Pooling offers its members a compelling benefit – outperforming
the spot market.
The pool maximizes members’ revenues by gaining access to a
larger network of counterparties, through consolidation and the
more efficient negotiation of commercial terms. Economies of scale mean better terms can be negotiated with fuel (and other) suppliers.
Crucially, pooling spreads the risk and enhances returns. The greater the number of vessels, the lower the geographic (and other) risks, and the greater the optimisation of commercial operations.
Pooling also offers more efficient credit-risk management and diversification of counterparties, and the availability of Credit Line enhances the
utilisation of working capital.