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‘The Red Sea 1 is expected to put Djibouti on the map,’ Georgia Paravalou, senior bunker trader, Red Sea Bunkering, tells Bunkerspot.

The 9,600 DWT vessel, the first to be acquired by Red Sea Bunkering since its inception in 2015, will operate in and around Djibouti waters. It has a total capacity of approximately 10,000 cubic metres (cbm) and is equipped with three cargo pumps of 500 cbm/hour each, a bow thruster and a stern manifold.

‘She can supply simultaneously both IFO 380 cSt as well as regular and low-sulphur marine gas oil (MGO),’ said Paravalou. ‘It is ENOC-approved and by Horizon Terminals.’

It was officially launched at a ceremony on 22 January, which was attended by the President of Djibouti, H.E. Ismael Omar Guelleh.

‘The President has been very happy with our activities and the amount of business we have been bringing to the Port of Djibouti,’ said Paravalou.

Red Sea Bunkering operates both offshore in Djibouti National Waters and onshore at all Ports of Djibouti and Horizon Terminals Jetty (HDTL).

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