The team was based in Oslo. File Image / Pixabay
A five-strong bunker trading team in Oslo at US-listed World Fuel Services stepped down from the company earlier this year.
The team, consisting of commercial manager Ole Jota and traders Camilla Christensen, Victoria Nektheden Johansen, Daniel Woods and Viggo Berggren, all stepped down in April, a source familiar with the situation told Ship & Bunker this week.
All five are currently on garden leave, and it remains as yet unclear what their next steps will be.
World Fuel Services did not respond to a request for comment.
The firm has seen some other notable changes in its marine staff this year. Michael Stig Nielsen stepped down as marine commercial director in Northwest Europe in February, to be replaced by Kim Post Hansen, and Michael Bergendorff left his role as director of marketing, global marine and government relations in April.
But the job moves appear unlikely to be related to any lack of financial performance from the firm's bunker traders. World Fuels saw income from its marine operations of $155.5 million in 2022, up by 651.2% on the year, while sales volumes climbed by 3.8% to 19.1 million mt.