Vopak adds to chemical logistics presence in South Africa

Chemical logistics provider Vopak, in partnership with Reatile, will develop a new 100,000 cu m inland terminal in Johannesburg and expand its Durban terminal by 130,000 cu m.

The new terminal will consist of six tanks and eight truck loading bays, with a vapour recovery system and a pipeline connection to the state-owned New Multi Product Pipeline (NMPP) for refined petroleum products (petrol and diesel).

The NMPP connects the Port of Durban to Gauteng, Johannesburg, where currently around 70% of South Africa’s fuel demand is concentrated. The pipeline will reduce the need for road transport from Durban to Gauteng.

The expansion of Vopak Terminal Durban will comprise 10 new tanks with a total capacity of 162,000 cu m as well as the demolition of 38 older small tanks. The net increase in capacity will be 130,000 cu m. In addition, investments will be made in three further truck loading bays connected to the existing vapour recovery system, additional (berth) pipelines and a new marine loading arm.

Upon completion, the total capacity of Vopak Terminal Durban will amount to 371,926 cu m.

Source: Vopak