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Fuel bunkering facilities planned at Duqm port

January 2019

Shell Oman Marketing Company, a leading downstream fuel marketing company in the sultanate, has signed an agreement with Port of Duqm Company (PDC) to develop fuel bunkering facilities and services.

 As per the agreement, a bunkering terminal will be set up to provide different grades of quality fuels and lubricants as well as other ancillary facilities to marine liners calling at Port of Duqm, said PDC, a 50:50 joint venture between the Oman and Port of Antwerp Consortium.

The port has entered an early operations phase with a fully functional port and commercial quay capable of handling heavy lift project cargo, general cargo, dry bulk and containers.

 With its deep draught (18 m), lengthy quay walls and expansive basin, Port of Duqm has the accoutrements of a world-class, multipurpose commercial gateway. It has a current capacity of 200,000 TEUs, four million tonnes of dry bulk, and one million tonnes of project, break bulk and heavy lift cargoes. 

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