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 strategies is enhancing berth efficiency. By implementing new methodologies to optimize ship-to-shore interfaces, Stolthaven has achieved efficiency improvements that significantly reduce ship turnaround times as demontrated in our storage facilities in the U.S.
Stolthaven utilizes its storage and distribution capabilities to optimize the effectiveness of Stolt Tanker's deep sea tanker fleet. In Europe, the combination of our regional short-sea fleet, our intra-European self-propelled barge fleet, our fully-owned terminal in Moerdijk, 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 Asia. Stolthaven’s terminal in Tianjin, China 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.