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Monjasa boosts Middle East operations with new bunker tanker

Photo: Monjasa Monajsa Shaker adds to the company's fleet in the Middle East
Oil and shipping group Monjasa has acquired the 9,600 dwt-oil and chemical tanker, Monjasa Shaker for cargo and bunkering operations in the Arabian Gulf.

Formerly known as the Trinity Erk, the Monjasa Shaker strengthens Monjasa’s marine fuel operations across the Middle East, which currently consist of four tankers ranging between 4,000 and 10,000-dwt.

Equipped with deep-well pumps and five tank segregations allowing multiple fuel grades onboard, the tanker increases operational flexibility. Capacity-wise she matches demand for transporting oil cargoes from the Fujairah bunkering hub to Monjasa’s main markets across Dubai, Abu-Dhabi and Sharjah ports, as well as performing ship-to-ship refuelling operations.

Monjasa Shaker also allows on board product blending and is thus capable of supporting Monjasa’s biodiesel supplies across the UAE, which were commenced earlier this year.

In 2021, Monjasa supplied 850,000 tonnes of marine fuels across the Middle East – equivalent to 15% of Monjasa’s 5.7m tonnes global volume.

“The Monjasa Shaker fits well into our existing fleet of tankers and matches market demand in terms of cargo capacity and high technical specifications. In fact, two years ago we acquired the sister vessel, Monjasa Server, which has been an excellent contribution to our Middle East fleet operations. Moreover, operating two sister vessels allows us to better apply learnings across performance and energy efficiency on board, which is becoming increasingly important for all shipowners,” said Group Shipping Director, Torben Maigaard Nielsen.

Balancing a fleet of owned and chartered tankers Overall, Monjasa controls 25 tankers and barges globally of which 11 are owned and supplied a total of 5.7m tonnes of fuel products across 700+ ports during 2021.

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