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Indonesia Ministry of Transport confirms country’s IMO 2020 decision

Albert Susilo, an Analyst for the Indonesian shipping sector at shipbroking, analysis and consultancy firms AE Marine and Golden Bay Chartering, provides commentary.

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The Directorate General of Sea Communication (Ministry of Transport) of Indonesia, which governs the country’s shipping industry, in October issued a statement confirming its compliance with the upcoming IMO 2020 regulation.
 
The development builds upon an earlier communication distributed by Kementerian Energi dan Sumber Daya Mineral Republik Indonesia, also known as the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia in September.
 
The latest Ministry of Transport document, written in Indonesian, seen by Singapore bunker publication Manifold Times, has been translated by Albert Susilo of shipbroking, analysis and consultancy firms AE Marine Pte Ltd and Golden Bay Chartering Pte Ltd.
 
“In short, the document mandates the compulsory use of 0.5% sulphur limit marine fuel by all Indonesian-flagged vessels within international and domestic waters from 1 January 2020,” said Susilo, a native Indonesian.
 
“It says vessels are also able to use scrubbers to meet the IMO 2020 requirement. The document also states low sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) avails to be available at two locations in Indonesia, namely Tanjung Priok and Balikpapan.”
 
Susilo, an Analyst for the Indonesian shipping sector, notes the majority of Indonesian-flagged ships will be consuming LSFO in order to meet IMO 2020 compliance.
 
“We don’t think there are any Indonesian vessels installing scrubbers to meet this new requirement, unless they are newbuildings,” he says.
 
Susilo is confident the refinery production and storage capacities for LSFO at Tanjung Priok and Balikpapan are enough to meet domestic and international demand due to Indonesia already being an exporter for LSFO products and its components such as low sulphur waxy residue (LSWR).
 
However, he forecasts that Indonesia may face potential LSFO logistical distribution challenges.
 
“LSFO will now be produced at selected refineries, compared to HSFO which is widely available,” he explains.
 
“Hence, there will be a reshuffling of oil transportation tankers needed to transport LSFO from Pertamina refineries to Tanjung Priok and, sooner or later, throughout Indonesia.
 
“Further, refineries which previously only produced components for blending, such as LSWR, will now need to start introducing blending operations to manufacture LSFO into their operations.”
 
Further, he notes the limited LSFO supply points (i.e. Tanjung Priok in Jakarta and Balikpapan) could present problems for vessels trading further beyond the regions.
 
“The Ministry of Transport document states Tanjung Priok and Balikpapan to be the only two LSFO supply points; it doesn’t quite make sense for vessels to only bunker at these two locations due to the vastness of Indonesia,” comments Susilo.
 
Moving forward, vessels may be force to consume B20 product, an established sulphur-free biodiesel blend of 20% vegetable oil and 80% petroleum widely available in the local market, to meet IMO 2020 standards if shipowners are unable to procure enough compliant fuel.
 
“The use of B20 gasoil has already been used in shipping for auxiliary engines and by smaller vessels which main engine runs on gasoil. However, this in itself presents a slew of other issues such as filter clogging when using these types of blended biofuels. A topic for another day.”
 
Related: Indonesia issues statement confirming domestic IMO 2020 compliance
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Published: 22 November, 2019
 

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LNG Bunkering

Titan completes successful LNG bunkering op of E&S Tankers ship in Antwerp

Bunker barge “FlexFueler001” delivered 110 mt of LNG bunker fuel to chemical tanker “Liselotte Esberger”, marking a milestone since it was the first time Titan delivered to a vessel of E&S Tankers.

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Titan completes successful LNG bunkering op of E&S Tankers ship in Antwerp

LNG bunker fuel supplier Titan on Monday (19 February) said it executed a successful LNG bunkering operation for E&S Tankers, a joint venture of Essberger Tankers and Stolt Tankers as an operator of chemical tankers within Europe. 

The refuelling operation took place at the port of Antwerp on 15 January. 

“Our vessel, FlexFueler001, flawlessly delivered 110 mt of LNG to the Liselotte Esberger, marking a milestone since it is the first time we deliver to a vessel of E&S Tankers,” it said in a social media post. 

“This operation underscores our dedication to sustainable shipping practices and showcases our commitment to environmentally friendly solutions. We're proud to collaborate with E&S Tankers and look forward to furthering our shared mission.”

Titan completes successful LNG bunkering op of E&S Tankers ship in Antwerp

According to E&S Tankers website, the 7,135 dwt Liselotte Essberger arrived in Hamburg from a shipyard in China on 5 December 2023 and was christened the following day.  

The vessel is first of a total of four newbuildings ordered by the firm that are equipped with LNG dual-fuel engines.

Related: E&S Tankers launches second LNG dual fuel chemical tanker “John T. Essberger”

 

Photo credit: Titan and E&S Tankers
Published: 20 February, 2024

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Shipping Corridor

Report: Korea-US-Japan green shipping corridors can lead to significant environmental impact

Creating green shipping corridors between South Korea, the United States and Japan’s top two busiest routes can reduce up to 41.3 million tCO2 each year, says Korean NPO Solutions for Our Climate.

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Report: Korea-US-Japan green shipping corridors can lead to significant environmental impact

Korea-based non-profit organisation Solutions for Our Climate (SFOC) on Tuesday (13 February) said creating green shipping corridors between South Korea, the United States and Japan's top two busiest routes – Busan-Tokyo and Yokohama; Busan-Los Angeles and Long Beach– can reduce up to 41.3 million tCO2 each year. 

