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Unimot Group and Peninsula Petroleum Limited have signed a letter of intent to cooperate in the physical supply of marine fuel at Polish ports

Date of publication: 29.04.24

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On 29 April, Unimot Paliwa, a Unimot Group company, and Peninsula Petroleum Limited have signed a letter of intent regarding the cooperation in the supply of marine fuel at the ports of Gdańsk and Gdynia. Peninsula, the world’s leading independent marine fuel supplier, is expanding its global physical supply network to include the Polish ports.

The letter of intent calls for collaboration between the companies in the field of maritime fuel deliveries, based on the infrastructure of the Unimot Group’s fuel terminal in Gdańsk, which is currently undergoing reconstruction. The Unimot Group started its bunker fuels business through Unimot Paliwa in March 2024, and it is currently making great efforts to expand its business in this field. Negotiations with Peninsula, a company that specialises in supplying bunker fuels around the world, are one of such initiatives.

“We are pleased to have started a conversation with a global provider of bunkering services. We could speed up the business and take advantage of the synergies between Unimot Paliwa, a company that specialises in fuel importation into Poland, and a global leader seeking to enter a new market by working together with a top marine fuel supplier. “Once the letter is signed, we will start identifying specific areas in which we could launch business, and we hope to report on the outcomes soon” says Robert Brzozowski, Commercial Vice President of Unimot S.A.

 As part of the ongoing negotiations, the companies are also considering an interim solution to increase bunker fuel operations in Gdańsk until the target infrastructure is completed. One such proposed solution is the bunkering of ships in the Tricity ports area using a specially constructed barge, or a bunker vessel.

Bunker/marine fuels are special types of fuel designed to be utilised by sea going vessels. Due to the growing number of ships calling at Polish ports, and the growing number of transshipments, especially in the ports of Gdańsk and Gdynia, Unimot Group estimates that the market for bunker fuels in Poland is approximately 1 million tonnes annually. No bunker fuel supply company has ever had a larger share of the Polish market than the joint project run by Unimot Paliwa and Peninsula.

About UNIMOT Group:

The UNIMOT Group is a multi-energy group of companies that is a market leader among independent liquid and gaseous fuel importers in Poland. Since joining AVIA International in December 2016, the company has been able to build and expand a chain of AVIA petrol stations throughout Poland and Ukraine. With more than 30 years of experience in the fuel industry, UNIMOT is an expert in the wholesale distribution of diesel oil, as well as other liquid fuels in Poland and In April 2023, the UNIMOT Group completed the acquisition of Lotos Terminale’s assets (currently UNIMOT Terminale), which included nine fuel terminals and two asphalt production plants. In addition, the company invests in other RES sectors and is developing the photovoltaic market, for instance, under the AVIA Solar brand. The company is listed on the main trading floor of the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

About Peninsula:

Peninsula is the leading independent supplier of marine energy, globally.

Our supply network services 2,000 customers at over 500 strategic ports across the globe, providing coverage for all major shipping hubs and routes.

Supported by our three pillars, our aim is to provide energy solutions to all our customers globally. As a result, we have created a best-in-class offering to cover all shipping market segment needs.

From our in-house quality team, market leading liquidity and funding sources and renowned approach to transparency and risk management, we are committed to keeping energy flowing.

Peninsula has a pragmatic approach to decarbonisation and as the first supplier to move to a comprehensive multi-product offering, we will continue to lead the implementation and supply of lower carbon fuels as and when they become available.

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