30 January 2013 09:34 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Oiltanking Nanjing Co Ltd has begun operation of its railcar loading and unloading facility at its terminal at China’s Nanjing Chemical Industry Park (NCIP) in Jiangsu province, the company said on Wednesday.
The facility is connected to the railway system of NCIP and via NCIP to the national railway network.
It owns the capacity to handle up to 9,000 rail cars every year for various producers, traders and end users, the company said in a statement.
The company expects the facility to handle significant amounts of methanol, as Nanjing is a huge methanol consumption area.
However, the facility is designed to handle other products as well, according to the statement.
The terminal will have 23 tanks with a total storage capacity of 139,000 cbm and 2 jetties (6 berths) for vessels up to 50,000 deadweight tonne (dwt) following its expansion which is to be completed by mid-2013, the company added.
Oiltanking Nanjing Co Ltd is a joint venture between Oiltanking, NCIP Administration and the Port Authority of Nanjing.
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