An extra 24 anchoring positions will come on stream as soon as the cable is moved, taking the whole to 133.
Mendacity outdoors the Straits of Hormuz, Fujairah is a key service level for a lot of vessels buying and selling out and in of the Arabian Gulf, offering a handy location for bunkering, afloat repairs, underwater hull cleansing and propeller sharpening, crew modifications and victualling.
Greater than 400 firms present vessel help of 1 kind and one other from the port and its environment, and final yr a median of near 40 ships known as there each day. The offshore anchorage clocked up 13,734 vessel calls in 2015 – 61% of which had been tankers.
Port of Fujairah is dwelling to one of many world’s largest oil storage centres the place volumes have spiralled and are set to extend sharply earlier than the top of the last decade. In contrast to another key oil storage hubs, there may be loads of area adjoining to the port – mountains have been moved, fairly actually, for extra storage tanks.
There are greater than 330 tanks sited adjoining to the port which is likely one of the world’s three largest bunkering hubs. By 2020, oil storage is predicted to have exceeded 15m tonnes from at this time’s 9m cubic metres.
Fujairah can also be the oil export terminal for Abu Dhabi crude from the Habshan oil area which is pumped throughout the desert by the Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline (ADCOP). The oil is saved in Fujairah and exported by tankers loaded offshore at single buoy moorings.
The port has not been resistant to the low oil worth, nonetheless, with building of each a close-by oil refinery and LNG terminal delayed.
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