Sing Fuels Hires Trefoil's Robin van Elderen as Head of European Bunkers

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Wednesday December 1, 2021

Bunker trading firm Sing Fuels has hired Robin van Elderen from Trefoil Trading as its new regional head of bunkers in Europe.

Van Elderen announced his departure from Trefoil -- where he had served as managing director for just five months -- in August, but had not said where his next role would be. He had previously been the commercial head in Europe for Cockett Marine Oil from 2016 to 2021, and had earlier been the longstanding bunkering manager at Argos Bunkering.

Van Elderen has relocated from Rotterdam to Dubai for his new role with Sing Fuels, he said on Wednesday. 

"I am very much looking forward to work closely together with the leadership team and all Sing Fuels colleagues to further accelerate our international growth and exposure," he said.

Sing Fuels saw its revenues climb by 45% and its marine fuel sales volumes jump by 20% in the 12 months to September 30 from the same period a year earlier, according to an S&P Global Platts interview earlier this month with Sonnich Thomsen, the firm's managing director for bunkers.

The firm is considering an expansion in Europe and the hiring of more staff in the Americas, Thomsen was cited as saying.