To comply with world-class customer requirements

The tank farm, result of a Joint Venture between Coremar Group (Colombia) and Zenith Energy (United States), is located on a 420 acres Industrial Cluster, in Palermo Municipality, Departamento del Magdalena, in front of Barranquilla, right next to Palermo Port Society, a large scale public use multipurpose terminal.


Founded in the caribbean coast of colombia in 1958 as a maritime and portuary business to make up for the lack of the infrastructure that the country was demanding. with an avant-garde vision, coremar group has taken the lead in supplying logistical support within latin-american countries, through its five main divisions; harbor tugs, offshore vessels, maritime transportation, fuel distribution and port & terminals, focusing in the requirements of the energy industry.


A world-class midstream asset operator by buying and building terminals in the Atlantic Basin, primarily Europe, Africa and Latin America which include the storage and logistics for crude oil, refined products, petrochemicals and all types of dry-bulk commodities.  The strategy is to pursue opportunities with strategic importance to our customers and the marketplace without taking any direct commodity exposure. Comitted to the core values of safety first, environmental protection, integrity and ethics in business, customer service, employee respect, well maintained facilities and appropriate financial returns.


Marcela Pisciotti, Vanstrahlen


Joined Coremar in 2012 as responsible for the entire operation, which includes three business units: A multipurpose cluster in Barranquilla, conformed by: Palermo Port Society, a liquid terminal, a free trade zone with an area of 30 hectares, and an industrial park. The offshore unit, a Colombian leader in offshore operations with supply vessels and specialized onshore bases; and last but not least, the Harbour operations unit, in association with Ultramar operates the  leader company in Colombia with presence in all the Colombian terminals.

Among her main professional experience can be highlighted: BIOFILM S.A., Administrative and Financial Vice President; DIACO S.A., Administrative and Financial Manager; SIDELPA S.A, General Manager, between others.

Marcela is an Industrial Engineer, Specialist in Finance of Andes University, and has a Magister in Economy of Javeriana University. With more than 20 years of solid experience in Corporate Finance, and the General Management of several companies; has led work teams with a clear orientation or focus on results.


Andres Salazar

Terminal manager

Andrés Salazar joined Palermo Tanks in September 2016 as Terminal Manager. Responsible for the operation of the liquids terminal under the best standards of Health, Safety, environment and quality, also focused in keeping the best practices in maintenance and inventory control to guarantee the reliability of the Terminal and the customers satisfaction. Andres also supports the commercial and Projects team in the development and execution of new expansion projects in Palermo Tanks.

Andres worked for 12 year in Organización Terpel S.A, his last position was as Director of Operations for the Central and South zones, this included 8 fuel distribution facilities located in 8 Colombian states. His first years in Terpel also involved positions in the maintenance and projects department participating in the development and modernization of fuel storage Plants. Andrés started his career working for 3 years in the Engineering Department in Centro Nacional de Investigaciones de Café.

Andres is an Electronic Engineer from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, holds a post graduate degree as Finance Specialist from Universidad del Rosario, Integrated Auditor ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 from Bureau Veritas, Training Certificate in Health, Safety and Environment from Consejo Colombiano de Seguridad, Training Certificate in Logistics from Universidad Externado and Training Certificate in Operational Excellence from Universidad de Los Andes.


Roberto Pretelt Caceres

Commercial manager

Roberto Pretelt joined Palermo Tanks in July 2016 as Commercial Manager. His primary focus is in business development, origination and customer service with special emphasis in developing the marketing base to expand Palermo´s storage capacity. For your liquid storage needs in Barranquilla, Roberto is the guy to talk to.

Prior to joining Palermo Tanks, Roberto worked 5 years as commercial director for Independence Water and Mining and held various commercial positions over a span of 10 years in the flower business in Colombia.

Roberto holds a Certificate of Special Studies in Negotiation and communication, a post graduate degree in Commercial management from Universidad de la Sabana, and an Industrial Engineer degree from Universidad de Los Andes.

Palermo Tanks as part of the Buenamar Foundation, supports the communities living around the areas of operation through a comprehensive plan of education, nutrition, health, recreation, and wellness, pointed to children and youth in the community.

Buenamar Foundation’s mission is to effectively implement creative and permanent high-impact programs with national coverage, attributing to solve the deep social inequalities that have limited the development of our country, and improve the quality of life for our citizens.