10 May 2013 09:01 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Oiltanking Nanjing Co Ltd is operating railcar loading and unloading facility at its terminal at China’s Nanjing Chemical Industry Park (NCIP) in Jiangsu province smoothly following its start-up early this year, the company said on Friday.
The company will effectively help to relieve short methanol supply in Nanjing and nearby region via the facility connected to the railway system, the general manger Guan said on the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC 2013), which is being held in Taipei on 9-10 May.
The facility is connected to the railway system of NCIP and via NCIP to the national railway network.
The first cargoes of methanol were successfully delivered to NCIP through the railcar loading and unloading facility on 2 April.
At present, the facility can handle up 300-400 tonnes/day of methanol, but this volume will increase in the future, the company source added.
The terminal will have 23 tanks with a total storage capacity of 139,000 cbm (cubic meters) 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 source said.
Oiltanking Nanjing Co Ltd is a joint venture between Oiltanking, NCIP Administration and the Port Authority of Nanjing.
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