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LOCAL NEWS: Vopak offers new efficient concurrent bunkering services in Singapore
World’s leading independent tank storage company Vopak introduces new efficient and safe concurrent bunkering services at its Sebarok terminal in Singapore.
With this innovative service, vessels calling at Vopak’s Sebarok terminal can receive bunkers from bunker barges simultaneously while loading or discharging at the Vopak terminal. This eliminates the shifting time for vessels to anchorages for their bunkering and makes the scheduling of bunker supply more predictable. The new concurrent bunkering service is in line with Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s directive to improve port efficiency. Prior to this new service, vessels were required to sail to the anchorage to receive their bunkers.
Vopak Terminals Singapore’s Managing Director Tan Soo Koong commented, “This new concurrent bunkering service is a continuation of Vopak’s strategy to help unlock logistical value for our customers, enabling seamless, safe and efficient logistics processes in the entire supply chain.”
The successful and safe introduction of this new concurrent bunkering service is the result of the excellent collaboration with BW Pacific, Sinanju Marine Services, and Unicore Fuel. This new service will be progressively expanded to Vopak’s other terminals in Singapore.
Located close to the Eastern anchorage where a large part of the bunkering activity takes place, Vopak’s Sebarok terminal is a strategic hub connecting the supply of bunker fuels and the flow of vital oil products.
Profile Royal Vopak
Royal Vopak is the world's leading independent tank storage company. Vopak operates a global network of terminals located at strategic locations along major trade routes. With a 400-year history and a strong focus on safety and sustainability, Vopak ensures efficient, safe and clean storage and handling of bulk liquid products and gases for its customers. By doing so, Vopak enables the delivery of products that are vital to our economy and daily lives, ranging from oil, chemicals, gases and LNG to biofuels and vegoils. Vopak is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange and is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Including joint ventures and associates, Vopak employs an international workforce of over 5,500 people. Vopak operates 67 terminals in 25 countries with a combined storage capacity of 35.7 million cbm, with another 2.8 million cbm under development, to be added before the end of 2019.
Profile Vopak Terminals Singapore
Vopak Terminals Singapore is the first independent tank storage provider in Singapore. With over 30 years of heritage locally, Vopak Terminals Singapore is experienced and dedicated in providing storage, handling and transshipment solutions for oil, gas and chemical industries. It operates five terminals with a combined storage capacity of more than 3 million cbm.
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