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China: Two Aframax tankers found breaching bunker fuel 0.5% sulphur limit

Dongjiakou Maritime Safety Administration issued a fuel compliance warning, reminding Aframax ship operators or managers to only utilise compliant bunker fuel following these events.

Jul 27 2022

Lubmarine: Critical steps to delivering effective marine engine lubrication

Marketing director Serge Dal Farra explains three steps of effective engine lubrication including right engine oil selection and proper monitoring strategy.

Jul 15 2022

China: “Jinhui 17” joins Zhoushan bonded bunkering fleet

Currently, Zhoushan city has 17 registered bonded bunker fuel supply enterprises and 72 ships that are approved to engage in bunkering bonded marine fuel.

May 25 2022

Report: IMO 2020 could indirectly contribute to 323 million mt/yr increase of CO2 emissions

Study observes IMO 2020 leading to a significantly increased global crude oil demand which will likely result in increased total CO2 emissions, say researchers.

Apr 20 2022

HJ Shipbuilding & Construction develops dual-fuel LNG 7,700 TEU class container ship

Demand for eco-friendly vessels powered by alternative bunker fuels such as methanol, ammonia and hydrogen will further expand in time, says HJSC spokesman.

Apr 18 2022

China: Shandong province conducts first bonded fuel oil bunker blending operation

Shandong Provincial People’s Government responds to increased need by local oil enterprises to source for IMO 2020 compliant bunker fuel.

Apr 05 2022

Peninsula Petroleum: Fit for Purpose Vs Fit for Use

‘There is now an increased responsibility on the vessel’s crew for housekeeping and fuel treatment compared to a traditional HSFO,’ says Jeroen de Vos.

Jan 18 2022

Innospec Fuel Specialties technical bulletin: Considerations when heating VLSFO and Case Studies

Heating VLSFOs to prevent cold flow issues causes issues related to distillate ageing, and there is a gentle balance to be maintained when handling the product.

Jan 12 2022

Innospec Fuel Specialties technical bulletin: Why are there no Cold Flow Improvers (CFI) for VLSFO?

Research into n-paraffin distribution of VLSFOs has shown that they not only differ from MGO, but significantly differ from each other as well, states bulletin.

Jan 07 2022

Lubmarine whitepaper offers shipping operators latest insights to effective marine lubrication

Document provides key insights into the vital role that correct lubricant selection and onboard lubrication oil management plays in preventing costly engine failures.

Dec 17 2021

VPS experts advise on low viscosity VLSFOs; pinpoints emerging flashpoint issues to aviation fuels

Additional topics of bunker contamination and OCM services discussed at VPS’ Fuel Management Challenges – The Year of 2021 & Beyond webinar on 23 September; Manifold Times summarises the session.

Sep 24 2021

VPS launches ‘Innovation in Sustainability Awards 2021’; features USD 10,000 scholarship

Competition open to full-time students aged 18-25 currently studying in the UK, UAE, Netherlands, Singapore and Texas; official deadline is 31 August.

Aug 17 2021

BIMCO: Sierra Leone implements IMO2020; to issue penalties for non-compliant fuel

From 1 September 2021, an IMO 2020 service charge will be implemented even for ships with an exhaust gas cleaning system (scrubber) installed.

Aug 16 2021

New Zealand: ExxonMobil starts deliveries of IMO 2020 compliant bunker fuel

DMA 0.001%S [Ultra Low Sulphur Marine Diesel] and DMB 0.01%S [Low Sulphur Marine Diesel] available at Port of Tauranga, New Zealand.

Aug 10 2021

Fujairah: Brooge Energy refinery project to focus on IMO 2020 compliant LSFO production

Successful build out of Brooge Energy’s Phase III facility would position the company as the largest independent oil storage facility in Fujairah.

Aug 03 2021

Allianz ‘Safety & Shipping Review 2021’ report touches on IMO 2020 challenges

Insurers saw a number of machinery damage claims related to scrubbers, which remove sulphur oxides from exhaust gases for vessels using heavy marine fuel.

Aug 03 2021

Infineum: Spin test shows promise of identifying stable VLSFOs and bunker fuels

Infineum has been evaluating various test methods to support the industry with a view to finding a new test method to better indicate the suitability of VLSFOs.

Jun 07 2021

Aderco welcomes GREEN4SEA Clean Shipping Award, celebrates 40th year anniversary

IMO 2020 has been one of the greatest moments in the company’s 40-year history, Olivier Baiwir, CEO of Aderco, shares with Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.

May 27 2021

Ports of Auckland subsidiary Seafuels secures low-sulphur bunker fuel supply with BP

Partnership announced by the port on 24 May allows BP to re-enter the New Zealand VLSFO market and once again deliver VLSFO to its customers.

May 27 2021

Newport Fuel Solutions: Curing the fuel stability pandemic

A major contributing factor is longer than expected fuel storage times, thanks to the Covid-19 slowdown in bunker deliveries, writes CEO Ralph Lewis.

May 17 2021

Norbulk Shipping: Low sulphur bunker fuel can add $20,000 to annual ship operational costs

‘It is very sad to hear there still are issues but it’s definitely not something which is being reported [to CIMAC and ISO],’ says MAN Energy Solutions spokesman at webinar.

May 17 2021

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