Vopak Moda Houston LLC announced that its marine terminal in the Port of Houston is now fully operational.
Vopak Moda Houston is a joint venture between Royal Vopak and Moda Midstream, which was formed in 2016. Strategically located in Houston’s refining and petrochemical corridor and close to multiple ammonia, hydrogen and nitrogen pipelines, Vopak Moda Houston is the first greenfield terminal development in the Port of Houston in more than a decade.
Designed to handle very large gas carriers (VLGCs) and smaller vessels and barges, Vopak Moda Houston is the only waterborne ammonia terminal in the Port of Houston with deepwater capabilities.
The terminal has existing permits for additional berthing positions. It is directly connected via pipeline to the Port of Houston petrochemical complex, the US largest and world’s second-largest petrochemical complex.
Jonathan Ackerman, CEO of Moda Midstream, said, “We are in active discussions with customers to provide logistics solutions for low-carbon products, including storage and handling of green and blue ammonia, hydrogen and low-carbon bunkering.”
Chris Robblee, President of Vopak Americas, commented, “Our expertise and our presence in the main industrial clusters makes us well-equipped to actively contribute to the development of new supply chains for the energy and feedstocks of the future.”