Oiltanking, Vopak LNG and Gasunie LNG are in the process of establishing the joint venture “German LNG Terminal GmbH”
Gasunie LNG Holding B.V., Oiltanking GmbH and Vopak LNG Holding B.V. are in the process of establishing the joint venture ‘German LNG Terminal GmbH’. The purpose of the joint venture is to build, own and operate an LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) import terminal in northern Germany. The terminal will also provide LNG distribution services. To attract interest from the market and to gain detailed insight in customer demand, an Open Season will be launched. The Open Season starts on January 17, 2018. The terminal offers the opportunity to further diversify Germany’s sources of gas supply and facilitates access to LNG as an alternative low-emission fuel for ships and trucks. The development of German LNG Terminal is currently focusing on the location Brunsbüttel. The presence of the adjacent port of Hamburg and the industrial companies located in the region represents an attractive business environment. Via the Kiel Canal, in the direct proximity of the intended terminal, the Scandinavian countries and the Baltic States can easily be reached.
The start of the Open Season marks an important milestone in the development of Germany’s first LNG terminal. The aim of the facility is to offer the following services: discharge and loading of LNG ships, storage of LNG, regasification and send out into the natural gas network and LNG distribution via trucks and barges.
In July 2017, the three companies received EU antitrust approval to establish a joint venture. Subject to, among others, the outcome of the Open Season start of construction of Germany’s first LNG terminal is envisaged after the final investment decision in 2019, to be ready for operations in Q4 2022.
Source: Port of Hamburg
The Yemeni port of Hodeidah, which closed in November after a rebel-fired ballistic missile, has received four cranes in an effort to allow faster delivery of relief items.
The cranes, which will be operational immediately, are urgently needed to boost the capacity of Hodeidah Port, which handles around 70 percent of Yemen’s imports, including critically-needed food and humanitarian supplies.
With each of the mobile cranes able to handle up to 60 tons, they will significantly boost the discharge of humanitarian cargo and other relief items. Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates facilitated the transfer of the cranes aboard the United Nations World Food Programme-chartered vessel MV JUIST to Yemen. https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/240835/four-cranes-arrive-at-yemens-hodeidah-port/
The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport, has officiated at a formal ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of work on the latest phase of expansion at Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe, the company said in its press release.
Approximately 13 hectares of new paved container yard is to be constructed directly behind Berth 9 at the UK’s largest container port.
The work will include the reclamation of 3.2 hectares of seabed.
Completion of the new container yard, which will comprise ten container storage blocks and allow 6-high stacking, is scheduled for early 2019. The yard will add 18,000 TEU of storage capacity to the 130,000 TEU already available at the UK’s largest container port.
New bulk cargo terminal MOU announced in Poti, Georgia
APM Terminals Poti and Poti New Terminals Consortium signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a USD 100 million dollar investment in a new bulk cargo terminal that can process 1.5 million tons of dry bulk cargo annually and generate new trade opportunities for customers in the Georgian transit corridor, the company said in its press release.
The new terminal is expected to be built on APM Terminals Poti land and infrastructure and will entail the construction, development and operation of a new breakwater, dry bulk cargo terminal and related infrastructure to serve bulk cargo customers.
Swinoujscie LNG Terminal Expansion Could Get EU Funding
An expansion project planned for an liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal at a Polish port is hoping to secure European Union funding. Expanding facilities at the terminal at Swinoujscie would make LNG bunkering feasible at the port while the work would be cofunded by the EU, according to port news provider Port News.
The Baltic sea port of Swinoujscie is inside the Baltic emissions control area where ships' bunker fuel must keep to a sulfur limit of 0.1%.
The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Wednesday it had thwarted an attack on a Saudi oil tanker over the weekend by Houthi fighters near the Red Sea port of Hodeidah.
The coalition destroyed a boat carrying explosives as it headed towards the tanker on Saturday, coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said.
Yemen lies on the southern mouth of the Red Sea, one of the world's most important trade routes for oil tankers, which pass Yemen’s shores while heading from the Middle East through the Suez Canal to Europe.