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[post_date] => 2019-02-21 09:49:17
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[post_content] => The phrase ‘tank storage in western Europe’ immediately brings to mind the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region. While the ARA region is most commonly associated with tank storage in Europe, it is no secret that available capacity is hitting an all-time low. Other terminals outside of the ARA region are beginning to come forward as viable alternatives and one company working hard to help bring to life such alternatives is JPB Logistics.
The family-owned logistics company, based in the Netherlands and Germany, offers customer-specific and bespoke tank storage solutions for hazardous, non-hazardous and food products. “Typically, our clients are companies experiencing difficulties in finding volume for liquid bulk in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp,” says Stephan Oldenburger, commercial director at JPB Logistics. “We want to form the solution to problems that ARA doesn´t solve. By focusing on our customers’ needs, we´ve grown from a small, local tank storage provider with 5,000 m3
of total storage, to a full service provider with three terminals, with currently more than 140,000 m3
of total storage capacity and enough land to grow to 430,000 m3
. We are also comfortable with building outside of our own terminals and even starting new ones upon request.”
THE SKY’S THE LIMIT
The company currently operates terminals on the Chemistry Park in Delfzijl as well as Farmsum in the Netherlands, and in Emden, Germany. Both the Delfzijl and Emden sites are suitable for larger scale tank storage, while Farmsum has smaller tanks but offers more facilities such as drumming and adjacent warehousing for hazardous goods.
At the Farmsum facility, all tanks can be heated and provided with nitrogen blanketing, circulation or mixing equipment. In addition, material can be filled directly from the tanks into intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) and drums, giving its customers added flexibility. In addition, JPB has the capability to arrange the distribution of products to their required destinations, giving its customers ‘the total package’.
The most important thing that connects all of JPB’s customers is long-term vision. “Our customers choose us because we offer custom-built and project-based tank storage for both larger and smaller quantities,” says Oldenburger. “By building or adding options to fit the project, our clients get exactly what they need. This is of course something that we have to do in order to be able to compete with the ARA region. We have to give our customers something extra. And we´ve become very good at just that: adding value.”
Recently, JPB Logistics has built two 1,000-m3
storage tanks for a customer in northern Germany, where JPB managed the project from start to finish, meaning that it was responsible for obtaining the required permits, building the tanks and corresponding pipelines and connecting the two tanks to the existing infrastructure. Additionally, on the company’s existing terminal, the company has built four storage tanks with a capacity of 7,000 m3
each, designed for the storage of bitumen for one of the company’s customers.
Established in 2001, JPB logistics offers financing and leasing, assistance with licensing procedures and comprehensive project management. According to Oldenburger, JPB plans to expand with an additional five tanks at its Chemistry Park site, in addition to an expansion in Germany from 30,000 m3
to 300,000 m3
[post_title] => JPB: Make a wish
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