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Bunker fuel sales volume at Rotterdam port up 6% on year to 10.8 million in 2022

For the first time, some sea-going vessels bunkered methanol and from the summer of 2023 sea-going vessels will arrive on a regular basis to bunker this fuel.

Jan 27 2023

Baltic Exchange: Bunker Report (26 January, 2023)

‘Despite freight rates being substantially lower than December, for bunker markets, week-on-week, we are seeing an increase in prices across all grades and locations that we cover,’ states analyst.

Jan 27 2023

ENGINE: Americas Bunker Fuel Availability Outlook

Prompt supply remains tight in Houston; availability is normal off Trinidad; VLSFO supply improves in Santos.

Jan 27 2023

ENGINE: East of Suez Bunker Fuel Availability Outlook

Prompt stems at high premiums in Singapore; Zhoushan’s OPL bunkering faces weather disruptions; availability tight in Fujairah.

Jan 25 2023

BIMCO CII Clause for Time Charters – The dust begins to settle

Three lawyers explain on BIMCO CII Clause for Time Charters, the obligations, highlight themes emerging from the industry’s reaction to the clause, and impact on the industry so far.

Dec 21 2022

IFC: Update of boarding and attempted boarding incidents in Singapore Strait (Dec)

Of seven new incidents, five occurred in Phillip Channel, and two occurred in the Westbound Lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS), within the Singapore Strait.

Dec 02 2022

LR: New report identifies pathway for £75bn for UK shipping’s energy transition

Development presents the most comprehensive study to-date of the UK domestic maritime sector and findings will contribute to the next iteration of UK government’s Clean Maritime Plan.

Dec 02 2022

JLC China Bunker Market Monthly Report (September 2022)

China’s bonded bunker fuel sales rolled back in September, as bonded bunker fuel supply tightened in several regions while bunkering demand was flat.

Oct 14 2022

Test results of independent laboratories confirm positive impact of Aderco 2055G on biofuel bunker fuel storage

‘There are different types of biofuels, each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks in terms of stability, acidity and microbial growth,’ Philippe Lecloux, Aderco Group Head of Marine, tells Manifold Times.

Oct 13 2022

SIBCON 2022 Interview: ExxonMobil to invest more than USD $15bn on GHG reduction initiatives by 2027

Haur-Bin Chua, Regional Commercial Fuels Sales Director, Marine, ExxonMobil Asia Pacific, discusses market dynamics, the adoption of MFM technology, and digitalisation of the bunkering value chain with Manifold Times.

Oct 12 2022

EMSA: Study outlines considerations, potential long-term benefits of ammonia as bunker fuel

Ammonia ultimately may prove to be a more appropriate solution for deep-sea cargo ships rather than short-sea, passenger or inland waterway craft, finds study.

Oct 12 2022

DNV updates ‘Maritime Forecast to 2050’ report with 24 marine fuel transition scenarios

‘We show that the future fuel mix is highly dependent on underlying assumptions, notably regarding fuel prices and policy ambitions,’ states lead author of Maritime Forecast to 2050.

Oct 11 2022

Report: Off-spec bunkers leave ship operators with estimated USD $27k – 50k bill per event

Strong evidence suggests operators need reliable support in bunkering disputes and independent testing and verification is the only way of being truly supported.

Oct 10 2022

SEA-LNG: New independent study confirms bio-LNG’s role in shipping’s decarbonisation

Study explored questions around fuel availability, cost, lifecycle emissions and logistics, providing an overview of the applicability of bio-LNG as marine fuel.

Oct 06 2022

ENGINE: East of Suez Bunker Fuel Availability Outlook

Availability tight across all grades in Zhoushan; bunker fuel demand remains weak across South Korean ports; Singapore prices rebound from multi-month lows.

Oct 05 2022

Report: Ship design and timeline planning key to green fuels conversion of box ships

Finds ‘Preparing Container Vessels for Conversion to Green Fuels’ report published by Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.

Oct 03 2022

Infineum: Significant proportion of tanker fleet to be below minimum ‘C’ CII rating by 2030, without corrective action

Rob Ashton, Market Manager of Infineum, explains how Infineum B402 is a relatively easy way for a ship operator to positively influence a vessel’s CII rating while improving its bunker fuel consumption performance.

Oct 03 2022

SIBCON 2022 Interview: Singapore Bunkering TC Chairman shares republic’s direction on future marine fuels

Current ISO 8217 bunker fuel standard not comprehensive enough for biofuels; National Mirror Committee working with local players to develop more comprehensive biofuels standard for Singapore, says Capt. Rahul.

Sep 28 2022

Integr8: It is worth looking beyond the bunker market for price direction

Russian natural gas exports to Europe could be something to watch as a price indicator for bunkers with Europe taking increasing volumes of US LNG supplies, says Steve Christy.

Aug 29 2022

MPA completes investigations into bunker fuel contamination; temporary suspends Glencore’s Bunkering Licence

MPA has also asked Glencore to improve its internal procedures to ensure that prompt action is taken in future when it becomes aware of, or reasonably suspects, any irregularity in fuel quality, it states.

Aug 03 2022

Argus Media: Price volatility grips Singapore bunkers market

Delivered bunker prices in Singapore eased substantially in line with falling Brent, with shipowners holding off buying and suppliers not offering much.

Jul 22 2022

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