Imports of aviation fuel via the port of Rotterdam up 15% in 2015
This year, imports of aviation fuel via the port of Rotterdam will be 15% higher than last year. With around 3.75 billion litres, Rotterdam accounts for 14% of European imports. The increase is due partly to the expected price rise, as a result of which, a lot of aviation fuel was imported particularly between July and September. The kerosene comes mainly from the UAE, Saudi Arabia and South Korea.
A striking detail is that half of the vessels that carried the fuel to Rotterdam were so-called Long Range 2 tankers. These are vessels which displace between 80,000 and 120,000 tonnes of water. The rest of the kerosene arrived by means of an LR3 or Suezmax (120,000-160,000 tonnes), seven LR1s (60,000-80,000 tonnes), seven Medium Range vessels (45,000-60,000 tonnes) and eight smaller tankers.