Koole Terminals Expands Operations in Port of Rotterdam

Dutch storage company Koole Terminals has started operating the storage terminal for petrol and diesel in Pernis, Rotterdam, which was recently bought from BP.

Apart from the storage facility with the capacity of around 200,000 cubic meters, Koole Terminals will also handle the acquired truck loading facility and the K1 jetty for seagoing vessels.

BP’s terminal is directly adjacent to one of Koole Terminals’ existing sites in Rotterdam and is connected through a pipeline with BP’s refinery in Europoort. BP is partly leasing back the storage and truck loading rack capacity under long-term agreements.

”The expansion of Koole Terminals through the acquisition of BP’s site in Pernis is in line with our ongoing strategy to grow together with our customers, in this case regarding storage and distribution of petrol and diesel. Especially the safe and efficient 24-hours per day truck loading facility in the Rotterdam harbour represents an important widening of our service offering. We are not only acquiring additional storage capacity but also further available land supporting our future expansion plans,” John Kraakman, CEO of Koole Terminals, said.