphur fuel oil and hydrotreated feedstocks. As part of the selection criteria for the EPC contract, ADNOC Refining carefully considered the extent to which bidders would help to drive In-Country Value (ICV) for the UAE. By integrating ICV criteria into the commercial evaluation process, ADNOC aims to maximise spend on local goods and services, to support socio-economic growth, improve knowledge transfer, and create job opportunities for UAE nationals.  For more information visit www.adnoc.ae


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CB&I awarded for ADNOC Ref ining Crude Flexibility Project

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“This award builds on CB&I’s proven experience in the refining industry. CB&I and Samsung have a history of successful collaboration and safe execution, and we look forward to working with ADNOC Refining to supply these units that will reduce sulfur, enhancing the ability of Ruwais petroleum products to compete on the world market while meeting stringent international environmental regulations.”

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$4BN OIL REFINERY PROJECT FOR GRAND BAHAMA

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he government of the Bahamas has given approval to Oban Energies to commence construction of an oil refinery and oil storage facility in Grand Bahama. The project is expected to create 600 direct jobs, 1,000 indirect jobs during construction and have an estimated project cost of more than $4bn. Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis said: “My Government has recently completed negotiating the Heads of Agreement which paves the way for the commencement of

this important project. This Heads of Agreement articulates how this development can proceed. “We are on the road to revitalizing both Grand Bahama and the entire Bahamas. “I am advised that Oban Energies Management team has been involved in large energy infrastructure projects around the world and brings over 30 years of large, complex construction experience. Oban Energies has further advised that the first phase of the project will consist of four million barrels of fuel storage, a harbour, and

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deep-sea loading docks to service large vessels; and the construction of 50,000 barrels per day refinery. “In addition, Oban will build [an] up to 20 million barrel liquid bulk storage facility and a 250,000 barrel per day refinery. The oil refinery has an estimated project cost of up to US$4bn and the terminal has an estimated cost of US$1.5bn. This is a very significant development for Grand Bahama.” For more information visit www.obanenergies.com


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CORPUS CHRISTI MARINE STORAGE TERMINAL GROUND BREAKING

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ground-breaking ceremony has taken place for a new $128m oil storage and shipping facility at the Port of Corpus Christi. Junction Energy Capital and Castleton Commodities International have joined forced to create the Corpus Christi Marine Storage Terminal. Located on the Joe Fulton Corridor next to the M&G Chemicals plant the site is designed to load oil and

gas products piped in from the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford shale plays. Junction Energy’s Rob Johnson said: “The idea is to take barrels being produced in the Permian and Eagle Ford, ship them through the facility, load them on the vessels for the ultimate transport to other parts of the U.S. and the world.” The facility will create around 100 jobs during construction and 30 to 40 jobs once up and running in 2019.

The storage facility will be able to hold 4.5 million barrels of crude oil and process 100,000 barrels per day. Three shipping docks will be created. Phase one will see construction of six storage tanks, each with a capacity of 250,000 barrels, and one dock. For more information visit www.junctionenergy.com and www.cci.com

SemGroup to sell Mexican Asphalt Business to fund HFOTCO acquisition

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he SemGroup Corporation has agreed to sell its asphalt business, SemMaterials México, to Ergon Asfaltos México HC, LLC, for $70m and will use the cash raised to funds the acquisition of Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company (HFOTCO) and to pre-fund capital growth projects. SemGroup President and Chief Executive Officer, Carlin Conner said: “Divesting these non-core legacy assets is an important step as we raise capital and clearly define our portfolio of uniquely-advantaged midstream services on the Gulf Coast, Mid-Continent and in Canada. As we enter 2018, we remain focused on executing our strategic plan, enhancing our balance sheet

and paying the second HFOTCO payment.” SemMaterials México provides asphalt products, technology and pavement services to the Mexico paving market. The business includes 14 in-country terminals and two national laboratories. It is the largest supplier of liquid asphalt cement products and product application services in the country and has a presence in every Mexican territory. Carlin said: “I would like to thank the employees of SemMaterials for the many years they’ve committed to safety, sound operations and fiscal excellence. They’ve built an impressive business that should be an excellent addition to Ergon’s portfolio.” The SemMaterials México sale is expected to close early in the second quarter TA NK NE WSI NTE R N ATION A L .C OM

of 2018, subject to the receipt of certain governmental approvals and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions. President of Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc, Baxter Burns said: “As Ergon has expanded our footprint from coast to coast in the U.S. over the past 36 years, we have been interested in moving into Mexico. The similarities between Ergon and SemMaterials México, from company culture and focus on employees, technology, quality products and safety, made this a perfect fit. We look forward to working with their existing management team and current staff to take Ergon Asfaltos México to the next level.” For more information visit www.semgroupcorp.com


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KRK LNG TERMINAL RECEIVED FINANCIAL BOOST THE EUROPEAN UNION IS SET TO INVEST €101.4M IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN LNG TERMINAL IN KRK, CROATIA. COMMISSIONER FOR CLIMATE ACTION AND ENERGY, MIGUEL ARIAS CAÑETE AND ENERGY MINISTERS OF CROATIA AND HUNGARY, WITNESSED THE SIGNING OF AN AGREEMENT TO THAT END. THE GRANT WILL MEET PART OF THE PROJECT’S OVERALL COSTS OF €383.6M.

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he Commissioner said: “Today’s signature shows that the Energy Union is a reality on the ground: we are building missing energy links, uniting markets, and improving security of supply. This investment will not only allow for the supply of natural gas to Croatia and Hungary: it will also increase the diversification of energy sources of Central and South Eastern Europe, and

give an economic lift to the region. With commitments like these, the EU delivers true added value for its citizens.” As part of its Energy Union strategy, the EU is committed to building missing energy infrastructure links and ensuring that every EU country has access to at least three different sources of gas. The construction of the LNG terminal, which will first operate as an offshore floating storage and regasification unit with a yearly

capacity of at least 2 billion cubic metres, will increase the security of gas supply in Central and South Eastern Europe. It will also improve the competitiveness in the region and, as a priority project under the Central and South Eastern Europe Energy Connectivity (CESEC) initiative, provide for a more effective integration of key infrastructure projects. For more information visit www.lng.hr

TRAFIGURA TO DEVELOP SECOND LNG IMPORT TERMINAL PROJECT AT PORT QASIM Trafigura Group Pte Ltd has unveiled plans to develop a second LNG import terminal project at Port Qasim. The company will partner with PGPL in developing a new merchant FSRU project. The joint venture will sell gas to private sector end-users without direct government involvement. The project

will include a new jetty, berth and a second FSRU, benefiting from cost synergies with the existing facility. It offers the potential to turbo-charge import growth and rapidly scale up industrial use of LNG in the country. The company shared the plans at the inauguration of Pakistan GasPort Ltd’s (PGPL) new LNG floating storage and regasification import terminal at the port.

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The new terminal will more than double Pakistan’s current LNG regasification capacity, and be able to supply 90 million cubic feet of gas to private buyers in Pakistan each day. For more information visit www.trafigura.com


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REGANOSA ITS LNG HUB PROJECT IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA Reganosa has launched its LNG hub project in the Northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. The energy company aims at providing liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel to a wide range of clients, sourcing the fuel from its first regasification terminal, located in the port of Ferrol in Galicia, Spain.

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ompany Chairman, José María Paz Goday said: “After ten years operating, Reganosa it has become a truly multinational enterprise within Galicia’s energy sector. Our projects include supporting the transition to gas as the fuel of choice among many sectors and, for that reason, we are trying to create a hub in the

northwest corner of Spain which serves the whole of Europe”. “I have been,” adds the managing director, Emilio Bruquetas, “with Reganosa since its inception. Today, we are an innovative, global company. We welcome challenges, especially those

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that help us effect change within our society. This is why we are directing all of our knowledge towards creating an LNG hub in Galicia. We are certain that it will serve as a major lever for guaranteeing sustainability within some of our most important sectors, such as fishing and the port network”. Reganosa is a Spanish energy company that works on the development, operation and maintenance of natural HUB gas infrastructures. For more information visit www.reganosa.com


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Caltex Australia partnership with SEAOIL includes 316 SEAOIL branded retail service Caltex Australia Limited 11 coastal fuel terminals and a EXXONMOBIL SUBSIDIARY, ESSO stations, EXPLORATION AND has formed a strategic wholly-owned coastal shipping logistics PRODUCTION GUYANA LIMITED (EEPGL), HAS AWARDED A business. partnership with SEAOIL CONTRACT TO SBM OFFSHORE FOR AWith FLOATING the supportPRODUCTION, of Caltex Philippines Inc., a Australia, one of the region’s largest STORAGE AND OFFLOADING (FPSO) VESSEL, A KEY STEP IN independent downstream fuel MOVING THE LIZA FIELD TOWARD FIRST PRODUCTION. leading independent companies, SEAOIL expects to accelerate fuel company in the the growth of its market reach and penetration, expand its product offerings Philippines and fourthand enhance its operating capabilities largest market participant. in the Philippines. In particular, SEAOIL Caltex Australia will acquire a 20% ownership interest in SEAOIL for A$115 m, and supply fuel to SEAOIL via its fuel sourcing and shipping business, Ampol Singapore. This transaction will support SEAOIL’s growth strategy, which aims to double the company’s retail network and terminal storage capacity over the next five years. The partnership the company’s targeted international expansion strategy, following the acquisition of Gull New Zealand in July 2017. As with Gull New Zealand, partnering with a customer led organisation such as SEAOIL offers Caltex Australia the ability to increase the scale and scope of its Singapore-based fuel sourcing and shipping operations. SEAOIL is an independent fuels marketing and distribution business in the Philippines. The company markets diesel, gasoline and lubricants to retail and wholesale customers nationwide. With annual volumes of approximately 1.5 billion litres, it has achieved sufficient scale to build its own national supply chain and compete effectively with the major legacy fuel companies. Its integrated infrastructure and logistics network

expects to capitalise on Caltex Australia’s downstream capabilities, including expertise in convenience retailing and franchising and lubricants as well as supply chain operations. Caltex Australia MD & CEO, Julian Segal said: “We are excited about the growth opportunity that taking a 20 per cent stake in SEAOIL represents for Caltex Australia. SEAOIL’s decision to partner with Caltex Australia recognises our strong track record as a leading supplier of fuels in the region along with the skills and capabilities we have worked hard to build over many years. It also demonstrates the value that can be created from our role as an independent

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fuel supplier in the Asia-Pacific. My team at Caltex and I are looking forward to being part of SEAOIL’s growth over the coming years. “This transaction is an extension of the opportunity to enter target markets which began earlier this year with our acquisition of Gull New Zealand and augments the reputation of Ampol, our Singapore operation, for its complex product supply and shipping capabilities into import markets. Caltex Australia will continue to look for opportunities in the region when they make sense for our shareholders and are a good fit for our business and capabilities.” Subject to satisfaction of the conditions precedent relating to a restructure of the SEAOIL group, completion is expected to take place during the first half of 2018.  For more information visit www.caltex.com.au


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NISTM Tank News International’s Greg Emmenis, Abby Davey and Iain Mitchison attended the rescheduled NISTM (National Institute for Storage Tank Management) 10th Annual National Aboveground Storage Tank Conference & Trade Show which had to be postponed due to Hurricane Harvey at the end of last year. The event was held in Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston, Texas and included a packed schedule of activities alongside the ever-popular trade show. Judging by these pictures the team had a great time. For more information visit www.nistm.org

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Systems flow chart What comes first – the permit or the work? A Permit to Work (PTW) system is your site’s passport to a safe haven. It is the protective barrier between unwanted causes and devastating effects. How? A PTW defines the parameters in which personnel can competently conduct activities in a specified location, over a period of time. Unlike a magic genie, a licence doesn’t just appear. Behind each one resides key roles spanning from the originator, permit user, authoriser, issuing, performing and area authority, to site checker and isolating authority. Harmonising these roles is essential. So let’s take a look at the four key roles you’ll need to create a successful PTW. 1. The Permit Initiator to build The Permit Initiator communicates with staff and external stakeholders. In doing so, they ensure paperwork such as a risk assessment and method statement are submitted. The Permit Initiator then evaluates stakeholders’ ability to conduct work competently.

2. The Authoriser to approve Next up? The Authoriser. They approve the work. They need to ensure delegates have sufficient levels of technical and safety knowledge. Like a knife and fork, the Permit Initiator and Authoriser work closely to ensure communication and understanding across the organisation. 3. The Issuing Authority to provide Once approved by the Authoriser, the Issuing Authority needs to issue the PTW to the workforce, ensuring the acceptance is documented and recorded. By clearly and effectively relaying information, the Issuing Authority makes sure the workforce understands all areas of the PTW, encompassing emergency response requirements, stop-work authority, and constraints. 4. The Performing Authority to evaluate Before work is executed, the Performing Authority evaluates the system to assess the safety of the practice. Once work has commenced, the individual monitors site location, use of tools and PPE, to ensure suitability and that work is being undertaken safely.

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Implementing a system It is essential that your system has these roles and that they are documented in the procedure and communicated to relevant personnel. Your PTW must clearly establish: How the work will be carried out; What work will be done; Precautions to complete work safely and Authorisation of people to carry out specific work within a specified time frame. Now that you have your PTW, you’re on the road to safety. But don’t rest there. Update and monitor site hazards to ensure the system remains the foundation to your site’s safety. For more information visit www.reynoldstraining.com


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CLH PIPELINE SYSTEM & PHILLIPS 66 CLH Pipeline System Limited (CLH-PS) and Phillips 66 Limited (Phillips 66) have entered into a long-term throughput contract that runs until December 2033. Under the contract Phillips 66 will continue to supply a significant volume of petroleum products from its Humber Refinery into the CLH-PS pipeline at Killingholme each year. Using its pipeline network, CLH-PS will transport this material to the Bramhall Terminal, from where it will be delivered to Phillips 66 wholesale and retail customers via the Bramhall Terminal road rack. As part of this agreement, Bramhall Terminal will be operated and maintained by CLH-PS. Managing Director of UK Marketing at Phillips 66, Mary Wolf said: “This contract demonstrates our long-term commitment to the North West and further strengthens our presence and reputation in this region as the fuel supplier of choice. As part of this contract, extensive capital investments have been made to enhance Bramhall Terminal’s capability and significantly expand our customer

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offering in the region. We are delighted to be entering into this 16 year contract with CLH-PS who have a proven track record of providing a high quality service in Spain.” Chief Executive Officer of CLH-PS, Nacho Casajus said: “We are very pleased to announce this long-term agreement with Phillips 66, which reflects our commitment to the UK market and our ability to offer a safe and efficient service to our clients. It also continues our strategy of insourcing our terminals into CLH operation so we are able to offer an integrated, first-class service to our customers.” Bramhall Terminal is a key fuels supply terminal in the UK network and an important hub in Phillips 66’s logistics infrastructure, having been leased and operated by the company since 1968. The Terminal is backed by a storage capacity of 44 million litres and is capable of supporting increased demand for fuel supply in the coming years.

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CLH-PS Ltd is an oil product logistics company wholly owned by CLH that carries out its activities in the United Kingdom. CLH-PS provides its services to several military facilities and some of the main airports in the United Kingdom. Its infrastructures consist of a pipeline network of around 2,000 kilometres and 12 storage facilities. Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With a portfolio of Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,800 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. For more information visit www.clh.es and www.phillips66.co.uk


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NEW LNG TERMINAL FROM VOPAK, GASUNIE and OILTANKING

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opak LNG Holding B.V., Gasunie LNG Holding B.V., and Oiltanking GmbH are setting up a joint venture to ‘German LNG Terminal GmbH’ to build, own and operate an LNG import terminal in northern Germany. The organisations have now launched an Open Season to gauge customer interest and are considering Brunsbüttel as a location for the new terminal as it is close to the Port of Hamburg and a number of other relevant businesses. Once complete the terminal will offer a range of services including:

discharge and loading of LNG ships, storage of LNG, regasification and send out into the natural gas network and LNG distribution via trucks and barges. In July 2017, the three companies received EU antitrust approval to establish a joint venture. Subject to, among others, the outcome of the Open Season start of construction of Germany’s first LNG terminal is envisaged after final investment decision in 2019, to be ready for operations in Q4 2022. For more information visit www.germanlng.com

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New refinery and tank farm for Nigeria

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etrolex Oil & Gas Limited is aiming to build an oil refinery with a capacity of 250,000 barrels a day, Bloomberg has reported. The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Segun Adebutu said of the $3.6bn plant, that it is working on the front-end engineering design and construction and is due for completion in 2021. Segun also said Petrolex has built a storage tank farm and other mid-stream infrastructure for $330m which is due to be opened this month. The new farm is connected to a pipeline at Mosimi, which will transport products around the country.

Segun said: “By the next five years, we would have achieved a significant amount of our ambition, then begin strategy talks with the stock exchange.” For more information visit www.petrolex.com

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CONTINUED GROWTH IN THE MIDDLE EAST'S STORAGE AND TRADING HUB

S&P Global Platts has joined forces with Tank News International to share the latest information from the Middle East oil trading hub at Fujairah. Read each edition to learn more and visit tanknewsinternational.com for weekly updates…


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FUJAIRAH IS THE MIDDLE EAST’S PREMIER HUB FOR OIL TRADING, STORAGE AND BUNKERING This total includes: 3 22 million barrels of storage for clean petroleum products such as gasoline, naphtha and gasoil 3 22 million barrels of storage for fuel oil and other dirty products 3 19 million barrels of crude oil storage 3 Total capacity stood at just 19 million barrels in 2011, representing growth of over 200% in the past six years. Fujairah’s storage market currently includes 13 separate operators from a diversity of industry sectors. This includes third-party storage operators (Vopak), trading and supply companies (Gulf Petrochem, Emarat) and marine bunker suppliers (Aegean, GPS Chemoil) or national oil companies joint-ventures (ENOC Horizon, SOCAR Aurora). The VTTI terminal also includes the 80,000 bpd Fujairah Refining Ltd operated by Swiss trading group Vitol, which is a part-owner of VTTI. Fujairah’s storage capacity has so far mainly catered to refined products, but is now also seeing a buildup of crude infrastructure. In 2012, ADNOC commissioned an export terminal with 8 million barrels

of crude storage linked via a 360-kilometre pipeline to enable exports of Murban crude. The first commercial crude storage capacity was commissioned in 2015 at Fujairah Oil Terminal (FOT), followed by Vopak Horizon and VTTI. In September 2016, the Port of Fujairah commissioned its first Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) jetty, linked to all terminals at the port and capable of handling vessels up to 320,000 mt. The latest storage facility to come online was the BPGIC (Brooge Petroleum and Gas Investment Co.) terminal. A first stage of this project launched in November 2017 with 1.4 million barrels of clean product storage and 1 million barrels of dirty product storage; a second phase of 3.15 million barrels of crude storage is set to follow. Based on further planned projects, Fujairah could see an additional 10 million barrels of crude storage and 15 million barrels of product storage added by 2020. Abu Dhabi Concession Marks Beginning of a New Era In June 2017, a landmark 35-year concession agreement was agreed between Abu Dhabi Ports and the Port of Fujairah.

Under the agreement, Abu Dhabi Ports will take over development and management of the port facilities via a newly established “Fujairah Terminals.” This new entity is wholly owned by Abu Dhabi Ports. The new venture was officially launched in September 2017. Planned projects include deepening of berths to -16.5 metres to allow bigger vessels to come to the Port of Fujairah, building an approximate

Standard Time every Wednesday via a website (fujairah.platts.com). The first year of stocks reporting saw inventories averaging 19.3 million barrels. Fuel oil accounted for 54% of this total, which reflects the size and significance of Fujairah’s bunkering trade. Fujairah is the world’s second largest bunkering port behind Singapore, with estimated sales volumes of 12 million mt a year. Average utilisation of

As of today, the port has approximately 63 million barrels of oil storage. 300,000-square metre yard of storage space, as well as an additional 1 kilometre quay to accommodate growing shipping throughput. Oil Products Stocks Reporting Wraps Up Year One In January 2017, S&P Global Platts began publishing Fujairah weekly oil product stock data in a joint effort with the Fujairah Energy Data Committee (FEDCom). The data is based upon submissions from all storage terminals operating within the Emirate, and released at 11am Gulf

available product storage capacity was estimated at 46.8%, trending downwards towards the end of the year. This was in line with a worldwide trend to lower stock levels as OPEC production cuts tightened global supply and market structure shifted from contango to backwardation. Average stock levels in other major port hubs such as Singapore and the ARA were also lower in 2017 compared to the year before. Visit www.fujairah.platts.com to access the most up to date inventory data.

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AB Klaipedos Nafta opens small-scale LNG station

commissioning cargo has been delivered by the global oil and gas giant Shell, and the first LNG trucks already shipped to Poland. We believe that Lithuania will eventually develop the network of LNG regasification stations: its beginning can already be seen in Druskininkai, with the progress and favorable prospects felt in the storage of LNG, the cleanest fossil fuel neighboring countries. We can safely used for maritime operations, road assume that such result achieved over the transport, cryogenic applications, and three-year period is a consequence of the supply to the remote consumers. LNG LNG terminal built in December 2014,” is non-corrosive, non-explosive, and emphasised CEO of KN, Mindaugas Jusius. non-toxic. The technical design of According to Mindaugas, the the station provides for a possibility LNG reloading station establishes a to increase the station’s capacity up comprehensive LNG supply chain to 10,000 cubic meters. The throughout the region, and station may simultaneously enables the seaport of Klaipėda accommodate two LNG trucks to fly the flag of a port and one small-scale LNG promoting environmentally SYMBOLIC gas carrier. friendly technologies. This OPENING The LNG reloading is particularly important in station is one of the major regard to the increasingly investment projects included stringent requirements related to in the company’s strategy for the the emissions of sulphur dioxide. period until 2020, with the need for and usefulness of it already seen at the time For more information visit www.kn.lt of the station’s commissioning: the first

KN (AB Klaipedos Nafta) has marked the symbolic opening of its small-scale onshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) reloading station. However, the trial operations and commissioning works will continue until the end of the year.

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he LNG reloading station is intended to supply LNG for customers in the Baltic Sea region as well as promote the use of clean fuel for maritime operations and heavy vehicles, ensuring access to LNG for remote consumers.   The construction of the LNG reloading station commenced in February 2016, upon the signature of the contract with the consortium comprising German-Lithuanian PPS Pipeline Systems and Czech Chart Ferox. It is a commercial project implemented by AB Klaipėdos Nafta without any state aid, financed by the company itself as well from borrowed funds and the EU programme Motorways of the Seas (MoS). The LNG reloading station consists of five 1,000 cubic metre tanks for the

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FLOTECH PS DELIVERS LOADING ARM GANTRY FOR MAJOR U.K. FUEL TERMINAL

Flotech Performance Systems has completed a five-arm loading gantry system project that is destined for a major U.K. fuel terminal. The Hampshire, U.K.-based company was asked to provide a solution that was not only compliant but purpose met its client’s strict application guidelines. This system was designed according to the client’s requirements and includes: 3 Additive Solution - The additive system was engineered to suit the users current

and future additive requirements. 3 Five Arm Load Controlling – The gantry was designed with multiple loading arms all supported with monitoring, metering and tanker access. 3 Bottom Loading with Vapour Recovery - Suitable for bottom loading of road tankers with API Coupler Connections. The arms were designed to connect to

side of the tanker and also cross over to suit the configuration of the tanker connections. 3 Ethenol Blending Skid - Additional to the loading gantry Flotech also supplied a two-stream blending skid for Ethenol Flotech PS has extensive experience in tanker loading, additive injection, blending and metering solutions. For more information visit www.flotechps.com

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MANGA LNG TERMINAL CLOSE TO

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The 110 million Manga LNG natural gas import terminal in Tornio, Finland has received its first cargo of LNG. Located in in Röyttä Harbour, the terminal is a joint venture between Outokumpu, SSAB Europe, EPV Energy and Skangas.

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nce completed in the summer of 2018, the terminal will be the largest LNG terminal in the Nordic countries and the second LNG terminal in Finland. Northern Finland’s gas and fuel market will be diversified as a new fuel – LNG – will become available in the market. Once completed, the terminal will serve the entire Bay of Bothnia region as well as industrial and mining operators, maritime transport and heavy-duty road transport in Northern Finland, Northern Sweden and Northern Norway. Wärtsilä, the company responsible for construction delivery, is now preparing the terminal for commissioning. Commercial deliveries to customers such as Outokumpu Tornio Works, EPV Energy and SSAB Raahe will begin in summer 2018. Outokumpu’s Senior Vice President

Wärtsilä Business Development Manager, Timo Mahlanen said: “The terminal construction project has been a great success. Almost 1,400 people have taken part in construction work on the site. The employment effect of the construction project is estimated to be around 320 full-time equivalent and Head of Operations, Martti Sassi said: years of employment. Finishing work “We’re increasing the competitiveness of and preparation for commissioning for our steel mill by switching from propane customer use are now taking place to LNG. At the same time we’re reducing at the terminal.” our production costs thanks to more Skangas CEO, Kimmo Rahkamo stable energy prices. Our aim is to cut our said: “It’s a historic moment to direct carbon dioxide emissions by 2020, receive the first LNG shipment and switching to LNG supports this to Northern Finland. We’re target very well.” strengthening Finland’s The terminal aims to energy independence and respond to the needs of the CUT our position as a leading industry as well as maritime EMISSIONS LNG player in the Nordic and road transport, and an countries. LNG helps LNG logistics chain will also achieve significant emission be completed for the site. reductions and at the same Maritime transport customers time ensure the continued competwill include LNG-powered cargo itiveness of Finnish export industry.” ships and the new icebreaker Polaris. Once operational, the terminal will employ For more information visit around seven people directly and around www.manga-lng.com 30 people indirectly.

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HES International growth completed and future plans for Rotterdam HES International’s HES Botlek Tank Terminal at the Port of Rotterdam, has taken into service an additional 277,000 cubic metres of tank capacity with the facility now offering a total capacity of 490,000 cubic metres.

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he company also plans to start construction of an additional 138,000 cubic metres of capacity, of which it already has permits and customers in place. Alongside this growth The Port of Rotterdam Authority is constructing a new jetty to accommodate tankers up to Suezmax size to support the expansion of the terminal. HES is also investing in new products and services to address changes in market and customer demand and to grow its services in agricultural products, minerals, building materials and biomass - products that often require high quality covered storage such as silos or sheds or state of the art processing equipment. In line with this strategy, HES has committed to a four-year masterplan at EBS to construct a total of 350,000 cubic metres of additional warehouse space at the Laurenshaven and Europoort locations will increase EBS’ total available covered storage to over 800,000 cubic metres. As a further step in executing this masterplan, EBS started construction of three multi-purpose sheds with a combined capacity of 126,000 cubic metres. The new sheds that are located at the Laurenshaven terminal will be

suitable to cater for a variety of products, ranging from minerals to agricultural products and biomass. As a result, open storage area, previously used for coal storage, will be reduced by more than 18,500 square metres. For the new storage facilities, EBS has reached commercial agreement with a well-respected customer, agreeing on a long-term cooperation regarding integrated logistics that require high quality covered storage. At the same time, EBS has also launched the permitting process to construct an additional 50,000 cubic metres Agri shed at the Europoort terminal, which will be commissioned in 2018. Already in 2017 EBS took a 60,000 cubic metres multi-purpose shed into operation at its Laurenshaven terminal as part of this same transition plan. HES International’s CEO, Jan Vogel said: “HES International has a longstanding history and a strong track record in providing safe and reliable

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storage and port infrastructure at key locations in Europe. Our customers are large industrial clients that count on the reliability of our services and appreciate the quality and logistical advantages of our terminals. The realisation of these key infrastructure projects but also our recent acquisition of the Asphalt and Bitumen terminal from Valt are a central part of this strategy. We are equally excited that we see similar developments and opportunities at most of our other terminals.” For more information visit www.hesinternational.eu


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BP AND COPERSUCAR

FORM JOINT VENTURE IN BRAZIL BP Biofuels and Copersucar have formed a joint venture to own and operate a major ethanol storage terminal in Brazil. The 50/50 joint venture will own and operate the Terminal Copersucar de Etanol in Paulínia in the state of São Paulo, which is currently solely owned by Copersucar.

