Botlek Tank Terminal and Brainum

Situation: Botlek Tank Terminal was a bulk storage terminal for grains and some vegetable oils with a good location in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. General Manager Charles Smissaert had a good vision and a new business model for the future, and rebuilt the terminal in 2010, with the Brainum system going live at the end of 2011.

BTT’s objectives:

  • Improve operational safety
  • Be in optimal control
  • Increase profit
  • Achieve commercial advantage over competitors

Why BTT says they selected Brainum as the TMS partner:

  • Functionality: Order to cash, stock management, route management, pipeline history and stock management, online and realtime information, and order entry
  • Interfacing: ERP/finance, customs management, DCS
  • Domain knowledge of the tank terminal industry
  • Proven track record
  • Flexible partner


  • Immediate, upfront information there when needed
  • Full customization of specific business processing, creating that extra competitive advantage
  • Reduction of cost from misinformation, excess resources and optimization
  • Integrated ERP
  • Compliance
  • Efficiency that results in profitability

For more detail on the case study please download a presentation here given at the Global Tank Storage Conference 2012 in Amsterdam.