Fuel for Ships: Vivo Energy Put on a Brand New Tanker
2 March 2012 - lexpress.mu
Tristar Glory, built in Turkey by modern standards, replaces Ami Constant built in the shipyard of Smith and Taylor put in operation March 29, 1971.
Funny story that has punctuated the ceremony held Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 17 at Pier A, Port-Louis Mauritius Vivo Energy, former Shell Mauritius Ltd. On paper Tristar Glory was to be the center of the ceremony. Perspective quite normal since it is the day of its operationalization. But ultimately, it's the Ami Constant who stole the show.
We speak of course of the history of Mauritius Vivo Energy in the bunker industry. Also known as bunkering, bunkering is either to refuel or unload ships at their fuels because they can not dock at.
The bunkering is an extremely promising business in the world. It was expected that its growth in Port Louis would grow by 7% up to 2010, thereafter, reaching an annual growth rate of 5%. The volume of fuel delivered to ships rose from 100,000 tons in 2006/2007 to reach 250,000 tonnes in 2010/2011.
On paper, Tristar Glory had everything to seduce the audience. Its properties are incomparable. Capacity of 850 tons while that of Ami Constant is only 550 tonnes. Built in the shipyard of Taylor Smith, Port-Louis, and put into operation March 29, 1971, The Constant Friend is unable to cross oceans. A product of Shipyard Akdeniz, Tristar Glory made the journey Turkey / Port Louis independently. "It is a remarkable resilience , "said Capt. Alain Rakotoniaina. In addition to being equipped with the latest navigation, Tristar Glory has a double hull thereby complying with new standards of Local Port Regulations.
But Ami Constant, it is forty years of dedicated service in the field of refueling while Tristar Glory is only the beginning of his adventure in this sector. Never mind, Tristar Glory is $ 7 million investment in a booming sector.
Moreover, in his speech, Cader Sayed Hossen-Minister of Industry, Trade and Consumer Protection, has not failed to emphasize the geographical location of Mauritius and the benefit this in the refueling of vessels with fuel.
Kiran Juwaheer, Managing Director of Energy Vivo Mauritius, is went in the same direction but with an emphasis on the need to increase the ability of Mauritius to increase its share of the bunkering market. " Singapore is in three days what we do in one year , "he said.