Saras Group, which operates the refinery plant based in Sarroch, announced in its most recent half year financial report that it has received all the necessary approvals and will commence bunkering in Cagliari this month.
Saras’ bunker operations manager, Giuseppe Gibin, recently highlighted in an interview to Argus News that “South Sardinia is a very short-haul deviation from the main Mediterranean route between Suez and Gibraltar”.
“We are confident that we can attract some ships interested in our bunkering service. This is a starting step, because we see opportunities in the market for bunkering supply and trading for the future that we hope will turn into increased business. We can potentially open some doors to other ports in the next 6-12 months,” he added.
In order to directly provide bunkering services, Saras CEO Dario Scaffardi said that a dedicated small tanker will be chartered-in and deployed in the ports of Sarroch and Cagliari for ship-to-ship fuel supplies.