Vopak is a global independent tank terminal operator that specializes in the storage and handling of liquid and gaseous chemical and oil products. Vopak operates 72 terminals with a storage capacity of more than 20 million cbm in 29 countries. The terminals are strategically located for users and the major shipping routes. The majority of its customers are companies operating in the chemical and oil industries, for which Vopak stores a large variety of products destined for a wide range of industries. In 2004, Vopak achieved net sales of EUR 642.1 million and a net income of EUR 88.6 million before dividend on cumulative financing preference shares. At the end of 2004, the company had a workforce of 3,428 employees. Vopak s shares are listed on Euronext, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Headquartered in Deer Park, Texas, Vopak currently has 72 tank terminals in 29 countries.