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12 BULKDISTRIBUTOR Chemical Industry Clusters November/December 2016 Partnering for success I n Tarragona, in Spain’s Catalonia region, the potential of the chemical industry is huge; the local industry has an annual production around 20 million tons and represents 25 percent of the country’s production. As the world growth rate for chemical industry is expected to increase about 4.5 percent to 2030, the perspectives of the local industry are positive. In order to better integrate logistics into the industry, ChemMed, a chemical cluster, was created three years ago, and is now the most important in southern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea area. The biggest petrochemicals companies are part of the cluster, including BASF, Dow Chemical and REPSOL, as well as important logistics actors as Vopak, CLH and TEPSA. Through this new organisation and in partnership with the Chemical Association of Tarragona, the port authority is supporting the local development. The north and south poles of the chemical cluster are both linked to the port via road and also via pipeline which allow the storage terminals present in Tarragona to be connected directly to the local industry. It is this configuration of logistical integration which has been the big advantage to expand storage capacity in the port. This feature is named ‘Dixquimics rack’ and connects companies to the port. It is an efficient, cost-effective transportation system with only a minimal impact on the environment and sets Tarragona apart. There are 62 transport lines, which can be expanded in accordance with demand. Port of Tarragona (POT) is well aware of the changes currently taking place in the world economy, a situation foreseen some years ago. Now that those predictions have come true, the port has equipped itself with the facilities needed to meet the demands of new types of traffic. The strategy focuses on the provision of comprehensive logistics services for all types of cargo to or from any destination, in collaboration with the port community. That is why the main objective of the chemical At Tarragona ‘traffic jams’ do not exist and the good weather allows for on-time working We kee p )ԁ؁++++++() ɕͽ) ݕ)Aյ)!Ʌձ)Mѕ)M٥()ܹɅй((P؁ ձɥѽȴĹ((؀()ݡɘѕͥɽѼ؁݅́Ѽ)ɕٔѡЁɝѡ́ɭиQ)ѕѽ݅ɑ́ЁɕՍѥ́ѡЁѡ)ЁQɅЁݕɝɝ)ͥ́́Ոљɴȁ)ɽՍ́ѡ5ѕɅQԸٴ)Ʌѥ݅ѕȁѠ́A=PѼݽɬݥѠ)́ɽٕ͕́Ѽ))ѥ䰁Ё͕ѡЁ)́݅ЁѼɕՍѥ́́ɑ)ѼɔЁѼɅ͔́)ѥA=Ṕͅѡ́ɕ́ѡ)ͥѥٕ䁅́Ё́ѥѥٔمх́)Ոȁ̸%ɑ)Ѽɕ͔ѡ͔܁չѥ̰ѡЁѼ)ɕ͔́ѽɅ)䰁A=SéɕѠѥѥٔمх)͕́Ёͅѥ͙ѥͥ́)ͥɑȁѼɕѼɕ͕)Q́ѼѕɅՍɔѡ)Ёɕ́ѥٔͥݥѡ)ѥݡձɕձЁɅ̸)Q́ѥɝЁɕɕ͕́)ɅѕٕѵЁɔѡ ؁)́ɕՍ́́ѡA=ṔɕՑ她)مɥٕ́ѵЁɽ́ɽɕ)ѕɵ̸%܁ѡ́ѡѽɅ䁅)ѡЁݥɕ͔܁ɽՍ́ݥ)ٕ]ѠɕЁ́х̀́)̤ѡѕɵ́ɕ͕ЁQɅݥ)Ѽɽ͔ѥ͕٥́Ѽ)ͼͽє́Ոͥѥȁձե̸)ЁѡЁѡѡɕЁѕɵ)QɅɕɕ͕Ѐ)ЁѽɅ丁=ѡ)ݡɘ́ձ䁽ѡЁݥՉ)䁅ձɕĸԁ)AЁQɅéɅѕ䁥Ց́ѥ)ѕɵ́Ѽɽ܁Ʌٽյ̸QЁ́ݡѡ)Ё́ݽɭɐٕ́ɕѡ)ݕ͕쁡ѕɵɅѽ́Ѽ)ɥٔЁɔх)ȁᅵɕͥɅ)Q́аݡ́ɝ䁉役)ѡɽѡѕɵɕɕ͕)ѥЁȁѡЁ)ձͥٔݡͥ)ݕɕЁ̸ЁQɅ+aɅϊdЁЁѡ)ݕѡȁ́ȁѥݽɭͼ)ɽ٥Ёͅѥ͙ѥ)AЁQɅ́Ʌѕ)ѕȁѡ5ѕɅMɕ)́ѥٕ́́Ѽɔ)́ɽѡ5и)QM͠Ё́ɕݽɭ)ݥѠѕɵɅѽȁ@]ɱ)ݡݹ́ѡхȁѕɵ)ѡа́ݕ́ݥѠ)́ɽMՑɅ)ᅵQɽٔɕѥ́͡ݥѠ)́ɽѡ5аѡ()Ё́ѕɕЁᡥѥ́)ٕɕ̰Ս́A =ѽȁ)A 9ٕȸ)Qѥͅѥ́%Ʌ́܁Ʌ)չѥ́ȁѡЁѡѕȸ)Q́ѡٕЁɕѥ͡)ݕх䁥ɥ̸)%Ʌ́՝ѕѥȁɽѠ́M)݅́ѡչéɝЁѹ)ɔѡͅѥ̰Ё́٥хѼɕ܁ѡ)ɥ٥ͥ́ͥѥ)Q 5́Ѽٕ)ѡѥѥٕ́ѡɕ)䰁ɕ͕ɍѥ́ѡ)Ё͕ѽȸ)5ɔɵѥչ)ܹѕȹ((