Aegean Expansion Plans in Morocco
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE:ANW) announced that Horizon Tangiers Terminal S.A. (HTTSA), a special purpose consortium, has named Aegean as the exclusive bunkering company for the new port in Tangiers, Morocco. The agreement is scheduled to become effective in January 2009 upon completion of final documentation. The appointment of Aegean by HTTSA is a part of the consortium's effort to expand the modern port in this growing region. Currently, the port serves approximately 7,000 vessels on an annual basis and is expected to increase to more than 10,000 vessels annually in 2010. Aegean will provide retail bunkering services to ships in port on an exclusive basis for a period of 25 to 35 years.
Horizon Tangiers Terminal Selects Aegean
Horizon Tangiers Terminal S.A. (HTTSA), has selected Aegean Marine Petroleum (Aegean) (NYSE:ANW) as its sole bunkering company for its terminal in the port of Tangiers. The agreement, which is subject to final documentation, is scheduled to become effective in January 2009. HTTSA's appointment of Aegean as its exclusive bunkering company in this critical region is an important part of its effort to expand the terminal. Aegean Marine Petroleum will provide retail bunkering services to ships in port and at sea on an exclusive basis for a period of 25 to 35 years. Aegean will also have the right to expand its operation as the sole bunker tenant beyond the port perimeter, which is strategically located along the Strait of Gibraltar connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea.