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ADMINISTRATION:

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 landside 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 2014 Executive elected at the Annual General Meeting were: –

PRESIDENT………Gordon Lasker General Manager Stolt-Nielsen

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

PUBLIC OFFICER….Shayne Johnson  General Manager Western Containers

SECRETARY……… Michael Halley [Michael B Halley]

BLIA has an alliance with the Melbourne ISO Club www.isoclub.asn.au and members are invited to the monthly luncheon organised by that group. BLIA members are also mailed a copy of the ISO Club Activities Newsletter.

NEXT MEETING:

  • The breakfast meeting  scheduled for Sydney on Thursday 4 December has been cancelled.
  • A meeting will be convened later in the year.
  • More information will be advised closer to the day.

 NEW MEMBERS OR NEWS ABOUT:

  • FBT Transwest has changed email addresses now Christian name @fbttranswest.com.au
  • The delegate at  Dow Chemicals has changed from Wayne Dwyer to Christopher Kouloyan ANZ Country Logistics Leader
  • Jim Pullin at NSW Ports Botany retired in July 2014 and has become a Grey Nomad.
  • Further south at Port Kembla Ray Smith also retired in July of 2014.
  • Wayne Ashton newly appointed Bulk Liquids Berth Manager will assume the responsibilities at both Ports.
  • Sydney Ports Corporation has withdrawn from membership as NSW Ports took over responsibility for Bulk Liquids handling.
  • Geelong Ports has joined the association

COODE ISLAND LEASES

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.

TRANSPORT OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS:

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.

PORT CHARGES:

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 .

Updated 30 March 2015

PoMC has  prepared a draft Pricing Policy Statement (PPS) which includes minor administrative changes to the existing PPS. No change has been made to PoMC’s pricing principles.

PoMC welcomes feedback on the Information Paper and the draft PPS which is available on thePort Pricing page on PoMC’s website. Submissions should be received by 27 April and be forwarded to:rts@portofmelbourne.com.

NSW PORTS BLB 1 notice of closure

Posted 30 March 2015………..

In order to conduct further concrete repairs under the working platform on BLB1 we have negotiated with the users to initiate another 7 day shutdown in the last week of May – 0600 on the 25/05/15 to 1800 on the 31/05/15. In this time BLB2 will still be available for use.

MELBOURNE PORT LICENCE FEE INFORMATION  – February 2014 

The total amount of PLF recovered for the 2012-13 financial year was $72.7 million an under-recovery of $2.3 million.

PoMC advises that it has recently received notification from the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure that the quantum of PLF required to be paid to Government by PoMC for 2013-14 is $76.429 million.

For the first six months of the financial year 2013-14 (1 July to 31 December), the PLF recovered by PoMC was $40.4 million. This is slightly below (approximately $0.2 million) PoMC  budgeted amount for the half year.

Full details available at…. www.portofmelbourne.com/Port Licence Fee