Our Immingham Terminals are the UK’s most comprehensive independent storage facility. The two linked sites are situated next to deep water on the south bank of the River Humber and can accommodate ships of up to 50,000 DWT. The combined capacity of 628,000 cubic metres in 240 tanks can cope with almost any liquid or gas storage requirement.
Immingham provides a convenient and cost-effective location for both exporters and importers because of its highly-developed transport links. Motorway, rail, pipeline, and inland waterways provide easy access to the industrial heartland for both manufacturers and consumers in the North and Midlands of England.
Both Immingham Terminals participate in the CDI-T (Chemicals Distribution Institute – Terminals) inspection programme and together offer facilities that include semi-automated drumming, pipeline connections to local industry, and a range of lined, heated, stainless steel and pressurized storage tanks.
The Immingham complex holds a Part A PPC (Pollution Prevention & Control) Permit with the Environment Agency for storing both hazardous and non-hazardous bulk liquid wastes for off-site disposal or recovery.
It is also permitted to carry out water separation activities and the recovery of the separated hazardous and non-hazardous waste. Recent investment in water treatment facilities provides the capability for the disposal of separated waste water. The above activities cover a wide range of permitted EWC (European Waste Catalogue) codes.
In order to meet permitting requirements and to uphold the company’s commitment to personal and process safety, WAMITAB (formerly the Waste Management Industry Training & Advisory Board) qualified personnel are located at the terminals.
History and development
The facilities now operated by Inter Terminals at Immingham were established in 1929 and are among the earliest on the Humber bank. The terminals originally handled creosote for export to the United States and molasses made from Lincolnshire sugar beet, but after the war the emphasis changed to the storage of oil products.
The 1960s saw major expansion as the Immingham Terminals began to provide chemical storage and logistics support to businesses across the country. Even after the commencement of operations at the two local refineries in 1969, the oil trade continued to expand up to 1975 owing to ‘new entrant’ oil companies bringing crude from North Africa.
After that came the era of product exchanges when tanks were bought from Esso, Shell, BP, ICI, Conoco, Petrofina and Texaco.
In September 2010 two tanks on adjacent land were purchased from Pan American Sulphur Company (Pemex).
The Terminals have now grown into a comprehensive and diverse distribution base, both into and out of the UK, handling a combined total of some two million tonnes of products per year.
Storage offered to the market place at Immingham ranges from specialist stainless steel tanks, all the way up to 15,000m³ carbon steel tanks, some being equipped with internal floating decks.