03 Dec 2021
Chinese government issues bonded bunkering permission at Guangzhou port
Permission issued on 25 November under the ‘Opinions of the State Council on Launching Pilot Work on Business Environment Innovation’ document.
03 Dec 2021
Dan-Bunkering trial: Defence lawyer pleads for full acquittal of clients in court
Last day of Dan-Bunkering’s trial over violation of alleged EU Syrian sanctions ends on 1 December; judgement to be made on Tuesday (14 December).
Kirby Inland Marine to pay over USD 15 million for damages from oil spill in Houston Ship Channel
A Kirby towboat discharged approximately 4,000 barrels of oil from one of its barges into the Houston Ship Channel at the Texas City “Y” crossing in March 2014.03 Dec 2021
“K” LINE conducts trial use of marine biofuel on car carrier “Polaris Highway”
Marine biofuel was delivered to the vessel at Dutch port of Flushing on 6 November; after leaving the Europe Emission Control Area.03 Dec 2021
NYK, MTI, ABS, WinGD conduct joint research on battery-hybrid system to reduce GHG emissions
Group will jointly design a ship in a digital space together with ABS to conduct simulations of navigation that assumes meteorological conditions in actual seas.03 Dec 2021
Norway: ZeroCoaster ammonia-fuelled cargo ship receives Approval in Principle from DNV
First time an alkaline fuel cell with ammonia cracker and fuel storage has received the AiP which opens opportunities to use green ammonia as a bunker fuel, says AFC Energy.03 Dec 2021
ABB to become technology partner for world’s first methanol-hydrogen fuel cell towboat
27-meter towboat “Hydrogen One” will travel with a load for about four days at the speed of 6 miles per hour, covering approximately 550 miles before the need to refuel.03 Dec 2021
Aderco brings six years of inland biofuels experience to the maritime sector
‘We are here to transfer the extremely valuable knowledge gained over the past six years to the maritime sector, such that our customers are comfortable in the use of such biofuels,’ states CEO Olivier Baiwir.
Debut interview: Marine Fuels Alliance to create bunker-charter, KYC, T&C standards as part of ‘ultimate goal’
Newly appointed Anthony Mollet speaks to Manifold Times about his role, vision, value proposition and plans for the Marine Fuels Alliance to become a wide-reaching and engaging bunkering industry association.
Interview: Sea Forrest Power Solutions provides electrification details of Victory Petroleum bunkering fleet
SFP will be retrofitting VPT’s existing bunker vessel with its Full Electric Ready (FER) system and seeks to commission the vessel in the second quarter of 2022, CEO of SFP George Lee tells Manifold Times.
Singapore: Panelists speak on bunker fuel quality issues at Clyde & Co., SCMA organised webinar
Equatorial Marine Fuel Management Services, Oldendorff Carriers, Lloyd’s Register and organisers took part in a Bunker Quality Claims Webinar moderated by Manifold Times on 10 November.
Exclusive: Consort Bunkers enhances company policies after internal investigations of “Pearl Melody” incident
‘Though it did introduce temporary commercial and operational disruptions, we took a constructive view of the situation and chose to use this event as a learning opportunity,’ shares a Consort Bunkers spokesperson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.