Ship bunkering in Persian Gulf up by 30%

TEHRAN, Nov. 03 (MNA) – Director general of Hormozgan Province's Ports and Maritime Organization has announced a 30-percent increase in ship bunkering since the last Iranian year and said 1.795m tons of fuel have been sold to the passing ships.

“More than 170 commercial vessels have been supplied with fuel during the first half of the current Iranian year,” said Ebrahim Idani.

Deeming fuel oil and diesel oil as the most important types of fuel supplied to the passing ships, Idani said, “the current capacity of oil storage tanks in the Persian Gulf mounts to three thousand cubic meters.”

He further noted, “more than 400 hectares of land in the hinterland of the port is being prepared for the construction of reservoirs with a volume of over 1.5 million cubic meters as well as a small refinery in the future; providing income and employment opportunities for 1000 people will be among benefits of bunkering industry development in the ports of Hormozgan province."

Estimating that three million tons of fuel oil will be supplied to the passing ships in the Persian Gulf by the end of the current Iranian year, Idani added, “bunkering services are offered to ships in the shortest possible time from several existing ports including the one located in the south of Lark Island.”

The Persian Gulf Port, consisting of 9 berths with a length of 1200 meters and a maximum draft of 8.5 meters, has covered 320 hectares of land.

 

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