Shipping Companies and bunker Brokers – Getting Ready for the Future of Oil Tanker Shipping in the Future
For those of you who have never heard of a bunker broker, it is a group of brokers that helps trucking companies and drivers to secure fuel for their travel. The brokers provide a list of suppliers that have agreed to only ship approved fuels to truckers. These brokers also have access to millions of refineries, storage facilities, and terminals that have signed onto the bunker gas agreement. This means that companies like Independent Petroleum Tankers can rest assured that they are not going to have any type of problem with securing fuel for their travel. This is especially true when it comes to using bunker gas for their shipping needs. After all, there is no reason why an oil company can’t use it.
Although the use of bunker brokers may seem like a relatively new phenomenon, it is actually not. Today, there are only a handful of broker-friendly firms that have made the commitment to using brokers in their fuel purchases. However, in the next ten years, these companies could very well become the new brokers of choice for truckers across the United States and Canada. As of now, there are only a handful of fuel procurement firms that are not using the services of bunker brokers. In the next decade, those numbers will likely increase greatly.
Why is this important for buyers? The simple answer is this: by using bunker brokers, companies like Independent Petroleum Tankers will be able to ensure that they are not going to run into any problems when shipping their products. Without them, these companies and individual shippers would be forced to purchase fuel from companies and shippers that are not strictly regulated, which could lead to serious problems down the line. For example, when a tanker runs out of fuel at the worst possible time, the consequences can be severe. This is something that companies without bunker brokers will never have to deal with. In order to be a part of the fuel industry, buyers need to ensure that they are working with legitimate brokers that have gone through all of the necessary safeguards to ensure that they are following safe practices.