Las Palmas, Spain (PortSEurope) June 17, 2019 – The Association of Consignees and Stevedores of Ships of Las Palmas (Asocelpa) has raised a proposal to Autoridad Portuaria de Las Palmas (APP – Port Authority of Las Palmas) to create a procedure for the coordination of bunkering operations which are carried out in anchoring through barges to reduce waiting times for accessing the service, the president of the association, Jaime Cabrera del Pino,
said. The delay in offering the port service is one of the reasons usually pointed by various entrepreneurs based in Las Palmas to explain the reduction in market share in the last few years. The supply of fuel fell in April by 31.5% in Las Palmas and the collapse throughout 2019 reaches 14.76%, so that the different agents involved in the port activity seek solutions that allow maintaining the level of activity. Although some of the delays are caused by factors external to the supply operation itself, such as the faults of the supply barges or the financial crises of some of the operating companies that provide the service, Asocelpa considers that other delays can be solved if it is possible to generate a better communication between all the actors involved. The proposal that the shipping agencies of the province have raised to the port authority lies in the implementation of a planning system that allows inserting updates in the event of unforeseen events, something that can happen frequently due to the changing conditions of the sea or the operational characteristics of the anchoring areas that Las Palmas port has. Source: La Provincia Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2019.
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