First Phase of Custom Built Terminal in Houston
Westway Terminal Company LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Westway Group, Inc. (WTWG), opened Phase I of a Custom Built Bulk Liquid Storage Terminal for Nynas Americas at the Westway's Houston-1 Terminal.
In an effort to improve its customer satisfaction and efficiencies, Nynas contracted with Westway Terminal Company to construct a state-of-the-art, customized logistics hub in Houston, which is scheduled for full completion by the end of 2009.
The new hub, located along the Houston Ship Channel, will better meet the requirements of Nynas' customers by providing dedicated logistics, blending and special loading facilities for Nynas specialty products. These parameters closely align with Nynas' priorities on safety, environmental and quality standards.
This new terminal will not only receive production from the USA, but also deliveries from Nynas Production Units in Sweden, the Dutch Antilles and Belgium. Westway Terminal has the latest technology for loading, unloading, mixing and infrastructure. The facility was designed to accommodate maximum flexibility. The tanks, piping system and manifold will not only serve the blending and transportation requirements that Nynas' customers have today, but will adapt easily and quickly as those needs change. In today's world, both Nynas and Westway must be flexible and react quickly.
Initially, Nynas will have 25 tanks with a storage capacity of 400,000 bbls to load and unload products from the terminal using trucks, railcars and marine vessels. Westway will have dedicated persons on-site working full time to manage the facility for Nynas.
"Transition to the new terminal will take place in two phases," said Lori Haney, Supply Chain Planner for Nynas Americas. "The first phase will begin June 1 and will involve the transition of transformer oils; the second phase will begin October 1 when all other products will be transitioned."