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Ceuta port to supply fuel to visiting ships

Ceuta, Spain (PortSEurope) May 13, 2021 – Ceuta port continues to make efforts for the supply of fuel and for creating business opportunities. The vessel ‘Ciego di Gaeta’ is discharging 24,000 tons of diesel at the Poniente dock. The ship is still completing the fuel discharge process, due to the large amount of diesel it carrie, this operation seeks to continue to be one of
the main reference destinations for bunkering operations in the Strait of Gibraltar. The Port of Ceuta is a passenger and cargo port located on the North African coast, in the Strait of Gibraltar, belonging to the Spanish autonomous city of Ceuta The diesel discharged is being stored in the Ducar I tanks, with the Vilma Oil company in charge of the process. The diesel oil collected is for fuel supply operations for ships in Ceuta, both berthing and vessels at anchor, to for supply by barges. The product is stored in the tanks of Vilma until the request for supply from the different shipowners. The discharge was a success, due to the port’s new docking infrastructures. The operation is being completed in the new berth of the Poniente dock, discharging the product through a system of deployment and collection of hoses by reels. This modernization of the facilities is a commitment that was developed to promote the entity’s competitiveness and make the port a point of reference for the transport of oil products and supply operations. In April another large fuel discharge is planned in the port, around 40,000 tons of fuel to store, which will also be destined to the supply of fuel to vessels in berths and in bay. The Ceuta Port Authority continues to develop commercial policies focused on increasing this traffic, with particular force in recent months to deal with the pandemic. The appropriate steps have been taken to achieve this objective, through the increase in the supply capacity and the specialization of port services, which entails a gradual increase in traffic and, therefore, an improvement in the future port results. Autoridad Portuaria de Ceuta (APC – Port Authority of Ceuta) Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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