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Bunker deliveries at Suez

07.05.2019

As per latest information received, the bunker suppliers COPETROL and MISR Petroleum are currently facing issues with some of the barge licenses at Suez resulting in cancelled/delayed bunker deliveries in the Suez area.

The bunker barges are mainly double bottom/single hull barges and have, until now, been allowed to operate in the Suez area. The Egyptian authorities requires all barges to be upgraded to double hull by the end of year 2019.

Unfortunately, licenses for double bottom/single hull barges are currently suspended by the Egyptian authorities with immediate affect. Both COPETROL and MISR Petroleum are waiting for updates from the Ministry of Transportation to clarify why the barge licenses for double bottom/single hull barges were suddenly suspended.

We are in close contact with the bunker suppliers to follow up on the situation. We will keep you updated with all details received in order for you to act accordingly, in case you have already planned or are planning bunker delivery at Suez.


Please find below latest barge operating status received from the bunker suppliers (received today 07.05.2019 0900hrs UTC):

COPETROL operates 3 barges in Suez:

M/T Taawon 3
- Capacity : 350 MT FO + 200 MT MGO .
- Length 51 M / Width 8 M / Built 1960
Status: License is not suspended and the barge is fit for deliveries

M/T Taawon 9
- Capacity : 650 MT FO + 250 MT MGO .
- Length 75 M / Width 11 M / Built 1977
Status: License is currently suspended

M/T Taawon 11
- Capacity : 1350 MT FO + 300 MT MGO .
- Length 67 M / Width 10 M / Built 1982
Status: License is not suspended and the barge is fit for deliveries 

 

MISR Petroleum operates 2 barges in Suez:

M/T Nisr 3
- Capacity : 800 MT FO .
- Length 57 M   /  Width 10 M  /  Built 1980
Status: License is currently suspended

M/T Nisr 5
- Capacity : 400 MT FO + 150 MT MGO .
- Length 53 M   /  Width 9 M  /   Built 1985
Status: License is currently suspended