Koole is to further expand its biodiesel storage portfolio and block train rail facility at Koole Tankstorage Minerals (KTM) in Rotterdam.

This new development will enable customers to centralise their biodiesel and diesel storage portfolio at one site with “high end” logistics. This expansion will increase the rail capacity to a level unprecedented in the Rotterdam harbor.

Koole Terminals Chief Executive Officer John Kraakman said: “KTM will be the first terminal operator in ARA to offer block train capabilities of this magnitude and could become a serious competitor to the Hamburg port, which is currently the only – high throughput – diesel block train distribution location amongst the larger ports in North West Europe.”

The new facility will be operational in the second half of 2018.