Our BNK facility in Kaliningrad is unusual among other VTTI assets; it is not so much a storage facility as a throughput terminal, handling fast-track cargoes.
The product arrives at the terminal by rail and is stored, typically for just 1-2 weeks, before being loaded onto seagoing vessels bound for the major energy ports in the Netherlands, Germany and UK.
The facility is an ice-free port that occupies a unique position in the Russian exclave. It serves as a niche export location with its ability to handle low-flash product exports received by rail from Russia, Belarus and even Kazakhstan.
BNK is where the VTTI story began: it was the first to be bought by our co-owner Vitol, in 1995.