Rhenus Midgard has begun operating a tank wagon unloading station at Nordenham.
The unit, which was built at a cost of €250,000, will be used to handle and store heavy oil for Aegean Bunkering Germany. The unloading station has enabled the port logistics specialist to invest in the expansion of existing structures for its liquid goods business.
“Since this summer, our new tank wagon unloading station has provided us with a handling method that was not previously available in this form,” said Uwe Oppitz, managing director of Rhenus Midgard in Nordenham. “By using this unit, we can fill two of our tanks, which together hold 10,000 cbm. Heavy heating oil, which is required to operate ships’ engines, complements our existing handling and storage business for liquid goods in a sensible manner.”
One block train a week with 24 tank wagons each containing 70 tonnes of heating oil has been arriving at the urban port of Nordenham since mid-July. Rhenus Midgard is both the owner and operator of the port, which sits at the mouth of River Weser near Bremerhaven. The near 1,700 tonnes of fuel arriving on each train from various refineries in Central and Eastern Europe can be quickly and safely unloaded using the pump systems that form part of the new unit.