A growing geographic imbalance exists, both at a regional as well global level, between the areas of production and (industrial) consumption of oil and gas products, chemicals and vegetable oils. As a result, there is a robust demand for the physical transportation and efficient and safe storage and handling of these products. This has led to a growing demand for solid infrastructures in order to seamlessly link up the logistics networks of producers, traders and distributors. The need for storage and handling services at critical locations is further intensified by new players in the market, the liberalization of previously closed economies and a demand that is increasingly becoming more specific for each country. Independent storage and handling facilities can reduce the pressure on logistics systems and contribute towards the reliability and efficiency of regional and global supply chains. The most important requirements for storage are the right logistic locations, a strong focus on sustainability and safety, reliable and efficient services, and the possibility of anticipating changes to the required efficient service in a flexible manner.
Vopak’s mission is to make a sustainable contribution to ensure more efficient logistics processes by being the leading provider of an independent, optimum tank terminal infrastructure at locations that are critical to Vopak’s customers in all regions of the world. To achieve our mission, we shall continue to invest in the further growth of our global network, in our customer service and in continuous operational improvements. Vopak has developed a strategy to realize that mission. This strategy rests on three pillars:
Vopak’s strategy is executed through focused strategic initiatives and internal ‘excellence programs’ for the further improvement of existing operational processes. All this is supported by an ongoing evaluation process of possible changes to worldwide product flows, intensive collaboration with clients, sharing knowledge within the Vopak network at a global level, strategic collaboration with various partners and consulting experts in wide-ranging areas for improvement.