Bunker calls at the Port of Gibraltar have surpassed last year’s total with a month to spare.
During the first 11 months of the year, there were 5,331 calls for marine fuel at the Mediterranean bunker hub – 82 more than the 5,249 recorded during throughout the whole of 2020.
Despite the year-on-year increase, however, monthly calls for marine fuel at the Port of Gibraltar have continued to fall since August. The 427 bunker calls in November was the second-lowest monthly total since the 355 calls registered in February.
The increase in marine fuel calls in 2021 is also reflected in the total number of vessel calls. Over the first 11 months of the year, some 8,885 called the Port of Gibraltar – 232 more than during the same period in 2020.
Total gross tonnage during the period fell from 256,577,956 in 2020 to 249,596,764 in 2021. Likewise, commercial ship-to-ship operations year fell from 37 in 2020 to 12 in 2021.