Bomin Launches Physical Operation in Mauritius
Bomin (Mauritius) Ltd. will utilize the modern, 2008-build, double-hulled bunker barge “MT Hakkasan” to provide customers with quality products, including IFO 180cst, as well as MGO. The operation will be supported by significant bunkering experience and a strong African network, and all deliveries will be provided under a Bomin specific Bunker Delivery Note (BDN). In doing this Bomin takes full control of the end-to-end supply process from order through to delivery, providing the highest levels of service, efficiency, and reliability for customers, as well as ensuring the quality and quantity of products.
“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 Group.
“Customers want a first-rate service that maximizes both cost and operational efficiencies, a flexibility in the choice of products, assurances of their quality, and that they are delivered at the right quantity. Bomin has built a global reputation for providing this.”
Mauritius is located conveniently adjacent to one of the largest ocean routes on the East/West trade past the Cape of Good Hope. As a safe Indian Ocean port, customers bunkering with Bomin 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 meters to 70 meters.
Commenting on the expansion, Christensen continued: “The launch of Bomin Mauritius is a continuation of our strategy to expand and enhance our global physical operations, building closer relationships with our customers to offer real value in the bunkering process that goes beyond just the price of the product.”
The Bomin Group has been active in the bunker business for almost 40 years via its subsidiaries and is one of the world’s leading independent suppliers and traders of bunker oil. The business portfolio covers activities ranging from the supply of bunker fuels to lubricants and other services to the shipping industry. The company operates around the globe with more than 300 employees in 29 offices worldwide. Bomin is 100 percent owned by Mabanaft.
Mabanaft GmbH & Co. KG is a subsidiary of Marquard & Bahls, a Hamburg-based family-owned company that operates in the fields of energy supply, trading and logistics. Mabanaft‘s business encompasses the import and wholesale of petroleum products. Furthermore, the company is active in bunker services, service stations, end-consumer business, lubricants and biofuels.