ILTA represents 81 companies and partnerships that operate bulk liquid storage terminals in 43 countries. These facilities are located in ports and along rivers, canals and pipelines. They serve the vital economic purpose of transferring liquid products from one transportation mode to another. Products handled by members include crude oil, petroleum products and a wide variety of chemicals, as well as ethanol, biodiesel, vegetable oils, molasses and fertilizers.
The Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) was established in 1948 in order to meet the needs of its Members by providing advocacy, networking, and a collaborative effort to succeed in today’s business world. The trade association is the principal voice for the industry before Congress, federal regulatory agencies and other industry groups. Through its enforceable Code of Ethics, ILMA promotes integrity and quality in lubricant manufacturing and marketing.
Petroleum Packaging Council (PPC) was formed to provide technical leadership and education to the petroleum packaging industry, while providing a forum where members can exchange pertinent information for the betterment of the industry and the world we live in. This is done via lectures, seminars, training courses, supplier trade shows, and general discussions. It is international in scope and includes packaging from the receipt of materials through the manufacturing process to the ultimate consumer. All aspects are considered, including: environmental stewardship, quality techniques, processing, human requirements, distribution and service.
The Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port annually ships over 70 million tons of cargo by water each year, which ranks 14th among all of the Russian Federation. More than half of the ports border is water, which includes 400 miles of direct access to two major freight transportation arteries.