New port terminal in Malmö gives great environmental benefits - CMP and Scandinavian Tank Storage build a facility for low-sulphur marine diesel
The EU's sulphur directive came into force on 1 January. Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) is ready to receive vessels that can refuel with low-sulphur marine diesel in a newly-established terminal being built in Malmö and financed by Scandinavian Tank Storage AB (STS) and Copenhagen Malmö Port AB (CMP).
The sulphur directive requires all vessels in the SECA area*, which includes the North Sea, Baltic Sea and English Channel, to use low-sulphur marine diesel with effect from the start of this year. According to the the regulations, the maximum permitted amount of sulphur in the fuel has been reduced from 1.5 per cent to 0.1 per cent, by weight.
To enable vessels to bunker with the new fuel in the region, CMP and STS are jointly investing in the port of Malmö to establish a dedicated bunkering quay with associated terminal. Statoil will be the fuel supplier.
- "Malmö is strategically located for this type of activity, since more than 40,000 vessels a year pass through Öresund. We are naturally delighted that Statoil has chosen Malmö and ourselves as the strategic location and partner for fuel distribution," says Leif Larsson, CEO of Scandinavian Tank Storage AB.
- "For CMP, this initiative means great opportunities. Our assessment is that 170 of our customer's vessels a year will fuel here. In principle, this is one vessel every other day. The blend of oils is absolutely essential for it to be able to function as it should in the vessel. The requirements are exacting. So we feel secure in having Statoil, which provides fuel of a recognised high quality, as supplier," says Johan Röstin, CEO of Copenhagen Malmö Port AB.
The alternative to using this new fuel is for vessels to run a scrubber on board when using fuel with a high sulphur content. Such a process creates hazardous waste, which must be handled onshore, something that use of the new fuel eliminates entirely.
*SECA = Sulphur Emission Control Area
For further information, please contact:
Johan Röstin, CEO of Copenhagen Malmö Port AB
+46 (0)40-680 41 00, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leif Larsson, CEO of Scandinavian Tank Storage AB
+46 (0)70 – 840 82 71, email@example.com
About Copenhagen Malmö Port
CMP, Copenhagen Malmö Port, is one of the largest port and terminal operators in the Nordic region and one of the largest cruise terminals in northern Europe. CMP is one of 83 European core ports, which are considered by the EU to be particularly significant for the development of new transport corridors in Europe.
About Scandinavian Tank Storage
Scandinavian Tank Storage AB is an independent storage company for petroleum-based products. The business started in 1993 and in recent years has increased its capacity by 40 per cent. To begin with, the company concentrated entirely on contango storage, but we have successively strengthened our market position and adapted our terminals for strategic storage, distribution and storage for arbitrage business, where we are now a market leader. Our business philosophy is based on deep and close relations with our customers and suppliers. With our large contact network and deep insight into industry conditions, we can offer added value and contribute to the development of our customers' business opportunities. This means that we consider ourselves to be primarily a proactive partner and secondly a supplier.