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The Bulk Liquids Industry Association Inc. is the national association of companies and organisations involved in the movement of bulk liquids between ship and shore. The representation also includes land-side logistic suppliers and end users.

The Bulk Liquids Industry Association was granted Incorporation in the state of New South Wales effective from 27 March 2007 and became known as Bulk Liquids Industry Association Incorporated Inc. 9887237

The association is administered by a Committee of Management elected by members at the Annual General Meeting.

The  Executive elected at the 2015 Annual General Meeting were: –

PRESIDENT………Gordon Lasker General Manager Stolt-Nielsen

VICE PRESIDENT….Greg Croaker Business Manager Quality Logistic Services Australia [QLSA]

  • Greg also heads up the Operations sub committee

TREASURER…………………… Allan Whale FBT Transwest

  • Allan also heads up the Membership sub committee

PUBLIC OFFICER….Shayne Johnson  General Manager Western Containers

SECRETARY……… Michael Halley [Michael B Halley]



  • On Tuesday 28 June 2016  the Annual General Meeting  will be held in Melbourne.
  • Venue will be at Port Education Centre Port Melbourne.


At our meeting held in Sydney on 19 April 2016 we had two presenters speaking about aspects of the law.

More detail is shown in the About Us pages


A survey of members was made  so the Committee could gauge the needs and wants. Here is a summary of the advice received:-

BLIA_2014 Survey summary


  • After 20 years at Terminals Pty Ltd and 20 years at ICI/Orica Graham Tumblety decided to retire  effective Friday 23rd of October 2015. Ross Napier has taken Graham’s position.   Mobile 0447 119 694
  • Holman Fenwick Willan joined on 20 October 2015. Gavin Vallely is the contact person.
  • Shane Hobday retired from NSW Ports in December 2015
  • FBT Transwest has changed email addresses now Christian name
  • The delegate at  Dow Chemicals has changed from Wayne Dwyer to Christopher Kouloyan ANZ Country Logistics Leader.
  • Wayne Ashton is Bulk Liquids Berth Manager for NSW Ports.
  • Orica is now trading as IXOM Operations.


BLIA, Port of Melbourne Corporation [PoMC] and NSW Ports are cooperating in the projects organised by the Port Authorities for remedial and capital works on the berths that service the Bulk Liquids Industry.

The main thrust of BLIA is to ensure that the bulk liquid berths in both cities are not taken out of service at the same time.

In Melbourne the PoMC works are at No 1 Maribyrnong and Holden Dock. The latter is the berth handling petroleum and is not involved with chemicals and the like.

In Sydney the discrete Bulk Liquid Berths [BLB1 and BLB2] is where product for BLIA members is discharged.

Information about current status is contained in About Us page

No. 1 Maribyrnong Co-ordination Group is made up of Port and  representatives of three terminals that are BLIA members .

BLIA executive has formed an Operations Sub-committee that will be part of the port’s working groups.



BLIA and the Plastics and Chemicals Association [PACIA] on behalf of their members and the industries they represent contacted  the CEO of Port of Melbourne Corporation, the Premier and appropriate Ministers regarding extension of the leases at Coode Island.

The action led to a positive outcome. Further details are shown in the About Us pages.


Following a fatal crash in metropolitan Sydney involving a bulk liquid tanker where it was determined that the vehicle was un-roadworthy, the regulatory authorities grounded the fleet of the transport company involved.

National Bulk Tanker Association [NBTA] convened meetings of members and invited BLIA members to participate

See further details in ABOUT US pages.


The Victorian Government intends to grant a 50-year lease of the Port of Melbourne to a private operator through a market process following the passage of the Delivering Victorian Infrastructure (Port of Melbourne Lease Transaction) Act 2016 (Vic).

To ensure that Port of Melbourne Corporation’s (PoMC) stakeholders are aware of important changes for the management of the port during this transitional process, an Information Paper is available [click link below] which outlines some of the key changes that will occur.

If you have any queries regarding the information included in the Information Paper, please contact PoMC via the following email address:

Port of Melbourne Lease update – Suppliers


The various Port Authorities advise clients of variances to tariffs. BLIA Inc. also gets some advices and promulgates to members.

Port Authorities detail charges on their web sites which are listed on our Members Page .


Update 6 March 2016

Port of Melbourne Tariff Adjustment

Port of Melbourne Corporation’s (PoMC) published fees and charges, as defined in the Reference Tariff Schedule (RTS), are reviewed annually.

As part of the 2016-17 RTS review process, PoMC has prepared an Industry Information Paper which provides a summary of the issues that PoMC will take into consideration in the determination of the adjustments to its tariffs for 2016-17. Importantly, the regulatory regime for 2016-17 will be the same as last year.

Comments are invited from industry by 24 March 2016 and should be forwarded to:

The following link provides access to the Information Paper:


In response from a request from members a quarterly newsletter is produced and promulgated.

The newsletters contain information that is of general information to members. The  publication is targeted for the change of season.

Tapping In Autumn 2016

Tapping In Summer 2015 

Tapping In . Spring 2015

Tapping In Winter 2015 

Tapping In First edition