The chemicals market covers a broad sector of products drawn from fossil fuels such as crude oil, natural gas or Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). These chemicals are used to develop polymers and numerous other organic compounds, which in turn are processed in the manufacturing of everyday goods such as adhesives, sealants and cleaning chemicals.

Our principally traded products, among them benzene and paraxylene, are employed as feedstock in the process of making plastics, resins or nylon. Vitol also handles other chemical products such as styrene, toluene and xylenes.

Trinity’s chemicals trading business, which distributed over 3 million tonnes of product in 2014, is focused on shipping bulk raw materials from and to Asia, and from the Middle and Far East to industrial customers in Europe and the US.