Anna Whitehouse says Total's aim is to be provide a service 'wherever and whenever it is required'
Total Marine Fuels has appointed Anna Whitehouse as managing director, succeeding Christophe Girardot who has held the position for the past 4 years.
Ms Whitehouse is a chemical engineer and has spent 25 years working in the petroleum industry, including 20 years within the Total group holding various positions in France, the UK and abroad. A company statement says that her 10 years experience in Asia, working mainly in the lubricants and retail businesses, will help her develop Total Marine Fuels in that region. Her most recent position was at the group’s Paris headquarters where she was Head of Marketing Strategy for the Marketing division.
“Today,” says Ms Whitehouse, “Total Marine Fuels has several faces. In Europe our aim is to market bunker fuels produced by the European refineries of the Total group including Le Havre, Donges, Fos/Lavera and Antwerp. We can offer attractive supply contracts and spot prices on all kind of grades from the regular FO 380 & MGO to low-sulphur FO380 and high viscosity fuels FO500 and FO700 in all the French ports and strategic ARA ports thanks to our chartered ships and storage capacities. For example we have six bunker barges in France and 20,000 tonnes of storage and three barges at Zeebrugge.”
Total currently has a presence in more than 40 ports in Africa and the Indian Ocean which are backed by a network of local affiliates and including participation in local refineries. The company also has one bunker tanker off Senegal and another based at Port-Louis, Mauritius. Ms Whitehouse says: “Our African desk is very active with calls coming from fishing fleet owners, navy, cruise ship, traders, bulk carrier and liner companies, for whom reliability, product quality and safety is at the centre of our operations. Our Singapore office is the hub for our relations with the Asian shipowners, and also markets our availabilities in the Pacific islands such as Fiji, Noumea, and Papeete.
She says: “In the future, Total Marine Fuels aims to continue to provide a premium physical presence and develop global trading and risk management solutions serving our customers worldwide with the support of our Trading Department, Total Trading. Our aim is to be present and to provide a customized service wherever and whenever it is required.”
Added 30 April 2012 in the category: Industry News