Bunkering and lubricant supply at the port of Cape Town
Dedicated bunker berths
There are four dedicated bunker berths available at Cape Town. The max draft permitted at dedicated bunker berths is 13.10 m.
Vessels meeting the draft criteria can be accommodated at non-designated bunker berths (subject to berth availability) but delivery of IFO only by barge at these berths. Both MGO and IFO can be supplied at the dedicated bunker berths. Bunkering is carried out either by means of pipeline from shore or by bunker barge. Bunkering at Inner Anchorage is not permitted, vessels have to enter port and come alongside for bunkering. Average delivery rate by pipeline supply is 150-200 mt per hour.
Variety of lubrication oils
A wide variety of lubricants specific to the maritime industry is available at Cape Town. Lubricants can be delivered in bulk (truck) or in standard drums. Lubricants delivered to vessel at anchorage or OPL can only be delivered in drums. Through our close relationship with brokers, Trade Ocean can negotiate favourable prices with many lube-oil suppliers.