Hoyer expands gas logistics operations

Hoyer is expanding its global gas logistics business and has ordered an additional 200 ultra-modern gas tank containers. Its investment amounts to more than €8 million. By the middle of 2013, the fleet of gas tanks will thus increase to 700 units, consolidating Hoyer’s position as one of the world’s leading service providers in this sophisticated market.

The new 20 ft containers feature a low empty weight of less than eight tonnes, maximising the available payload capacity and thereby increasing the efficiency of gas transport operations, the company says. Some 150 of the gas tank containers are designed for transporting gases liquefied under pressure (such as the refrigerant R-134a, butene, ammonia or propane), whereas 50 will be used for gases liquefied at low temperatures (such as nitrogen, argon, oxygen or nitrous oxide).

The newly built containers are needed especially to support the growing overseas transport operations at Hoyer’s sites in the Middle East, Russia and China, a business that has developed very favourably in recent months. Hoyer maintains that customers will profit from the fact that the group is able to offer both gas transport services and equipment, all from a single source.