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We invest strategically in value chain assets
that complement our physical trading activities.

We invest strategically in value chain assets
that complement our physical trading activities.

Physical traders, like Gunvor, are inherently resilient, with a historical track record of rapid innovation and effective risk management. They are built to confront changing business environments by making adjustments in location, structure, funding, operating regime and strategy. Size matters, up to a point, but so too does the ability to remain nimble as new investment and trading opportunities arise.

This is why, over the last decade, Gunvor has evolved from its pure merchant heritage to being increasingly embedded all along the energy supply chain.

Since 2008, Gunvor has been investing in downstream, midstream and upstream assets that strategically complement its daily trading activity. These assets enable Gunvor to enhance our management of the sourcing and distribution components of our trading platform, diversify its income streams and strengthen our competitive position. But it’s not just what the investments bring to Gunvor. As a global trading house, Gunvor brings a lot to the assets in which we invest:

  • Efficiency: Gunvor maintains a short chain of command to facilitate efficient decision-making, which ensures the company is able to act decisively to secure advantages in the interest of its partners and clients.
  • Organization: Gunvor has established a superior track record for undertaking massive greenfield infrastructure development projects, delivering on-time and under-budget, even in the most remote and difficult environments.
  • Sound Management: Gunvor employs a decentralized management approach to its assets, empowering talented professionals and experts to manage day-to-day operations, while reducing overhead and bureaucracy.
  • Financial Strength: Gunvor has effectively turned under-valued and distressed assets into profitable operations that preserve and grow jobs, while contributing positively to the local markets in which they operate.
  • Global Network: With operations, offices and activities on every continent, Gunvor is able to add economies of scale to local operations, whether that is in the area of supply, marketing or financing.
Our Assets
Terminals
Terminals are the most complementary asset investment for our trading activities. They provide ready access to physical energy flows from diverse sources and so enhance our trading positions
Refineries
Refineries complement Gunvor's trading function by creating greater operational efficiency across the supply chain.
Pipelines & Storage
Investments in pipeline and storage assets provide us with the logistical flexibility to efficiently place different crude grades into various markets, enabling us to quickly take advantage of arbitrage opportunities.
Mining
Coal is a central aspect of Gunvor’s long-term growth strategy. Massive increases in electricity generation capacity are expected for emerging markets, which will only be possible with a significant contribution from coal
Upstream
Gunvor has made select investments in exploration, appraisal, development and production assets as a part of its strategy of diversifying along the energy supply chain.
Key Figures
Gunvor has an industrial asset base valued at more than
$2 billion
(USD)
tons of physical energy worldwide. This is equivalent to the whole of Germany’s annual consumption.