Westway changes their name, but not their crude oil plans

Westway LLC has changed its name, but not its plans for a crude oil terminal in Grays Harbor.

In a release, Westway Group LLC announced that the company has changed its name to Contanda LLC, effective immediately.

The name change to Contanda (pronounced con-tahn-dah) “captures the journey that the Company has embarked on as it transforms the organization into a major provider of bulk storage and terminalling services” according to their release

G.R. (Jerry) Cardillo, President and CEO of Contanda, said, “Building on the proud 60-year history of this Company, we are excited to continue our transformation with this rebranding.  Moving forward, the Contanda brand will provide the organization with a new and more accurate identity, furthering our expanded growth strategy.”

As a company, Contanda says that they look forward to bolstering the company’s focus and service base to include a broader range of petrochemicals and other energy markets.

Contanda will continue to pursue plans to build a crude oil storage facility at the Port of Grays Harbor, currently under review at the City of Hoquiam.

Geoff Roberts, Chairman of the board, stated, “The new Contanda name reinforces our strategic commitment and focus on managing petrochemical and hydrocarbon products, providing innovative services, and serving new and expanded markets.  We want to build on our legacy of safety, service, and quality while we remind both our existing and new customers that Contanda has the expertise to deliver capabilities far beyond our foundation in agricultural products – to include a full range of petrochemical and hydrocarbons.”

The City of Hoquiam and the Department of Ecology issued the Final EIS for the project on September 30, 2016.

That report is not a permit. Ten local and state permits, and 11 federal and state plan approvals will be required for the proposed project. The first permit to be considered will be Hoquiam’s shoreline substantial development permit.



With the name change, the company will be moving their corporate headquarters from New Orleans, Louisiana to Houston, Texas.



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