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KPI OceanConnect launches future fuels division

• Alternative Fuels and Special Projects division will be led by veteran expert Bill Wakeling.

• Significantly expands KPI OceanConnect’s future fuels capabilities.

• Will strengthen and enhance the sustainability of KPI OceanConnect’s supply chain. 

LONDON, UK – July 26, 2021: KPI OceanConnect today announced the launch of its Alternative Fuels and Special Projects division to enhance its counterparts’ ability to achieve their sustainability ambitions. Bill Wakeling, an expert in marine fuels, will lead the new offering.

As pressure intensifies for the shipping industry to become more sustainable, KPI OceanConnect, a leading global broker and trader in marine fuels for more than 50 years, has launched a new division that will capitalise on its experience and expertise to enable its clients to achieve net-zero emissions from their marine fuels.

Bill Wakeling will head up this new division of KPI OceanConnect. Wakeling will lead on all matters relating to alternative fuels and decarbonisation, as well as exploring opportunities for new ventures and projects. With his rich experience in marine fuels, Bill is well-positioned to lead this new function, and drive measurable environmental and sustainability change throughout the marine fuel supply chain.

Speaking on the successful appointment, Bill Wakeling commented: “I’m honoured to lead KPI OceanConnect’s alternative fuels and sustainability operations at a time where the industry must accelerate its decarbonisation progress in line with the International Maritime Organization’s 2030 and 2050 targets.

Bill WakelingIn the last 18 months, we’ve helped our partners successfully navigate through IMO 2020, and showcased our agility and innovation by completing one of the shipping industry’s first carbon offsets. However, there are no shortage of challenges for shipowners and operators as they seek to realise a more sustainable future, and we’ll be working with them side by side through our long-term partnership approach to help achieve their sustainability ambitions and regulatory compliance.

Commenting on the announcement, KPI OceanConnect’s CEO, Søren Høll, said: “This new function signifies our commitment to advancing decarbonisation in the maritime industry, and Bill Wakeling is the ideal person to head it up; there are few people with his track record, marine fuels expertise, and commercial awareness.

Our clients have a growing and sustained need for innovative solutions that can enable them to fulfil their green objectives, and they’re going to be in very safe hands with Bill and his team.

Image caption: Alternative Fuels and Special Projects division will be led by veteran expert Bill Wakeling.

About KPI OceanConnect
KPI OceanConnect is one of the world’s largest and most experienced independent marine energy service and solutions providers. For more than 50 years, KPI OceanConnect has been fuelling global trade through its partnership approach, innovative solutions, and ability to expertly guide its clients through new and evolving challenges.

By combining the expertise of its global workforce with market-leading technology, innovation, and financial strength, KPI OceanConnect creates long-term value for its partners. KPI OceanConnect is a trusted partner in the transition to low carbon energy, and is committed to providing solutions to enhance the shipping industry’s contribution to a cleaner and healthier planet.

KPI OceanConnect’s teams of experienced professionals deliver trusted expert counsel from offices in Athens, Doha, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Jakarta, London, Miami, Middelfart, New York, Rotterdam, Seattle, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo.
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