Gazpromneft Marine Bunker expands cooperation with STASCO
10 August 2016Gazpromneft Marine Bunker, the bunkering business operator of Gazprom Neft, has commenced bunker fuel supply for the vessels of STASCO (Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd) in the Black Sea region. At Tuapse harbour the bunker vessel Gazpromneft Omsk has supplied 1,480 tonnes of heavy fuel oil to the 115000 DWT tanker Iasonas.
The bunker fuel supply is performed under agreement with STASCO that was signed back in February 2016. The agreement includes bunker fuel supply in Russia's North West region with an option for further expansion of cooperation. The first fuel shipments began at the Port of Primorsk in March. The next stage of cooperation included vetting inspection carried out by experts of Shell International Shipping on board of bunker vessel Gazpromneft Omsk that performs operations in the Black Sea region. The vessel obtained approval to supply fuel ordered by STASCO.
«The expansion of cooperation with STASCO is a substantial confirmation of appreciation for the quality of our fuels and service by our partners, - Gazpromneft Marine Bunker's CEO Andrei Vasiliev stated. - We plan to strengthen our leading position at the Russia's bunkering market by developing cooperation with major Russian and international shipping companies».
Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited (STASCO) is part of Shell Trading & Supply, a global company comprising the extensive Shell trading network as well as transportation companies, logistics and retailing infrastructure, and the company’s commercial fuel-sales business. Shell’s global trading activities ensure consumers are provided with a diverse range of products ranging from natural gas, power, and crude oil to refined oil products, raw materials for petrochemicals production, and environmentally friendly products.