Cleveland Cascades LtdCoaltrans Asia 2021ViganVan AalstThe Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology Port of South Louisiana
  • Telestack
  • TOC Events
  • TMS Awards 2021
  • Sailors Society
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd
  • Cimbria

Rotterdam launches pilot project with bunkering app

(Posted on 04/07/18)

The port of Rotterdam is Europe’s largest bunkering port. To make the bunkering (i.e. refuelling) of ships in Rotterdam even more efficient, transparent and reliable, the Port of Rotterdam Authority and various bunkering parties are launching a trial project that allows users to submit bunkering announcements digital. In due time, this online procedure is intended to replace the existing announcements via VHF. The project is the first step towards completely paperless bunkering where the Port Authority is committed to making bunkering more efficient.

Parties refuelling in the port of Rotterdam are required to notify the port authority of this operation prior to bunkering. These announcements are currently made via VHF. There are some 20,000 bunkering operations in Rotterdam every year – equivalent to 20,000 VHF notifications. The details for each of these operations are entered in the various systems by hand. The online submission of notifications largely automates these processes, resulting in greater efficiency and less room for human error. This in turn improves the reliability of the data. The latter is very important, since the Port of Rotterdam Authority is one of the few ports in the world to publish bunkering statistics. In addition, the app features a link to the Customs Administration’s Maritime Single Window – meaning that bunkering parties are only required to submit one bunkering announcement, rather than two. This also works a lot more effectively than the existing procedure.

The Port Authority is launching the pilot project in collaboration with VT Group, Unibarge, Titan LNG, FTS Hoftrans and Transnational Blenders. Naturally, other bunker fuel suppliers are also welcome to participate in the trial.

The port of Rotterdam is one of the top three bunker ports in the world. Every year, vessels in Rotterdam refuel some 10 million m³ of bunker fuels. And Rotterdam has an ample supply of every imaginable bunker – from fuel oils to biofuels. In addition, Rotterdam is one of the first ports in Europe where ships can bunker LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas).

Latest News

CP and KCS merger receives Mexican approvals

(Posted on 30/11/21)

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Kansas City Southern have received the required regulatory pre-... Read more


Record fertiliser volumes at ABP Ipswich

(Posted on 30/11/21)

Amid the current shortage of nitrogen fertiliser, ABP's Port of Ipswich is bucking the trend and seeing... Read more


Wärtsilä partners with MPA for smart port solutions

(Posted on 25/11/21)

Wärtsilä Voyage has signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Maritime... Read more


Bulk volumes surge in Hamburg

(Posted on 18/11/21)

In the first nine months of the year, at 95.8 million tons the Port of Hamburg achieved a 2.9 percent... Read more


Game changing electric cranes for ABP Ipswich

(Posted on 11/11/21)

Blue cranes at Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Ipswich will soon be turning green. A new... Read more


Integrated logistics support for UAE construction and metals manufacturing

(Posted on 08/11/21)

MICCO Logistics, a subsidiary of AD Ports Group, has acquired 31 tipper trucks as part of their effort... Read more


Damen delivers electric fire-fighting vessels in Hamburg

(Posted on 08/11/21)

In a ceremony held in the Port of Hamburg, Damen handed over twin Fire-Fighting vessels to Flotte Hamburg... Read more


Strategic plan to further develop North Sea Port

(Posted on 02/11/21)

North Sea Port is seeking to continue development as a major European port with eight strategic programmes... Read more


Utah and Long Beach take action to address supply chain delays

(Posted on 28/10/21)

The Port of Long Beach (POLB), the Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA), and Union Pacific Railroad have... Read more


Bulk increases as North Sea Port makes up pandemic losses

(Posted on 25/10/21)

Over the first nine months of this year, the companies in North Sea Port recorded 51.3 million tons... Read more


CimbriaPort of StocktonTOC EventsTBA GroupSailors SocietyTelestack
  • Port of South Louisiana
  • Coaltrans Asia 2021
  • Vigan

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping