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Think Tank is the blog of the International Liquid Terminals Association that highlights the liquid terminal industry and its importance to the U.S. and world economy.

Biden Administration, Congress Turn Attention to Infrastructure Bill

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After signing the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill into law on March 11, President Joe Biden quickly turned his attention to moving a massive infrastructure package through Congress, outlining a $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan called the “Build Back Better Recovery Plan” In Pittsburgh March 31.   

Raising the Grade:  Why We Should Invest in Our Inland Waterways

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Many ILTA terminal members partner closely with barge companies to keep goods moving in and out of their facilities, contributing to local economies and interstate commerce. Some ILTA companies like Canal Barge are both terminal operators and barge operators. These companies have a special appreciation for the importance of our national waterways network.

Liquid Terminals Help the Faithful Keep Kosher During Passover

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With Passover beginning March 27 and running through April 4, you may have noticed more special kosher labels on food goods in your supermarket. But unless you are an Orthodox Jew, you’ve probably never really thought about what it means to keep kosher or even what is entails to handle and certify kosher products. You’ve probably thought even less about the role the liquid terminal industry performs in the process. 

ILTA Launches Y-TIP Symposium

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Working closely with Saudi Aramco and Tank Storage Magazine, ILTA will host its inaugural Young Terminal Industry Professionals Symposium on April 6. The online conference is aimed at all types of under-35 professionals in the bulk liquid storage industry, from those working outside on terminals themselves to those managing their operations inside. The three- hour event will feature presentations on a variety of topics for what is sure to be a cannot-miss event. 

St. Patty’s Day Dinner Made Possible With the Help of Terminals

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You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day meal. And we’ve found some great recipes that are made possible because of liquid terminals that will help you celebrate the day.  While most people think of liquid terminals as simply storing fuels and chemicals, many liquid terminals, including lots owned by ILTA members, handle and store liquid food products, including molasses and coconut oil. 

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