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Singapore: Over 10,000 maritime frontliners to receive Covid-19 vaccine by end January

MPA reported it has received about 6,000 registrations this week and more than 700 personnel have been vaccinated in past few days to prepare for the roll out.

Jan 19 2021

Singapore: Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard to build world’s first LNG-hybrid tug

The new LNG-hybrid tug is the first of 12 tugs that Sembcorp Marine plans to design and build to replace the existing diesel-powered ones between now and 2025.

Jan 19 2021

NewOcean proposal to adjourn court scheme meeting approved by creditors

Adjournment was proposed as NewOcean has been in ongoing discussions with creditors, which may have implications over the terms stated in the scheme.

Jan 19 2021

Panama bunker fuel sales volume falls by 19.8% on year in December 2020

Total bunker sales at Panama was 413,2130 metric tonnes (mt) in December 2020, compared to sales of 515,128 mt during the similar period in 2019.

Jan 19 2021

Integr8 Fuels: Decarbonisation to transform shipping and bunkering

While the car industry has embraced electric technology for power, shipping remains in limbo and has not ‘decided’ on the technology that will take it forward.

Jan 19 2021

Chevron lubricant offers solution to abnormal liner wear caused by VLSFO

Some ships reported build-up of red deposits on piston crowns and top edges, since the switch to VLSFO particularly on older two-stroke marine engines, it said.

Jan 19 2021

MOL refutes ‘seriously flawed conclusions’ made in Forbes Wakashio article

There are numerous factual inaccuracies throughout the article in relation to MOL and other organisations and evidence or justification, it said.

Jan 19 2021

Petrochina officiates first bunkering operation at Zhoushan Shulan-Hubei anchorage

New anchorage boasts many advantages as the closest natural deep water location to the Yangtze River Estuary and is exempt from tonnage tax for foreign vessels.

Jan 18 2021

Hong Kong: Bunkering industry rallies for financial relief and relaxed Covid-19 measures

Bunker sales volume has fallen by 70% and the industry has staged a protest to rally for financial aid and more reasonable Covid-19 safety measures, reports RTHK.

Jan 18 2021

Aquametro to supply additional bunker monitoring systems at Ningbo-Zhoushan port

The order builds upon previous contracts placed by the port in 2020; delivery and commissioning of the systems on four tugs are expected in July 2021.

Jan 18 2021

BP denounces ‘baseless allegations’ of any involvement in ‘MV Wakashio’ oil spill

BP Singapore supplied VLSFO to grounded vessel MV Wakashio in July and that ‘is the limit of BP’s involvement with the vessel and the voyage in question’.

Jan 18 2021

Seoul High Court grants GTT motion to suspend KFTC competition law violation fine

This favorable decision for GTT is currently being reviewed by the Supreme Court of Korea as the KFTC has appealed against it on January 14, 2020.

Jan 18 2021

Danica warns against increasing crew change complications as Covid-19 variants emerge

‘When a country has a citizen dying every minute from Covid-19, then a handful of seafarers of foreign nationality left on a vessel are not a high priority ,’ said MD.

Jan 18 2021

Singapore: MPA enhances measures to protect shore-based personnel against Covid-19

Given the evolving COVID-19 situation internationally, MPA has enhanced its safety measures and will prioritise relevant shore-based personnel for vaccination.

Jan 15 2021

Argus Media: Trafigura to enter China’s Zhoushan bunker market

Trafigura is the latest international company to enter the Zhoushan market and it has been awarded its license without needing to team up with a Chinese firm.

Jan 15 2021

Infineum: IMO approves emissions cuts

Improving the fuel economy performance of existing ship operations is also an approach to cutting emissions, and it is an area where advanced lubricants can help.

Jan 15 2021

Bureau Veritas awards AiP to GTT Ultra Large Container Vessel LNG fuel tank

‘We are pleased to receive this new Approval in Principle […] and it will enable all our licensees to offer competitive membrane solutions to this market,’ said CEO.

Jan 15 2021

Brittany Ferries welcomes first LNG-power ferry to serve UK at launch ceremony

The facilities for storing LNG bunker fuel will be supplied by Repsol in Spain where the firm will build two quayside LNG bunkering terminals.

Jan 15 2021

Elenger Marine joins SGMF to promote LNG bunkering services in eastern Baltic Sea

‘We see SGMF as a valuable source for networking and promotion, […] and we believe our membership will aid in expanding our reach global visibility,’ it said.

Jan 15 2021

Aluminium-air battery tech by Phoenician Energy selected for Yara Marine accelerator

Phoenician Energy’s use of aluminum-air battery for maritime triggered our interest as it taps into trends like circular economy and electrification vessels, said CEO.

Jan 15 2021

MEBC21 bunkering event to center on post-pandemic recovery of marine fuels market

MEBC21 held on 26 to 27 January is free to access for delegates worldwide and will explore the theme of ‘building resilience in a challenging market’.

Jan 14 2021

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