Volume: 9
Issue: 4

Published:
July 22, 2013

Tank Storage Magazine

Tank Storage Magazine is the leading industry publication dedicated exclusively to the bulk liquid storage industry. It is read by terminal managers, senior engineers, logistics/distribution managers and CEOs within oil, gas and petrochemical facilities as well as third party terminal operators.



Headlines


Uruguay gets connected

Schandy, a partner of Latin American forwarding and logistics network Ultramar Logistics, is building Uruguay’s first independent tank terminal with a pipeline connection to a port. Schandy already operates one inland tank farm and is due to complete a second, connected to the port of Nueva Pal...


Full Brazilian?

With the approval of 52 new private port terminals, the country is set for significant growth Brazil’s liquid storage market has started to enter an important new growth phase. A number of terminal operators are launching third party storage expansion schemes to increase capacity at existi...


Opening up the Pana-ramic view

Tank Storage magazine catches up with a project in Panama aimed at widening its famous canal to increase options for bunker and liquid cargo storage Now at the halfway stage, Panama’s $5.2 billion (€3.9 billion) canal expansion programme (PCEP) is expected to have a major impact on the i...


Turkey: more pros than cons

These are interesting times to be writing about Turkey. This strategically located country, at the crossroads of energy and trading routes linking East and West, has been gripped by weeks of protest and an increasingly authoritarian response from the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan...


Is Turkey a safe bet?

Turkey is the sixth largest economy in Europe and 17th in the world. It is a key transit hub and a natural bridge between energy suppliers like Russia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Iran and the largest consumers of the region in mainland Europe. Moreover, Turkey is a big energy consumer mar...


Australia: A wealth of opportunities?

The closure of Australia’s refineries is providing increasing opportunities for bulk liquid terminal operators as the country’s refined petroleum products imports grow. Lynda Davies reports Australia’s rising dependence on refined petroleum product imports could be a blessing for termi...


Playing the long game

Eduard Ruijs, director at First Reserve, explains what he looks for in a terminal investment partnership Private equity firm First Reserve is perhaps best known among our readers for its involvement in the Bahamas Oil Refining oil storage terminal (BORCO). First Reserve and Vopak acquired...


Combatting a multimillion dollar problem

Independent storage terminal operator Oiltanking operates 75 terminals in 23 countries with a total capacity of 20.3 million m3 (127.68 million barrels). Aboveground storage tanks are the lifeblood of its terminals so maintaining these assets is critical. Tank bottoms are the biggest proble...


Stand and deliver

One specialist safety provider explains the approach it takes to teach storage terminal operators good PPE practices in just 35 minutes Who knows your terminal storage site better than you? The typical answer is nobody. This is why one safety provider, Reynolds Training Services, ha...


A mate for life

Vopak’s CIO Ton van Dijk speaks about the company’s implementation of a new automation system across its 84 terminal locations This year has so far been a time of change for Emerson Process Management. In January the company announced the appointment of its new president for Europe...


Get pulled in by magnet-drive pumps

This leakage-free alternative cuts emissions and reduces maintenance requirements Due to their leakage-free sealing, centrifugal pumps with magnetic drive conquer a growing share of the centrifugal pump market. This pump design fulfils the increasing requirements to reduce emissions an...