About this exhibitor
UM Terminals is a leader in bulk liquid storage. We have a proven track record of providing high quality bulk liquid storage for a wide range of sectors including chemicals, food, agriculture, industrial and energy.
The company operates out of eight terminals, strategically located across the UK, handling over 40 different products for our customers. In total, we have a capacity of over 300,000 cubic metres of bulk liquid storage.
One of the strengths of our business is the diversity of services we offer and product solutions. We also have a flexible and agile approach which enables us to respond innovatively to different customer demands.
We will consider building new assets (tanks and associated infrastructure) at any of our terminals in partnership with the right customer.
Our experienced team prides itself on going the extra mile for clients. We have a ‘can-do’ attitude which means we will always find the best solution for you.
We operate 364 days a year and around the clock to ensure we are there for our customers whenever they need us.
We provide our customers with a range of solutions in both heated and non-heated tanks. This includes the temperature-controlled storage of cooking oils as well as ambient temperatures for the likes of rape seed oil.
We are Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS) accredited.
We store a wide range of heavy or light industrial and base oils either heated or ambient. Our Hull East terminal provides bespoke services such as product clarifying and blending to suit our customers’ specific needs. We also offer an on-site laboratory.
The UM Terminals team has considerable experience in the storage of chemical products for a wide range of customers. They include INEOS for whom we store chemicals including ethanol, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) and isopropyl alcohol (IPA) for use in pharmaceutical products which are ultimately taken by the likes of Boots, GSK and Gillette.
We are one of the leading storage operators for the agriculture sector including bulk UAN. We have a range of blending solutions which can precisely meet the different requirements of our customers. We have a specialist compare blending service capable of handling lots of different recipes.
We are an industry leader in the bulk storage of feed products with our clients including the likes of Advanced Liquid Feeds. Our services include in tank blending, heat tracing on the lines and filtering. We regularly handle a wide range of heated and non-heated products including palm oil, palm mid fractions, cocoa butter, soya bean oil and rape seed oil.
Our Hull West terminal also has an 8,000 cubic metres tank dedicated to the storage of molasses.
Fuels / Biofuels
Our Gladstone terminal on the River Mersey is a specialist in the storage of fuels and bio-fuels. is offers a deep-water facility and has two berths allowing for multiple ship and barging operations to run simultaneously. The site has heated tanks which are serviced by two steam generating boilers and a hot water heating system.
UM Terminals passes quality audits with flying colours
Continually meeting customer expectations is firmly at the top of the agenda for UM Terminals’ dedicated team.
An integral part of achieving this goal involves ensuring the business is meeting the labyrinth of quality standards and industry accreditations.
During recent weeks, UM Terminals has undergone an intensive programme of external audits – something that would usually be spread across a year but could not happen due to various unforeseen circumstances. It was also the first time in over two years that on-site audits had been possible due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Responsibility for preparing for the audits lies with Jo Winning, UM Terminals’ Quality, Performance & Development Manager, along with Karl Pass, who was recently promoted to the role of National Operations Manager.
Jo and Karl are further supported by the various terminal managers across the company’s eight sites and other key members of the team.
Audits carried out include the Universal Feed Assurance Scheme [UFAS], FSSC 22000, the certification scheme for Food Safety Management Systems, for its Regent Road and Gladstone Dock sites, and the Halal certification for Regent Road.
The company’s ISO9001:2015 quality management accreditation was also audited.
Jo said: “We received excellent feedback from the auditors regarding our planning and performance, including the high quality of our operations and Client Central Services teams.
“As a business, we pride ourselves on our capability to manage change. One recent example of this was how quickly we flexed to meet the new requirements of a Scandinavian customer which took a much larger tank that has been specially converted to store an AdBlue product.
“From day one of this project, everything went according to plan thanks to our forward planning, engineering expertise and attention to detail.
“As a business, we are only as good as our people and during recent months we have developed new terminal managers to ensure we have the right people in the right places. Karl’s promotion to National Operations Manager has also been an important step forward.
“We were particularly pleased with the FSSC 22000 and Halal audits as these accreditations have only been in place since last year.”
Further audits, including the Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme [FIAS], will take place before the end of the year.
UM Terminals and other companies owned by UM’s holding company W&R Barnett will also be scrutinised for their sustainability credentials via the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme [ESOS] which assesses energy usage, including boiler efficiency.
