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USTC acquires BunkerEx to streamline digitalisation across its group

30 Mar 2021

United Shipping & Trading Company (USTC), parent company of Bunker Holding Group on Monday (29 March), said it has acquired BunkerEx with the objective to step up and streamline digitalisation activities across USTC companies.

BunkerEx caters to digitalisation and transparency within logistics and transport. Furthermore, BunkerEx provides accessibility and optimisation of online platforms for fuelling costs, which makes it the ideal fit for USTC activities within the shipping and logistics industries.

“The acquisition of BunkerEx is a testament to our ambition to digitalise and be at the forefront of innovation and new technologies within the industry. We see great potential in BunkerEx and we are already in talks about future plans to replicate the technology to other products and segments, thereby making it available and relevant to more USTC companies,” said Nina Østergaard Borris, owner and COO of USTC.

“This will enable us to continue the digital transformation that delivers seamless solutions for all Group stakeholders, and which is an inevitable enabler of industry innovation.”

BunkerEx was founded in 2018 by current CEO Ishaan Hemnani and CTO Willem Muller with a vision to combine traditional bunker broking services with cutting edge technology.

Since, the company has accelerated its performance and reputation as a serious and highly professional online bunker broker.

BunkerEx functions as an online automated pricing tool and is integrated with the WhatsApp app. The setup enables clients to track physical and forward bunker prices every millisecond, while also giving clients the flexibility to change ports, dates, quantity, or even vessel. In addition, BunkerEx offers a fast tool to find optimal bunker ports when planning transportation.

“I am extremely proud to start this new chapter together with USTC, and I look forward to joining a highly professional organisation with an aspiration to be at the forefront of digitalisation within the industry,” added Ishaan Hemnani, founder and CEO of BunkerEx.

“My ambition is to continue to create value for USTC companies on their digital transformation journey and to ensure we stay as industry frontrunners.”

BunkerEx said it will continue to operate its offices in London, UK, and Castelldefels, Spain.

Photo credit: BunkerEX

Published: 30 March, 2021 

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