Press release - HES International further expands covered storage capacity at subsidiary European Bulk Services (EBS)

2-5-2017

HES International further expands covered storage capacity at subsidiary European Bulk Services (EBS) 

Rotterdam, 2nd May, 2017 – HES International announced today that its 100% subsidiary 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: “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 adds: “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.”

Expansion Rotterdam Laurenshaven location:

The new shed at the Laurenshaven will be equipped with a new crane and is amongst other suitable for minerals, biomass and agricultural products. Construction will occur on land previously used for storage of coal and is anticipated to commence immediately after receipt of the permit.


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For more information you can contact Mr Jan de Wit, Managing director of European Bulk Services. Tel. +31 181-258145. E-mail j.de.wit@ebsbulk.nl

About European Bulk Services (EBS) B.V.
EBS operates two terminals located at the Laurenshaven and Europoort, with a total covered storage capacity of 525,000 cbm and open storage of 210,000 m2. EBS operates several land based cranes for discharging vessels at the Laurenshaven terminal and operates flexible floating cranes at both terminals and elsewhere in the Rotterdam port area. EBS has an excellent connection to all types of modalities (ship, train, barge, truck). For more information about EBS, please visit www.ebsbulk.nl

About HES International B.V.
HES International B.V. is a private company, headquartered in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and is one of the largest storage and port logistics companies in Europe. Storage and handling activities comprise dry and liquid bulk terminals in North West Europe. The company’s focus is on growing its present portfolio of high quality dry and liquid bulk terminals by means of expansion of its already owned sites, greenfield development and acquisitions of existing terminals. HES International B.V. is developing a tank terminal for the storage and transhipment of petroleum products and biofuels at the Hartelstrook, on the south side of the Mississippi harbour at Maasvlakte 1. This HES Hartel Tank Terminal is planned to be operational at the end of 2019.
Subsidiaries of HES International B.V. in the Port of Rotterdam are:

For more information about HES International: www.hesinternational.eu

HES International is owned by Riverstone Holdings LLC and The Carlyle Group