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A Mediterranean outlook

A Mediterranean outlook
The strategic benefits of the Mediterranean region as a southern regional hub for the petrochemical and chemical supply chain in Europe will be the key focus of the third hub day workshop.

Following on from the success of previous editions, the next hub day will further explore the unique advantages of the Mediterranean for liquid bulk activity as well as the outlook for key product flows in the region.

The workshop aims to gather key experts and professionals from across the supply chain to identify what should be improved to increase the competitiveness of the region and help it become a sustainable alternative to the ARA.

The Port of Tarragona, along with the Tarragona Chemical Companies Association, is situated within the ChemMed cluster, a Mediterranean industrial, logistical, academic and scientific chemical cluster, which is actively promoting the regions chemical parks and facilities.

This year delegates will gain insights on the outlook for petroleum product flows in the Mediterranean area, the current chemical liquid bulk trends, perspectives from shipper, haulier and storage representatives, an outlook on intermodal transport developments, presentations from the ports of Tarragona and Marseille as well as an Italian port and the advantage of Mediterranean ports compared to the ARA for the liquid bulk supply chain.

Additionally, delegates will also be given a tour of the port of Tarragona and its facilities as well as taking part in a speed networking session.

Speaking to Tank Storage Magazine, Genoveva Climent, commercial and business development director at the Port of Tarragona, says: 'We want to continue to provide a platform for those of us that share the same vision, interests and assets and collaborate to help capture new flows for the Mediterranean region.

'We believe that the region has a great deal of potential and can play a key role as a logistics platform for the petrochemical supply chain. The insights that have been shared and discussed at previous hub days have helped provide a better understanding of what can be done to elevate the attractiveness of the region and we want to continue that debate.'

The hub day will take place in Tarragona, Spain on November 21 and 22. For more information visit www.hubdaytarragona.com.



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