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Bomin launches bunker supply operations in Mauritius

Bomin launches bunker supply operations in Mauritius
Bomin Group, physical supplier and trader of bunker fuel, has launched a new physical operation in Port Louis, Mauritius on Tuesday.

Bomin (Mauritius) Ltd will utilise a 2008-built, double-hull bunker tanker Hakkasan to carry products including 180 cst and marine gas oil.

The latest expansion is part of Bomin’s plans for growth throughout 2016, the company said in a statement.

“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.

The Mauritus operation will be supported by the group’s African network, and all deliveries will be provided under a Bomin-specific Bunker Delivery Note (BDN).

Mauritius is located adjacent to one of the largest ocean routes on the East/West trade past South Africa’s Cape of Good Hope. Bomin believed that as a safe Indian Ocean port, customers bunkering in Port Louis will benefit from no in-port delays, and significantly lower calling costs than other ports in the region. Safe anchorage is also available outside the harbor for bunker-only calls, with depths varying from 14-70 metres.