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oint ownership of the terminal will support the strategies of both companies – connecting important ethanol production with flexible storage capacity close to the main ethanol consumer markets in Brazil. BP’s CEO Alternative Energy, Dev Sanyal said: “BP is committed to the dual mission of delivering the energy that the world needs while advancing the low carbon world that we all want. We believe that biofuels offers one of the best large-scale solutions for decarbonising the transport sector and demand will continue to grow for decades to come. Brazil is one of the largest markets globally for ethanol

flexibility in the way we serve the market. In addition to the values we share, the partnership with BP reinforces our commitment to the development of biofuels in Brazil.” President of BP Biofuels and Head of Country for Brazil, Mario Lindenhayn said: “This important partnership with Copersucar will enable BP Biofuels to significantly expand our commercial presence in Brazil. In addition to as a fuel and this collaboration with the strategic benefits of its geographic location Copersucar enables us to extend and and the flexible multimodal access to the expand our existing value chain to meet terminal, these first-class assets also operate its growing demand.” with the highest safety standards.” In operation since Copersucar is the world’s September 2014, the Paulínia leading sugar and ethanol ENERGY terminal has ten tanks with a trader, with the largest sugar THE WORLD total storage capacity of 180 and ethanol storage capacity NEEDS million litres of ethanol and in Brazil. BP Biofuels, part of BP’s moves around 2.3 billion litres Alternative Energy business, is a per year, with the possibility of significant producer of ethanol from sugarcane in Brazil. further expansion. President of Copersucar, Paulo For more information visit Roberto de Souza said: “The new joint www.bp.com.br and venture will optimize ethanol logistics, www.copersucar.com.br with competitiveness gains and more

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TOTAL COMPLETES UPGRADE AT ITS

LARGEST REFINING & PETROCHEMICALS PLATFORM IN EUROPE

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ver the last few months Total has inaugurated new units at its Antwerp integrated refining & petrochemicals platform and has now completed the €1bn upgrade of one of the largest integrated refining & petrochemicals platforms in Europe. Two key projects completed were: An investment in a new refining complex was approved for the conversion of more heavy fuel oil into low-sulfur light products. This included: A deasphalting unit and a hydrocracker were built to increase the production of clean and high-value-added products, the new refining complex will reduce the high-sulfur heavy fuel oil yield, in anticipation of the new marine fuel regulation that will take effect in 2020. Steam cracker flexibility was also increased to maximise the processing of low cost advantaged feedstock. This included: A new unit was built to convert rich gases produced by the refinery into cracker feedstock and

Total’s Antwerp Refining and one of the two steam crackers and site Petrochemical Platform is located in logistics has been adapted to import and process ethane. the city’s port area and features three Total’s Refining & Chemicals’ production sites that form an integrated President, Bernard Pinatel said: “This refining and petrochemical platform, major project is a perfect example of our processing 338,000 barrels of oil per strategy, which is to constantly strengthen day and 1.1 million tons of ethylene per the industrial competitiveness of our year. The complex produces various major integrated platforms to position petroleum products, such as them among the industry’s best. gasoline, LPG, diesel, heavy It also illustrates our ambition fuel oil and jet fuel. It in petrochemicals, where also manufactures base MAJOR we aim to capitalize on the chemicals – olefins, C4 PROJECT market’s growth by processing fractions and aromatic low-cost feedstock. Antwerp’s hydrocarbons – some of steam crackers will now be able which are used to make to process up to 60% advantaged high-density polyethylene, a feedstock derived from gas, which are polymer. Its products are used in cheaper than naphtha, derived from oil.” a number of consumer and industrial  Total also announced a logistics applications, such as packaging and project last August to connect the automotive components. The Antwerp platform to the neighbouring storage platform employs around 1,700 people. terminal via a new pipeline and the expansion of the terminal’s capacities to For more information visit www.total.com maximise product value.

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SKANGAS FIRST SMALL SCALE LNG LOADING AT STATOIL TERMINAL

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kangas has completed the first small scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) loading at the Statoil operated LNG plant at Melkøya island outside Hammerfest in Norway. Skangas CEO, Kimmo Rahkamo said: “This terminal is an addition to our existing LNG sources. Having several LNG sources supports our customers and us with additional security of supply and it increases our opportunities. In addition, a future possible supply alternative from the northern part of Norway could make it

Fluor lands EPC contract for Vopak Fuel Storage Terminal in South Africa

easier to open up for new deliveries along the entire coast of Norway”. The operation was conducted on the large-scale jetty at Melkøya LNG plant. The jetty is constructed for conventional sized LNG vessels. As a comparison Skangas’ vessel Coral Energy is a small to medium scale LNG carrier with a capacity of 15,600 cubic metres. In the Nordics

her main task is to serve Skangas’ customers and terminals with LNG.

The Fluor Corporation has landed an engineering, procurement and construction management contract by Vopak Terminal Durban (Pty) Ltd. to deliver the Vopak Growth 4 Project in Durban, South Africa. President of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Al Collins said: “This is one of Vopak’s largest storage facility projects in South Africa and the largest storage project undertaken by Fluor in Africa.” General Manager of Fluor in Sub-Saharan Africa, Alejandro Escalona said: “We are pleased to assist Vopak with this project where our team will use Fluor’s Zero Base Execution approach to safely develop fit-for-purpose integrated solutions to

optimize the expansion of the facility. Fluor is successfully using Zero Base Execution all over the world to reduce the cost of facilities while improving schedule certainty by aligning the design and execution principles, project drivers and economic needs before design work begins.” The expansion project is part of Vopak’s program to facilitate the increased demand for fuel with cleaner specifications in Southern Africa by increasing the capacity of fuel storage at its Durban terminal.

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Kenya Pipeline Company storage tanks

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he Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) completed construction of its $53m fuel storage tanks in Nairobi in December. The tanks will receive products directly from the Port of Mombasa. Indian firm, Prashanth Project Ltd (PPL), is currently completing the build of four tanks with a capacity to store 133 million litres and Zakhem International Construction is at the tail-end of finishing a new pipeline from Mombasa to Nairobi. KPC said: “Nairobi’s current storage capacity is 100 million litres. New tanks will more than double [the] Kenyan

being made in infrastructure capital’s storage, receive more fuel facilities to boost country’s for domestic use and export to profile as a hub for energy, and Uganda among other countries.” the four tanks will guarantee Kenya pays ship owners GUARANTEED security of fuel supply to the more than $100m per year as SECURITY region. “Tanks are part of the demurrage fees for tankers strategy because once they failing to offload fuel, as are complete, [the] provision of Mombasa’s port lacks adequate storage space. sufficient capacity for receipt of higher The new tanks will receive higher volumes of fuel will be guaranteed once volumes of oil products pumped by a new existing [the] Mombasa-Nairobi pipeline (Line 1) is replaced,” he said. 20-inch pipeline from the state-owned Kipevu oil storage facility (KOSF) in Mombasa. For more information visit KPC’s Managing Director, Joe Sang, www.kpc.co.ke said that major strategic investments are

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Software and consulting company Implico has launched a new, more powerful tool enabling its customers to connect legacy field technology with the OpenTAS terminal management system. The new TCP-X-Unit is capable of simultaneously converting signals from three serial-linked field devices for OpenTAS. In addition, the solution represents a step toward the Internet of Things as users are able to monitor data throughput from anywhere and view the information sent most recently by the field devices. Older hardware and modern software often do not speak the same language, which makes it impossible for legacy field devices connected via serial links to communicate directly with the OpenTAS terminal management system. This usually requires an additional computer that

converts the loading hardware’s legacy signals for the OpenTAS software. The TCP-X-Unit is a new, compact solution from Implico which considerably simplifies the previously required hardware environment. The complete solution is a suite comprising the powerful Matrix-504 microcomputer and suitable software developed by Implico especially for OpenTAS connectivity. Except for this pocket-sized computer, no further hardware is required for the connection. The TCP-X-Unit converts the field device’s RS-232 signal into a TCP/IP signal and transmits it to the OpenTAS automation processes via Ethernet protocol. Implico’s Head of OpenTAS Automation, Frank Petersen said: “The computer has three ports instead of just one and can therefore control up to three peripheral devices simultaneously. The box’s modern processor is also able to handle more data in a given time than the predecessor model.” Since the TCP-X-Unit is equipped with a web service for remote access, the

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solution also represents yet another step toward the Internet of Things. The web service makes it possible to manage, configure, update or start the microcomputer remotely via a web browser. “The solution’s set of useful features includes data throughput remote monitoring and the ability to display the most recently sent and received information,” said Frank. Should a TCP-X-Unit fail, it can easily be replaced by a low-cost backup device. Local staff do not require any specific IT knowledge to replace the box. After replacement, the preconfigured backup device is set to the failed unit’s IP address and restarted. The unit then automatically receives all the required settings and protocol information from OpenTAS and is available for use immediately. This minimises downtime and ensures a continuous and stable loading process. For more information visit www.implico.com


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NATIONAL GRID GRAIN LNG TO SUPPLY TO SK ANGAS The U.K.’s National Grid looks set to start supplying LNG to Skangas from its Grain LNG facility. The site is set to become the first facility in the U.K. to offer small-scale ship reloading facilities at its import terminal on the Isle of Grain. Senior Commercial Manager at Grain LNG, Nicola Duffin said: “We believe the best way to encourage growth in the market is to offer competitive alternatives which ensure security of supply for small scale market participants. Grain LNG is excited to be at the forefront of developing this market in partnership with progressive companies such as Skangas.” Skangas is the first small-scale LNG supplier to enter into an agreement with a U.K.-based import terminal. Grain LNG, which operates primarily as a large-scale import terminal, is committed to developing an LNG break bulk marine facility to make it possible for small vessels to reload and bunker LNG. The facility will include an extension to existing jetties to cater for break bulk marine LNG carriers up to

Source LNG on more flexible and competitive terms 20,000 metres squared. This will meet the needs of Skangas’ fleet of LNG carriers. Director of Business Development and Projects at Skangas, Dan Hramoff said: “Skangas appreciates the opportunity to source LNG from the Grain LNG terminal. This will improve supply to the small-scale markets thus allowing to source LNG on more flexible and competitive terms. In the end, it will be reflected in improved offerings to our own LNG customers.” Grain LNG is of strategic national importance to U.K. energy infrastructure and security of supply. It is the largest terminal in Europe and eighth largest in the world by tank capacity with a site that spans over 600 acres in total. National Grid Grain LNG aims to be the foremost LNG importation terminal in the world, with a first-class team delivering high performance for our customers, communities and National Grid, through unparalleled safety,

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reliability and efficiency. Each larger than the Royal Albert Hall - and with four times the capacity of each of the original LNG storage tanks at Grain - they have quadrupled the LNG handling capacity at the site. Each tank has a diameter of 92.4 metres and is 50 metres high. They are constructed on piles 600 millimetres in diameter, with 1,560 piles per tank to a depth of 24 metres to support a concrete mass of 72,000 tonnes per tank. During this significant construction activity, National Grid and contractors CB&I have celebrated two major safety milestones, each with one million man-hours worked with no lost-time injury. For more information visit www.skangas.com and www.grainlng.com


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VIVA ENERGY’S LARGEST TANK IN AUSTRALIA STARTS WORK

Viva Energy Australia has opened its new 100 millionlitre crude oil tank at its Geelong Refinery – the largest crude oil storage tank in Australia

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iva Energy’s General Manager of Refining, Thys Heyns, said the AUD$50m crude oil tank project was a significant growth investment for the refinery that will not only increase its production capabilities, but also improve fuel supply security for Victoria. He said: “This is momentous day for the refinery, the Geelong community and Victoria. This tank increases our crude storage capacity by 40%, and in fact can hold enough crude oil to produce all the fuel required to meet Victoria’s needs for about three days. “In addition to the tank, we’ve invested millions in other infrastructure projects such as the $23m pumping station which increases the amount of fuel transported by pipeline to Melbourne by 25% and a $4m upgrade to our jet fuel

gantry to improve supply to Melbourne and Avalon airports. “I’m also delighted to announce that we have received board approval to build a $15m bitumen export facility, a $23m, 25 million litre gasoline tank to increase our fuel storage at the refinery, and a $7m revamp of our crude distillation unit furnace. All of these projects further demonstrate our commitment to build a sustainable business in Geelong and support our customers in Victoria.” The Hon Richard Marles commented that that the tank’s size was symbolic of Viva Energy’s investment in local manufacturing in Geelong during the past three years. “Viva Energy’s $300m investment into the Geelong Refinery during the past three years represents a significant investment in traditional manufacturing across the region. With a workforce of

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around 700 at the refinery this is great news for regional Victorian jobs and workers,” he said. The new tank stands 21 metres high, has a diameter of 84 metres and can hold up to 100 million litres of crude oil, the equivalent of 40 Olympic swimming pools. The tank can hold about 15 day’s production from the Bass Strait (Gippsland) oil fields and enough crude oil to produce the fuel requirements for the refinery’s customers who pick up their fuel from our tanker gantry for about 30 days. It used about 4,000 tonnes of steel in its construction and approximately 120 people working 250,000 hours to complete. AUD $23m fuel pumping station. The station increases the amount of fuel that can be transferred from Geelong Refinery via pipeline to Melbourne by more than 25%, which is equivalent to 100 trucks per day. For more information visit www.vivaenergy.com.au


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ODFJELL

Terminal Rotterdam robust plans for growth

Odfjell’s Terminal in Rotterdam has set itself a robust strategy that will see the facility grow and meet the demands of the industry. Here Managing Director Erik Kleine speaks with Tank News International about the facility’s plans for the future.

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rik has a strong background in the terminal industry having spent nine years working with Vopak in Amsterdam and Durban in South Africa before moving to Rotterdam. “When I came on board with Odfjell I knew the Rotterdam terminal had a difficult history and was still suffering from the shut down in 2012. My predecessors

firmly back to be a safe terminal in compliance with all the latest legislation and regulation and we have invested more than €100m in the past five years to ensure we meet and exceed safety and environmental regulations. This has been recognized by customers and regulators in all our recent audits had been working hard to and (re)certification verification rebuild the reputation of exercises. MEETING the terminal and when I “My first focus on joined I felt that I walked starting was to continue this DEMANDS into a facility that was back work of my predecessors in the top quartile of the tank and additionally to bring back terminal sector when it comes to all the out of service capacity; safety performance and culture and but we had to have a clear market environmental performance” Erik added. strategy as there is overcapacity in ARA, “We are confident that we are Continued on page 62

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so it would not be worth doing that without a plan for how we are going to use the space,” Erik said. Erik added that the Rotterdam terminal has a lot of potential. “What we are trying to do is choose a strategy that will cater for selected product-market combinations where we think we can win and use our unique selling points,” Erik said. “We do not want to be a jack of all trades, we want to be focused.”

“We also have a large number of pipeline connections with neighbouring industries and companies which we could use more of.”

The USPs Erik mentioned include a large water front. “We have a lot of jetty capacity which is currently underutilized,” Erik said. The terminal has recently invested in taller than usual mooring piles. “We have made these piles three to four meters high which means that if a larger vessel

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is moored on the outside of the jetty, barges can moor between them and the jetty without the larger vessel’s mooring ropes getting in the way. It is a very simple solution to increase our jetty availability and we’re delighted with the outcome,” Erik said.

and we are confident that once we start making better use of that facility we will see more of our storage capacity used,” Erik said. The terminal’s management team has spent two years working on its master plan. “It is getting pretty mature and is not changing now, there have been various iterations as with all businesses but we are “It is getting pretty mature now pleased with our plans for the future. and is not changing now, I do not wish to go into everything for there have been obvious reasons but we do see an various iterations as opportunity in mineral oils and in the IMO2020 changes,” Erik said. with all businesses STORAGE Odfjell has recently but we are now CAPACITY TO taken the investment pleased with our GROW decision to deepen and plans for the future.” strengthen one of its jetties to receive LR2 size vessels. Erik We also have a petrochemical said: “This is a clear sign that we are investing in the facility as we industrial distillation unit, that no other know that if a terminal is to survive and facilities in the area have. That business thrive in the mineral oil business it has to also requires associated tanks for storage,

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We also have a petrochemical industrial distillation unit, that no other facilities in the area have. be able to handle LR2 size vessels. We will be executing that work in Q4 which fits with the schedule of the dredging work the Port of Rotterdam is carrying out to deepen the channel.” The terminal will soon be gauging customer interest and working to secure solid commitments to support the plans. For more information visit www.odfjell.com


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Zenith Energy Acquires Hamburg Terminaling Assets from Shell Zenith Energy, L.P. (Zenith) is set to acquire Royal Dutch Shell’s liquid storage terminal facility in Hamburg, Germany. The sale is due to close during the first half of this year.

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he terminal is in the Port of Hamburg, Germany’s largest seaport and the third largest container port in Europe. It is housed on a 55 hectare site and serves as a refined product import and blending terminal in North Germany with an expected storage capacity of over 480 thousand cubic metres / 3 million barrels for gasoline, diesel and jet fuel; inbound and outbound ocean vessel, barge, rail and truck; and pipeline connectivity in the Port of Hamburg. After transferring ownership to Zenith, Shell will remain a significant customer of the terminal.    Chief Executive Officer of Zenith, Jeffrey R. Armstrong said: “We are pleased to further Zenith’s geographic expansion with the acquisition of these terminalling assets strategically located in the Port of Hamburg, one of the world’s largest trading ports and a key terminaling center for crude and refined products in Europe. This is a natural progression in our growth strategy

terminaling company that owns and and underscores our commitment to operates over 16 million barrels of crude expand into key European markets. We oil, petroleum products and vegetable are excited to be working with Shell, a oils storage in The Netherlands, Ireland leader in the global oil and gas industry, and Colombia. Zenith is pursuing and all of our customers in Hamburg, as opportunities to buy, build and well as welcoming our new colleagues operate terminals primarily in Latin in the region and further investing in the America, North America and Europe. terminal facility.” The Company is focused on the The acquisition of the storage and distribution Hamburg assets represents for petroleum, refined Zenith’s third terminal products, natural gas in Europe following its BUY, BUILD liquids and petrochemicals, acquisition of terminaling AND and expect to acquire assets in Amsterdam from BP OPERATE and operate logistics and in April 2016 and its acquisition distribution assets that of the Bantry Bay terminal in support terminals, such as West Cork, Ireland from Phillips 66 pipelines, truck racks and barges. in February 2015. Zenith also operates a In August 2014, Warburg Pincus, a multi-product liquids terminal in Palermo, leading global private equity firm Columbia, formed through a joint venture focused on growth investing, led a with Grupo Coremar in 2014.  In December line-of-equity commitment in Zenith 2017, Zenith Energy U.S. completed its of up to $600m.  acquisition of Arc Logistics, marking Zenith’s entrance into the U.S. market.   For more information, please  With headquarters in Houston, visit www.zenithem.com Zenith is an international liquids and bulk  

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he Ugandan Government has transferred ownership of the underused Jinja Storage Terminal to Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC). The terminal has the capacity to hold 30 million litres of petroleum products such as petrol, jet fuel, kerosene and gas has been underused for the last 20 years. Local media reported that the General Manager of National Pipelines

Company, a subsidiary of UNOC, John Bosco Habumugisha, said UNOC’s role is to develop and operate storage terminals and other petroleum infrastructure in Uganda. He said One Petroleum Limited and UNOC had formed a joint venture to operate the terminal for five years and has already stored 13 million litres at the facility. Acting Chairperson of the board UNOC, Frank Nagimesi, told media: “The Government was required to procure petroleum products to be held as

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opak Gas Terminal Singapore, Banyan Terminal, has collaborated with SK Gas Intl and BW LPG to deliver its first LPG coolant loading service in Singapore. The terminal is Southeast Asia’s first independent LPG terminal and is strategically located along major sea lanes. In a social media update the company said it was “proud that at Vopak Gas Terminal we offer a safe and efficient service for the

gas vessel owners and to introduce new services to our customers”. Banyan terminal is an integrated oil, chemical and gas hybrid storage terminal that offers VLGC (Very Large Gas Carrier) discharge, re-gasification, delivery to plants via pipe connectivity. Vopak Gas Terminal LLP is owned 80% by Vopak Terminals Singapore and 20% by SK Gas International. The terminal has 112 tanks with a capacity of 1,449,763 cubic metres. Tank

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CST | THE HISTORY In 1893, the Columbian Steel Tank Company, as CST was originally named, was founded by Andrew Kramer of Kansas City, Missouri, as a fabricator of livestock water tanks. Over the years the company has increased its market share and become the industry leader in both storage tanks and aluminium domes. Since the early days of serving the livestock industry, CST has evolved and grown its range of products and now works in no fewer than 15 industries: municipal water & wastewater treatment; industrial water; fire protection; upstream & downstream oil & gas; petrochemical; food & beverage; pet food; plastics; mining; cement; aggregates; agriculture; architecture and bioenergy. CST Industries is the result of several strategic mergers and acquisitions over the past 125 years, including Trico Industries, Black, Sivalls & Bryson (BS&B, later renamed Peabody TecTank), A.O. Smith Harvestore, Harvestore Products Group, (later renamed Engineered Storage Products), Conservatek and Temcor; a dynamic combination of the world’s leading factory coated steel tank, aluminium cover and dome companies. Oil & gas has always been a primary market for CST. In the 1920s, Columbia experienced a major period

Columbian Steel Tank was the first to design and manufacture the American Petroleum Institute (API) Monogrammed bolted steel storage tank in 1929. of growth during the Gulf Coast states’ oil boom. Welded tanks were used to store crude oil in the fields and as the servicing of the tanks was no longer required they were demolished and discarded. CST innovated and developed the API-12B bolted steel tank, which could be disassembled and relocated at the next required location, saving time and money. Columbian Steel Tank was the first to design and manufacture the American Petroleum Institute (API) Monogrammed bolted steel storage tank in 1929. TecTank was brought under the envelope of CST in 1970 and the API-12B standard is still featured in CST’s TecTank storage product offering today. The company had many market influences that presented opportunity for growth. A shortage in downstream oil and gas storage capacity resulted in a surge of business for CST from 2012 to 2015 for both new tank and retrofit applications. Global growth required that the company rapidly expanded sales, support and operations in Latin America, Middle East and Asia. This development and

strategy of globally placed offices enabled CST to better service the growing energy and water industries in these markets and diversify their place as the global leader for best-in-class storage and cover solutions.

LED BY INNOVATION “Innovation has always led the company and our dedication and drive has brought many firsts to the industry. Part of what allows us to lead with innovation begins with a global footprint. We are tied very well to mega-trends driven by population growth in the areas that we operate. Many countries need to improve infrastructure to advance the quality of living and can do so via our current industry leading product portfolio and ability to innovate new solutions to meet customer needs,” Tim stated proudly. Continued on page 72

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“Our markets are driven by population growth, increasing quality of living and the global need for cheaper sources of energy. For example, we’ve been at the forefront of developing and implementing storage and cover solutions for desalination plants all around the world. These efforts promote meaningful improvements in the quality of life by providing safe, clean, available drinking water that support the demands of global population growth. We also provide leading solutions that help to lower the cost of energy and to provide effective solutions for non-fossil fuels energy through our leadership in the global bio-energy storage market,” he added. In addition to the innovations Tim mentioned, CST started providing frac storage solutions for sand, water and other proppants when fracing began the exponential expansion approximately eight years ago through improvements in safe-direction drilling capabilities. The frac market continues to be a huge part of CST’s business today. CST frac sand silos are designed to save the end user construction and lifecycle costs. CST has also been active in water recycling and waste management for the frac market which both protects the environment and supports production efficiencies for the industry. Further to rigorous market demand innovation efforts, CST has products that have come about purely by happenstance. For instance, when A.O. Smith developed the glass-fused-to-steel tank for the dairy industry in 1949, they were initially working on creating hot water heaters. A.O. Smith leveraged its breakthrough technology with the fusion of glass frit to carbon steel at 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit, and invented a silo that would last for decades that provides superior storage

There is no end to CST’s desire to innovate. CST has ongoing research projects, a dedicated product development program and will constantly invest to enhance its manufacturing processes to satisfy our clients’ needs. results exceeding the lifecycle of concrete silo products. Over time, Harvestore has become the number one silo solution for silage. In respect, Harvestore and Slurrystore tanks were born. Tim emphasised: “There is no end to CST’s desire to innovate. CST has ongoing research projects, a dedicated product development program and will constantly invest to enhance its manufacturing processes to satisfy our clients’ needs. “We do focus more often than not on our core markets because we know them so well. We have spent a lot of time working in the water and wastewater industries. We have the world’s largest market share and that’s where we spend time and money on innovation.” He added: “The same can be said for oil & gas storage and cover solutions. We have also invested to provide product innovations that improve the value to customers in other industries such as food, dry bulk storage, plastics and agriculture to name but a few.”

THE PRODUCTS AND INDUSTRIES THEY SERVE The company’s range of iconic products include, but are not limited to: TecTank™ liquid and dry bulk bolted storage tanks; OptiDome®; Aquastore®, Vulcan, Harvestore® and Slurrystore® structures. CST works with customers to provide solutions to fill their needs. The company uses voice of customer methodology to drive investments and advancements in new technologies. CST is proud of the process that it follows to

develop new offerings to its global clientele. The CST team has always been at the forefront of leading technology to maximise customer value due to market changes and progression. “Our products are about improving the customers’ value proposition. Just over the past few years, the company has launched products driven by customer need that include the TecTank FP® – a customer driven solution that installs faster and last longer for dry bulk storage, Edgecoat II™ – the only tank coating process in the world offering a 360-degree coating solution of tank panels and the OptiDome system – a flush batten sealed dome with a dual-web I-beam, Harvestore Raptor Series Premium Unloader Cutter and Conveyor Chains – designed with alloy bushings for maximum strength, new technologically advanced Harvestore Breather Bag and XL Unloader Gearbox,” said Tim. “CST’s expansive engineering expertise and unmatched design experience make CST’s TecTank FP the best option for dry bulk storage solutions. CST’s new TecTank FP jackable tank surpassed 2017 expectations by over 500% and took market share from everyone in the industry. Our customers love it and TecTank FP is very clearly the preferred tank in the dry storage market,” he added. Coatings are also a vital part of the CST product offering. Along with pioneering coatings for tanks in 1893 and enameling glass-fused-to-steel technology to tanks in the 1940s, the Continued on page 74

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company also owns the achievement of being one of the first to factory-coat tanks with epoxy in 1978 (Trico-Bond 478). Through decades of research and development, CST developed Trico Bond EP® and Trico Bond SD™ coatings and engineered the OptiBond™ Epoxy Coating process, now proven through years of in-field experience and performance data. Together with CST’s Vitrium™ glass coating, the company offers coating solutions that provide owners’ peace of mind by ensuring the coating protecting their assets  will have a long life and serve with distinction.  CST’s Vitrium glass-fusedto-steel product is the coating of choice for the municipal water and wastewater markets around the world. With tanks still in service for over 35 years, the company has proven Aquastore tanks with Vitrium, Tio2 technology and Edgecoat offer the longest lifecycle of any storage tank. “CST recently-released EdgeCoat II, an advancement of its market leading and industry first EdgeCoat offering. CST is the only provider of glass-fused-tosteel products which provides a 360-degree coating solution which coats all dimensions of the tank sheets. We took EdgeCoat to a new level of unmatchable performance with EdgeCoat II further optimising uniformity and precision glass coating capability,” Tim clarified.

and TecTank FP is very clearly the preferred tank in the dry storage market,” he added.

The OptiDome, CST’s premium dome product, was not only invented to be the world’s most efficient and effective dome product but was also designed to offer a globally compliant product that is fast, easy, safe to install and reduces emissions and maintenance on the external floating roof. With the combined heritage of Conservatek and Temcor, CST’s OptiDome sets a new standard in engineered aluminium cover and dome technology. The geodesic dome design uses gasketed stainless steel fasteners and is available with exposed or non-exposed sealant at the nodes. Tim stated: “The new OptiDome technology allows CST to provide the most effective cover solution for even the world’s largest storage tanks. Our domes eliminate the need for internal columns, which increases storage capacity and simplifies internal tank maintenance required for floating roof operation. “CST is the only global tank and dome cover company that provides processes at this level of product quality. The long-term success is due to not only advanced product offerings, but with a culture driven on service and delivery. Like any industry leader, our products are often followed, but never duplicated. CST has been innovating and improving for 125 years. Many of our competitors attempt to copy our products and when they fail it not only hurts the customer, but it hurts the industry. Some of our competitors claim experience they simply don’t have. Although there are one or two advance providers of these products, none have the

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breadth and the scope of technologyleading products as CST,” Tim declared.

THE FUTURE As for the future, CST is currently developing many new products that it feels will be real game changers for the industries they serve. “We’re ecstatic about growing with Solace Capital. Solace understands industrial project businesses and they understand our markets and industries. They’re engaged in supporting CST and very interested in continuing to invest in the business. We are looking forward to driving CST growth as we have for 125 years – via innovation, mergers & acquisitions, where appropriate partnering with other great companies makes sense, and provide consistent solutions for customers around the world. To this end, Solace’s vision of the right investments and CST are spot on. We are very confident that the fit with Solace is a perfect one,” Tim added. Solace has already proven itself to be active with regards to acquisitions and Tim said the company has a robust funnel of acquisition targets where there is a very serious opportunity for growth to enable even better solutions to customers and partners wherever and whoever they may be.

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CUSTOMER AFTER CARE In addition to engineering, manufacturing and installation support, CST ensures its customers are cared for long after the initial work is complete. The company has always serviced tanks and domes upon request but has advanced their maintenance program to ensure all customers receive OEM-quality services from CST and CST authorised professionals such as the CST Authorised Dealer Network. The CST maintenance program offers Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) and drone tank inspection, visual & ultrasonic inspection, repair, modification and turnkey services. Tim stated: “One of the many areas that is important to us is to ensure that the installation is completed by individuals that are authorised and have been through factory-approved training. The installation of the product is a very large part of the cost, so we are developing new ways to design products that make it easier and quicker to install. We want to make sure that we are there on the occasion when a tank needs care. We’re working to create awareness with our installed base that ‘proper care and maintenance’ of any storage solution is required to help owners and operators understand the critical importance of OEM service.”

COMPANY HISTORY SHAPES CULTURE “As a large global company, it is important to ensure all staff, wherever they are based, are aware of the CST company ethos alongside its business practices and processes. To achieve this the company relies on CST+ Business Process – the heartbeat of our business.” Tim said, “We train and develop our team members on the tools and processes of CST+. Our culture is a ‘people first’ approach as we truly believe that we are only as strong as the people that make up CST.” CST’s company culture focuses on continuous improvement, exceptional results for all stakeholders and development of highly capable teams. Tim attributes much of the company’s success to its “highly valued elite team of representatives, authorised dealers, strategic partners, dedicated customers and employees. Our ‘people first’ approach has bred a culture that focuses on continuous improvement, exceptional results and development of highly capable teams. CST’s solid market position, impressive product offerings, and use of innovated technology continues to set benchmark standards for the storage tank and dome manufacturing industry. We are forwardfocused and look forward to our next era of success as a company.” CST has five manufacturing facilities, technical design centres and multiple regional sales offices located throughout North America and the United Kingdom. International offices are located in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. It currently has an installed-base in more than 120 countries and plans to work in many more, something that could be achieved by future acquisitions. For more information visit www.cstindustries.com

We’re working to create awareness with our installed base that ‘proper care and maintenance’ of any storage solution is required to help owners and operators understand the critical importance of OEM service.

