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EBS further expands covered storage capacity at Port of Rotterdam

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Dry Bulk,

HES International’s 100% subsidiary European Bulk Services (EBS) will further expand its covered storage facilities in the Port of Rotterdam.

At its Laurenshaven terminal, EBS will construct 126 000 cbm of storage sheds. Furthermore, EBS plans to construct an additional 40,000 cbm storage shed at its Europoort terminal. These new multi-purpose warehouses are in addition to the existing 525 000 cbm and will bring the total covered storage capacity to 691 000 cbm. Recently, EBS has taken a 60 000 cbm storage shed into operation, which was announced in June 2016. This shed, supported by a long-term contract, is suitable for various dry bulk products.

Jan de Wit, Managing Director of European Bulk Services, said: “The new storage capacity will enable us to better serve the demand for quality storage in the Port of Rotterdam. By investing into state of the art land-based facilities, we can reduce the cost for floating storage in barges while improving the quality and safety of operations. The design will be carried out with a strong focus on flexibility for our customers and our stringed safety and environmental standards.”

Jan Vogel, CEO of HES International added: “Next to our ambitions to grow our liquid storage business, it is HES International’s strategy to also become a European market leader in the handling of bulk products that require covered storage, such as agricultural products, biomass and (specialty) minerals. We are therefore very happy that so soon after our announcement for a new petroleum storage terminal at Rotterdam’s Maasvlakte, we are now also making visible progress in expanding our warehouse facilities - a direction that we are also pursuing in other European ports.”

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