Bunkering in the port of Lisbon
The Port of Lisbon is the largest port in Portugal and is located on the banks of the Tagus River near the Atlantic Ocean. The port is strategically located between major shipping routes between Europe, Africa and across the Atlantic to the Americas.
Lisbon has around 16 terminals to handle different types of cargo including containers, liquid and solid cargo, Ro-Ro and breakbulk cargoes. Container traffic is particularly relevant in Lisbon, with regular shipping services to European, African and American markets.
Cruise ships regularly call at the port. Lisbon Cruise Terminal, Santa Apolónia Cruise Terminal and Gare Marítima da Rocha Conde de Óbidos are three cruise terminals in the port. The Lisbon Cruise Terminal was inaugurated in 2017 and is located on the north bank of Tagus River.
Lisbon can cater to bunker-only calls from ships, typically without much deviation needed. One bunker supplier offers VLSFO and LSMGO grades in Lisbon. Stems can be delivered through bunker barges, trucks and ex-pipe. The products are typically sourced from a refinery in Sines to the south of Lisbon. Biofuel blends are also available in Lisbon and can be delivered by trucks.
Bunker fuel availability and lead times are generally stable in Lisbon.