The following article published by Manifold Times on 2 August was sourced from China’s domestic market through a local correspondent. An online translation service was used in the production of the current editorial piece:
Sinopec Zhejiang Zhoushan Petroleum Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Sinopec Group, has recently completed a bonded bunkering operation to the Panama-flagged vessel Ocean Star 86.
About 150 metric tonnes (mt) of bonded light marine diesel oil was delivered to the reefer vessel in less than two hours, said Cheng Jing, Executive Deputy General Manager of Sinopec Zhejiang Zhoushan Petroleum Co., Ltd.
He noted six out of seven international sea routes in China passing through Zhoushan waters with more than 20,000 international ships plying through the area every year.
Most of the bonded bunker fuel operations were carried out in Singapore while some were performed in Hong Kong or South Korea, according to Cheng Jing.
“But in recent years, Ningbo Zhoushan Port has become the world’s first large port with a cargo of more than 1 billion mt, and the adjacent port is Shanghai Port, the world’s largest container hub port. Our city already has the advantageous conditions to build a bonded fuel oil supply centre in Northeast Asia,” he said.
Sinopec Zhejiang Zhoushan Petroleum Co., Ltd. operates an independent bonded oil depot in Putuo District, Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province, with nine bonded tanks with a total capacity of 30,600 cubic metres.
In the first half of this year, the company’s bonded fuel oil supply business volume reached 4.958 million mt, accounting for 47% of the domestic market.
Photo credit: Marine Traffic / OceansAsia.org
Published: 2 August, 2022
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