Serving maritime and offshore customers in West Africa, the Luba depot provides a comprehensive range of frozen and dry provisions and a wide selection of cabin stores.
Operated by Hutton’s Remote Site Services, part of the Hutton’s Group, the Luba depot is fully customs approved which means customers can benefit from Duty Free tax savings of up to 50%.
Luba Freeport is strategically located on the island of Bioco allowing it to service the growing offshore market in Nigeria and Cameroon.
Hutton’s Group has considerable experience in supplying the offshore sector in West Africa and has an established supply network throughout the region with competent personnel who understand the needs and expectations of Western-headquartered companies.
Hutton’s Group Managing Director Alex Taylor said: “This is an exciting development for us which has taken months of careful planning to achieve and will considerably benefit our customers in West Africa and the growing offshore sector there.”
Hutton’s Group operates its West Africa supply network as Hutton’s Remote Site Services (HRSS)
HRSS’s main Area Supply Bases are in the safe and stable areas of Takoradi, Ghana and in Luba Free Port, Equatorial Guinea. Takordi services the developing offshore oil and gas port and the neighbouring port of Tema, while Luba is uniquely positioned at the deep water port facility operated by UK-firm Lonrho.
These ethically and environmentally aware supply bases boast large, secure facilities providing full ambient, chilled and frozen storage for an extensive range of European-quality products which are delivered via a fleet of temperature-controlled vehicles, unique in this part of the world. They are staffed by experienced and well-trained personnel who provide a high quality service and are assisted by computer processes linked to Hutton’s UK operations.
With direct supply links to the UK and Europe, the Hutton’s bases are Petroleum Corporation-approved and offer services such as consignment clearance, storage and logistics, handling of customer spares and consignments and a tax/duty-free facility.
Smaller local supply branches in Ivory Coast, supplying customers in the Abidjan area, and Liberia are supported from our Area Supply Bases and more regional depots are planned.