Moldova's sole oil products import terminal expects shipments through the facility at Giurgiulesti to double to 30,000 tonnes this year from the 14,899 tonnes in 2008.
The Netherlands-based EasEur Holding, owner of the terminal, has invested $27 million (20 million) in its asset, which became operational in August, yielding eight tanks with a combined storage capacity of 63,600 tonnes.
EasEur Holdings expects a number of storage tanks at the facility to be leased out to international oil trading companies in the coming months.
The terminal's first incoming shipment last August was comprised of 4,000 tonnes of Euro diesel from the Motor Oil Hellas refinery in Greece.
Construction of the terminal was launched in 2006 by Azpetrol, Azpetrol Refinery, and Azertrans, the three Moldovan subsidiaries of Azeri oil company Azpetrol.
In June 2006 EasEur Holding, a subsidiary of Eastern Capital, acquired the three Azpetrol subsidiaries and renamed them Bemol Retail, Bemol Refinery, and Danube Logistics.