From the middle of October 2012, OW Bunker will sell low sulphur fuel from Balboa, Panama. This move is caused by the need for a supply increase of the cleaner fuel type following the implementation of emission control areas (ECA) off the North American coasts, the company states in a press release.
“The move to increase supplies of low sulphur products comes in response to the surge in demand from vessels on transit to the ECA zones. Along the US West Coast in particular supplies of low sulphur fuels, and the infrastructure to supply them, have been coming under strain since the implementation of the ECA in August this year. Panama is very well located to serve vessels transiting onto the West Coast, or through the Panama Canal and onto the East Coast of the United States”, Vice President Physical Division OW Bunker, Jan Christensen (photo) says.
That is why OW Bunker has modified its supply tanker in Balboa preparing to provide low sulphur fuel.