In conjunction with its liquid storage terminals (chemical and petrochemical) and the ChemMed cluster, The Port of Tarragona is organising a work day entitled 'Workshop Hub Day 2017' as part of the strategy for promoting the Port as a regional hub for bulk liquids. The goal of the workshop, which will take place on the 23rd and 24th of November at the Authority Port of Tarragona and Teatret del Serrallo, is to hold a meeting with the different players in the sector to look for areas for improving and promoting the Mediterranean as a logistics platform in southern Europe and as an alternative gateway to the ARA zone (the ports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp).
This is in order to respond to the current market trend. The Port of Tarragona has observed that the flows from the Middle East enter Europe through the ports of the ARA zone. In recent years, the major international hubs have grown exponentially and the centralisation of the goods traffic in Northern Europe is harming the Mediterranean region.
The workshop should serve to bring together the views, opinions and needs of the different players in the market in order to improve the positioning, infrastructure and services of the Port of Tarragona with the aim of improving competitiveness compared with the ports of Northern Europe. The idea is to detect what the strengths and weaknesses of the Tarragona facilities are in order to promote them as a sustainable option for customers in a rationalised market.
Experts in the sector, such as the consultants Argus, will participate in this workshop to explain the existing flows and supply/demand provision to participants, as well as market trends. There will also be journalists from international magazines in the sector. The aim of the Port of Tarragona is to take advantage of this meeting to communicate to the market the potential of the Mediterranean Sea as a logistics platform for Southern Europe but also for North Africa.
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Port Authority – Passeig de l’Escullera s/n – 43004 Tarragona.
2:30 : REGISTRATION
2:45 : SITE TOUR – Chemical Wharf extension
4:00 : Refreshment break
4:30 : CASE STUDY: Tarragona’s vision
First mover – Tarragona’s potential : Josep Forcadell – Vopak Terquimsa
Hub vision – Developing berth to berth activities : Anastasiya Mozgovoy – EUROENERGO
Investing in future – How to meet changing needs : Nuria Blasco – TEPSA
18:00 : Networking drinks reception
Teatret del Serrallo - Moll de Pescadors, 1, 43004 Tarragona.
8: 30 REGISTRATION – WELCOME TO TARRAGONA PORT AUTHORITY
Josep Andreu i Figueras – President – Tarragona Port Authority
8:45 THE MEDITERRANEAN NEW IMBALANCE – EXPERT VISION
Changing flows and opportunities : Charles Jans – Senior Manager – ARGUS MEDIA
Storage in the med – Increasing needs : Patrick Kulsen – Managing Director – PJK International
9:30 HOW TO VALORATE THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION – OPERATOR VISION
Ship Broker : Mark Williams – Managing Partner – Affinity Research (Affinity Shipping)
Consignee : Arnau Carulla - Operations Manager – Next Maritime
Trader : Guadalupe Calienes – Trader – GCN Suisse
Port Authority : Genoveva Climent – Commercial Director – Port of Tarragona
11:30 Coffee break
12:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Mediterranean collaboration, how create together the local Hub position
12:30 ROUND TABLE
Round table 1: The Med between flows and storage capacities: increasing attraction through collaboration.
Round table 2: Global petrochemical changes and new storage needs
13:00 TARRAGONA’s BREAK – Wine testing: Re-evolving the tradition with Mas Vicenç Celler
14:00 Networking lunch
16:00 End of the event - Transfer to Barcelona airport (included)
Please use the code: HUB DAY when you register. *Bus transfer will be organized from/to the hotels.