Lanka Marine Services starts 0.5%S marine fuel sales at Hambantota
1st March 2021 16:52 GMT

Bunker supplier Lanka Marine Services (Pvt) Ltd. has launched supply of 0.5% sulfur fuel oil at the Port of Hambantota, company officials told S&P Global Platts March 1.

The company’s barge MT Kumana is to supply marine fuels at Hambantota.

“The product is stored at the HIPG (Hambantota International Port of Group (Pvt) Ltd) terminal,” company officials said. “Cargo imports are done by Sinopec Sri Lanka with whom LMS has entered into a strategic partnership.”

Hambantota is located at the southeastern tip of Sri Lanka, 8-12 nautical miles from the major East-West shipping route.

The first supply of International Maritime Organization-compliant fuel, 1,500 mt of 0.5%S marine fuel, was done by barge MT Kumana to a crude oil tanker registered in the Marshall Islands, LMS added.

In related supply news, Sri Lanka has approved a $20 billion refinery project at Hambantota. The announcement follows the inauguration of a smaller refinery complex at the port, which has backing from the Oman Oil Company.

Bunkerworld ,
1st March 2021 16:52 GMT