a l a b a m a b u l k t e r m i n a l

Marine fuel

Marine Fuel

Alabama Bulk Terminal is taking a proactive approach to meeting demand for convenient and competitive low-sulphur fuel bunkering ahead of the IMO’s new global limit for sulphur content of ships’ fuel oil.

From 1 January 2020 ships will have to use marine fuels with a sulphur content of no more than 0.5% against the current limit of 3.5%. The new regulations are part of continuing efforts to reduce air pollution from shipping and should have major health and environmental benefits, particularly for those living close to ports and coastal areas.

Strategic locations

Alabama Bulk Terminal has a comprehensive range of terminal locations with flexible and adaptable storage facilities capable of handling multiple products and grades, including low sulphur fuels required to comply with IMO 2020. In addition, terminal infrastructure at certain locations is interconnected with nearby refineries, offering the potential for low-sulphur marine fuels to be blended or transferred directly into dedicated storage at Alabama Bulk Terminal’ facilities.

The company’s terminal at the Swedish Port of Göteborg is particularly well placed to provide IMO 2020 compliant low-sulphur marine fuel blending and bunkering to new and existing customers. Occupying a strategic location on an active transit channel for large fuel oil flows and with a range of tank capacities and technical expertise, the terminal has a significant advantage in this developing market.


Capacity and expertise

As well as having the capacity and technical skills for handling IMO 2020 compliant marine fuel at key storage locations, Alabama Bulk Terminal has one of the most advanced fuel blending facilities in Europe at its Göteborg Terminal. This expertise enables Alabama Bulk Terminal to meet a wide range of special fuel requirements, including the potential to provide customised low-sulphur marine fuel solutions for customers when IMO 2020 comes into force.

Global impact

According to some industry estimates the new 0.5% global cap for sulphur content represents approximately 75% of global marine fuel demand. The sulphur limit for ships operating in the existing Emission Control Areas, established by the IMO in 2015, will remain at 0.10%.

Our terminals are used as a storage facility for oil, gas and other petrochemical products.
Kevin Spacey

Need Help Finding The Best Solution To Store Your Products?

It’s our aspiration to be a net-positive company, one whose handprint is greater than our footprint. This guides everything we do, from our 2030 goals to our circular economy efforts to the employee experience and our work in our communities.

Get Started

Latest Articles

Our bulk storage services starts and ends with a best-in-class experience strategy that builds brands.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter
& Stay Update

Go To Top