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VPS: Shipowners face ‘tricky situation’ to balance VLSFO shelf life and wax appearance temperature
‘Generally, you have to heat VLSFOs to prevent waxing, but the more you heat them the lower the shelf life is going to be,’ Dr Malcolm Cooper, the Group Managing Director of VPS, tells Manifold Times.
VPS: Big data analysis reveals link between Covid-19 and spike in low flashpoint MGO off-spec cases
Current low prices for road and aviation fuels in September could mean another increase of flashpoint off-spec cases for MGO when players start introducing the products back into the bunker stream.
Sources: China total bunker demand up 20-30% on year, Zhoushan continues to be top bunkering port
Some bunker suppliers at various ports have even achieved their sales target for the year; the trend doesn't seem to be slowing down and suppliers are expecting a boom during end of September.
Straits Inter Logistics subsidiary SMF Eden acquires “M.T. MO Satu” bunker tanker for USD 4.5 million
The company has entered a memorandum of agreement with Millenium Satu Ltd to acquire the 7,550 dwt oil tanker to increase service flexibility; vessel will be paid over an installment period of 36 months.
Judicial Managers considering to take former Singapore Director of Inter-Pacific Petroleum to court
Deloitte & Touche JMs believe IPP has a viable claim against Dr Goh Jin Hian for breaches of his director’s duties to act with skill, care and diligence which he owned to IPP, states court document.
Singapore: Covid-19 related vessel sanitisation ops expected to increase, says Straits Marine Services
An earlier MPA notice outlined precautionary measures for personnel to observe when conducting marine refuelling operations at port in order to minimise the risk of contracting Covid-19.