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Expanding capacity at Antwerp chemical storage terminal
7/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

With seven new tanks of a total 12.700 cbm capacity, Noord Natie Odfjell Antwerp Terminal (NNOAT) significantly increases storage volume for the European chemical market. In a time of increased demand, customers now get a welcomed addition of quality accommodation for a wide range of chemical and base oil products.

The new tankpit is part of NNOAT’s ambitious expansion program at the fourth harbor dock in the Antwerp port. This is the third fully automated tankpit at the terminal, setting the standard in terms of operational safety and efficiency. Comprising seven stainless-steel tanks that are tailored to specialty chemicals, the tankpit further increases the terminal’s unique capacity for storage and related services.

“Noord Natie Odfjell Antwerp Terminal is a strategic component to our terminal platform and the expansion of the tankpit marks another step in realizing the inherent potential of our Antwerp terminal. The terminal team and contractors have done a fantastic job in safely and successfully bringing the new capacity onstream during these unprecedented times.” Adrian Lenning, Global Head of Odfjell Terminals

The port of Antwerp is the most important port for chemicals in the EU. With more than 80 calls a year, the port is on the top ten list of Odfjell ships’ most visited. The combination of chemical transportation at sea and flexible storage ashore offers effective and flexible synergies for Odfjell’s customers.

NNOAT is a leader in the European chemical storage market with its capacity of 390,000 cbm and 236 tanks divided over 16 interconnected tank pits. The extensive mooring capacity of 2,500 meters at the terminal allows for simultaneous handling of several vessels and barges.

The terminal’s ongoing expansion program will increase current capacity by 130.000 cbm. The new pit includes stainless steel tanks of 3 x 2.500 cbm and 4 x 1.300 cbm. Next step is another 45.000 cbm tank pit planned for mid-2022. With more than 45.000 m2 of land available, the terminal has available capacity to excel services and meet increased demand in coming years.

Source: Hellenic Shipping