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KPI OceanConnect’s 50-year anniversary as a trusted, transparent, and innovative partner

Søren Høll, CEO of leading marine energy provider KPI OceanConnect, reflects on five decades as a reliable, innovative partner for shipowners and operators worldwide:

I’m delighted to be marking our 50-year anniversary together with our colleagues and partners!

For five decades, we have worked with the global maritime industry to help unlock their full potential and guide our partners through market transformations.

Our people are our biggest asset and the reason we are now able to observe our 50th year anniversary. Through their hard work, expertise and integrity, we provide the international maritime industry with the energy it needs to run its fleets sustainably.

We draw on the experience of our global team and 50-year heritage to achieve the goals of our industry and partners by building stronger relations across the shipping industry, as well as gaining and sharing knowledge.

We can trace our rich history back to 1971, where we successfully completed our first deal of Bunker “C” Fuel Oil at Pointe a Pierre Port in Trinidad. Now fast forward to 2021, we have gone from strength to strength towards becoming one of the world’s leading independent marine energy solutions providers, by adopting innovative solutions and new approaches to supply chain management.

One important advancement we have already adopted is digitalisation, as a great supplement to our more traditional business. Our premier online marine fuels marketplace KPI AuctionConnect is at the forefront of digitalisation with auctions being completed successfully for clients within 15 to 20 minutes, greatly improving efficiency and transparency of transactions. Digitalisation supports our drive for an even more efficient business that provides greater value to our partners and the fuels they need to power their performance.

Of equal importance is our work to create pathways for our environmentally-conscious clients as they seek to meet their sustainability goals. Our team completed what we expect to be the first of many carbon offsets some time ago, which is a demonstration of our long-term partnership approach, innovative value creation for clients, and commitment to shipping’s decarbonisation journey. We recently launched our Alternative Fuels and Special Projects division, which significantly expands our capabilities to deliver bespoke solutions and strengthens the sustainability of our, and our customers supply chains.

Rather than having one pathway to meet decarbonisation, there will be an array of different fuels for shipowners to choose from, and this will require financial and technical guidance from their counterparts. We’re already expanding our offering beyond traditional fuels to enhance our clients’ ability to achieve their sustainability ambitions. As our business partners expect ever greater transparency, having a partnership-based approach to business built on trust not only unlocks greater opportunities for all parties involved but also enables us to exceed expectations and deliver real value.

As a prime mover and agile partner in the shipping industry for the past 50 years, we’re well positioned to support our business partners to thrive in this new marketplace by providing the best solutions in response to the increasingly diverse and complex nature of the marine fuels market.

I’m confident that we have the vision, experience and flexibility to ensure that we continue to meet our customers’ needs, and provide them with the right guidance to empower them in navigating the industry’s transformation.
Source: KPI OceanConnect

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