Inter Terminals

A Message from Lord Pickles and Lord Blunkett, followed by Inter Terminals's best practice article

The ability to listen and learn from one another has always been vital in parliament, in business and in most aspects of daily life. But at this particular moment in time, as national and global events continue to reiterate, it is uncommonly crucial that we forge new channels of communication and reinforce existing ones. The following article from Inter Terminals is an attempt to do just that. We would welcome your thoughts on this or any other Parliamentary Review article.

Blunkett signature Rt Hon The Lord David Blunkett
Pickles signature Rt Hon The Lord Eric Pickles

CEO Martyn Lyons
Inter Terminals’ Amsterdam Terminal boasts world-
class gasoline blending and handling capabilities
With a history dating back to 1929, Inter Terminals’
organic growth and highly focused strategic
developments and acquisitions have resulted in one
of the most comprehensive multiproduct storage terminal
networks in Europe. Today, the company, headquartered in
the UK, operates 23 storage terminals in six countries with a
combined capacity of 5.8 million cubic metres, making it the
largest bulk liquid storage provider in the UK and Scandinavia
– and the fifth largest in Europe. CEO Martyn Lyons tells
TheParliamentary Review
Storage solutions
We have more than 85 years of expertise in storage and handling, and our terminal
network has experience in the storage of over 100 different products for the
oil, chemical and biofuel markets. Many oil majors rely on our management and
technical skills in proactive partnerships, allowing them to focus on their core
business activities. To meet the need for sustainable energy, we have developed key
expertise in the storage and blending of green fuels, and we are recognised as one
of the leading suppliers of storage solutions to the UK biofuels industry.
Our storage facilities can accommodate most chemical industry requirements, from
solvents and resins to pharmaceutical-grade products, and we also offer a broad
scope of gas storage solutions. These activities are complemented with services for
the general chemical, food, agricultural and pharmaceutical sectors, as well the
handling and management of technical wastes. As a key contributor for many of the
»CEO: Martyn Lyons
»Corporate headquarters in
Redhill, Surrey
»Services: Bulk liquid storage
for products including oils,
chemicals, biofuels and wastes
»No. of employees:
Approximately 645
»Biggest storage provider of its
kind in UK and Scandinavia,
and the fifth largest in Europe
»Inter Terminals operates
23 storage terminals in 6
countries with a combined
capacity of 5.8 million cubic
»Over 85 years of expertise in
storage and handling
Inter Terminals
Highlighting best practice
UK’s leading industry and regulatory
bodies, as well as a participant in a
European industry forum, we are
committed to sharing our expertise
and shaping the tank storage industry
now and into the future.
Growth and development
Since 2005, we have operated
as a wholly owned subsidiary of
Inter Pipeline, a publicly traded
corporation that is a major petroleum
transportation, storage and natural gas
processing business headquartered in
western Canada. During this time, we
have gone from strength to strength
and are now a pan-European storage
business operating across six countries.
Whether it’s meeting increased
market demand or satisfying a
specialist storage requirement, we
are committed to optimising assets
in service and investing in additional
capacity. Indeed, 2018 reflected this
commitment in another exciting year
of growth and development through
investment projects across our existing
European storage network, including
the completion of new tanks and
pipeline links and the addition of the
NuStar Europe terminals. This major
acquisition establishes us as the largest
independent storage operator in the
UK and the fifth largest in Europe – all
the while increasing overall storage
capacity by approximately 33 per cent.
The former NuStar Europe business
consists of seven terminals, totalling
1.5 million cubic metres of storage.
One terminal is located in Amsterdam,
Netherlands, with the remaining
facilities located in the UK near
London as well as Runcorn, Eastham,
Grangemouth, Clydebank and Belfast.
Serving a diversified customer base, all
terminals are strategically located along
key waterways with proximity to large
metropolitan areas – an important
competitive advantage.
We see strong integration potential
with our existing terminals and for
the some 200 former NuStar Europe
employees, resulting in enhanced
product storage and custom blending
solutions for customers. In addition
to materially increasing our overall
storage capacity, the acquisition also
provides an attractive entry into the
Port of Amsterdam – the world’s
largest gasoline blending hub.
Strategic locations
We currently operate storage facilities
in Denmark, Germany, Ireland, the
Netherlands, Sweden and the UK. All
terminals occupy prime positions with
access to highly developed transport
links and transhipment services, as
well as pipeline connections to local
industry at some locations. We offer
convenient and cost-effective storage
and handling for all kinds of products
by ship, barge, road and rail.
Our four-deep draft coastal terminals
in Denmark provide build-bulk, break-
bulk and custom blending services for
distillates and heated oil products.
At Mannheim, on the River Rhine in
Germany, our two terminals provide
storage solutions in central Europe
with efficient access to the major
ports of Rotterdam, Amsterdam
The largest bulk liquid
storage provider in the
UK and Scandinavia
For us, good
health and
safety is good
Located in western Europe’s oil hub, our
Amsterdam Terminal in the Netherlands
offers six jetties and boasts world-
class gasoline blending and handling
capabilities. The 613,000 cubic metre
state-of-the-art terminal plays a key
role in the Port of Amsterdam, serving
as approximately ten per centof the
port’s independent storage capacity.
Our Swedish terminals are located
along the Baltic Sea and Danish Straits
– a major trade route. The terminals
function as storage and blending hubs
for customers’ onward transhipment of
petroleum products, as well as inland
distribution of retail petroleum and
petrochemical products.
In the UK and Ireland, our terminals
cater for a wide range of hazardous
and non-hazardous liquids. Terminals
are strategically located on England’s
east and west coasts, Grangemouth
and Clydebank in Scotland, Belfast in
Northern Ireland and on the Shannon
Estuary in the Republic of Ireland.
Combining strategic locations with
specialist product handling capabilities,
our facilities handle a significant
percentage of the UK’s imported fuel
requirements and are designed to enable
the frictionless flow of petrol, diesel
and other fuels to retail outlets. Our
Grays Terminal on the River Thames is
a key regional supply point, responsible
for handling approximately 2.5 million
tonnes of refined products every year,
and provides cost-effective access to
London’s fuel distribution network. A
terminal optimisation project nearing
completion will enable the receipt and
dispatch of increased volumes of petrol
and diesel at significantly faster rates.
Experience and expertise
We are committed to being a good
neighbour wherever we do business,
with environmental and wellbeing
concerns always at the fore. Our
target is zero harm to people, the
environment and property arising from
our operations. As our business success
rests on the safe and responsible
storage and handling of our customers’
products, our health and safety values
go hand in hand with our business
strategy; for us, good health and safety
is good business.
Our competence, however, extends
well beyond this. We also understand
the world in which our customers
operate – the driving forces and
emerging trends. Whether it’s the
growing demand for renewable energy
products, the requirement to manage
and recycle wastes or the need to
adapt to changing situations, we know
how to respond. This market-leading
experience and expertise has made
us the first-choice storage partner for
companies across a diverse range of
commercial and industrial sectorstoday.
experience and
expertise has
made us the first-
choice storage
partner for
companies across
a diverse range
of commercial
and industrial
Inter Terminals is a
pan-European storage
business operating
across six countries

