Ben Wrinkley of global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus Media on Wednesday (26 February) issued a report highlighting exceptions in coronavirus-related restrictions that Kuwait has placed on foreign vessels:
The coronavirus-related restrictions that Kuwait has implemented at its ports do not cover oil traffic.
The country’s communications ministry said “oil sector ships” were exempt from an earlier edict that it would not receive foreign vessels arriving from or departing to China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Thailand and Iraq until further notice.
China, South Korea and Japan are the three biggest buyers of Kuwait’s crude. Sources at KPC confirmed that all oil exports are continuing uninterrupted.
Photo credit and source: Argus Media
Published: 27 February, 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.
‘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.