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General overview of the port of Fujairah
Port of Fujairah is the only multi-purpose port on the Eastern seaboard of the United Arab Emirates. The Commercial Port has drafts of 15 meters and a 1.4 kilometer long main berth along with nine hundred meters of Southern Breakwater berth cater to cruise liners, bulk carriers, general cargo, container ships and other vessels. The aggregate berths at the Port are installed with two bulk loaders having a combined loading potential of 6000 tons per hour. It has also 3 berths (OTB 1, 2 & 3) known as Oil Terminal One or OT1 totaling 840 metres with a draft of 15 metres. It accommodates tankers up to 100,000 tons deadweight. The Port offers adequate storage and transhipment areas.
The Petroleum Port which is known as Fujairah Oil Tanker Terminals (FOTT’s) currently operates a total of 4 dedicated oil berths complete with topside facilities. The four berths (OTB 4, 5, 6 & 7) known as Oil Terminal two (OT2) totaling 1500 meters with a draft of 18 metres. It accommodates Tankers up to 180,000 tons deadweight. To meet further demand, plans to have two berths (OTB 8 & 9) totaling 930 meters with a draft of 18 metres to be ready and used by end of Feb 2015.
Moreover, Port of Fujairah intends to upgrade the Petroleum Port infrastructure by constructing a berth for the usage of VLCCs (Very Large Crude Carrier) jetty which planned to be ready by June 1st, 2016. This expansion will further strengthen Fujairah as a global hub for crude oil and oil products.
Fujairah Offshore Anchorage Area (FOAA) has earned an international reputation establishing Fujairah as one of the Largest Bunkering and Marine Logistics. A fleet of more than 100 independently owned and professionally operated Supply vessels based in the Port service the Port and the Anchorage.
Fujairah ranks alongside Singapore and Rotterdam as one of the top three bunkering hubs in the world.
Information about the proposed LNG infrastructure in the port of Fujairah can be found here.