Premier service provider

A premier service provider to the liquid bulk chemical industry for over 30 years, Odfjell Terminals Houston (OTH) provides unsurpassed storage, transfer and distribution services. Our sophisticated Houston terminal is strategically located near the entrance of the Houston ship channel, the major international hub for import and export of chemicals to and from the USA.

  • Total storage capacity: 379,658 cbm
  • 119 tanks
  • Stainless steel storage capacity: 113,186 cbm
  • Two docks for deep-sea ships
  • Four berths for barges
  • Operated since 1983


OTH is one of the most sophisticated chemical tank terminals in the world, and the hub for Odfjell’s global and regional trades to and from the US Gulf. 


The tank terminal was completed by Odfjell in 1983, and boasts one of the largest stainless steel storage capacities of any independent tank terminal in the world. The facility has spheres to handle LPG, and with its pressurized tanks, nitrogen compensation systems and an advanced vapor return system, OTH offers a broad range of services.

The terminal is easily accessible for sea-going tankers, barges, rail tank cars and road tank trucks. Since the American distribution network is heavily dependent on rail and road infrastructure, OTH is well equipped with broad rail tank car and road tank truck handling facilities. 

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Highlights

As a result of its industry-leading QHSE standards and operating practices, OTH has earned the trust of the surrounding community, regulatory entities and its customers.

  • The realization of synergies is always a priority, and OTH has multiple shared customers with Odfjell Tankers
  • The first public terminal in the United States to become a Responsible Care® partner with ISO-9001 and RC/ISO-14001 certifications
  • A Foreign Trade Zone facility 
  • Offers isotank/truck to railcar and vice versa transloading services through stainless steel transfer system
  • Linked to the North American rail network for distribution throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico
  • Multiple stainless steel rail header systems enabling the loading and unloading of up to 110 rail cars on eight tracks
  • Easy access: Direct transfer from rail cars to ships or barges, at rates of up to 500 cbm (3,500 bbls) per hour
  • 14 truck stations with multiple load-on-scale racks located throughout the terminal
  • Automated scale system controls truck loading process through computerized control features
  • Transloading services through stainless steel transfer system
  • All tanks meet API-620 standards for maximum environmental protection and efficiency
  • Stainless steel and carbon steel tanks are pressurized to eliminate emissions, minimize product loss and maintain product integrity
  • Heating, cooling, circulation and insulation available
  • High purity nitrogen supplied by pipeline
  • Approved dockside disposal of ship waste, including MARPOL waste and engine slops
  • Land available for expansion

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