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August 20, 2018

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Agreement Maersk - Vopak for the supply of bunker cleaned in the port of Rotterdam

The Dutch terminalista group has closed the first semester with a profit clearly of 140,2 million euros (- 7%)

Shipowning group Danish A.P. Møller-Mærsk has tightened an agreement with the terminalista group Dutch Vopak thanks to which the shipowning society will make sure near the Vopak Europoort Terminal of the port of Rotterdam the supply of a combustible amount to low sulfur tenor that will cover 20% of the necessities of the fleet of the Danish group when at the beginning of 2020 the amendments to annexed YOU of the international convention Marpol of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the prevention of the pollution caused from the ships take effect that establish a limit of 0.50% in mass of the sulfur tenor in fuel to naval use(on 28 October 2016).

"We confide - it has emphasized Niels Henrik Lindegaard, in charge of the Maersk Oil Trading, the society of trading of fuel of the Danish group - than this initiative it will answer to some of the worries of the field about the fuel availability and will assure our continuous competitiveness on the market". "We are very proud - Hari Dattatreya, global oil director of Royal Vopak has declared - to serve A.P. Møller-Mærsk with this center of bunkeraggio in the heart of Rotterdam dedicated to the fuel with sulfur tenor within 0.5%. With Maersk which primary customer, Vopak demonstrates the will to concentrate himself on the market of fuels with sulfur tenor of 0.5%. We engage ourselves to serve our customers in order to respect norms IMO 2020 in main the hub total of bunkeraggio all over the world".

The Vopak group has while closed the first semester of 2018 with revenues pairs to 626,1 million euros, with a decrease of the -6% on the first half last year. EBITDA and EBIT are diminished respective of the -6% and the -8% attesting to 370,9 million and 236,7 million euros. The profit clearly is piled to 140,2 million euros (- 7%). Commenting the results achieved from the group in the first six months of this year the managing director of Vopak, Eelco Hoekstra, has confirmed that the priority of the terminals hub of the group is "to carry out investments with reference to norms IMO 2020 on the bunker fuel. Our terminals to Fujairah, Rotterdam and Singapore - it has specified - will be absolutely ready to support the new requirements of the market".

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