Simonís Immingham terminals are the UKís most comprehensive independent storage facility. The two linked sites are situated next to deep water
on the south bank of the River Humber and can accommodate ships of up to 50,000 DWT. The combined capacity of 628,000 cubic metres in 240 tanks can cope with almost any liquid or gas storage requirement.
Immingham provides a convenient and cost-effective location for both exporters and importers because of its highly-developed transport links. Motorway, rail, pipeline, and inland waterways provide easy access to the industrial heartland for both manufacturers and consumers in the North and Midlands of England.
Both Immingham terminals participate in the CDI-T (Chemicals Distribution Institute – Terminals) inspection programme and together offer facilities that include semi-automated drumming, pipeline connections to local industry, and a range of lined, heated, stainless steel and pressurized storage tanks.
history and development
The facilities now operated by Simon Storage at Immingham were established in 1929 and are among the earliest on the Humber bank. The terminals originally handled creosote for export to the United States and molasses made from Lincolnshire sugar beet, but after the war the emphasis changed to the storage of oil products.
The 1960s saw major expansion as the Immingham terminals began to provide chemical storage and logistics support to businesses across the country.
Even after the commencement of operations at the two local refineries in 1969, the oil trade continued to expand up to 1975 owing to 'new entrant' oil companies bringing crude from North Africa.
After that came the era of product exchanges when tanks were bought from Esso, Shell, BP, ICI, Conoco, Petrofina and Texaco.
In September 2010 Immingham Storage purchased two tanks from Pan American Sulphur Company (Pemex). The tanks are located on adjacent land and were previously leased by Pemex to Immingham Storage.
The terminals have now grown into a comprehensive and diverse distribution base, both into and out of the UK, handling a combined total of some two million tonnes of products per year.
Storage offered to the market place at Immingham ranges from specialist stainless steel tanks up to 14,000m³, to carbon steel tanks, some equipped with internal floating decks.
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