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This morning, the Shed 1 “Moll de la Costa”, in Port de Tarragona, has been the frame of the inauguration of TankBank 2015, one of the major international events in the petrochemical field and it has chosen Tarragona in order to hold its first meeting in the Mediterranean. Tony Quinn, CEO of TankBank International; Josep Andreu, president of the Port de Tarragona and Francesc Sánchez, general manager of the Port de Tarragona were in charge of welcoming the hundred attendees which are representatives of major companies in the storage industry, management of chemical and petrochemical terminals, European Ports and manufacturers of storage tanks.

In his speech, the president of the Port de Tarragona, and vice president of ChemMed, defended the strategic role that plays this territory on the international map and the possibilities it offers as an investment destination. Before him, the CEO of TankBank, Tony Quinn, has given the starting point for the conference and he wanted to stress the great potential of Tarragona, not only for its strategic location, also for the ability that the territory has in economic and development growth next to the powerful chemical industry and the Port de Tarragona. Moreover, among others, the director of Tepsa Spain, LLuis Sala and the Director of Operations of Repsol refinery in Tarragona, Baltasar, Boix have spoken this morning.

Before ending the morning conference the participants have made a sea tour by port facilities.

The Chemical Cluster of the Mediterranean has put full stop to the first day of TankBank in Tarragona in the Hipòlit sarcophagus room in Tower of Pretorio, which has hosted the presentation of this project that brings together the Chemical Industry, the Port de Tarragona and all the agents surrounding the sector in this territory. Its president, Jesus Loma-Ossorio, presented to the attendees the project in company of the vice president of ChemMed Tarragona, Josep Andreu.

President of AEQT and ChemMed explained that the cluster born just to anticipate the future, placing a value on the potential of Tarragona and to project this brand to the world in search of investments to consolidate the future of this industry in the territory. Loma took the opportunity to travel back in time to explain what role the petrochemical sector has played in the last half century in Tarragona and how now it makes a step forward into the specialties world.

This afternoon session was also attended by the Mayor of Tarragona, who wanted to receive the TankBank attendees in the same “Tower del Pretorio”. In his speech the mayor stressed the importance of the territory as an economic engine, pointing the chemical industry, the Port de Tarragona and other sectors such as knowledge and tourism. Josep Felix Ballesteros has placed the audience in the historic site where they were, recalling that Tarragona is a place not only of past and present also with future.

 



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Tarragona hosts one of the major international events in the petrochemical sector

TankBank 2015 will be held in Tarragona the next 2 and 3 of July in what will be the first meeting in the Mediterranean. Tank bank is an international event held annually with the aim of creating contacts between the attending companies (networking), and where participate the major companies in the storage industry, management of chemical and petrochemical terminals, European ports, storage tanks manufacturers , etc.

TankBank Tarragona 2015 will be a major international event full of presentations and high-level conferences. During this meeting, the participants made an extensive tour to the port facilities in Tarragona, with visits to terminals and petrochemical companies located in the territory which comprising the most important Southern European chemical industrial zone.

The Port de Tarragona has worked in recent months in order to finally this event can take place in Tarragona. The TankBank 2015 will certainly be an excellent platform to make internationally known the potential of the Port de Tarragona, chemical industry and especially of ChemMed Tarragona cluster.

Last year, the Port de Tarragona participated in the event TankBank held in London, where it was announced the efficient logistics services and infrastructure in front of entrepreneurs, logistics operators and responsible of port terminals worldwide.

Spreading the extension of the “Moll de la Química” to new operators

Within the framework of Tank Bank 2015 and with the vision of internationalization, the Port de Tarragona will announce the expansion of the “Moll de la Quimica” to the global chemistry industry leading companies and management of storage of chemical and petrochemical terminals. The aim is to promote commitment to positioning as a petrochemical hub port that has allowed the Port de Tarragona to improve their competitiveness and become more attractive in front of large international operators, which currently do not operate in the Mediterranean. The Moll de la Química put on the market available hectares, while giving competitive to companies that are already installed in the Port de Tarragona providing greater draught.

Another objective pursued by the TankBank event in Tarragona, is to show the potential of the territory (port and chemical industry) and make it an attractive option for foreign investment. The event will provide the opportunity to generate networking.

Undoubtedly, TankBank 2015 also will become an important international platform for ChemMed Tarragona, and to make known the sum of the chemical industry, the Port and all the agents around him. The major infrastructure associated as the pipe rack Dixquimics, regenerated water plant, Chemical Safety Parks, common emissary, the Moll de la quimica or the common service for the operation of marine pollution contingency are some of the examples that have given meaning to the premise that there is strength in numbers.

For registration: http://www.tankbank.com.sg/events/