Maersk, Vopak to Launch Low Sulphur Fuel Bunkering Facility in Rotterdam Before 2020
A.P. Moller– Maersk, proprietor of the globe’s biggest delivery line, has actually consented to a joint effort with independent container storage space driver Royal Vopak to introduce a reduced sulphur bunkering center in Rotterdam.
The center will certainly assist Maersk and also various other providers satisfy the rigorous policies pertaining to the International Maritime Organization’s.5% sulphur cap start in 2020.
Located at Vopak Terminal Europoort, the center will certainly have the ability to provide around 2.3 million tonnes of 2020-compliant reduced sulphur shelter gas annually, sufficient for around 20% of Maersk’s international need. The arrangement will certainly enable Maersk, in addition to any kind of various other interested 3rd parties, to provide vessels patronizing and also inside Europe.
“We trust that this initiative will put to rest some of the concerns the industry has on fuel availability as well as secure our continued competitiveness in the market,” claims Niels Henrik Lindegaard, Head of Maersk Oil Trading, a department of A.P. Moller– Maersk.
Maersk claims the lasting dedication with Vopak will certainly prepare it for the “paradigm-shift” from the IMO’s 2020 policies on sulphur.
“We are very proud to serve A.P. Moller – Maersk with this dedicated 0,5% sulphur bunkering point in the heart of Rotterdam. With A.P. Moller – Maersk as an anchor customer, Vopak demonstrates the focus to position itself in the 0,5% sulphur fuels bunker market. We are dedicated to serve our customers to comply with the IMO 2020 regulations in the key global bunker hubs around the world,” claims Hari Dattatreya, Global Oil Director Royal Vopak.
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