PLA Liquid Bulks

Calor Gas Terminal

The Calor Gas Terminal on Canvey Island handles a throughput of circa 150,000 tonnes of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) a year and plays a major role in the success of Calor as the leading distributor of LPG. It has a dedicated jetty, which allows for refrigerated LPG imports from VLGCs of up to 250 metres loa, with the product being stored in eight separate insulated tanks at -42 degrees centigrade.

LPG imports are distributed inland by road tanker and via a recently modified 8 km underground LPG pipeline that connects the Canvey Terminal to Calor’s Coryton Filling Plant – giving an important environmental advantage by reducing the number of road tanker movements in and out of the terminal.

The new access road to the terminal, opened in October 2014 at a cost of £1 million following agreement between Calor, Oikos and the PLA, has significantly improved the amenity for the local residents as all LPG road tankers are now being routed away from the built-up areas on Canvey and use the Roscommon Way extension for access to the terminal. An additional road tanker loading facility has been constructed to further enhance the capacity available for tanker loading to meet peak winter demand and ensure supply security to customers.

Some LPG is re-exported by ship via pressurised LPG carriers to many European countries, ranging from the France to Poland.

The Canvey Terminal helps to ensure the continuity of supply to Calor’s UK customers and its strategic location provides Calor with access to a network of worldwide LPG suppliers. The terminal also plays a key role in the international storage and supply strategies of Calor’s parent company, SHV, which operates LPG business throughout Europe, Asia and South America.

Calor Gas Ltd
Calor Gas Terminal
Canvey Island

Canvey Terminal, Thames Road
Canvey Island, Essex SS8 0HR
Tel: (01268) 511511

Dean Cooper, Terminal Manager
Tel: (01268) 511511
Map reference 57

Storage Capacity
35,000 tonnes of Refrigerated LPG storage comprising six 5,000 tonne capacity and two 2,500 tonne capacity storage tanks.
The storage tanks are capable of storing LPG at -42 degrees centigrade.

Access Sea
1 Jetty.

Vessels up to 250 metres loa on 97 metres jetty head.

Depth of Water
12 metres at Chart Datum.

Access Road
M25 via A13/A127.

HM Revenue & Customs
Bonded Storage.

Further Information
Road tanker facility available between 0700 hours-1900 hours.
Jetty for re-export, capable of loading up to 250 tph into fully refrigerated, semi-refrigerated or pressurised ships.

Esso Petroleum Company Ltd

Purfleet Fuels Terminal, London Road,
Purfleet, Essex RM19 1RS
Tel: (01708) 682100
Email: and

Paul Masson, Terminal Manager
Tel: (01708) 682107
Map reference 32


Fuels Jetty

Maximum length 180 metres
(maximum SDWT 26,500 tonnes).

Depth of Water
17.83 metres MHWS
(11.2 metres at Chart Datum).
108,000 tonnes.

Access Road
M25 via London Road.

Access Fuels
Red Gate.

Types of Storage
Fuels - High and Low flash petroleum products.

Other Facilities
The plant is pipeline and marine fed.

Fleet of road vehicles for petroleum distribution using bottom loading facilities linked to a vapour recovery system.


Inter Terminals, wholly owned by Canada-based Inter Pipeline Ltd, is now one of the largest independent bulk liquid storage providers in northern Europe and the largest in the UK and Scandinavia, utilising 23 terminals across six countries with a combined storage capacity exceeding 5,800,000 cubic metres.

Inter Terminals began in 2005 when Inter Pipeline acquired Simon Storage with an initial capacity of 950,000 cu m across six terminals in the UK and one in Ireland. In 2006, Inter Pipeline acquired two terminals in Mannheim, Germany.

In 2012 Inter Pipeline acquired Dong Energy Oil Terminals (DEOT), one of the largest energy groups in northern Europe, taking capacity to 3,000,000 cubic metres.

During 2015, the storage operations were brought together under the unified banner of Inter Terminals and Inter Pipeline acquired four terminals in Sweden from a subsidiary of Koninklijke Vopak NV.

The latest addition to the Inter Terminals family took place in November 2018 with the acquisition of NuStar Energy L.P.’s European bulk liquid storage business, consisting of six terminals in the UK comprising 893,856 cubic metres and one terminal in Amsterdam comprising 613,861 cubic metres.

The Grays terminal specialises in the storage and delivery of hydrocarbons and has storage capacity of over 310,000 cubic metres in 51 tanks ranging from 1,700 to 20,800 cubic metres.

