Our History in Chile

On the 30th of October, 1973, Terminales Químicos S.A is formally established, starting in June 1974 with the earth movement and respective investments for the construction of the terminal, on the place designated by the The Public Port Company Of Chile (EMPORCHI).

By the end of 1975, Terquim begins operations in the port of San Antonio after welcoming the first ships “Stolt Puma” with 250 tons of IPA, turning into the pioneer on the South American west coast with the first public terminal for storage of bulk liquids. At that time, the terminal had 14 tanks with a total capacity of 6.600 m3

In 1998, Terquim rose to a new challenge after winning Codelco, El Teniente Division’s bid for the construction and operation of a terminal dedicated to the reception, storage and handling of Sulphuric acid.
Currently, the terminal counts with 4 carbon steel tanks for the storage of Sulphuric Acid with a total capacity of 40.000 tons.

In the year 2011, with the objective of providing storage services to the suppliers of the mining industry, Terquim builds a modern finger pier in the bay of Mejillones and commences the first construction stage of a new terminal with a storage capacity of 17.000 m3 fitted with the highest technology.

In the year 2014, Terquim is awarded the bidding of the Maersk Container Industry for the storage and handling of their liquids chemical supplies to the production plant, built in San Antonio, for refrigerated (reefer) containers. This gave way to the construction of new facilities dedicated to the handling of these products, applying the best technology on process control and safety measures.