Making your call smoother and simpler is our job and #1 priority. When you choose Grand Bahama for your bunker call, your bunkers are supplied by shell marine products. You have a choice of 3 modes of bunkering.
3 Modes of Bunkering
#1 OffShore Anchorage
Your vessel can receive bunkers via barge, while drifting or at the anchorage area. This method is the most common an ideal if you want to keep costs down. Bunkering at the anchorage takes place close to shore, just outside of the harbour entrance. The barge will meet your vessel with the exact specification and quantity of fuel required.
Benefits of Bunkering Offshore/Anchorage;
- Avoid paying excessive port charges
- Avoid paying towage charges
#2 Harbor Berth
This option involves taking on bunkers at a berth located within Freeport harbor.
Benefits of bunkering at Freeport harbor berth;
- The berth provides protection for your vessel during periods of inclement weather when offshore operations may be limited or prohibited.
- This method allows for easy crew and personnel movement on and off the vessel.
- Additional maritime services such as inspections and vessel spares deliveries can be performed more cost effectively.
#3 BORCO Berths
This method is common for tankers conducting cargo operations at Borco’s offshore jetties. Operational efficiency is increased by loading or unloading cargo as you take on bunkers.
Benefits of Bunkering at Borco Berths;
- Save time by loading or unloading your cargo concurrent with fueling operations.
- Fast, efficient bunkering to minimize waiting time.
What we will do for you
As your dedicated agency we will;
Contact the bunker supplier to confirm that the stem was received in good order.
Remain contact with the vessel with regard to its ETA to inform all parties concerned.
Keep the vessel advised of the bunker delivery schedule prior to and once the vessel arrives at the port.
Once completed, ensure the timely collection, dispatch and tracking of the bunker samples to the designated testing labs.