The following article where information was supplied by our China correspondence was first published by Manifold Times on 21 April. An online translation service was used in the production of the current editorial piece:
Chinese bonded bunker supplier Haigang International Trade (海港国贸顺利) on Sunday (17 April) successfully delivered 5,460 metric tonnes (mt) of bonded low-sulphur bunker fuel to Hapag-Lloyd Shipping’s MV Valence containership, setting a record high volume in a single bunkering operation for the company, according to Port of Zhoushan on Wednesday.
The operation was carried out at 2.24pm at the container terminal in Chuanshan Port Area of the port in Ningbo.
As of 17 April, the company has conducted bunkering operations to a total of 128 foreign ships this year, with a total of 113,700 mt of bonded bunker fuel delivered.
Haigang International Trade has formulated supply plans for efficient bunkering operations by cooperating with maritime, customs and border inspection authorities in advance, it notes.
The port unit and the ship agents will work together to go through the relevant procedures in a timely manner to ensure that the oil is supplied as soon as possible when weather conditions are favourable.
At present, the company has become the preferred bunker fuel supplier of Hapag-Lloyd Shipping, the fifth largest container liner company in the world, in the Yangtze River Delta region, it claims.
Recently, Zhoushan port launched the bunkering operations at Qushan temporary anchorage.
Manifold Times also reported the shipping and transportation departments of Zhoushan and Ningbo signing the “Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Bonded Marine Fuel Oil Cross-port Supply” plan where, a total of 17 bonded marine fuel oil supply companies will be allowed to carry out bunkering operations between the adjacent ports of Zhoushan and Ningbo.
Photo credit: Zhejiang Seaport
Published: 21 April, 2022
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