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The Background

A global specialty chemical company with 3,200+ employees in over 100 locations in more than 50 countries delivering innovative and engineered programmes for upstream and midstream oil and gas markets. The company's integrated offering combines sustainable chemistry, technology, and service to enhance the world.

The Challenge

To charter a tanker to transport a combined shipment of MonoEthyleneGlycol and Methanol from Antwerp and Rotterdam to a storage facility in Haifa, Israel.

The shipment comprised 4500 metric tonnes of MEG, 550 metric tonnes of Methanol, and 500 metric tonnes of additives which were destined for a new gas production platform sited off the coast of Israel.

The chemicals had to be delivered no later than mid February 2013 in order to facilitate the commencement of gas production in April.

 

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The Solution

KC Group Shipping were able to charter a suitable tanker of dwat 7000 metric tonnes to load the total consignment into eight tanks. With close planning with the vessel owners, the vessel was to first load in Antwerp the MEG and Additives, and then to proceed to Rotterdam to load the Methanol.
The 500 tonnes of additive were loaded in equal quantities into six tanks and the MEG then added on top of the additives. The vessel had been specifically chosen as it had the capability of mixing the chemicals in each tank. The 550 tonnes of Methanol were loaded into the two remaining tanks.

The Results

The tanker completed loading within the prescribed time frame and the consignment was delivered to the Haifa storage facility by 14th February.
Since this shipment, KC Group Shipping have undertaken another shipment of 2000 metric tonnes of MEG from Antwerp, and it is envisaged that there will be a requirement for further deliveries two-three times per year.

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