Odfjell Terminals (Rotterdam) BV – OTR – is one of the largest third party tank storage terminals in Europe. The large site is centrally located in the heart of the Rotterdam Port, the gateway to Europe. The terminal has been operational since 1957.
The geographical location is a major advantage to meet diverse transportation demands: the North Sea, the main European inland waterways, highways and rail networks are all nearby. The site is also linked to local, regional and international pipeline networks. All this provides OTR’s customers an excellent commercial access for bulk movements to and from the European markets.
The tank farm consists of nearly 300 tanks, ranging in size from 735 to 40,000 cbm. The total capacity of the terminal encompasses more than 1.63 million cbm, of which approximately 33,000 cbm is stainless steel. A large percentage of the tanks are coated, heated or insulated. All tanks have dedicated tank lines to a pump station from where the tanks can be accessed by dedicated, product dedicated or multipurpose shore lines. Most tanks at the OTR-facility can be connected to a nitrogen system; many tanks are also connected to various vapor treatment systems or incinerators. Each tank is equipped with automatic gauging equipment.
The terminal has five berths for deep -sea tankers, with a maximum depth of 39.6 feet alongside. There are seven positions for short-sea tankers, 14 positions for barge activities and furthermore nineteen platforms for the handling of road tank trucks, iso-tank containers and rail tank cars. For the handling of high-volume products per rail tank car, OTR has a block train facility (Rail Cargo Center) for both clean petroleum products and bulk liquid chemicals.
OTR is a modern, innovative company that operates and complies with the most stringent legislation. Our main objective is to ensure customer satisfaction whilst maintaining the quality, safety and environmental care demanded at each stage of any required operation. To this end, ongoing comprehensive training and educational programmes are given to all personnel.
In addition comes the professionalism of the personnel involved in the day-to-day running of the terminal, plus a team of experts that can discuss and help you overcome most of your storage needs.