Sunday, February 22, 2009
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|Sunday, 22 February 2009|
| The bunker surcharge for tugs at Sullom Voe will be reduced to £100 (about $143) per tug per movement, and to £30 (about $43) per hour where applicable, from March 1, 2009, reports the GAC shipping agency. The port in Shetland, Scotland, introduced the bunker surcharge for towage services in May 2008 in a bid to cover rising costs caused by escalating prices for the marine gas oil (MGO) used by tugs, pilot launches and mooring boats.|
The bunker surcharge was set initially at £170 per tug movement for normal operations and at £50 per hour where an hourly rate is
It was said at the time that the bunker surcharge would be monitored and reviewed each month and amended depending on rising or falling fuel prices.
The port of Sullom Voe is a major deep water harbour and the location of the Sullom Voe oil terminal. The port is owned and operated by Shetland Islands Council as Harbour Authority.