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Shell Midstream Partners has finalised the purchase of five products terminals and partial interest in two Gulf of Mexico corridor pipelines and in two strategic onshore pipelines for $825m. Shell Midstream Partners funded the acquisition with borrowings under new and existing credit facilities.

Highlights of the assets to be acquired are: 3 A 100% interest in Triton West LLC which owns the Anacortes, Colex, Des Plaines, Portland, and Seattle

products terminals. The terminals are strategically located with take-or-pay contracts with wholly owned subsidiaries of Shell. Each contract has an initial term of 10 years with options to extend up to 20 years. The acquisition of the products terminals builds upon Shell Midstream Partners’ strategy to access assets across Shell’s broad asset base. 3 A 22.9% interest in Mars Oil Pipeline Company LLC (Mars) and a 22% interest in Odyssey Pipeline LLC (Odyssey). Both Mars and Odyssey serve high growth areas of the Gulf of Mexico. Following the closing of the transaction, Shell

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Midstream Partners will own 71.5% of Mars and 71% of Odyssey. 3 A 10% interest in Explorer Pipeline Company (Explorer) and a 41.48% interest in LOCAP LLC (LOCAP). Explorer owns a 1,830-mile products pipeline extending from Gulf Coast refineries to the upper Midwest. LOCAP owns a 55-mile common carrier crude pipeline from the LOOP Clovelly Salt Dome facility to the active trading hub of St. James, Louisiana. For more information visit www.shellmidstreampartners.com


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Completion of Glencore and HNA HG Storage International Limited transaction

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lencore plc has completed the sale of a 51% interest in HG Storage International Limited (HGSI) to HNA Innovation Finance Group Co., Limited (HNA), after the transaction was announced in March last year.

HGSI is a new vehicle which has consolidated Glencore’s petroleum products storage and logistics businesses into a global portfolio of high-calibre assets, located in strategic trading hubs across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. Glencore and HNA have

also entered into a second agreement which will see three of the original transaction assets located in the U.S. being transferred into HGSI in 2018. For more information visit www.glencore.com

EVX MIDSTREAM PARTNERS AND EAGLE FORD CRUDE OIL PROJECT

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VX Midstream Partners, LLC plans to construct, own and operate a new crude oil gathering system including a storage terminal in McMullen County, TX, which will connect to the Eagle Ford JV Pipeline. The project is due to be up and running during Q2 of this year. President and CEO of EVX, Herb Chambers IV said: “We are pleased to continue executing our multi commodity development plans in the Eagle Ford. This new-build large diameter gathering system complements our existing assets,

adds a substantial long-term acreage dedication to our portfolio and will ultimately allow us to serve a broader base of customers. We continue to evaluate additional Eagle Ford, Gulf Coast and Permian opportunities and look forward to executing other growth projects in 2018.” VP of Business Development of EVX, Brian Stewart said: “Today’s announcement represents a significant milestone for EVX. This asset not only expands our existing Eagle Ford footprint, but also strategically positions

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EVX for additional long-term growth opportunities.” EVX Midstream Partners LLC is a midstream development company focused on acquiring, developing and operating crude oil, natural gas, and produced water gathering, processing, treating and transportation assets in the Eagle Ford, and Permian Basin. EVX was founded by Herb Chambers IV, Charlie Flynn and Brian Kellar, in partnership with Five Point Capital Partners LLC. For more information visit www.evxmidstream.com


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GP Energy Partners, a joint venture between Green Plains and Jefferson Energy Companies, has loaded its first vessel with nearly three million gallons of ethanol destined for Brazil. The joint venture is currently loading its second shipment of 10 million gallons of ethanol on a vessel bound for India. “This state-of-the-art terminal aligns with our strategy to grow our downstream distribution capabilities and optimise our logistics platform,” said Todd Becker, President and CEO of Green Plains. “We can now provide an end-to-end solution, from production to delivery, for our customers worldwide at one of the most efficient export loading facilities for ethanol that exists in the marketplace today. In addition, we can now service domestic demand because of our access to three Class I railroads, inbound/outbound barges and trucks, and better locational advantages due to fewer weather and incidentrelated delays than competing terminals.”

The newly constructed $50m export and import fuels terminal has direct mainline service with the Union Pacific, BNSF and KCS railroads, and can simultaneously receive and unload two ethanol unit trains at high flow rates of 7,000 barrels per hour. The terminal currently features four storage tanks with a working capacity of 550,000 barrels designed to quickly change between various export grades and domestic specifications. The terminal also includes two truck loading bays that can throughput 20,000 barrels per day, a barge loading dock capable of loading 5,000 barrels per hour on inland and offshore barges, and a vessel dock capable of loading up to 10,000 barrels per hour on Aframax-size chemical tankers and medium range vessels. “We are excited to commence operations with our partner, one of the largest ethanol producers and traders in North America,” said Greg Binion, President and CEO of Jefferson.

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“The joint venture created infrastructure at Jefferson Beaumont to distribute ethanol to worldwide markets. Green Plains Trade Group will be a customer of the terminal, which is designed to serve multiple ethanol export customers with differing specification requirements. The terminal’s multimodal capabilities and sustainable cost-advantaged logistics will contribute to the success of this joint venture.” The joint venture leveraged the existing infrastructure at Jefferson’s Beaumont, Texas terminal and completed construction under budget in less than 12 months. Green Plains plans to offer its interest in the joint venture to its master limited partnership, Green Plains Partners, during the first half of 2018.

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COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF ARC LOGISTICS PARTNERS Zenith Energy U.S. has completed the previouslyannounced acquisition of Arc Logistics Partners LP and its general partner, Arc Logistics LLC. Zenith is a U.S. midstream terminal company formed by the management and certain owners of Zenith Energy, L.P. As a result of the transaction, Arc Logistics is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Zenith and Zenith U.S. GP, LLC.   Zenith U.S. has received a line of equity of up to $625m led by Warburg

ANDEAVOR TO Andeavor is to acquire Rangeland Energy II, LLC. Rangeland owns and operates assets in the Delaware and Midland Basins, including a recently-constructed crude oil pipeline, three crude oil storage terminals and a frac sand storage and truck loading facility.

Pincus and Kelso, alongside management and other investors. A portion of the line of equity is being used to finance the acquisition of Arc Logistics.  Chief Executive Officer of Zenith, Jeff Armstrong said: “We are very pleased to have successfully completed the acquisition of Arc Logistics, which gives us a strong foothold into the U.S. terminaling market with 21 terminals in 12 states, providing critical services to a broad range of customers in key markets across the country. We look forward to welcoming the employees of Arc to Zenith U.S. and benefitting from our shared industry expertise, best-in-class services and a global footprint to serve our combined customer base. We are also pleased to continue our partnership with Warburg

Pincus and welcome Kelso as a new partner in this venture.” Moving forward, Zenith U.S. intends to further develop Arc’s existing terminals and focus on new developments throughout North America. Zenith International will continue to pursue further expansion opportunities in key international markets. Zenith International currently owns and operates terminaling assets in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Bantry Bay terminal in West Cork, Ireland, as well as a multi-product liquids terminal in Palermo, Columbia, formed through a joint venture with Grupo Coremar in 2014.     For more information visit www.zenithem.com

acquire RANGELAND ENERGY II Andeavor plans to integrate Rangeland’s 110-mile crude oil pipeline and crude oil storage terminals with its nearby Conan Crude Oil Gathering System, currently under construction. The combined system supports Andeavor’s development of additional gathering systems in the area, as well as enhancing commercial opportunities by providing direct access to the Midland market hub.

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ENTERPRISE AND NAVIGATOR GAS TO BUILD ETHYLENE EXPORT TERMINAL

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nterprise Products Partners and Navigator Holdings have formed a 50/50 joint venture to build an ethylene export facility along the U.S. Gulf Coast that will have the capacity to export approximately 1 million tons of ethylene per year. Refrigerated storage for 30,000 tons of ethylene will be constructed on-site and will provide the capability to load ethylene at rates of 1,000 tons per hour. The facilities are expected to be in service by the first quarter of 2020. The project is supported by long-term contracts with anchor customers that include U.S. ethylene producer Flint Hills Resources and a major Japanese trading company. Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise’s general partner, A.J. “Jim” Teague said: “This new ethylene export terminal will support the growing production of ethylene on the U.S. Gulf Coast by providing access to international markets. By 2021, the petrochemical industry is expected to expand aggregate ethylene production capacity in Texas and Louisiana by nearly 50 percent to approximately 90 billion pounds per year. The resulting

rapid growth in the supply of U.S. ethylene, combined with increased demand from international markets, like Asia, creates an ideal scenario in which markets abroad are able to diversify their supply by accessing cost-advantaged feedstocks made possible by the shale revolution in the United States. This export terminal will also offer diversification opportunities for domestic petrochemical producers who will not have to rely solely on the export market for derivatives like polyethylene. We are very pleased to work with Navigator Gas in efforts to commercialize an industryleading ethylene marine export terminal that offers unsurpassed connectivity to ethylene producers and pipeline and storage infrastructure.” Chief Executive Officer of Navigator Gas, David Butters said: “The strong, broad interest shown by prospective terminal customers during the initial marketing phase has reinforced our conviction on the critical need for an ethylene export terminal. It is clear that domestic producers value the opportunity to access global markets and international consumers consider the U.S. as a reliable and affordable source of ethylene to fuel their petrochemical manufacturing in Europe and the Far East. We are delighted to work with Enterprise on this project that

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promises to meet the needs of our customers and enables us to provide the seaborne transportation of the ethylene from producer to customer.” Enterprise is also developing a high-capacity ethylene salt dome storage facility at its complex in Mont Belvieu, Texas. This storage facility will have a capacity of approximately 600 million pounds with an injection/ withdrawal rate of 420,000 pounds per hour. The storage facility is expected to begin service in the first quarter of 2019 and will be designed to enable connections to the eight ethylene pipelines within a half-mile of the Enterprise ethylene storage system.

In addition, Enterprise is building a new ethylene pipeline from Mont Belvieu to Bayport, Texas, which is scheduled to begin service in 2020. For more information visit www.enterpriseproducts.com and www.navigatorgas.com


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EXXONMOBIL TO MERGE REFINING AND MARKETING DIVISIONS THE EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION IS COMBINING ITS REFINING AND MARKETING OPERATIONS INTO A SINGLE COMPANY, EXXONMOBIL FUELS & LUBRICANTS COMPANY, IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2018.

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ryan Milton, currently president of ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Company, has been appointed President of the combined division by ExxonMobil’s board of directors. By combining activities of the two divisions – ExxonMobil Refining and Supply Company and ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Company – the company will achieve further integration to improve decision

making and enhance performance in the commercial sales. He previously held market. The improvements will help the various leadership positions within company to better respond to the needs ExxonMobil Chemical Company in of its customers and compete more Houston and in 2004 was named effectively. Managing Director for ExxonMobil Fuels & ExxonMobil Aviation fuels, Lubricants Company, along based in the U.K. IMPROVE with ExxonMobil affiliates, will Milton was DECISION manage crude purchasing appointed Manager of MAKING and logistics, refining, supply, the Baton Rouge chemical trading, midstream, marketing plant in 2006, and in 2008 and sales of refined products. he was assigned Executive Bryan joined Exxon Chemical Assistant to the Chairman and in 1986 at Fawley in the U.K., where Chief Executive Officer of Exxon Mobil he worked in various plant and Corporation. In 2009, he was appointed developmental engineering roles, Vice President of Basic Chemicals for including assignments as Operations ExxonMobil Chemical Company. Before Manager and as Plant Manager. He also his current role, Milton was president of spent time in upstream natural gas ExxonMobil Global Services Company. Milton was appointed to his current position in 2016. For more information visit www.exxonmobil.com

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NEW PRESIDENT FOR THE

INTERNATIONAL LIQUID TERMINALS ASSOCIATION ILTA has appointed Kathryn Clay as its new President. Kathryn will officially join ILTA on March 1st.

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he associations’ Chairman of the Board, John Roller said Kathryn brings 20 years of energy policy experience to ILTA, including ten years in management positions. For the past seven years, she has been an executive at the American Gas Association, a large, Washington-based trade association that represents the nation’s natural gas distribution companies. She has been AGA’s Vice President for Policy since 2013. She also served concurrently as the Executive Director of the American Gas Foundation, a position she has held since 2011. The Foundation conducts studies and prepares reports on energy policy issues. When Kathryn joined AGA, her

also has a B.A. degree in Physics and Mathematics from Kalamazoo College. “With her background in initial responsibilities also included serving trade association management, her as Executive Director of the Drive Natural understanding of energy policy Gas Initiative, a joint project of natural issues, and her extensive gas utilities and gas producers that experience as an advocate promoted the use of natural gas for industry initiatives, vehicles. From 2008 to 2010 she Kathryn is an excellent EXCELLENT was Director of Research and choice for this leadership CHOICE was promoted to Vice President, position in our industry. Research and Technology Policy As ILTA continues to work of the Alliance of Automobile toward achieving the goals Manufacturers. Kathryn was also a outlined in our strategic plan, she professional staff member of the Senate will bring new perspectives and ideas Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for expanding capabilities in areas such from 2005 to 2008. She also served two years as member advocacy and operational as staff for the Energy Subcommittee of the excellence. I am delighted that she will House Committee on Science. be joining our industry as the ILTA’s new president,” John said. Kathryn has a Ph.D. in Applied Physics and a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, For more information visit both from the University of Michigan. She www.ilta.org

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MAGELLAN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS’ $1.75BN INVESTMENT PROGRAMME

Magellan Midstream Partners is planning to spend $1.75bn on expansion projects over the next three years, the company has revealed.

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ased on the progress of expansion projects already underway, the partnership has earmarked $600m in 2017, $800m in 2018 and $350m in 2019 to complete its current slate of construction projects. These include the partnership’s recently announced projects to expand its Pasadena, Texas marine storage terminal, to build a crude oil and condensate pipeline from the Delaware Basin to the origin of the Longhorn pipeline in Crane, Texas and to expand Magellan’s refined products pipeline system in Texas. It also includes the construction of an incremental 1.5 million barrels of crude oil storage in Cushing, Oklahoma and Corpus Christi on a combined basis, which is supported by customer commitments. The Cheyenne extension of the Saddlehorn pipeline commenced operations in early October, and the new connection of Magellan’s Little Rock

compared to $194.6m in the third quarter of 2016. The 2017 results include an $18.5m gain related to the sale of an inactive terminal along the partnership’s refined products pipeline system. Chief Executive Officer, Michael pipeline segment to a third-party pipeline Mears said: “Magellan generated financial is now complete, providing customers results during the third quarter of 2017 that the option to ultimately transport refined were consistent with our expectations products to the greater Memphis, despite Hurricane Harvey, which negatively Tennessee market.   impacted the operations of each of our The company also continues to business segments for a period of time. make significant progress on its other Magellan’s employees stepped up to the construction projects. The new 24-inch challenge and worked together as a true diameter crude oil pipeline being enterprise-wide team to safely resume constructed from the partnership’s East operations as soon as possible while Houston terminal to Holland Avenue is now doing our best to limit the impact to our expected to be operational in early 2018 customers and the markets we serve. to help facilitate incremental crude oil Further, the third quarter of 2017 was also shipments within the Houston and notable because we launched three Texas City region. The expansion new large-scale construction of the Seabrook Logistics joint projects for fee-based refined venture, which includes the products and crude oil pipeline FUTURE addition of 1.7 million barrels and storage assets that increased GROWTH of storage and connectivity to our expansion capital spending Magellan’s Houston crude oil by $600m, helping to solidify distribution system, remains on Magellan’s future growth.” target for a mid-2018 start-up. Magellan has also released details For more information visit www.magellanlp.com of its Q3 results; net income was $198.5m

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OIL& GAS storage service industry to benefit from increasing capital investment in the U.S.

use storage tanks to increase energy security. In the context of global concern for ‘peak oil’ and decreasing crude oil reserves, storage tanks pose a unique strategic opportunity. Saudi Arabia, U.S., Russia and Japan are some of the prominent countries using the storage services market, primarily driven by surging oil production and declining oil prices. However, the gas storage services market is expected to lead the market in prices rise before selling. Moreover, a terms of growth pace, holding a CAGR ‘contango’ condition is witnessed of 2.8% in 2016. in the oil market where it is In the current scenario, expected that people will be the U.S. is the largest market willing to pay more in the for oil and gas storage CONSIDERABLE future than at the current services. Over the past five RISE price. When this happens, years, unconventional oil the price difference makes it and gas activity has pushed profitable to purchase and store the nation into an unexpected oil for a given period of time before position. The U.S. is now the global selling at a higher price. growth leader in crude oil production On a national level, governments Continued on page 95

Esticast Research & Consulting has released a report that outlines the global oil and gas storage service market. The report states that it was valued at $8.42bn in 2016, and is projected to reach $10.38bn by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 2.6% from 2017 to 2024.

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n 2016, the storage segment generated the highest revenue share. Among major regions, the U.S. oil and gas storage service market was the highest revenue generating market valued at $2.51bn in 2016. The oil storage service market is witnessing a considerable rise in the current scenario. Companies use oil storage as a strategic tool in order to secure returns in the global market. They purchase oil at low prices and wait until

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capacity. In addition, the U.S. is now a leading natural gas producer, at 65 billion cubic feet, (Bcf) per day. At the same time, unconventional activity is encouraging the growth of natural gas liquids (NGLs) production, adding over 500,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day since 2008. This has brought the total increase in liquids production capacity to 1.7 million barrels per day since 2008. Driven by growth in U.S. natural gas, natural gas liquids, and crude oil, the past two years have witnessed a considerable growth in direct capital investment in terms of oil and gas infrastructure assets. As per EIA, in the US, there are around 400 underground storage facilities holding around 110 bcm of gas.

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Collaboration, acquisition and U.S. Oil and Gas storage services expansion have emerged as the key market (2012-2022) strategies followed by the major market 3 The global oil and gas storage service market was valued at players of global oil and gas storage $8.42bn in 2016, and is projected services market. Some key players are to reach $10.38bn by 2022 Royal Vopak, Oiltanking, Magellan 3 Holding more than 25% of Midstream Partners, L.P, Buckeye the global market share, Partners, L.P., Vitol, Blueknight U.S emerges out to be the Energy Partners, CIM-CCMP LEADING leading market for oil and Group, CLH Group, Dalian PRODUCER gas storage services Port Corporation Limited, 3 Oil storage services are Horizon Terminals limited, expected to witness an International Matex Tank impressive growth in the near Terminals (IMTT), Kinder Morgan, future owing to a recent boom Nustar Energy L.P. and ODFJELL. in oil production. 3 Gas storage services market is For more information visit www.esticastresearch.com/ expected to grow with the highest market-reports/oil-and-gasCAGR of 2.8 % during the forecast storage-service-market period of 2017-2024

VITOL INC. AND HARVEST PIPELINE COMPANY TO BUILD CRUDE OIL TERMINAL AT THE PORT OF CORPUS CHRISTI Vitol Inc. and Harvest Pipeline Company are going to work together to develop a crude oil export terminal at the Port of Corpus Christi. The two energy powerhouses have signed a lease for a 22-acre tract of land at the port.

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resident Harvest Pipeline Company, Sean Kolassa said: “The agreement between Harvest Pipeline Company and Vitol is an extraordinary opportunity to help satisfy the growing need for export capacity along the Texas Gulf Coast. We are excited for the project to begin moving forward.” Head of Crude Oil for Vitol, Mark Couling said: “Crude demand, particularly in emerging markets, continues to grow and U.S. shale has an important role to play in satisfying this demand.  Our new pipeline and terminal will facilitate the efficient delivery of U.S. crude

to global markets, thereby increasing marketing opportunities and optimizing value for U.S. producers.” The crude oil terminal development will add to Harvest’s existing South Texas pipeline system providing a new connectivity to their Midway Junction and will provide waterborne access to Permian Basin crude oil going to international markets. Crude oil shippers will have access to the terminal via a 16-inch lateral pipeline. This project is consistent with the Port of Corpus Christi’s strategic plan goals, among which is to provide facilities and services to meet customer needs and provide surface infrastructure and services in support of maritime and

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industrial development. Port Corpus Christi Executive Director, John LaRue said: “Port Corpus Christi continues to help develop maritime facilities and provide services to customers that are committed to sustainable growth, and building the future of our community. We are looking forward to growing a long standing relationship with Vitol and Harvest Pipeline Company with mutual benefits for the future of our region.” For more information visit www.portcorpuschristi.com, www.vitol.com and www.harvest-pipeline.com


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$3bn spend on projects in Q3 and amalgamation plans

typically strengthens in the winter months. “We’ve had a very productive year so far. It’s now been only eight months since the Energy Board to amalgamate Enbridge Gas Distribution Spectra transaction closed and we’re pleased and Union Gas Limited. The company revealed its plans with our progress on integrating operations of these two large companies. We’ve also in a press release covering its Q3 performance. made good strides in strengthening and streamlining the organization with the he company also revealed third quarter of 2016 was the contribution restructuring of Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. and the buy-in of Midcoast Energy that it had spent $3bn of from Enbridge’s new natural gas, liquids Partners, L.P. earlier this year. In addition, growth projects since the end and utility assets acquired in the merger. we’ve raised over $10bn in the capital of Q2 including the JACOS Also contributing to year-over-year markets, of which $3bn is equity Hangingstone crude oil pipeline lateral EBIT growth was stronger crude or equity equivalent, and we’ve in Alberta, a suite of natural gas pipeline oil throughput on the Mainline increased total non-core asset expansions and extensions on the Texas system, new projects coming STRENGTHEN sales since the announcement Eastern and Algonquin gas pipeline into service in both the Liquids AND of the Merger Transaction systems, the Chapman Ranch wind power Pipelines and Gas Pipelines to $2.6bn. generation project in Texas, as well as and Processing segments, STREAMLINE “As we move forward, various utility growth initiatives in Ontario. and stronger realised foreign we’ll continue to evaluate This now brings the total year-to-date exchange hedge rates. ways to further strengthen and project completions to over $9bn, Enbridge’s President and streamline both our business operations generally all on time and on budget. Chief Executive Officer, Al Monaco said: and sponsored vehicle structures, reduce The company also shared its “Overall, third quarter performance was costs and enhance our financial position. financial results; adjusted EBIT was $1,738m in-line with our expectations. Looking We look forward to our upcoming and third quarter ACFFO was $1,334m. This ahead to the fourth quarter, we anticipate investment community conferences on was the second full quarter of operations a further acceleration of financial December 12th and 13th to provide a full subsequent to the merger transaction performance driven by increased liquids strategic and financial update.” with Spectra Energy Corp that closed on volumes, a full quarter of new projects February 27th, 2017. in service, ongoing incremental synergy For more information visit The largest driver of EBIT growth capture and momentum from the www.enbridge.com for the third quarter of 2017 relative to the seasonal nature of our business which

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NEW YORK TERMINALS

enhances safety and operational performance with Emerson overfill prevention solution

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ew York Terminals, which operates a bulk liquid storage facility in the New York/ New Jersey harbour area of the U.S., has installed an automated tank gauging solution from Emerson to provide safe and reliable overfill prevention, and to optimise operations. The system has enabled the company to enhance operational safety, improve tank utilisation, make faster transfers, minimise manual work, and ensure 24/7 on-line availability of accurate and reliable tank data. The waterfront terminal stores diesel, lube oil, acids, chemicals, and biofuels in 39 above-ground tanks. Loading and unloading is made by rail, truck, or marine vessels. With safety being of supreme importance for the independently-owned company, it upgraded from manual gauging to an automated solution including Emerson’s unique 2-in-1 radar level technology - to enhance its overfill

prevention measures, maximise the use of its capacity, and increase efficiency. The company has a long and successful relationship with Emerson, and selected it to implement its automated system for tank gauging and overfill prevention. By utilising Emerson’s Rosemount™ 5900S 2-in-1 Radar Level Gauges, high-accuracy temperature measurement and a SIL 2-rated overfill prevention system, the company eliminated manual tank climbing and hand gauging, therefore reducing risks for workers. The system allows for faster barge turnaround due to higher pump rates, while adjusted safe fill levels enable the tanks to be utilised to a higher degree. Also, with a failsafe overfill alarm system connected to the radar tank gauging system and overfill alarm panels located close to the groups of tanks, safety has been enhanced by another layer.  New York Terminals’ General Manager, Craig Royston said:

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“Safety is our number one priority at New York Terminals, especially as our terminal is located 20 feet from the water in the New York metropolitan area. Therefore, we continue to invest in the latest overfill prevention solutions that help to minimise risk. With its SIL 2 capability and global safety approvals, Emerson’s Rosemount 5900S 2-in-1 technology enables us to not just comply with the current regulatory requirements and guidelines, but to stay ahead of the curve.” Typically deployed within larger bulk storage applications, the 2-in-1


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technology in the Rosemount 5900S enables it to simultaneously serve as both an automatic tank gauge and an independent overfill prevention sensor, using a single antenna. This is achieved by having two separate and independent electronic units housed within the transmitter head. The potential for antenna failure is very low and all failures are detectable by the electronics. The Rosemount 5900S 2-in-1 fulfils the requirements for independent protection layers stipulated in the IEC 61511 and API 2350 standards, and its need for only one tank opening creates considerable installation savings. The gauge can be

remotely proof-tested in minutes, without affecting tank operations. This reduces labour, process downtime, and crucially overall risk to workers. The automated system allows for higher pump rates and more rapid liquid transfers, saving barge dock time and costs. Due to the increased safety and reliability, it is now possible to utilise more of the tank space by raising the maximum fill levels, which means increased revenue.  The automatic system is more accurate than manual measurements, and tank data is always available, independent of weather conditions or time of day. This eliminates the need for tank climbing

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and hand-dipping, thereby reducing operator risks. Before the radar system was implemented, unloading a barge into the terminal’s tanks required two workers in the beginning stages and three workers before finishing – one at the dock, one near the valves and one at the top of the tank. Now the company uses only one worker at the dock, and conducts tank monitoring from an office. This has saved eight man-hours per barge, and with more than 100 barges per year, this equates to a total saving of more than 800 man-hours per year.  Craig said: “Because radar tank gauging keeps workers off the tank roof and ladders, their personal safety has significantly increased, since climbing tanks can be risky. In addition to this enhanced safety, we have also experienced significant productivity improvements with the automated tank gauging system. Now we load at least 15% faster, and we can utilise more tank space by raising our maximum fill levels, therefore increasing operational efficiency.”   For more information visit www.Emerson.com/ OverfillPrevention


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TEXAS INTERNATIONAL TERMINALS ADDS ETHANOL CAPACITY Texas International Terminals, a major export terminal in Galveston, Texas has recently completed the construction and testing of an ethanol tank.

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he terminal, located three miles from the Gulf of Mexico, handles both liquid and dry bulk and the new tank adds 180,000 barrels (bbls) of ethanol storage capacity to the facility. It offers users marine, road tanker and rail tanker logistics options. It can handle Panamax vessels and ocean-going barges and has three barge berths. It also has vapour recovery technology. The terminal has 160 rail car

spots available with 11,000ft of onsite rail track and two independent rail loops for crude oil and ethanol. With regards to the terminals’ storage capacity, it can accommodate 325,000bbls and has a further 1.6MM bbls of storage capacity permitted for construction. It also offers blending options and expansion land available for total of 4.5MM bbls of storage capacity. For more information visit www.titerminals.com

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VR Refining and Plains All American Pipeline have formed a 50/50 joint venture, Midway Pipeline, which has acquired an approximately 100-mile, 16-inch Cushing to Broome pipeline system from Plains. The pipeline system connects CVR Refining’s Coffeyville, Kansas, refinery, which has a rated capacity of 115,000 barrels per calendar day, to the Cushing, Oklahoma, oil hub. Midway will contract with Plains to continue its role as operator of the pipeline. In a separate transaction, CVR Refining and Plains announced that CVR Refining has agreed to acquire the Cushing to Ellis crude oil pipeline system from Plains. The approximately 100-mile, eight and 10-inch pipeline system helps link CVR Refining’s 70,000-barrel-per-calendar-day Wynnewood, Oklahoma, refinery to Cushing. Chief Executive Officer of CVR Refining, Jack Lipinski said: “We are excited to expand CVR Refining’s logistics operations through our acquisition of the Cushing to Ellis pipeline and the Midway joint venture, which provides CVR Refining 50 percent ownership of the Cushing to Broome pipeline. These acquisitions ensure long-term access to Cushing-based crude oil for our Coffeyville and Wynnewood refineries, securing our mid-continent edge of sourcing price-advantaged crudes.” Chief Operating Officer of U.S. of Plains All American Pipeline, Willie Chiang said: “We are pleased to announce the planned asset sale with CVR and to work as partners in the strategic joint venture. These transactions are part of our previously announced asset divestiture program.” For more information visit www.plainsallamerican.com and www.cvrrefining.com

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CONTANDA

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n anticipation of increased demand for low-carbon, cleaner fuels, Contanda plans to expand its facility at Grays Harbor to store a portfolio of cleaner fuels including biodiesel, renewable diesel and ultra-low sulfur diesel. Since 2009, Contanda has safely operated a state-of-the art facility to handle bulk liquid storage and logistics at the Port of Grays Harbor. The existing facility handles methanol for industrial uses. In 2013, the company sought permits to expand the facility for other liquids, including crude oil. Ultimately, the permits were not granted, primarily because of opposition to the storage and handling of crude oil. The revised application for eight new storage tanks capable of storing 1.1 million barrels of liquid is in response to customer demand and the strong future

across the West Coast for biofuels and commodities such as ultra-lowsulfur diesel as low carbon fuel standards and carbon regulations continue to move forward. Company Chief Executive Officer, G.R. ‘Jerry’ Cardillo said: “We heard the community, met with our customers and developed a revised strategy involving the storage of clean products. With the highest commitment to safety, our neighbors and the environment, we look forward to this potential expansion which will bring jobs, tax revenue and other economic benefits to the community for the long term.” Grays Harbor’s strategic location and infrastructure are attractive to Contanda and potential customers whose products originate in the Northwest and can travel by rail to the

port to be transferred to deep-water marine vessels. The project would create as many as 100 jobs during construction and up to 20 permanent positions when operational. “The combination of deep-water shipping terminals, rail service, experienced labor and available land for development of facilities is what first attracted Contanda to the area in 2009. These attributes continue to provide an attractive development option for us as we look to expand our West Coast terminal presence,” Jerry added. The company is working closely with the City of Hoquiam and the Washington Department of Ecology on a streamlined permitting process, but does not yet have a timeline for the revised project. For more information visit at www.contanda.com

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merican Midstream Partners (AMID) has agreed to acquire certain assets of Southcross Holdings and has proposed to merge Southcross Energy Partners into a wholly owned subsidiary of AMID in two separate transactions valued at approximately $815m. As a result the partnership will have a value of $3bn. American Midstream, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lynn L. Bourdon, III said: “This transaction accelerates our transformation into a fully integrated gathering, processing and transmission company focused in select core areas. The transaction also furthers our strategy of redeploying capital into higher growth businesses along with divesting

non-core assets at attractive multiples. “The addition of the Southcross assets allows us to capture the full midstream value chain in the very prolific Eagle Ford basin. The transaction represents a unique opportunity to expand our onshore gathering, processing and transmission services, linking supplies from the economically attractive Eagle Ford shale to high demand growth markets along the Gulf Coast.” Once complete AMID will own and operate complementary and integrated midstream infrastructure representing: approximately 8,000 miles of crude, natural gas and NGL pipelines; over 2.5 bcf/d of natural gas transmission capacity; 10 processing plants with over 1.0 bcf/d of capacity; six fractionation facilities with 111,500 bbl/d of capacity; 35.7% of Delta House floating

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production facility in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, and 6.7 million barrels of above-ground liquids storage capacity. Lynn said: “Given the compelling rationale for the acquisition, we anticipate that our combined unitholders should benefit from the partnership’s increased scale, greater financial flexibility, and operational density. The integration and commercialization of the acquired assets will contribute to our growth and help establish solid distribution growth over time.” President and Chief Executive Officer of Southcross’ general partner, Bruce A. Williamson said: “This combination with American Midstream provides significant benefits to all of Southcross’ stakeholders. Private and public equity holders from both Southcross Holdings and Southcross Energy will be able to participate in a more diverse, sustainably capitalized company with units that offer immediate cash distributions and strong coverage. In addition, the revolver and term debt holders at both Southcross companies will be repaid in full at closing. We look forward to working with Lynn and his team during the transition to create value for our investors.” For more information visit www.americanmidstream.com, www.southcrossenergy.com and www.arclightcapital.com

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Enterprise Products to expand butane isomerisation facility Enterprise Products Partners L.P. plans to expand its butane isomerisation facility at its complex in Mont Belvieu, Texas. The expansion is supported by long-term agreements to provide butane isomerisation, storage and pipeline services, including a 20-year, 35,000 barrels per day (bpd) fee-based, tolling agreement. Enterprise is currently evaluating two options to expand its butane isomerisation facilities that would add up to 30,000 bpd of incremental capacity.

