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Tender for more sustainable alumina logistics

Hydro placed an online tender for logistics for the alumina supply of the Rheinwerk-Hütte in Neuss in Germany. Interested service providers should propose more sustainable solutions with a further reduction in specific CO2 emissions.

As of July 1, 2014, the planned contract will essentially cover the entire logistics for 300,000 tons of alumina per year. The service provider transports aluminum oxide from the loading points in Stade and from the port of Rotterdam. He is responsible for all necessary interim storage and handling activities up to the independent blowing of the oxide into the silos in the Rheinwerk, where the raw material is processed into liquid aluminum (primary aluminum). The order also includes intra-company transports of secondary alumina quantities.

This is considered one of the most attractive logistics contracts in the German aluminum industry. Applications should pay particular attention to sustainability issues. "We still see great potential here and that is why we focus on the development of a holistic, innovative logistics concept and a long-term partnership with the logistics service provider," says Irmtraud Pawlik, the manager responsible for Rolled Products for Rheinwerk a & nbsp; main objective of the tender. In addition to further improving the CO 2 balance and sustainable ecological solutions, important requirements for logistics are the issues of occupational safety, security of supply, choice of mode of transport and a balanced price-performance ratio.

The Rheinwerk is equipped for all modes of transport and has a siding. There is no direct waterway connection, but the closest inland ports on the Rhine are in the immediate vicinity.

The tender concerns a volume of several million euros and starts exclusively on the Cargoclix tender platform. The multi-stage selection process begins with the so-called Request for Information (RFI): From August 5 to 23, 2013, interested logistics service providers can register with Cargoclix to participate in the tender and submit their concept ideas. The Request for Proposal (RFP) / Request for Quotation (RFQ) starts on September 30, 2013.

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