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The court trial involving Dan-Bunkering and state prosecutors over an alleged breach of sanctions reportedly continued on Wednesday (3 November) after a temporary suspension on Tuesday, due to accusations of potential impartiality.
Judge Jens Lind did not accept the claim by defence lawyers representing Dan-Bunkering who said one of the two lay judges (a volunteer assisting the judge) at the hearing was incompetent, due to him wearing a shirt with a NASA logo at court, according to Danish Radio (DR).
Defence lawyer Hanne Rahbæk said the lay judge earlier had a long military career which could influence his stance on the case.
The prosecutors, however, did not believe there was a problem with impartiality.
Prosecutor Anders Rechendorff replied such items could be simply purchased from online shopping websites and did not have any relation to the subject matter involving discussion revolving around the alleged violation of EU Syria sanctions of Dan-Bunkering.
The judge dismissed the defence lawyer’s accusation and decided to continue the trial as scheduled.
Note: Earlier Manifold Times coverage regarding Bunker Holding/Dan-Bunkering’s alleged breaches of EU sanctions can be found below:
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Discussions around the need to develop methanol bunkering operations are taking place at numerous ports ahead of estimated demand of above 7M mtpa by 2030, says Chris Chatterton of Methanol Institute.
‘Economics of the shipping market will be the key driver enabling methanol to be adopted at a higher pace going forth over next couple years as market begins to return to more normal rates,’ states COO.
Integr8 Fuel injunction varied by Singapore Court to allow former employees to start work at Hartree Group in December 2022 following failure to produce evidence on biofuels development plans.
Variability of sources can affect the stability and performance of biofuel bunkers produced from these feedstocks, in turn leading to difficulties in meeting regulations and industry standards, shares Bryan Quek.
Top three positive movers in 2022 were Bunker House Petroleum Pte Ltd (+7), Eastpoint International Marketing Pte Ltd (+5), and Eng Hua Company (Pte) Ltd (+6); newcomer Sinopec Fuel Oil (Singapore) gets 19th spot.
Livestock carrier also involved in earlier bunker claim with Glander International Bunkering due to remaining unpaid fuel bill of approximately USD 116,000, according to court documents obtained by Manifold Times.