An 8-member delegation led by Group Managing Director, Datuk Dr. Mohd. Fowzi Hj Razi made technical visits to Vopak’s bulk liquid terminals located in Indonesia and Singaporeon 20 & 22 March 2012 respectively. Also present in the delegation were Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Mohd. Sahid Hj Nawab Khan, S.P. Satria’s Executive Director, Mr. Loh Boon Hon, GM of SCHB Engineering, Mr. Kwong Chou Thien and four other SPSB officials. The objective of the visit was to gain first-hand knowledge and experience on Vopak’s terminal facilities in particular, it’s storage facilities and operations in handling liquid products. The visit also provided information on their regional distribution activities as well as logistics services.
The Vopak Terminal Merak (VTM) is a bulk liquid storage facility located at the Banten Province of West Java, Indonesia. Terminal Manager, Mr. Muzwir Wiratama briefed the delegation on VTM operations as a bulk liquid terminal handling the import of bulk oil products and petrochemicals which provides storage facilities as well as transhipment services. The terminal consists of 2 jetties and 32 tanks with a total storage capacity of 80,000 cbm covering 6.2 hectares.The Vopak company also operates three other storage terminals for oil products and chemicals in the island republic which include Sebarok, Sakra and Penjuru. The four terminals currently offer a total storage capacity of approximately 2.0 million cbm.
While at the Banyan Fuel Terminal (BFT) in Singapore, Terminal Manager, Mr. Gan Ting Eng received the delegation and briefed on BFT’s mass liquid storage capacity for integrated oil products, chemicals as well as gas. Located in Jurong Island, the terminal consists of 5 existing jetties and 98 tanks with a total storage capacity of 1.3 million cbm covering 42 hectares. The facilities are designed to cater for the varied trading activities in Singapore – the third largest petroleum hub in the world. Royal Vopak based inRotterdam, The Netherlands is the world’s largest independent tank terminal operator specialized in providing conditioned storage facilities for bulk liquids, gaseous chemical and oil products supplemented by logistics services. They operate in 31 countries worldwide, offering storage and transshipment solutions at 84 terminals with a total storage capacity of 30 million cbm on all continents that connect the world’s major shipping routes. In Asia alone, Vopak operates 27 terminals in Singapore,Malaysia,Thailand,Korea,China,Japan,Vietnam,India, Indonesia and also Australiaas part of the Asia division.