The terminal has recently completed approximately £27 million of investment to install additional loading gantries and upgrade both jetties to receive product at increased discharge rates. Jetty one has been dredged to 12.8 metres and can handle 60,000 DWT vessels. An additional vapour recovery unit has been installed, significantly increasing the throughput capability of the terminal.

Close to the M25 motorway, the Grays terminal is well positioned to provide customers with a fast and efficient means of receiving products throughout London.

The company will continue to invest at the terminal to maintain excellent safety and service levels. Fully automated bottom loading facilities supported by computerised preloading authorisation systems are key to the highly efficient distribution operation.

InterTerminals Ltd
London Road, Grays,
Essex RM17 5YZ
Tel: (01375) 896100

Graham Jenkins,
Senior Account Manager Europe
Tel: (0151) 331 1707
Mob: (07801) 657939

Neil Stennett, Terminal Manager
Tel: (01375) 374775
Map reference 42

Storage Capacity
311,000 cubic metres.

Access Sea
2 Jetties.

Access Road
Easy access to M25 and motorway network.

228 metres - unrestricted beam and four docklines.

Depth of Water
10.6 metres at Chart Datum.

Other Facilities
In the UK, InterTerminals operates six wholly-owned bulk liquid storage terminals.
The company has excellent geographic coverage of the UK with terminals in Belfast, Eastham (Merseyside), Runcorn, Grangemouth, Clydebank and Grays.
InterTerminals terminal at Grays on the north bank of the Thames has a storage capacity of 311,000 cubic metres.
There are 51 tanks ranging from 1,700 to 20,800 cubic metres.
The terminal has a vapour processing unit to comply with European Union Emission Control Regulations.
The terminal currently stores Hydrocarbons only.
The facility has two jetties (Nos. 1 and 2) with a depth of 10.6 metres at low water, maximum length of 228 metres, unrestricted beam and four docklines.
Products are distributed to customers via rapid and efficient loading of vehicles through fully automated bottom loading facilities and computerised pre-loading authorisation.

The terminal’s Thames-side location is excellent for receiving product from UK refineries and European markets. At the same time it is able to supply products to London and the South East using the
easy accessible surrounding motorway network.

Navigator Terminals UK Ltd

Operating at four independent bulk liquid storage locations in Thames, North Tees, Seal Sands and Windmill, Navigator provides excellent import and export coverage for the UK.

Navigator’s strengths lie in a combination of tank terminals at strategic locations for its customers; a strict policy with regards to safety, health, environment and quality; experienced and well-trained employees; a worldwide recognised quality based on the most stringent industrial standards; and a solid track record in strategic cooperation with third parties and partnerships with customers.

An expert in the storage and handling of petroleum products, Navigator Terminal Thames offers fuel component blending and automated truck loading (ATL) facilities. Coupled with Navigator’s own efficient stock management system, this allows customers to provide safe, on-time and costeffective fuel logistics for their end users.

The Thames terminal consists of 86 tanks with a storage capacity of 378,000 cubic metres. There will be continued major investments during 2019 and subsequent years, to make further improvements in efficiency and flexibility.

Onsite facilities include three vapour recovery systems that capture and reprocess gasoline vapours, LPG gasoline blending capabilities and process control systems via automatic tank gauging and modern tank radar technology.

The fuel loading bays are fully automated and configured with injection systems capable of delivering both gasoline and diesel additives, plus bio-ethanol and bio-diesel blend streams.

Navigator Terminal Thames is classified as a strategic location for the continued supply of road fuels in the UK. The terminal has more than 64 dedicated road loading points, including fully automated bottom loading facilities and remote ordering and access to the site. To assist road hauliers in the area, Navigator also has road tanker parking and office facilities at the terminal.

The emphasis at the fully computerised facility is on minimising road tanker turnaround times. An ERP computer system provides customers with real-time stock information via secure Internet access. The terminal’s location only a few minutes from Junction 30/31 of the M25 gives customers excellent access to the UK’s national road network.

Navigator Terminals Ltd
Navigator Terminals Thames

West Thurrock
Oliver Road, West Thurrock,
Grays, Essex RM20 3ED
Tel: (01708) 863399

Stephen Lowdon,
Commercial Manager UK
Tel: (01642) 543615
Daren Kirby, Terminal Manager
Tel: (01708) 683608
Sarah Morgan, Sales Manager UK
Tel: (01708) 683698
Map reference 38


Depth of Water
16.56 metres MHWS
(10.0 metres at Chart Datum).

