First ship arrives at new Vopak-Oxiquim chem terminal in Chile

31 January 2011 23:45  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--The first ship has arrived at the new Vopak-Oxiquim terminal in Mejillones, Chile, the companies said on Monday.

The terminal in northern Chile has a storage capacity of 10,000 cubic metres (cbm) among four tanks that will handle bulk liquid chemicals and other materials for import and export, according to a statement by Vopak-Oxiquim.

Vopak, a global chemical terminal operator, and Oxiquim, one of the largest chemical firms in Chile, formed a joint venture to begin construction on the facility in late 2009, seeking to provide needed storage capacity for the region's key mining and industrial sectors.

Oxiquim makes industrial resins and wood panels and is a large chemical distributor in Chile. The company also provides storage, loading and unloading services through two other bulk liquids maritime terminals in Chile.

Vopak, one of the world's largest independent tank terminal operators, has a wholly-owned terminal in San Antonio, Chile, near Santiago.

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