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IBIA: It’s business, just not as usual

‘Shipping is the engine of global trade and the bunker industry fuels that engine. We must keep the engine running,’ reminds IBIA Director.

Apr 01 2020

BIMCO offers free information on ports

BIMCO opens the port information section on its website with the aim of assisting the industry, due to the spread of COVID-19.

Apr 01 2020

China to grant export quotas for refined oil products to private refineries

Quotas for refineries within the Zhejiang free trade zone; increase in rebates for VLSFO exports and approval for bonded oil blending also considered.

Apr 01 2020

Vitol Group acquires Sinanju Tankers Holdings; gains foothold in Singapore bunker ops

The Singapore Bunkering license holding entity has been renamed Vitol Bunkers (S) Pte Ltd and from 1 April 2020 all bunker deliveries will be carried out by Vitol Bunkers (S) Pte Ltd.

Apr 01 2020

MPA issues guidelines on medical examination and certification for seafarers

MPA adopts IMO and ILO set medical examination and certification for seafarers as national requirements in order to work onboard Singapore-registered ships.

Mar 31 2020

Asahi Tanker orders world’s first zero-emission electric propulsion bunker tankers

Tanker duo will utilise the ‘e5 tanker’ concept to run on batteries to reduce environmental impact; vessels designated to service Tokyo Bay from 2022 and 2023.

Mar 31 2020

Sinopec plans to ‘rapidly expand market share’ for IMO 2020 bunker fuels

‘We will accelerate low-sulphur bunker fuel projects and the revamping of storage and transportation facilities to rapidly expand market share,’ it says in FY 2019 report.

Mar 31 2020

SK Innovation Ulsan refinery starts VLSFO bunker fuel production from mid-March

Vacuum Residue Desulphurisation unit of the refinery underwent final commissioning on 14 March and ‘started commercial production in earnest,’ states the firm.

Mar 31 2020

Singapore: Companies collaborate to explore hydrogen as low-carbon fuel

Five Singapore and two Japanese companies sign MoU to explore commercial feasibility of hydrogen as fuel to reduce the energy sector’s carbon footprint.

Mar 31 2020

SGMF video explains why LNG as marine fuel can cut emissions from shipping

Video describes how LNG can provide a clear pathway to fuels, enabling industry to meet the IMO target to reduce GHG emissions by at least 50% by 2050.

Mar 31 2020

Consortium members to produce eMethanol as renewable marine fuel

Stakeholders are now designing the technology integration for the first facility, in Sweden and expects to be supplying eMethanol as a marine and road fuel from 2023.

Mar 31 2020

UK: IMO 2020 compliant bunker fuel inspections disrupted due to COVID-19

A series of temporary measures have been established to maintain order ensuring seafarers and industry personnel are protected without disrupting the supply chain.

Mar 30 2020

SINGAPORE: MPA to permit crew change for cargo ships under ‘special circumstances’

MPA outlines conditions with which it would allow crew to disembark or board a vessel; applications and supporting documents will need to be submitted for consideration.

Mar 30 2020

Transpetrol Chile Bunkering limits bunkering operations; staff working from home

‘Transpetrol has made the decision to close its service station and together with this limit its aviation and bunkering operations for the next 15 days,’ states company update.

Mar 30 2020

Gazpromneft Ocean engine lubrication oils now available in South Korea

Gazpromneft Ocean CCL40 is available at 16 ports in South Korea, and the first few supplies have already been carried out at the ports of Busan, Masan and Incheon.

Mar 30 2020

Titan LNG completes largest LNG bunkering operation on Heerema’s “Sleipnir”

3,300 mt of LNG was delivered in less than 24 hours thanks to the cooperation of partners Heerema, Anthony Veder and Port of Rotterdam Authority.

Mar 30 2020

Stena Bulk to commence trials of bunkering a MR Tanker with 100% biofuel

Biofuel in question is the MR1-100 bio-fuel oil, produced from used cooking oil and supplied by GoodFuels in Rotterdam, says the company.

Mar 30 2020

Green Maritime Methanol begins engine trials on 100% methanol bunker fuel

Consortium partners Pon Power and NLDA have both successfully ran initial tests for engines running fully on methanol, with further trials expected in 2020.

Mar 30 2020

Stonewin and WFS deliver bunker fuel to Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales

1,080 mt of marine gasoil delivered to the aircraft carrier by World Fuel Services truck fleet; operation was structured under NSPA marine fuel supply contract.

Mar 27 2020

Hafnia Bunkers promotes merits of its Bunker Alliance to the shipping industry

Company asserts that mitigating risks for members, embracing technological innovations, and maintaining transparency are key to its bunker alliance’s relevance.

Mar 27 2020

The Standard Club: Use of open loop scrubbers when transiting Turkish Straits

Closure of discharge valves advised whilst ships are in Turkish waters due to wide interpretation of the term ‘pollutant’ by authorities despite circular guidelines.

Mar 27 2020

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