For a decade, Monjasa has been sustaining maritime trade developments in West Africa as the region’s leading physical bunker supplier.
We have always been attracted to doing business here. Not because it is easy, but because it is hard. We have always loved a challenge and sought the opportunity to make a difference for our customers. It is in our DNA.
Therefore, West Africa also holds a special place in our hearts. It was one of the first regions where we set out to prove our philosophy of delivering bunkers in tough regions rather than just seeking out the mainstream ports. Our African experiences and extended know-how of operating in challenging waters laid the foundation for our global expansion.
Building trustful local partnerships
We no longer think of ourselves as a visitor on the African continent. On the contrary, blending in and forging strong local partnerships and exceeding local content requirements are top priorities for us.
By establishing our office in Walvis Bay, Namibia, we have taken important first steps towards positioning Monjasa as a truly local trading partner. Furthermore, we are in a process of carefully analysing several African emerging markets. Nations like Liberia, the Republic of Congo, Ghana and Nigeria are all on our radar for extended trading activities – both offshore and onshore.
Afloat fuel storage enables extended logistics
Facilitating our extensive physical supply operations in West Africa, Monjasa uses an afloat 120,000 DWT tanker vessel as a local storage facility. The tanker is anchored off Lomé, Togo, making this the only offshore bunker storage in all of West Africa. Two or three of our supply vessels are constantly at her side, taking on bunkers for delivery across the area.
Operating our own fleet is a crucial prerequisite for delivering on our promise of unparalleled service and reliability in the area. As a global operator of tankers, we are able to ensure that the tonnage and number of vessels is always optimised to our customers’ buying behaviour.