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Singapore: Over 10,000 maritime frontliners to receive Covid-19 vaccine by end January

MPA reported it has received about 6,000 registrations this week and more than 700 personnel have been vaccinated in past few days to prepare for the roll out.

Jan 19 2021

NewOcean proposal to adjourn court scheme meeting approved by creditors

Adjournment was proposed as NewOcean has been in ongoing discussions with creditors, which may have implications over the terms stated in the scheme.

Jan 19 2021

Panama bunker fuel sales volume falls by 19.8% on year in December 2020

Total bunker sales at Panama was 413,2130 metric tonnes (mt) in December 2020, compared to sales of 515,128 mt during the similar period in 2019.

Jan 19 2021

Chevron lubricant offers solution to abnormal liner wear caused by VLSFO

Some ships reported build-up of red deposits on piston crowns and top edges, since the switch to VLSFO particularly on older two-stroke marine engines, it said.

Jan 19 2021

MOL refutes ‘seriously flawed conclusions’ made in Forbes Wakashio article

There are numerous factual inaccuracies throughout the article in relation to MOL and other organisations and evidence or justification, it said.

Jan 19 2021

Petrochina officiates first bunkering operation at Zhoushan Shulan-Hubei anchorage

New anchorage boasts many advantages as the closest natural deep water location to the Yangtze River Estuary and is exempt from tonnage tax for foreign vessels.

Jan 18 2021

Hong Kong: Bunkering industry rallies for financial relief and relaxed Covid-19 measures

Bunker sales volume has fallen by 70% and the industry has staged a protest to rally for financial aid and more reasonable Covid-19 safety measures, reports RTHK.

Jan 18 2021

Aquametro to supply additional bunker monitoring systems at Ningbo-Zhoushan port

The order builds upon previous contracts placed by the port in 2020; delivery and commissioning of the systems on four tugs are expected in July 2021.

Jan 18 2021

BP denounces ‘baseless allegations’ of any involvement in ‘MV Wakashio’ oil spill

BP Singapore supplied VLSFO to grounded vessel MV Wakashio in July and that ‘is the limit of BP’s involvement with the vessel and the voyage in question’.

Jan 18 2021

Danica warns against increasing crew change complications as Covid-19 variants emerge

‘When a country has a citizen dying every minute from Covid-19, then a handful of seafarers of foreign nationality left on a vessel are not a high priority ,’ said MD.

Jan 18 2021

Singapore: MPA enhances measures to protect shore-based personnel against Covid-19

Given the evolving COVID-19 situation internationally, MPA has enhanced its safety measures and will prioritise relevant shore-based personnel for vaccination.

Jan 15 2021

Argus Media: Trafigura to enter China’s Zhoushan bunker market

Trafigura is the latest international company to enter the Zhoushan market and it has been awarded its license without needing to team up with a Chinese firm.

Jan 15 2021

MEBC21 bunkering event to center on post-pandemic recovery of marine fuels market

MEBC21 held on 26 to 27 January is free to access for delegates worldwide and will explore the theme of ‘building resilience in a challenging market’.

Jan 14 2021

Exclusive: Singapore top bunker suppliers reveal estimated sales volume for 2020

The top three positive movers in the 2020 bunker supplier list are Hong Lam Fuels Pte Ltd (+13); Chevron Singapore Pte Ltd (+12); and SK Energy International (+8), according to MPA list.

Jan 14 2021

JLC China Bunker Market Monthly Report (December, 2020)

Bunker demand in China increased amid bullish sentiments on transport demand and higher bunker prices; suppliers also offered discounts to boost sales for the year end.

Jan 14 2021

Singapore: Marine fuel sales dipped by 3.9% on year in December

In total, 4.29 million mt of various bunker fuels were sold at the republic in December, less than 4.47 million mt recorded during December 2019.

Jan 14 2021

Singapore: MPA reports 2020 bunker sales volume increased by 5% despite pandemic

In general, the Port of Singapore’s performance stood resilient throughout 2020 with bunker sales amounting to 49.8 million tonnes at a 5% year-on-year increase.

Jan 14 2021

CTI Group-Maritec integration complete, new testing facility set to open in Shanghai

‘Maritec is the only dedicated one-stop-shop capable of meeting all of the maritime industry’s fluid and materials testing, analysis and certification requirements,’ it said.

Jan 14 2021

U.S. first offshore LNG ATB ‘Q-LNG 4000’ now ready for operations with Shell Trading

Vessel is designed to provide ship-to-ship transfers of LNG to vessels and ship-to-shore transfers to
small scale marine distribution infrastructure along southeast U.S. coast.

Jan 14 2021

Aon launches bunker fuel price insurance to safeguard customers against price volatility

Policy will cover the difference between the agreed price and the higher price, paid out monthly, to help companies manage their fuel cost exposure, it said.

Jan 13 2021

Orim Energy welcomes Maurice Elfrink as Head of Bunkering to achieve growth

Elfrink, previously COO at another bunkering company, will be responsible for extending Orim Energy’s bunkering activities in the ARA region and Malta.

Jan 13 2021

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