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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

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

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

Malta: Armed Forces rescues crew as rough seas breaks oil tanker “Lady Sandra” in two

Armed Forces deployed rescue vessel Melita 1 and a helicopter amidst strong waves and high winds; crew found in the water as rescue raft was ruptured.

Mar 27 2020

NewOcean Energy records 66% bunker sales jump to 4.5 million mt in FY 2019

Company will continue to adopt the same operating strategies while ‘holding the trophies of success’ of its Singapore and Malaysia bunkering businesses.

Mar 26 2020

Viswa Lab report links incorrect usage of lube oil to excessive engine liner wear

‘Excessive liner wear while using the new VLSFO fuels’ analysed 12 cases of abnormal engine cylinder liner wear out of over 20,000 tested VLSFO bunker samples.

Mar 26 2020

BIMCO: Eurozone manufacturing PMI indicates drop to 92-month low in March

As the economy braces itself for decline, government stimulus packages will do little for shipping; safeguarding the free flow of cargo is key to protecting the maritime industry.

Mar 26 2020

UNCTAD: Decarbonising Shipping: What role for flag states?

Besides exercising regulatory control, it is suggested that flag states view the decarbonisation journey as a business opportunity while development funds are being established.

Mar 26 2020

Shipyard achieves milestone in construction of world’s largest LNG dual-fuel boxship

Jiangnan Shipbuilding positioned the CMA CGM vessel’s 2,200 mt engine and other components in record time with five large cranes and an approximate hundred smaller units.

Mar 25 2020

CSSC completes sea trials for LNG-ready SK Marine VLOC

Trials successfully executed despite the COVID-19 pandemic through careful planning and remote electronic communications; estimated delivery by end of April.

Mar 25 2020

Argus Media: IMO-compliant fuel more widely available at international ports

While Fonars and off-spec fuel alerts were commonplace in January especially in Saudi Arabian ports, the numbers have fallen drastically as the supply of compliant fuel stabilises.

Mar 25 2020

PMI Trading responds to Nustar Energy over alleged off-spec bunker fuel supply at Houston

Seeks to enforce either arbitration clause under contract or to dismiss NuStar and TPP respective liability claims, according to documents obtained by Manifold Times.

Mar 24 2020

Singapore: MPA introduces enhanced precautions for shore personnel and crew

At present, no crew and passengers are allowed to disembark in Singapore, crew change is not permitted, and all suspected COVID-19 cases will be tested.

Mar 24 2020

Panama Canal February bunker sales rose 11.7% on year

Total bunker sales at Panama Canal was 436,066 mt in February, compared to sales of 367,875 mt in 2019; VLSFO 0.5% sales dominated at 340,338 mt.

Mar 24 2020
 

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