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German petroleum industry discusses data exchange at IFLEXX 2018

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Tanks and Terminals,

On 25 September 2018, leading representatives of the German petroleum industry came together for the 14th IFLEXX meeting in Bochum.

Organised by Hamburg-based IT and consulting company Implico, the all-day meeting was attended by a total of 14 companies from the refinery, tank terminal, trade, service station, software and consulting sectors.

The delegates of the attending companies assessed the benefits offered by IFLEXX, a standardised open source format for exchanging data between oil and gas companies. The IFLEXX community meets once or twice a year to discuss the application, extension and adaptation of the XML-based standard.

At the 14th meeting, delegates exchanged ideas on what the ideal data transfer between freight forwarders and tank terminals should look like in practice. Another key point of discussion was the synchronisation of the IFLEXX standard, which is mainly used in German-speaking countries, with the widely used international PIDX standard.

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