Enterprise is the largest commercial producer of high-purity isobutane in the U.S. The partnership has 116,000 bpd of butane isomerisation capacity at Mont Belvieu. Its isobutane system also includes approximately 13 million barrels of aggregate isom grade normal butane and high-purity isobutane salt dome storage capacity and 162 miles of distribution pipelines. Butane isomerisation is the process of converting normal butane into high-purity isobutane,

which is used as a feedstock for the petrochemical and refining industries. Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise’s general partner, A.J. ‘Jim’ Teague said: “Enterprise has been providing fee-based isomerisation services since 1981. We are pleased to announce these new long-term agreements to support another expansion of our facility. We have seen solid demand growth for high-purity isobutane by the petrochemical and refining industries. This expansion project is another example of organic growth generated by our integrated value chain serving both producers and consumers of NGLs, natural gas and crude oil.” For more information visit www.enterpriseproducts.com

LBC Tank Terminals to construct a terminal in Freeport, Texas for MEGlobal Americas LBC has finalised an agreement with MEGlobal Americas, Inc. for the design, engineering, construction, and operation of a new terminal at Oyster Creek in Freeport, Texas. The terminal will be constructed adjacent to MEGlobal’s monoethylene glycol (MEG) manufacturing plant and connected by pipeline. It will be located on property owned by MEGlobal Americas and leased to LBC Freeport Terminal LLC. LBC Freeport will be an integrated part of MEGlobal’s Supply Chain, secured

through a long-term contract and pipeline connection. The main products to be handled are monoethylene glycol and diethylene glycol. Upon receipt of the necessary regulatory permits the construction commenced in August 2017 and the terminal is planned to be operational during 2019. Regional Business President Americas, John Grimes said: “We are delighted to enter into this agreement and partner with MEGlobal Americas on this project. With over 30 years of TA NK NE WSI NTE R N ATION A L .C OM

historical experience in handling Glycols, this project opportunity fits our portfolio and investment risk models and is aligned with our business strategy to further optimize, build-out and expand our business. This project very much fits our expertise in constructing, managing and operating chemical terminals and we look forward to a successful business partnership with MEGlobal.” For more information visit www.MEGlobal.biz and www.lbctt.com


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inder Morgan has completed construction work on the Pit 11 expansion project at its Pasadena terminal, the company revealed in a press release that outlined the company’s Q4 results. It said the project is supported by long-term commitments and adds 2 million barrels of storage to the refined products storage hub that sits on the

Houston Shipping Channel. The terminal covers an area of 174 acres with tanks ranging from 5,000 to 300,000 barrels. It has one ship dock and four dedicated to barges with eight truck loading bays. It is able to handle storage of petroleum products, segregated chemicals and ethanol. The company announced the expansion work in October 2014 with the President of Kinder Morgan Terminals,

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KERRY LOGISTICS SCOOPS GLOBAL AWARDS

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erry Logistics Network Limited has been on an award-winning streak over the past few months having walked away with a number of industry accolades. It was presented with the Global Freight Solutions Provider of the Year award at the 21st Lloyd’s Loading List Global Freight Awards. Organised annually by Lloyd’s Loading List, the awards recognise companies with innovative ideas and achievements and have set a benchmark for excellence in the global freight industry. The company was also named ‘Care & Positive Work Environment of the Year’ at the Supply Chain Asia Awards 2017 in Singapore. The company was commended for its commitment to creating value for its employees through rewarding careers, an embracing workplace, and a healthy work-life balance. As the Group continues to expand, it will constantly invest in people development and recruit industry professionals as well as young talents of different cultures to build a winning team. The company’s subsidiary, Kerry Express, was named the Asia Pacific Regional E-Commerce Logistics Service Provider of the Year at the 2017 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices awards. Organised annually by global business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, the awards recognise best-in-class companies in the Asia Pacific for their outstanding achievements and performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. The results were measured by industry analysts through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify the best practices in each field. The selection of award recipients was based on a set of parameters including revenue growth, market share, leadership, and business strategy. The company also collected two wins at the Directors of the Year Awards 2017, organised by The Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD). The Board of Directors and Group Managing Director William Ma were selected as the winner in the Boards category and the Executive Directors category of the Listed Companies (SEHK - Hang Seng Indexes Constituents), respectively. Organised annually by the HKIoD and co-organised by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau of HKSAR Government, Securities and Futures Commission, and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, the Awards aim to recognise outstanding boards and directors, and to promote good corporate governance and director professionalism. The Awards this year have set as its theme ‘Belt and Road: Corporate Governance in Times of Opportunities’, which highlights the importance of good director practices for companies to cope with the new opportunities and challenges derived from the Belt and Road initiative. For more information visit www.kerrylogistics.com

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he tank container industry is now being represented by a single global organisation, following the merger of ITCO (the International Tank Container Organisation) and @TCO (the Asian Tank Container Organisation). Operating under the brand of the International Tank Container Organisation (incorporating both ITCO and @TCO), the newly merged organisation will continue to develop the programme of work that ITCO is undertaking, while also integrating and maintaining the projects that @TCO has developed over the past six years. Most of its members have accepted an invitation to join ITCO, thereby strengthening the Organisation’s profile in Asia. Due to the ITCO Tank Container Village at transport logistic China 2018

in Shanghai in May, a considerable focus of ITCO’s work in 2018 will be directed towards the Asian market. In addition to the ongoing technical and regulatory service that it provides to its Members, ITCO’s current work schedule includes a complete upgrading of the website, the publication of the annual Tank Container Fleet Survey, and the development and promotion of the Tank Container E-learning Programme. ITCO will also be organising the Tank Container Village in Shanghai in May, together with a European Meeting in September and an Asian Regional Meeting in Singapore in November. A major part of the work undertaken by @TCO has been the establishment and management of a Tank Container Depot Audit Scheme, aimed at setting a quality benchmark for tank cleaning and repair equivalent to the standards observed in

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Europe and North America. More than 25 depots have passed @TCO’s strict inspection procedures and are entitled to display the @TCO audit placard at their premises and are also invited to join ITCO as new TSP members. Commenting on the merger, ITCO President Reg Lee stated: “As the elected President of both organisations, I am delighted to be able to confirm that we have completed the merger of ITCO and @TCO into one combined organisation which will now represent the tank container industry globally. Our ITCO members can offer the safest, most cost-effective, mode of transporting bulk Liquid chemicals when operated as part of a door-to-door global logistics liquid supply chain.” For more information visit www.itco.org


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EXPANDS SERVICES & FOOTPRINT The Bertschi Group is looking forward to an exciting 2018 that will see the company expand its services and global footprint. In 2012 the company launched a globalisation strategy, based on a strong market position in Europe. As a result, more than one third of Group sales now takes place outside Europe, being responsible also for a large part of the achieved Group growth in 2017. Together with an acquisition in Belgium, Bertschi Group achieved in 2017 more than 20% turnover growth to around CHF900m. 2017 was also very challenging due to the closure of the Rhine Valley railway. After a failed tunnel excavation under the existing line, the tracks suffered deformation and blocked this main route for European freight transportation for almost two months. For Bertschi around 25% of the European turnover is directly related to services on this line. Thanks to the extraordinary effort of all employees, Bertschi was able to overcome this difficult situation.

The company has a positive outlook for 2018 and in order to ensure it can cope with the demands of its customers it plans to heavily invest in expansion projects. In mid-2017, Bertschi acquired a large industrial site in the port of Antwerp which will be reconstructed into a logistics hub for chemical products. The first phase is currently under construction - a hub for import, handling and storage of plastics from overseas. With the start of this plastics hub’s operations in only a few weeks, further planning steps are already in preparation phases. Bertschi hub in Singapore started operations in January with the doubling of its capacity for the storage of dangerous goods to 50,000 pallet positions. In the course of the year a cleaning station for tank containers will be added to the range of services of this hub offering drum filling, storage and distribution of liquid chemicals in South East Asia. Additionally, Bertschi will expand its Group container fleet by more than 2,000 units. A strong focus in 2018 will be placed on the digitalisation of the business processes. CEO and Chairman of the company, Hans-Jörg Bertschi said:

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“Digitised transparency in the logistics chains will enable us to further improve our service quality for our customers and to optimise our internal processes. The enhancement of our own software as well as its integration with digital projects of our customers and our own smart devices are in the center of the planned efforts”. The company currently employs 40 people in teams for software development. This capacity will be further increased in 2018. In response to the Group’s strong growth, two floors will be added to the company headquarters in Dürrenäsch in 2018, an office building constructed just six years ago. Hans-Jörg said: “The workforce at the headquarters has grown with over 70 new employees over the last four years. The expansion of the infrastructure will add space for the Group’s future developments. The new canteen, designed modern office spaces as well as outdoor recreational areas will make the company even more attractive for the employees.” For more information visit www.bertschi.com


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tolt-Nielsen has driven by stronger markets, increased reported demurrage revenue and improved unaudited margins. results for the Stolt Tankers reported an fourth quarter ended operating profit of $20.4m, down STRONGER November 30th, 2017. from $34.4m, mainly reflecting MARKETS Net profit the impact of lower contracts attributable to shareholders of affreightment (COA) volume in the fourth quarter was and freight rates. The quarter was $1.1m, with revenue of $506.8m, negatively impacted by Hurricane compared with a net profit attributable to Harvey, which closed the Houston ship shareholders of $18.5m, with revenue of channel, disrupted cargo operations and $513.8m, in the third quarter of 2017. affected onward voyages well into the Fourth-quarter 2017 results fourth quarter. included one-time impairments totalling Stolthaven Terminals reported an $15.3m. Net profit attributable to operating profit of $5.4m, down from $16m shareholders for 2017 was $50.3m, with in the third quarter. The current quarter revenue of $1.9bn, compared with net included an $8.4m one-time impairment of profit attributable to shareholders of assets in Stolthaven New Zealand. $113.1m, with revenue of $1.8bn, in 2016. Commenting on the company’s Stolt Tank Containers reported an outlook, CEO Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen, operating profit of $17m, up from $14.8m, said: “Our outlook for the first half of

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2018 remains essentially unchanged. We do not anticipate any substantial improvement in the chemical tanker market until 2019 when the orderbook reduces and the supply/demand balance improves. For Stolthaven Terminals, we continue to expect a modest but steady improvement in results, driven by operational improvements and better utilisation. “At Stolt Tank Containers, we expect continued strength in rates and margins. Stolt Sea Farm’s results were strong in December in line with holiday demand, but are expected to decline consistent with seasonal patterns in January and February, though prices are anticipated to remain at higher levels than in 2017.” For more information visit www.stolt-nielsen.com

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he HOYER Group is expanding the activities of its new joint venture (JV) H&H Foodlog. The JV has been active in the liquid foodstuffs transport area in Germany since November 2017, and combines the strengths of HOYER and the H&S Group to enable an optimum response to market requirements. HOYER owns 49% of the shares in H&H Foodlog, and the H&S Group has 51%. Foodlog operations of HOYER in Bulgaria and Hungary were transferred to the H&H Foodlog joint venture as of 31 December, 2017. This is a logical step to further expand the cooperation that already exists with H&S, to

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“We have already achieved a great deal in the first two months since the founding of H&H Foodlog. We look forward to further expansion of the cooperation.” pool resources and know-how, and to strengthen further the pan-European network of the two companies, both with long traditions on the market. Managing Director of H&H Foodlog, Adwin Verhoeks said: “We have already achieved a great deal in the first two months since the founding of H&H Foodlog. We look forward to further expansion of the cooperation.” Chief Executive Officer of the

HOYER and H&S extend cooperation in the bulk transport of liquid foodstuffs

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HOYER Group, Ortwin Nast said: “We are very pleased with the first results initially obtained. We are confident we have taken the right decision for a positive development of the liquid foodstuffs transport business.” The HOYER Group and the H&S Group have operated successfully in the bulk transport market for liquid foodstuffs for more than 70 years. They place the greatest importance on quality, innovation and partnership in customer relations. Shared values form the basis for constructive collaboration. For more information visit www.hoyer-group.com and www.hs-group.eu


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TALKE implements responsible care in Arabian Peninsula

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ith immediate effect, all of TALKE’s own businesses and joint ventures in the Arabian Peninsula will be entitled to use the Responsible Care logo. Within the countries belonging to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), TALKE becomes one of the first chemical logistics providers to sign up to the chemical industry’s Responsible Care initiative. A basic principle of the Responsible Care scheme is that companies should voluntarily follow stricter environmental standards than those required by local laws and regulations. The parent company, ALFRED TALKE Logistic Services, has been affiliated to the Responsible Care programme since 2009 and, for its part, was one of Germany’s very first chemical logistics providers to join the initiative. TALKE’s Director Middle East & USA, Richard Heath said: “By implementing Responsible Care standards for our activities in the Gulf, TALKE is once again leading the way in promoting safe and environmentally sustainable chemical

logistics activities. All around the world, we see responsible treatment of both people and the environment as one of the most important pillars of our business activities. Voluntary commitments such as Responsible Care and systems such as SQAS are of particular importance in the Gulf region, as the statutory provisions there do not cover all fields in detail. In addition, by participating in Responsible Care, we are aiming to raise awareness of environmental matters among other market players and customers, too.” Around two years ago, TALKE, under the leadership of Richard Heath, played a significant role in a pilot project of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) aimed at establishing SQAS standards in the Gulf. That initiative intends to create a uniform metric, also covering the Gulf region, for assessing HSSEQ performance (Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Quality) among providers of logistics services. For more information visit www.talke.com TA NK NE WSI NTE R N ATION A L .C OM

Following the merger of the separate operating entities Lionheart, Plastichem, Multilube and Warren Chem Specialities, Brenntag South Africa has officially been launched. The business includes chemical distribution and services in life science (food, nutrition, pharma and personal care), material science (plastics, rubbers, polymers and lubricants) as well as Industrial Sales and Services. President Brenntag Africa, Michael Thomson said: “The new company has a focused commercial set-up, specifically tailored to Customer Industry Sectors and leveraging on the expertise and skills of the former individual companies, ensuring that the business is strategically and operationally better positioned to realize growth. Bringing the individual companies together has allowed for the development of a customer centered approach, aided by dedicated Product Management, strengthened departments for Safety, Quality & Regulatory Affairs and more streamlined and efficient Operations functions.” Regional President Brenntag Europe West and MEA, Carl Blomme said: “The new structure is a perfect commercial organization leveraging our expertise to serve our valued customers and suppliers. It is of mutual benefit to both employees and the company. Due to our performance excellence culture, our focused organization will create an environment where individuals can develop and where we can assure delivering the best services to our business partners.” For more information visit www.brenntag.com


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LHN EXPANDS ITS ISO TANK DEPOT

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HN Limited, a real estate management and logistics services group based in Singapore, has raised HK$46.5m ($5.9m) in an international share offering to fund its expansion, which includes an ISO tank depot. Under its logistics services business, LHN provides transport services and container depot management services. It transports mainly ISO tanks, containers, base oil and bitumen, and provides container depot management services which include container surveying, on-site repair and storage of empty general purpose and refrigerated containers (reefer). LHN’s Executive Chairman and Group Managing Director, Mr Kelvin Lim said: “We are very proud

to be successfully dual listed on the Main Board of HKSE, this represents a significant milestone for our Group. We are also encouraged by the warm response shown by the investing community globally and in Hong Kong for our dual primary listing. This is a real testament to the faith in our Group’s strategic direction and growth profile.” The group plans to use the net proceeds of approximately HK$46.5m for the following purposes: approximately 60.4% for the expansion of its space optimisation business by acquiring a new property in Singapore; approximately 23.9% for acquiring a property in Singapore to operate a

“We are very proud to be successfully dual listed on the Main Board of HKSE, this represents a significant milestone for our Group.” parking yard for its logistics vehicles and ISO tank depot; approximately 4% for setting up its first operation in China; approximately 10% for general working capital purposes and approximately 1.7% for acquiring transportation equipment for its logistics services business. For more information visit www.lhngroup.com

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TH Logistics has developed an alternative stacker for tank containers that is a space-saving and sustainable alternative to conventional reach stackers. The company’s semi-automatic, PLC-regulated crane system can be remotely operated from a control room using cameras and sensors to accurately position the tanks. The system controls

lifting, positioning, stacking, retrieval and loading of ISO tank containers. LTH Logistics, General Manager, Don Tang said: “With the supplier’s anti-sway technology on the positioning of tank and human control – using touchscreen LCD – loading and unloading is much easier, safer and efficient for our customers. The system knows when to lower the hook at normal speeds, and

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when to slow the process for precision lowering and lifting. With automated positioning and locking, it won’t operate until everything is in place and secure. The machine knows when to operate, and if the lift is not safe and secure, it won’t work.” For more information visit www.lthlogistics.com


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Eurotainer selects APM in Colombia Eurotainer U.S. has selected APM Terminals as its exclusive agent for

QATAR (QP) HAS SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH sales andPETROLEUM marketing of the company’s tank container leasing services in CHIYODA CORPORATION TO CONDUCT STUDY TO Colombia. APM also represents Eurotainer in ChileAand Bolivia. APM Terminals has a solid business foundation in theINCREASE region serving IDENTIFY THE MODIFICATIONS REQUIRED TO the container industry through equipment lifecycle management, THE CAPACITY OF QATAR’S LNG TRAINS.

transportation services and cargo support. The container terminal operator has an experienced sales and customer service team with established connections to the chemical, mining, agriculture, energy, food & beverage industries that make up the largest target markets for Eurotainer. For the last 30 years, Eurotainer has been a worldwide leader of the tank container leasing industry, servicing a wide range of customers from diverse industries. As the leader in international bulk gas and liquid transportation equipment leasing, Eurotainer offers equipment for liquids, liquefied gas and cryogenic liquid gas in the most optimised, safest, state of the art equipment available. The Eurotainer fleet encompasses 30,000 tank containers and small portable tanks in 175 types and sizes. The company’s client base is global as is their office network with operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. APM Terminals works with shipping lines, importers/exporters, governments, business leaders and the entire supply chain to provide the essential port infrastructure that builds business and creates jobs for local economies. The company’s Global Terminal Network features 66 ports in 39 countries, seven new terminal projects, 16 port expansion programs, along with 165 Inland Services locations in 47 countries. For more information visit www.eurotainer.com

New tank containers for NijhofWassink

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o expand the capacity of its current fleet, the Chemical Logistics division of Nijhof-Wassink has invested in 50 new tank containers. They will primarily be used for intermodal transport between the Benelux countries and Poland. Nine trains will depart weekly from the CTT terminal in Pernis, The Netherlands, to various terminals in Poland. The tank containers are configured to guarantee further optimisation of the maximum payload, and are also bottom-operated to avoid working at height. For more information visit www.nijhof-wassink.com

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renntag has celebrated the official hand-over of the keys to its new company headquarters in Essen, Germany - House of Elements. Chief Executive Officer of Brenntag AG, Steve Holland said: “The new building provided Brenntag with an opportunity to design the House of Elements according to its own requirements. We’ve made good use of this: the result is a representative, forward-looking and sustainable company headquarters that offers our employees an attractive, modern working environment. We’ll continue to successfully advance

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our company’s development in this shared location. The excellent, close collaboration of all those involved in the project has enabled it to be implemented on schedule. My special thanks go to everyone involved.” The new building has a floor area of around 20,700 square metres and can accommodate up to 650 employees. The integrated underground car park has 246 spaces. The building has a comb-shaped floor plan with a central area and four sections arranged at right angles. The entrance on the corner of Messeallee/ Straßburger Straße has been extended to include a double-height lobby. As well

as a conference zone and an employee restaurant, the ground floor also houses the Life Science Application Centre, equipped to the latest standards, where Brenntag develops and tests food and cosmetics applications. Steve said: “In Essen, we’ve found an attractive economic location and a network of numerous world-class international companies, in which Brenntag is very much at home. We’re looking forward to this new chapter in our corporate history.” For more information visit www.brenntag.com

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LNG Tank Container Market research published

NEW LNG TANK CONTAINER REPORT A new report has been released that looks at the LNG Tank Container Market. The report named LNG Tank Container Market Report has been released by Market Reports World. It provides a proficient analysis on the current state of the industry and focuses on the key players, types and applications of the LNG tank container industry. The report also includes granular analysis of

the market share, geographic regions and revenue forecasts and of the LNG tank container market. Tank containers for LNG enable the global LNG trade and help deliver energy to regions that need it. There are many standards in the design of the LNG tank container, such as EC Directive PED 97/23EC, AD 2000, EN 13458., ASME, ADR, CSC, DNV Codes ASME/DOT, RID, IMDG, ISO, and TPED. For more information visit www.marketreportsworld.com

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he newly launched LNG Tank Container Market Research report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, market status and industry chain structure. An analysis is provided for the international market including development history, competitive landscape analysis, and major regions’ development status.

LNG Tank Container market potential is analysed for each geographical region based on the growth rate, macroeconomic parameters, consumer buying patterns, demand and present scenarios in LNG Tank Container industry. To determine the LNG Tank Container market size the report considers the revenue generated by different vendors through the sales of LNG container services to oil and gas extraction industrial companies for carrying LNG between various regions.

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Leschaco strengthening and expanding its global presence

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fter opening offices in the U.S. and Asia, Leschaco is now expanding its presence in Europe. The group of companies is now providing its clients with a locally-based service via Leschaco France SARL, located in Paris. The company also plans to open an office in Valencia, Spain. Leschaco Group Owner and CEO, Jörg Conrad said: “France and Spain are among the European logistics growth markets and offer a lot of future potential. Against this background, the strengthening of our own local presence is a consistent step in our global expansion strategy. Furthermore, we are better able to meet the needs of our customers with own subsidiaries in France and Spain.” Leschaco - as a member of the strategic alliance EURTEAM – was previously represented by agents in France and Spain. In 2017 Leschaco became main shareholder of the Joint Venture Global Saga Leschaco Pvt. Ltd and now operates under the name Leschaco India Pvt. Ltd. Managing Partner of Leschaco India Pvt., T.K. Ram said: “The new company name underlines our business targets based on sustainable growth in the strong association within the internationally successful Leschaco group with approximately 2,500 employees.” Jörg added: “The new name of the company is also an expression of the further development of our products and services as well as the perception of the Leschaco brand.” For more information visit www.leschaco.com

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GKE INVESTS IN NEW JV, G-CHEM LOGISTICS The GKE Corporation Limited has invested in a joint venture company, G-Chem Logistics with Kleio One-Solution, to carry out hazardous chemicals warehousing and logistics services for packed products, laden ISO Tanks and chemical drumming. This investment will further expand the Group’s specialised chemical services to handle and store hazardous chemicals to packed products, ISO Tanks and chemical drumming. The Group is paying S$300,000 for 65% of G-Chem, while Kleio will own the remaining 35% for approximately S$160,000. The funds will be used to fund the purchase of four units of explosion-proof pallet drum filling machines for its business activities, and working capital. G-Chem will operate out of one of GKE’s warehouse premises located with the day-to-day management and operation to be managed by Mr Lin Duanliang. In addition, G-Chem will enter into a licence agreement with the Group for the use of warehouse space and pay a monthly management fee to the Group. Chief Executive Officer of GKE, Mr Neo Cheow Hui said: “This joint venture will further strengthen the Group’s hazardous chemical storage and logistics capabilities – broadens our range of services and transforms the Group into a one-stop integrated chemical storage and logistics service provider to serve both the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors in Singapore. We believe the horizontal expansion within the specialised chemicals space will augment growth in our core warehousing and logistics business.” For more information visit www.gke.com.sg

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Trifleet Trifleet Leasing, the world’s largest owner-managed tank container leasing company, is working to build a significant cryogenic container fleet and is offering a full range of related services. Twenty 40ft tank containers with a volume of 46,000 litres and have been ordered as a first batch for the planned 2018 investments. The new business will be headed by Jaap Kuijpers Wentink. Both Trifleet and Jaap have around 25 years of expertise each: Trifleet as a well-established tank container lessor, and Jaap as an expert in the cryogenic business. With new cryogenic tank containers that focus on LNG, Trifleet continues its sustainable business path and invests in the developing LNG market. The cryogenic business will offer state-of-the-art tanks, but also related services, such as cryogenic pumps, hoses, installation systems and technical advice; all based on the existing infrastructure, processes and expertise of the well-established

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Trifleet business. It is the stable foothold of Trifleet combined with Kuijpers Wentink’s expertise that provides the new cryogenic business with the ability to determine and develop superiorly designed tanks with detailed technical specifications to enable operational advantages for customers. The design and manufacturing of the tank containers have been commissioned to Cryovat in the Netherlands and GasCon in South Africa. The first 40ft containers for LNG will be available for leasing within the first quarter of 2018. The Trifleet technical team is trained to work with LNG tank containers and will have the respective global certification by the time the first tanks are leased out. Managing Director of Trifleet Leasing, Philip van Rooijen said: “We are combining Trifleet’s 25 years of expertise in tank containers with Jaap Kuijpers Wentink’s 25 years of cryogenic experience. Our new cryogenic business is off to a powerful start, with a substantial number of superior tanks and deep cryogenic insights, based on the well-established and structured Trifleet organization.” Director Cryogenics of Trifleet Leasing, Jaap Kuijpers Wentink said:

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“Building up the cryogenic business at Trifleet is like moving forward with the energy and flexibility of a startup that has the stability and professionalism of an established market player. This is the perfect match for bringing the best cryogenic tanks and services to our LNG customers.” Prior to joining Trifleet, Jaap was Managing Director at the Crynorm Group, a manufacturer of LNG integrated systems such as tank systems, LNG/CNG truck fueling stations, LNG Liquefaction plants, LNG bunkering systems, Marine LNG fuel systems, and vapourisers; all of which were cryogenic-related. Before that he worked as Managing Director at tank lessor Cryotainer. He started his career as Manager Chemistry at Linde Gas, part of the Linde Group. With this background, he brings a wealth of experience in the cryogenic business as well as in the cryogenic tank container and services business, to Trifleet. For more information visit www.trifleet.com


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dyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation’s subsidiary Linden Bulk Transportation has expanded its bulk transportation footprint in Joliet, Illinois. The new location positions Odyssey to offer its customers additional capacity and services in the greater Chicago and Midwest region. “Expanding our footprint and adding to our fleet addresses the capacity shortage issue that’s affecting the entire shipping industry,” said Michael Salz, Chief Operating Officer of Linden Bulk Transportation. “Additional capacity in this area is a huge benefit to our clients and helps increase our productivity by significantly increasing our loaded miles. This also positions us for organic job growth by adding more drivers.”

