For ships plying the East-West route, Hambantota International Port is located mid-way between Singapore and Fujaira, which supply over 60 million tonnes of fuel per year. Given the distance between these two ports, Hambantota is an ideal location for ships to make a bunkering call. In order to meet this demand, HIP is actively engaged in improving the quality and quantity of bunker fuel, as well as safe and efficient delivery.

HIP has also ensured that its bunkering operations conform to the International Maritime Organisation’s 2020 regulations on reducing sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions. The Bunkering Facility and Tank Farm at Hambantota consists of 14 tanks with a total storage capacity of 80,000 m3. This includes individual storage capacities of 51,000 m3 for bunker fuel, 23,000 m3 for aviation fuel and 6,000 m3 for LPG.

These facilities have been constructed approximately 1.2 km from the waterfront, and are connected to the oil terminal through a pipeline. The tank farm also consists of an oil blending facility, fuel testing facility, firefighting equipment, weigh bridge and truck loading facility. The two oil terminals at HIP have a total of 10 loading arms - 2 for LPG and 8 for bunkering, which facilitate ease of loading and unloading to and from the storage tanks. HIP can be considered a one-stop port to call, as vessels can refuel and load cargo, conduct repairs, clean and lay-by.

Hambantota International Port has great potential in energy services due to its location in the Indian Ocean rim, where 50% of the world’s maritime oil is traded. HIP’s LPG and future LNG operations are sure to cement the port’s position as an energy hub in the region. Some of the factors in our favour include:

  • Availability of very low-sulfur fuel (VLSFO)
  • A Lloyds certified Fuel Storage, Pumping, Firefighting & Jetty infrastructure facility
  • Advance Fire Fighting Facility with dedicated firefighting team
  • 14 tanks and 80,000 m3 capacity
  • Oil Jetty: 610m
  • Waste Oil Treatment Facility
  • Bunker Capacity 74,000m3
  • Oil Sample testing/laboratory services  internationally accepted components and ingredients of the of MFO (VLSFO, MGO), LPG, LNG and fresh water
  • Honeywell EPKS based redundant control system
  • Each area has CCTV system with night vision, zooming function and longer period recording facilities
  • We have invested and additional USD13M for the repair, renovation and upgrading of the oil and tank facilities. This has been carried out for the purpose of achieving the highest standard in safety and quality control 

Berthing Policy for the Oil Jetty

Tank Farm Capacity

Oil Terminal (North)
Depth -17m
Length 310m
Structure Continuous
No. of berths 1 Nos (100,000 DWT)
Wharf deck height 4m
Oil Terminal (South)
Depth -17m
Length 300m
Structure Dolphin
No. of berths 1 Nos (100,000 DWT)
Wharf deck height 4m
General Information
Loading Unloading Arms (Jetty 1) 5Nos
LPG L-6101 - 10"/6", 1400 M3/h
MFO380 L-6104 - 10", 1400 M3/h
MFO380 L-6105 - 10", 1400 M3/h
MDO/MGO L-6107 - 10", 2500 M3/h
MDO/MGO L-6108 - 8", 1400 M3/h
Loading Unloading Arms (Jetty 2) 5Nos
LPG L-7101 - 10"/6", 1400 M3/h
MFO380 L-7104 - 10", 1400 M3/h
MFO380 L-7105 - 10", 1400 M3/h
MDO/MGO L-7107 - 10", 2500 M3/h
MDO/MGO L-7108 - 8", 1400 M3/h
Tank type Quantity Storing capacity
Spherical Tank 3 LPG - Diameter - 15.7m / Capacity 2000m^3
Fixed Roof Tank 2 MDO/MGO - Diameter - 31m / Height -19.2m / Capacity - 10000 m^3
  1 MDO/MGO - Diameter - 17.6m / Height -17m / Capacity - 3000 m^3
  3 MFO - 380 - Diameter - 31m / Height -19.2m / Capacity - 10000 m^3
  3 MFO - 380 - Diameter - 22m / Height -18m / Capacity - 5000 m^3
  2 MDO/MGO/MFO - 380 - Diameter - 17.6m / Height -17m / Capacity - 3000 m^3
  1 Slop Oil - Diameter - 7m / Height - 8.6m / Capacity - 300 m^3
Horizontal Tank 1 Diesel - Diameter - 1.8m / Length - 4.5m / Capacity - 12 m^3
  1 Foam - Diameter - 2m / Length - 3.95m / Capacity – 10 m^3
Drinking Water 1 Water - Diameter - 4m / Height - 2m / Capacity - 20 m^3


HIP has entered into a strategic partnership with Sinopec, which is a subsidiary of Sinopec Group - China’s largest oil and petrochemical products supplier, with storage capacity exceeding one million cubic meters, in addition to operating in 40 key ports worldwide. Sinopec Fuel trading company was established in partnership with British Petroleum in Singapore in 2015. Sinopec’s clientele are spread across more than 30 countries globally. Our current capacity stands at:

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

66,000m3 (including Laugfs tank capacity)

  • The commissioning of the tanks to Laugfs was on the 24th April 2019
  • Laugfs commenced their LPG business in August 2019 and proudly brought in their 100th vessel on the 17th of September 2020
  • Litro commenced operations in early 2020
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

Capacity 160,000m3 (in plan)

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