Marathon Petroleum, Motiva capture ILTA’s top safety award
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Marathon Petroleum, Motiva capture ILTA’s top safety award


International Liquid Terminals Association 
Cathy Landry 
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Marathon Petroleum, 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, 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.

ILTA also presented the ILTA Safety Excellence Award for 2018 safety performance to: Andeavor Logistics; Asphalt Operating Services, LLC; Benchmark River and Rail Terminals, LLC; Buckeye Partners, LP; Chemserve Terminal of Wilmington, LLC; CITGO Petroleum Corporation; Demaco Terminal Operations Corporation; Energy Transfer; Enterprise Products, Ergon Terminaling, Inc; Flint Hills Resources; Martin Operating Partnership; MIPC, LLC; Murphy Oil USA, Inc; Nustar Energy, LP; Phillips 66 Company; Petro-Diamond Terminal Company; Plains All American; TransMontaigne Partners, LLC; Vopak Americas; and Zenith Energy Terminals.

“Safety is the terminal industry’s top priority,” said ILTA Chairman Jim Dugan, who also serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer of TransMontaigne Partners. “That’s why it’s so important to celebrate the impressive safety accomplishments of Marathon Petroleum and Motiva – and all of our winners – and encourage all terminal operators to strive for continuous safety improvement. ILTA’s safety program not only allows us to measure our industry’s performance but also share success stories and learn from each other.” 

ILTA’s safety awards, presented every year since 2007, recognize terminal operating member companies for outstanding safety performance. Each year, two companies – one large and one small – receive the highest honor, the Platinum Safety Award. These companies must achieve an average total recordable incident rate of 0.5 or less per 100 employees and submit a description of their company safety programs for review by their peers. 

If a company uses contractor labor, it must demonstrate that it has a contractor safety management program in place to be eligible for consideration. 

For their 2018 performance, Marathon Petroleum won the large company Platinum Safety Award, while Motiva captured the small company Platinum Safety Award.

ILTA recognized Energy Transfer and Motiva with Five-Year Safety Milestone Awards. This award category recognizes sustained excellence in terminal safety over consecutive years. For Energy Transfer and Motiva, this means they participated in the ILTA Safety Survey and Recognition Program and qualified for a Safety Excellence Award during each calendar year from 2014 through 2018. 

The 21 companies receiving the Safety Excellence Award achieved an average total recordable incident rate per 100 employees of 0.75 or less during 2018.



Founded in 1974, the International Liquid Terminals Association represents more than 85 companies operating liquid terminals in all 50 states and in over 40 countries. Our members’ facilities provide critical links between all modes of transportation for liquid commodities, such as crude oil, petroleum products, chemicals, renewable fuels, fertilizer, vegetable oils and other food-grade materials that are central to the U.S. economy. Terminals provide essential logistics services that spur trade both within the United States and connect the U.S. economy with overseas markets. ILTA’s membership also includes about 400 companies that supply equipment and services to the terminal industry. 


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