TFG Marine, a Geneva-based joint venture company created by Trafigura and shipping firms Frontline and Golden Ocean, will start bunkering operations this month for vessels at the Falmouth Anchorage off the UK South West Coast.
Trafigura has contracted with Falmouth Petroleum, an affiliate of World Fuel Services, for marine fuel capacity at its Falmouth terminal, which is strategically located at the entrance to Northern Europe’s Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA).
The agreement will allow TFG Marine to access volumes from the terminal of 0.5 per cent very low-sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO), 0.1 per cent low-sulphur gas oil (LSGO), as well as high-sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) for ships with on-board scrubbers.
TFG Marine will provide bunker operations from this month with two SIRE-inspected barges and plans to add further barges to this operation over time.
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