In September last year, Packaging Terneuzen Terminal (PTT) officially opened in the Port of Terneuzen. The Verbrugge Terminals subsidiary is the Northwestern Europe distribution centre for Etimine SA, a subsidiary of Eti Maden IGM, a Turkish state-owned company and one of the world’s largest boron producers. Ships carrying borax will make monthly calls in Terneuzen.

Borax, also known as the ‘salt of industry’, has a wide range of chemical applications from fire retardants to cosmetics and detergents. Besides the storage and handling of bulk products, PTT will take care of the packaging of these products in large and small units. Top managers representing Eti Maden IGM, Orhan Yilmaz and Bayram Ankarali, were special guests at the terminal’s opening.