Koole has over 15 barges ranging from 500 to 2,600 tonnes for inland shipping. Our inland shipping fleet has a total capacity of 21,000 tonnes. The ships travel the rivers and canals of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, allowing us to cover a region that extends from Brake (northwest Germany) to Basel (Switzerland) and Paris (France).
We build all of our ships ourselves. Our technicians take the hulls and install the tanks, engine rooms, controls, loading and unloading machines, cargo heating, tank washing systems and all other necessary facilities. Everything is explicitly designed for the transport of edible oils and fats. Traditionally, we have always used steel and stainless steel tank constructions and instruments for this purpose; it ensures higher standards of hygiene, better cleaning and increased product quality. The tanks are fitted out with hot water heating.
The tanks are cleaned on the way back from every delivery in order to be immediately available when they reach the next loading port. The high pumping capacity (300 - 600 m3 / hour) and tank design together ensure fast loading and unloading. Our crews work according to a schedule of one week on followed by one week off. Consequently, Koole can guarantee availability 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Our ships are equipped with the latest navigation, communication and computer systems.