Press Releases


ILTA board elects Clifford "Kip" Middendorf chairman
Philadelphia, October 31, 2019The board of directors of the International Liquid Terminals Association today elected Clifford R. “Kip” Middendorf for a one-year term as the chairman of the board, effective through October 2020. Middendorf is vice president and managing director of Wolf Lakes Terminals. More

ILTA sees STB demurrage billing proposal as ‘positive development
Arlington, VA, October 7, 2019—Kathryn Clay, president of the International Liquid Terminals Association, today welcomed the Surface Transportation Board’s October 7 proposed rule to address unfair demurrage billing practices but cautioned that the proposal may not go far enough in practice to solve the problems faced by some in the terminal industry. More

Marathon, Motiva capture ILTA’s top safety award
Houston, Texas, June 4, 2019—The International Liquid Terminals Association presented its coveted Platinum Safety Award to Marathon Petroleum Company, LP and Motiva Enterprise LLC at its 39th Annual ILTA Operating Conference and Trade Show in Houston, Texas, today. In addition, Energy Transfer and Motiva won a Five-Year Safety Milestone Award for sustained excellence in terminal safety performance. More

Liquid terminal operators adversely affected by current railroad demurrage rules, ILTA president tells STB
Arlington, VA, May 23, 2019—Kathryn Clay, president of the International Liquid Terminals Association, today testified before the U.S. Surface Transportation Board on how current railroad demurrage rules adversely affect liquid terminal operators. In 2014, the STB issued a final rule that allowed railroads the ability to seek compensation from storage facilities for delays in loading and unloading railcars (called demurrage). Previously, the railroads charged demurrage fees to their shippers, not storage facilities. The rule change made terminal operators liable for monetary penalties, even though they had no contractual relationship with the railroads, and no control over the frequency or volume with which shippers may consign railcars to the terminals or deliver them back to the railroad. More

ILTA supports efforts to advance infrastructure bill; urges Congress, administration to remember ports, harbors, terminals

Arlington, VA, May 15, 2019
—Kathryn Clay, president of the International Liquid Terminals Association, today applauded President Trump for highlighting the importance of infrastructure, and particularly energy infrastructure, to America’s economy. More

ILTA expands Washington advocacy with hiring of key staff  
Arlington, VA, May 1, 2019—The International Liquids Terminal Association marked its intention to expand its advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and beyond with the hiring of two key advocacy staffers. “The ILTA board of directors has established a goal to increase ILTA’s visibility and influence in Washington. I’m extremely pleased to announce that we are building in that direction with the hiring of a vice president of legislative affairs and a senior director of strategic communications,” said ILTA President Kathryn Clay. More

ILTA lauds Congressional reauthorization of CFATS program

Arlington, VA, January 18, 2019—Kathryn Clay, president of the International Liquid Terminals Association, today lauded the U.S. Congress for extending authorization of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program. The Senate unanimously approved the measure January 17 and the House unanimously approved it January 18. More