04 June 2007 08:53 [Source: ICIS news]
MUMBAI (ICIS news)--Dutch storage firm Vopak said on Monday it expects to start its chemical distribution operations utilising state-of-the-art technology at its new terminal on 30 May 2008.?xml:namespace>
The new Belgian-based facility, Vopak Terminal Linkeroever, in its first phase will consist of 60 tanks with a total capacity of 100,000 cubic metres (cbm)/year, eight loading stations for trucks and railway wagons and three mooring places.
“This terminal will improve economics for our customers in combination with very high environmental [standards] and safety care,” Kees van Seventer, president of Vopak Chemicals Europe, Middle East and ?xml:namespace>
This terminal, which could grow to 400,000 cbm/year in the next few years, would service chemical manufacturing plants, the company said.
Meanwhile, Vopak had sold its Antwerp-based Hemiksem terminal to the joint-venture unit of Transcor Astra Group and Verbeke Bunkering as part of its strategy for upgrading and expanding, the company said.
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