Gulf Petrochem Hires New Rotterdam-Based Trader, Eyes Growth for Physical Business

Tuesday February 28, 2017

Gulf Petrochem Group (GP) today announced it has strengthened its bunker trading team in Europe with the appointment of Maxime Cramer to the group's Rotterdam office.

Cramer has several years of experience on both the customer and supply side of the business, having previously held trading positions with Chemoil, OW Bunker, and most recently Minerva Bunkers.

"Our bunker operations in Europe have performed well and to plan, so the steps we are taking by way of recruitment and expanding our supply coverage is the natural evolution in our progression towards making GP a leading player in not only the local bunker market, but the Global one too," said Chris Todd, General Manger – Physical Supply at Gulf Petrochem Group.

"Maxime shares in our vision and will make a great contribution to GP's bunkering team."

GP's Rotterdam office provides both a physical operation and also undertakes worldwide cargo and bunker trading.

"Bunkering operations has always held a very important role in our path to success. We are committed to work towards Gulf Petrochem Group's long term strategic objective for the department and look to grow gradually in the years to come," said Prerit Goel, Gulf Petrochem Group Director. 

"Maxime, our latest latest appointment, firmly establishes our dedication to sourcing the best in the business and ensuring that clients are represented at the highest level."

GP also highlighted ambitious growth plans going forwards, saying it wants to expand its barge fleet in Europe, add a new physical area, and add another trading office in Europe during the course of this year.