We are a marine fuel logistics company that physically supplies and markets refined marine fuel and lubricants to ships in port and at sea. As a physical supplier, we purchase marine fuel from refineries, major oil producers and other sources and resell and deliver these fuels using our bunkering tankers to a broad base of end users. We provide fueling services to virtually all types of ocean-going vessels and many types of coastal vessels, such as oil tankers, container ships, drybulk carriers, cruise ships and ferries. Our customers include a diverse group of ocean-going and coastal ship operators and marine fuel traders, brokers and other users.
We believe that we are one of a limited number of independent physical suppliers that owns and operates a fleet of bunkering tankers and conducts physical supply operations in multiple jurisdictions.
We provide a service to our customers that requires sophisticated logistical operations designed to meet their strict fuel quality and delivery scheduling needs. We believe that our extensive experience, management systems and proprietary software systems allow us to meet our customers' specific requirements when they purchase and take delivery of marine fuels and lubricants around the world and represent a significant barrier to the entry of competitors. We have devoted our efforts to building a global brand, and believe that our customers recognize our brand as representing high quality and service at each of our locations around the world. We use our bunkering tankers in our physical delivery operations and do not generally charter them out to others.