Bunkering Sri Lanka
Lanka IOC mulls expanding Trinco bunkering operationsSeptember 1, 2016 3:22 pm
Sri Lanka’s IOC a visible player among Sri Lanka Oil Companies, a subsidiary of Indian Oil Corporation, is to expand their existing bunkering operations at Trinco port as the prospects for this business line are promising, particularly given the strategic positioning of the port and its significant potential for growth, the company said.
Trincomalee is the world’s 5th best natural harbour and provides an excellent opportunity to meet the bunker need of the vessels operating on the Bay of Bengal – Western Countries shipping route.
LIOC commenced bunkering operations in Trincomalee in June last year and to optimize the storage and operating costs the company commissioned storage of bunker fuels at its Trincomalee Terminal in February 2016.
The company currently operates one bunker barge with capacity for 400 MT of 380cst fuel and 400 MT of MGO.
The forex income generated from this business line has enabled the LIOC to hedge against its foreign currency payments in the purchase of oil imports.
During the 2015/16 financial year, bunkering has achieved a volume growth of 20 percent although revenue declined by 31 percent due to the reduction in international prices, the company’s annual report showed.
Operating from Colombo and Trincomalee harbour, LIOC is the 2nd largest operator for bunkering in the island’s bunkering market supplying fuel oil and diesel for vessels at berth and anchorage at the Colombo and Trincomalee ports, which accounted for 13 percent of company’s revenue.
During the Indian PM’s visit to Sri Lanka, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and LIOC agreed to jointly develop the upper tank farm of the China Bay installation in Trinco.
Lanka IOC, already operates 15 oil storage tanks out of 99 tank farm in Trinco and each storage tank has a capacity of around 12,000 tonnes.
Meanwhile, petroleum sector unions recently charged the government for trying what they called ‘to privatize’ the Trincomalee tank farm to India and Hambanthota oil and bunkering business to China.
Convener for Petroleum Union Collective D J Rajakaruna said the government allows other countries to make profits out of promising bunkering business in Trinco and Hambanthota without letting the business to the state owned CPC.
He further charged that the government is also planning to form a separate company under CPC for aviation business with a view to ‘privatize’.
Taken from – LBO
Lanka IOC to invest Rs 400m on more outletsAugust 26, 2015 4:50 pm
Extracted from Daily News
Lanka IOC is planning on investing Rs. 400 million to add another 20 fuel stations to the current network, while also completing refurbishments of the existing fuel outlets, Lanka IOC Managing Director Subodh Dakwale said.
The company has also plans to export lubricants to test the markets of Indonesia and Malaysia.
The company’s market share of the lubricants sector will also be expanded through promotional campaigns by utilising the growing fuel station network as retail points. In this regard, extensive market surveys have already been conducted and revamped Lanka IOC lubricants will be launched in the new financial year(2015/2016). “Although I do not anticipate significant revenue contributions from market development initiatives over the short term, I believe export markets will open up new revenue opportunities over the longer term,”Dakwale said.
Lanka IOC bunkering operations are currently facing severe price competition from Indian ports that are able to offer lower prices due to domestic production of fuels, while Lanka IOC has to accommodate the additional costs related to fuel imports. However, he is hopeful that company’s technical expertise and extensive range of services will continue to provide a competitive advantage to ensure sustained revenue growth in the new financial year. (IH)
Lanka IOC Sets 10,000 mt Bunker Sales Target in TrincomaleeJuly 23, 2015 10:40 am
Extracted from: www.shipandbunker.com
Lanka IOC PLC (Lanka IOC), the Sri Lankan subsidiary of India’s largest oil refiner Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, says it is aiming to sell 10,000 mt of MGO and 380 CST by the end of 2015, Platts reports.
The company has already reportedly sold 4,000 mt of both 380 CST and MGO since its Trincomalee bunkering operations began on June 25, and is aiming to increase this to 6,000 mt during its second month of operations.
Lanka IOC is said to have a capacity for 20,000 mt of 380 CST and 6,000 mt of MGO in its Trincomalee storage tanks.
Lanka IOC is currently offering 380 CST product that it says it imports through a tender process from either Singapore, Fujairah, or India.
Both types can be set for delivery within the next one or two weeks, says Lanka IOC.
Last week, it was reported that Lanka IOC had commenced bunkering operations from its Trincomolee oil terminal, which is said to provide additional bunkering options to the vessels operating in Bay of Bengal.
Lanka IOC joins CMA Sri Lanka as Platinum Sponsor for Global Management Accounting Summit 2015July 23, 2015 10:20 am
Extracted from: Daily FT
Lanka IOC joined hands with CMA – Sri Lanka as Platinum Sponsor for the Global Management Accounting Summit 2015 to be held on 27-29 July at Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo.
The Sponsorship Cheque was presented to Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala by Subodh Dakwale.
From left: CMA Consultant L.B. Wattegedare, Lanka IOC Senior VP (Finance) Anuj Jain, Lanka IOC Managing Director Subodh Dakwale, CMA President Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala, CMA VP Basheer Ismail, CMA Council Member H.M. Hennayake Bandara and CMA Council Member Adrian Perera
Lanka IOC seeks tax reductionJune 30, 2015 9:59 am
Adapted from the Island article by Ifham Nizam
Lanka IOC has once again requested the government to either increase fuel prices or give them a tax reduction.
They had separate meetings with Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka. Both ministers asked for more time, while appreciating IOC’s role here. Ministry officials told The Island that the government wouldn’t be in a position to take a decision till the energy pricing formula was introduced. The formula is expected to come into effect after September this year.
