The shipping group, Monjasa, has acquired the 9600 dwt oil and chemical tanker Monjasa Server from Golden-Agri Stena. The 117m long vessel, built in 2009, is to be deployed for cargo and bunkering operations in the Arabian Gulf within the near future.
Formerly known as the GS Adventure, the Monjasa Server strengthens Monjasa’s marine fuel operations across the Middle East, which currently consist of four tankers ranging between 4000 and 10,000 dwt. Equipped with deepwell pumps and five tank segregations, allowing multiple fuel grades onboard, Monjasa Server is expected to increase the company’s operational flexibility. Capacity-wise the vessel will also allow Monjasa to meet demand for transporting oil cargoes from the Fujairah bunkering hub to markets across the UAE as well as performing ship-to-ship refuelling operations.
Overall, Monjasa controls some 20 tankers globally of which 11 are fully-owned. It remains a priority to have the fleet composed by the right mix of chartered and owned tankers to ensure both operational and financial flexibility, the company states.