Global bunkering firm Monjasa on Tuesday (8 October) said it has completed the first bunker supply of Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO) at Colombia port, South America on 1 October 2019.
The operation was completed at the Cartagena anchorage and included the transfer of 250 metric tonnes (mt) of VLSFO to the Geogas-owned LPG tanker, Penelope M (10,100 dwt).
This first VLSFO supply operation in Colombia was supervised by additional Monjasa representatives and the product was supplied in compliance with ISO 8217 fuel standards.
Going forward, Monjasa will have both VLSFO and MGO 0.1% products available in Colombia, where the operation consists of two vessels as well as shore tanks in Cartagena.
“We are pleased to see this first VLSFO supply in Colombia taking place well ahead of 1 January 2020,” said Managing Director, Monjasa Americas, Rasmus Jacobsen.
“Both suppliers and ship-owners need this on-board operational experience and product knowledge to ensure the best possible industry transition. Now, our eyes are set on introducing low-sulphur fuel on key markets in Panama and in the US as well.”
A recent Monjasa survey targeting medium and large customers controlling a total 3,857 vessels, showed 91.3% of the respondents expect to regularly buy VLSFO during this quarter.
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Published: 9 October, 2019
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