The first delivery of low-sulphur bunker fuel for Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) reportedly arrived in Chittagong on Monday (14 September) from Singapore.
Oil Tanker MT TMN Pride carrying 15,000 metric tonnes of low-sulphur bunker fuel was berthed at Dolphin Jetty No. 5 of the Meghna Oil Company at Patenga.
The Bangladesh government in August approved Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation’s (BPC) proposals to purchase 150,000 metric tonnes (mt) of bunker fuel across July-December 2020
The proposals that were approved are to import 75,000 mt of bunker fuel through an international tender for Tk 222.1 crore (USD 26.3 million), and another 75,000 mt through government-to-government trades for Tk 216.7 crore (USD 25.6 million).
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.
‘We will operate in the Singapore bunkering market from the Tokyo, with support from local staff at Sumitomo Corporation Singapore,’ source tells Manifold Times.
Changes include abolishing advance declaration of bunkers as dangerous cargo, reducing pilotage fees on vessels receiving bunkers, and a ‘whitelist’ system for bunker tankers.
Claim relates to deliveries of MGO to the vessels Pacific Diligence, Pacific Valkyrie, Pacific Defiance, Crest Alpha 1, and Pacific Warlock between March 2020 to April 2020.
3,490 mt of LSFO from Itochu Enex was lifted at Universal Terminal; the same bunker stem was bought by Global Marine Logistics and delivered by bunker tanker Juma to receiving vessel Kirana Nawa.
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