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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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Register for Terminals 101 Post-Conference Training

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Looking to expand your knowledge and enhance your career in the dynamic terminals industry? Then look no further than Terminals 101 - the ultimate two-day program that covers all the fundamentals of liquid terminal operations and facility components.

Our industry experts will guide you through a comprehensive overview of the terminals industry, from the vital role of terminals in the supply chain to operational safety, product handling, tank design and maintenance, marine terminal operations, regulatory compliance, and industry standards.

But that's not all! You'll also get valuable insights into facility equipment, aboveground storage tank and roof designs, and tank components - everything you need to know to succeed in this critical industry.

ILTA 2023 Conference to Feature Four Tracks of Fantastic Panels, Presentations, and Conversations

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The day-and-a-half long Conference portion of ILTA’s 2023 Operating Conference & Trade Show, May 22-24 in Houston, Texas, will feature four tracks along the topics of Environment; Operations & Engineering; Health, Safety, & Security; and Leadership. Here is another sample of the fascinating educational content we have in store:

PFAS: Mitigating Risks at Liquid Terminals

For decades, the liquid terminal industry has relied on PFAS-based firefighting foams to ensure the safety of their facilities, their workers, and their neighboring communities.  In recent years, concerns about the environmental and health related impacts of these chemicals have led to questions about risk and remediation.  In this timely and important session, our experts will present an overview of the information they are providing to terminal industry clients, including the development of PFAS sampling programs, strategies for risk identification and tools for mitigation.

Our experts will also address the challenge of identifying sources of PFAS beyond aqueous film forming foam (AFFF).  PFAS is integral to many products, making it difficult to know where to start looking for sources and manage business risks. This session will identify the five major challenges to addressing PFAS at liquid terminals that you need to know to identify sources and manage your risks.

Member Feature: Jerry Jerdine, CPP, MBA

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Jerry Jerdine’s involvement in the liquid terminal industry began when he was hired at Ergon, Inc. as a Security Specialist shortly after the enactment of the 2002 Maritime Transportation Security Act to provide physical and program security support to the company’s refineries, petrochemical terminals, marine operations and trucking terminals. His role also included managing federal grants that were funded to support improving physical security infrastructure at maritime facilities and vessel operations. 

Jerdine’s journey with Ergon has led him to his current role as a Corporate EHSS Systems and Security Officer, where he finds enjoyment in a variety of aspects of his day-to-day responsibilities.

Nominate a Colleague for the ILTA Outstanding Young Professional Award!

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Attention all liquid terminal industry professionals! It's time to recognize and celebrate the next generation of leaders in our field. The International Liquid Terminals Association is seeking nominations for the Award for Outstanding Young Professional, to be presented at the May 2023 ILTA annual conference. 

To be eligible, nominees must be under the age of forty and employed by a member in good standing of ILTA, which could be a liquid terminal company or a supplier company. This award is an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements and potential of young professionals who are shaping the future of our industry. 

Together, let's celebrate the contributions of these outstanding early career professionals who are driving our industry forward.

Please email your nominations to

Nominate a Colleague for the ILTA Distinguished Service Award!

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Attention terminal industry professionals! We're calling on all members of the liquid terminal community to nominate deserving colleagues for the International Liquid Terminals Association Award for Distinguished Service to the Industry. 

Do you know someone who has made significant contributions to the industry, demonstrated leadership and innovation, and has a long-standing reputation for integrity and professionalism? Then we want to hear from you! 

The ILTA annual conference, taking place in Houston on May 22-23, 2023, is the perfect opportunity to recognize and celebrate the achievements of those who have dedicated themselves to advancing our industry. Submit your nominations now and let's come together to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of those who make our industry great! 

Don't miss this chance to nominate someone who deserves recognition for their exceptional service to the liquid terminals industry.

Please email your nominations to