India, May 15, 2023: BPCL is pleased to announce its exclusive bunkering partnership with Waterways Leisure Tourism Pvt Ltd, the renowned operator of Cordeilla Cruises, one of the most luxurious fleets of cruise liners in India.
As per the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two companies, BPCL will be the sole provider of Very Low Sulfur Fuel Oil (VLSFO) as a bunkering fuel for the Cordeilla Cruises brand along the west coast of India.
VLSFO has significantly reduced sulfur content and is fully compliant with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) strict sulfur emissions standards. By powering the Cordeilla Cruises fleet with this fuel, BPCL aims to enhance operational efficiency and minimize environmental impact.
About Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL):
Fortune Global 500 Company, Bharat Petroleum is the second largest Indian Oil Marketing Company and one of the premier integrated energy companies in India, engaged in refining of crude oil and marketing of petroleum products, with a significant presence in the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. The company attained the coveted Maharatna status, joining the elite club of companies having greater operational & financial autonomy.
Bharat Petroleum’s Refineries at Mumbai, Kochi and Bina Refinery have a combined refining capacity of around 35.3 MMTPA. Its marketing infrastructure includes a network of installations, depots, energy stations, aviation service stations and LPG distributors. Its distribution network comprises over 21,000 Energy Stations, over 6,200 LPG distributorships, 525 Lubes distributorships, 123 POL storage locations, 53 LPG Bottling Plants, 70 Aviation Service Stations, 4 Lube blending plants and 4 cross-country pipelines.
Bharat Petroleum is integrating its strategy, investments, environmental and social ambitions to move towards a sustainable planet. The company has chalked out the plan to offer electric vehicle charging stations at around 7000 energy stations over next 5 years.
With a focus on sustainable solutions, the company is developing a vibrant ecosystem and a road-map to become a Net Zero Energy Company by 2040, in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. Bharat Petroleum has been partnering communities by supporting innumerable initiatives connected primarily in the areas of education, water conservation, skill development, health, community development, capacity building and employee volunteering. With ‘Energising Lives’ as its core purpose, Bharat Petroleum’s vision is to be the most admired global energy company leveraging talent, innovation & technology.