Strategically located in Joliet, Illinois, the facility provides easy access to all major roadways and railways throughout the region that feed into national routes. As a part of the expansion, Odyssey is adding new tractors and trailers, as well as relocating current equipment from other regions of the country to supplement the new site. The Joliet location will be an expansion of Linden’s growing network and will use the onsite services of Quala, a provider of industrial container cleaning services, including tank trailer, ISO Container, railcar and IBC cleaning. Odyssey’s bulk transportation businesses provide safe, reliable and cost-effective service for over the road tank truck, ISO tank for domestic and international shipments, and rail transfer services. As a single-source solution for

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North American distribution needs, Odyssey leverages its extensive network to provide its clients with competitive pricing and dependable services. Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation is a global logistics solutions provider with freight network of over $2bn. Odyssey’s services include intermodal services, trucking services, managed services, international transportation management and consulting. With operations in North America, Europe and Asia, Odyssey operates in all modes of transport with TL/LTL trucking, containership, rail, air, and bulk transport including bulk truck, ISO Tank, railcar and tanker, as well as food-grade product lines. For more information visit www.odysseylogistics.com


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Abbey Logistics Microlise Telematics to help boost efficiency

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bbey Logistics Group is about their own performance. deploying a Microlise The DPM app also gives drivers a view of their performance fleet management compared to others in their team, telematics providing the option to motivate solution to 350 tractors each other through league tables and 300 tanker trailers in VISIBILITY and incentives. Abbey Logistics’ its fleet. WE NEED management will also be able Microlise Fleet to identify areas for improvement Performance will provide and manage by exception, Abbey Logistics with delivering targeted driver debriefs real-time visibility of its fleet and and training. help it to improve driver performance The full suite of Fleet Performance and safety; while reducing fuel costs and reports will also be available via the Microlise environmental impact. It will replace web portal, giving detailed information three different tracking systems currently about the fleet operation to enable the being used in the business as a result of Abbey Logistics team to understand where contract wins and an acquisition. improvements can be made. Driver performance metrics will In addition, Abbey Logistics be available via the Microlise Driver will also be implementing Microlise Performance Management (DPM) app Remote Digital Tachograph Download, that Abbey’s drivers can download. which automates the collection of DPM is designed to empower drivers drivers’ hours on a regular basis, no to improve with easy access to insights

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matter where the vehicle is. Abbey Logistics Group CEO, Steve Granite said: “The deployment of Microlise Fleet Performance will give us the visibility we need to make effective improvements quickly. We are also hoping to free up management time by removing many manual processes and focusing our resources where they are needed. All of this is aimed at delivering the best service for our customers.” Microlise Chief Executive Officer, Nadeem Raza said: “There is great energy and enthusiasm at Abbey Logistics, along with an excellent company culture. The success it is seeing as a business is no accident. We’re pleased to be supporting the operations team with a telematics product to help identify and enact efficiency improvements.” For more information visit www.abbeylogisticsgroup.com


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lobal logistics and supply chain specialist Suttons was allowed a sneak preview of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge in the U.K. ahead of its opening. The Widnes based company took the opportunity to take one of its new Euro-6C 6x2 Volvo tractor units for a drive across the bridge, part of The Mersey Gateway Project which covers

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over nine kilometres of road improvements across Halton. Three generations of Suttons were represented with a Morris Flatbed which dates back to the 1920s and a vehicle with Union Flag Livery to honour the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 joining the new Volvo on its special trip. Suttons Group will be one of the largest users of the Mersey Gateway and Suttons Group CEO, John Sutton said: “More than 55 years ago, Suttons vehicles

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were amongst the first to cross the existing Silver Jubilee Bridge. Now our trucks are once again leading the way, proudly crossing the new Mersey Gateway with the latest vehicle, which forms part of a £17m investment to improve and grow the fleet. “With our head office and main depot in Widnes we are expecting to make around 30,000 crossings every year. The opening of the new bridge will hopefully remove the congestion this region has suffered from over the last few years.” Suttons operates in the U.K. with a fleet of more than 500 vehicles focused on the chemicals, gas and fuel sectors and internationally with key business centres in New Jersey, Houston, Chicago, Widnes, Antwerp, Ludwigshafen, Kuantan, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo and Khobar.

For more information visit www.suttonsgroup.com

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WABCO acquires remaining interest in South African partnership to expand in growth across Sub-Saharan Africa

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ABCO Holdings Inc., WABCO has operated in South a global supplier of Africa through a formal partnership technologies and services with Sturrock and Robson since 1995, but that improve the safety, the relationship between the companies efficiency and connectivity of commercial goes back nearly 40 years. In that time vehicles, has acquired the remaining it has established a leadership 51% interest of its South African position in the country’s partnership with Sturrock and commercial vehicle market Robson Industries, Pty Ltd. and a reputation for quality GROWTH Following the close of among local and international IN AFRICA the transaction, WABCO will commercial vehicle OEMs create a wholly-owned WABCO region-wide. business - WABCO South Africa. WABCO’s President Trailer, The move will enable WABCO to Aftermarket & Off Highway Division, introduce its extended global portfolio, Nick Rens said: “WABCO’s customers including its recently acquired product in South Africa and neighbouring countries lines, to the Sub-Saharan region through already include the region’s top five trailer WABCO South Africa’s wholly-owned manufacturers, a strong aftermarket network distribution centre near Johannesburg and a wide range of commercial vehicle as well as further improving its proximity OEMs. With more than 25 years of local to customers in the region as a whole. experience, a strong leadership team and WABCO’s portfolio includes systems now a fully owned operation, WABCO is for advanced driver assistance, braking, positioned as a highly attractive partner stability control, suspension, transmission to these big players as they seek to grow automation and aerodynamics. their own businesses in the Sub-Saharan

markets. The transition from a partnership to a wholly-owned operation in South Africa underpins our strategic plan to consolidate WABCO’s presence across the African continent and leverage the many opportunities in those markets. WABCO now serves the whole of Africa via wholly-owned operations, providing global resources and local expertise to both local and international customers, including fleet operators, enabling continued growth in the region.” WABCO South Africa has its head office as well as a distribution, assembly and vehicle testing facility in Germiston, near Johannesburg. The organisation will be integrated into WABCO’s Trailer Systems, Off-Highway and Aftermarket Division. Its management team, led by South African Team Leader, Enoch Silcock remains unchanged. A total of 46 new staff members will join WABCO as part of the transition. For more information visit  www.wabco-auto.com

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elgium’s DBT Bulkvervoer in Nieuwmoer and Nijhof-Wassink’s Feed Logistics division have joined forces to transport feed. General Manager Feed Logistics Nijhof-Wassink, Martin Schoemaker said: “Our Feed Logistics division wishes to further expand in the Benelux region without losing our client focus. Thanks to this strategic collaboration

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with DBT Bulkvervoer, we are expanding the number of locations, available fleet and knowledge of the local market even further. With our strategic partners this allows for even quicker and more flexible deliveries.” DBT Bulkvervoer handles transport for the agricultural sector in Belgium, Luxembourg and France. Nijhof-Wassink has a vast transport network for animal feed and raw materials in the Netherlands,

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Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Poland and the surrounding border areas. Director of DBT Bulkvervoer, Herman Delcroix said: “Nijhof-Wassink perfectly suits our working methods and vision on how we wish to proceed with clients. Both companies wish to offer their clients the most optimum service.” For more information visit www.nijhof-wassink.com


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SAP S/4HANA DOWNSTREAM DEVELOPED BY IMPLICO

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SAP S/4HANA is making its mark in the downstream industry. SAP‘s new solutions for the oil and gas industry is now available with a full range of features. SAP’s integrated in-memory database technology and the new denormalisation procedure accelerate data processing considerably, providing the basis for digital transformation. Although these new SAP solutions can only now be fully utilised, the Implico Group already has a globally unmatched wealth of expertise in this area. As a long-term development partner of SAP, the Hamburg-based consultancy company has developed the official SAP solutions for Secondary Distribution Management as an add-on and has already supported multiple pilot projects on several continents. The complete solution is named SAP S/4HANA Oil & Gas for Secondary Distribution Management. It supports the entire order-to-cash process for downstream companies, and SAP has just launched the latest release. For operators of service station networks, there is also SAP S/4HANA Oil & Gas for Retail Fuel Network Operations which, in addition to the SAP solution for Secondary Distribution Management (SDM), provides all specific functionality for service station

volumes of data and enabling innovative new process workflows. The new solutions also use an innovative data storage procedure called denormalisation. Instead of initially assigning individual data by business operators in a standardised SAP application. As activity as was previously the case, the data is the solution architect and developer of these now simply written to a table unsorted – and SAP products, Implico understands every last is only sorted when a query is submitted. detail of these solutions. Many customers have This technology speeds up workflows taken advantage of this expertise and, with considerably, for instance when entering the help of the consulting company‘s extensive business processes. The new specialists, are realising projects in solutions also enable real-time Europe, North America and Africa. business analysis for the first time. Managing Partner “We are delighted that the REAL-TIME responsible for the SAP SAP S/4HANA solutions for the BUSINESS business at Implico, Torsten downstream industry are now ANALYSIS Peter said: “SAP S/4HANA officially available,” said Torsten. represents a quantum leap “We will soon start completing our for digital transformation in first projects for customers looking the downstream industry. Data to make the most of digitalization and can now be processed almost 300 times the new opportunities it creates. The ways faster than before. In particular, this creates in which this new SAP S/4HANA technology entirely new management, transparency, will change the downstream business and loyalty management and business process make it faster and more transparent will automation opportunities for companies become apparent in practice. New loyalty carrying out large volumes of transactions.” management possibilities and services mean What makes SAP S/4HANA so special that customers of downstream companies will also notice these changes.” is its in-memory technology. All of the data that needs to be routinely accessed by the For more information visit solutions is directly available in the RAM, www.implico.com facilitating lightning-fast analysis of large TA NK NE WSI NTE R N ATION A L .C OM


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uma Energy has concluded an agreement with the Chishti Group to acquire 51% interest in Admore Gas Pvt. Ltd (Admore). The new company will be called Puma Energy Pakistan (Private) Ltd. The acquisition forms part of Puma Energy’s global strategy of investing in fast-growing markets with a high demand for oil products. Thus offering the opportunity to improve local infrastructure, provide supply security and world-class retail propositions to local consumers. Puma’s joint venture partner has a significant retail network of over 470 sites nationwide. The acquisition

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will bring Puma Energy’s branded retail sites, lubricants, convenience stores and quality fuel product range to the Pakistan market. This follows Puma Energy’s previous investment in Africa, SE Asia and Latin America. Puma Energy’s CEO, Pierre Eladari said: “As Pakistan is on a firm growth trajectory; growth which will place increasing demands on the downstream oil sector, it was a natural progression for Puma Energy to expand into the region as our proven business model can deliver value to customers and shareholders alike. Our development in retail will be underpinned by a significant investment programme, in order to develop best-in-class supply

We have been greatly impressed by the Pakistan market, the strength of our new strategic asset base, its customer portfolio and the potential that can be realised.

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chain infrastructure in-country, ensuring the future needs of our retail business partners and public customers can be met. Together with our new partner, we intend to play an important role in the future development of the industry in Pakistan, working closely with our new stakeholders in government, business and the public.” General Manager of the joint venture, David Holden said: “We have been greatly impressed by the Pakistan market, the strength of our new strategic asset base, its customer portfolio and the potential that can be realised. We believe we can bring further benefits with our global expertise in retail, logistics and our ability to ensure reliable and secure supply of high quality fuels to our customers.”

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PRAXAIR NE W P R A X A IR C ON T R A C T F OR S U T T ON S

Suttons has secured a new contract with Praxair, the third largest industrial gases company in the world. The five-year deal sees Suttons delivering CO2 for the company to its customers across the U.K. from sites in Billingham and Wilton in Teesside and Tilbury in Essex.

The contract extension builds on a 13-year relationship with Suttons and includes telemetry management for Praxair as part of this latest agreement. Suttons Tankers Managing Director, Michael Cundy said: “This is already a hugely successful long-term partnership and we’re thrilled Praxair wanted to renew the contract 18 months early. “They recognise our shared commitment to safety and service performance as a key factor to continuing our successful partnership.” Praxair’s Head of Commercial & Supply Chain U.K., Mark Patterson said: “Working in partnership with Suttons gives Praxair a number of advantages in the market including flexibility which enables us to respond to our customers’ changing needs. “Our strong relationship with Suttons further builds on our aligned values of safety, service and flexibility. Suttons’ reputation for these values is well regarded in the industry and, as has already been proven, we are a natural partner to further develop these core values.” Suttons operates in the UK with a fleet of more than 500 vehicles focused on the chemicals, gas and fuel sectors and internationally with key business centres in New Jersey, Houston, Chicago, Widnes, Antwerp, Ludwigshafen, Kuantan, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo and Khobar. For more information visit www.suttonsgroup.com and www.praxair.com 

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or a firm that has been in existence for more than 20 years, TCL Tankers has certainly not taken its foot off the pedal when it comes to growth and progression. Here Director Mick Smith speaks to Tank News International’s Emma Ardley-Batt about the company’s growth plans and how it ensures it delivers the best service to its clients. Based in Garforth near Leeds in Yorkshire, TCL has always been a growth-focused company but, when it was acquired by Glasgow-based Turner Group nine years ago, the company’s growth started to skyrocket. The company, although by no means small, sees itself as a ‘challenger’ brand to the larger players in the U.K. market. With a fleet of nearly 300 tankers, including vehicles that can handle waste, chemicals, fuel, milk, edible oils and bitumen, TCL’s growth has been highly impressive, adding 20 to 25 vehicles a year. In 2017, for example, the company invested around £2m in its fleet. That growth continues with the company’s latest purchase of two ADR Tipping Tankers suitable for Industrial Hazardous waste, both tanks are of 30,000 litres capacity and come complete with liquid ring pumps. TCL’s business model is fairly simple, the company owns and maintains tankers and their clients rent them on either a short or long-term basis. Michael aid: “Short Term Rental with TCL is quick and simple to arrange and provides you with maximum flexibility. Whether you need a tanker for a week or longer, we can meet your temporary, seasonal or new business requirements.” Some of the benefits of Rental with TCL include: 3 Predictability: we give you known costs over your rental period to give you confidence when tendering or business planning 3 Adaptability: our rental period can match your contract timings 3 Suitability: we can provide bespoke design and build specifications to meet your industry requirements 3 Desirability: our high capital investment programme allows us to provide a pipeline of new-build equipment 3 Stability: we have the financial backing of the Turner Group As well as offering a range of tanker options, TCL also prides itself on the service it offers to its clients. Service, replacement parts and repairs are offered from its base, along with the expertise of an experienced staff, delivering real TLC. For more information visit www.tcl-tankers.com

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ROAD TANKER RESEARCH 360 MARKET UPDATES

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piece of research that looks at the oil tank truck in global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa has been released by 360 market Updates.

The report categorises the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application. Manufacturers covered include: Paragon, Oilmen’s, Dongfeng,

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Sinotruk, Mann Tek, CSCTRUCK, FOTON, FAW, ISUZU, JSGS ENGINEERING and Zhongtong Automobile. Regions include: North America (USA, Canada and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia), South America and Middle East and Africa. Market Segment include: stainless steel tank trucks and aluminium tank truck. Applications segmentation includes: gasoline, diesel and crude oil. For more information visit www.360marketupdates.com

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Brenntag Quimitécnica

Brenntag, a global market leader in chemical distribution, has signed an agreement to acquire Quimitécnica, a service provider with a strong focus on offering a wide range of chemical products, blends, logistics and storage services to various industrial business segments in Portugal, the North of Spain and several African countries. Member of the Board of Management of Brenntag Group and CEO Brenntag Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Karsten Beckmann said: “The acquisition of Quimitécnica is an excellent strategic fit to Brenntag’s existing distribution activities in Iberia as we gain access to key customer industries in Portugal and in the area of North of Spain. We thus expand our value-added service offerings to our regional customers and suppliers.” Quimitécnica has a strong position in the markets for industrial chemicals, water treatment, pulp and paper and specialty chemicals. Brenntag Group’s Managing Director Mergers & Acquisitions, Anthony Gerace said: “With a wide product range targeting various industry segments and six strategically located sites offering customized logistics services and inventory management, Quimitécnica serves as an excellent platform to expand and diversify our distribution activities in Portugal and Spain.” The acquired business generated sales of €37m in the financial year 2016. Closing of the transaction is subject to certain contractual closing conditions and regulatory approvals and is expected to occur in the course of the next weeks. For more information visit www.brenntag.com

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RUBIS POISED TO ACQUIRE EG RETAIL – DISTRIBUTION AND LOGISTICS SERVICES

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ubis is set to purchase from EG Retail (France) SAS, (previously EFR France) its fuel distribution business based in Corsica as well as the associated logistics. TG Group is a specialist fuel marketer that delivers across Europe and has a network of 2,700 fuelling stations generating a turnover of €6bn.

The acquisition includes market distribution rights in Corsica operating currently under the BP brand, through 17 distributor agreements offering Rubis the leading market position with a 64 petrol gas stations; share transfer of 21.5% of DPLC - the company controlling the Ajaccio and Bastia depots bringing Rubis’ holding at 75% and the “Go the easy way” Corsica petrol card customers. The petrol gas stations network will gradually shift to ViTO©, Rubis Corsica’s visual identity by the end of the transition period. For more information visit www.rubis.fr

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Den Hartogh sustainability award

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en Hartogh Trucking BV has become the latest recipient of the Ecostars certificate for sustainable transport and has been awarded the maximum five Goldstars. To receive this certificate the company was audited, the summary in the audit report states: “It is clear that Den Hartogh Trucking BV focuses on clean transport and is aware of the influence it has on a cleaner living environment in the Rotterdam region”. The audit addressed, among other things, the fleet composition (100% 5 stars), fuel management, developing driving skills, vehicle selection and preventive maintenance, and support systems. The company received high scores for these subjects. The recommendations in the audit report offer Den Hartogh possibilities

to continue to encourage economic driving behaviour and with it lower fuel consumption. The Ecostars programme is a European qualification system for sustainable transporters of freight and people, in which cities and regions can participate. The European project stopped in May 2014, but was continued by the Rotterdam municipality. The certificate lets Den Hartogh demonstrate to its customers that it operates in a clean and sustainable way and it can have a positive influence when tendering. More information on the Ecostars can be found here: https:// ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/ projects/en/projects/ecostars For more information visit www.denhartogh.com

Rogers Petroleum purchases Arrow Gas & Oil

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ogers Petroleum has acquired Arrow Gas & Oil, Inc. The acquisition will see the Tennessee-based petroleum distributor distribute more than 155 million gallons of fuel per year to customers in the Southeast of the region. Rogers Petroleum CEO, Chris Liposky told local media: “For Rogers Petroleum, this was a strategic choice and continues our focus on the area of fuel distribution. Arrow has good people and good assets that will make great additions to our organization. There are some real synergies there.” The company’s President, John Yeager said:

“Their expertise will benefit our company and our customers. This marriage increases all segments of our business – commercial, agricultural, dealers and brings the Sunoco brand to Rogers Petroleum.” Duane Goin, who founded Arrow, will take on the role of Vice President of Business Development for Rogers. He said: “We are very excited about partnering up. It’s an opportunity to go to the next level with Rogers. This places us at the front of the commercial market in the region, and it’s a great opportunity for growth. We will take care of the customer 24 hours a day, seven days a week.” For more information visit www.rogerspetro.com TA NK NE WSI NTE R N ATION A L .C OM


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ROAD TANKER STATIC Earthing PROTECTION THE LOADING AND UNLOADING OF ROAD TANKERS WITH FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE PRODUCTS, PRESENTS ONE OF THE MOST SERIOUS FIRE AND EXPLOSION RISKS FOR SITE OPERATIONS WITHIN THE HAZARDOUS PROCESS INDUSTRIES.

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study conducted by the API in 1967 identified static discharges as being responsible for over 60 incidents in road tanker loading operations demonstrating just how long this potential threat has been acknowledged. The natural presence of static electricity in product transfer operations, combined with its associated ignition hazards, ensures that regulators take static control precautions for road tankers very seriously.

Static electricity and road tanker product transfer operations. Powders and liquids with low electrical conductivities are the prime sources of static charge generation because their electrical properties do not easily permit the transfer of excess charges. Instead, non-conductive and semi-conductive liquids and powders retain and accumulate charges after they make contact with conductive objects. The most common interface for charging of non-conductive

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and semi-conductive product is contact with metal plant equipment including pipes, filters, pumps, valves, barrels, IBCs, mixers, blenders and agitators. When the electrostatically charged liquid (or powder) is deposited into a container like a barrel, IBC, or road tanker charging of the container will occur if there is nowhere else for the charges to go. In this situation the charges are “static”, accumulate on the surface of the container and set up a potential difference with respect to earth. Over a short time period (less than 20 seconds) potentials in excess of 50,000 volts can be induced on a road tanker’s container when it is being filled at normal flow rates with a product that is electrostatically charged. The magnitude of the voltage induced is directly proportional to the quantity of charges making contact with the container. This voltage represents the ignition source and the potential energy available for discharge via a static spark at voltage levels of 50 kV can, for a typical road tanker, be in excess of 1250 mJ. The vast majority of flammable vapours and combustible dusts can be ignited at these energy levels. For sparking to occur in road tanker product transfer operations, other conductive objects must come into close proximity with the charged container of the road tanker. Examples of conductive “objects” include the fill pipe entering the opening on the top of the container, fall prevention systems like folding stairs, and drivers or operators working around the road tanker. The charges on the road tanker’s container attract opposite charges to the


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Fig. 1 Levels of voltage generated on a road tanker, by an electrostatically charged liquid at approved flow rates.

surface of the object and rapidly create an electric field between their respective surfaces. It is the strength of this electric field that causes the “breakdown” of the air between the container and the object. When the air is “broken down” a conductive path for the excess charges to rapidly discharge themselves is created, leading to a static spark discharge. If a combustible atmosphere is present in this space, ignition of the atmosphere is very probable. Under ambient conditions an average field strength of 30 kilo-volts is capable of causing the electrical breakdown of air over a spark gap of 2 cm.

Standards and recommended practice governing the static control of road tanker product transfers. As outlined earlier, regulators are extremely cautious about the ignition hazards presented by static electricity in road tanker product transfer operations. Three standards, in particular, provide clear guidance on what precautions should be taken. NFPA 77, API RP 2003 and IEC 60079-32 state that earthing (grounding) of the road tanker should be the first procedure carried out in the transfer process. Grounding effectively creates an electrical circuit that connects the road tanker to the Earth and it is this connection to earth which prevents static charges accumulating on the road

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Fig 2. Potential minimum ignition energies present on road tankers based on the time period of road tanker filling operations.

verify if the ground connection to the tanker’s container. The reason the charges road tanker is complete before loading or can transfer from the road tanker to unloading is initiated. The precautionary earth is because the Earth has an infinite guidance regarding the grounding of capacity to absorb and redistribute road tankers in IEC 60079-32 reflects the static charges, with the positive effect IEC’s stated goal of providing the latest of removing the ignition source from a state of the art guidance.  It states that potentially combustible atmosphere. the “earth cable” earthing the road tanker The electrical resistance of this should be part of a static grounding circuit from the road tanker to the “earth system that continuously monitors the source” (or “grounding point”) which resistance between the road tanker and is in contact with the earth, is a key the designated grounding point located performance indicator of the entire on the loading gantry. It states grounding circuit’s capacity to that the grounding system provide a secure and safe should be interlocked with product transfer operation. the transfer system to shut NFPA 77 and API RP 2003 EARTHING down the product transfer state the resistance in a SYSTEMS operation if this resistance healthy metal circuit should exceeds 10 ohms. It also states never exceed 10 ohms, that the grounding system therefore the entire circuit should be capable of recognising between the truck and grounding when it is not connected to the chassis/ point should be measured and be equal tank of the road tanker. This ensures that to, or less than, 10 ohms. If a resistance situations where the tank of the road above 10 ohms is measured this will tanker is not connected to the grounding indicate problems with parts of the system, for example, where an operator grounding circuit including the road could connect the clamp to an isolated tanker connection, the earth source metal mud-guard or wheel-nut, will not connection or the condition of the result in a permissive condition for the conductor cable. transfer operation, thereby eliminating Road tanker earthing systems. the risk of electrostatic charging of the The standards state that an earthing road tanker. (grounding) system, which can measure Dedicated tank truck grounding and monitor resistance in the grounding system which continuously monitors circuit, can be utilised. The system should the connection to the tank truck and the TA NK NE WSI NTE R N ATION A L .C OM


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site’s verified grounding point. Road Tanker Recognition. Because resistance monitoring systems An additional recommendation operate when connected to conductive in NFPA 77 and API RP 2003 calls for metal objects, additional features can interlocking the feed system (e.g. pump) enhance the protection of drivers, with the grounding system so that if product and equipment.  A “road tanker the grounding system is not connected recognition” feature can be utilised to to the road tanker, product cannot be ensure that drivers can only operate the transferred. This will ensure that electrostatically charged product cannot enter feed system when the grounding system or leave the road tanker when the road detects it is connected to a road tanker. A tanker has no grounding protection in system like the Earth-Rite RTR will analyse place. In general, interlocked grounding the capacitance of the road tanker as systems will complete the grounding part of the grounding circuit. If the circuit when the driver connects the capacitance presented is in the normal clamp of the grounding system to the range for road tankers (1 nano farad or road tanker and the system sees a circuit 1 x 10-9 farads), the grounding system resistance of 10 ohms or less. will recognise that it has made a positive Although the standards connection to a road tanker. recommend a monitored resistance of 10 From the site operator’s ohms, there are many grounding systems perspective, this eliminates the risk of on the market today that monitor well drivers unknowingly connecting in excess of this level. While it may the grounding clamp to parts be claimed that these systems of the truck chassis that are are capable of dissipating electrically isolated from static charges the capacity the truck’s container. This ELIMINATING of a system to monitor at 10 isolation may be due to RISK ohms, not only provides an original design oversight like opportunity to demonstrate isolated mud guards or paint compliance with internationally coatings insulating conductive recognised recommended practice, it parts like truck light enclosures also means that hazardous area operators from the chassis. In addition drivers have know the system’s grounding clamp is been known to attach the grounding making a secure and reliable connection system’s clamp to the loading rack in to the road tanker, every time a product order to obtain a permissive state for the transfer is carried out. Grounding clamps feed system to “speed up” the transfer. should be designed to penetrate paint So while a permissive state for the feed coatings, rust and general dirt build up as system can be obtained with a standard they are very effective at impeding secure resistance based monitoring system it electrical contact with the conductive does not necessarily mean the grounding metal of the road tanker. clamp is electrically connected to the Additionally, the grounding system road tanker’s container. Specifying a must be capable of detecting minute grounding system with a road tanker changes in resistance when the transfer recognition feature ensures the road is underway and should not allow a high tanker is safely grounded before drivers degree of change in resistance before are in a position to begin filling it with shutting down the pump or alerting product. Once the system has verified it is personnel. As soon as a resistance above connected to a road tanker it should then 10 ohms is present in the grounding circuit, monitor the road tanker’s connection to the grounding system should be capable the grounding point to 10 ohms or less. of detecting this change and take control The Earth Source. of the feed into the road tanker. Systems When a road tanker grounding system that permit resistances higher than 10 is installed it is assumed that the earth ohms have a greater degree of difficulty source (e.g. buried ground electrode) in detecting changes in the health and to which the system is connected has condition of the grounding circuit.

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been independently verified as having a low resistance connection to earth. This connection is the foundation for secure and safe transfers and it is incumbent on the site operator to conduct seasonal “Fall of Potential” tests to ensure these ground connections do not deteriorate due to changes in soil composition, soil resistivity or corrosion of the ground electrode. In winter, ground temperatures can reduce dramatically and cause an exponential increase in soil resistance levels. For the ground electrode these temperatures can have a significant impact on its contact resistance with the soil potentially impeding the transfer of static charging currents. Standard grounding systems are not designed to verify this connection; however, the patented Earth-Rite RTR can remove this uncertainty. This system has a unique feature which verifies that it is connected to a grounding point which is capable of safely dissipating static charges to ground. In combination with road tanker recognition capability, this static “ground verification function” ensures that two vital connections in the grounding process are securely made before product is allowed to enter or leave the vehicle. When both of these connections are confirmed, the system will continuously monitor the resistance of these connections at 10 ohms (or less) for the duration of the transfer process. Should either connection be opened during the transfer, the system will detect this and switch off power to the pump or valve actuators in order to stop the feed of charged liquids into, or out of, the road tanker. For more information visit www.newson-gale.co.uk


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Dover Fuelling Solutions awarded ISO Environmental Management Certification

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he Dundee manufacturing facility of Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS), a company that delivers advanced fuel dispensing equipment, electronic systems and payment, fleet systems, automatic tank gauging and wetstock management, has been awarded the ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) 14001:2015 Environmental Management System (EMS) standard. The manufacturing facility in Dundee is the largest DFS facility in Europe, Middle East and Africa, hosting the design, engineering and production

of Tokheim’s iconic Quantium™ fuel dispensers in addition to support functions including customer service, supply chain and logistics. The ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that serves to enhance an organisations environmental performance. The DFS facility in Dundee has been awarded the new standard due to the systematic way it manages environmental responsibilities, contributing to the environmental pillar of sustainability, efficient operational processes and improved employee engagement.

