Vitol Aviation

vitol-aviation-imgVitol Aviation is a leading provider of jet fuel worldwide. We supply 8 million tonnes of jet fuel a year into wing, at over 80 airports across six continents.

We are focused on Eurasia, North America, Africa and Australia, handling over 15 million tonnes of jet fuel each year. We supply the industry’s leading brands, from oil majors and national oil companies to the world’s largest airlines and military customers, as well as our own aviation division.

Our proposition is founded on a commitment to delivering value to the end user and ensuring product quality. We are an active member of global jet fuel product quality and handling forums. As the world’s largest handler of arbitrage jet fuel, we have unrivalled expertise in the management of the global jet fuel supply chains and invest heavily in training, testing and infrastructure to ensure product quality and integrity.

Product quality & handling

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As a major supplier of jet fuel, we understand the crucial importance of product quality and handling. Global supply chains are being extended to include mega refining complexes, typically in the Middle East and Asia, which now serve a large part of the mature markets in North America and Europe. The associated challenges are becoming commensurately technical and complex.

Vitol Aviation has the knowledge base and infrastructure to ensure we handle and deliver timely, on spec products, across these increasingly complex supply chains. Furthermore, we ensure robustness of supply, through an extensive and diverse global network of jet fuel supply points, which include Vitol’s own refining capability, term supply contracts and spot avails.

The consistent investment of the Vitol Group in our refining, shipping, storage and jet handling facilities, as well as training and testing regimes, ensures our customers and partners benefit from our commitment to efficiently deliver the highest quality products.

Logistical capabilities

15M tonnes of jet fuel handled each year
Vitol has been trading jet fuel for over 25 years. As the world’s largest independent trader of energy products it has established a unique supply infrastructure, from exploration, to refining, storage and shipping, which enables the group to respond swiftly and efficiently to market imbalances, and to bring value to the end user.

Logistics are at the core of our business. The strength and depth of our logistical capabilities enables us to manage external factors that may impact continuity of supply, from refinery outages to geo-political issues.

Our shipping and operations experts work side by side with the product specialists to maximise efficiency and efficacy. The Group has around 100 vessels on long-term charter at any one time, and is one of the largest spot charterers in the world with over 6,800 ship voyages per annum. Coupled with access to over 3 million tonnes of jet storage capacity, pipeline, barge, truck and train operations, this logistical expertise and product handling knowledge enables Vitol to consistently deliver value and excellence.

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