Marvesa and Koole Terminals sign an agreement for the realization of a new Tank Storage Terminal in the Rotterdam Harbor

Amsterdam/Rotterdam, 24 November 2020

Today, Marvesa Supply Chain Services B.V. and Koole Tankstorage Botlek Holding B.V. have signed an agreement to build and use a new state-of-the-art tank storage terminal in Rotterdam with a storage capacity of 80.000 M3.

The new terminal will be purpose-built for Marvesa by Koole Terminals, offering excellent loading and unloading facilities for oils and fats products being transported by both vessels and trucks, fully automated operational controls, tailored blending and heating capabilities and optimized energy use. The development will include offices and garage facilities for the operations of Marvesa Tank Transport and will be located next to the Koole Botlek terminal in the heart of the Port of Rotterdam. The terminal will be operated by Koole Terminals. Marvesa will lease the terminal for a longer term.

The Koole works council has been requested to provide Koole management with advice on this project.

Bart de Bruycker, CEO of the Marvesa Group, is very pleased as this supports the ambitious growth strategy:

‘’For the Marvesa Group, this is an important next step in realizing our growth strategy, having available a fully dedicated tank storage terminal operated by the Koole team, with direct deep water and road access at a unique location in the port of Rotterdam. This will allow us to even better and more efficiently serve our international customer and supplier base. Last but not least, the set-up of the new tank storage terminal fully supports our base fundamental that our products will always meet the requirements of all relevant quality standards’’.

John Kraakman, CEO of Koole Terminals:

“I am thankful and proud that Marvesa choose Koole Terminals to develop and build this unique terminal project. Using state of the art technics in our design, that will enhance safety of our operations, but also increase truck loading efficiency, vessel handing and customer care.

Strengthening Koole’s strategy of being a leader in Safety with best of class customer care in our core markets. This new Rotterdam terminal fits also very well in our sustainability ambition; this additional capacity enables us to strengthen our position in the storage and handling of feedstock for the production of renewable energy products together with our supply chain partners”.

For further information, please contact:

Bart de Bruycker
CEO Marvesa Supply Chain Services B.V.

John Kraakman
CEO Koole Terminals

About Marvesa Group

The Marvesa Group is specialized in developing and delivering fat-based nutritional ingredients for the animal feed industry. Marvesa is a fully integrated supplier, not only for classic oils & fats but also for energy sources with added value for both feed mills and farmers. Marvesa has full control of the supply chain and provides optimum quality assurance, reliability, transparency and cost savings to its customers. The company operates its own fleet of 15 tank trucks. For more information please visit

About Koole Terminals

Koole Terminals is a leading independent tank storage company in North-West Europe. The company operates twelve tank storage terminals and an own fleet of twelve barges and three coasters. Koole Terminals is active in three countries and has a total storage capacity of over 4,0 million cubic meters that handles a wide range of liquid bulk products. For more information please visit

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