Stema Shipping's Tertnes became the first carrier to make use of the new facility, having unloaded 10.2kt of gravel.
The terminal offers 17kt m3 of storing capacity across four holds. Søren Stougaard, Shipbroker, Blue Water Shipping, commented, "The bulk terminal was the perfect place to unload the gravel from Tertnes, as the cargo consisted of four different fractions."
He furthered, "I hope and believe that both existing and new customers will use the new terminal, increasing the volumes of imports and exports alike. I am confident that we will achieve that because you can load and unload large volumes and store your goods for a prolonged period of time. Normally, you have to unload directly on the quay and then quickly remove the goods again."
Dennis Jul Pedersen, CEO, the Port of Esbjerg, also shared his thoughts, "We've always had bulk at the port, but with the new bulk terminal, we're expanding our offering by facilitating bulk goods handling in a structured way. We're confident that this will attract more business to the port, and delighted to see Tertnes inaugurating our new facility, which is the first step to achieving this goal."
Photo: Port of Esbjerg