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FuelTrust: How you can accurately measure bunker fuel emissions to ensure ESG compliance

Digital technology can help measure bunker fuel emissions more accurately and help owners and operators demonstrate regulatory compliance, and manage fuel quality.

Mar 22 2023

Singapore: MPA publishes resolutions adopted during 106th session of IMO’s MSC

Among resolutions adopted during MSC 106 include ships carrying oil fuel shall prior to bunkering be provided with a declaration signed and certified by the oil fuel supplier’s representative.

Mar 20 2023

Fuel Waxing: Minimising the Impact on Marine Operations

A serious concern for those handling Marine Fuel is waxing – the formation of wax crystals that can have a variety of negative impacts, shares expert.

Feb 27 2023

PIL and partners complete first SGTraDex digital bunker fuels deal outside Singapore waters

KPI OceanConnect, Pacific International Lines and Bunker One using SGTraDex marks a significant step in digitising the marine fuels supply chain’s ecosystem.

Feb 24 2023

Singapore: ONE vessel completes trial with Chevron’s B24 biofuel bunker

MOL ENDOWMENT was refuelled with 992 mt of biofuel bunkers at Port of Singapore, on 21 December 2022; biofuel and its blends were dosed with a physical tracer.

Feb 22 2023

Singapore: VPS panel discussion presents a masterclass in shipping’s biofuel bunker adoption issues to the deck

VPS, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation, Wilhelmsen Ship Management, and INTERTANKO executives offered a multitude of perspectives to 73 attendees during the VPS Biofuels Seminar, reports Manifold Times.

Feb 22 2023

ECSA calls for bunker fuel suppliers to be included in FuelEu Maritime Regulation

ECSA urges the European Parliament and Council to support the mandatory inclusion of marine fuel suppliers under the scope of FuelEU Maritime as proposed by the European Parliament.

Feb 20 2023

VPS: Shipowners turn to ‘highly reactive’ Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL) biofuel blends for marine fuel

Competition for FAME from aviation and road transportation sectors have resulted in some shipowners resorting to adopt more readily available CNSL blends as biofuel for vessels, explains Steve Bee.

Feb 17 2023

Intertek Lintec Bunker Alert: High sediment content detected in Houston VLSFO fuels

High sediment fuels can impede purification process and promote sludge build up in purifiers; reduction in purification efficiency can impact upon removal of other components.

Feb 09 2023

FOBAS: ULSFO bunker fuels exceeding 0.10% sulphur limit in ARA region

Agency has tested a number of ULSFO marine fuel samples from ARA religion which showed sulphur levels ranging from 0.12 % m/m – 0.14 % m/m, it states.

Jan 30 2023

Imperial and Rivertrace develop viscosity metre to measure heavy fuel oil quality

Rivertrace set a challenge for Dr Frederic Cegla from Department of Mechanical Engineering to find an effective, economic method of measuring the quality of heavy fuel oil used in large vessels.

Jan 09 2023

IBIA: MEPC discusses bunker licensing

When quality-oriented bunker suppliers have to compete with companies that cut corners with little or no consequence, it doesn’t bring a level playing field, says IBIA Director Unni Einemo.

Dec 23 2022

Axiom Global receives ISO marine fuel trading certification from DNV

‘The recent achievement of the ISO 9001:2015 Certification demonstrates our commitment to our quality management policies,’ says Praveen Jaiswal, CEO and Managing Director.

Dec 16 2022

IBIA: Supplier licensing on agenda at MEPC 79

IBIA and BIMCO have shared the results of their survey highlighting broad support for bunker licensing schemes and MFMs in a document submitted to MEPC 79.

Dec 13 2022

IMO releases Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 79) preview

MEPC is expected to adopt draft amendments to MARPOL, to include flashpoint of fuel oil as mandatory information in the bunker delivery note (BDN).

Dec 06 2022

IBIA: Off-specs and bunker licensing discussed at IMO

IBIA told MSC 106 that off-spec data from 2020 came across as ‘overly alarming’ for several reasons, noting that an “off-spec” fuel does not necessarily pose a significant safety risk to the ship.

Dec 05 2022

IBIA: New IMO regulations on flashpoint put onus on suppliers

IBIA has worked hard to ensure the amendments are pragmatic and workable,’ states IBIA Director Unni Einemo who provides an explainer in the update.

Nov 28 2022

New ICS guide launched to help owners and operators navigate EEXI and CII regulations

It is the industry’s first definitive guide to the IMO GHG regulations, helping decision makers through major technical and operational changes in achieving the CO2 reduction targets, says ICS.

Nov 24 2022

IAPH Clean Marine Fuels Working Group releases updated bunkering checklists for liquified gases

IAPH Clean Marine Fuels Working Group’s Liquefied Gas bunker checklist series covers ship-to-ship and truck-to-ship bunkering of liquefied gasses as a marine fuel in ports.

Nov 11 2022

Argus Media: Marine biodiesel demand set to grow next year

Tight marine gasoil supply could buoy interest in B100 biodiesel for bunkering in European emission control area zones early next year, says Argus Media.

Nov 10 2022

ENGINE: Europe & Africa Bunker Fuel Availability Outlook

Low sulphur supply normal in the ARA and Gibraltar Strait; ARA fuel oil stocks recover from multi-month lows; bunker supplies normal in Durban, Algoa Bay.

Nov 10 2022

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