The chemical industry is a stable, constantly growing sector. Raw materials and chemical products from all over the world are shipped to the port of Antwerp, one of the largest maritime chemical clusters in the world. That’s why we are proud to be building our new state-of-the-art chemical storage terminal in Antwerp. Paul Voogt, commercial director at Standic, describes the various phases of the terminal construction.
FIRST TANK PITS OPERATIONAL (Q1 2021)
“Our first four tank pits will be operational in the first quarter of 2021, while the other four tank pits will follow in April 2021. In total, the tank pits will consist of 79 tanks with diameters of six, eight and twelve meters. Relatively small, but that’s common for chemical tanks. All in all, we will be able to offer storage for various types of products and clients.”
INCREASING THE DRAFT (2022)
“After the summer of 2021, the dock installations will start increasing the draft for the first loading quays. These activities will take one year per loading quay and we will create three loading quays in total. In the end, the draft will be extended from 11.5 to 14 meters, so we can serve larger ships.”
ENTIRE TERMINAL OPERATIONAL (2023-2024)
“During the third phase, the last loading quay will also be deepened. As from 2024, the entire terminal will be operational, and we will offer 250,000 cubic meters of storage capacity. In addition, the double railway section of over eight hundred meters will be ready for operation.”