ILTA president lauds Biden administration push on infrastructure
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C., March 31, 2021—Kathryn Clay, president of the International Liquid Terminals Association, today praised President Joe Biden for prioritizing the improvement of the nation’s infrastructure. Today in Pittsburgh, President Biden will outline a massive infrastructure package that includes many issues of importance to the liquid terminals industry.
“ILTA echoes President Biden’s call for substantial investment to improve the nation’s infrastructure. Liquid terminals are connected to many modes of transportation, including ports, harbors, inland waterways, highways, rail and pipelines. All these transportation modes are essential channels for trade and interstate commerce.
“The need for infrastructure investment is clear. The American Society of Civil Engineers recently released a report card that gave America’s overall infrastructure a grade of C-minus. Inland waterways received an even lower grade of D-plus.
“For decades, maintenance and upgrades to U.S. waterways – whether inland or at the nation’s ports and harbors — has been woefully underfunded. We urge Congress to quickly take up the infrastructure package. America must position itself for a future that will include robust trade.”
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.