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Atlas resumes bunkering activities at Ceuta port

Ceuta, Spain (PortSEurope) June 27, 2019 – Spanish company Atlas restored the supply of fuel to ships during the night shift, which runs from 2200 to 0600 local time, which was suspended since June 18, after the fights that took place in the Poniente dock and that resulted in a protest of the port companies that demanded security measures.

Atlas, the concessionaire of Cepsa’s supply at Poniente dock, determined this measure after weighing the risks that its employees were facing after several days of pitched battles between immigrant groups that ended with an employee injured company and damage to the vehicles of workers.

The port operators demanded security measures to be intensified, fearing that other workers can be injured, as has already happened in these recent altercations, or that the facilities may suffer some type of sabotage.

The disputes among immigrant groups, as well as the lack of control over access to the restricted zone, caused unrest among companies that, after a meeting held last week, decided to put an end to a situation of insecurity that, without doubt, affects not only the integrity of its workers and facilities, but also hits hard on the economies of the same.

Therefore they demanded a meeting immediately with all the competent authorities that took place on June 21 and that culminated with a series of measures that were based, mainly, on the increase the number of State Security Forces.

Source: El Faro de Ceuta

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