Physical supplier and trader of marine fuel oil the Bomin Group is launching a physical operation in Port Louis, Mauritius, effective from July 12, 2016.
Bomin (Mauritius) Ltd. will utilize the 2008-build, double-hulled bunker barge MT Hakkasan to provide customers with products, including IFO 180cst, as well as MGO. All deliveries will be provided under a Bomin specific Bunker Delivery Note (BDN).
“Port Louis is the only official port of entry and exit for sea vessels in Mauritius, and it is critical that we have a strong physical presence here to support our customers and our global network,” said Jan Christensen, Global Head of Bunker Operations, Bomin Group.
“Customers want a first-rate service that maximizes both cost and operational efficiencies, a flexibility in the choice of products, assurances of their quality, and that they are delivered at the right quantity. Bomin has built a global reputation for providing this.”
Mauritius is located adjacent to one of the largest ocean routes on the East/West trade past the Cape of Good Hope. As a safe Indian Ocean port, customers bunkering with Bomin in Port Louis will benefit from no in-port delays, and significantly lower calling costs than other ports in the region, the company said. Safe anchorage is also available outside the harbor for bunker-only calls, with depths varying from 14 meters to 70 meters.
Commenting on the expansion, Christensen continued, “The launch of Bomin Mauritius is a continuation of our strategy to expand and enhance our global physical operations, building closer relationships with our customers to offer real value in the bunkering process that goes beyond just the price of the product.”