Vopak is building a new loading station in the Port of Antwerp.
According to the Port of Antwerp, the storage operator is building the station for filing rail tanker wagons with acetyls.
The majority of acetyls produced come from Germany, with the Port of Antwerp acting as the consolidation and transhipment hub. The new loading station will increase Vopak’s capacity for block train connections with Germany by 400%.
Manon Bloemer, head of Vopak Belgium, says: ‘We are very pleased to be able to make this investment in a very modern, efficient loading station for block trains. It offers further logistical benefits for our customers, and reinforces the already strong position of Antwerp as the chemical hub for North-West Europe.
‘The new facility will have the latest technology for safety and protection of the environment.’