GCC Bunkers announces Marine Fuel processing Agreement


28 August 2019

GCC Bunkers, a physical supplier of marine fuels, announces a processing agreement with Texas International Terminals to produce ISO 8217 and IMO 2020 compliant 0.5% sulfur bunker fuel oil and 0.1% ECA specification gasoil in the Houston, Texas area, starting in early 2020.

“Our mission from the day we started GCC has been to provide solutions to our customers. Now, more than ever, the marine fuel supply business needs to provide absolute assurance of quality and reliability to its customers, and that is what we intend to do,” said GCC Bunkers’ Commercial Director, Zach Stansbury.

GCC Bunkers will supply IMO 2020 specification 0.5% sulfur bunker fuel oil and 0.1% sulfur ECA specification gasoil to its customers through dedicated, chartered bunker barges. It will also continue to supply 3.5% sulfur specification fuel oil to its contract customers from separate dedicated barges, ensuring that there can be no sulfur contamination.

Texas International Terminals, located in Galveston, Texas, will operate a simple distillation unit with a capacity of 50,000 barrels per day. Texas International Terminals is a world-class liquid and dry bulk multi-modal facility for deep draft vessel, unit train, manifest rail, barge, and trucks along the Galveston ship channel.

GCC formally extends the invitation to any shipping companies who may be interested in a reliable, consistent quality supply of their 0.5% sulfur bunker fuel oil and 0.1% ECA specification gasoil in the Houston area, to contact them about supply.

Sue Terpilowski
Author: Sue Terpilowski

Executive Editor of SeaNews