This article was sponsored by Inter Terminals. The Parliamentary Review is wholly funded by the representatives who write for it. The publication in which this article originally appeared contained the following foreword from Rt Hon Michael Gove.

Rt Hon Michael Gove's Foreword For The Parliamentary Review

By Rt Hon Michael Gove

This year's Parliamentary Review comes at a momentous time for parliament, as we collectively determine the destiny of the United Kingdom. 

On October 31, the UK will leave the European Union. The successful implementation of this process is this government's number-one priority.

Three years after a historic referendum vote, we will deliver on the decisive mandate from the British people. Trust in our democracy depends on it. Until that final hour, we will work determinedly and diligently to negotiate a deal, one that abolishes the backstop and upholds the warm and close relationship we share with our friends, allies and neighbours in the EU. But in the event that the EU refuses to meet us at the table, we must be prepared to leave without a deal.

As the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, it is my job to lead on this government's approach, should that scenario happen. Preparing for Brexit is my department's driving mission. But while I am leading this turbocharged effort, the whole of government is committed to this endeavour.

Ministers across Whitehall are working together to ensure that every possibility is considered, every plan is scrutinised and every provision is made. A daily drumbeat of meetings means that we are holding departments accountable, so that preparations are completed on time.

The chancellor has confirmed that all necessary funding will be made available. And we have mobilised thecivil service, assigning 15,000 of our most talented civil servants to manage our exit from the EU.

We will make sure that on November 1, there is as little disruption to national life as possible. Our trade relationships will continue to thrive, thanks to agreements with countries around the world worth £70 billion. Our country will remain secure, thanks to nearly 1,000 new officers posted at our borders. And the 3.2 million EU nationals now living and working among us can remain confident, with absolute certainty, of their right to remain in the UK.

Above all, our goal is to be transparent. Soon, we will launch a public information campaign so that citizens, communities and businesses are ready and reassured about what will happen in the event of “no deal”.

In my first few weeks in this role, I have travelled to ports and tarmacs, borders and bridges, all across the UK –from the seaside of Dover to the rolling green hills of County Armagh. I have heard from business owners and border officials, farmers and hauliers. They are ready to put an end to uncertainty. And they are ready to embrace the opportunities ahead.

Our departure from the EU will be a once in a lifetime chance to chart a new course for the United Kingdom. Preparing for that new course will be a herculean effort. But this country has made astounding efforts before. We can do it again.
Rt Hon Michael Gove
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster