Port Considers STS Facility for Oil

Friday, February 27, 2004
The Port of Rotterdam considers constructing a ship-to-ship facility (STS) for the transfer of oil products. The STS can offer an environmental friendly and cost effective alternative to transfer on locations off the coast of England and Denmark. The projected site for the STS Europoort is on the north side of the Caland canal with a draught of approximately 21 meters. The facility enables tankers up to 355,000 dwt. to exchange cargo with smaller ones and can be in operation before spring 2005.

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