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Monjasa opens office in Rio de Janeiro

Photo: Unsplash View of Rio De Janeiro
Global oil and shipping group, Monjasa, has announced further expansion across the Americas with new barge operation and office location in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Monjasa is bringing on board Brazilian bunker industry, Trader, Aline Vaz, who will be leading future developments, including establishing the local office and organisation in the Botafogo area of Rio de Janeiro.

The Brazilian oil and gas market is undergoing some important changes which leave further room for international companies such as Monjasa to enter the local marine fuel markets. Monjasa commenced, 14 September, Marine Gasoil (MGO) supplies to the offshore operators and shipping companies by barge and truck.  The overall Brazilian marine fuels market is estimated at 5-6m metric tonnes yearly.

“The maritime logistics in Rio de Janeiro can be challenging. This is a true niche market where understanding the local regulations and product flows in detail are prerequisites for running the daily operations. Monjasa’s decision to establish ourselves in Rio de Janeiro comes from a sincere conviction that we can make a difference for offshore operators and shipowners,” said Monjasa Managing Director Rasmus Jacobsen.

Recently, Monjasa has been supplying marine fuels by trucks only and the new barge operation brings additional scale and flexibility to customers refuelling in Rio de Janeiro.  Monjasa has agreed time charter terms for the barge, TWB-250, which offers a loading capacity of 1,500cbm. The barge is oil major approved and meets all operational offshore quality and safety requirements.

Monjasa controls a fleet of 25 tankers and barges and supplied a total of 5.7m tonnes of fuel products across 700+ ports during 2021.

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