Sterling Fuels Limited announced that it will be expanding its marine fuelling operations into the Port of Halifax commencing January 24th, 2014.

Sterling Fuels is the premier marine fuel and lubricant provider on the Great Lakes with a pipeline offer at its modern facility in Windsor, ON and a barge offer through its newly commissioned tanker Sterling Energy in Hamilton, Ontario. Sterling is the Great Lakes distributor of marine lubricants for Imperial Oil Limited and ExxonMobil. Sterling has been a supplier of Marine fuels on the Great Lakes and has been in operation for almost 30 years.

Sterling has entered into an agreement with its key customer, Algoma Central Corporation, for the chartering of its fuelling Tanker, Algoma Dartmouth, which currently services the Halifax bunkering market. With the chartering of the Algoma Dartmouth and its crew, Sterling will deliver quality bunkers on spec and on time. Both Algoma and Sterling are excited at these new opportunities to service the marine industry on the East Coast. There has been incredible support to bring back marine fuelling operations into Halifax. The port of Halifax is a dynamic and growing port, instrumental in the economic growth of Eastern Canada. Halifax Port Authority, its customers, port users and suppliers have all provided positive encouragement and their active support has been greatly appreciated.

Sterling Fuels Limited has existing ties to the Maritimes through associated companies McAsphalt Industries Limited and the Miller Group, both of which already employ over 500 people in the area. McAsphalt is an asphalt cement supplier and asphalt emulsion manufacturer with terminals in Dartmouth and Eastern Passage in Nova Scotia, Dieppe, Saint John, and Perth Andover in New Brunswick, and 18 additional facilities across Canada.

The Miller Group is one of Canada’s largest road construction and maintenance companies, with operations throughout the Maritimes. Miller Waste provides waste and recycling services to Halifax Regional Municipality and surrounding areas.