Global towage operator Svitzer, which is part of Maersk, has announced a three-year extension of its marine service contract with GTI Statia (GTIS). GTIS is one of the largest independent crude and refined product storage terminals serving the US Gulf Coast and Caribbean markets.

The extension supports GTI Statia’s storage facility with two tugs performing berthing and unberthings for tankers, as well as various safety standby services, according to Svitzer. It said this contract is in addition to the tug and barge contract that Svitzer holds to support the terminal’s operational needs.

GTI Statia is made up of 60 commercial tanks with extensive marine infrastructure and a total storage capacity of 14 million barrels that can store various grades of crude and refined petroleum products. Furthermore, the facility, which is on the island of St. Eustatius, safely handles more than 90 million barrels of products per year.

John Roller, President and CEO of GTI Statia, said: “GTI Statia is pleased to continue our long standing relationship with Svitzer. Svitzer is a world class organization and has proven to be aligned with GTI Statia in operating safely, providing value to our customers and giving back to the St. Eustatius community. We look forward to enhancing our partnership over the next three years.”

Arjen Van Dijk, Managing Director, Svitzer Americas, added: “We are very pleased that GTI Statia has chosen Svitzer as their preferred marine services partner for three more years. We are equally very proud of the strong and solid relationship we have with GTI Statia and we look forward to continuing working with them. At Svitzer, we are continuously looking to stabilise and expand our operations and we are committed to support our customers and determined to grow our business in the region over the coming years. Our strategy for the Americas is to pursue further growth within a careful selection of projects and ports that fit our portfolio and capabilities well, and where our multi-local presence will make us a more efficient and reliable partner to our customers.”

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26th May 2020