According to Dr. Torben Reher, Chief Financial Officer of the HOYER Group, “Global economic performance recovered dynamically in 2021.
Whereas the pandemic had a negative impact on commerce in 2020, this new dynamic confronted us with equally new challenges.” Transport capacities became a bottleneck within global
logistics, in particular freight space on container ships was scarce, and freight costs rose significantly. Reher says, “The HOYER Group safely and reliably maintained logistics services
for our customers despite multiple disruptions in the global value-added chain.”
The comprehensive services portfolio of HOYER and the dedication of the workforce are the decisive success factors: our own workshops, cleaning sites and depots support their efforts
with short turnaround times and quick provision of equipment for their use. Global logistics know-how enabled fast, flexible transport adjustments in the event of bottlenecks and
pandemic-related port blockades. Value-added services in on-site logistics safeguarded the needs oriented further processing and provision of customers’ products for transport. In addition to overseas tank container logistics, services relating to intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) with smaller volume capacities up to 1,100 litres also recorded high demand. There was continuing high call for consultancy services in Europe due to the effects of Brexit, but also in China the USA. The demand for stainless steel containers as a more sustainable alternative to plastic IBCs increased, and HOYER was able to satisfy it.
HOYER cushioned significant demand fluctuations in the fuel logistics area. In the course of the year, a demand peak coincided with a shortage of drivers throughout the sector, causing supply shortfalls in the United Kingdom and Germany. HOYER countered these with a comprehensive catalogue of measures to recruit and train new drivers, together with health
precautions to reduce the Covid-19 infection risk. Gas logistics showed a comparatively stable demand at a high level of capacity utilisation, especially for medical oxygen. To meet the great volume of transport requests, HOYER switched parts of the logistics over to intermodal transports, and was able to stabilise the supply at a high level. August 16, 2022