OW Bunker Launches Columbian Operations

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Monday, January 06, 2014

Fuel distributor continues global expansion with launch of fifth office in Latin America.

OW Bunker, a reseller and physical distributor of marine fuel, announced the launch of a new operation in Cartagena, Colombia. The move into the Colombian bunker market builds upon OW Bunker’s presence across the region with existing offices in Chile, Uruguay, Panama and Brazil.

OW Bunker’s Colombia office is located in Cartagena – the country’s most active port - on the region’s northeast coast along the Caribbean Sea.  Providing customers with a full range of high quality products as well as risk management solutions and related services, the office is located as a hub for serving the wider Caribbean marine fuel market as well as vessels transiting the Panama Canal, particularly container vessels, tankers, bulk carriers and cruise ships.

The Colombia operation will include experienced OW Bunker employees and the team will be further strengthened with additional recruitment planned for 2014.  They will be responsible for ensuring that the company’s best practices and quality standards are replicated in the region, and that customers receive the high quality marine refuelling service that OW Bunker is recognised for worldwide.

Pedro Gómez, Regional Manager, OW Bunker Latin America, commented,  “With our global network, financial strength and local presence, OW Bunker is well placed to support customers in what is a particularly fragmented and complex bunker market.  As an established company within the region with a global benchmark for quality products and services, our experience enables us to work closely with customers as a trusted advisor to deliver competitive fuel solutions that increase operational efficiencies, saving them time and money.”

Götz Lehsten, Executive Vice President, OW Bunker, added, “Our expansion into Cartagena further strengthens our services across the Caribbean and the Latin America bunker market as a whole. We have an experienced team on the ground, with local knowledge and insight, supported by a global infrastructure and network that ensure customers receive the highest quality products and services when and where they need them.”

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