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Xiamen's first local license issued for intl shipping vessel bonded fuel oil refueling

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: February 27, 2024 L M S


The Haida 588 supply ship injects bonded low-sulfur fuel oil into the foreign ship GRAND CENTURY. [Photo/Xiamen Daily]

GRAND CENTURY, a foreign cargo ship, berthed at the Haicang Port Area of Xiamen Port in Xiamen, and began refueling on Feb 26.

The Haida 588 supply ship spent the next five hours refueling GRAND CENTURY with 1,000 tons of bonded low-sulfur fuel oil. 

This marks the first time that Xiamen's first local license for international ships' bonded fuel oil refueling operations has been put to use.

From the implementation of the measures regarding Xiamen bonded fuel oil refueling operation and management for international shipping vessels on Jan 9 to the issuance of the first license certificate to companies by the Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Commerce on Feb 1, and now the first bonded fuel oil refueling operation, all within just over a month, is a shining example of "Xiamen speed".

In the future, Xiamen will encourage more high-quality enterprises to carry out bonded fuel oil refueling operations at the port, promote the innovative development of high-end shipping service models such as ship registration, ship inspection, and maritime insurance, and promote the construction of a bonded fuel oil supply center. 

Taking this as an opportunity, Xiamen will establish a maritime service base in Southeast Asia and boost the competitiveness and service level of Xiamen Port.

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    Xiamen is one of the most economically competitive cities in China and was one of the first Special Economic Zones on the Chinese mainland. As a vice-provincial city independently listed on the State development plan, it has provincial-level authority in economic administration and local legislative power. In 2010, the Xiamen SEZ was expanded to cover the entire municipality. Today, Xiamen is a modern and international port city.

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