It seems hardly a day goes by without news from independent terminal operator Vopak.
Vopak-Oxiquim Terminal Mejillones, a joint venture between Vopak and Oxiquim in Chile, is due to begin construction on the first phase of a bulk liquid chemical terminal in Mejillones, north Chile.
The terminal will have an initial capacity of 10,000 m3, to store chemicals for both import as well as export purposes. The facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2010.
The strategic position of Mejillones, which is a key location for the supply of raw materials, and the developing trend of the industry in the area, especially in the mining and industrial segments, have resulted in a rise of logistical product flows that require bulk liquid storage services.
Vopak already has a wholly owned terminal operation in Chile in San Antonio. Oxiquim is a manufacturer of wood panel and industrial resins and has a leading position in chemicals distribution covering a wide range of products for the industry. It owns and operates two open bulk liquids maritime terminals in Chile.