September 27, 2019: GP Global has performed its first low sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) bunkering operation at the Port of Fujairah enabling it to supply adjoining ports too with International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 compliant standard fuel oil.
The maiden delivery was made via its 6,000-tonnes bunker barge.
Effective from January 2020, IMO 2020 directive sets global sulphur limit of 0.50 percent from 3.5 percent.
Anil Keswani, head of bunkering, East of Suez, GP Global, said, “We are thankful to the authorities of the Port of Fujairah and our partners for their continued trust in us, which has enabled us to undertake the first bunkering of LSFO, just in time as the IMO 2020 takes effect next year.
We are committed to supporting our partners and clients in meeting specifications, which will contribute a long way to securing a cleaner marine environment.”
GP Global’s GPB1 is capable of delivering a comprehensive suite of residual and distillate marine fuels, including low-sulphur marine gasoil (LSMGO), LSFO, 180 centistoke (CST) and 380 CST at the UAE ports.