Gulf Petrochem boosts European bunkering division
Gulf Petrochem Group builds on the growth of its bunkering division with the addition of a new trader, covering strategic locations.
Gulf Petrochem Group (GP) has strengthened its bunker trading team in Europe with the appointment of Maxime Cramer to the group's Rotterdam office. Cramer joins a team of bunkering traders headed 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 appointment of Cramer will further bolster GP’s global bunkering division, which is currently headed 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 (Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp). 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 future for Gulf Petrochem, Chris Todd, general manger - physical supply, 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. Cramer shares in our vision and will make a great contribution to GP’s bunkering team.”
Echoing Todd’s thoughts, Prerit Goel, Director, Gulf Petrochem Group, 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. Cramer, our latest appointment, firmly establishes our dedication to sourcing the best in the business and ensuring that clients are represented at the highest level.”