28 Oct 2021
Industry organisation Marine Fuel Alliance appoints new Executive Officer
Mollet’s appointment follows a sustained period of interest in the development of the MFA, which aims to support and assist physical bunker suppliers.
28 Oct 2021
NEDO supports Japanese firms’ methane slip reduction project for shipping
Reduction will be achieved by combining methane oxidation catalysts and engine improvements thereby further reducing the environmental impact of LNG-fuelled vessels.
Argus Media: Asian HSFO rally cools with lower demand, rare exports
Asian (HSFO) markets have weakened considerably after a summer power generation-fuelled rally for the past few months, against cooling demand and higher exports.28 Oct 2021
ENGINE: Europe & Africa Bunker Fuel Availability Outlook
Bunker fuel oils are tight for prompt dates with several suppliers in Rotterdam, while ships face bunkering delays from weather suspensions in Malta and Algoa Bay.28 Oct 2021
IMO posts summary from Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships
The remote session was attended by more than 350 participants from some 70 Member States, as well as from NGOS in consultative status with IMO from 18 to 22 October.28 Oct 2021
TECO 2030 and UiT cooperate on maritime hydrogen and fuel cells research and education
TECO 2030 will give UiT researchers and students the opportunity to use fuel cell element testing facilities at the TECO 2030 Innovation Center.28 Oct 2021
Malaysia: Avenir LNG and LIQUIND organise first LNG bunkering op for “MT Tosca“
The 7,000 dwt product tanker is currently on its maiden voyage from Shanghai to Europe and the first vessel in the GEFO fleet that is equipped with a dual-fuel engine.27 Oct 2021
Clyde & Co and Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration organise Bunker Quality Claims Webinar
Session will provide insights on bunker quality issues from a bunker supplier, shipping company and surveyor, as well as providing insight and guidance on legal and dispute resolution issues.
Does the Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant sector’s array of labelling programmes mean anything?
Gealubes Consulting & Trading, the authorised marine business distributor of PANOLIN EALs at Singapore port, shares a two-part education series on Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants on Manifold Times.
Singapore: Ex-Cargo Officer of “Pearl Melody” pleads guilty over illegal STS transfer incident with “Apphia 9”
Danny Lee Chee Keong was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment over the theft of MFO from the Consort Bunkers owned and operated bunker tanker at the sea off Eastern Petroleum ‘B’ anchorage.
Metcore launches MFM+ Program; bunker industry stakeholders can ‘take the challenge by going beyond the norm’
‘Metcore’s MFM+ Program exemplifies serious oil suppliers and buyers who advocate fair trading using a recognised and widely-accepted technology,’ highlights Darrick Pang, Managing Director of Metcore.
Singapore: “Apphia 9” crew in jail over theft of bunker fuel from Consort Bunkers’ “Pearl Melody”
‘The victim is Consort Bunkers Pte Ltd, the owner of the Pearl Melody,’ states the joint statement of facts (SOF) document obtained by Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.
Former Director and shareholder of Wee Tiong (S) Pte Ltd pleads guilty to DPRK linked transactions
Between November 2016 and October 2017, Mr Tan falsified at least 20 invoices and submitted these invoices to UOB and OCBC, according to court documents obtained by bunkering publication 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.
Bunker contamination: The importance of timely GC-MS results
Knowing the results of marine fuel quality prior to bunkering operations makes sense for all parties, says the Business Unit Manager of Eurofins Mechem.
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.
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.
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.