The prize was awarded during the third edition of the Tank Storage Awards in Rotterdam. These Awards recognise companies that – each in their own way – excel in security, innovation or general storage. North Sea Port was nominated in the category of Best Port and was in competition with Antwerp (Belgium), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Marseille (France) for the title of Best Tank Storage Port.
Specialist in the storage of liquid bulk
Liquid bulk accounts for some 29% of all goods transshipped from sea-going vessels. North Sea Port is therefore an important port for petroleum products, bio-diesel, chemicals, liquid fertilisers, fruit juices and gases. The current storage capacity of some 3.9 million m³ enables the port to retain reserves of liquid bulk for both short and long-term storage. In the future, the port expects to further expand this storage capacity to 4.7 million m³. As a sustainable port, North Sea Port is also investing in the production of nearly 1 million tons of bio-fuel (bio-ethanol and bio-diesel) per year.
North Sea Port as the logistical heart of Europe
North Sea Port offers many advantages for handling liquid bulk and other types of cargo: its position on the North Sea and extending 32 kilometres inwards, a draught of up to 17 metres, its congestion-free connections to the hinterland and its specialised tank-storage terminals. Thanks to its central location in the logistical heart of Europe, along with its mix of transport connections to the European hinterland, North Sea Port is a true economic hub. North Sea Port is additionally connected to the Central Europe Pipeline System (CEPS).