The tanker Ridgebury Colette B delivered the VLSFO at the port on November 1, while a little later, the tanker Sti Fulham delivered an additional 25,000 tons of VLSFO.
The first VLSFO bunkering occurred on November 7, as the cargo ship Kurtulus received 90 tons of the new fuel. According to the port, the operation was facilitated by new berthing infrastructure, enabling larger vessels to bunker fuel in Ceuta.
After conducting its first VLSFO bunkering, the port is now joining an increasing range of port authorities and companies that offer this cleaner fuel, which has a maximum 0.5% sulphur content; the maximum sulphur percentage from 2020, under the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap.
The port can also serve ships in the bay by barge.