Bunkers International along with its joint venture partners Australian bunkering and Vanoil have announced the launch of their new double-hulled barge, “Bocas Del Carare” in the port of Buena Ventura, Colombia.
“Buena Ventura is Colombia’s largest volume port, but it has long suffered from the lack of bunker barges,” said John Canal, CEO of Bunkers International.
“The Bocas Del Carare has a 1000 MT capacity, when we combine it with our other two barges of 650 MT and 400 MT, we now have the capacity to deliver in higher volumes to vessels calling in Buena Ventura that are going trans-Asia and to North America.”
The new barge has dual product capacity and supports both HSFO and LSFO. The Bocas Del Carare construction was completed earlier this year and the barge is fully licensed to deliver in Buena Ventura. Bocas Del Carare is already in service and has completed many successful deliveries.
Bunkers International is also pleased to announce the introduction of IFO 380 cst LSFO, with a typical 0.85 – 0.90 max Sulphur in Buena Ventura. The company is very excited about this LSFO product; the product has a viscosity of 380 cst, low metals, and a good CCAI. We expect the LSFO to be competitive with all West Coast options.
“We are very excited to be able to deliver this product in volume to help meet 2012 ECA requirements. This great new product is not only very low sulphur, but also meets all other specifications of ISO 8217: 2005 (E) and 2010, providing a high-quality product with a viscosity more in line with what most vessels are set up to use” , said John Canal, CEO of Bunkers International.
Press Release, October 12, 2012