The Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is one of the most important for bunkering operations
of the North Atlantic. Our port has modern and safe means to carry out these operations, both at berthing points and for ships at anchor. In the latter case, the bunkering is carried out with barges from Spabunker 61 and Petrobay, with capacities of 2,320 and 3,119 cubic metres respectively.
All types of fuel can be supplied 24 hours a day and 365 days a year at CEPSA’s refinery in Santa Cruz. Throughout the year, over one million tonnes of fuel are supplied every year in the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
All types of fuel, including low sulphur fuel, are available at the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Standards and certifications of the bunker in Tenerife.
All products supplied comply with ISO FDIS 8217.
Storage facilities comply with MID 0 II.
Companies providing the respective products are certified by ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 9001:2008, and accredited by the Lloyd´s Register Quality Assurance.
Anchorage area of the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
The anchorage area of the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is located in the Northeast of the port, reaching Punta del Roquete, after Playa del Burro and Igueste de San Andrés. That is, about five miles from the green light of the East Dock. Throughout most of the year, there are a very high number of anchorage operations in the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, sheltered and protected from the prevailing winds, from the Northeast to the Southwest, through the northern winds.
It also has a very good anchors’ grip on the seabed, from 30-40 to 80-90 metres for large vessels, and clean, with no seamounts or obstacles posing a hazard to safe navigation. The ships anchored in this port also have near-shore services, good towing and pilotage of ships services available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, as well as maritime and port control service, which enables the immediate detection of possible anchor dragging.
According to the courses, the nautical chart of the 6120-anchorage area of the Instituto Hidrográfico de la Marina Española (Marine Hydrographic Institute), portolan charts and maps issued by the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, “the main characteristic of the anchorage of Zone II of the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is that it is quite sheltered from the prevailing winds of northeast component that blow over the islands, reaching ninety percent of the days in summer and exceeding seventy percent in the yearly calculation”. The macizo de Anaga plays a decisive role in this protection thanks to its geographical configuration that provides protection and makes it possible for anchoring operations to be carried out with almost no difficulties.
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