Operations have begun at the former BP storage terminal in Pernis following Koole Terminals acquisition of the facility earlier in July.
The terminal has a storage capacity of around 200,000 m3 as well as a truck loading facility and a K1 jetty. It is directly adjacent to one of Koole Terminal’s existing sites in Rotterdam and is connected through a pipeline with BP’s refinery in Europoort.
BP is partly leasing back the storage and truck loading rack capacity under long-term agreements.
John Kraakman, CEO of Koole Terminals, says: ‘We are not only acquiring additional storage capacity but also further available land supporting our future expansion plans.
‘Overall the transaction substantiates our long-standing relationship with BP and also provides our customers the opportunity to load fuel products on trucks.’