UK-based independent bulk liquid and gas logistics service provider Simon Storage has signed a contract to provide base oil storage for hocem Haase Oil Chemical under a new three-year contract.
Germany-headquartered Hocem's product arrives at Simons Immingham West Terminal by ship from hocems transit terminal in Latvia, for onward distribution by road. The terminal has dedicated three tanks with a combined capacity of 4,000m3 to this contract.
Simon is handling two grades of mineral base oil for hocem at the terminal. A light base oil is stored at ambient temperature in a tank recently constructed by Simon as part of its ongoing investment in the terminals infrastructure, and two heated tanks are allocated to the storage of heavy base oil.
The heating systems can increase the temperature inside the tanks to 50oC if product requires drying on receipt into storage, to ensure product quality.
Simon has upgraded the existing road loading systems and gantries at the terminal to meet the customers requirements and to ensure full compliance with specific safety and environmental standards.
This includes fully integrated road tanker overfill detection and prevention systems, and emergency shutdown facilities. Metering systems are in use as a guide to load quantity, and delivered weight is confirmed by the Terminals approved weighbridge.
Stock and transaction processing of hocem product at the Terminal is managed by TASCS, Simons exclusive terminal automation and stock control software. TASCS offers clients instant access to account data from any computer via a web browser over the internet.
Customers can place dispatch and delivery requests remotely and access accurate product reconciliation information in real time. Account information can also be accessed via PDA or smart phone.
With 20 years of petrochemical trading experience, hocem supplies base and lube oil products for industrial, automotive and transport applications.