A growing demand for niche storage in South America has prompted QC Terminales to enhance their established industry position and capture more of the market share.
The storage operator, which operates out of Guayaquil, Ecuador and San Antonio, Chile, has recently completed several expansion projects following
two acquisitions at the end of 2013.
On the back of a blossoming GDP and highly favourable storage dynamics resulting in both facilities sitting at full capacity, senior executives committed $13 million to grow capacity on the back of demand.
The Guayaquil facility increased its capacity by 1,730 m3, bringing overall capacity to 21,100 m3. The San Antonio terminal involved the addition of 6,200 m3 comprising five new tanks as well as a new loading platform with three truck positions, a truck weighing scale and pier to terminal pipelines.
In addition, another expansion is underway, with the addition of a further 3,200 m3 spread across four tanks. This will bring overall ca...