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Qingdao Port offers in-berth oil supply service to tankers

|chinadaily.com.cn |Updated: November 6, 2020


Berth No 90 provides a mooring for large tanker Sundarbans at Qingdao Port. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] 

The fuel supply ship Tongyu 11 pulled up smoothly to the large tanker Sundarbans at Berth No 90 in Qingdao Port on Nov 4 and began filling her with marine fuel oil -- all part of the service now supplied by the facility following its upgrade as a northern shipping fuel supply base, local officials said.

As one of the world's most important crude oil trading and distribution centers, Qingdao Port in East China's Shandong province – operated by Shandong Port Group -- has handled more than 100 million tons of oil annually for four consecutive years, maintaining its status as the largest port for importing crude into China.

For every six tons of crude oil arriving in the country, one ton comes ashore at Qingdao Port.

In addition to its mooring and fuel supply operations for the huge tankers, Qingdao Port is also involved in liaising with companies over their crude supplies, ensuring that pollution is minimized, safety is observed at all times and costs are kept low for shipowners – while all the time closely following novel coronavirus epidemic prevention and control measures.

Officials said its offering of an in-berth fuel supply service for tankers reflects SPG's commitment to implementing the spirit of the fifth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee, while also implementing provincial government deployment requirements.

They added that Qingdao Port will further improve its comprehensive maritime  services.

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