Danish based bunker supplier Monjasa has purchased the 2008-built 3,600 dwt tanker, ‘Fredericia’ for continued bunker operation in the English Channel.
The vessel has been on timecharter to Monjasa for several years.
As part of her operations, ‘Frederica’ currently undertakes several weekly supplies to cruise ships in Southampton, which is one of the world’s busiest cruise ports.
Monjasa said that it had experienced an increase in number of fuel deliveries to this particular customer segment over the past two years and this summer will be a busy period for the vessel.
In 2016, the company established a niche market in the English Channel as an alternative for shipowners and operators taking bunkers in the ARA hub. In this area, ‘Fredericia’ plays a significant role and currently performs exclusive bunkering operations in the Portland, Tongue Anchorage and Falmouth areas.
“We are seeing a steady demand for our services in the UK and this is also the reason why we decided to acquire the vessel. Monjasa now gains full ownership of the supply chain as we already control all sourcing and storage of oil products at our oil terminal in Portland Port,” said Group CEO, Anders Østergaard.
In 2017, Monjasa supplied 700,000 tonnes of marine fuel across Northwest Europe – equivalent to 19% of Monjasa’s 3.5 mill tonnes total supply volume.