IN OCTOBER 2020, Spanish hydrocarbon storage company Tradebe Port Services, a division of the Tradebe group, bought TWG Tanklager Wilhelmsburg, a chemicals storage provider in the Seaport of Hamburg, Germany, from BDH Biodiesel Hamburg.
The TWG site comprises 14 storage tanks with a capacity to store 34,500 m3 of class B hydrocarbons, chemicals and speciality chemical products, with tank sizes from 500-6,000 m3. Its jetty, which has a 9 m draught, can accommodate seagoing vessels up to 230 m in length, and it is wellconnected to road and rail networks. The now renamed Tradebe Hamburg is Tradebe Port Services’ second terminal.
Its first, in Barcelona, has a total capacity of 453,000 m3 in 29 tanks, ranging in size from 5,000-24,000 m3.
Tank Storage Magazine was keen to find out why Tradebe Port Services had invested in a second terminal, and its plans for the facility, and spoke to Maikel van Nijnatten, the commercial and business development director of Tradebe.
‘Located in Hamburg, the third largest port in Europe, the opportunity to acquire the TWG (now renamed Tradebe Hamburg) facility formed a perfect fit with our core competencies and our strategic plan to increase our footprint in North West Europe,’ says van Nijnatten. The company has further plans for its new terminal.