Stolthaven completes first Chinese UCO export

Stolthaven completes first Chinese UCO export

Stolthaven Terminals has recently completed its first export in northern China of bulk liquid used cooking oil (UCO) at its joint-venture terminal in Lingang, China.

As the only terminal with a permit to handle these products in northern China, Stolthaven completed the UCO export and provided services including truck discharging, tank storage, vessel loading, product heating, inspection and customs declarations. This unique shipment was supported by the local customs and port authorities. Stolthaven Tianjin expects to receive an increasing number of similar shipments in line with UCO market growth.


Stolthaven Tianjin manages a wide range chemicals, and other bulk specialty liquids. The terminal offers a strategic hub for customers operating in northern China, providing the nearest sea access for the Bohai Bay Economic Rim, which serves Beijing and Tianjin, the surrounding provinces of Hebei, Shandong and Liaoning, and adjacent hinterlands in China. The terminal is also well positioned to serve the recently announced Xiongan New Area in Hebei Province, a newly created economic zone intended to advance the development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

“Our terminal in Lingang, Tianjin is part of Stolthaven’s global network of 19 owned and joint-venture bulk-liquid terminals,” said Guy Bessant, President of Stolthaven Terminals. “All of our sites operated at the highest standards for quality, reliability and safety for people and environment. Thanks to these rigorous standards, we were pleased to be able to satisfy the stringent new requirements that have been implemented by the authorities in China.”

Stolthaven Tianjin houses 51 stainless steel, coated and carbon steel tanks ranging from 1,700 cubic metres to 6,200 cubic metres, with a total capacity of 135,700 cubic metres. The terminal is accessible via ship, road and pipeline. The facility offers insulation, heating, chilling and nitrogen-blanketing services. Stolthaven Tianjin’s jetty can serve ships with drafts of up to 14 meteres, ranging from 5,000 dwt to 60,000 dwt.

“Customers value and trust in our depth of experience when it comes to the safe handling and storage of specialty products,” said Yonggang Shang, Commercial Manager, Stolthaven Tianjin. “Our 12 dedicated weighbridge systems, which ensure efficient truck loading for inland distribution, is a key value-added for many of our customers.”

The terminal is part of Stolt-Nielsen’s integrated transportation and storage network in Asia Pacific for bulk-liquid chemicals and other products. Other Stolthaven terminals in the region include Jeongil Stolthaven (Ulsan, South Korea), Stolthaven Singapore, Stolthaven Westport (Malaysia), and Stolthaven Australia and New Zealand. Customers also have access to the deep-sea and regional transportation services provided by Stolt Tankers and Stolt Tank Containers. The shipping routes in the region cover Asia Pacific, Inter Asia and domestic Chinese market.

“Our state-of-the-art terminals synergistically complement the capabilities of both Stolt Tankers and Stolt Tank Containers,” added Bessant. “By effectively leveraging these fully integrated assets, customers can significantly improve the efficiency of their global supply chains.”

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12th Mar 2018