The Las Palmas Port Authority has posted a combined 28% increase in bunkering volume at La Luz Port (also called Las Palmas Port) and other marine facilities in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain during 2017, reports La Vanguardia.
A total 449,215 metric tonnes (mt) of marine fuel were sold to vessels in 2017, higher than sales figures of 353,659 mt in the year before.
The increase has been attributed to an approximate 20% rise in international container traffic in the comparative period, according to the port authority.
It recorded a cargo handling volume of 90,683 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) in 2017, 12% up from 80,648 TEU in 2016.
Import and export figures have also respectively improved by 5.4% and 3.5% on year in 2017.
Total passenger traffic at the ports, including figures from the cruise sector, rose 25.69% to 519,514 in 2017 from 413,333 in the year before.
Published: 21 March, 2018
‘Bunker barges operate in very local areas so these vessels call at port very often which means it will be a good fit for women with families,’ states Elpi Petraki, President of WISTA International.
“Our Singapore branch is under preparation and is expected to start business at the republic before June 2023,” Managing Director Darcy Wong tells bunkering publication Manifold Times in an interview.
Development to supply B35 biodiesel blend officially takes effect on 1 February; local bunker suppliers will be able to deliver updated spec within March onwards, once current stocks of B30 avails run out.
VPS, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation, Wilhelmsen Ship Management, and INTERTANKO executives offered a multitude of perspectives to 73 attendees during the VPS Biofuels Seminar, reports Manifold Times.
Headway will launch a new fuel supply system suitable for alternative bunker fuels such as hydrogen and ammonia; to focus on procurement and construction of carbon capture systems in 2023 following R&D.
Competition for FAME from aviation and road transportation sectors have resulted in some shipowners resorting to adopt more readily available CNSL blends as biofuel for vessels, explains Steve Bee.