SOURCE: Elemica


October 27, 2011 07:10 ET

Vopak North America Networks With Elemica for eBusiness With Chemical Producers

Benefits Shippers & Terminals & Warehouses With Operational Efficiencies

EXTON, PA and HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Oct 27, 2011) - Elemica, leading provider of supply chain integration and optimization services to the chemical, tire & rubber, energy and selected manufacturing industries, welcomes Vopak North America, providing them direct connectivity into the Elemica network of chemical producers. The companies have completed a successful Terminal - Warehouse project with Methanex, the world's largest supplier of methanol, which further improved efficiencies and information flow for logistics operations between Vopak and Methanex.

"Vopak is very pleased with Elemica's Terminal -- Warehouse Solution, which helps us provide higher levels of efficiency to our important global customer, Methanex. We anticipate these gains in speed and accuracy will help to further improve their service to their own customers," said Len Daly, Commercial Director, Vopak North America.

"By integrating our Terminal - Warehouse solution and Vopak's North American network of independent storage facilities, companies like Methanex can strengthen collaboration with their terminals and warehouses, resulting in fewer shipping issues that need resolution," said Mike McGuigan, CEO of Elemica. "Terminals and warehouses are inundated with manual processes, and both the shippers and the terminal and warehouse operators see benefit with this solution."

Vopak has an extensive network of independent storage terminals for bulk liquids at locations around the world that are of strategic importance in the supply chains of its customers. As Vopak focuses on customer service, efficiency through speed of order processing will enhance the working relationships they have with their customers.

In addition to improving the accuracy, speed and visibility to shipment, and inventory data for the manufacturer, the Terminal - Warehouse solution provides many more benefits. The seamless flow of business processes through Elemica's network results in a reduction of errors, costs and manual effort through the elimination of double entry. Traditional point-to-point EDI projects are costly and difficult to manage. Through the Elemica 'Connect Once, Connect-to-All' approach, terminal and warehouse operators can reduce the complexities of communicating shipment and inventory data with their customers while streamlining their own operations. Once that initial direct connection from their system into Elemica is established, it can be leveraged with other producers on the network.

Utilizing Elemica's world-class QuickLink™ network and state-of-the-art SmartLink™ Terminal - Warehouse Solution enables new levels of operating efficiency, service capabilities, and profitability for suppliers and terminal & warehouse operators.

About Vopak
Vopak is the world's largest independent tank storage service provider, specializing in the storage and handling of bulk liquid chemicals, gasses and oil products. Vopak operates 82 terminals with a storage capacity of more than 26.6 million cubic meters in 31 countries. The terminals are strategically located for users along the major shipping routes. The majority of its customers are companies operating in the chemical and oil industries, for which Vopak stores a large variety of products destined for a wide range of industries. For more information, visit

About Elemica
Elemica delivers state-of-the-art services in the areas of customer, supplier, sourcing, and logistics management. Elemica's Connect - Transact - Optimize model drives bottom line business results by promoting reduced cost of operations, faster process execution, automation of key business processes, removal of transactional barriers, and seamless information flow between business partners. Elemica was founded in 2000 and today connects more than 3000 companies across multiple industries, processing over $70 billion in annual transactions. Clients include BASF, Continental, The Dow Chemical Company, DuPont, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, LANXESS, Rhodia and Shell.

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