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BTT handles half million tons by rail

In the past two years various customers have used the new rail loading and discharge facility. The new facility is part of BTT’s vision to provide  all modes of transport and is a response to growing customer demand for rail transport. The rack will initially be used to handle block trains with biodiesel but also palm and soybean oil have already been loaded from BTT’s tanks. The facility can also be used for other vegetable oils like sunflower and rapeseed oil . In future the facility can also be expanded to handle other oil products such as aviation fuels, gasoline and diesel.

The train loading/unloading station has two rail tracks with a length of 340 meters. A block train of 24 wagons can be handled with expansion possibilities up to 30 wagons. With a capacity of 400 tons per hour, six wagons can simultaneously be loaded or discharged. BTT offers a 24 hours a day, seven days a week service to their customers and accordingly two block trains per day can be handled.

BTT has 34 storage tanks, with a total storage capacity of 200.000 cubic meter (cbm). Of this capacity 130.000 cbm is suitable for the storage of clean fuels and 70.000 for biodiesel and vegetable oils. The current occupancy of the storage capacity is high. BTT can expand the storage capacity to 750.000 cbm on the new reclaimed land that has been completed last year. 

This state-of-the-art terminal with ample deep water berths and facilities for the transshipment and storage of a wide range of liquid bulk products. The 420-meters sea jetty is capable of handling two seagoing vessels of up to 115,000 DWT and two tank barges simultaneously. The water depth at the jetty varies from 13,65 meter on the south side to 15.00 meter on the north side. The occupancy at the jetty is low and as such BTT offers here customers short waiting times for ships calling the terminal and opportunities for ship to ship transfer.  

Safety and environmental protection are a high priority at BTT and the company's management system has ISO 9001, ISO 14000, OSHAS 1800, AEO and ISCC certification.  

HES International is the shareholder of Botlek Tank Terminal:

HES International 

HES International B.V. in Rotterdam is a private holding company of leading independent providers of logistical services in ports, specializing in the handling of dry and liquid bulk. The companies in the dry bulk division specialize in the transshipment, storage and processing of dry bulk products, mainly for industrial end-users. Operations involve the loading and unloading of ocean-going vessels, coasters, barges, trains and trucks and large-scale open-air and covered storage. The annual volume of dry bulk cargo received by HES International group companies totals some 75 million tonnes.

The companies in the liquid bulk division specialize in the storage, transshipment, blending and distribution of oil products. Operations involve the loading and unloading of ocean-going vessels, coasters, barges and rail and road transport. Individual storage tanks range in size from 1,500 to 70,000 cubic meters.

HES companies hold a unique independent position in the bulk goods supply chain for a wide range of products and serve the heart of industrial Europe. Most of HES’s operating units have been active in the port for many decades, some for more than a century. Its activities are concentrated primarily in the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, France and Poland. For more information,



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