Shell launches bunker fuel operation in Jebel Ali
Shell Marine Products has begun supplying marine fuels at Jebel Ali Port.
Shell has acquired several storage tanks adjacent to one of the main terminals, and has set up an 8,000 tonne bunker barge to deliver fuels and services.
The barge, which was previously deployed in Singapore, is reportedly one of the first vessels to use mass flow meters in the Middle East. With the technology, Shell aims to provide increased transparency in the quantity measurement of marine fuels.
Koh Chaik-Ming, general manager, Asia Pacific and Middle East, Shell Marine Products, said: “We are confident that Shell’s expertise and operational excellence will boost our presence as one of the leading marine fuel and lubricants providers in the Middle East.
“On top of the assurance that our products are always vetted according to rigorous standards, the use of mass flow meter technology now brings improved accuracy and transparency to the fuel delivery process.”
Jesper Rosenkrans Odum, business development manager, Maersk Oil Trading, said: “Integrity in the custody transfer of fuels remains an important issue in bunkering, and Shell’s adoption of mass flow meter measurement in Jebel Ali promotes a greater level of transparency across the marine industry.”