24 May 2022
Malaysia: Fast Energy proposes acquisition of CCK Petroleum Sdn Bhd shares
Fast Energy will hold 70% equity interest in CCKSB and accordingly upon completion of the proposed acquisition, CCKSB will become a subsidiary company of Fast Energy.
24 May 2022
Liquidators issue notice of intended dividend for Semua Ship Agency and Supplies
Creditors are to produce proofs of debt to Semua Ship Agency and Supplies Private Limited’s liquidator Acutus Advisory Pte. Ltd by 6 June 2022, says Government Gazette.
Singapore: High court issues winding order against Sea Solutions Services Pte. Ltd.
All creditors of the company should file their proof of debt with the liquidator who will be administering all affairs of the company, according to Government Gazette notice.24 May 2022
IBIA returns to Turkey with one-day bunker conference on future of green shipping
Shipowners, bunker buyers, leading bunker suppliers, bunker traders, bunker brokers, and other industry stakeholders are expected to attend the event, says IBIA.24 May 2022
Ship Chief Engineer pleads guilty to intentional discharge of oily waste and obstruction of justice charges in New Orleans
Kirill Kompaniets and a subordinate engineer deliberately dumped oil contaminated water from bilge tanks overboard during the late night of 13 to 14 March.24 May 2022
Titan LNG “FlexFueler 002” bunker barge delivers 60 mt of bio-LNG bunker fuel to “Fure Vinga”
Bio-LNG marine fuel delivered to the “Fure Vinga”, owned by Swedish’s Furetank, has received a full ISCC - International Sustainability and Carbon Certification, says Titan LNG.24 May 2022
Royal Caribbean Group partners with Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
By joining the Center, the Group aligns itself with a network of like-minded companies to find solutions for a sustainable future, says Royal Caribbean Group President and CEO.24 May 2022
Metcore introduces MFM+ Program to Singapore bunkering market; V-Bunkers amongst first adopters
Program introduces periodic assessments, mass flow metering data analysis, and regular training for relevant key personnel to better handle the MFMS to ensure a high level of continuous operational competency.
O.W. Bunker USA and affiliate O.W. Bunker North America reaches USD 23.5 million settlement with creditors
U.S. Claims Register Summary recorded a total USD 833 million claim from a total 180 creditors against O.W. Bunker USA, according to the creditor list seen by Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.
Singapore: MPA investigation traces contaminated bunker fuel back to source at Port of Khor Fakkan
Glencore purchased fuel through Straits Pinnacle which contracted supply from Unicious Energy. Contaminated HSFO was loaded at Khor Fakkan port and shipped to a FSU in Tanjong Pelepas, Malaysia to be further blended.
Shell MGO bunker heist: 12 former surveyors from Intertek, Inspectorate, CCIC, SGS charged for corruption
Individuals were employees of surveying companies engaged by Shell to inspect the volume of oil loaded onto the vessels which Shell supplied oil to; they allegedly accepted bribes totalling at least USD 213,000.
MPA: Glencore and PetroChina supplied contaminated bunkers to about 200 ships in the Port of Singapore
MPA preliminary investigations revealed that the affected marine fuel was supplied by Glencore Singapore Pte Ltd who later sold part of the same cargo to PetroChina International (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
Singapore Shipping Association issues statement to members regarding recent contaminated HSFO bunker cases
‘MPA had immediately contacted the relevant bunker suppliers to take necessary steps to ensure that the relevant batch of fuel was no longer supplied. Further investigations are currently on-going,’ it informs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.