Global bunkering firm Monjasa Tuesday announced an expansion of its bunkering operations to Northern France, and the addition of a bunker tanker to its Denmark fleet.
Steadily growing bunker demand in the English Channel has allowed the company to expand its services beyond the UK to cover Northern France as well.
“Flexibility and short waiting time make the less crowded port areas in the [English] Channel appealing alternatives to taking bunkers in ARA,” says Svend Mølholt, Monjasa Group COO.
“As an example, we see VLCCs profiting by this solution in connection with short term berthing at oil terminals in Rotterdam, where bunkering is not an option.
“We are satisfied with the current development considering the continuous challenging shipping markets.”
The company’s two bunkering vessels MT Fredericia and MT Skaw Provider which are currently engaged in the English Channel bunker services, have started deliveries at Northern France.
They have delivered the first bunker stems at Le Havre and Calais, all in the range of 1,400 to 1,750 metric tonnes.
Monjasa is able to cover port areas from Dunkerque, Calais, Dieppe, Le Havre and all the way to Brest, it says.
The company, meanwhile, has also added the Turkish built 2,700 dwt MT Vinga Safir to the Northwest Europe bunkering fleet.
Previously operated by Stena Oil, Vinga Safir completed her first bunker deliveries for Monjasa on 2 July 2018.
Based on total market estimates and most recent sales volumes, Monjasa estimates coverage of approximately 20% of the Skaw bunker market.
Photo credit: Monjasa
Published: 4 July, 2018
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