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UK's Portland Port ramps up bunker operations

UK's Portland Port ramps up bunker operations

Global oil and shipping company Monjasa A/S has started bunker operations at the southern UK port of Portland.  The first bunker delivery was delivered by based bunker barge, MTV Skaw Provider to general cargo vessel, Lagoon Phoenix.

After taking over a terminal formerly belonging to Aegean Marine Petroleum, the company announced the facility at Portland is strategically located at the mouth of the western entrance of the European Emission Control Area (ECA), and expects it to help increase its overall physical supply in Northern Europe by 300,000 tonnes per year.

Monjasa says it will be able to offer bunker deliveries of all grades, along with crew-change and slops disposal services at all European terminal facilities.
 
'It's part of the Monjasa Group strategy to strengthen our physical capabilities across Northern Europe. With this move into the English Channel, we are heightening security of supply throughout the area,' said Ricky Kenbjerg, md for Monjasa Europe.

Anyone placing an order with Monjasa, can take their bunkers anywhere between the English Channel and the Baltic Sea, he commented.

Ceo of Portland Port, Bill Reeves commented: 'With minimal deviation Portland Port is a particularly popular location with ship owners/managers looking to undertake in-water repairs/maintenance on their vessels.  The inner harbour is a formally approved location for  in-water surveys, with visibility up to 10 meters. 

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