Gibraltar is the largest bunkering port in the Mediterranean and its bunkering companies continue to go from strength to strength bunkering continues to be the main activity within the Port of Gibraltar.
Gibraltar's many advantages include:
- Competitive market because of high turnover
- Low costs because of unique tax-free status within European Union
- Competitive port dues
- Located near main shipping lanes
- Market is continuously monitored by the Government of Gibraltar to ensure competitiveness
Gibraltar's bunkering companies can supply all grades of marine fuel from 30 cSt to 380 cSt and there are constant quality checks by each company.
Bunkers are normally delivered by barge while the vessel is at anchor in Gibraltar Bay and can also be delivered alongside.
Safety and environmental concerns are given top priority by the Government of Gibraltar, which applies strict regulations in the form of the Bunkering Code of Practice. The Port Authority's Bunkering Superintendents continuously monitor all operations in the Port. Gibraltar is also an Associate Member of Oil Spill Response Ltd (OSRL) of Southampton.