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ILTA teams with Indian Ports Association on liquid handling

March 8, 2021
New international partnership to include exchange of operational best practices, training activities, emergency preparedness

The International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) and the Indian Ports Association (IPA) recently agreed to “collaborate to share best practices on handling and management of liquid commodities to achieve the highest levels of operational excellence.” 

The agreement was made during IPA’s 2021 Maritime India Summit, which provided a virtual and physical platform for discussion, education and collaboration among shipping and transport ministers and executives from all over the world.

IPA is the apex body of major ports under the Government of India’s Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways.

“ILTA is honored to participate in this important international collaboration,” said Kathryn Clay, ILTA’s president, who spoke during the summit. “I commend the Indian Port Association and the other event organizers for their leadership in bringing together partners from around the world to share knowledge to the benefit of our respective members.” 

The IPA-ILTA agreement will facilitate information exchange about operational best practices and workforce training.

The pact focuses on the following elements:

  • Exchange of operational best practices, human resources and management topics, and benchmarking industry performance.
  • Information sharing related to training activities, including safety and emergency response preparedness.
  • Jointly organizing sessions on facility integrity, asset protection, management systems and contractor management.
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