MXO expands in Oman with new bunker barge at Sohar Port
Marine fuel supplier Oman Oil Matrix Marine Services (MXO) has expanded its physical infrastructure in Oman with the delivery of a new bunker barge in the Port of Sohar.
The new 7,535-deadweight barge, Stephanie, is providing both heavy fuel oil –IFO 380 RMG 2010 – and marine gas oil to customers at all locations within the Port of Sohar and anchorage areas.
MXO now has two dedicated bunker barges operating at the port providing exclusive supply, following the earlier deployment of Azalea in August 2014.
“Developing our physical infrastructure means that we have more control over the end-to-end bunkering supply chain from order through to final delivery,” said Stephen Robinson, managing director of MXO.
“This enables us to ensure the quality and quantity of products, the reliability of supply, as well as minimising costs and maximising operational efficiencies within the bunkering process,” he added. “We are working closely with our customers to provide the optimum bunker solution, creating real value for them when it comes to marine fuel procurement.”
MXO has an experienced team in the Port of Sohar, where it has been present for a number of years. The company says Sohar is an ideal location to serve vessels on trade routes between Europe and Asia. The company is also in discussions to offer ex-pipe deliveries from the Oiltanking Odfjell terminal to further expand its physical offering for customers.