Positively Progress the Fuel Bunkering at Magampura Port

By Admin

The tank farm owned by SLPA consists of 14 tanks and eight of them are used by the SLPA for bunkering.Three tanks have been leased out to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPA) for aviation fuel to be supplied to the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport and the other three tanks have been leased out to Litro Gas company for LP gas storage and they have been already commissioned. The 14 tanks will also have an overall capacity of 80,000 cubic meters. The bunkering capacity at the port is 51,000 cubic metres and the capacity for aviation and LP Gas is 23,000 cubic metres and 6,000 cubic metres.

Considering the date of starting Bunkering at the MRMR Port, had Sold over 31,000 metric tonnes of fuel (to the date) to 82 foreign ships as part of its marine fuel bunkering operations. MRMR Port facilitating three main bunkers, Fuel oil 180 CST, 380 CST and marine gas oil.

Being close to the main sea route, the bunkering facility at Hambantota will be an added advantage to attract East bound vessels. This facility ships could optimize cargo load and added that it would help increase cargo to the port. Sri Lanka could promote the multi-model hub by offering sea and air services to the world. Bunkering will be a landmark achievement in the country's shipping industry and with this facility it will be easy to market it internationally.