Hamburg – Since the beginning of the year, the international logistics expert HOYER has consolidated its full-service portfolio of service station logistics and specialised gas logistics. The provision of transport services to the European service station networks is now also available for alternative fuels such as hydrogen (H2). In doing so, the HOYER Group supports the infrastructural change for the energy transition, and positions itself as a pioneer in the intelligent inventory management of H2 fuels at service stations.
The use of green hydrogen is internationally accepted as a key factor in successful decarbonisation. Environmental initiatives pay special attention to the CO2 emissions from industry and transport. The future use of green hydrogen is widely recognised as essential to drive decarbonisation, particularly for long-distance journeys. Accordingly, service station network owners are increasingly equipping their sites to include hydrogen refuelling facilities. Due to the characteristics of hydrogen, there is an increasing safety requirement for operators and suppliers.
Richard Thompson, Commercial Director, Gas & Petroleum Logistics of the HOYER Group, says, “We have specialists with expertise both in supplying service stations and in gas logistics. We have operated both business areas safely and reliably for many decades.” By combining its know-how in handling gases with experience in digital, system-supported supplies to service stations, HOYER now also offers automated, prediction-based product inventory management and supply logistics for H2 as well. Thompson adds, “We can now provide service station network owners with our management services both for fossil fuels and also for alternative fuels. We undertake prognostic planning and full implementation for both product types, all from a single source, and of course with product-specific expertise.”
For its customers in Europe, the HOYER Group transports both hydrogen compressed under high pressure (Compressed Gaseous Hydrogen, GH2) and cryogenically liquefied hydrogen (Liquid Hydrogen, LH2). The use of special equipment and intensively trained personnel ensure safe, reliable logistics.
About the HOYER Group
HOYER, a traditional, independent family-run company since 1946, is one of the leading bulk logistics service providers worldwide, and as a specialist it possesses comprehensive know-how in the supply of complex services, and a special proximity to customers. Comprehensive solutions are developed and implemented in European and worldwide bulk logistics, especially for the chemicals, foodstuffs, gas and petroleum products sectors. Around 6,400 staff in more than 115 countries support customers to be even more successful with well thought-out logistics solutions in their respective markets. HOYER has at its disposal about 2,200 trucks, 2,600 road tankers, 50,100 IBCs, 37,600 tank containers and numerous logistics installations with depots, cleaning plants and workshops.