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.
CHAIN OF RESPONSIBILITY [CoR]
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:-
NEW MEMBERS OR NEWS ABOUT
- 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 @fbttranswest.com.au
- 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.
REMEDIAL AND CAPITAL WORKS ON BULK LIQUIDS BERTHS
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.
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 OF MELBOURNE PROPOSED SALE
Debate continued in the Victorian Parliament during early February 2016 on the Bill to Lease the Port.
The Port Lease Transaction is being overseen by the Department of Treasury and Finance who have prepared a website with additional information.
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: email@example.com
The following link provides access to the Information Paper: http://www.portofmelbourne.com/port-operations/port-pricing
TAPPING IN NEWSLETTER:
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.