Hutton’s Group has opened a new facility in Equatorial Guinea to further improve its supply chain in the region.
The company says the new facility will operate as part of Hutton’s Remote Site Services.
The base, which is located in Luba Freeport, is expected to boost the successful supply solutions already being delivered by Hutton’s West Africa depots in Ghana and Ivory Coast.
Hutton’s states that it is the only ship supplier based within Luba Freeport and has the advantage of offering tax free provisions, consumable, logistics and stores handling within the West Africa region.
Alex Taylor, Hutton’s Group Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to open this base in Luba Freeport. This new depot forms an important part of Hutton’s growing supply network throughout Africa and enables us to provide supply chain management for all ports in the region. Through Hutton’s Remote Site Services we are pleased to be able to provide our customers with the same levels of quality and service as we do in our UK branches.
“Luba Freeport is strategically located to serve Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria and Congo all within 12 to 24hrs steaming time. The tax-free option provides ship operators the opportunity for their vessels to collect essential stores and services at the best prices."
Gaidis Griva, Hutton’s Sales Manager – OSV Global, added: “Our growing West Africa supply chain is attracting a great deal of interest from our clients and from companies with vessels working in the region. With our knowledge and contacts we are able to overcome local obstacles and logistics challenges as well as offering massive cost and time savings to vessel operators and managers."