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Tampa’s Amalie Oil acquires port center in Charleston

TAMPA — Amalie Oil Company announced Monday that it has acquired Delfin Group USA LLC, a lubricant blending and packing center in Charleston, South Carolina, giving Amalie another top facility in a major U.S. port with deep water access.

Amalie Oil is headquartered at Port Tampa Bay.

“This new facility is an opportunity for us to enhance our ability to service both the domestic and international markets,” said Harry Barkett, president of Amalie Motor Oil.

The South Carolina plant sits on 42 acres along the Cooper River at the Port of North Charleston.

The property includes a deep-water pier and is close to the interstate highway system. The pier at Delfin Group can handle dock off-loading for ships up to 660 feet long with a 110-foot beam and the navigable mean low-water depth is 45 to 50 feet.

Delfin Group USA also features 14 million gallons of tank storage, increasing Amalie’s total tank storage to 32 million gallons. The manufacturing warehouse addition gives Amalie more than 650,000 square feet and 20 high-speed filling and packaging lines, increasing the company’s blow molding plastic bottle capacity to more than 250 million containers per year.

Amalie sells to customers in more than 100 countries and in all 50 states. The family owned and operated company employs more than 250 to blend and package over 3,000 products from 8-ounce plastic bottles to bulk-rail transports.

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