This is equivalent to annual emissions from over 9 million passenger vehicles in the United States.

“We evaluated the anticipated impact of several proposed KoreaUnited States-Japan green shipping corridors involving ports of Busan (KRPUS), Incheon (KRINC), and Gwangyang (KRKAN) —South Korea’s three major container ports,” SFOC said in the report. 

Each of the three South Korean ports will have the most significant environmental impact if connected to ports of Tokyo (JPTYO)/Yokohama (JPYOK) in Japan and ports of Los Angeles (USLAX)/Long Beach (USLGB) in the United States. 

“If container ships that travel KRPUS – JPTYO/ JPYOK and KRPUS – USLAX/USLGB are converted to zero emission ships, we can expect significant reduction in global carbon dioxide emissions, approximately 20.7 million tCO2 and 20.6 million tCO2, respectively,” it added. 

Accordingly, reducing GHG emissions in the global maritime shipping will require coordinated multilateral commitments and actions.

The green shipping corridor initiative is a global effort to align the shipping industry with the 1.5°C trajectory. It aims to:

  • Create maritime routes in which mainly zero-emission ships travel
  • Run ports with 100 percent renewable energy
  • Enforce mandatory use of on-shore power for docked vessels.

“With increasing global shipping emissions, green corridors are key to decarbonising the sector,” SFOC said. 

“Our latest report on green corridors comes on the heels of South Korea and the United States' announcement to work together to implement cross-country green shipping corridors between several of their key ports.”

 

Photo credit: Solutions for Our Climate
Published: 14 February, 2024

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Alternative Fuels

Ports of Rotterdam and Shannon Foynes to develop European green fuels supply chain corridor

Ports will also potentially work together on market development in this new market and jointly find final off-takers for supplies from Ireland including maritime fuels sector.

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Ports of Rotterdam and Shannon Foynes to develop European green fuels supply chain corridor

Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port, on Tuesday (30 January) said it has signed an agreement with Ireland’s largest bulk port Shannon Foyne with a view to developing a supply-chain corridor for exporting green fuels into Europe produced from the west of Ireland’s limitless wind resource.

The agreement will focus on market and trade development for vast volumes of green hydrogen and its derivatives produced at the planned international green energy hub on the Shannon Estuary. The Memorandum of Understanding signed by the ports identifies significant and identified scale-up volumes of green hydrogen commencing with proof-of-concept volumes by 2030.

Europe’s overall green hydrogen strategy for 2030 is to import 10 million tonnes of renewable hydrogen by 2030 for use in heavy industry and transport sectors that are traditionally reliant on coal, natural gas, and oil. The Port of Rotterdam intends to facilitate volumes of 40 million tonnes from across the world by 2050, a significant proportion of which can come from the Atlantic resource.

Further opportunities will also be explored under the MOU, including building coalitions with interested and suitable commercial parties and adding other parties to the MOU to help achieve a joint supply chain process for delivering the first proof-of-concept volumes before 2030.

The MOU also provides for engaging relevant public stakeholders to support the initiative and sharing of information regarding the potential supply of green hydrogen and green hydrogen derivatives, such as green ammonia, green methanol, etc, as well as sharing best practice information on areas such as desalination, high voltage electricity, industrial clustering around the H2 molecule and green ship bunkering processes.

The two ports will also potentially work together on market development in this new market and jointly finding final off-takers for supplies from Ireland. These would include maritime fuels sector, sustainable aviation fuels, green fertiliser and facilities with direct green hydrogen fuel requirements such as the steel industry.

René van der Plas, Director International at the Port of Rotterdam, said: “The port of Rotterdam is already Europe’s leading energy hub and recognises the significance and opportunity for all European citizens and industries arising from the green transition. To that end, hydrogen is one of our priorities and we are working hard towards establishing infrastructure, facilities and partnerships that will help deliver on this.

“This agreement with Shannon Foynes Port is one such partnership and can support our efforts to set up supply chain corridors for the import of green hydrogen into north-west Europe from countries elsewhere with high potential for green and low carbon hydrogen production. Shannon Foynes Port is an ideal partner in that respect.”

Patrick Keating, CEO of Shannon Foynes Port Company, said: “With the largest wind resource in Europe off our west coast, we have the opportunity to become Europe’s leading renewable energy generation hub. That will deliver transformational change for Ireland in terms of energy independence and an unprecedented economic gain in the process. In delivering on this, too, we can make our biggest ever contribution to the European project as we become a very significant contributor to REPowerEU, Europe’s plan to end reliance on fossil fuels.

“We can produce an infinite supply of renewable energy here and there are already a number of routes to market emerging for that energy. One such route to market is the development of a supply chain into Europe.”

“This agreement with the Port of Rotterdam is a key step towards enabling that. The port of Rotterdam already works on introducing the fuels and feedstocks of the future with major oil and gas companies and its broader port community of over 3,000 commercial companies. It can be a key supply chain corridor for exporting green fuels from the Shannon Estuary into Europe. This is very significant recognition and validation of the potential for hydrogen production generated in Ireland to be exported into Europe.”

 

Photo credit: Port of Rotterdam
Published: 31 January, 2024

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