07 Oct 2022
Singapore: Three bunker clerks charged in connection to Shell MGO bunker heist
Wong Wai Meng, Wong Kuin Wah, and Boo Pu Wen faced charges in court for allegedly committing offences under the CDSA and Prevention of Corruption Act.
07 Oct 2022
Chief Engineer of towing vessel admits negligently discharging oil into Kill Van Kull
Michael Brown discharged marine diesel fuel oil while bunkering his towing vessel at International Matex Tank Terminal’s Mobil Pier in Bayonne, New Jersey.
ENGINE: Americas Bunker Fuel Availability Outlook
Bunkering resumes across Florida following Hurricane Ian; Houston prices recover from multi-month lows; high winds trigger suspension in Zona Comun.07 Oct 2022
Alfa Laval to be technology partner for world’s first end-to-end shipboard carbon capture at scale project
Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation, Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, Stena Bulk and players from energy and shipping sectors involved in the two-year project.07 Oct 2022
KSOE clinches USD 1.15 billion deal with Maersk to build its six 17,000 TEU methanol-fuelled container ships
Newbuildings powered by methanol DF propulsion engines will be built at Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan and delivered sequentially by 2025.07 Oct 2022
SIBCON 2022: SGTraDex enters MOU with six bunkering sector tech providers
Collaboration with ADP Clear, Angsana Technology, Brightree, BTS, Bunkerchain and PSA Marine signed on the sidelines of SIBCON 2022.06 Oct 2022
Malaysia: MMEA detains “MV Iseaco Fortune” over alleged illegal anchoring
Panama-registered cargo vessel was detected through the Malaysian Maritime Surveillance System (SWASLA) radar situated at Port Klang.06 Oct 2022
SIBCON 2022 Interview: Digitalisation in bunkering ops, can lower costs and enable decarbonisation, says StormGeo
Digitalisation makes it easier for shipowners to conform to growing external regulations such as new sulphur regulations and ‘no scrubber’ zones; operators can identify better bunkering options to reduce costs.
EXCLUSIVE: Japanese MFM manufacturer Oval Corporation targets Singapore bunkering sector entry by 2023
‘We’ll start the application [to MPA] before the end of 2022 and hopefully to receive approval within six months or sooner,’ L. Y. Hwang, Director / General Manager of Oval Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, tells Manifold Times.
Infineum: Significant proportion of tanker fleet to be below minimum ‘C’ CII rating by 2030, without corrective action
Rob Ashton, Market Manager of Infineum, explains how Infineum B402 is a relatively easy way for a ship operator to positively influence a vessel’s CII rating while improving its bunker fuel consumption performance.
SIBCON 2022 Interview: Co-Convenors offer insights into Singapore’s upcoming Digital Bunker Document Standard
Eventual adoption of Digital Bunker Document Standard speeds up interoperability between stakeholders from both public and private sectors, learns Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.
Singapore: ISO/TC 28/SC 2/WG13 for Marine Bunkering attends meter verification operation of “Sea Longevity”
ISO delegates represented seven countries and were in Singapore to attend a three-day meeting of ISO WG13 to develop two new ISO bunkering standards, learns Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.
Shell MGO bunker heist: Police seize property, cars, watches from ex-Shell Bukom Process Technician
Cai Zhi Zhong received a total of about USD 1.3m to USD 1.6m, of which he saved a portion and spent the rest, including on property, cars and watches, according to court documents obtained by Manifold Times.
After Hin Leong, Is Singapore Still A Premier Commodity Trading Hub?
Murmurings of recent commodity trading incidents suggest an impact on Singapore’s ability to attract commodity traders. The MD of Helmsman LLC examines if this is true.
Mysterious engine damages Post IMO 2020 caused by VLSFO?
Poor combustion affects between 4-20% of the worldwide fleet and stems ultimately from the source of bunker fuel, shares the Marine Regional Sales Manager Asia Pacific of Innospec.
Positive influence: Additives potential ‘lifesavers’ for off-spec VLSFOs
TSP, cat fines, and water content are parameters which marine fuel additives can positively influence to save an otherwise off-spec product, shares the Technical Manager (APAC) of Aderco.
Maritime consultancy: Global interest in MFMs picking up
Adoption of MFM systems have caught the attention of bunker players in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Fujairah, Gibraltar and Greece, says Metcore’s Managing Director.
SNP broker tells: Why the premium for bunker tankers?
Ever wonder why bunkering vessels are 20 to 30% more expensive than their conventional oil tanker cousins? The Managing Director of Sovereign Shipping Global explains.
De-bunkering specialist: Choosing the right pump for the job
Relying on vessel pumps to extract contaminated marine fuel from bunker tanks, though convenient, might be a bad choice, explains the Director of Pro Liquid.
Singapore bunker contamination different from earlier Houston cases
‘Irreversible damage’ inflicted to vessel engine components due to hydrochloric acid exposure, explains the General Manager of Eurofins Singapore.
Traditional bunker price reporting is transitioning to a new era
Bunker price assessments are keeping up with shipping’s change to a low carbon future, informs the Deputy Editor, Marine Fuels at Argus Media.
Marine fuel additives: A drop-in solution for IMO 2020 fuels
Infineum additives can positively influence TSP and TSA to improve stability and compatibility of treated fuel, shares its Marine Fuel Additive Business Development Manager.