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A respected industry publication for ILTA members, this monthly newsletter highlights legislative and regulatory activities affecting terminal facilities. It also provides news on recent business development within the terminal industry, including new construction, expansions, acquisitions and additions to ILTA's membership, as well as important information about ILTA's committee meetings, conferences and training events. ILTA also offers ILTA News Plus to members. This publication, sent on weeks that ILTA News is not published, aggregates industry and member news.

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Nominate a Colleague for the Inaugural ILTA Leadership Awards!

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Exciting news for the liquid terminal industry! The International Liquid Terminals Association is proud to announce two new awards to be presented at the annual conference on May 22-23, 2023. These awards recognize individuals who are making exceptional contributions to our industry and setting a new standard for excellence. 

The first award, the Distinguished Service to the Industry Award, will be presented to someone who has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to the industry and has made significant contributions to advancing our field. 

The second award, the Outstanding Early Career Professional Award, will honor individuals who are off to a strong start in their careers and are already making a difference in the industry. This award is a recognition of potential and a celebration of the next generation of leaders in our field. 

We're thrilled to have these new awards as a way to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of those who are making a difference in the liquid terminal industry. Don't miss this opportunity to recognize the contributions of your colleagues, peers, and friends. We can't wait to see who will be recognized at the annual conference! 

Member Feature: Jon Hunt

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Jon Hunt, Senior Vice President of Operations at Energy Transfer, first began his career in the liquid terminals industry by working in oil refining—an area he stayed in for the first 20 years of his career.

“I’d worked for a refining company when I was in engineering school on a summer internship basis, and they hired me out of school,” Hunt said. “The refining business in the in the U.S. particularly has been a challenging business, as gas production and supply has become a global business. At the time, I was working with Sunoco, and then transitioned to Sunoco’s logistics affiliate, which is how I specifically got into the liquid terminal part of the business.”

Special Webinar for ILTA Members: Opportunities for the Liquid Terminal Industry in the Energy Transition

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While the fuels of the future may be different than those that drive our economy today, our most likely energy future will require liquid fuels for many applications. As the world undergoes an energy transition to low and no-carbon fuels, liquid terminals will continue to play an essential role in the storage, logistics, and transport of these products. Terminal companies are uniquely positioned to apply their expertise and physical assets to these new supply chains.

During this briefing, our partners at the consulting firm AJW will provide an overview of energy transition, drivers and market trends, and opportunities for the liquid terminal industry. There will also be time to discuss what additional information and support is needed to help the industry take full advantage of the opportunities this transition presents.

The webinar will be held at 1:00 p.m. on December 14. Please register here to receive instructions to join the webinar.

New Working Group Forming to Address Barge-Terminal Interface Safety

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ILTA is working in partnership with the American Waterways Operators (AWO) on a new joint initiative to identify ways to continually improve the safety of workers in both of our industries. ILTA is seeking volunteer leaders to join our joint working group composed of representatives of both AWO and ILTA member companies.

The American Waterways Operators is the national advocate for the U.S. tugboat, towboat, and barge industry, which serves the nation as the safest, most environmentally friendly, and most economical mode of freight transportation. AWO members operate on the rivers, coasts, Great Lakes, and harbors of the United States.

If you or a colleague at your company are interested in contributing to worker safety by being a part of the working group, please contact Michael Stroud at