Multimillion-pound investment in key bulk liquid storage terminal

Phil McEvoy

UM Terminals, the bulk liquid storage specialist, has made a multimillion-pound investment in one of its key strategic terminals at Liverpool.

The investment is focused on the company’s Regent Road terminal in Liverpool, which is also home to its head office.

The improvements at Regent Road form part of UM Terminals’ strategic growth plan to ensure the breadth of product expertise, bulk liquid storage capability, value-add services and sustainability credentials remain industry leading.

The investment, which has taken place in recent months, was also an important part of the onboarding of new customers, ensuring that the business was able to meet their specific requirements. A number of tanks at Regent Road have been upgraded to keep up with the demand for storage in the Liverpool area.

One major enhancement at Regent Road has seen the introduction of dual dock loading with customers now able to load and discharge cargo at Huskisson Dock and Canada Dock, reducing delays due to congested shipping berths.

The investment has also supported UM Terminals’ expansion into a broader range of products which now includes chemicals, industrial oils, vegetable oils, fertiliser and key growth areas of biofuels and biofuel feed stocks.

The company is also under way transferring across to low carbon tank heating technology, part of the wider UM Group’s sustainability strategy.

This investment includes the introduction of industrial ground and water source heat pumps to support the reduction in its carbon footprint in line with various UK and international requirements.

Managing director, Phil McEvoy, said: “Regent Road is a key strategic terminal and this multimillion-pound investment will ensure that it will continue to meet and exceed the expectations of existing and new customers.

“We talk a lot about how we are willing to invest in the right opportunities to ensure the facilities and services we provide match our customers’ requirements. We pride ourselves on the quick turnaround from customer enquiry to product in tank, finding the right solutions to meet their varied logistical challenges.

“This significant investment at Regent Road covers four key bases – meeting the needs of our customers, including new ones we are onboarding, ensuring our capabilities are the best they can be, having the right capacity and meeting our sustainability obligations.”

The company has six further terminals located in Liverpool, Hull and Portbury, all strategically situated to meet the logistical opportunities and challenges facing its customers.

Value-added services include biofuel feedstock pre-treatment, blending, water dilution, product packing, HMRC bonded warehouse and COMAH compliance.