02 November 2020

Vopak Terquimsa today commemorated its fifty years since its launch in the Port of Tarragona. The leading logistics company in the Western Mediterranean, owned by the CLH Group and Royal Vopak, has carried out an act to celebrate the anniversary under a strict security protocol for the prevention of Covid-19. In person Eduardo Sañudo, general director of Vopak Terquimsa, together with Josep Maria Cruset, president of the Port of Tarragona and Pau Ricomà, mayor of Tarragona, both telematically, chaired the event.

 «The history of Vopak Terquimsa is a success story», stressed the CEO, noting in particular that «reaching fifty years of age is synonymous with having done many things well and also having understood the needs of our clients from the very beginning«». In such an extraordinary 2020 due to the pandemic, Eduardo Sañudo highlighted «dedication, commitment and motivation day after day are our differential factor». The general director of Vopak Terquimsa wanted to highlight «the human team of Vopak Terquimsa has given the best of itself once again in conditions that are difficult to imagine».

 In such a significant year for the capital of Tarragona, which marks the 20th anniversary of the declaration as a World Heritage city by UNESCO, Eduardo Sañudo has affirmed that «as an organization we have demonstrated the ability to adapt to a Tarragona and an environment that has changed enormously over the years. We started with 9 employees five decades ago and now we have more than 110 and six hundred and forty thousand cubic meters of capacity. The port and the petrochemical industry of Tarragona have evolved a lot these years and we have been able to contribute to this. Thank you Tarragona». 

Eduardo Sañudo has looked to the future «we believe that economic recovery will come hand in hand with innovation and sustainability. Innovation to improve the safety and efficiency of our facilities, to adapt to the immediacy that is required in all areas and to improve the safety of people. Sustainability understood first of all as an obsession with safety, but also as a concern to reduce the impact on our environment, aligning our initiatives with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the 2030 decarbonisation goal. We firmly believe that the energy transition and the circular economy are the future and we have started to build it today».

 The president of the Port of Tarragona, Josep Maria Cruset, wanted to convey his congratulations to the company, highlighting that «on such a special day, we congratulate Vopak Terquimsa for its 50 years and we thank you for the commitment to Tarragona, for sharing common objectives with the Tarragona Port Authority and for always being at the forefront of innovation and investment». A significant 2020 for the Port of Tarragona as this November the celebration of its 150th anniversary of the port community ends. Josep Maria Cruset has reaffirmed that «for the Port of Tarragona it is a source of pride to see how Vopak Terquimsa has taken root and grown in our facilities and now, in addition, it is looking strongly towards the future». 

For his part, the mayor of Tarragona, Pau Ricomà, wanted to publicly congratulate Vopak Terquimsa «50 years of involvement in the industrial fabric of Tarragona is without a doubt something very important». The Tarragona mayor has conveyed his best wishes «the way to reach this 50th anniversary is also very remarkable. Vopak Terquimsa has achieved this through excellence, doing things well and respecting the environment». 

To celebrate the beginning of the anniversary of Vopak Terquimsa, which will run until November 2021, a commemorative canvas has been raised at the terminal located in the Moll de la Química with the image of the company's 50th birthday and the motto '50 years of storage essential products'.