Dubai-based Prima Marine has started physical bunker supply at UAE ports, the supplier and trader has told Ship & Bunker.

“We are supplying MGO through tank trucks, and hopefully very soon we will be in a position to supply IFO & MGO through our self-propelled oil barges,” a spokesperson said.

Prima Marine says it is initially offering physical bunker supply at all UAE ports except Fujairah.

The supplier says it has its own storage tanks in Ajman with a capacity of 500 metric tonnes (mt) for MGO, and is in the process of finalising tank facilities of for RME 180 cSt and RMG 380 cSt product.

The firm is also in the final stages of purchasing three bunker supply tankers / barges with an accumulative capacity of 10,000 DWT, including a 5,000 DWT IFO tanker for 380 cSt, a 3,000 DWT IFO tanker of 180 cSt, and a 2,000 DWT tanker for Gas Oil.

“Prima Marine wants to create history in the field of Bunkering,” the supplier said.

Earlier this week a new survey named Dubai as being on track to become one of the world’s leading maritime centres in the next five years.

Thursday June 11, 2015

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