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Hong Kong Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions on Bunker – Only Calls


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Repost: Hong Kong could see a significant increase in marine fuels in the coming weeks after its government lifted COVID-19-related restrictions on bunker-only calls.

Ships having called at ports within Hong Kong’s list of high-risk countries where COVID-19 infections are widespread previously had to quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival, making bunker-only calls impossible in practice. This restriction has now been lifted, a market source told Ship & Bunker on Friday.

“Bunker-only calls (without cargo operations) are not longer subject to quarantine, regardless of the vessel’s recently visited places,” the source said.

The change is in effect as of April 1.

Hong Kong saw a sharp decline in bunker sales when it first imposed the quarantine regulations in the summer of 2020.

Source:
Ship & Bunker 

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