Gazprom opens base at Djibouti Free Zone

17 Jun 2010

(MENAFN) Economic Zones World (EZW) announced that Gazprom Neft Marine Bunkering Limited, a subsidiary of Russian gas giant, Gazprom Energy, has established a base at Djibouti Free Zone (DFZ), Gulf News reported.

The move comes as part of the multinational energy major’s expansion strategy. Managed by Jafza, the flagship company of EZW, the Djibouti Free Zone is a gateway to East Africa and one of the single most important strategic logistics hubs to provide access to strategic markets in East and Central Africa and beyond.

DFZ offers a unique Jafza-inspired business environment and located close to global marine terminal operator, DP World’s Djibouti and Doraleh terminals which attract leading international shipping lines including Maersk and MSC among others.

Gazprom through its local subsidiary Djibouti Bunkering Company FZCO plans to sell marine fuel to these shipping lines. The company has two storage tanks with a storage capacity of 9300 cubic meter and a barge in the marine oil terminal Doraleh.

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