The facility has until now operated to the ISO 14001:2004 EMS standard. The move to the new 2015 standard signifies better integration with other business activities through the format of Annex SL, an enhanced approach to the process and methodology of the PDCA cycle, heightened involvement of top management in the EMS, all round focus on the lifecycle of the product and an evolved emphasis for environmental performance monitoring. For more information visit www.doverfuelingsolutions.com

Managing Hazardous Liquid goods is our Business Autochim a small and smart company skilled in liquid hazardous transports Specialised in the transport of products such as Fluoridric Acid and Sodium Hypochlorite autochim srl, Tortona, italy

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Dupré sees growth in chemicals and chemical export market as catalyst for growth

Dupré Logistics has announced the expansion of its operations to the Port of Charleston due to the sustained growth in chemical production throughout the Gulf coast and the eastern U.S. The industry is also experiencing significant growth in chemical exports. CEO of Dupré Logistics, Reggie Dupré said: “We continue to invest in facilities and operations to support the industry growth and to support the expanded growth of our customers. One of our large, strategic customers who will be utilizing the Port of Charleston requested that we situate as well, and in true partnership have done so. In addition to chemical customers, Dupré is also in negotiations with several customers in other industries.” Dupré Logistics is a privately held, asset based provider of transportation and logistics services that include energy and chemical transport, dedicated truck transportation, site logistics, and freight brokerage. It specialises in tanker, hazmat, and petrochemical transportation and complex supply chain solutions in industrial and consumer products. For more information visit www.duprelogistics.com

American PetroLog joins National Tank Truck Carriers

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merican PetroLog, LLC has joined the National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC), a group of industry leaders that represent the tank truck industry before Congress and many of the federal regulatory agencies, including the DOT, EPA and DHS. American PetroLog’s President, Jeff Colonna said:

Because of American PetroLog’s dedication to the safe and reliable handling, storage and transportation of liquid and dry bulk commodities, it was a natural fit for us to join the NTTC.” NTTC has represented the interests of the tank truck industry since its founding in 1945 in Washington, D.C. Then, as now, safety was the key element of the organisation’s mission statement. NTTC’s mission is to champion safety and success in the tank truck community through advocacy and education. American PetroLog is an asset based logistics provider that focuses on designing solutions to meet the needs of their customers, which are primarily in the petrochemical industry. It offers multi-modal transportation services, dedicated fleet services, transloading and storage services and supply chain management services.  For more information visit www.americanpetrolog.com

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alifornia Trucking Association President, Shawn Yadon, has been named the 16th recipient of the American Trucking Associations’ President’s Trucking Association Executives Council Leadership Award during the group’s annual Management Conference & Exhibition. ATA President and CEO, Chris Spear said: “Shawn has shown a desire to better his association and the trucking industry through his work. His efforts in the state of California have been an example for state association executives across the country to follow, and we are

proud to present him this award.” Shawn has been CTA president since 2014. As the leader of the trucking association in the most populous U.S. state, he navigates unique challenges that have a significant impact on the country’s wider economy. In a challenging legislative environment, Yadon has excelled, securing a fuel tax increase and working to protect trucking’s independent contractor model. ATA Chairman Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc. said: “ATA has a vast network and

good relation with all state federations, so we are proud to now sponsor this award. Shawn is a great friend and a tremendous leader for our industry. He has set the bar high for his state association and is an example of how to represent the ATA and trucking industry well.” For more information visit www.trucking.org

QUARLES PETROLEUM ACQUIRES NORTHERN NECK GAS

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uarles Petroleum, Inc., a regional provider of residential and commercial fuel, has acquired the propane gas distribution business of Noblett’s Northern Neck Gas in Kilmarnock, Virginia, U.S. CEO of Quarles Petroleum, Paul Giambra said: “Northern Neck Gas propane distribution business is a perfect complement to our existing business in the region. The acquisition solidifies our position in the market and substantially expands our customer base in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. The

Northern Neck Gas customers can expect Quarles to deliver the same high quality of customer service they’ve received in the past.” Noblett’s Northern Neck Gas was the first bottled gas supplier in the Northern Neck, delivering propane for cooking, hot water, pool heaters, gas dryers, generators and heating since 1939. The Hudnall family has owned and operated Northern Neck Gas since 1981 and will retain ownership of Noblett Appliances in Kilmarnock. President of Northern Neck Gas, Joe Hudnall said: “We’re pleased to pass

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stewardship of our propane distribution business to Quarles Petroleum and are confident that they will continue to deliver the high-quality products and service our customers have come to expect. We’re also pleased that many of our customers will continue to see familiar faces, as our delivery and service employees – many have been with the company for over 20 years – have been offered opportunities to continue in their positions with Quarles.” For more information visit www.quarlesinc.com


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ANDREWS LOGISTICS’ Andrews Logistics, a U.S. transporter of bulk liquids and hazardous materials, has purchased a new 11,200 square foot office and maintenance facility to replace its previous base in Los Angeles.

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ndrews Logistics’ CEO, J. Darron Eschle said: “We’ve been in the California market for about 16 years now, and our facility has been at maximum capacity for some time, We decided to invest in a new terminal, not only to increase our opportunities in California directly, but also to broaden our service capabilities from coast to coast.” The expansion in Southern California is part of an ongoing plan to increase the company’s trucking capacity and footprint throughout the United States. Other new locations include a satellite terminal in Charleston, SC and Shreveport, LA, and a new terminal location planned for the Chicago area.  

We’re aggressively building our driver force and capacity nationwide to ensure we’ll be able to serve our customers’ future needs, and to quickly respond to new opportunities.” Andrews Logistics is an asset-based transportation logistics J. said Andrews Logistics is company providing bulk liquid tank actively preparing for potential capacity trucking, third-party logistics services constraints that could occur after the including dedicated contract carriage. Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate Based in Southlake, Texas, ALI has takes effect on December 18th. terminals in Texas, California, Established by the Federal Motor Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Carrier Safety Administration Pennsylvania, New Jersey, (FMCSA), the ELD ruling BROADEN Ohio, and South Carolina. forbids the use of paper logs OUR Founded in 1997, the by drivers and carriers after company serves a variety the December deadline. SERVICE of industries, including The ruling will also require petroleum lubricants and all drivers and carriers to use fuel, chemicals, retail and self-certified ELDs that are registered other hazardous goods. with the FMCSA by December 16, 2019. J. said: “Andrews Logistics has For more information visit been fully compliant with the ELD www.andrewslogistics.com mandate for more than three years now.

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Grain LNG could

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he Importation Terminal Manager of the U.K.’s Grain LNG Terminal has revealed to delegates at the British Ports Association conference that the facility plans to supply LNG for bunkering. Simon Culkin said it was possible that the oversupply of LNG in the U.K.

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dfjell SE has signed a Framework Agreement with Sinochem Shipping Singapore Pte. Ltd (Sinochem) that will see the company take four of eight newbuilding 40,900dwt chemical tankers on long-term bareboat charters. The bareboat charters include purchase options at the end of the charter period. Sinochem will continue to own four vessels, which together with the four bareboat vessels will form a pool of eight 40,900dwt sophisticated chemical tankers. The pool will be managed by Odfjell SE and trade as part of the Odfjell Tankers fleet. The series of newbuildings were built at Hantong Wing Shipyard in China, with 30 stainless steel tanks capable

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could be used as fuel for ships visiting the country’s shores. He said the terminal could accommodate Q-Max gas carriers and is looking at a number of options including using tank containers that could be sent by road and rail to ports. Some LNG is already moved that way to provide fuel for Scottish villages.

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An alternative option is to construct a small-scale marine facility to load bunker vessels. Simon said the aim is to have the necessary infrastructure in place by the third quarter of 2019. For more information visit www.grainlng.com

SET TO TAKE LONG-TERM CHARTER ON FOUR VESSELS FROM SINOCHEM SHIPPING SINGAPORE

of handling speciality products. Seven of the vessels were delivered in 2016 and 2017, with the eighth newbuilding expected for delivery in December 2017. The eight vessels will join Odfjell’s fleet over the course of the coming months, and will replace existing tonnage which is currently on charter to Odfjell from other owners. Odfjell SE CEO, Kristian Mørch said: “With this structure, we will replace a large part of our maturing chartered-in fleet with more modern and sophisticated tonnage, and in a highly capital efficient way. We are also very pleased with the new relationship with Sinochem and with the trust they place upon us as managers of the pool.”

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Sinochem Shipping CEO, Zhang Xin said: “We are excited to embark on this new journey with Odfjell SE whom are both a recognized industry pioneer and market leader. The high-quality, sophisticated and flexible nature of our chemical tankers which are, proudly “Built-in-China”, will be a natural fit in and an immediate enhancement to their first class global operating platform.” For more information visit www.odfjell.com


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he Thome Group has opened a modern operations hub at its office in Singapore to enhance the quality of its ship management services and reaction times to emergency responses.

The facility enables situational awareness for both duty-personnel and Thome’s crisis teams, providing high tech systems allowing remote tracking of individual ships in the fleet, passage planning, security risk assessment, weather routing, video conferencing,

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integrated vessel management system (NAU) implementation, and individual on-board CCTV remote monitoring by the hub. President and CCO of the Thome Group, Claes Eek Thorstensen said: “The Operations Hub means that we now have an even closer control of our managed fleet, offering our clients up to date information and even greater improvements in our ship management services. The monitoring capabilities provided by the hub will enable us to direct our managed fleet more efficiently saving time and improving our operational efficiency. “Furthermore, in times of emergency we can react much more quickly and get faster and more accurate information about the situation in real time, allowing our crisis teams to make informed decisions on how to resolve any issues.” A great deal of care has also been given to the interior design of the hub as the staff manning the office need to be alert and able to react quickly to any given situation. Height-adjustable ergonomic tables and chairs, independent air-conditioning, anti-glare screens and dimmable lighting are just some of the enhancements for the office team who may have to spend long periods of time monitoring specific operational aspects of the fleet. If required, a room adjoining the hub can be used to set up a team to handle a crisis. Dividing walls can be used should a separate office be required and the crisis team can monitor live action from the hub using CCTV cameras installed in the facility. CEO of the Thome Group, Olav Nortun said: “The close monitoring of our managed fleet is essential for us to help optimise our operational efficiencies and I have no doubt that the creation of this hi-tech office will allow us to further improve our ship management services for our clients.” For more information visit www.thome.com.sg


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he technology group Wärtsilä, and GTT, the designer of cryogenic membrane containment solutions for liquefied gases, have finalised a cooperation agreement to explore business opportunities in the marine sector in relation to LNG storage, fuel gas supply systems, and associated services that will benefit both shipyards and vessel owners. Shipyards will benefit from this collaboration in that they are offered a ready-made solution, meeting new market requirements. The mechanical and process system interfacing between the LNG fuel storage tank and the engines is designed within a single unified system philosophy, resulting in reduced project risk, and procurement cost and time savings through having

access to one-stop-shopping.  Wärtsilä and GTT will also provide ship owners and operators with smart marine solutions. These will allow the exchange of onboard system data, thereby enabling remote support optimisation and assistance for the LNG fuel gas supply system. Membrane type LNG fuel tanks guarantee volume optimisation, thus allowing for more fuel space on board the vessel or improved autonomy between bunker operations. Wärtsilä Marine Solutions’ Vice President, Flow & Gas Solutions, Timo Koponen said: “We are delighted to be partnering with GTT, a company which is known for its high quality products. This cooperation agreement is part of Wärtsilä Gas Solution’s strategy of ‘forming the future of gas’, aimed at making a solid contribution to increased sustainability

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and greater operational efficiency for gas-fuelled vessels.”  Chairman and CEO of GTT, Philippe Berterottière said: “This cooperation between both companies clearly makes great sense. The industry at large has to find means to speed-up the deployment of LNG-as-a-fuel solutions.”  Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.  GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) is an engineering company expert in containment systems with cryogenic membranes used to transport and store liquefied gas, in particular LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas). For more than 50 years, GTT has been maintaining reliable relationships with all stakeholders of the gas industry (shipyards, shipowners, gas companies, terminal operators, classification societies). For more information visit www.wartsila.com and www.gtt.fr

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Peninsula Petroleum additional $100m funding

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eninsula Petroleum (PPG) has completed new banking facilities in Europe and Asia securing an additional $100m of working capital. PPG completed a new syndicated facility led by HSBC Singapore, one of the group’s long-standing financiers. The transaction creates $50m of new liquidity and delivers an overall enhanced diversified financing package for the group of $150m in Asia. The facility includes

$75m of two-year committed funding and sees the addition of United Overseas Bank as a new participating lender. The completion of the HSBC Singapore facility coincides with BNP Paribas joining PPG’s European club facility with a $50m participation, bringing total global working capital facilities for the group to $400m.   Peninsula Petroleum’s CEO, John Bassadone said: “The continued support received from our existing financing

partners in Europe and Asia, together with the interest and appetite shown by a large selection of new banks in joining our latest facilities, is a positive endorsement of our unique business model and conservative strategy. We are pleased to have BNP Paribas join our European club and welcome United Overseas Bank to our first syndicate in Asia.” For more information visit www.peninsulapetroluem.com

EURONAV ROLLOUT SATCOM GLOBAL AURA VSAT FLEET WIDE Antwerp based Euronav has signed a deal with Satcom Global for its Aura Ku-Band VSAT service. With Satcom Global Aura on-board, Euronav’s fleet will benefit from a global service that provides guaranteed bandwidth via a generous Committed Information Rate (CIR).

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he crew will experience significantly enhanced connectivity while business critical applications are supported with ease. During 2017, Euronav undertook a comprehensive series of sea trials using Aura and following excellent results decided to begin a fleet-wide rollout of the service. Aura has so far been commissioned on a significant proportion of globally trading vessels in the Euronav fleet, with Satcom Global engineers completing attendances and installations in a wide range of ports in locations such as Singapore and the UAE.

Installations have also been undertaken on new build vessels in South Korea. VSAT at Satcom Global’ General Manager, Ben Swallow said: “Building on our long-term relationship with Euronav and understanding their high standards for on-board connectivity, we are delighted that the forward thinking tanker management company are investing in Satcom Global Aura as their VSAT solution of choice across their fleet. We have listened to their needs and developed a solution that is flexible and meets all of their business and crew requirements.” Discussing the reasons behind Euronav’s decision to further their relationship with Satcom Global, Group

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IT Manager at Euronav, Rudi Vander Eyken said: “Crew welfare is of great importance to Euronav, and the improved on-board connectivity Aura brings is a big step forward for our crew offering. We were looking for a solution which could provide the optimal VSAT connection in terms of consistent service availability and reliability, and with Aura we get 99.5% uptime within VSAT coverage. With service quality guaranteed we know our crew enjoy an excellent user experience, at no detriment to the connectivity required for the operational demands of our vessels. Aura is helping us deliver on our promises and Satcom Global is committed to the ongoing development of the service as our needs grow.”

For more information visit www.satcomglobal.com


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lobal ship management company OSM Maritime Group has been awarded full crew management of Lauritzen Kosan’s entire fleet of advanced liquefied gas tankers. The agreement, covering 26 refrigerated ethylene, semi-refrigerated and pressurised gas carriers, will help Lauritzen Kosan deliver on its promise of providing optimal efficiency, safety, quality and value for its global base of energy and petrochemical customers.

also consolidates the company’s position as one of the world’s largest, and leading, crew managers for gas tankers. OSM’s Managing Director Crew Management, Tommy Olofsen said: “Lauritzen Kosan is a major player within its niche, and one that is renowned for its high quality, safe and reliable operations. We’re obviously delighted to announce this partnership, which will see us assume crew management duties across their state-of-the-art fleet from December this year.

OSM WINS crew management for Lauritzen Kosan’s fleet OSM’s focus on the provision of personal service and expert seafarers, combined with delivering significant business efficiencies and economies of scale, has seen the company grow considerably in 2017. This latest contract ranks as its largest individual win of the year, bringing the number of vessels OSM provides services to far beyond the 500 mark. It

“Our proven expertise in this specialist sector, combined with our focus on developing crew competence and utilising the most efficient management processes and systems, will help Lauritzen Kosan deliver optimal customer services, and maintain its competitive edge in the marketplace.” OSM Crew Management in Copenhagen will coordinate activities

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for Lauritzen Kosan, which is itself headquartered in the Danish capital. The Manila office of OSM will perform the Crew agency tasks and is currently recruiting additional expert seafarers. Lauritzen Kosan’s Senior Vice President, Claus Winter Graugaard said: “We have been looking for a crew manager who is experienced in full-scale technical ship management, thus giving them a full picture understanding of the unique demands of the tanker and LPG industry, including TMSA and OCIMF. We are proud to present OSM Maritime Group as our new partner and convinced they will provide high quality crewing services. “Our Fleet Management Value Proposition is focused on delivering the highest standards for our customers, and our crew members are key facilitators in this regard. In partnership with OSM we’ll focus on crew training and further competence development, ensuring that we have the very best people to meet the growing demands in this specialist sector. We look forward to creating a strong partnership that will be beneficial for all our stakeholders.”

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orway’s Skangas and The Netherlands-based Titan LNG have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the two companies work together to serve marine Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) customers. The companies recognise that marine customers can benefit from a ‘onestop-shop’ for their LNG bunkering needs and the common goal of Skangas and Titan LNG has always been to make LNG readily available and optimise deliveries. Skangas’ CEO, Kimmo Rahkamo said: “This is a step in the right directions for us. Having invested heavily in making

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LNG available for the market in the Nordics we can now gain from our experience and know-how in new geographical areas. This memorandum can lead to a win-winsituation for both our marine customers and our two companies.” Currently Skangas is operating two vessels that can bunker LNG. The company’s main operating area has been the Baltic and North Sea. Titan LNG is due to take delivery of the FlexFueler1, the first LNG bunkering pontoon in Q3 2018. The pontoon will be able to deliver throughout the Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp region. Titan LNG is working on deploying more bunkering pontoons in various locations.

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Titan LNG’s CEO, Niels den Nijs said: “Vessels require flexibility in order to trade profitably and need to bunker in a variety of ports. Hence ship operators need flexible, reliable and rapid deliveries of LNG. By partnering with Skangas we will develop a broader delivery scope for the operators of LNG powered vessels. For ship owners considering if they should go for LNG as their new fuel there is now even less to worry about as we can assist them with both design and increased LNG availability.”   For more information visit www. Skangas.com and www.titan-lng.com


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MOL and COSCO Shipping in JV to own four LNG Carriers

Shell and Anthony Veder to modify Coral Methane to LNG bunker vessel

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hell and Anthony Veder have signed a contract to modify the LNG carrier Coral Methane into an LNG bunker vessel. The modification marks the first of its kind and will entail integration of specific LNG bunker equipment into the vessel. The 7,500 cubic metre vessel currently operates as a multipurpose vessel for Shell. Its modification will help meet the maritime industry’s growing demand for natural gas. Jan Valkier, CEO of Anthony Veder says: “We are proud to offer Shell this pioneering solution that once again emphasizes our expertise and continuous focus on safety and innovation. Furthermore, the modification project enables us to continue to build on our strong partnership with Shell and to drive sustainable change in our industry.” Modifications on the Coral Methane are due to start in early 2018. The Coral Methane will cover LNG bunkering demands across Europe, operating primarily in the southern part of the North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.

The Coral Methane plays a crucial part in developing LNG business for both Anthony Veder and Shell, in the first instance by expanding LNG transport in the Norwegian area. The combined gas carrier has also demonstrated her extensive possibilities by setting a track record of successful LNG ship-to-ship transfers as well as LNG ship-to-shore operations and vice versa. Furthermore last year, the Coral Methane was the first vessel to load at the newbuild GATE jetty 3 LNG terminal in Rotterdam. The Coral Methane was launched in 2009. Her design followed a successful logistical concept resulting in electric azimuth pod propulsion, offering maximum flexibility and high maneuverability, essential for her operations in the Norwegian fjords. This proven flexibility and maneuverability makes Coral Methane the ideal vessel for modification into an LNG bunker vessel. For more information visit www.anthonyveder.com

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OKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has announced that China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited will take an equity stake in the MOL wholly owned subsidiary that will own four LNG carriers serving the Russia Yamal LNG project. The ownership will be split 50/50 between MOL and China COSCO Shipping. MOL has already signed long-term charter contracts for the four LNG carriers through its wholly owned company.

This is the fourth joint LNG project involving MOL and China COSCO Shipping, following one for ExxonMobil, another for SINOPEC and the ice class LNG carriers for the Yamal LNG project (three vessels will be delivered from 2018 through to 2019). The total number of vessels co-owned by MOL and China COSCO Shipping will be increased to 17 in 2020 when all vessels including those in latest project are in service. For more information visit www.mol.co.jp

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ABS AWARDED CLASSIFICATION CONTRACT FOR LNG BUNKER BARGE THE AMERICAN BUREAU OF SHIPPING (ABS), A PROVIDER OF CLASSIFICATION AND TECHNICAL SERVICES TO THE MARINE AND OFFSHORE INDUSTRIES, HAS BEEN SELECTED BY Q-LNG, LLC, TO CLASS AN ARTICULATED TUG BARGE (ATB) FOR LNG BUNKERING IN NORTH AMERICA.

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he vessel is scheduled to begin construction at VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula, Mississippi, in early 2018. ABS Chairman, President and CEO, Christopher J. Wiernicki said: “This project represents another significant milestone for the region in the continued development of LNG infrastructure in North America, helping the maritime industry meet stricter emissions requirements. ABS is committed to working with all project stakeholders to support safety both during construction and operations.” Q-LNG Transport President, Chad Verret said: “We chose ABS as our class partner for this project because of their extensive understanding of LNG as fuel and LNG bunkering applications. This

being built at Conrad Orange Shipyard project will expand the LNG supply chain and play a critical role in and is scheduled for delivery in 2018. the advancement of LNG as a marine Recognising the changing fuel throughout the region and landscape and increased industry North America.” focus on gas, ABS launched The LNG bunker barge, its Global Gas Solutions with 4,000 cubic metres of LNG team in 2013 to support capacity, will be owned and industry in developing SIGNIFICANT constructed by Q-LNG while gas-related projects. MILESTONE the operations will be handled The ABS Global Gas by New Orleans-based Harvey Solutions team provides Gulf International Marine. The industry leadership, offering barge will be chartered by Shell, and guidance in liquefied natural will supply necessary LNG fuel to cruise gas (LNG) floating structures vessels throughout the Southeast Coast and systems, gas fuel systems and of the U.S. The barge will be designed to equipment, gas carriers, and regulatory be efficient and manoeuvrable to allow and statutory requirements. ABS has LNG bunker delivery to a range extensive experience with the full of customers.   scope of gas-related assets and has ABS is also classing the LNG bunkering been the classification society of choice barge for North America that is currently for some of the most advanced gas carriers in service. For more information visit www.eagle.org

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Crowley transports jet to Puerto Rico

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rowley Petroleum Services has completed the delivery of more than 177,000 barrels of Jet A-1 fuel to Puerto Rico aboard the company-owned nd operated articulated tug-barge (ATB) Innovation / 650-9. The loaded vessel departed Corpus Christi, Texas, and quickly transported the fuel to San Juan, where it is being safely discharged for use in commercial aircraft.

Though Crowley’s ATBs aren’t regularly scheduled between the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico, the company was able to supply the Jones Act vessel as a spot charter within a short time window to support a customer’s requirements. About 90% of the fuel consumed in Puerto Rico comes from foreign sources and is delivered on foreign vessels.

Crowley’s Vice President, John Ara said: “This successful delivery is an excellent example of how Jones Act vessels can be used to support the quick and efficient transportation of cargo on an as-needed basis. We are proud to have been able to make our ATB available and to support Puerto Rico’s aviation industry.” For more information visit www.crowley.com

PHILLY SHIPYARD DELIVERS FINAL PRODUCT TANKER TO KINDER MORGAN

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hilly Shipyard, Inc (PSI) has delivered the American Pride, the fourth of four-next generation 50,000dwt product tankers that it has built for American Petroleum Tankers (APT), a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc.  This delivery is the 28th vessel built by PSI. The next generation 50,000dwt product tanker is based on a proven Hyundai Mipo Dockyards (HMD) design that also incorporates numerous fuel efficiency features, flexible cargo capability, and the latest regulatory requirements. The vessel has also received LNG Ready Level 1 approval from the American Bureau of Shipping

(ABS). The 600-foot tanker has a carrying capacity of 14.5 million gallons of crude oil or refined products. The American Pride, like its three sister ships, was originally under contract with Philly Tankers, a Jones Act shipping company established in June 2014 by Philly Shipyard and certain other investors to provide major oil companies and other end-users with modern tonnage. In August 2015, Philly Tankers entered into definitive agreements with APT for the assignment by Philly Tankers of its shipbuilding contracts and related assets to APT. Philly Shipyard’s President and CEO, Steinar Nerbovik said: “We are

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proud to deliver the final product tanker in the four ship series for American Petroleum Tankers that began with the promotion by Philly Shipyard of a new Jones Act shipping venture, Philly Tankers, over three years ago. As American Pride leaves our dock, there is a piece of each and every one of us at the yard that leaves with her. We celebrate this achievement and wave farewell as she joins the other 27 Jones Act vessels built here in Philadelphia that are currently servicing America’s ports.” For more information visit www.phillyshipyard.com


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INEOS TO DELIVER THE FIRST U.S. ETHANE FROM SHALE GAS IN 2019 TO

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with INEOS will be an important milestone for SP Chemicals to achieve self-sufficiency for its ethylene requirements.” INEOS is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, speciality chemicals and oil products. It comprises 25 businesses each with a major chemical company first time, we are now leading the way in heritage. Its production network shipping ethane worldwide to meet the spans 105 manufacturing facilities in needs of an expanding chemicals sector. 22 countries throughout the world, We are excited to work with a client such employing 18,500 people. as SP Chemicals and we look forward to INEOS products make a significant delivering this historic project.” contribution to saving life, CEO of SP Chemicals, Chan improving health and enhancing Hian Siang said: “SP Chemicals standards of living for HAPPY TO is honoured and very happy to people around the world. Its WORK WITH work with INEOS, a first-class businesses produce the raw INEOS global company, to ship materials that are essential ethane over a journey of more in the manufacture of a wide than 18,900 kilometres across the variety of goods: from paints Pacific Ocean from USA to Taixing to plastics, textiles to technology, City, Jiangsu province, PRC. It has long medicines to mobile phones – chemicals been a dream for SP Chemicals to integrate manufactured by INEOS enhance almost upstream. SP Chemicals will commission every aspect of modern life. a gas cracker plant in 2019 to produce 650,000 tons per annum of ethylene. This For more information visit www.ineos.com first long-term supply agreement for ethane

INEOS has signed a long-term supply agreement with SP Chemicals to deliver ethane from U.S. shale gas to China. The agreement, which will see U.S. ethane from shale gas shipped to China for the first time, will supply SP Chemicals with a long-term competitive supply of ethane for its industrial production.

