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Monjasa deploys crude tanker as floating storage off West Africa

Photo: Monjasa SKS Dokka.JPEG
Global oil and shipping group Monjasa has deployed the 119,456-dwt crude oil tanker SKS Dokka as a new floating storage for its West Africa operations.

On 16 December 2020, SKS Dokka replaced its sister vessel, SKS Darent, to become the new focal point of Monjasa’s maritime operations in West Africa. The 2010-built tanker is now positioned off Lome, Togo and already in full operation.

To ensure safe and flexible cargo handling, the SKS Dokka comes with double valve segregations and is equipped with deep-well pumps for each individual tank.

“By applying modern floating storages as part of the refuelling solutions, Monjasa has enabled steady and efficient supply of more than 10m tonnes of marine fuels across West Africa in the period 2010-2020,” Monjasa stated.

“By operating its own fleet of tankers, Monjasa can adapt and match the shifting buying behaviour of shipowners and operators. Most recently, Monjasa has experienced how the IMO 2020 regulations have significantly changed product demand from the Gulf of Guinea to Namibia in south,” the company said.

While high sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) accounting for 74% of Monjasa’s supplied products in 2019, this number has come down to 19% in 2020. At the same time, the volume share of very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) has soared from 5% to 59%.

Looking at distillate fuel products, marine gas oil (MGO) supply experienced a slight increase from 21% to 22% of Monjasa’s total supply volume in West Africa.

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