Repsol has deployed a new barge at El Callao, Perú Image: Repsol
Repsol is looking to lift its stake in the South Americas bunker market following the deployment of a new barge at El Callao, Perú, Ramón Blanco, Bunker Manager of Repsol Trading has told Ship & Bunker.
"With the substitution of the bb/tt Alorca for Adrian, Repsol Trading reinforces its decisive bet for HSE, at the same time it looks to increase its stake in South Americas Bunker market," said Blanco.
"The capacity to supply bigger volumes with the new vessel will strengthen our leadership in Peru´s Bunker market."
The move increases Repsol’s product availability by around 60 percent, thanks to Adrian's larger loading capacity of 15,000 cbm, Blanco added.
The vessel also has a pumping rate up to 400 cbm/h.
Respsol notes it supplies its own product (HSFO 380 and 180 cts) at the port sourced from La Refinería La Pampilla in El Callao.