Jobs in the chemicals terminal sector of the Netherlands-based independent bulk liquid storage terminal operator Vopak will be cut in a new shake up.
A plan is being developed to further improve safety and to increase efficiency and the overall service level through significant investments in the Dutch chemicals terminals.
The foreseen investments will lead to a reduction of several tens of jobs at the Dutch chemicals terminals organisation for which the management sees opportunities to prevent forced redundancies, Vopak says.
Owing to uncertainties in the Dutch chemicals market the intended investments and the restructuring resulting from it are deemed necessary to bring the Dutch chemicals terminals to a structurally better competitive position.
The works councils and labour unions have also been informed and will be involved in the further process.
Vopak operates 79 terminals with a storage capacity of 27.7 million m3 in 31 countries.