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Important member of Hamburg port business community gets new MD: Ulfert Cornelius takes over at Evos Hamburg

Hamburg, 1st July 2020.

Ulfert Cornelius takes over the management of Evos Hamburg, a tank terminal for oil and chemical products in the port of Hamburg, on 1st July 2020. Mr Cornelius (52) is an experienced executive, benefiting from 20 years in the tank logistics sector of which 10 years were spent in leadership positions. The tank terminal, then still known as Vopak Dupeg Terminal, was sold to First State Investments (also known as First Sentier Investors) in October 2019. The terminal, established in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg in 1953, offers 149 tanks and a total capacity of 670,000 cbm for various liquid products. 

Mr Cornelius is confident about his new role: 

“I’m looking forward to new challenges at Evos Hamburg. Together with the entire crew, I will make sure that our current and future customers can expect an outstanding level of service provision and high standards in safety, sustainability, and efficiency. Moreover, we are keen to further develop the terminal and our service offering and to ensure that our infrastructure is utilised for an increasingly climate-neutral energy and fuel supply.” 

Jos Steeman, his predecessor, summarises: 

“Liquid goods and, as a result, tank terminals will continue to play an integral part in our energy supply. Tank terminals therefore provide a relevant infrastructure for the energy transition in Germany. Due to its diversified portfolio of liquid products and renowned world-class storage and handling services Evos Hamburg is ideally equipped to store future climate-neutral and synthetic fuels. I wish Ulfert Cornelius and his team success for the further development of this superb terminal. Two top-performing partners have come together here.”

Notes to the editors

About Evos Hamburg 

Evos Hamburg has 149 tanks with a storage capacity of 670,000 cbm to load and unload ships, railcars and trucks for supplying the Hamburg area, Germany as well as the surrounding industrial facilities. 

The client portfolio includes all major oil and chemical companies, the German Mittelstand and smaller, local companies with local production facilities. In addition, Evos Hamburg offers storage facilities that can be used for the import of important crude materials or oil products that are not sufficiently produced in Germany, e. g. diesel. These facilities can also be used for the export of German products to other markets. Evos Hamburg plays a vital role in supplying the German market with heating oil, gasoil, diesel and other oil products as well as in supplying the biggest production facilities for industrial lubricants. Its services also include the supply of fuel to a majority of ships in the port of Hamburg. 

In conclusion, the services of the Evos terminal in Hamburg are vital to the operation of the port of Hamburg. 

About First State Investments 

First State Investments (also known as First Sentier Investors) is a global asset management business with experience across a range of asset classes and specialist investment sectors. First State Investments offers a range of investment solutions to institutional and retail investors globally, including equities, debt, multi-asset and unlisted infrastructure. 

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