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Opportunity knocks in Liverpool

[ March 21, 2022   //   ]

UM Terminals is promoting opportunities for businesses looking for bulk liquid storage facilities in Liverpool.

They include the company’s Gladstone terminal which has two berths allowing for multiple ship and barging operations to run simultaneously.

Further storage opportunities are currently available at the company’s Regent Road facility, also in Liverpool.

The tanks available range from 10,000 – 15,000 cubic metres.

Identifying new customers, specifically those seeking more of a long-term partnership, is a key plank of the UM Terminals strategic growth plan.

Managing director Bryan Davies, says: “It is relatively unusual for storage of this nature to become available and presents a great opportunity for the right customers. The deep-sea facility provided at Gladstone is likely to be of particular interest and we have already had several enquiries from potential customers.

“In addition, we are able to offer excellent road and rail links across the UK from Liverpool.”

He adds that one of UM’s primary goals for this year is to explore new global markets including Asia and the US, saying: “We are continually investing in our facilities and one of our key messages to the market is that for the right project, we will undertake bespoke investment to meet the exact requirements of the customer.

“We are seeking to build long-term partnerships with our customers, so we are willing to demonstrate our total commitment to ensuring that the storage capability we provide is best able to meet the future supply chain requirements of customers.”

UM Terminals maintains a broad portfolio of around 40 products that it stores including vegetable oils, industrial, food and feed, chemical, fertiliser, fuels, biofuels and base oils. It operates at eight terminals across the UK, with a current capacity of over 300,000 cubic metres of bulk liquid storage, but with an ambition to increase this to around 400,000 cubic metres.

Its Client Central Services team based at Regent Road and headed by manager Lynn McCoy integrates all weighbridge and administration from across UM’s  terminals.

A dedicated portal gives clients instant access to essential weighbridge documentation and current stock levels for each tank. They also have a secure log-in and can access their data 24/7, 365 days a year via a desktop, tablet or mobile device.

UM Terminals is part of the United Molasses Group, whose history dates back almost 100 years.

UM’s founder, Michael Kroyer-Keilberg, was involved in bulk liquid storage even earlier than this – he constructed his first tank for the storage of bulk molasses in 1911 at Victoria Dock in Hull.

The Group’s other services include the international trading, sales and distribution of and the procurement and marketing of vegetable oils for use in the animal feed industry.

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