Port of Amsterdam, STC-Group Holding, and Iskes Towage & Salvage signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Port of Fujairah (PoF), focusing on further strategic cooperation in oil storage and bunkering.
The port of Amsterdam is the largest gasoline hub in Northwestern Europe, while the port of Fujairah has seen tremendous growth in the past decades, so both ports are important cogs in the global oil product supply chain.
As part of Amsterdam Port Consultants (APC), a port advisory foundation consisting of partners with strong ties to Amsterdam, port of Amsterdam, STC-Group and Iskes executed an assessment of the current Marine operations in the port of Fujairah in 2015. Recommendations were implemented since then, while Iskes and STC-Group set up training programmes for PoF employees.
As noted, the strategic cooperation will seek a broader scope of work, in order to extend its benefits to other areas as well.
Mr. Koen Overtoom, CEO of Port of Amsterdam, underlined: “With Port of Fujairah, we have found a partner that plays a large role in a supply chain that is both very important to the port of Amsterdam and one that is subject to rapid developments. We look forward to the continuation of this strategic partnership and the benefits it will bring to both sides.”