Editors note: Bunker volume figures for Sentek Marine & Trading updated on 20 January 2022.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Monday (16 January) updated its list of top bunker suppliers by volume in 2022.
A survey conducted by Singapore marine fuels publication Manifold Times with selected industry sources revealed the estimated annual bunker sales volume for the republic’s top 10 Singapore bunker suppliers in 2022:
|ANNUAL FIGURES OF TOP 10 BUNKER SUPPLIERS BY VOLUME (YEAR 2022)|
|Position||BUNKER SUPPLIERS||Volume in 2022|
|1||EQUATORIAL MARINE FUEL MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTE LTD||4.5 million mt|
|2||PETROCHINA INTERNATIONAL (S) PTE LTD||4.2 million mt|
|3||TFG MARINE PTE LTD||3.9 – 4.0 million mt|
|4||VITOL BUNKERS (S) PTE. LTD.||3.8 million mt|
|5||SHELL EASTERN TRADING (PTE) LTD||Unavailable|
|6||BP SINGAPORE PTE. LIMITED||2.9 million mt|
|7||GLOBAL ENERGY TRADING PTE LTD||2.4 -2.5 million mt|
|8||CHEVRON SINGAPORE PTE LTD||Unavailable|
|9||MINERVA BUNKERING PTE LTD||1.9 – 2.0 million mt|
|10||SENTEK MARINE & TRADING PTE LTD||1.5-1.6 million mt|
The republic welcomed a new bunker supplier Sinopec Fuel Oil (Singapore) Pte. Ltd in June 2022, making it the first new player in the world’s largest bunkering hub since April 2020. Despite a later start of the year, the firm claimed the 19th spot in the 2022 list.
The 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).
Glencore Singapore dropped by seven places from the 6th to 13th; its bunker licence was temporarily suspended for two months after MPA found it supplied contaminated high-sulphur fuel oil to vessels at the port during the first quarter of 2022.
A list of all bunker suppliers ranked by volume in 2022 (versus position in 2021) and their movement are as follows (best viewed on desktops):
|LIST OF ALL BUNKER SUPPLIERS BY VOLUME (YEAR 2022)|
|Position in 2022||BUNKER SUPPLIERS||Position in 2021||Movement|
|1||EQUATORIAL MARINE FUEL MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTE LTD||2||+1|
|2||PETROCHINA INTERNATIONAL (S) PTE LTD||1||-1|
|3||TFG MARINE PTE LTD||5||+2|
|4||VITOL BUNKERS (S) PTE. LTD||4||0|
|5||SHELL EASTERN TRADING (PTE) LTD||3||-2|
|6||BP SINGAPORE PTE. LIMITED||7||+1|
|7||GLOBAL ENERGY TRADING PTE LTD||9||+2|
|8||CHEVRON SINGAPORE PTE LTD||12||+4|
|9||MINERVA BUNKERING PTE LTD||13||+4|
|10||SENTEK MARINE & TRADING PTE LTD||8||-2|
|11||ENG HUA COMPANY (PTE) LTD||17||+6|
|12||MAERSK OIL TRADING SINGAPORE PTE LTD||15||+3|
|13||GLENCORE SINGAPORE PTE.LTD||6||-7|
|14||EXXONMOBIL ASIA PACIFIC PTE LTD||14||0|
|15||HONG LAM FUELS PTE LTD||10||-5|
|16||GOLDEN ISLAND DIESEL OIL TRADING PTE LTD||16||0|
|17||MARUBENI INT’L PETROLEUM (S) PTE LTD||18||+1|
|18||CONSORT BUNKERS PTE LTD||20||+2|
|19||SINOPEC FUEL OIL (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.||Entered in 2022||–|
|20||SK ENERGY INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD||11||-9|
|21||CATHAY MARINE FUEL OIL TRADING PTE LTD||23||+2|
|22||TOTALENERGIES MARINE FUELS PTE LTD||19||-3|
|23||SINGAMAS PETROLEUM TRADING PTE LTD||21||-2|
|24||BUNKER HOUSE PETROLEUM PTE LTD||31||+7|
|25||GRANDEUR TRADING & SERVICES PTE LTD||24||-1|
|26||FRATELLI COSULICH BUNKERS (S) PTE LTD||25||-1|
|27||GLOBAL MARINE TRANSPORTATION PTE LTD||26||-1|
|28||PALMSTONE TANKERS & TRADING PTE LTD||30||+2|
|29||TOYOTA TSUSHO PETROLEUM PTE LTD||22||-7|
|30||SIRIUS MARINE PTE LTD||29||-1|
|31||KENOIL MARINE SERVICES PTE LTD||32||+1|
|32||CNC PETROLEUM PTE LTD||28||-4|
|33||EASTPOINT INTERNATIONAL MARKETING PTE LTD||38||+5|
|34||TRITON BUNKERING SERVICES PTE LTD||27||-7|
|35||VICTORY PTE LTD||35||0|
|36||IMPEX MARINE (S) PTE LTD||33||-3|
|37||CENTRAL STAR MARINE SUPPLIES PTE LTD||36||-1|
|38||PEGASUS MARITIME (S) PTE LTD||39||+1|
|39||HAI YIN MARINE PTE LTD||37||-2|
|40||HAI FU MARINE SERVICES PTE LTD||34||-6|
|41||SHELL EASTERN PETROLEUM (PTE) LTD||40||-1|
|42||BUNKER B PTE LTD||41||-1|
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Photo credit: Manifold Times
Published: 18 January, 2023
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