Bunkering is the process of refueling a ship by providing the vessel with bunker fuel. Bunker capacities vary from small vessels to VLCCs.
Stopping off for this service in Malta is the logical choice for thousands of vessels every year. The island’s strategic location means that you can stop and refuel quickly and efficiently, with no deviation from the routes between Northern Europe and the Suez Canal. This also means that you could take advantage of duty free fuel.
We also understand that the bunkering process is very stressful with the berth allocations, timings and crew. Therefore, we will do our best to help you and make sure that you will be on your way in no time with safe clean fuel
At Boatcare Trading Ltd , we offer Terminal-to-ship, truck-to-ship, ship-to-ship, and shore bunkering facilities through our bunker suppliers. We are extremely convenient and liaise with them .
Truck to ship (TTS):
With TTS, the LNG truck is connected to the ship on the quayside, generally using a flexible hose. This is today the most widely used bunkering method, because of the still limited demand in combination with the lack of infrastructure and the relatively low investment costs. For these reasons, truck-to-ship bunkering is a good provisional solution for LNG bunkering.
Ship to Ship (STS):
This can take place at different locations: along the quayside, at anchor or at sea. It is the most common method used for bunkering seagoing vessels with HFO and MGO.
Shore to ship (STP) :
Shore-ship bunkering is generally a good option for ports with stable, long-term bunkering demand.
Terminal to Terminal :
Another bunkering method is terminal-to-ship, whereby the product is either bunkered directly from an import or export terminal. Pipelines from the terminal to the quay are needed if the terminal is not directly situated at the berth.
Moreover, we as a company are in a position to monitor the fuel quality and prices. In other words, we will be able ensure that there is co-ordination between the vessel and suppliers whilst constantly trying to minimize any delays and keep our principals closely advised.
We supply the right fuel for your boat at very competitive prices. When you need it, so you’re back on your way as quickly as possible!
Choose us for bunkering! We will definitely offer an excellent service.