RAK Ports has signed a strategic partnership with leading bunker supplier Monjasa, with the aim of becoming a significant regional bunkering centre. As a result of the agreement Monjasa will supply a range of marine fuels at all RAK Ports facilities in Ras al Khaimah.
At the signing ceremony Roger Clasquin, CEO of RAK Ports, said: “Due to our unique, strategic gateway position at the central point of the Gulf states and as the closest ports to the Strait of Hormuz, RAK Ports is ideally located to become a significant bunkering hub.”
The new partnership with Monjasa will enable a comprehensive portfolio of marine fuel services to be offered, both in-port and across RAK Ports’ anchorage areas. Clasquin added: “This key agreement forms a significant offering in our expanding shipping support infrastructure and supports our growing reputation as a destination of choice for vessels in the region.”
Monjasa is a major player in the Middle East bunker supply business. It has a locally based fleet of four tankers, ranging in size from 4,000 to 10,000 dwt, and supplied over 700,000 tonnes of marine fuels in 2020.
RAK Ports CEO, Roger Clasquin, and Monjasa CEO, Anders Østergaard, signing the strategic agreement in Ras Al Khaimah.