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Monjasa expands bunkering capacity in Houston

Denmark-based Monjasa has announced it is further developing its services in Houston, America’s top bunkering destination, with local supply capacity and product loading options.

Monjasa said it is adding an additional barge on time charter as of July 2020. This improved operation can now accommodate around 60 deliveries and supply 40,000 metric tonnes (mt) monthly. In combination with improved access to loading products from five different oil terminals across Houston, Texas City and Galveston, Monjasa increases logistical efficiency and reduces costly waiting time for the receiving vessels.

“No matter where shipowners and operators engage with Monjasa, they must always meet the same quality standards. In Houston, we have focused on finding the right solutions to the challenges met by our global customers and building personal relations with business partners throughout the area,” said Rasmus Jacobsen, Monjasa Americas managing director.

“One important element has been to enter the market with a transparent operation and implementing Monjasa’s global customer satisfaction programme upon each supply operation. In this way, we get to follow upon each delivery and learn from the feedback and ratings we receive,” he added.

 The Houston Greater Area welcomes 1,375 vessel arrivals monthly and sees marine fuels demand of an estimated 4.5-5m mt yearly.

Monjasa Americas has experienced a significant increase in demand throughout the past three years. From supplying 400,000 mt in 2016, Monjasa increased volume to 1.15m mt equivalent to a 188% increase across the Americas in three years.

Panama, Colombia and Houston make up the main supply areas, while trading demand in the ports of New York, Philadelphia and New Orleans is fast-emerging. Overall, the Monjasa Group controls a fleet of some 20 tankers and supplied 4.5m mt worldwide during 2019.

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