GOLD STANDARD BUNKERING – Rubis continues to lead on product quality and service standard by now offering HVO Renewable diesel as an option alongside their Premium ULSD conventional diesel.
Rubis is a French-based energy company which distributes fuel to superyachts in Europe, the Caribbean Americas, as well as Africa, and is committed to supporting the Climate Change transition from the most polluting fossil fuels to; higher refined conventional, renewable and hydrogen based, fuel products. This policy compliments in close alignment, that of the superyacht industry which for the last 20 years has recognised the performance benefits of cleaner fuels but more recently has promoted the advancement of alternative, more environmentally conscious, power and fuel solutions. Rubis being one of the largest physical suppliers of fuel to the superyacht sector ensures the highest standards across its Atlantic Network and is highly respected by reputable fuel brokers. Therefore Rubis is well placed to promote the transition to cleaner marine fuels.
The Northern European hub for Rubis Superyacht Bunkering operations are the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey located in the Western Approaches to the English Channel, adjacent to Cherbourg. The islands are a strategic bunker stop choice of vessels leaving the Dutch and German shipyards before making the crossing of Biscay and heading south and into the Mediterranean or crossing over to the Caribbean. The importance of assurance on fuel quality becomes even more crucial on these longer distance transits when weather windows, schedules, port calls and provisions have been planned accordingly. Any disruption to these plans due to poor quality or off spec fuel would likely lead to major cost liabilities on resolving the contamination, re-scheduling port calls and managing owner or charter commitments. Rubis Channel Islands therefore supplies highest grade premium diesel ULSD/AGO to EN 590, sulphur <10ppm (0.001%) and flashpoint >60’C, which is also certified FAME free (ISO de-minimis), with MARPOL documentation and samples. This along with the islands being a low duty zero VAT jurisdiction offering some of the lowest fuel and lubricant prices across Europe, is why Rubis Channel Islands is the go to fuel stop for the majority of vessels heading south on a long haul transit.