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Gulf Petrochem bolsters European bunkering division

DUBAI, March 1, 2017

UAE-based Gulf Petrochem Group (GP) has strengthened its bunker trading team in Europe with the appointment of Maxime Cramer to the group’s Rotterdam office .

He joins a team of bunkering traders headed up by Chris Todd in Europe’s largest bunkering port, Rotterdam.

Cramer has in-depth knowledge and vast experience on both the customer and supply side of the business, having previously held trading positions with OW Bunker and Minerva Bunkers, the company said.

The appointment will further bolster GP’s global bunkering division which is currently headed up by Chris Todd, West of the Suez and Anil Keswani managing the same portfolio East of the Suez.
The Rotterdam office currently caters to the group’s global customers and provides them with the supply of marine fuel products such as 380cst and LSGO in the ARA region. Supplies are carried out using the exclusively time chartered barges Valsinni, Virage, Vantage and Chardonnay.

The office also undertakes worldwide cargo and bunker trading and is further looking to expand its barge fleet in Europe, add a new physical area and add another trading office in Europe during the course of this year.

Speaking about the appointment of Cramer and the furture for Gulf Petrochem, Chris Todd, General Manger – Physical Supply at Gulf Petrochem Group, said: “Our bunker operations in Europe have performed well and to plan, so the steps we are taking by way of recruitment and expanding our supply coverage is the natural evolution in our progression towards making GP a leading player in not only the local bunker market, but the Global one too. Maxime shares in our vision and will make a great contribution to GP’s bunkering team.”

Gulf Petrochem group director Prerit Goel said: “Bunkering operations has always held a very important role in our path to success. We are committed to work towards Gulf Petrochem Group’s long term strategic objective for the department and look to grow gradually in the years to come.  Maxime, our latest latest appointment, firmly establishes our dedication to sourcing the best in the business and ensuring that clients are represented at the highest level.”

Gulf Petrochem Group is a leading player in the oil industry, specialising in oil trading and bunkering, oil refining, grease manufacturing, oil storage terminals, bitumen manufacturing, and shipping and logistics. - TradeArabia News Service




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