Introducing VOTOB

 

 

INTRODUCING VOTOB

At VOTOB (The Dutch Association of Tank Storage Companies) we strive to create a level playing field for storage companies on a regional, national and international level. We provide a wide range of tailored services to members such as monitoring, analyzing and distributing of up-to-date relevant industry information; voicing the opinions of members vis-à-vis regulatory issues; and providing a platform for members to facilitate information and knowledge exchange. We work with companies on non-competitive issues exclusively, for instance: safety, security, sustainability, training and education, innovation, logistics and customs and take care for a respected positioning in the Dutch economy. The association also provides members with useful model documents and guidelines to help facilitate business.

 

VOTOB is also an active member of the Federation of European Tank Storage Associations (FETSA), an organization representing European national tank storage associations and independent private storage companies operating in bulk liquid storage.

 

SAFETY MATURITY TOOL (SMT)

Members of our association are obliged to conform to the standards of the Safety Maturity Tool. Safety is the number one prerequisite for the success of the tank storage industry. Previous incidents within the industry have taught both regulators and storage companies worldwide to thoroughly re-examine safety procedures. As a result, prevention of such incidents is the highest priority.

Therefore, in order to best support our members on the safety front, VOTOB has developed a unique Safety Maturity Tool. The purpose of this tool is to audit the overall safety performance of a company and to shed light on key safety insights. The tool focuses on explicit learnings where improvements can be made to help companies achieve a more ‘mature’ level of safety conduct.

The Safety Maturity Tool looks both at the documentation and at the day-to-day practice. The audit consists of three crucial components: mindware (safety culture), software (management systems) and hardware (assets). To ensure unbiased results, an external auditor leads the auditing process. The Safety Maturity Tool is also a modular system to which new safety modules can be added when required.

The Safety Maturity Tool is more than just a safety audit. It fosters a way of thinking that values a learning attitude over merely ticking a box. It helps people internalize various safety matters and put them more accurately into practice. According to VOTOB, the mission of safety is one in which we live by to raise overall safety standards in the industry. In this way, we provide a platform for member companies to come together and learn from each other, on the safety front and beyond.

 

MEMBERS

At present, VOTOB acts on behalf of 18 member companies who store crude oil, gasoil, gasoline, chemicals and edible oils and fats, totalling 22 million cubic meters.

Our members are:

NAME TELEPHONE E-MAIL
Eurotank Amsterdam B.V.

+31 (0)20 58 72 122

see website

Euro Tank Terminal Rotterdam B.V.

+31 97 00 50 34 117

storage@eurotankterminalbv.nl

logistics@eurotankterminalbv.nl
EVOS Amsterdam +31 (0)20 30 75 700 see website
EVOS Rotterdam +31 (0)181 26 33 55 see website
HES Botlek Tank Terminal B.V. +31 (0)10 231 03 33 hbttccr@hesinternational.eu
HES Hartel Terminal +31 (0)181 47 83 61 hartel@hesinternational.eu

Inter Terminals Amsterdam

+31 (0)20 58 72 800 see website

Koninklijke Vopak N.V.

+31 (0)10 400 2911 global.communication@vopak.com

Koole Terminals:

+31 (0)75 68 12 812 info@koole.com

LBC Tank Terminals

+31 (0)10 295 85 00 info-europe@lbctt.com

Maasvlakte Olie Terminal

+31 (0) 181 35 31 11 see website

Oiltanking Amsterdam B.V.

+31 (0)20 40 70 100 commerce.amsterdam@oiltanking.com

Oiltanking Terneuzen B.V.

+31 (0)115 67 08 00

commerce.belgium@oiltanking.com
Rubis Terminal B.V. +31 (0)10 29 58 170 see website

Tank Storage Beheer B.V.:

+31 (0)78 65 50 855

+31 (0)78 65 28 650

sales@standic.com

TEAM Terminal B.V.

+31 (0)181 28 66 00 info@team-terminal.nl

Vesta Terminal Flushing B.V.

+31 (0)118 49 28 20 flushing@vestaterminals.com
Zenith Energy

+31 (0)20 58 63 211

see website