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Rotterdam keen to improve its bunkering sector, is hot on the heels of Singapore’s MFM mandatory adoption

Rotterdam’s intention to mandate the usage of MFMs goes down well with licensed bunker supplier VT Group; MFM providers supportive of move but stressed continuous monitoring is needed for optimum performance.

Nov 25 2022

Pavilion Energy, Gasum and CNOOC to strengthen global LNG bunker supply network

Agreement between trio aims to establish central links across West and East in key LNG-bunker ready ports that include Baltic and North Sea ECA and key Chinese ports.

Nov 16 2022

IBIA welcomes news of Rotterdam’s plans to mandate MFMs

Rotterdam and Antwerp ports received a letter in July 2021 from 40 ship owners, bunker suppliers and others requesting MFMs to be made mandatory, says IBIA.

Nov 01 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

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

SIBCON 2022: Singapore sets out to drive transformation in bunkering

New initiatives on biofuel as marine fuel, digital bunkering and fuel quality assurance announced at the 22nd edition from 4 to 7 October 2022.

Oct 05 2022

EXCLUSIVE: Japanese MFM manufacturer Oval Corporation targets Singapore bunkering sector entry by 2023

‘We’ll start the application [to MPA] before the end of 2022 and hopefully to receive approval within six months or sooner,’ L. Y. Hwang, Director / General Manager of Oval Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, tells Manifold Times.

Oct 04 2022

Pavilion Energy and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines name newbuild LNG bunker vessel

TotalEnergies Marine Fuels will be employing Brassavola to supply LNG bunker to its customers when launched into operation during 1Q 2023.

Oct 04 2022

Singapore: ISO/TC 28/SC 2/WG13 for Marine Bunkering attends meter verification operation of “Sea Longevity”

ISO delegates represented seven countries and were in Singapore to attend a three-day meeting of ISO WG13 to develop two new ISO bunkering standards, learns Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.

Sep 30 2022

SIBCON 2022 Interview: MFMs relevant for custody transfer of future liquid-based marine fuels, confirms Endress+Hauser

‘MFMs will continue to have a place within the bunkering sector even when the shipping industry continues to adopt new types of marine fuels, such as LNG, biofuel, methanol, ammonia and hydrogen,’ states spokesman.

Sep 29 2022

TFG Marine: All hands on deck for greater transparency in the bunkering industry

There is a continuing lack of transparency in the way marine fuel is delivered and this has to change, said Kenneth Dam, TFG Marine Global Head of Bunkering.

Aug 05 2022

Metcore introduces MFM+ Program to Singapore bunkering market; V-Bunkers amongst first adopters

Program introduces periodic assessments, mass flow metering data analysis, and regular training for relevant key personnel to better handle the MFMS to ensure a high level of continuous operational competency.

May 20 2022

IBIA and BIMCO launch survey to identify need for bunker licencing at major ports

Both organisations working for effective bunker licencing schemes, preferably introducing mass flow meters, to be implemented in bunker hubs around the world.

Feb 17 2022

Mass Flow Metering Systems: Dispelling the myths, detailing the benefits

MFMS shown to have delivered clear benefits in the face of measures taken in response to the pandemic, according to ExxonMobil and Bunkerspot research.

Jan 12 2022

MFMs: Singapore bunkering sector validates multimillion dollar investment of a bunkering icon

By the end of 2021, a record of more than 240 million metric tonnes of marine fuel would have flowed through MFMs installed onboard Singapore bunker tankers; Manifold Times finds out why this is so.

Dec 06 2021

Metcore launches MFM+ Program; bunker industry stakeholders can ‘take the challenge by going beyond the norm’

‘Metcore’s MFM+ Program exemplifies serious oil suppliers and buyers who advocate fair trading using a recognised and widely-accepted technology,’ highlights Darrick Pang, Managing Director of Metcore.

Oct 27 2021

Magnets on MFMs: Criminal syndicate convicted over MFM tampering offences; cases closed

Criminal syndicate’s tampering with MFMs on bunker tankers Southernpec 6 and Southernpec 7 conceptualised by three masterminds and carried out by cargo officers on board, according to joint statement.

Sep 30 2021

Minerva Bunkering: ADP reduces MFM bunkering ops by more than two hours

Based from findings of recent whitepaper ‘Refining bunker barge performance using coriolis meter technology and the Advanced Delivery Platform’.

Sep 10 2021


Having a surveyor’s watchful eye to detect illegal activities also sends a strong signal to barge and vessel crew not to undertake any intended non-compliance, states VPS Senior Sales Manager.

Jul 21 2021

MFM system certification program: Adapting to changes and opportunities amidst the pandemic 

Bunker tanker owner’s trust in LR and Metcore’s expertise proves duo’s experience in bunkering MFMs and unceasing support made the difference in ensuring trust during bunker transactions.

Jul 19 2021

China: Zhoushan implements smart technology to enhance bunkering ops

Feasibility studies on incorporating 5G technologies and mass flowmeter systems paired with e-BDN reporting in the works, says Zhoushan Port representative.

Jun 23 2021

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