378,000 cubic metres.
86 tanks, ranging from 50 to
10,500 cubic metres; mild steel, coated.

Access Road
Fully automated road vehicle bottom loading facilities available.
Closely situated to Dartford Crossing and M25 (Junction 30/31).
Loading/discharging facilities for sea and road.

High and low flash petroleum products.

Other Facilities
HM Revenue & Customs bonded storage.
Blending, marking, dyeing and additive injection facilities.
Internal floating roofs and vapour recovery systems on motor spirit tanks.
64 dedicated road loading points.

QMS 9001:2015 and EMS 14001:2015.
Occupational Health and Safety Management ISO 4500S.
COMAH Upper Tier Accreditation. Land available for development.

Oikos Storage Ltd

Oikos Storage Ltd is a bulk liquid storage terminal strategically sited on Canvey Island at the mouth of the Thames estuary. At this prime location, the Oikos Storage Terminal is unique in the UK in having access to both the CLH Pipeline System (CLH-PS), formerly the Government Pipeline and Storage System (GPSS), and the UK Oil Pipeline System (UKOP), allowing aviation fuel and road fuels to be pumped directly into both systems.

A top tier COMAH site, the Oikos terminal handles the import and export of the full range of liquid bulks, including aviation fuel, gasoline, diesel, marine bunker fuels and other petroleum products and chemicals.

Major developments at the terminal, representing an investment of £65m, progressed rapidly in 2018. This project includes the provision of an additional 80,000 cubic metres of new gasoline licensed tankage, new road loading gantries and a new jetty.

The existing Jetty 1 has three marine loading arms and four import lines, each capable of discharging at up 750 cubic metres per hour, and can accommodate vessels of up to 55,000 DWT vessels with 12.5 metres draft.

The new Jetty 2, completed in 2018, will initially have two 16-inch marine loading arms, each discharging up to 3,000 cubic metres per hour via two 24-inch import pipelines, It can accommodate vessels of up to 120,000 DWT and 14.5 metres draft.

The new road loading facilities will be capable of loading both aviation fuel and ground fuels via dedicated systems.

The terminal operates on a 24/7/364 basis and has dual carriageway connections to the A13, A127 and M25.

Preliminary work is now under way to identify the scope of the next phase of the terminal’s development.

Oikos Storage Ltd
Canvey Island

Hole Haven Wharf, Haven Road,
Canvey Island, Essex SS8 0NR
Tel: (01268) 682206
Fax: (01268) 510095

Tony Woodward, General Manager
Tel: (01268) 682206
Map reference 56

Storage Facilities
300,000 cubic metres in tanks ranging from 10 to 20,350 cubic metres.
38 tanks for storage of all petroleum products, aviation fuels, road fuels, chemicals, lubricants, hard oils and other specialist products.
A number of tanks are lagged.
The terminal ISO 9001 accredited.

Access Sea
1 Jetty.

217 metres LOA maximum.

Depth of Water
12.5 metres at Chart Datum.

Access Road
M25/A13/127 via a new dual carriageway road.

Access Pipeline
Direct connections to UKOP and GPSS pipeline systems.
Top and bottom road loading facilities.

Waste Licences
Licensed by Essex County Council and the Environment Agency.

HM Revenue & Customs
Bonded Storage.
A designated COMAH top tier site.

Pura Foods

Pura Foods Ltd has operated Jurgens jetty at Purfleet since the ADM group acquired Van den Bergh Oils in August 2003.

The jetty receives approx 300,000 tonnes of edible oils per year, including sunflower, rapeseed, palm and coconut. Packed and bulk oils are delivered to a wide range of food manufacturing factories around the UK and overseas.

The jetty’s outer berth has a minimum depth of 8.25 metres alongside and accommodates vessels up to 40,000 dwt.

Pura Foods Ltd
Jurgens Jetty

Jurgens Jetty, London Road,
Purfleet, Essex RM19 1SD
Tel: (01708) 894259

Gavin Chapman, Logistics Manager
Tel: (01708) 894259
Map reference 34


100 metres (with mooring dolphins) able to accommodate ship lengths of circa 180 metres.
Barge berth - 50 metres.

Depth of Water
15.68 metres MHWS
(9.1 metres at Chart Datum).
Barge berth - 9.3 metres MHWS
(2.72 metres at Chart Datum).

Close connection to national motorway system.

Edible Oil refiners.

Various discharge line facilities and segregated line systems.