Lanka IOC Managing Director, Subodh Dakwale yesterday contacted for comment said discussions were on but nothing had come of them. He said if the present situation continued they would take the matter up with the Lanka IOC Board. Dakwale said that, on their part, they often discussed energy conservation and on how to improve the quality.
Earlier this month, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation recommended that the Power and Energy Ministry request the Treasury to consider a further tax reduction on fuel imports along with the forthcoming oil pricing formula. However, nothing concrete had taken place in this regard, an official said.
Due to selling fuel below market price in keeping with government policy, Lanka IOC had been suffering losses since the government ordered price reductions in fuel early this year, Dakwale said, adding that tax alone came to between 56 and 58 per cent of the cost of petrol which he called a huge by any means.
Dakwale said they believed the proposed pricing formula had to be discussed along with duty reductions. “We have suggested now that the duty be reduced in a big way as we cannot increase the price of a litre of fuel,” he added.
Lanka IOC profits surgeJanuary 31, 2014 2:07 pm
Lanka IOC PLC had a Rs 2.83 billion net profit for the six months ended 30 September 2013, up from Rs 1.37 billion a year ago, interim financial results filed with the stock exchange showed.
Revenue for the six-month period increased to Rs 39.23 billion, up from
Rs 38.86 billion a year ago.Distribution costs fell to Rs 855.75 million, down from Rs 889.24 million a year ago.
Finance income grew to Rs 100.98 million, down from Rs 51.3 million and finance costs increased to Rs 309.49 million, up from Rs 155.84 million a year ago. Basic earnings-per-share amounted to Rs 5.32, up from Rs 2.58 a year ago
Lanka IOC unveils a range of lubricants with synthetic chemistryOctober 23, 2013 4:16 pm
Lanka IOC PLC, unveiled a range of new age lubricants in the presence of a large gathering of customers from the automobile industry, OEM representatives, trade partners and distributors at a colourful ceremony at the ‘Atrium’ of Cinnamon Grand Hotel. Following the launch of Servo Futura range of lubricants consisting of SERVO Futura Synth, SERVO Futura P, SERVO Futura P Plus, and SERVO Futura D, Lanka IOC PLC Managing Director, Subodh Dakwale, said the launch today marks a distinct technological milestone in the 40 year history of brand ‘SERVO’.
Speaking further he said: “SERVO Futura meets the latest international specifications of American Petroleum Institute, Volvo and Mercedes Benz, besides the latest European specifications. With the launch of SERVO Futura Synth Lanka IOC now joins the select brands of premium global lubricants that offer fully synthetic engine oils.”
The top-end offering SERVO Futura Synth is a 100% synthetic premium lubricant that is formulated from performance enhancing Polaphoalefins group-IV base oils and additives that are classified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). SERVO Futura Synth meets the most advanced performance level standards of API SN, with 5W-50 viscometrics ensuring improved mileage and excellent engine performance. The product offers outstanding protection to engine, besides, enhanced engine life through its effective anti-wear capabilities.
SERVO Futura P+, a hybrid synthetic oil meeting the highest specifications of API SN, is another superior engine oil as also are SERVO Futura P and SERVO Futura D – for petrol and diesel engines respectively.
SERVO Futura range of lubricants are a unique combination of products and services that enable users to combine high quality maintenance and reduced operating costs for materials. It is the smart solution for people who want to simplify the maintenance of their car. It caters to an entire range of new generation vehicles and the advantage of Futura is that it clings to the piston and works even when the engine is not running. It shields the engine’s crucial components even when it’s off providing round-the-clock protection for your car’s engine. The superior polar chemistry ensures cleaner engine, provides enhanced engine life and lower maintenance cost.
SERVO with more than a 40% share in the Indian market of approximately 1.4 million metric tonnes served by more than 40 lubricant companies which include all of the world’s leading brands, is fast becoming Sri Lanka’s preferred choice of lubricants ahead of its competitors due to the unmatched quality and range of its products. Today, SERVO is the second largest selling brand in Sri Lanka. Continued availability resulting from a wide distribution network further fortifies its stake in the market as a major player. SERVO’s attention to detail also ensures that venturing into new explorations, collaborations and relationships are consistently carried out in accordance with the company’s vision of providing unrivaled product and service excellence. Recently LIOC has commenced manufacturing group II based diesel engine oils meeting API CH4 specification in its plant in Trincomalee. LIOC has launched the concept of SERVO Shops which are exclusive shops for marketing SERVO range of lubricants.
Speaking on this occasion Dakwale, further said, “Being a market leader, we have a keen eye on the ever changing dynamics of the market. Rising oil prices and the ever-growing demand for environment protection has resulted in the industry seeking energy-efficient and less polluting engines. In turn this has pressurized oil manufacturers into delivering absolutely cutting-edge products.”
He further stated that for more than 40 years SERVO has worked assiduously to earn the trust of man and the respect of machine. Working deep inside the crankcase of high-speed engines where massive heat is generated and friction can cause engines to seize, SERVO has discharged an important responsibility with self-belief and commitment. Today, it symbolizes innovation, technology, reliance and value.
Lanka IOC PLC is the overseas venture of IOC India, a Fortune 500 company. It is the only private oil company other than the state-owned Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) that operates over 150 retail petrol/diesel stations in Sri Lanka and has a very efficient lube marketing network. Its major facilities include an oil terminal at Trincomalee, Sri Lanka’s largest petroleum storage facility and an 18,000 tonnes per annum capacity lubricant blending plant and state-of-the-art fuels and lubricants testing laboratory at Trincomalee. With a powerful compilation of energy brands in addition to the SERVO brand of lubricants including, ‘XtraPremium Euro III Petrol, XtraMile Diesel’ strengthening its portfolio, IOC India has also paved the way for Lanka IOC to achieve a turnover of Rs 60.4 billion.