THE PORT OF CEUTA
“BUNKERING IN THE STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR FOR MORE THAN 100 YEARS “
With its strategic location in Africa, this Spanish port of call maintains an important geographic position for passengers, products and goods destined for Africa and Europe.
- One of the top ports in the Strait for Bunkering services.
- Tax Free bunkering and Zero Duty on goods passing through the port suppose a financial advantage.
- Quick turnaround due to efficiency of calls.
- Compliance with the Spanish Ports Cronos project for rapid response and prevention of accidental pollution of the port.
The entire economy of Ceuta depends directly or indirectly on the Port and its activities. Due to its geographical location, it is also the entry and exit point for most goods and provides the foundation for most commercial activities.
The existing infrastructure is excellent for the bunkering of ships and is a proud reflection of the importance that this activity represents for the Port.
The Port of Ceuta supplies nearly one million tons.
The competitive advantage that the Port of Ceuta offers, with respect to its competitors, is the quality service that can be found throughout the facilities in all areas such as: infrastructure, machinery, and labour force. The Port´s target is to attract and meet the needs of the medium tanker that use intermediate fuels. This unique specialization in the servicing and supplying of medium moored boats has no rivals in the Strait of Gibraltar and the Port is considered to be the least congested in the Strait.
Liquid bulk traffic which includes the loading and unloading of fuel and the supply of ships represents over half of the traffic of our port. This reflects the favourable times we are currently enjoying in bunkering. We have most of the port infrastructure exclusively designated for this side of business. Therefore, we can confidently say that this is our specialization. We are an indispensable reference point in the Spanish port system for this type of traffic.
PIECES OF NEWS:
The port of Ceuta comes early with regards to the IMO 2020 regulations.
(the information from the Port of Ceuta appears on pages 38-39).