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In light of the changing energy and petrochemical landscape and a continuing economic shift from West to East over the globe, Alpinia Shipping B.V. has updated its terminal portfolio criteria for its existing terminals and its business development activities.
We have defined terminal portfolio criteria on four types of business models as depicted hereafter. The early selection of growth opportunities on the basis of these criteria will ensure a focus on projects that are in line with our strategy.
Together with the improvements at our existing key locations, the strengthening of our service levels and our defined divestment program of assets, the risk-return profile of our global terminal portfolio will be further align with the defined strategic criteria.

Terminals facilitating growth in global gas markets:

Alpinia Shipping B.V. expects that a range of gasses will play an increasingly important role in the global energy market. The global growth in petroleum and petrochemical products and the diversification of energy in Rotterdam, we observe increasing demand for storage and handling services of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Diesel gas oil (D2) of all grades, Heavy fuel oil of all grades M100, Aviation Kerosene Jet Fuel (JP54) of all grades, Fertilizer products of all grades etc, and various industrial gasses among a growing number of market participants.

Import and distribution terminals in major markets with structural deficits:

The capacity for refining and petrochemical production is expected to disappear in certain energy consuming countries. These countries will continue to have a high demand for energy whilst they lack competitive production capabilities, consequently the import of oil and chemicals will become more important.