Monday, June 21, 2010

DB Schenker Land Welsh Multi Modal Shipping And Forwarding Contract

Milford Haven LNG Terminal Signs Up for Three Years
Shipping News Feature

WALES –South Hook at Milford Haven, the largest Liquefied Natural Gas terminal in Europe and a key component of the UK’s energy supply chain, has agreed terms for DB Schenker to supply all the west Welsh facility’s domestic and international shipping and forwarding services for the next three years. Schenkers will assume responsibility for all spares, components and materials in and out of the terminal both domestically and internationally. The contract takes in the whole spectrum of logistics movements including air and sea freight, express courier parcels movements and incorporating break bulk and heavy lift project forwarding elements.

Supplies into South Hook arrive from such diverse locations as Australia, North America, the Far East and Europe and the numbers associated with the throughput of gas indicate the importance of this facility. South Hook was opened last year as a strategic partnership between Qatar and the UK. It can process 15.6 million tonnes of LNG per annum and is capable of delivering 21 billion cubic metres of gas per annum into the UK's national transmission system, a substantial portion of the nation’s gas requirement.

 Mr Mohammed Al-Naimi, Director & General Manager of South Hook, commented:

“South Hook and the QatarGas 2 project is a major contributor to the UK’s security and diversity of energy supply. As one of the leading international providers of integrated logistics services we are pleased to welcome DB Schenker as a partner in supporting our delivery of gas to the UK.”

For their part Schenkers management said they were’ delighted’ by the appointment. David Harrison,their Commercial Director said:

"South Hook needed a global player with an established reputation in this highly specialised field. We will have a dedicated team to service this business which will enable South Hook to maximise their business potential on site and ensure that all deliveries from the QatarGas 2 project can be handled in the most efficient fashion.”