State-owned shipping firm PT Pelayaran Nasional Indonesia
(Pelni) and state-owned oil and gas firm PT Pertamina signed on Friday a Rp 26
billion (US$2.6 million) contract in which Pertamina will supply Pelni with lubricant
for daily operational uses.
Pelni president director Jussabella Sahea signed the three-year
contract in Jakarta
with Pertamina marketing and trading director Hanung Budya. The contract obliges
10 Pelni ships to use Pertamina lubricant.
“We want to show our appreciation to Pelni for trusting
Pertamina. We have committed to providing the best service and high-quality
products at competitive prices. This is a good example of cooperation between
state companies,” Hanung said.
In the first stage, Pertamina will supply the 10 ships each
with 50,000 to 100,000 liters of lubricant that can be topped up by 30,000
liters each, said Hanung.
Separately, Jussabella said that of Pelni’s 25 vessels, only
10 currently used Pertamina lubricants. He went on to say that if the
three-year contract turned out to be a success, the company might use Pertamina
lubricants in the remaining 15 vessels.
Currently, Pertamina is the largest lubricant producer in Indonesia with
an annual production capacity of 600,000 kiloliters and a domestic market share
of 60 percent.
Pertamina exports its lubricants to 24 countries.(dic)