Jo added: “The audits are important for our customers, staff and other stakeholders. We want our customers to know we are committed to excellence in everything we do, and our success is a real morale booster for our teams.
“We welcome the new audits around sustainability. We are committed to an ongoing programme of investment in our assets and this includes enhancing our energy efficiency which is good for us and our customers.
“We also never rest on our laurels. We have already embarked on a calendar of internal audits and continue to invest in the training of our people, ensuring the training is appropriate to each of our facilities.”
Vic Brodrick, UM Terminals’ Commercial Director, said: “We are committed to a continuous programme of investment to guarantee that UM Terminals is best placed to meet the needs of our customers today and tomorrow.
“Thanks to the sterling work of Jo Winning, Karl Pass, our terminal managers and other members of the team, the business has come through a series of highly intensive audits with flying colours.”
You can read the article in full in the Winter edition of the TSA’s Insight magazine.
UM Terminals appoints new Managing Director
One of the UK’s leading bulk liquid storage specialists has appointed a new Managing Director.
Phil McEvoy takes up the role at UM Terminals after having held several senior roles in the UK and Europe.
Most recently, Phil was Operations Director for the UK, Ireland and Northern Europe at global chemicals distributor Univar Solutions.
Prior to that he was Group Operations Director for Argent Energy, a specialist in renewable fuels. He has also previously been responsible for Engineering and Asset Management at Manchester Airport Group.
Phil replaces Vic Brodrick who has been combining the roles of Interim Managing Director and Commercial Director since the summer. Vic will continue as Commercial Director.
Phil, a chartered mechanical engineer, said: “This is an exciting time to join UM Terminals. While we are not the biggest company in our sector, we believe our unrelenting customer focus, ability to flex and add value sets us apart.
“We are also committed to the storage of a diverse portfolio of products, a portfolio that will continue to evolve as we meet the requirements of our customers, not least in the area of energy transition.”
A recent example of the company meeting the needs of one long-term customer in the chemicals sector saw UM Terminals invest in the region of £2million, enabling the Scandinavian-headquartered client to take a much larger tank that was specially converted to store and blend a range of AdBlue NOx reduction products.
UM’s London Marathon team raises thousands for Starlight Children’s Foundation
A team from United Molasses Group has raised over £35,000 for a charity that provides vital support to children diagnosed with a serious illness.
Running on behalf of Starlight Children’s Foundation were Shaun Smith [UM Group Finance], Mark Few and Simon Markham [Molasses GB], Nigel Jones [Head of Technical & Quality], Jamie Marshall [UM Terminals, Hull East] and UM customer Henry Eastick from Ragus, the sugars and syrups specialist.
In total, £18,279 was raised via the runners’ JustGiving page with a further £17,279 being donated in match-funding by our generous shareholders, W&R Barnett Ltd, giving a final amount raised of £35,558.
The team of six were a mix of experienced and less experienced runners, but all committed themselves to gruelling training regimes to ensure they were ready for the prestigious event in October.
UM Terminals invests to meet customer needs
UM Terminals is a big believer in the power of building long-term, trusted partnerships with its customers.
The Liverpool-headquartered company has numerous blue-chip customer relationships which extend over many decades.
The company believes that integral to sustaining such relationships is its willingness to invest to ensure that its capabilities continue to evolve to meet the current and future requirements of its clients.
UM Terminals maintains a broad portfolio of around 40 products that it stores including vegetable oils, industrial, food and feed, chemical, fertiliser, fuels, biofuels and base oils.
It achieves this operating out of 8 terminals, strategically located across the UK, with a current capacity of over 300,000 cubic metres of bulk liquid storage, but with an ambition to increase this to around 400,000 cubic metres.
The UM Terminals team has recently demonstrated its willingness to flex and invest to meet the needs of one long-term customer in the chemicals sector.
The client, headquartered in Scandinavia, had previously taken two small tanks at one of UM Terminals’ facilities.
But following an investment in the region of £2million by UM Terminals, the customer is taking a much larger tank that has been specially converted to store an AdBlue product. In addition, the company will also maintain a further tank for a product used in odour treatment.
A further major appeal for the customer is the available logistics network with the flexibility of the products being transport in by vessel or road and out by road.