22.09.15. Inter Terminals has diversified its services into new marine gas oil (MGO) storage at its Tyne Terminal in Tyne and Wear on the north east coast of England.
Recognising the benefits of storing marine fuel in this Tyne location, Certas Energy, one of the largest distributors of fuels and lubricants in Britain, is now storing marine fuel with Inter Terminals under an extended contract.
The facility provides specialist storage for marine fuel – DMA grade MGO with less than 0.1 percent sulphur – together with dedicated road loading and pipeline transfer systems for redelivery of product by road and sea.
To support marine customers, the terminal offers deep water jetties with good sea connections to continental Europe, as well as road links to the north of England and Scotland.
To complement the supply of MGO out of Tyne by road, a new 4-ins pipeline, recently completed by Inter Terminals to the Ocean Berth, enables Certas Energy to offer an enhanced ex-pipe bunkering facility for large vessels up to a maximum of 30,000 dwt and smaller vessels such as bunker barges.
Certas Energy’s unmarked MGO is being stored in six tanks with a combined capacity of approximately 5,000 cbm. Stored product is fiscally marked and tested in tank by an independent inspectorate with results confirmed to Inter Terminals prior to onward delivery at a rebated duty rate. Road tankers are loaded via dedicated bottom loading gantries, fitted with HMRC-approved semi-intelligent mechanical batch meters.