ARA: the storage boom comes to an end

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Both demand and supply for storage in ARA have been rising strongly over the past few years, as a result of growing trade flows transiting through the region. Storage rates showed signs of decline in 2011 and now volumes seem poised to enter a downward trend. The boom years of ARA have clearly come to an end and the term 'overcapacity' started to be used in industry circles. In this insight, Wood Mackenzie provides a view on the future of storage supply and demand in ARA and evaluates...

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  • Total oil products traffic in ARA is entering a downward trend
  • Capacity additions are driving utilisation and rental rates down
  • Will the storage industry face rationalisation in the longer term?
  • Conclusion

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  • Netherlands and Belgium total gross trade by product
  • ARA total oil products traffic*
  • Total Product Storage Capacity in ARA
  • Trade vs. Tank Utilisation in ARA
  • ARA storage rate indications by product category

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