Albania unable to supply duty free fuel

Offered By Yacht Agent Montenegro

As per the latest regulations released by Albanian authorities and customs, duty free fuel for yachts is currently not available in any Albanian ports. It remains a cheaper location to purchase fuel in comparison to most of the surrounding countries, except for Montenegro, where yachts can still purchase duty free fuel on departure for both commercial and private vessels.

Darko Jankovic, CEO of Yacht Agent Montenegro, said, “It was announced at the end of the year that it might happen, but because of the impact it would have on yachting in Albania and the surrounding area, everyone thought it is unlikely to happen at such short notice.”

Starting from 1st January, bunkering in Albania is possible only with duty paid fuel. Two of the largest refuelling points in Albania, Porto Romano in Durrës and Sarandë, are able to provide diesel fuel for yachts as per the government regulated price. This is currently around 0.90 to 0.95 euros per litre, which will change in accordance to the global oil market.

Yacht Agent Montenegro has stated that it will be closely watching the global market before the upcoming 2022 Mediterranean season, and it will do its best to update clients if any change occurs so that they can plan accordingly.

Jankovic added, “At the moment, the situation in Montenegro remains the same as last year. There are four main refuelling points for duty free diesel: Porto Montenegro, Portonovi, Kumbor, and Marina Bar.

In other ports and marinas, only duty paid fuel is available. For duty free diesel as per Montenegro government regulations, it is recommended that captains and crew choose a yacht agent to supply the correct documentation to customs authorities.

For more information, visit Yacht Agent Montenegro.


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