Dekker Group has announced plans to double the capacity of its tank storage facilities at the Port of Rotterdam. The Netherlands-based storage and logistics provider currently has 67,900 m3 of storage capacity at its Botlek facility in Rotterdam, through its subsidiary Maastank.

Now it says that over the next few years, this will be nearer 140,000 m3. There are currently 74 tanks from 70-2,400 m3. Maastank specialises in vegetable oils, fats, specialities, oleochemicals and biofuels.

Elsewhere, Dekker also plans to increase its existing maritime infrastructure at the port. It currently has 14 loading and unloading points.

Dekker said it has allowed for the expansion by extending its long-term lease contracts for Maastank’s location at Welplaatkade in the Botlek area by 25 years, and it has also signed contracts for the adjacent sites.

Jan Duel, Dekker Managing Director, said: “By entering into this new long-term lease for our existing and newly-allocated sites, we plan to further strengthen and expand our market position in this strategic ‘deep sea location’ – based on our position as the foremost provider of specialised tank terminal services for high-grade special vegetable oils, oleochemicals and biofuels.”

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26th May 2020