The Port of Weihai in Shandong carried out its first bonded bunkering operation on Saturday (17 September), marking a milestone in the port’s initiative to expand its scope of services.
During the bunkering operation, Shandong Port Group’s Ro-Ro ship New Grand Peace (新永安) was refuelled with 415 metric tonnes of bonded bunker fuel while the vessel performed cargo operations simultaneously.
The Port of Weihai has a number of international liner routes with many import and export international ships and the demand for ship fuel supply at the port has increased. In recent years, with the increase of ship operating costs year by year, more and more shipping companies have expressed interest that Weihai Port can start the bonded bunker fuel supply business to reduce operating costs.
In order to meet the needs of customers, Port of Weihai and Shihua Energy Development Co Ltd under Shandong Qingdao Port Group jointly promoted the development of bonded fuel at the port. After carrying out market research and visits, Weihai Port has solved multiple issues such as oil price and oil quality. A “green channel” for bonded fuel supply business was launched for operational efficiency of bunkering ships.
In order to support the fuel oil supply operation of bonded ships in Port of Weihai, Jiaodong Shipping Company under Shandong Port Shipping Group and Qingdao Port Shihua Energy Development Company cooperated with the port to ensure a solid bonded fuel supply. With the joint efforts of all parties, the port successfully launched its first bonded ship fuel supply business.
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Published: 22 September, 2022
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