Driving Market Variables
A tank terminal can have various functions for its clients. A tank terminal can be needed for logistical purposes, as a trading platform and for strategic storage purposes. In ARA they are likely to have a combination of these functions.
Depending on market circumstances a terminal that functions excellent in certain high value segments can ask premium storage rates and will find enough demand to rent out its tank capacity.
However, markets change and this can alter clients’ requirements and shift profit potential and demand between market segments. To identify which and how market variables influence commercial circumstances for tank terminals, storage players need to be in sync with their environment.