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Oiltanking Nanjing opens railcar facility

Oiltanking Nanjing, a joint venture owned by Oiltanking, NCIP Administration and the Port Authority of Nanjing, has opened and begun operations of its new railcar loading and unloading facility at its terminal in China’s Jiangsu province. The facility’s loading and unloading platforms have a capacity to handle up to 34 rail cars in parallel, and have been designed to receive up to 9,000 rail cars a year.
With the addition of this rail facility, the Jiangsu terminal will be able to offer a variety of transportation options to its customers: rail, road, water and pipelines.
In a statement, Oiltanking Nanjing said the facility is expected to handle large amounts of methanol, which is consumed in significant quantities in the Nanjing region. The facility is also designed to handle other products.
Oiltanking Nanjing is currently expanding its terminal in Nanjing, which is expected to be finished later this year. This project, when completed, will feature 23 storage tanks with a total storage capacity of 139,000 cubic meters and two jetties for vessels up to 50,000 DWT. (February 1, 2013)