Monjasa, the Danish bunker company has carried out its first ship-to-ship (STS) supply of the very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) in Lome, Togo. The operation was carried out on Monday, October 21, 2019 by the company’s tanker African Runner and involved the supply of a total of 200mts VLSFO, helping in the the IMO 2020 transition by making new low-sulphur marine fuel available throughout the West African region.
Moreover, Monjasa has recently opened its first office in Luanda, Angola, in an effort to support its West Africa oil and shipping activities. In order to support the new office location, the Monjasa 5,815 dwt tanker African Chaser, to be renamed Monjasa Chaser, is deployed in Angolan territorial waters.
Group CEO, Anders Østergaard noted that
We are currently making IMO 2020 compliant fuel timely available across the region and we have just completed the first supplies in the Gulf of Guinea.
In September, it was announced that Monjasa had completed its first ship-to-ship supply for the new very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) in light of the approaching IMO 2020 regulations. The operation was completed in Southampton, UK and included supply of VLSFO and MGO.
Monjasa has further stated that will take full ownership of sourcing, shipping and supply of VLSFO in West Africa, Northwest Europe, Panama Canal and the Arabian gulf.
Earlier in October, the Danish bunker company, announced the completion of the first supply of very low sulphur fuel oil in Columbia in collaboration with Geogas. Specifically, the operation was conducted at Cartagena anchorage, and included the transfer of a total of 250 mts of VLSFO to the Geogas-owned LPG tanker, the 10,100 dwt Penelope M.
The company further aspires to acquire both VLSFO and MGO 0.1% products in Columbia, where the operation is conducted by two vessels and shore tanks in Cartagena.