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Equatorial Marine Fuel Management Services’ “EM Splendour” commences operations

Condition of the VLCC restored and heating facilities installed; the vessel starts operations as a Floating Storage Unit (FSU) for low sulphur fuel in September.

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Singapore bunker supplier Equatorial Marine Fuel Management Services Pte Ltd (EMF) has made ready the recently purchased EM Splendour to start supporting its Singapore bunkering operations in September 2019, it says.

The 20-year old 280,000 dwt VLCC was bought by the company earlier in the year and efforts were made to restore and repurpose the vessel into a fully operational Floating Storage Unit (FSU).

“Among several modifications carried out to prepare the ship for her new role as an FSU is the installation of heating equipment to facilitate oil blending operations,” Choong Zhen Mao, Executive Director, at EMF tells Manifold Times.

“The purpose of purchasing the FSU is to prepare the company for IMO 2020 by providing a consistent and reliable source of low sulphur cargo supply for our clients.”

Choong, meanwhile, highlighted that the successful operation of the FSU for supporting marine refuelling operations relies on the respective parties collaborating closely with each other, each contributing their own specialised expertise and qualities.

“In order to ensure maximum synergy, one of our main consideration is to find and work with parties that have a consistent stream of quality products and find value in utilising our output capabilities,” he explains.

“With that intention, EMF has entered into strategic partnerships with Petro Summit and has also leased our storage capacity to P66 who has system cargoes that are inherently low in sulphur.”

Oliver Imaizumi, Deputy General Manager of Petro Summit, welcomes the arrangement.

“To date, Petro Summit has been engaged in the bunkering business for 66 years and we will like to continue this activity following IMO 2020 as a solution provider for end users,” he said.

“Cargo flows of 0.50% sulphur limit marine fuels are currently not constant; therefore, it makes sense to have sufficient capacity for immediate storage whenever we are able to find cargoes.”

“Having secured the storage on EM Splendour allows Petro Summit to continue this business.”

From 1 January 2020, the limit for sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships operating outside designated emission control areas will be reduced to 0.50% m/m (mass by mass).

Related: Singapore: Equatorial Marine Fuel Management Services welcomes “EM Splendour”

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Published: 11 September, 2019

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Winding up

Singapore: Liquidators arrange creditors meeting for Otto Marine Limited

Meeting will be held from 3pm on 24 July at 8 Wilkie Road #03-08 Wilkie Edge Singapore 228095, according to Government Gazette notice.

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A meeting for creditors of Otto Marine Limited, which is in liquidation, has been scheduled to take place on 24 July, according to a Government Gazette notice on Thursday (11 July). 

The meeting will be held from 3pm at 8 Wilkie Road #03-08 Wilkie Edge Singapore 228095

The agenda of the meeting will be as follows:

  • To update on the liquidation administration;
  • To approve the Liquidators’ fees and disbursements;
  • To approve the declaration of preferential dividend(s) pursuant to Section
  • 328(1)(b) to 328(1)(f) of the Companies Act, Cap. 50;
  • To consider and if thought fit, to appoint a committee of inspection; and
  • Any other business.

The details of the liquidators are as follows: 

Chee Yoh Chuang
Lin Yueh Hung
Liquidators
c/o 8 Wilkie Road
#03-08 Wilkie Edge
Singapore 228095

 

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Published: 12 July, 2024

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LNG Bunkering

Titan completes first STS LNG bunkering operation in Cuxhaven

Port of Cuxhaven in Germany had previously only seen LNG operations conducted via truck and currently only permits LNG bunkering at one berth, says Titan.

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Titan completes first STS LNG bunkering operation in Cuxhaven

LNG bunker fuel supplier Titan on Thursday (11 July) said it completed the first-ever LNG bunkering operation by ship in the port of Cuxhaven.

Titan’s bunker vessel Optimus successfully delivered LNG to dredger Vox Ariane operated by its long-term client Van Oord. 

“Our ship-to-ship bunkering in Cuxhaven represents a pioneering step in the region's LNG infrastructure development, as the port had previously only seen LNG operations conducted via truck and currently only permits LNG bunkering at one berth,” it said in a social media post. 

“LNG infrastructure development is part of a broader trend, with more ports across Germany adopting LNG operations to support shipping’s clean fuels transition.”

Titan added the improved LNG bunkering capabilities in Cuxhaven, a Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co. KG port, also opened up the pathway to maritime decarbonisation via liquified biomethane (LBM) and then renewable e-methane going forward.

 

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Published: 12 July, 2024

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LNG Bunkering

UECC “Auto Achieve” receives first LNG bunker fuel delivery by barge in home country

Firm said it received the first ever supply of LNG by barge to their multi-fuel LNG battery hybrid car carrier in the Port of Drammen, Norway.

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UECC “Auto Achieve” receives first LNG bunker fuel delivery by barge in home country

Norwegian roll-on/roll-off shipping line United European Car Carriers (UECC) on Wednesday (10 July) said it received the first ever supply of LNG by barge to their multi-fuel LNG battery hybrid car carrier Auto Achieve in the Port of Drammen on 4 July.

The firm said this was the first time UECC received LNG by barge to any of their vessels in their home country Norway. 

“We also believe that it was the first time LNG was delivered by barge to any vessel in Drammen, and most likely the entire Oslofjord,” UECC said in a social media post.

The LNG was supplied by the Molgas Energy Holding vessel Pioneer Knutsen, owned by Knutsen Group OAS.

“UECC is very pleased to see the expansion of the LNG barge network in Norway,” it said. 

 

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Published: 12 July, 2024

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