Buss and Schramm Cooperate for Offshore Supply Service
Hamburg/Eemshaven, February 18th, 2015 Hamburg logistics company Buss Port Logistics and the SCHRAMM group will henceforth cooperate in the supply service for offshore platforms. Both companies signed a cooperation agreement today, Wednesday, to manifest this venture. Logistics and transport service ANTS Offshore (www.ants-offshore.com), founded by SCHRAMM group in January, will utilize the Orange Blue Terminal (OBT) in the Dutch city of Eemshaven as service port for the operation of the DP II supply ship (Redundant Dynamic Positioning System). Buss is the operator of the OBT.
The ever increasing construction of offshore wind farms in the North Sea brings about an increasing demand for supply services for platforms and jack-up vessels alike. ANTS Offshore's offshore shuttle service offers scheduled and unscheduled supply and removal services for offshore stations in the various wind clusters of the North Sea. In this arrangement, the OBT will be responsible for the receiving of goods and empty containers and - as needed - for intermediate storage, picking and packing, as well as for the loading onto the supply ship at the terminal. Returned goods and containers will also be discharged at the OBT and put into intermediate storage or returned, and the waste packages will be disposed, as needed.
Torsten Andritter-Witt, Managing Director-Projects at SCHRAMM group, explains their decision in favor of the OBT: "The OBT offers ideal prerequisites as port of call for our supply ship in Eemshaven. Deciding factors for our decision were the geographically favorable location in direct vicinity to the wind farms and also the expertise in the area of shoreside terminal logistics. The ANTS Offshore shuttle will however also call other North Sea service ports as per our customers' requirements, in order to take on cargo, or return it there."
Heinz Wasser, Managing Director of the Orange Blue Terminal, welcomes the new assignment for the offshore wind section: "In the relatively new event "Offshore", we have been contestants from the get-go. The expertise and the know-how from numerous projects in the North Sea, in which we actively participated, were surely another deciding factor, why our terminal was chosen."
The DP II that is being deployed, supply ship Jaguar, will be at the ready for the offshore market at the German, Dutch and Danish coasts 24/7, on a permanent basis and for various cargoes on deck and under deck, such as fuels, fresh and waste water, to name but a few. MV Jaguar's cargo loading area totals 3,000 m², it can bunker 570 m³ of fuel and the tank capacity for fresh water is 400 m³. The ship comes equipped with all relevant transfer pumps and there is also a waste water tank on board. The extremely large loading areas on and below deck allow the ship to be used as a floating warehouse for spare parts or a floating machine shop storage facility.
Buss Port Logistics at a Glance
Buss Port Logistics operates efficient multi-purpose terminals for general and bulk cargoes, heavy lift cargo, containers, project cargo and offshore wind components, with locations in Germany, Turkey and the Netherlands. Beyond that, Buss Port Logistics offers all port specific services from a single source: Stowage, lashing and securing, export packaging and Container Freight Station (CFS) – the logistics specialist develops custom-tailored transport solutions.
In addition, Buss Port Logistics plans and develops new port facilities and operates - as a full-fledged offshore wind logistician - base, production and service ports in Eemshaven, Sassnitz and Stade.