Despite a most challenging year, the young yet ambitious Bunker One has managed to make steady headway by successfully expanding its market share and strengthening its physical operations.
“During a year characterised by a high degree of ambiguity, I am proud that we have managed to yield great results and deliver on our ambitions. Not only have we managed to expand our market share, but we have also tightened our relationship with our partners and clients and kept building our supply platform stronger and more solid,” says CEO of Bunker One, Peter Zachariassen.
To ensure seamless and flexible solutions for its clients, Bunker One assumed operation of the Port of Skaw oil terminal at the northern tip of Denmark in June last year. Soon after, the company strengthened its strategic foothold in Brazil by commencing offshore operations and further expanding into the Caribbean, firmly positioning it as the leading independent supplier in the region.
From the very beginning, the US has been a key market for Bunker One. During the past year, Bunker One has strengthened its presence in the US through its newly established cargo brand Synergy Supply & Trading and bolstered the build-out of land-based offerings through Bunker One Land Fuel Services.
Now Bunker One has set its sights on East Africa with plans to set up a new physical supply. This deliberate move will provide ship owners with additional flexibility in the form of access to bunkering while staying within the main maritime trade routes between Asia and West Africa.
The high ambitions continue to build up momentum for Bunker One through tight collaboration withbusiness partners with whom Bunker One is exploring market opportunities, synergies, and new solutions. Together with regional and global partners, Bunker One is also in the process of exploring more sustainable fuel types.
Together with the parent company Bunker Holding, Bunker One aims to lead the way when the maritime industry transitions to new and more sustainable fuels over the coming decades. Aware that the transition to carbon-neutral fuels will take time, Bunker One is gearing up to help clients in the intermediary period. The company has recently introduced biofuel in the Danish straits and aims to expand its offering to other regions.
“We know that we are entering unchartered waters and that it will take time before the industry settles on specific carbon-neutral fuel types. But we know by experience that it’s imperative to stay attuned to the trends surrounding the development of sustainable fuels, which is why we will continue to intensify our efforts in building knowledge and capabilities in this area. This is to ensure we can invariably provide the right technical know-how and expertise when our clients approach us for support and advice – our door is always open,” says Peter Zachariassen.
Bunker One announces today that the company will expand its footprint in Africa with a new physical supply operation in Port Louis, Mauritius, giving ships access to bunkering while staying within the main maritime trade routes .
Bunker One will supply Molslinjen’s ferry link Fanølinjen, with fossil-free HVO biodiesel. The new partnership will entail a reduction of CO2 emissions by up to 90 percent.
Bunker One came out of FY2020/21 strengthened through optimised market expansion and consolidation of its physical platform and supply chain
Together with our parent company Bunker Holding, we have now taken a significant step in the sustainable journey and will soon be able to offer delivery of biofuel to vessels passing the Danish straits in the Skaw and Gothenburg areas.