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25 BULKDISTRIBUTOR www.bulk-distributor.com years serving your industry November/December 2015 Est. 1990 Your single information source for bulk and semi-bulk logistics Tank Containers • Flexitanks • IBCs • Drums • FIBCs • Bulk Liners • Road Tankers • Loading/Bagging • Bulk Logistics • Cleaning & Repair Depots • Components IN THIS ISSUE Shipper 2 Intermodal 3 Tank Containers 6 Tanks & Containers 8 Tanker Services 10 Components 11 IBCs & Industrial Packaging 13 FIBCs & Bagging 15 Flexitanks & Liners 19 Contingency Planning 22 Terminals & Storage 23 Managing Editor: Neil Madden neil@bulk-distributor.com Tel: +33 (0)3 88 60 30 68 Advertising Director: Anne Williams anne@bulk-distributor.com Tel: +44 (0)20 854 13130 Business Development Executive: Mike Reardon mike@bulk-distributor.com Tel: +44 (0)1565 653283 Circulation: Sandra Curties sandra@bulk-distributor.com Tel: +44 (0)1565 653283 © Ashley & Dumville Publishing Ltd Bulk Distributor is published by Ashley & Dumville Publishing Ltd Caledonian House, Tatton Street, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6AG, United Kingdom www.bulk-distributor.com To advertise or contribute please email anne@bulk-distributor.com or mike@bulk-distributor.com FEATURES IN THE NEXT ISSUE Road Tankers China Ports amburg logistics company Hoyer is developing a seventh business unit to be launched under the name Netlog on 1 January 2016. Netlog will manage the groupwide equipment pool to achieve further efficiencies. Netlog will co-ordinate this activity and provide the other business units with the ideal equipment, enabling the latter to focus entirely on their respective transport business. Pooling volumes offers decisive benefits, Hoyer reckons, especially when buying equipment and in reducing vacancy rates. In future, Netlog will also push forward the renting of tank containers and IBCs. “The system with our business units has proved its worth in the past”, said Ortwin Nast, CEO at Hoyer. “Because equipment is one of our most important assets, we have taken a strategic decision to set up a new business unit for it. This will enable us to develop our processes further and to push forward innovations.” In July Hoyer brought in Heiko Rumfeld to oversee this task, initially in charge of project management before taking up the position of director business unit Netlog on 1 January 2016. A graduate engineer, Rumfeld was previously managing director of the Duisport agency, where his main responsibility was to expand the port in the container traffic area. He also previously worked at deepsea liner company Hapag Lloyd, where among other things he was senior director responsible for European region sales and customer service. “Hoyer is one of the world’s market leaders in bulk logistics, and has a considerable tank container fleet of over 34,000 units at its disposal,” said Rumfeld. “I am glad to be there at the start in the development of Netlog, and to be able to contribute my experience to it.” Recently Hoyer, together with the BadenWürttemberg Landesbank and UniCredit Bank AG, successfully placed a promissory note for a total of €85 million. Due to the high demand, the original total issue of €50 million was increased. The issue, which was placed with more than 50 banks and savings 40°W 20°W banks, was oversubscribed several times. Many international commercial banks were involved in the transaction, in addition to domestic investors, mainly private banks, regional banks and savings banks. The promissory note was issued in tranches with terms of five and seven years. The individual tranches each carry a variable and a fixed interest rate on a pro rata basis. Due to the high demand for the transaction, it was possible to close the order book early. The interest was fixed at the lower end of the marketing range. Gerd Peters, chief financial officer of Hoyer Group, said: “Hoyer will use the financial resources from this very successful transaction to finance loans amounting to €47.5 million due in 2015. The remaining balance is available to the company to finance the ambitious investment programme in 2015 and 2016. The promissory note, which was provided by a wide, stable group of investors, strengthens our long-term external financing at very attractive financing conditions.” Netlog will manage Hoyer’s group-wide equipment pool enabling the other business units to focus on transport 0° 20°E 4,32°E RG E RO IO E BA AD RO AT RG IN AD ST BA DE RO ITS RA AIL R L RAI IL RA IL L RAI RAI L R AIL RA IL I RA L 60°E GE N I O AB A R R A I L N E R URO AIL P E ? POR T OF R I P E L I N E P I P E L I N E P I P E L I N E P I P E L I N E P I P E L INE P ANT WERP PIP D ES H O R T S E A S EL INE HOR EP TS PIP EA EL S DE HORTSE A S H O R T S E EP A SH ORT SE SEA A SHO DE RT EP SEA SE A D TO Everything is possible at the Port of Antwerp 50°N FEE Complexity. We prefer to call it ‘a challenge’. You might need a fast and efficient connection route to get your goods in and out. So many questions to answer. Deepsea, shortsea, feeder, barge, road, rail, pipeline … or a combination of all? No worries. We will find the ideal solution, tailored to your specific needs. 50°N BA 40°E RG 51,31°N 51,31°N TION IN EUROPE? HOW TO GET MY CARGO Heiko Rumfeld - glad to be at the start of Netlog 55°N 55°N TINA H AD 60°W Hoyer to set up dedicated equipment pool SE R A DE FE ED ER FE ED Visit www.portofantwerp.com/en/connectivity 4,32°E 10°E 45°N 0° 20°E E 10°W DE 20°W A ER 30°W SE ED 40°W DE EP FE 45°N ER filx #eisp13 #portofantwerp 30°E 40°E