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he deal will involve the construction of a 95,000 cubic metre capacity ship and is expected to be delivered in 2019. Known in the U.S. as a ‘Very Large Ethane Carrier’ or VLEC it will be the largest ethane carrier in the world, and will ship U.S. ethane from shale gas to SP Chemicals’ new gas cracker facility, currently under construction in Taixing China. As with the INEOS Dragon ships, this vessel will be operated by EVERGAS. It will be the first VLEC in their fleet of 23 gas ships. The ship will be built in China under the management of the JACCAR Group. CEO of INEOS Trading and Shipping, David Thompson said: “This is another world first for INEOS after importing shale gas to Europe in 2015. By bringing in US ethane from shale gas to China for the

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PORT OF ROTTERDAM AUTHORITY AND PITPOINT.LNG TO INVESTIGATE NEW REFUELING FACILITY

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he Port of Rotterdam Authority and PitPoint. LNG have signed a declaration of intent for the development of a new multi-fuel bunkering station for refuelling with LNG and other clean fuels. The two will now investigate the possibility of building a facility at the Krabbegors/Duivelseiland at Dordrecht Inland Seaport. Chief Operating Officer at the Port of Rotterdam Authority, Ronald Paul said: “As operator of Europe’s largest port, the Port Authority sees the establishment of a multi-fuel bunkering station as fitting in with its policy of pioneering European

energy transition. It will help us stimulate the replacement of fuel oil by LNG as the fuel for shipping.” Dordrecht Inland Seaport is the most landward sea port in the Netherlands. Lying at the heart of the Amsterdam - Rotterdam Antwerp shipping area as well the being the starting point for shipping heading towards Germany, it is the perfect location for this kind of bunkering station. Pitpoint.LNG and the Port of Rotterdam Authority will now work together on a detailed investigation into the realisation of the multi-fuel bunkering station. Among other things, this will involve talking to potential customers, partners and suppliers

to look into how to match the supply of, and demand for, cleaner fuels as closely as possible. Managing Director of PitPoint. LNG, Jan Willem Drijver said: “Realising a multi-fuel bunkering station of this kind is part of PitPoint.LNG’s strategy of developing a European LNG refuelling infrastructure. We look forward to continuing work on this project with the Port of Rotterdam Authority, so we can contribute to cleaner transport.” For more information visit www.portofrotterdam.com and www.pitpoint.nl/en/

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MEGA PORT TO HANDLE INDIAN PETROCHEMICAL COMPLEX A feasibility study is underway looking at the possibility of building a mega port that will cater for the $40bn refinery and petrochemicals complex being planned by three oil firms in India, local media has reported. The joint venture behind the ports consists Mormugao Port Trust, Mumbai Port Trust and Maharashtra

Maritime Board (MMB). Chairman of Mormugao Port Trust, I Jeyakumar said: “We are exploring the feasibility of a refinery-based government port in Vijaydurg. An in-principle decision has been taken by the government in this regard. Already, we have had advanced level discussions with the PSU oil refineries. We have mandated Tata Consulting Engineers Ltd to prepare a techno-economic feasibility report on the

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proposed port project to help us take a final decision.” Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOC), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) joined forces in June to build an integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex with a capacity of 60 million tonnes a year. For more information visit www.mptgoa.com


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AG&P TO DEVELOP LNG IMPORT TERMINAL IN

AG&P (Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Company) has signed a deal with Karaikal Port Pvt. Ltd. (KPPL) to develop an LNG import terminal including LNG sourcing and supply. The Karaikal Port is a deep-water facility located on the east coast of India. As part of its expansion beyond commercial cargos, the port has allocated an area within its existing breakwater to develop an LNG terminal to serve power, industrial and other customers in the region. Chairman and Promoter Director of KPPL, GRK Reddy said: “Karaikal Port is a center of trading for Southeast India and is crucial to the region’s GDP. With the addition of AG&P’s LNG import terminal, Karaikal Port will

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continue to be an engine of growth for the region’s future. Offering an all-weather operation with a breakwater ensuring 99% availability, night navigation, limited dredging requirements, proximity to GAIL’s existing Cauvery Basin gas pipeline network and 24/7 access to port services, we are immensely proud of the Port’s facilities that attracted AG&P to this prime site.” The development of AG&P’s LNG import terminal will complement Indian Oil’s under construction LNG terminal at Ennore, 300 kilometres to the north and will provide wider gas accessibility to Puducherry and Tamil Nadu. It will serve the heavily industrialised region of central Tamil Nadu, which has major manufacturing clusters for the fertiliser, cement, steel, textile, leather, sugar and garment industries. AG&P President, Augusto P. Gan said: “AG&P will bring clean fuel to customers

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who do not have access today. AG&P is honored to be working with KPPL to deliver this major infrastructure project to South India.” AG&P’s President of LNG Marketing, Karthik Sathyamoorthy said: “AG&P’s innovative approach will establish Karaikal as a major gateway for distributing LNG, CNG and gas quickly and efficiently to customers throughout the region. Leveraging its standardized designs and modular approach to building terminals developed in AG&P’s Houston, Texas Engineering Center, AG&P not only eliminates expensive, bespoke engineering costs, but significantly reduces construction time. This means the terminal will be up and running by mid-2019.” For more information visit www.agp.ph and www.karaikalport.com


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British Ports looking for cross border trade solutions Welcoming the Brexit agreement between the U.K. and EU, the British Ports Association’s Chief Executive, Richard Ballantyne, called for focus on overcoming border disruption and the introduction of non-tariff barriers as part of any free trade negotiations. The much-publicised agreement allows the negotiators to move to the second phase of Brexit discussions, which include trade negotiations. Commenting on the developments, Richard said: “The announcement is reassuring for ports and we welcome the move to the next

phase of the Brexit negotiations. There is still a long way to go of course and we remain concerned that new customs requirements could cause particular challenges for roll-on roll-off ferry ports which handle tens of thousands HGVs travelling between the U.K. and the EU each day. We await the

new stages with much interest. “We would encourage both sides to explore options that ensure the cross border solution for the Irish land border is replicated elsewhere in the U.K., this would enable trade with Europe to pass as smoothly as possible through our ports.” The British Ports Association is not a political organisation and took no side in the referendum, however ports have been at the forefront of discussions when policy makers in the U.K. and the EU have been examining the potential consequences of leaving the EU. The impacts of leaving the EU Customs Union and Single Market could be substantial. The prospect of customs and bureaucratic checks at the border could potentially create congestion and delays at certain ports adding costs for traders, manufacturers and consumers. For more information visit www.britishports.org.uk

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he Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Shell Eastern Trading have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), to cooperate in the research and development and test-bedding of projects within the maritime industry in areas of clean fuel technologies, automation and digitalisation. Under the MOU, MPA in partnership with Shell, will collaborate on the following key areas:

and SHELL COLLABORATE a. Developing innovative solutions to

reduce emissions in the port b. Explore greater use of automation in the port c. Support study and development of digitalisation efforts, including electronic data exchanges among various stakeholders, to enhance safety, efficiency and security of maritime communication. The MOU was signed by Nick Potter, General Manager, Asia Pacific-Middle East, Shipping & Maritime

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and Andrew Tan, Chief Executive of MPA at the Singapore Maritime Institute Forum 2017, an annual event held to foster closer collaboration between industry, research institutions and solution providers. Witnessing the signing ceremony was Senior Minister of State for Transport and Health, Dr Lam Pin Min. For more information visit www.mpa.gov


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Port of Antwerp €44m for Nationale Maatschappij der Pijpleidingen

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ntwerp Port Authority is set to acquire Nationale Maatschappij der Pijpleidingen (NMP) for €44m from its current shareholders Ackermans & van Haaren and Electrabel. With the takeover Antwerp Port Authority will gain ownership and control of 720 kilometres of pipelines, 90% of which serve the chemical and petrochemical companies in the port of Antwerp and its hinterland. Port Authority CEO, Jacques Vandermeiren said: “Pipelines are the

ideal mode of transport for the chemical industry and oil refining. By giving them access to a pipeline network that is open to all users we gain on at least two fronts: we help to reinforce the presence in the port of this sector which is so important for the economy of Belgium and Flanders, and the many logistics flows in and around the port area are further established in the Antwerp region. Furthermore, pipelines are the most environment-friendly, energy-efficient and safe means of transport, and they help to create growth opportunities as part of the energy transition, an area in which we with our unique platform play a key role.” The current NMP portfolio is mainly concentrated in the port of Antwerp and pipelines leading to and from it. NMP at present obtains 86% of its income from 600 kilometres of pipelines within the port area or connecting the Antwerp cluster companies with

petrochemical companies in Kempen (Flanders) and Feluy (Wallonia). Another 11% comes from joint ventures that manage 117.5 kilometres of pipeline, of which 67.8 km is in the port of Antwerp. The NMP pipelines mainly carry ethylene, propylene and technical gases for customers in the port and in the hinterland. NMP was set up in 1978 by the Belgian State to coordinate the Belgian pipeline network for transport of petrochemical products. The shares in the company were until now held 75% by Ackermans & van Haaren and 25% by Electrabel. Since pipeline transport is an important link in the cost-efficient logistical chains of the many chemical and petrochemical companies in the port, the Port Authority was extremely interested in the opportunity of acquiring the NMP shares. Jacques said: “Our cluster companies confirm the importance of pipelines, but the high initial investment cost is frequently a barrier preventing them from actually switching to pipeline transport. Because we really want to make the modal shift happen, with goods being carried by sustainable transport methods such as rail and barge, as well as by pipeline, not only are we taking over control of this pipeline network but we also seek to harness the know-how and expertise of the NMP personnel to further expand this network. In this way the present chemical companies and others who come along in future will have an easier transition to pipeline transport, which is the most sustainable option for them.” For more information visit www.portofantwerp.com

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FIRST FUEL FLOWS

THROUGH PORT TARANAKI TERMINAL regulations in place following the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, the work required a lot of collaboration from the many parties involved. “Throughout the process we’ve had a great relationship with BP New Zealand and thank them for their support and knowledge as we have worked to make the terminal operational,” he added. Tanker Terminal and a loading arm on the terminal back into use to support BP General Manager Marketing the project. Supply, Courtney Ireland, echoed Guy’s  Guy said the work had gone well: statements: “Safety is a No. 1 priority “We saw the purchase and refurbishment for BP, so it was very important to us of the site as an opportunity to secure that the terminal was converted in an important piece of infrastructure adherence with the new Major Hazard for the region and develop long-term Facility regulations. commercial opportunities for our  “Terminals are an extremely business. It will have the twin important part of BP’s strategy, benefits of fuelling Taranaki’s and enable us to effectively businesses, farms and support the needs of our SAFETYcommunities, and reducing customers across the NUMBER ONE the number of fuel trucks on country. BP is pleased and PRIORITY our roads, with large amounts proud to be in a partnership of fuel coming into the region with Port Taranaki that allows by ship rather than by road us to support ongoing growth tanker,” he said. in the Taranaki region.”  “A facility of this nature demands high operating standards and the health and safety of staff and contractors is a For more information visit www.porttaranaki.co.nz priority. With new Major Hazard Facility

The Port Taranaki’s refurbished storage and distribution terminal is fully operational with lessee BP New Zealand starting operations at the former Chevron tank farm. Petrol is expected to be on-stream at the New Zealand facility early in next year.

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ort Taranaki bought the facility in 2015 and entered into an operational agreement with BP New Zealand to enable larger parcels of petrol and diesel to be shipped in, stored and distributed throughout the region, reducing costs and the number of road tankers coming into Taranaki to deliver fuel. More than 100 million litres of fuel is expected to pass through the terminal annually.  Port Taranaki Chief Executive, Guy Roper said: “The facility needed extensive refurbishment ahead of lessee BP taking responsibility for its operation. This work began in August last year and has included a new truck-loading gantry, a new control system, new tank-gauging systems and the replacement of pumps and valves.”  Port Taranaki has also brought the associated pipeline to the Newton King

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oyal Boskalis Westminster N.V. in a consortium with Van Hattum en Blankevoort (Royal VolkerWessels) and TBI subsidiary Mobilis has been awarded a contract by the Port of Rotterdam Authority to build quay walls and a jetty, as well as to execute related activities for the construction of a new tank terminal in the port of Rotterdam. The contract is valued at more than €100m, with Boskalis’ share amounting to €34m. The project will

commence in early 2018 and is expected to be completed at the end of 2019. HES International B.V. is building a new storage terminal for oil products in the port of Rotterdam. To be able to accommodate both large oil tankers and inland vessels, Boskalis and its partners will construct a 1,200-metre long quay wall for seagoing vessels, a 1,100-metre long quay wall for inland vessels, a 350-metre long jetty with four berths as well as riverbank and soil protection. Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. is a leading global services provider

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AWARDED CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF QUAY WALLS AND JETTY IN PORT OF ROTTERDAM

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operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors. The company provides creative and innovative all-round solutions to infrastructural challenges in the maritime, coastal and delta regions of the world with services including the construction and maintenance of ports and waterways, land reclamation, coastal defence and riverbank protection. In addition, Boskalis offers a wide variety of marine services and contracting for the oil and gas sector and offshore wind industry as well as salvage solutions (SMIT Salvage). Furthermore, Boskalis has a number of strategic partnerships in harbour towage and terminal services (KOTUG SMIT Towage, Keppel Smit Towage, Saam Smit Towage and Smit Lamnalco). With a versatile fleet of more than 900 vessels and floating equipment and 11,700 employees, including associated companies, Boskalis operates in 90 countries across six continents. For more information visit www.boskalis.com


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NEW LNG TERMINAL PLANNED FOR SWEDISH PORT

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he Port of Oxelösund in Sweden is hoping to achieve a permit to build an LNG terminal at the site, local media has reported. If successful the terminal will be built in two phases, with the first part complete

by 2020 and the second phase available for use three years later. The new terminal will deliver LNG for bunkering as well as delivering power to nearby SSAB, a SwedishFinnish company that processes raw material to steel.

The port’s CEO, Erik Zetterlund said: “The planned LNG terminal is a future-oriented investing. Alternative types of ship fuel require new infrastructure, hence our scheme to build such a facility will be in line with the requirements put on the shipping lines that face the changeover challenge. “Carbon dioxide emissions are often reduced by as much as 50% when using LNG. Moreover, biogas is essentially the same thing as renewable methane. As such, the planned infrastructure is a big step toward reducing the CO2 footprint.” For more information visit www.oxhamn.se/en/

A first for Titan LNG at the Port of Rotterdam

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itan LNG has secured a first in the LNG bunkering market by bunkering the Wes Amelie chartered by Unifeeder A/S, a retrofitted 1,000 TEU container vessel in the Port of Rotterdam with six trucks in total discharging two trucks simultaneously. This resulted in reduced downtime for the vessel. Approval for the operation in the Prins Willem Alexanderhaven was obtained after discussions with all stakeholders under supervision of the Port of Rotterdam. Titan LNG illustrated its ability to safely and with zero-venting of methane, deliver the LNG with its transfer system that enables two trucks to discharge via one bunkering hose. Titan LNG’s Commercial Director Marine, Michael Schaap said: “We are aiming to use this perfect spot more frequently for bunkering sea going vessels as the quay is suitable and well located for this activity and has sufficient draft.” For more information visit www.titanlng.com

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GOTHENBURG bunkering here to stay

the regulatory framework. The Sulphur Directive introduced in 2015 has spurred us on, and at the Gothenburg Port Authority we have offered incentives in the form of fuel transition discounts and other financial are termed Sweden’s core ports (Luleå, inducements.” Gothenburg, Stockholm, Copenhagen/ Ever since LNG has become more Malmö and Trelleborg) before 2025. The commonplace at the Port of Gothenburg, Port of Gothenburg has already realised with an increase in the number of calls and this ambition in full, and is the only efficient handling systems and routines, port to do so. things are continuing to move forward with further bunkering options on the According to Dan-Erik, this is horizon. Next year, Swedegas will build the outcome of a number of key a landside pipeline for LNG at the factors, coupled with effective Energy Port in Gothenburg. collaboration between various The investment will also mark companies and organisations. MAJOR the starting point for the “This development has BREAKconstruction in stages of a larger been driven from different THROUGH facility that will supply both the directions. We have shipping transport sector and Swedish companies and energy industry with liquefied gas. producers that have had the foresight to invest responsibly in For more information visit the long term, as well as public agencies www.portofgothenburg.com that have been compliant with regard to

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) has arrived at the Port of Gothenburg and is set to stay, says the port.

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unkering of LNG has in the last few weeks alone become a regular part of operations at the Port of Gothenburg, and thanks to the application of carefully planned instructions and routines it has gathered momentum. “Even 5-10 years ago the idea of ships running on liquefied natural gas would have almost been regarded as science fiction. Now we have had seven LNG-bunkerings here in less than a month. It would be no exaggeration to describe this as a major breakthrough,” said Dan-Erik Andersson, Gothenburg Port Authority Operations Manager at the Energy Port. The EU Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive states that it should be possible to bunker LNG at what

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CORPUS CHRISTI CELEBRATES OIL EXPORT BAN LIFT ANNIVERSARY

The Port of Corpus Christi has acknowledged the two-year anniversary of U.S. Congress lifting the ban on exports of crude oil. Legislation to lift the export ban passed Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 18, 2015. The first shipment of U.S. crude oil departed Corpus Christi on December 31, 2015 aboard the THEO T. From handling the first shipment of U.S. crude oil abroad on December 31, 2015 to now facilitating 61% of America’s 478 million barrels of crude oil exports, Port Corpus Christi is leading the way as a net oil exporter. Port Corpus Christi Executive

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Director, John LaRue said: “The rise of crude oil exports has been a win for the US economy and its trading partners. The last two years have shown that opening up energy trade and leveraging our resource wealth helps balance our trade deficit, create jobs and drive US manufacturing. With oil production on the rise, we need to continue to support

the sectors that are benefitting us, including the critical infrastructure that make exports possible.” Exporting American crude supports U.S. allies abroad by providing an alternative source for reliable and affordable fuel, strengthens the country’s trading relationships and helps balance the budget. According to Energy Analysts International, the Port of Corpus Christi is expected to export $5.5bn of crude oil to U.S. trading partners in 2017 contributing to offset the country’s trade deficit. For more information visit www.portofcc.com

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AXPORT, Jacksonville Port Authority, has released a video that outlines how LNG has and is being used at the port to fuel a huge range of vessels that use the port. JAXPORT tenants TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico and Crowley Maritime Corp. are leaders in the emergence of LNG as a preferred, environmental-

ly-friendly fuel source for the maritime industry. TOTE Maritime operates two 3,100 TEU LNG-powered containerships out of JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. Isla Bella and Perla Del Caribe are the world’s first LNG-powered containerships. Crowley Maritime will soon homeport two LNG-powered,

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combination container-roll-on/ roll-off ships at JAXPORT’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal. The ships, El Coquí and Taíno, will each have capacity for 2,400 TEU with additional space for nearly 400 vehicles. For more information visit www.jaxport.com


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SAVVY TELEMATIC SYSTEMS CONTRACTED BY SBB SAVVY Telematic Systems AG has signed a long-term partnership with Schweizerische Bundesbahnen SBB (Swiss Federal Railways), which aims to improve SBB railroad vehicle fleet management productivity by providing and processing telematic and sensor-based data.

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wiss Federal Railways chose SAVVY as it required reliable data on its railroad wagon operations and positions to optimise their operations and maintenance. The invitation to tender stipulated that hardware and software with a minimum life cycle of seven years was required for its ‘GPS rail vehicles – HW and portal solution’ project. SAVVY offered a telematics system solution based on hardware and software technologies tailored to SBB’s needs. SAVVY CEO, Aida Kaeser said: “It was clear from the requirements that they were looking for a highly flexible and innovative system with which SBB would be able to achieve an excellent position both in the short and long term. We are proud that we have more than exceeded the expectations and can offer SBB a highly automated future-proof solution which we very much look forward to expanding into a strategic collaboration.” SAVVY will equip 250 SBB railroad wagons with high-performance SAVVY

SBB infrastructure in continuing to effectively develop its fleet management processes and the forward-looking services based on them. Aida said: “SAVVY Synergy Enterprise Portal business intelligence has been proven to ensure a high degree of efficiency in different telematics and IT infrastructures, and FleetTrac telematics units the first phase, across systems. In this context, portal and up to 500 more in the second. systems are not emergency solutions The data gathered from the that have to compensate the lack of hardware is automated and brought interface standards. Their openness together in the SAVVY Synergy Portal, makes it possible to integrate the the central management platform. In existing components worldwide to form accordance with SBB’s tender documents, a comprehensive solution. And their all SAVVY Synergy Portal users should be in flexibility ensures that telematics the three to four digit range and access infrastructures are future-proof. distributed among approximately Because, regardless of the 50 different user groups. This future path of logistics in allows SBB to always have SENSORrelation to Industry 4.0 and access to reliable, consistent BASED DATA smart devices, our open operating data and position collaboration platform, SAVVY information. Synergy Portal, will always be Thanks to the manufacturer-independence and at the forefront.” connectivity of SAVVY hardware and The SAVVY solution creates software, SBB infrastructure is also able to a basis with which SBB infrastructure is consolidate the telematic systems currently able to both continue to optimise the in use. The consistent data collected from transparency and productivity of its fleet a central location is automatically available management for day-to-day operations for other business applications or effective but also to develop forward-looking evaluations. SAVVY technology’s consistent services tailored to the needs of its data management and openness support internal customers. For more information visit www.savvy-telematics.com

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CANADA’S LARGEST RAILCAR STAGING AND STORAGE PROVIDER EXPANDS

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lready Canada’s largest private railcar storage and staging provider, Cando has added to its national capacity this year by creating a new rail terminal in Kamloops and expanding its Winnipeg rail yard. The Winnipeg expansion at the Central Manitoba Railway (CEMR), a Cando subsidiary, added in excess of 1,000 new car storage spots. It also rehabbed an additional 700 railcar spots at the Pine Falls subdivision. Now, these spots mostly serve as car storage for large customers with longer-term storage needs. However, the terminal has significant capacity for staging, with daily scheduled interchanges with Canadian National Railway (CN) and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) and access to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) system. The new Kamloops rail terminal is directly connected to the CP mainline and within inter-switch limits from CN track; it can stage 350

railcars on-demand, and more spots will be added in the future as demand in this area matures. The 79-acre rail terminal will also serve as Cando’s B.C. headquarters as it expands into the province to serve the forestry, mining and petroleum industries in particular. Cando offers more than 5,000 spots that provide storage and staging solutions across Canada. The facility offers both storage and staging. It might have some tracks that are spoken for by storage customers but reserves capacity for the short notice spot demand of its customers. Cando’s VP of Rail Operations, Lee Jebb said: “Staging is all about dynamic and responsive service. Our yards are configured and connected to our Class 1 partners to allow for maximum flexibility. When combined with our well-resourced switching operations, we promise

consistent, timely and responsive interchange.” Storage typically involves a set number of spaces that are purchased by a customer for a longer term. Staging is typically a short-term commitment related to supply and demand – more like a ‘pit stop’. Cando’s National Manager of Railcar Storage, Mac Macdonald said: “Cando provides the flexibility to move cars in 24 to 72 hours in most situations. A customer that sells commodities might make a spot sale and need their assets back on the road and moving, and we have the advantage of getting things online fast.” For more information visit www.candorail.com

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RM Rail Ruzchimmash receives Rosneft Oil Company accreditation

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M Rail Ruzchimmash (part of Russian Machines Corporation managing machine building facilities of Basic Element industrial group) has obtained accreditation from the Rosneft Oil Company that validates its right to participate in auctions organised by the company. The validation by Rosneft is mandatory for all producers

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of petrochemical equipment. In addition, RM Rail Ruzchimmash has won a tender with RN-Snabzheniye-Samara to produce two OG-200P tankers with a capacity of 200 cubic metres capacity. RM Rail Sales Director, Petrochemical Equipment, Andrey Goryunov said: “This status is not new for Ruzchimmash - we already got the right

to participate in Rosneft bidding and re-validated it again. Our products meet the highest consumer requirements of the petrochemical industry. This ensures that our partner receives the best of equipment, both in quality and lead time.” For more information visit en.rmrail.ru

SAVAGE EXPANDS INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS WITH NEW QUERÉTARO, MEXICO PETROLEUM TERMINAL

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Savage Companies’ subsidiary started operations of its new petroleum transload terminal in central Mexico on January 1st, 2018, with plans to significantly expand the terminal’s capabilities later in this year. Located near the city of Querétaro, the terminal is served by the Kansas City Southern de Mexico railroad and provides access to strategic ports and U.S. based refinery centres. The Querétaro terminal will provide an optimal location for transferring and storing refined petroleum products.

Initially, it will serve manifest rail volumes, transferring products directly from railcars into trucks. Following permitting approvals, Savage plans to add tank storage and fixed facilities for high-speed rail unloading, product blending and truck loading. At full build out the terminal will handle unit train volumes. Savage President and Chief Executive Officer, Kirk Aubry said: “We’re excited to leverage our team’s experience operating transload facilities and rail operations to reduce the logistics costs of moving and managing refined petroleum products in Mexico. Our strategic location and capabilities, together with our team’s focus

on providing safe, efficient and reliable service, will enable customers to have a trusted partner in getting their products to market on time and on budget. We have a long history working with KCS and all Class I railroads, and look forward to working together with Kansas City Southern de Mexico to provide a world-class petroleum transload terminal in Mexico.” KCS President and CEO, Patrick J. Ottensmeyer said: “KCS is pleased to provide rail services to the new Savage terminal in Querétaro. We have a long and prosperous relationship with Savage in the U.S. and we are honored to extend our mutually beneficial endeavors to Mexico, where we believe this terminal will facilitate additional refined product exports from U.S. Gulf Coast refineries in support of Mexico energy reform. Savage’s experience and commitment to excellence gives us the confidence that this new refined products terminal will provide additional market options in support of Mexico’s new energy infrastructure.” For more information visit www.savageservices.com

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Service desk assists rail transport of hazardous substances

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among one of Russia’s fastest-growing companies

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JSC ‘Research and production corporation “United Wagon Company’ (UWC), has again been ranked among the 50 fastest-growing companies in Russia according to an annual survey in the business journal RBC. For the second year running, the company claimed second place. The ranking is based on a coefficient of average annual revenue growth. In 2016, UWC’s revenue reached RUB48.5 bln, compared with RUB3.1 bln in 2013. In 2016, the company also climbed to 211th place in RBC’s ranking of the 500 biggest companies in Russia, up from 230th in the previous year. This upward trend in UWC’s revenues reflects the company’s stable development and provided by increased production and sales and growth of the average owned fleet. For more information visit www.uniwagon.com

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roRail, the organisation responsible for the rail network in The Netherlands, has opened a service desk that assists carriers that have questions regarding the transport and routing of hazardous substances. In addition to answering questions, Service Desk Basisnet will provide active information to freight carriers and shippers. This information may include alternative routes. to carriers although ProRail cannot force carriers to choose a specific route. In addition to providing hazardous cargo transportation information, the service desk also has an important task of sharing the transport flows of hazardous substances with the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. Municipalities and provinces are also notified of the routing of hazardous substances through their regions.

The service desk was created in collaboration with the InformationMil of Rijkswaterstaat Knowledge Centre. For more information visit www.prorail.nl


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DB CARGO’S RAIL SAFETY DAYS

DB Cargo puts great emphasis on rail safety and compliance with the highest safety standards is particularly important in the chemical industry. Together with its customer Evonik, DB Cargo BTT organised Rail Safety Days at Chemiepark Marl.

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n addition to providing essential safety information to staff that deal with transhipments of chemicals at the chemical park every day, the week-long event also raised awareness of how to handle special equipment safely. As a market leader on the topic of safety, DB shares the latest expert knowledge with the customers – and can gather direct feedback from them at the same time. DB Cargo BTT has been organising large Rail Safety Days events at the sites of customers in the chemical industry since 2014. These events bring together all the relevant players in the

digitisation and sustainability. In one demonstration, the chemical park’s fire brigade displayed its expertise by emptying a compressed gas tank wagon in a simulated emergency situation. Site Manager at the chemical park, Dr Jörg Harren said: “At the chemical park we have a living safety culture that we value chain: infrastructure operators, continuously keep up to date with regular safety organisations, and representatives events in all safety-relevant areas. We want from industry, government and the our staff to be safe when they arrive at work media. in the morning, and we want them all to be The company’s staff in Marl able to go home unharmed when they – one of Germany’s biggest finish work at night. We also aim chemical sites – were given to live up to this standard when intensive training at the transporting freight outside the SAFETY chemical park. Realistic chemical park and in terms of CULTURE simulations provided protecting the neighbouring opportunities to practice population. The Rail Safety Days containment of hazardous are therefore a key event for rail substances and sealing off transport safety.” leaks being among other hazard prevention exercises. Specialist events For more information visit www.dbcargo.com provided a chance to discuss telematics,

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anada National Railway Co (CN) has selected Toyo Engineering Canada to design and build a pilot project to produce CanaPux pellets, a key step toward demonstrating the commercial viability of moving bitumen by rail in its solid form. Vice-President of Corporate Development & Sustainability at CN, Janet Drysdale said: “Working with InnoTech Alberta, CN has developed CanaPux, an innovative product and

potential to unlock offshore markets for Canada’s energy producers.”     CanaPux are solid, dry pellets that will meet the rigorous strength requirements for bulk transport, float in water and do not leak or dissolve, so there is minimal risk of environmental contamination to oceans, lakes and rivers. Toyo will participate in a closed-loop pilot project to create equipment that can solidify and re-liquefy up to 1,000 barrels of bitumen per day.  President of Toyo Engineering

Bitumen pilot project for Canada National Railway new way of transporting bitumen that puts both safety and the environment at the forefront. This partnership with Toyo continues our development of a new supply chain that has the

Canada Ltd, Taro Takahashi said: “Toyo is proud to partner with CN and InnoTech Alberta to build upon the innovative work they have done in the development of CanaPux pellets. Demonstrating how

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bitumen will be transformed from liquid to solid form and loaded into rail cars will be key to the successful launch of this new supply chain.” CN and Toyo will create a presentation centre where interested shippers, potential commercial partners and key stakeholders can see the equipment and how the CanaPux pellets process would work from origin in Alberta to potential customer destinations in markets around the world. Managing Director of InnoTech Alberta, Ross Chow said: “This is an exciting step in the development of CanaPux pellets and we look forward to working with Toyo to move this oil sands innovation forward.” With the pilot, CN will produce CanaPux pellets for further large-scale supply chain testing, including movement of pux in rail gondola cars, unloading at port locations, storage in ground piles and loading of ships. At the same time, CN continues to explore potential licensing options for CanaPux and identify potential customers. Initial conversations have been met with enthusiasm from producers, potential transloaders, ports and refiners. 

For more information visit www.cn.ca

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NORFOLK SOUTHERN SAFETY TRAIN their jobs when responding to potential rail incidents. It’s all about helping our communities be prepared and safe.” The train is part of Norfolk Southern’s ‘Operation Awareness and Response’ programme to connect first responders with training resources. Part way provided training to first responders of the training focuses on AskRail, a in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, mobile application for first responders New York, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, North that provides real-time data about Carolina, Virginia, Alabama, Louisiana, what rail cars are transporting, helping Georgia, and South Carolina. them make informed decisions when Norfolk Southern rolled out the responding to a rail emergency. safety train in 2016 as part of the railroad’s Norfolk Southern Corporation commitment to safe operations in the is one of the nation’s premier communities it serves. It consists of a transportation companies. Its Norfolk dedicated locomotive, two box cars Southern Railway Company subsidiary converted into classrooms, three tank operates approximately 19,500 route cars used in transporting all types miles in 22 states and the District of chemicals, and two flat cars of Columbia, serves every equipped with intermodal major container port in containers and multiple tank the eastern United States, car valve arrangements that and provides efficient PREPARED can simulate leaks. connections to other rail AND SAFE System Manager carriers. Norfolk Southern Hazardous Materials, David operates the most extensive Schoendorfer said: “Our safety intermodal network in the East train is helping Norfolk Southern and is a major transporter of coal, build and strengthen relationships with automotive, and industrial products. first responders across our network. We want them to be equipped with the tools For more information visit www.nscorp.com and resources they need to safely do

In 2017, Norfolk Southern has provided training to 3,241 first responders across its network on the company’s safety train, a rolling learning lab that helps communities prepare for and safely respond to potential rail incidents.

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he safety train visited 23 communities across 14 states during its 2017 tour, providing free training to firefighters, law enforcement, emergency management personnel, and other first responders. NS’ Assistant Vice President Safety and Environmental, John Irwin said: “Safety is ingrained in all things at Norfolk Southern, but emergency response preparedness is something that stands apart. I want to thank all of the emergency responders across our system who took advantage of this opportunity over the past year to experience the hands-on training on our hazmat safety train.”   During the safety train’s final stop of the year, November 27 to December 1 in Greensboro, North Carolina, firefighters participated in advanced tank car training on possible incidents involving the transport of hazardous materials. Norfolk Southern started the tour in March in Hagerstown, Maryland, and along the

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API WELCOMES DOT ECP CHANGE BNSF NAMES THREE CERTIFIED SITES

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NSF Railway Company (BNSF) has named three new properties that have been awarded the company’s Certified Site designation. The sites, located in Minot, North Dakota; Avard, Oklahoma; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota have already been scouted by BNSF and evaluated for their shovel-readiness. The Certified Sites are a part of BNSF’s Premier Parks, Sites and Transload programme. The programme is a strategic approach that addresses the increasing demand for customer site locations by developing various types of facilities across BNSF’s network. BNSF Certified Sites have been reviewed by an industry expert to ensure accurate, reliable data.

