Bunkering firm boosts port trade
5:20pm Wednesday 13th February 2013 in News
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc, the port’s new bunkering company has attracted 20 ships to Falmouth in the past two months boosting trade in the middle of a slight downturn in shipping.
The Falmouth Harbour Commissioners granted permission before Christmas for Aegean Marine to provide bunker deliveries at Falmouth. Since then three of Aegean’s fleet have been bunkering ships in the bay. Crewed by Russians, the ships are extremely efficient in their operations.
Aegean have a choice of four state-of-the-art double hulled bunkering tankers to choose from, the Sara, Syros, Paxoi or the Naxos which is due to join their fleet soon.
Apart from the large vessels, pilots have been busy guiding the bunkering tankers around the port whilst the masters of the ships gain vital experience for their Pilotage Exemption Certificates which allows them to work without a pilot.
The ULCC (Ultra Large Crude Carrier) Hanjin Ras Tanura loaded several thousand tons of heavy fuel oil from Aegean ships in Falmouth Bay last week before proceeding to the Korean Peninsula.
Aegean said it remains committed to providing superior service to its customers that operate on a worldwide basis and adhere to the highest environmental standards.
All inquiries will be handled mainly by the sales team in Aegean NWE’s Antwerp office and through Aegean Marine’s worldwide sales offices.