Admin l Monday, March 06, 2023
BERLIN – The first large shipment of diesel fuel from the United Arab Emirates has arrived in Germany following a deal agreed last year when Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited Abu Dhabi.
The ship was unloaded at the North Sea port of Wilhelmshaven, international energy trader Hoyer said on Monday.
The fuel had been picked up in the UAE at the end of January, with some of it already unloaded in France.
Hoyer left it open when exactly the next diesel delivery from the UAE is expected in Wilhelmshaven. The fuel will be redistributed from the city “to reliably supply various locations.”
According to the agreement reached in September, Germany is to receive up to 250,000 tons of diesel per month from the Emirati state-owned company ADNOC.
The first delivery was delayed until the beginning of March, among other things, because there were initially questions as to whether the fuel met German industry standards.