Shell Haven Terminal

Ideally located on the north bank of the River Thames, downstream of London Gateway and close to the M25, Shell Haven Terminal is a key hub for the import and supply of aviation fuel (Jet A-1).

Shell Haven’s modern jetty and import facilities, commissioned in 2011, allow vessels up 250 metres in length and 135,000 tonnes (summer deadweight) to be safely and quickly accommodated. The terminal’s central control building, built in 2011, accommodates all site operations in a single modern facility.

Shell Haven Terminal is the largest aviation fuel import terminal in the UK, delivering aviation fuel via two pipeline systems to the UK’s South East and Midlands airports and via its road gantry to the region’s tanker-fed airports.

During 2018, Shell Haven’s road loading facilities underwent a major upgrade programme which means they can now load up to 250 road tankers per day to supplement the pipeline supplies to major UK airports.

Shell UK Oil Products Ltd
Shellhaven Terminal

Barkers Boulevard, Coryton
Stanford-le-Hope, Essex SS17 9GA
Tel: Central Control (01375) 644395

Matt Hudson, Terminal Manager
Tel: (01375) 653367
Map reference 54


S-jetty: Ship Length
250 metres.

Depth of Water
15 metres at Chart Datum.


Other Facilities
Jetties liable to siltation; regular surveys and dredging of berths. Facilities in operation 24 hours.

Aviation products.
During 2018 Shell haven’s road loading facilities underwent a major upgrade program and can now load up to 250 road tankers per day to supplemt the pipeline supplies to major UK airports.

PLA Liquid Bulks

Stolthaven Dagenham

Stolthaven’s global network of terminals provides high-quality storage and distribution services to customers worldwide. Stolthaven Dagenham handles a wide range of bulk liquids, including fuels, chemicals, bitumen, agricultural and food products. The terminal has gone through a major refurbishment project and is now a modern and versatile facility with tank capacities ranging from 60 to 11,000 cubic metres.

Capabilities include laboratory services, blending, dilution and product heating. Following a dredging project in 2015, the deepwater jetty receives vessels of up to 10.5 metres draft and it is the closest terminal to London of its type, providing easy access into the A13 and M25 motorways.

Further major investment projects in 2019 include automation of CPP blending direct at the loading racks and a new integrated office and control centre housing all site personnel.

Continuous improvement of its own facilities and the close relationship with Stolt Tankers and Stolt Tank Containers enable Stolthaven to provide its customers with integrated logistics solutions that reduce costs and increase operating efficiencies, all within an environment of assured safety, quality and environmental protection.

Stolthaven Dagenham Ltd

Thunderer Jetty, Choats Road,
Dagenham, Essex RM9 6PU
Tel: (020) 7076 0893

Steve Walker, General Manager
Tel: (020) 7076 0847
Map reference 22

Jetty for ocean-going vessels.
Inner barge berth for fuel and gas oils and vegetable oils.

Depth of Water
16.18 metres MHWS
(10.5 metres at Chart Datum).

Thames Oilport

Located on the site of the former Coryton refinery, Thames Oilport is a modern import terminal capable of meeting growing fuel demand in the South East of England.

Following significant refurbishment and renovation works to modernise the old refinery infrastructure, diesel/gasoil throughput and supply began in 2017, with biodiesel throughput added in 2018.

Chris Brookhouse, chief executive of Thames Oilport says: “Thames Oilport is strategically important for the region and is now a modern import terminal that provides crucial supply resilience in the South East and other parts of the UK. The upgrade works completed at Thames Oilport have enabled the facility to receive additional ships, ensuring uninterrupted supply for the region.”

Thames Oilport also benefits from connections to the UKOP pipeline so that diesel imported into the facility by ship can be supplied onwards by pipeline to other parts of the UK.

Thames Oilport Ltd

The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope,
Essex SS17 9LQ
Tel: (01375) 647165

Julian Douse, Terminal Manager
Tel: (01375) 647165
Map reference 56

Storage capacity
300,000 cubic metres.

Access Sea
3 jetties accommodating the following maximum vessel dimensions:
LOA Up to 350 metres.
Beam up to 73 metres.
Displacement up to 300,000 tonnes.
Max dredge depth 14 metres.

Access Road
Excellent access to M25/motorway network via upgraded road system.

Road and heating fuels.

Other Facilities
Fully refurbished road loading facilities, including automated bottom loading and pre-loading.
Multi-additive system.
UKOP pipeline connection.