LBC Tank Terminals

About LBC

LBC Tank Terminals is a top-tier global independent operator of bulk liquid storage facilities for chemicals, petroleum, and base oils. We own and operate a global network of seven state-of-the-art and flexible storage terminals at strategic locations in the United States and Europe, offering loading and unloading services for various transportation modes such as pipeline, vessel, barge, rail tank car and truck. Our headquarters are located in the petrochemical heart in the port of Rotterdam (The Netherlands). Our facilities combined provide approximately 3.0 million m³ of bulk liquid storage capacity. Located in important deep-water ports such as Houston and Freeport (Texas), Baton Rouge (Louisiana), Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and Antwerp (Belgium), our terminals are connected to vital chemical process plants via pipeline infrastructure networks.

Facts and Figures

  • LBC serves a wide range of customers including all the major chemical and petrochemical manufacturers.
  • LBC is a responsible community member involved in sustainable development activities in all the communities where we operate.
  • We strive to design and update our assets to maximize positive impacts on society.
  • LBC is compliant with applicable law and we follow the guiding principles set out in Responsible CareTM.
  • LBC endeavours to conduct her activities according to the guidance set out in ISO 26000 on Social Responsibility and ISO 31000 on Risk Management.
  • LBC is an active member of CDI-T (Chemical Distribution Institute – Terminals).
  • LBC uses Total Quality Management and ISO 9001 systems to ensure continuous improvement in everything we do.

Our purpose

Being the connected partner for sustainable storage solutions.


Our mission

Making impact

We commit to a best-in-class performance in service, sustainability, and efficiency. As the custodian of our customers’ products, we nourish a proactive 100% safety culture, ensuring that the products stored in our facilities are handled responsibly with zero harm to people and the planet. We prioritize making a positive impact in society and securing the long-term environmental sustainability of our operations.

Driving change

We continue to improve our performance by making decisions that complement and innovate our terminal network, driven by operational excellence and customer centricity. We aim to be the leading reference in responsible service delivery by investing in sustainable development and digital innovation. Optimizing our core processes enables us to continuously provide safe and efficient services, fit for the future.

As a team

We are a diverse group of committed people, each with unique expertise, an extensive set of skills, and the mindset of a leader. We succeed through cooperation, where all our efforts combined fulfill an essential role in providing our customers with best-in-class service at high HSSEQ standards. We all have responsibilities in implementing our strategy, in creating and maintaining a resilient business culture.



Our vision

Our vision is to be meaningful and relevant for our customers, the communities we operate in, our colleagues, contractors, and shareholders – now and in the future.



Our values

We connect

We develop and strengthen relationships that make a positive difference in the lives of our stakeholders. We believe that trust and integrity are paramount to every solid connection and therefore hold ourselves and others to the highest standards in everything that we do. We connect to share best practices, to listen and anticipate on each other’s and our stakeholders’ needs. We are committed to excellence and driven to succeed, together.

We anticipate

We anticipate on change and challenges emerging from an ever-evolving world with focus and flexibility. We continuously keep an open mind in recognizing opportunities for improvement, both in our business and personal development. We encourage an entrepreneurial mindset and applaud creative and innovative ideas, where we are dedicated to transform them into longterm value for our stakeholders.

We empower

We empower each other to make responsible decisions and to take ownership of our actions. We trust that our goals can only be reached by fostering a work environment where everyone feels inspired and confident to collaborate in a transparent, respectful, and inclusive way. We believe that our team is as strong as the accumulation of differences that we have within it. We value each other’s unique qualities and diverse backgrounds.

We lead

We recognize that we all have a leading role in shaping a sustainable future. We believe in the big impact of small changes and the positive contributions we make in driving change and innovation. We believe in leading by example, upholding a best-in-class performance in sustainability, service, and efficiency. We are proud of our accomplishments and realize that progress is a process. Our achievements are celebrated; from mistakes we learn and grow.




Who is who

Frank Erkelens

Group CEO, joined LBC in October 2019

Frank has broad international experience in the tank terminals and logistics sector. Prior to joining LBC, he was Chief Executive Officer at Odfjell Terminals since 2016. Before that, Frank held various executive positions at Vopak for 20 years, most recently as President EMEA.

Niels van Bladeren

Group CFO, joined LBC in April 2015

Niels has 22 years of experience in financial management after graduating as an industrial engineer. From 1998 until 2007, he worked with a division of Unilever in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. From 2007 to 2012, Niels worked for Van Gansewinkel, as Group Controller and as Treasurer. From 2012 to 2015, he worked at Argos Terminals, which merged with Koole Terminals in 2014.

John Grimes

Group COO, joined LBC October 1998

John possesses over 30 years of terminal industry experience. From 1985 to 1997, John worked for Paktank Corporation holding various roles in Operations, Training, Quality, as well as Terminal Management. John joined LBC in 1998 and has held various roles within the organization serving as Terminal Manager at both US locations. From 2004 to 2009, John managed the Baton Rouge facility and provided technical and operations oversight for the major expansion project. In July 2014, John assumed the role of Director of Operations with responsibility for Operations, Maintenance, SHEQ, Engineering, and Construction activities. John was promoted to Business President, Americas in April 2016.

In 2017, John was promoted to Group COO.

“I am excited about LBC's vision and prospects!”

Niels van Bladeren - Chief Financial Officer
Niels van Bladeren - Chief Financial Officer

It’s important to me that I work for a company that tries to make a positive impact in its industry and has a higher ambition than just making as much money as possible.