19 November 2007 20:05 [Source: ICIS news]
BUENOS AIRES (ICIS news)--Vopak is expanding its operations at the port of Santos in Sao Paulo state, southeast Brazil, in response to rising bioethanol exports, Eelco Hoekstra, president of Vopak Latin America, said on Monday.
“There’s a clear growth pattern with respect to exports of ethanol from ?xml:namespace>
Storage capacity at Vopak’s Alemoa terminal in
The ethanol is exported to three key locations: Korea/Japan,
Construction at the Alemoa terminal is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter this year, and the new capacity is expected to become available in the first quarter of 2009, Hoekstra said. He declined to reveal the investment cost.
The port of Santos is the largest in Latin America.
Vopak also has a terminal in Ilha Barnabe at
Hoekstra said the company is also expanding its terminals in Altamira in
In Altamira, an additional 30,000 m³ will become available in January 2008, and an extra 20,000 m³ will become available in
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