At the terminals operated by Mafina BV, a wide variety of liquid bulk products are stored.
Examples of these are blending two products, mixing additives into a product, applying a nitrogen blanket on top of a product to push out oxygen, heating or cooling products and loading or unloading ships, railcars and trucks. At many locations, we can also assist our customers with customs formalities and documentation.
Chemical products (such as methanol, xylene , MEG and styrene) are typically stored in smaller tank sizes. Chemical products often require specific storage conditions such as controlled temperature conditions or atmospheres. LPG is a highly flammable product and is stored in refrigerated tanks at about minus 40 ° C or in bullets under high pressure .
Bio-ethanol is often stored in the same size tanks as chemicals and requires similar specific storage conditions. Bio-diesel and vegetable oils are often stored in the same size tanks with less restricted storage conditions than chemicals. LNG is stored in specially-designed full containment large tanks and is cooled at atmospheric pressure to about minus 160 ° C.
Those products are classified in four groups: oil products, chemicals and LPG, biofuels and vegetable oils, and LNG.
In general, one customer rents one tank for one product during the contract period. However, we also apply co-mingled storage, where multiple customers use similar capacity for a product, provided that the product specification is equal and customers agree on this optimization mechanism.
Complementary service: Mafina BV is part of the Mafina BV Netherlands division. Port agency and hub agency are complementary services , operated from Mafina BV network of offices in Europe and the Far East and contribute to the integrated logistic services the group offers to the oil and chemical industries.
Mafina BV Agencies provides extensive market coverage in all European ports through its own strategically positioned offices and by using offices within the global agency network managed by our Mafina BV Hub agency colleagues. 0 ° C.
Oil products (such as crude oil, gasoline, naphtha, diesel and fuel oil) are mainly stored in large-size tanks.
When properly cleaned when changing products, some tanks can be used for multiple products which provide flexibility in storage capacity. The wide variety of liquid bulk products that we can store attracts customers that produce or trade more than one type of product.
Mafina BV aims to be a leader in its industry and a strong link in our customers' global value chains. We believe we can only achieve this by acting according to the Mafina BV Values and our operational standards. These values and standards embody the behavior that guide our employees in their day-to-day work.
Mafina BV has carefully recorded and analyzed its operational best practices around the world in order to develop 75 standards for global implementation. These standards cover all aspects of a terminal 's lifecycle in the fields of Safety, Health, Environment, Quality and Operations, as well as Technical and Project Management.