WAREHOUSING - INTERVIEW: Verbrugge family’s solo push into metal warehousing, new concentrates terminal

Family-owned Verbrugge Terminals is expanding its standalone presence in base metals warehousing with a new terminal in Vlissingen for handling and storing copper, lead and zinc concentrates, director Anton Verbrugge told Metal Bulletin.

The new concentrates terminal, in operation for over four months, can handle 300,000 tonnes of concentrates per year but has “massive expansion capacities,” Verbrugge said in an interview. Verbrugge Terminals, whose small presence in base metals in the past seven years was largely centered on aluminium in the Netherlands in partnership with Access World (formerly Pacorini Metals), has decided to build on its strong logistics expertise to expand solo in the sector in Europe and globally. The new Scaldia terminal in Vlissingen can treat all sorts of concentrates - its warehouses are under negative pressure, which is a requirement for lead concentrates storage, for instance - and has a state of the...

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Perrine Faye

December 06, 2017

13:00 GMT

London