The goal of the programme is to provide an inventory of rail-served sites that are available for immediate development. As a Certified Site, businesses looking to locate at any of these properties could save six to nine months of construction time because of this analysis, which includes an evaluation of environmental and geotechnical standards, available utilities, site availability and existing and projected infrastructure. Details for all 13 BNSF Certified Sites are available at bnsf. com/rail-development. For more information visit www.bnfs.com

Short Line Safety Institute welcomes Skip Elliott as PHMSA Administrator

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hort Line Safety Institute’s (SLSI) Executive Director, Tom Murta has released a statement regarding the U.S. Senates confirmation of Howard ‘Skip’ Elliott for Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Tom said: “We look forward to working with Skip Elliott and the team at PHMSA for the advancement of hazardous materials transportation safety. Having worked closely with Mr. Elliott over the past 17 years I know that he is dedicated to improving training and information exchange between

the transportation industry and the emergency response community.” The SLSI was recently awarded a $500,000 grant by PHMSA to create a Hazardous Materials Training Academy. The SLSI is uniquely positioned to provide Hazmat education and training to the short line and regional railroad industry with its experience in assessing the strengths and needs of small business railroads that are currently carrying hazmat. For more information visit www.shortlinesafety.org TA NK NE WSI NTE R N ATION A L .C OM

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he American Petroleum Institute (API) has welcomed action by the U.S. Department of Transportation to rescind a requirement that tank cars be equipped with electronically-controlled pneumatic (ECP) braking systems. Given the lack of evidence in favour of ECP braking systems, API urged the agency to pursue other efforts that would improve rail safety. API Midstream and Industry Operations Group Director, Robin Rorick said: “Safety is a core value throughout the entire natural gas and oil industry. The safety impacts of ECP brakes are marginal at best and mandating implementation of these systems ignores concerns about their reliability, availability and intrinsic safety while various other braking technologies have been proven reliable and effective.” Recently, ECP systems have been called into question by several government agencies including the GAO and National Academies of Sciences finding that DOT’s testing and analysis underlying the rule was lacking. In recent comments submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation related to the agency’s updated regulatory impact analysis, API detailed the problems with the ECP braking requirement and called on the agency to revoke the rule.  For more information visit www.api.org


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Shale Support Holdings, LLC, a provider of frac-sands and logistical solutions to the oil and gas proppant market, has opened its newest terminal, located in Gibsland, Louisiana.

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Bartlam said: “Our newest exclusive terminal strengthens our logistical offerings helping us meet our customers’ distribution and storage needs. We’re thrilled to partner with Prairie Transportation, a company with more than 75-years of experience in the industry, to offer our customers streamlined and cost-effective service.” Shale Support is aligned with key destination terminals that serve the Marcellus, Utica, Haynesville, Tuscaloosa, Mid-Con, Permian and Eagle Ford shale basins. The company has the flexibility to ship proppant via rail, road and barge.

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Biarri Rail to deliver locomotive planning at KCS

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iarri Rail, a global provider and this clearly demonstrated that of planning and we could use the software package to scheduling identify potential fleet efficiencies and software for help make strategic decisions on the freight railroads has deployment and positioning of PLAN our locomotive fleet. landed a new contract AND “For example, we were with the Kansas City OPTIMISE able to run multiple scenarios Southern Railway examining how many of our fleet Company (KCS). could be equipped for Positive Biarri Rail will Train Control (-PTC) based on how and deliver its cloud based where we may choose to assign power locomotive master planning software on our cross-border trains that operate — Boss MP Loco. The software will in both the U.S. and Mexico. Our current enable KCS to quickly plan and optimise locomotive planning tools do not provide locomotives, leading to improved optimization or ‘what if’ capabilities to efficiencies and utilisation of critical deliver the most efficient plan. railway assets. “The Biarri Rail software has an KCS’ Vice President Strategic intuitive user interface and powerful Operational Planning, Mike Walczak said: “We optimization algorithms, which will engaged Biarri Rail to perform a Proof-ofprovide a step change in our planning Concept using the Boss MP Loco software

capability. Based on the successful outcome of the Proof-of-Concept we are now implementing Boss MP Loco into our planning environment.” Biarri Rail CEO, Tom Forbes said: “We are excited to be working with the team at KCS to drive this innovation with them. Boss is a new concept in railroad planning and scheduling software as it brings man and machine together; excellent algorithms, and simple user interfaces, that deliver real world results. “This contract with KCS combined with the recently announced contract with TasRail in Australia really speaks to the flexibility of the Boss platform to provide value for railroads of differing sizes and types.” For more information visit www.biarrirail.com

BNSF PLANS $160M CAPITAL PROGRAM IN WASHINGTON

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NSF Railway Company (BNSF) has announced that its 2018 capital expenditure program in Washington will be approximately $160m. To ensure BNSF continues to operate a safe and reliable rail network, this year’s plan in Washington remains focused on maintenance projects. The largest component of this year’s capital plan in the state will be for replacing and upgrading rail, rail ties and ballast, which are the main components for the tracks on which BNSF trains operate. Keeping

the network infrastructure in optimal condition reduces the need for unscheduled service work that can slow down the BNSF rail network and reduce capacity. Vice President, Corporate Relations, Zak Andersen said: “Freight rail helps connect local businesses with the global supply chain. This is particularly critical in a state where 40 percent of all jobs are tied to trade. Whether its agricultural products moving to markets overseas or lumber and construction materials moving into other U.S. markets, we remain focused on operating a safe,

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reliable and efficient railroad for our customers and the end consumer.” Over the past five years, BNSF has invested approximately $940m to expand and maintain its network in Washington. This year, the maintenance program in Washington includes approximately 490 miles of track surfacing and/or undercutting work as well as the replacement of about 40 miles of rail and close to 230,000 ties. For more information visit www.bnsf.com


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ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES DB Cargo has announced that CEO Dr Jürgen Wilder has decided to resign his post as well as withdraw his interest in the position of Board Member for DB Freight Transport and Logistics. Fairbanks Morse, an EnPro Industries company has appointed Kimberly Getgen to spearhead global go-to market strategy and initiatives. As Vice President of Strategic Marketing, she is responsible for defining and executing the company’s corporate marketing strategy across each of Fairbanks Morse’s key vertical marketing segments including marine power and power generation. MidContinental Chemical Company, Inc.’s District Sales Manager, Ray Sparling, retired on December 31, 2017. Ray had been a part of the MCC team for 10 years. Cenovus Energy Inc. has appointed Alex Pourbaix as President & Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors. He replaces Brian Ferguson, who announced earlier this year that he will be retiring after 33 years with Cenovus and its predecessor companies.

Crowley Maritime Corporation has named Ketra Anderson as Vice President of Safety, Security, Quality and Environmental Stewardship (SSQE), replacing Paul Manzi, who has been named Vice President of the company’s new Alaska Tankers group. Anderson, will be based in Seattle, Wash., and will report to Carl Fox, Senior Vice President, Corporate Services. Johan Jävert has been appointed as Vice President, Commercial Operations at Stena Bulk, and Sofia Eriksson will take on the position of General Manager, Business Control, WW. Björn Stignor continues as Managing Director of Golden Stena Weco in Singapore as does Göran Hermansson as General Manager of the business area LNG. Pond has hired Clay Rokohl as Senior Project Manager for its Oil and Gas division. Clay brings with him more than 21 years of consulting experience within the Oil and Gas industry– as well as the chemicals industry – with a focus on facility process design, process safety management, engineering management, project execution and project management.

Gurpal Grewal has been appointed by Capital GP, the general partner of the Capital Product Partners, a Director of the Partnership. He replaced Nikolaos Syntychakis, who has resigned his directorship. Gurpal served as Technical Director of Capital Ship Management, the Partnership’s manager. He is a chartered engineer and has over 35 years of experience in newbuilding design, construction, and supervision of bulk carriers, tankers, LPG and LNG vessels.

Phillips 66 President Tim Taylor retired at the end of last year. Tim was named President of Phillips 66 in 2014, after serving as the company’s EVP of Commercial, Marketing, Transportation and Business Development. He also currently serves as President and a member of the board of directors of Phillips 66 Partners, the company’s master limited partnership.

The shareholders of Marquard & Bahls AG have elected Paul J. Reed to join the Supervisory Board of the Hamburg-based family-owned company. He was appointed effective from November 21, 2017.

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nomination is subject to the approval of the General Shareholders Meeting. Advanced Polymer Coatings, Inc. (APC), manufacturer of patented polymer high performance industrial coatings used worldwide in a range of markets, has promoted David J. Keehan to President. The announcement, made by Donald J. Keehan, APC Chairman, is designed to ensure management continuity for future years in the closely held family business. Stena Bulk has reorganised its business activities into three business areas: Crude & Fuel, Products & Chemicals and LNG and has appointed two new Managing Directors: Mats Karlsson for Crude & Fuel and Johnny Schmolker for Products & Chemicals. Chembulk Tankers has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer following the retirement of Jack Noonan who led the Chembulk team for 10 years. David Ellis took over at the helm on November 1, 2017, and Jack took on the role of CEO Emeritus until the end of last year. Adams Resources & Energy, Inc. has appointed Kevin J. Roycraft as President of Service Transport Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Adams. Predecessor James L. Brown remained with Service Transport Company through to his retirement date of December 31, 2017 in order to facilitate a smooth transition. Polar Service Centers (PSC) has a new President, Jerry Cignarella.He replaces Mike Besson who has left the company to pursue other interests. Imperial Logistics International has appointed Christian Berlin to the position of Director of the Road (Liquid) Business Unit. He follows in the footsteps of Steffen Bauer, who moved to become COO of


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the Shipping business unit at Imperial. Christian will report directly to the COO of the Imperial Transport Solutions division, Adrian Kaczmarczyk. A Board Member at DB Netz AG, Roland Bosch has been appointed to the role of CEO of DB Cargo and will assume his new position at the helm of Europe’s leading rail freight company this month. The GATX Corporation’s Executive Vice President of GATX and President of Rail International, James F. Earl has chosen to retire effective March 1, 2018. The current Vice President of GATX and Senior Vice President of Business Development and Rail International, N. Gokce Tezel will assume leadership of Rail International following James’ retirement. Canadian Pacific Railway has strengthened its Sales and Marketing team with the addition of two new Vice Presidents and reorganised the group’s structure. The Sales and Marketing team will comprise three business units, each led by a Vice President reporting to John Brooks, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Coby Bullard will lead Sales and Marketing for ECP and Merchandise. Eileen Pedante Stone will lead the Grain and Fertilizers business unit. Jonathan Wahba, will lead Sales and Marketing for Intermodal and Automotive. CFL Cargo’s Board of Directors has appointed Laurence Zenner to the role of CEO. She will take over from Marc Polini who is retiring. Pond has welcomed John Rettig as its new Corrosion Program Manager, and as its first employee hired to expand its corrosion control contracts, business development and construction footprint on the west coast. General Finance Corporation, a specialty rental services company offering portable storage, modular space and liquid containment solutions in North America and in the Asia-Pacific region of Australia and New Zealand, has appointed Jeffrey Kluckman as the Executive Vice President

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of Global Business Development of General Finance Corporation.

industry leaders McKesson, Univar USA, Chemical Leaman, and Service Transport.

MidContinental Chemical Company, Inc.’s Technical Director, Phil Korosec, retired December 31, 2017. Phil had an exceptional 55+ year career in the chemicals industry, spending the last 12 years leading the MCC technical team.

BIMCO’s Secretary General & CEO, Angus Frew, will extend his contract to the end of 2022. His top priority in 2018 will be environmental legislation.

The Managing Director of GB Railfreight (GBRf ), John Smith, has been appointed the new CEO of parent company Hector Rail Group. John founded GB Railfreight in 1999 and is the company’s Managing Director. He has more than 33 years of experience from the rail industry, including various leading positions at British Rail and Anglia Railways. The Port of Corpus Christi’s Executive Director, John LaRue, has retired and will serve in a senior advisory capacity to his successor, Sean Strawbridge, currently the Port’s Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. Aderco Ltd is adding to its growing profile with the appointment of Rebecca Farrell as Customer Relations Manager based at the company’s UK head office in Hampshire. Paul Oseland is taking on the new role of Chief Operating Officer, Inter Terminals. Replacing Paul as Commercial Director, Inter Terminals is Per Follin, previously responsible for managing large-scale development projects for Inter Terminals’ Swedish business and supporting acquisition activities within Europe. Joey Evans has joined TNW Corporation, a privately held operator of short line railroads and logistics centers, as the company’s Director of Customer Success. He will be based in TNW’s corporate offices in Dallas and report directly to TNW’s Chief Operating Officer, Jeff Davis. American PetroLog has added Chuck Toledo to its team in the role of National Account Executive. His career and industry relationships have developed over the years in his domestic and international roles with

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Crowley Maritime Corp. announced today it has appointed four industry veterans to oversee the consolidated lines of business under the recently formed Crowley Shipping group. Tucker Gilliam is VP of Petroleum Services, Cole Cosgrove is VP of Ship Management, Johan Sperling is VP of Marine Services and Paul Manzi is VP of Crowley Alaska Tankers. Odfjell has appointed Harald Fotland to the newly formed post of COO. He joined the company in 2010 as Chief of Staff and was appointed Senior Vice President of Odfjell Tankers in 2015. Odfjell appointed Geirmund Drivenes as Global Head of Ship Management and Bjørn Hammer as Global Head of Tanker Trading. Geirmund held the role of Vice President Fleet Management in Odfjell from 2004 and has been with the Company since 2001. Bjørn has been with the Company since 2007, and comes from the position as Vice President Tonnage procurement. Dupré Logistics has promoted Al Lacombe to Vice President of Safety and Risk Management. Starting as a driver, Al has subsequently grown the company into a leader in safety nationwide. Heil Trailer International has appointed David Morrow as Vice President of International Business Development. David will focus on expanding business throughout Asia and other emerging markets. Heil Trailer Asia Limited, which opened in 1995, services all of Asia from its Thailand headquarters. Imperial Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG has promoted Adrian Kaczmarczyk to the Management Board of the company. As the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Adrian is responsible for the operational management of all the European logistics and transport activities on the Management Board of Imperial Logistics International.


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EVENT REVIEW

TANK STORAGE GERMANY 2017 CLOSES LAST YEAR’S EVENT INDUSTRY OPTIMISM

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Following an information packed, motivational and innovative two-day exhibition and conference in Hamburg Messe, the fourth Tank Storage Germany event was hailed a success by leading industry experts, delegates, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors.

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he CPD certified conference programme brought together the top terminals, traders, oil majors, analysts and experts to analyse the key trends shaping the industry. Delegates were able to hear from insightful thought-leaders on topics including oil prices, trade flows, developing new business projects for storage facility renovation, upgrades and expansions, as well as, the outlook for the coming year. Keynote speaker, Dr. Ruprecht Brandis, Director External Affairs, BP, told the conference that despite reports in the media, oil will continue to be the number one fuel for the next 10 to 15 years, and that provides a sound foundation to build business

plans. However, he encouraged delegates not to overlook what is happening in the field of alternative energy. “I really think that we are living in a period of global energy transition”. Alternative energies such as gas and renewables are gaining pace and will provide opportunities for the tank storage industry. The availability of capital was confirmed as playing a major part in the expansion of the industry and as Lucas Ruland, Co-Head Industries & Manufacturing in Germany, NIBC Bank Deutschland said, “It’s an exciting time in the industry but still a very competitive environment. Investors are being more creative in order to add value to achieve acceptable exit multiples”. Big data was also discussed and its

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increasingly important role within the industry. “There is a shift in behavior with the key driver being more tank availability. Big data is being used to assess performance in and out of the terminal on an operational and HSSEQ level.” Jonathan Feys, Business Development and Sales director, LBC Terminals said. Visitors attended the show from over 40 countries, with 65% directly from Germany. They were able to network with other industry professionals and meet face-to-face with more than 70 exhibitors from Germany and the rest of Europe including Biton, Concrete Canvas, Falck, Honeywell, Kaefer, M+F technologies, Protego, Rohrer Group, Netzsch and Siemens to name just a few, who were showcasing their latest innovations, services and solutions. The next Tank Storage Germany event will take place on 5th and 6th December 2018. For more information, visit www.tankstoragegermany.com


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20TH ANNUAL NISTM RETURNS NISTM’s (National Institute for Storage Tank Management) 20th Annual International Aboveground Storage Tank Conference & Trade Show returns this year to Orlando in Florida, running from March 27th to 29th and hosted at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel. On Tuesday, March 27th the following sessions will be delivered: 3 Buckeye Partners’ Joe Sauger & Chris Corcoran will deliver: Catastrophic Hurricane Management – A Lessons Learned Study. 3 Rice University’s Jamie Padgett will deliver: Hurricane Harvey - Houston Storm and Drainage Issues. 3 API’s Nate Wall will deliver: API Aboveground Storage Tank Standards Development Process. 3 Kinder Morgan Terminals’ Earl J Crochet, P.E. will deliver: Update on API 2350 Overfill Protection.

3 Pond & Company’ Brian Lunsford delivering: Hurricane Preparedness Plans for Storage Tank Terminals 3 PEMY Consulting’s Andrew Yearwood delivering: How to Retrofit Tanks for High Seismic Loads 3 US Tank Protectors’ Lou Koszewski delivering: New Advancements in Cathodic Protection and Corrosion STI’s Dana Schmidt will deliver: STI SP 001 Revisions Control for AST Bottoms 3 Nationwide Consulting 3 Relevant Solutions’ Dr. Ron F. Company’s Gregg Manzione Sickels delivering: Changes will deliver: Terminal Sales, in Fuel Quality Affecting Value, Trends and the Today’s Tank and Fuel RANGE OF Trump Administration Systems Infrastructure SESSIONS 3 Dixon CFE’s Patrick M. Wednesday, March 28th is split Eakins delivering Reality into a range of sessions under Check: Fuel and Tank Cleaning Fact vs. Fiction the headings of: AST Operations & Tank Integrity, AST Environmental, AST For more information visit Operations as well as special topics and www.nistm.org sponsored events. These include:

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EVENT PREVIEW

INTERNATIONAL TRADE SHOW UNITI EXPO COMES BACK BIGGER THAN EVER

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NITI expo, the leading European trade fair for the fuel retailing and car wash industries, has announced a 20% increase in exhibition space for its 2018 edition, taking place on May 15 – 17 in Stuttgart, Germany. The biennial event, with its compact three-day format, offers professionals the chance to meet and interact in an international environment. International exhibitors will present their latest products and innovations across 40,000m2 of exhibition space at UNITI expo 2018. This year the trade show will be placing a special focus on alternative fuels, exploring the development of hydrogen technology, e-fuels, natural gas-based formulas and e-mobility, by exhibiting the latest concepts and technologies and dedicating one whole conference day to the subject.

“We´ve grown from 25,000 m2 of exhibition space in 2014, 35,000 m2 in 2016, and in 2018 exhibitors from around the world will showcase their innovations and products across 40,000 m2 in the state-of-the-art Stuttgart Messe”, says Bruno Boroewitsch, CEO of com-a-tec and co-organizer of UNITI expo. Across the three different forums – International Forum, Car Wash Forum and Convenience Forum – a selection of industry experts will explore the current state of the market, key trends and future challenges. The exhibition incorporates all areas of interest for operators of service stations: fuel technology, fuel logistics, tanking, site construction, payment and automation, carwash and carcare, and shop and convenience. With its two previous editions, UNITI expo has become the most international

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trade fair in the industry. “There is a high level of decision makers from all major fuel retailers and oil companies, while several delegations from across the globe are expected,” explains Boroewitsch. The organisers believe they will easily surpass the figures of UNITI 2016, when the event gathered 425 exhibitors from 36 countries and more than 15,000 attendies from over 110 countries. For many the event has become the must-attend show of the year due to its innovative character, well-structured program and high quality of exhibitors. Attendance to the exposition and conferences is free for pre-registered professional. Registration is now open on the UNITI-expo.com website.


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STOCEXPO EUROPE, THE INDUSTRY’S LEADING EVENT FOR THE TANK TERMINAL INDUSTRY, RETURNS TO ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, IN MARCH 2018, STRONGER THAN EVER.

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eading the market for nearly 15 years and boasting 200+ exhibitors, the three-day event has confirmed several new initiatives for 2018 including the Engineers of the Future zone, the Innovation in Storage showcase and a special seminar programme presented by EEMUA. Day one will welcome a series of workshops on the show floor from The Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association (EEMUA). These will cover a range of topics, from updates to the industry standard EEMUA 159, to ways to make tank storage safer through inspection, validation and maintenance techniques. On day two, the Innovation in Storage showcase will be hosted by iTanks, a Netherlands-based knowledge and innovation platform for the tank storage sector. A series of inspiring presentations, covering topics ranging from the Future of Robotics to Sustainability, will be entirely free of charge for all StocExpo Europe attendees. Running parallel to this will be a Start Up Zone allowing new entrants

to the tank storage sector the opportunity to exhibit at a special introductory rate. For day three, the ‘Engineers of the Future’ session is all new, and specifically designed to solve the problem of the ageing workforce. StocExpo Europe will invite the highest calibre students from local engineering & technology universities to hear first-hand how a career in tank storage can offer a multitude of benefits. The dedicated programme on the show floor includes presentations from successful professionals in the industry, designed to inspire a new generation of talent. Budding engineers will then listen to an intensive introduction to the world of tank storage, followed by access to the Recruiter Clinic. This will provide a unique opportunity to find out what recruiters are looking for, enhance their CV and learn invaluable interview techniques. Alongside these new features, StocExpo will be hosting its widely recognised 3-day high level conference programme. Key speakers include Alfons Kuylen, Senior Safety Advisor Operations, Gunvor Petroleum Antwerp; Sally Martin, Vice President of HSSE for Downstream Operations, Shell; Christopher Beale, Process Safety Expert, BASF and Jaap

For more information and to register to exhibit or attend please visit www.stocexpo.com.

Koomen, General Manager, Burgan Cape Terminals. Within the conference programme and all new for 2018 is the Terminal of the Future stream. This will cover Digitalisation, the Internet of Things, Drones in Action at the terminal and ways to utilise 3D terminal modelling. The programme will also have a dedicated session on safety, including ways to reduce incidents at the terminal, improving process safety at the terminal and lessons learnt from the chemical industry. “Having spent time with our stakeholders understanding what they’re looking to achieve by attending StocExpo Europe, we’re delighted to be addressing these issues,” says Nick Powell, Divisional Director at Easyfairs. “These include helping to recruit new talent through the Engineers of the Future zone, providing more information on new technologies via the Innovation Showcase and allowing brand new exhibitors to exhibit on the show floor via the Start Up Zone.” StocExpo Europe will be held in Rotterdam on March 20-22. Following day one of the evet will be the 2nd edition of the Global Tank Storage Awards.

WORLD’S LEADING EVENT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL STORAGE SECTOR ANNOUNCES ALL NEW FEATURES FOR 2018

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ARGUS MEDITERRANEAN STORAGE LOGISTICS CONFERENCE

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The Argus Mediterranean Storage and Logistics conference is an opportunity for market participants to stay well informed on the latest trends in supply, demand and trade flows.

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torage and logistics firms face the challenge of operating in crude and product markets that are no longer in a contango structure. The subsequent decline in inventories means that tank owners have to work harder to secure business. Another major issue is the adoption of lower-sulphur bunker fuels from 2020.

The global move to a more stringent specification will have a major effect on storage demand for fuel oil and middle distillates in the Mediterranean region. In the longer term, storage and logistics companies will be affected by changes to refining capacity in the Mediterranean market, port and terminal investments and the wider transition to

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more environmentally friendly methods of transport. Hear what industry thought leaders have to say on these topics and meet with professionals from oil, trading, storage and tank technology companies, as well as terminals and service providers. For more information visit www.argusmedia.com/euro-bitumen


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DNV GL

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ince 1864, DNV GL has enabled organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their businesses. Over the last five decades the company has also become a trusted third party software vendor, solving technical and operational challenges related to industrial assets.

DNV GL is one of the world’s leading software providers within the oil and gas, energy and maritime industries. For five decades, it has enabled its customers to profit from new technologies through innovative software solutions. DNV GL’s Synergi Plant software manages integrity of the entire infrastructure of onshore and offshore facilities, and is especially fit for oil and gas plants, refineries, chemical plants, LNG terminals, power plants, as well as offshore topside. With the Synergi Plant - RBI modules users are able to improve safety and potentially reduce costs by optimising inspection strategy to focus resources on high risk areas. The RBI modules are based on the extensively used risk-based inspection methodology. The RBI AST (for atmospheric storage tanks) module has standard RBI modules supporting API 581 and EEMUA

159 methodologies. Users of Synergi Plant - RBI AST can run various scenarios, quantifying influences of inspections in addition to operation and design parameters. The software includes methods for semi-quantitative and quantitative RBI and helps decision-making on methods and frequency of storage tank inspections and repairs. Calculations include consequence of failure, probability of failure, financial risk, and inspection optimisation with quantitative modules. The software enables users to evaluate and justify inspection budgets and set inspection targets using standard and user-definable risk matrices. For more information visit www.dnvgl.com/software/index.html

TANK WELDING LLC.

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ank Welding is a complete source for Automatic Storage Tank Welding Machines. The company specialises in custom built to order automatic tank welding machines for LNG & flat bottom tanks. It has over 10 standard Automatic Girth Welders (AGW) A.K.A. (3:00, 3 O’clock Welder) designs. EGW (Electrogas Welder), VUP & AVW Automatic Vert Welders, Vert Buggy, Tank Jacking systems, automatic Sphere, Pipe, Shop, & Shipyard welders. This line of equipment is built with the clients’ choice of USA made Lincoln or Miller welding systems. The firm’s AGW

travel is powered by top of the line twin German engineered inverter controlled SEW drive motors. Tank Welding LLC specialises in supplying standard designs along with custom built to order automatic welding and erection equipment for the global Tank, Pressure Vessel construction & fabrication industry. Tank Welding also offers multiple types of automatic Pipe welders, Ship Yard, Fab Shop automatic welding, cutting and positioning equipment. The line of tank equipment we supply includes items such as over 10 models of the Automatic Girth Welder

(AGW):, AGW-LNG, AGW-USA, AGW-LW Light Weight Automatic Girth Welder AGW-1, AGW-11, AGW-P, AGW-P2, AGW-stiffener welder, AGW-Mini, AGW-Sphere welder, AGW-Mig, AGW-Jack-UP, which are also known as a (3 O’clock welder), EGW-V (Electrogas Welder), EGW-P (Electrogas Welder), EGW-Jack-UP (Electrogas Welder), EGW=Electro Gas Welder which is also known as a Vertical Up Welder (VUP), is a single pass Vertical-Up welder (VUP), AVW-multi pass, AVW-Jack-UP, AVW automatic vertical welder, manual and electric powered Shell Buggy (also know a Vert Buggy), Tank Jack-up systems, USA made Kevlar AGW Flux belts, Latex Flux Belts, Tank Fit Up Gear and a lot of various tank welding & erection equipment to fit most company’s needs. For more information visit www.tankwelding.com

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ELSONT TANKSERVICE GMBH

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or more than 30 years, ELSONT has been supplying the oil industry. Decades of expert knowledge and continued contact to operators of tank farms and refineries gives ELSONT the edge over competitors and gain new clients. Based on over 20 years of installation and maintenance experience, ELSONT’s specialised range of equipment is being installed in refineries all over the world. ELSONT is ISO 9001:2000 and SCC**

certified, and all products are manufactured to strict quality standards. Manufacturing of our products is based in modern facilities in Seoul, Korea and Europe. We strive to reduce product losses through evaporation and maintain product quality with: 3 Geodesic Dome Roofs 3 Full Contact Aluminium Internal Floating Roofs 3 Pontoon Type Aluminium Internal Floating Roofs

3 Stainless Steel Internal Floating Roofs 3 Floating Roof Seal Systems, single-double-triple seals 3 Floating Suction Lines 3 Floating Roof Drain Systems 3 Gauge Pole Covers, Leg seals, Special Seal Solutions, a.s.o. Especially when it comes to the storage of bio-fuels, such as bioethanol or biodiesel, it is of prime importance to make the right choice of materials to use. Together with the customer, ELSONT carries out all regulatory requirements and gears the tank(s) up for the demands of the future. For more information visit www.elsont.com

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nity strengthens efficiency. Your needs are what we are about. Pelican Worldwide was founded on the idea that one company needs to be responsible for all products on a tank. This allows our customers to maintain lower repair budgets, product standardization and, most importantly, a partner that you can depend on for the long haul. Cost effectiveness is not the only long-term benefit for this one-source

solution. Our global sales force and technical team are committed to providing friendly, fair and flexible service tailored to meet your individual needs. Thus, time efficiency is another result of our commitment. Our shipping department is just another example of efficiency. Orders for stock items received by 12:00 AM (USA/Singapore) and 11 CET (Netherlands) will be shipped the same day. For your convenience, we have experts in all product fields, so let us create

multiple solutions for your company with one phone call. While this industry is very technical, our current customers find our emphasis on service most rewarding. Our products are approved through many regulatory agencies such as Bureau Veritas and Lloyds Register and are tested at our facilities before they are dispatched. This combination of qualified products delivered in a timely manner at a fair price allows our customers the time to focus on the business at hand. We invite your challenges, emergencies and desire for a good relationship. We are enthusiastic to become your partner and hope that our people and products will inspire you to trust us with your future procurement decisions. For more information visit www.pelicanworldwide.com

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Fisher Tank Company

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Gauging Systems, Inc.

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Tarsco Bolted Tank

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88

Techflow Marine

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Global Petroleum Show

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Gorman-Rupp Pumps

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4-5

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125

HOYER

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123

TWS Tankcontainer-Leasing GmbH & Co. KG

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106

Varec, Inc.

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68

Implico Group

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185

Verwater

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66

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116

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115

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