A range of high-level technical professionals from across the tank terminal industry have been announced as judges for the 2018 Global Tank Storage Awards.
The cross section panel of 11 impartial judges from across the industry includes representation from oil majors Shell Trading and BP Oil, as well as respected terminal operators including Vopak, Oiltanking, VTTI, LBC Tank Terminals, Inter Terminals and Koole.
The list of judges for the 2018 event in Rotterdam are:
- James Foster, trading manager at BP Oil International
- Jonathan Silk, technical manager, Oiltanking Odfjell Terminal Oman
- Niels van Bladeren, chief financial officer, LBC Tank Terminals
- Laurent Hatzopoulos, manager, third party storage, Shell Trading
- Margit Blok, global HSE director, VTTI
- Keith Jackson, operations director, InterTerminals
- Oliver Stanelle, general manager central engineering, Oiltanking
- Roel Brouwer, international technical advisor, Vopak
- Corne van de Reijt, global manager, project management, Vopak
- Erik van Ommeren, technical director, Koole Tank Storage & Transport
- Guest judge Will Crawford, director, Concrete Canvas
The 2018 awards also features guest judge Will Crawford, director at Concrete Canvas, who will sit on the panel when judging the 'Most Innovative Technology Award'.
The event will take place after the first day of StocExpo Europe on March 20 at the Cruise Terminal Rotterdam.
Event organiser Margaret Dunn says: 'Our first awards ceremony and gala dinner received fantastic feedback from the industry. We wanted to ensure we took on board all the feedback received and use it to make further improvements and make next year's event even better.
'One area of feedback was that people wanted more high-level technical experience included on our judging panel, and this year's line-up certainly reflects that.'
Nominations for the awards categories, which includes a greater focus on the latest technology and innovations in the industry, are now open.
For more information on the judges, award categories and to book your place at next year's event, visit www.tankstoragemag.com/awards.
The inaugural Global Tank Storage Awards ceremony was held last week during StocExpo Europe in Rotterdam.
The sold-out ceremony & gala dinner took place at the stunning Floating Pavilion on 29th March.
Organised by market leading publication Tank Storage Magazine, the event was hosted by international comedian Bob Maclaren. The evening's entertainment also included a magician, casino, photobooth and live band Blend-It.
Attended by 180 industry professionals the ceremony celebrated achievements made by terminal operators, ports, equipment suppliers and individuals.
Following is the list of the 2017 Global Tank Storage Award winners:
• Safety Excellence in Bulk Liquid Storage Award: Ventspils Nafta Terminals
• Biggest Commitment to Environmental Protection Award: IL&FS Prime Terminals
• Most Efficient Storage Terminal Award: LBC-Cepsa
• Best Port Award: Port of Antwerp
• Most Innovative Technology Award: Elios, Flyability
• Most Invaluable Product Award: Overfill Prevention Controller EUS-2, Timm Elektronik
• Best Technology Provider Award: Loadtec Engineered Systems
• Best Newcomer Award: Frank Schreurs, Managing Director, In-Energy
• Individual Achievement Award: Ellen Ruhotas, Managing Director, Ratio Group
• Personality of the Year Award: Tony Quinn, CEO, TankBank International
'We would like to thank the judges and the event sponsors Concrete Canvas, Loadtec Engineered Systems & TankBank International for making it a night to remember,' said Margaret Dunn, Tank Storage Magazine's publisher.
'Moving forward Tank Storage Magazine will work closely with the industry to establish next year's judges and categories.'
The 2018 event will be held on the 21st March 2018 in Rotterdam as part of StocExpo Europe, which will also be held in Rotterdam on 20-22nd March.
Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and are available now. Please contact David Kelly for further information at email@example.com.
Full details will be made available at www.tankstoragemag.com/awards
Further details on next year's StocExpo will be made available at www.stocexpo.com
The 2017 Global Tank Storage Awards are proud to announce that Bob Maclaren will be hosting the inaugural ceremony on 29th March in Rotterdam.
Bob Maclaren was born in New Zealand, where he won the New Zealand Funniest Face Award and was named the funniest man in the country.
His performances have been televised on every continent and he now lives in Amsterdam, where he is a regular on the comedy circuit.
Only a few tickets remain – to join us for an evening of eating, laughing, celebrating & dancing contact me now: Margaret@tankstoragemag.com
UK-based loading, access and fall protection specialist Loadtec Engineered Systems is now sponsoring the 2017 global Tank Storage ‘Personality of the Year’ Award.
‘We are delighted to have a company like Loadtec sponsoring this award and it’s a great choice for them,’ says Margaret Dunn, Publisher at Tank Storage Magazine, who are hosting the awards. ‘The Loadtec team are well known throughout the industry, always smiling at tradeshows and usually have a funny anecdote to share!’
Alec Keeler, MD of Loadtec says: 'Loadtec is very excited about being the first sponsor for the awards. Through the many years I have worked in the industry, I have met many outstanding individuals and companies who have gone beyond their job scopes to ensure operators work in a safe environment. We are happy that finally, there is a way to recognise these individuals and companies who have made a real difference in the industry.
He adds: 'We have been busy nominating individuals as well as companies in the industry that we feel have made a real impact. The reason we are sponsoring the ‘Personality of the Year Award' is because our industry has always been perceived by others as a rather dull and boring one. However, those of us who have been working in it for years know there are certainly enough colourful and interesting yet knowledgeable industry figures to make working in this industry still fun and interesting after all these years.'
This is just one of the 10 categories relating to terminal achievements, equipment innovations, ports and individual success. ‘The Personality of the Year Award’ is designed to recognise someone in the industry that stands out above the rest.
The winner of this award is the only one that will be chosen by the industry. Nominations for this award will be announced in January 2017 and voting will open. Each person will be entitled to one vote each.
Winners of all the awards will be revealed at a lavish gala dinner and ceremony in Rotterdam on 29th March 2017. The evening consists of a drinks reception, 3-course dinner, live band, casino & all-inclusive drinks all evening.
Nominations for this award are free of charge and will close in December 2016. Make sure you have your say and nominate that person who you feel deserves this industry accolade. For more information about all the awards categories visit www.tankstoragemag.com/awards
A limited number of tickets are available for the inaugural global Tank Storage Awards taking place in March 2017.
The lavish awards ceremony and gala dinner will take place at the unique Floating Pavilion in Rotterdam on the second day of StocExpo Europe on March 29.
A cross-section of industry experts, professionals and well-known faces will be in attendance as well as the winners of the ten awards categories.
Tickets for the must-attend event are strictly limited on a first-come, first-served basis.
Entry to the event includes:
• A welcome drinks reception
• A three-course dinner
• A seat at the awards presentation hosted by a comedian
• All-inclusive drinks throughout the evening
• Access to the awards after party featuring a live band and casino
The awards recognise industry excellent in terminals, ports, technology and individual accomplishments. Nominations for all the categories are free until the end of October.
For more information on the awards, prices and how to book a ticket, visit the dedicated awards website www.tankstoragemag.com/awards.