International Shipping Association BIMCO on Friday (3 April) said it has entered into a new cooperation with Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) to publish regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples.
The bunker samples will be analysed by VPS whenever a short-term quality issue is identified in a specific port or region, it says.
BIMCO points out the Bunker Alerts are not intended to be an evaluation of overall bunker quality in the port or area concerned, but usually highlight a specific parameter within the fuel which has raised a quality issue.
It also notes the circulation of Bunker Alerts is usually limited to the company’s clients, but VPS have kindly permitted BIMCO’s Members to access the information. The alerts are available from Friday, 3 April.
To access the VPS Bunker Alerts on the BIMCO website, click here. Users can opt to receive a notification when a new VPS Bunker Alert is available by signing up for environment notifications on the BIMCO website.
Information provided in each Bunker Alert is private and confidential for BIMCO members only and should not be reproduced or distributed in any form or format.
Photo credit: BIMCO
Published: 6 April, 2020
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‘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.
Representatives of Veritas Petroleum Services, Maersk, INTERTANKO, ElbOil Singapore, and SDE International provide insight from their respective fields of expertise on what lies ahead.