Monjasa completes first VLSFO supply in Colombia

Danish bunker company Monjasa has completed the first supply of very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) in Colombia.  

The operation was completed at Cartagena anchorage and included the transfer of a total of 250 tonnes of VLSFO to the Geogas-owned LPG tanker, the 10,100 dwt Penelope M.

“We are pleased to see this first VLSFO supply in Colombia taking place well ahead of 1 January 2020,” said Rasmus Jacobsen, managing director, Monjasa Americas.

“Now, our eyes are set on introducing low-sulphur fuel on key markets in Panama and in the US as well.”

A recent Monjasa survey targeting medium and large customers controlling a total 3,857 vessels, showed that 91.3% of the respondents expect to regularly buy VLSFO during this quarter.

Going forward, Monjasa will have both VLSFO and MGO 0.1% products available in Colombia, where the operation consists of two vessels as well as shore tanks in Cartagena.

In the Panama Canal, Monjasa has confirmed future local storage of VLSFO and current bunker operations with three vessels, including the recently acquired tanker, Accra, in Balboa. In addition, one tanker is deployed in Cristobal.

Posted 10 October 2019

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