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  • Gate terminal shows another year of growth
    édité le 07/01/2016 - Plus de news de "GASUNIE" - Voir la fiche entreprise de "GASUNIE"

Gate terminal shows another year of growth
Gate terminal, a subsidiary of Gasunie and Vopak, announced that for the fourth year in a row, it has increased its LNG throughput volumes. Gate’s customers unloaded and reloaded a total number of 49 vessels in 2015 compared to 34 ships in 2014.

21 Unloading vessels arrived from Norway, Qatar and Algeria, which is an increase of 7 (2014: 14). The number of large loads doubled from 7 to 14, while the number of loads into small scale carriers under 20,000 m3 increased from 13 to 14. The number of first caller vessels berthing at Gate in 2015 amount to 17. The reloaded LNG has been delivered in large LNG carriers to Argentina, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Jordan, South Korea, Egypt and India. Small reload carriers delivered to Sweden and Norway.

As of 2015 Gate terminal offers transshipment services to its customers. In 2016 the service portfolio will be further enhanced. From mid-2016 small carriers can be loaded at the dedicated third LBBR (LNG Break Bulk Rotterdam) jetty, which is currently under construction.

Since start-up 15 different customers have used the truck loading service (2014: 7). Truck loading has shown a strong increase in 2015 to all market segments; off grid industrial applications fuel for trucks, fuel for barges and fuel for seagoing vessels, with 788 trucks and containers being loaded (2014: 174). A second truck loading bay is under construction.

About Gasunie

Gasunie (N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie) is a European gas infrastructure company. Gasunie’s network ranks among the largest high pressure gas pipeline grids in Europe, consisting of over 15,000 kilometers of pipeline in the Netherlands and northern Germany, dozens of installations and approximately 1,300 gas receiving stations.

The annual gas throughput totals approximately 125 billion cubic meters. Gasunie offers transport services via its subsidiaries Gasunie Transport Services B.V. (GTS) in the Netherlands and Gasunie Deutschland in Germany.

With its cross-border gas infrastructure and its services Gasunie facilitates TTF, which has developed into a leading and strongly growing European gas trading hub. The company also offers other services in the gas infrastructure field, including gas storage and LNG.

About Royal Vopak

Royal Vopak is the world's leading independent tank storage provider for the oil and chemical industry. As of 13 July 2015, Vopak operates 74 terminals in 27 countries with a combined storage capacity of 32.7 million cbm, with another 5.8 million cbm under development, to be added during the period 2015 - 2019.

Vopak's mission is to ensure safe, reliable and effective storage and handling of bulk liquid products at key marine locations that are critical to its customers around the world. The majority of its customers are companies operating in the oil, chemicals and gas sector, for which Vopak stores a large variety of products destined for a wide range of industries.

Vopak's strategic focus is on four categories of terminals: Major hubs, supporting intercontinental products flows. Terminals facilitating growth in global gas markets. Import distribution terminals in major markets with structural deficits. Industrial and chemicals terminals, in the Americas, the Middle East and Asia.

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