Stolthaven’s global network of terminals provides high quality storage and distribution services to customers worldwide. Our state-of-the-art terminals complement the capabilities of both Stolt Tankers and Stolt Tank Containers. These close relationships enable us to provide its customers with integrated transportation solutions that reduce costs and increase operating efficiencies, all within an environment of assured quality, safety and environmental protection.
One of Stolthaven's main strategy focus is berth efficiency. By implementing new methodologies aimed at optimising the ship-to-shore interface, Stolthaven has achieved efficiency improvements that significantly reduce ship turnaround times.
As a strategic approach to regional markets, Stolthaven has historically deployed a model built on local storage and distribution capabilities that optimises the effectiveness of Stolt Tanker’s deep sea tanker fleet and offer customers optimal distribution solutions. In Europe, for example, the combination of our regional short-sea fleet, intra-European self-propelled barge fleet and our joint venture terminal in Antwerp give us a gateway to Europe via the Rhine that provides tremendous flexibility to serve customers.
We are implementing the same model in China. Stolthaven’s new terminals in Ningbo and Tianjin and our facilities in South Korea and Malaysia, along with our Stoltchem coastal fleet and our short-sea Asia-Pacific fleet, provide substantial efficiency advantages.