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Within the framework of the International Logistics Exhibition (SIL), ChemMed Tarragona has organized this morning the 4th SIL CHEMICAL Conference, which has carried the title: “ChemMed Tarragona, common infrastructures and competitive services.”

After more than a year of international renown, the most important chemical cluster in Southern Europe, promoted by the Chemical Business Association of Tarragona (AEQT) and the Port de Tarragona, has returned to the SIL to expose his maturity as a cluster, and to value  that ChemMed Tarragona is the brand under which the synergies between Port and chemical industry have gathered for more than 40 years.

In this fourth edition of the SIL CHEMICAL have took part as speakers Jesus Loma-Ossorio, president of ChemMed Tarragona and AEQT; Josep Andreu, vice president of ChemMed Tarragona and president of Port de Tarragona; Marc Fargas, CEO of AITASA; Teresa Pallares, general manager of ChemMed Tarragona and AEQT; and Francesc Sánchez, ChemMed board member and CEO of the Port de Tarragona.

In his speech, the president of ChemMed Tarragona reviewed a year of international repercussion of the cluster, and has wanted to highlight the competitive advantages of the cluster and also that it makes the territory an interesting location for investment. Loma-Ossorio has emphasized the potential of the chemical industry of Tarragona, the great depth and specialization of port infrastructure, the specialization of services of the territory, the human capital and the 350 available hectares that the chemical industry and the port offer for new investments.

However, Loma-Ossorio has made a review of recent investments in Tarragona Chemical companies such as Dow Tarragona, Clariant, Kemira, Repsol and BASF.

In turn, the vice president of ChemMed Tarragona has stressed the importance of the presence of ChemMed in the SIL, one of the main logistics showcase in Southern Europe. And he has wanted to show that the Port de Tarragona is a partner that adds value to the chemical industry through competitive infrastructures, and he has given as example the  Logistics Activities Area of the Port of Tarragona. Andreu also took the stage of the event to name the three leading exponents of the needs of the chemical industry and the territory, the complaints of connection with the European width, the A27 and a better power management.

Marc Fargas, CEO of AITASA, explained to the audience about the competitiveness of shared services among different companies that make it up the AEQT and the Port de Tarragona, such as Rack Dixquímics (connecting companies with each other and with the Port) the “Emisario Submarino” (by connecting all companies at the same outfall and allowing greater management of spills) and the regenerating water station.

The presentation of Teresa Pallares has entitled “Efficiency of general services: Prevention Project on marine contingencies, fire station and health services”. The general manager of ChemMed Tarragona has valued the three chemical safety parks located in the northern polygon, polygon south and inside the port land, and the three parks give service to any of the companies that are around it.

Finally, Francesc Sánchez has made a radiograph of the chemical industry sector in the international area, and stressed the importance of ports as logistic platforms; and as now they should manage their efforts to become big  intermodal infrastructure in order to being export hubs to other countries.

In this sense, he highlighted the port infrastructures as for example the recently finalized extension of “muelle de la quimica” that puts on the market available hectares , while it gives competitiveness to companies that are already installed on the port providing a higher draught. He also wanted to emphasize the intermodal terminal in the Port de Tarragona, offering competitive customer service and it is an open intermodal services companies in the territory. And finally he emphasized the development of the area of logistics activities, which will operate in the near future.

 



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ChemMed Tarragona sponsors the SIL CHEMICAL 2015, in collaboration with the promoters of the cluster : Port de Tarragona and the Chemical Business Association of Tarragona (AEQT). The conference will take place on Thursday 11th June at 9.30 am in the Pabilex room, in the context of the International Logistics , and entitled as “ChemMed Tarragona, common infrastructure and competitive services”. In this way, after more than one year of international diffusion, the chemical cluster in the Mediterranean returns to SIL to expose his maturity as a cluster and to value the strengths and assets on the global map of the chemical industry and logistics.

ChemMed Tarragona is a brand for the promotion at international level with some very clear lines which show that Tarragona has all the elements necessary  to develop the future challenges of the sector.

The SIL CHEMICAL 2015 is the fourth edition which this year includes as speakers Jesus Loma-Ossorio, president of ChemMed Tarragona and AEQT; Josep Andreu i Figueras, president of the Port de Tarragona and vice president of ChemMed Tarragona; Marc Fargas, CEO of AITASA; Teresa Pallares, general manager of AEQT and ChemMed Tarragona and Francesc Sánchez, CEO of the Port of Tarragona and board member of ChemMed Tarragona.

ChemMed Tarragona is the most important chemical cluster in the Mediterranean. The sum of the chemical industry, the port and all the agents that surround it have  provided a reality that has 50 years of experience and highlighting, among others, major infrastructure associated, as the pipe rack Dixquímics, plant regenerated water, the Chemical Safety Parks, common emissary, the moll de la química or 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 .

To register on the day SIL CHEMICAL 2015: http://www.silbcn.com/cat/actos_jornadas/jornada_chemical.php