Berbera port authority has confirmed that it has taken a bold decision of sending the oil tanker with the petroleum products that have been deemed as sub-standard away for not meeting requirements.
This comes in the wake of last week reports that a ship carrying sub standard petroleum products was docked a waiting discharge its cargo at the Berbera port fuel terminal was suddenly blocked from doing so, when it was established that the product was outside the specification’s required by Somaliland Bureau of Standards .
The ship had been ordered to sail back to Dubai yesterday with its port of origin with its load of unwanted cargo after the laboratory in Djibouti we use to check all fuel confirmed the cargo it was carrying didn’t met the standards said, the director of Berbera fuel storage facility.
The Director of Berbera Fuel Facility told reporters” the government is determined to address the problem which has in the past seen sub-standard fuel being sold in local market which had in turn caused many local businesses to incur financial loss because of using sub standards quality fuel which was not in full conformity with the Somaliland Bureau of Standards specifications”.
Mr. Osman Abdi Barkhdale (Shiine) “we advise all local businessmen who are involved in the fuel importation to adhere with the standards set by the government and always put quality as a top priority when it comes to importing fuel products because we are determined to implement strict procedure so as to conform to both local and international.
The unwanted cargo on board the UAE owned ship belonged to Somaliland businessmen.
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