BP Marine extends investment at Port of Salalah

BP Marine has expressed its confidence in Oman’s Port of Salalah via the introduction of a dedicated barge to complement its deepwater container fuels terminal at the facility.

The “Anwar” can carry 4200 tonnes of fuel oil and 460 tonnes of gas oil, and BP Marine also has a road tank wagon (RTW) available for small deliveries at any of Salalah’s berths. BP Marine’s move brings its total investment in Salalah to over US$20 million since 2004, and is part of its ongoing strategy to upgrade infrastructure at its 118 ports worldwide. I see the introduction of the “Anwar” as the next progressive step of BP Marine in offering a flexible bunkering service in the port of Salalah,” said Eric Hu, BP Marine’s Middle East fuel manager, according to the Oman Daily Observer. “Being able to supply at anchorage gives BP Marine the opportunity to deliver to customers that it hasn’t previously has access to. We will now be able to supply cruise vessels and others that don’t have to enter the port of Salalah for cargo works,” Hu added.

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