News March 7, 2024

Integr8 Fuels Expands into Australasia with New Perth Office

Chris Seidel, Integr8 Fuels Australia’s Business Manager

Integr8 Fuels, a global leader in bunker trading and fuel management services, today announced the launch of a new trading desk in Perth, Australia. This strategic expansion positions Integr8 to better serve its international clientele by broadening supply chain capabilities and delivering expertise suited to the Australasian bunkering sector. The international marine fuels procurement company also aims to capitalise on new domestic business opportunities in Australia, by catering to the burgeoning renewables segment and offshore oil & gas projects.

“Our expansion into Australasia is a natural progression reflecting our commitment to providing clients with tailored support and localised market intelligence,” said Yusuff Shah, Australasia Trading Lead for Integr8 Fuels. “With our on-the-ground presence in Perth, we can better understand the unique challenges and opportunities this region presents.”

Chris Seidel, Integr8 Fuels Australia’s Business Manager for its Perth office, is eager to contribute to the company’s mission of shaping the future of marine fuels and supporting the country’s decarbonisation journey. Leveraging his extensive Australian offshore oil and gas services experience spanning over 30 years, Chris looks to develop and nurture client and supplier relationships in the region.

Chris commented “The dynamic evolution of the Australasian bunker market reflects mounting interest in the exploration of alternative energy solutions and our commitment lies in supporting clients as they navigate the opportunities and challenges that this momentous transition offers. Fundamental to this will be building and reinforcing partnerships with trusted, hands-on local suppliers.”

Opportunities in Australasia

Australia is experiencing renewed interest in offshore oil and gas exploration, and strong government support for solar, wind, and other renewables has encouraged the expansion of sustainable energy projects.

In addition, decarbonisation implemented by the Australian government are expected to incentivise the adoption of biofuels and other alternative energy sources. Integr8 Fuels previously reported a rising demand for Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), which, as a lower carbon alternative to traditional marine fuels, presents a significant opportunity for bunkering services in the region.

A key focus for Integr8’s new posting will be to forge partnerships with suppliers who have been vetted by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) scheme. The ISCC is a global certification system that sets standards for sustainable production, sourcing, and trade of all kinds of bio-based feedstocks and biofuels, in line with the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive.

In order for shipowners to reduce their emissions exposure towards environmental regulations like the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) and FuelEU Maritime, they can produce a Proof of Sustainability (PoS) document to confirm the sustainability of the bio-based components of their fuel. Integr8 is certified to pass on PoS from supplier to customer, ensuring compliance for global clients with ships operating within the EU.


Yusuff Shah, Australasia Trading Lead:

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