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Kenoil Marine Services and DBS complete first live transaction on Singapore Trade Data Exchange (SGTraDex)

‘With the launch of a common data infrastructure, Kenoil aims to continue achieving an end to end visibility and transparency on the bunker data supply chain,’ states Kenoil Managing Director.

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Singapore-based financial services group DBS on Wednesday (1 June) said it has completed its first live transaction on the Singapore Trade Data Exchange (SGTraDex) – a digital data exchange that facilitates trusted and secure sharing of data between supply chain ecosystem partners. 

The transaction was done by way of an electronic bunker delivery note (BDN).

The maiden transaction was completed with leading bunker player Kenoil Marine Services (Kenoil), in collaboration with mass flow meter data logger service provider Brightree. 

By digitalising the bunker delivery note, DBS, Kenoil and its counterparties are able to ascertain the trade data at source to validate the transaction details in a timely manner. This fosters greater trust and transparency across the trade ecosystem, according to DBS.

The objective is to provide bunker players faster access to working capital and enhance their cash flow management, while providing a trusted and secure environment for banks and participants operating in the ecosystem.

Kenoil Marine Services and DBS complete first live transaction on Singapore Trade Data Exchange (SGTraDex)

Sriram Muthukrishnan, Group Head of Product Management of Global Transaction Services, DBS, said, “Access to secure, trusted and real-time data will support the long-term growth of trade and trade finance. With the digitalisation of the bunker delivery note, financing and payment for the underlying trade can be completed efficiently and on a near immediate basis.”

“Furthermore, the risk of fraudulent manipulation is mitigated as banks and fellow industry partners are now able to ascertain the trade data at source. This helps provide greater transparency and comfort regarding the genuineness of trade. 

“With the successful completion of the first live transaction, we look forward to partnering SGTraDex to support more businesses to digitalise their workflows to enhance supply chain efficiency and transparency, and reinforce Singapore’s position as a global trade hub.”

Desmond Chong, Managing Director, Kenoil Marine Services, said, “We managed to conduct our first live transactions with the financing bank ever since SGTraDex went live on 29 April with their Alpha release. Our vessels are equipped with the hardware connectivity pack and cloud infrastructure to support the seamless data flow from the mass flow meter to the tablet and eventually on SGTraDex platform.

“Being onboard as a participant of Use Case C: Bunker Optimisation, Kenoil not only experienced the time and cost savings by using the platform (i.e. eliminating of double entry and manual work), increased efficiency and productivity in terms of process flow, but most importantly having the access to a faster working capital.”

“It is a pivotal step towards digital transformation in the bunkering industry. With the launch of a common data infrastructure, Kenoil aims to continue achieving an end to end visibility and transparency on the bunker data supply chain.”

Antoine Cadoux, Chief Executive Officer, SGTraDex, said, “We congratulate DBS and Kenoil on their first live transaction on SGTraDex. Both parties have been instrumental in helping us develop a use case for the bunkering sector and we hope the benefits they have achieved and continue to enjoy will encourage other ecosystem partners to come onboard. SGTraDex offers a range of value to all our participants and small and medium sized enterprises, in particular, will be able to digitalise their operations at a lower cost by leveraging our open, interoperable and secure infrastructure.”

In addition to this first transaction, DBS has also completed a subsequent live transaction with TFG Marine.

In July 2021, DBS successfully completed Singapore’s first live bunker delivery financing pilot transaction by way of an electronic bunker delivery note. This was done in partnership with TFG Marine, Ocean Network Express and Ascenz, with the support of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.

Related: Singapore: Players complete first ‘live’ bunker delivery financing pilot with eBDN

Photo credit: Kenoil Marine Services
Published: 2 June, 2022

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Newbuilding

Singapore: EPS orders ammonia, LNG dual-fuel vessels from China

EPS signed one contract for a series of ammonia dual-fuel bulk carriers with CSSC Beihai Shipbuilding and another for a series of LNG dual-fuel oil tankers with CSSC Guangzhou Shipbuilding International.

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Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) on Wednesday (28 February) said it signed two new contract orders in a signing ceremony in Shanghai, one for a series of ammonia dual-fuel bulk carriers with CSSC Beihai Shipbuilding and another for a series of LNG dual-fuel oil tankers with CSSC Guangzhou Shipbuilding International. 

The contracts signed cover four 210,000 dwt ammonia dual-fuel bulk carriers and two 111,000 dwt LNG dual-fuel LR2 oil tankers, expanding our fleet of green vessels on water. 

“These are pivotal for EPS, testament to our continued commitment towards the decarbonisation of shipping,” EPS said in a social media post.

Manifold Times recently reported EPS signing a contract for its first ever wind-assisted propulsion system, partnering with bound4blue to install three 22-metre eSAILs® onboard the Pacific Sentinel

The turnkey ‘suction sail’ technology, which drags air across an aerodynamic surface to generate exceptional propulsive efficiency, will be fitted later this year, helping the 183-metre, 50,000 DWT oil and chemical tanker reduce overall energy consumption by approximately 10%, depending on vessel routing.

Related: Singapore: EPS orders its first wind-assisted propulsion system for tanker

 

Photo credit: Eastern Pacific Shipping
Published: 1 March 2024

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LNG Bunkering

Malaysia: Port of Tanjung Pelepas completes first LNG bunkering operation

Landmark event involved the CMA CGM Monaco, a 14,024 TEUs containership operated by French shipping giant CMA CGM.

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Port of Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd (PTP), a joint venture between MMC Group and APM Terminals, on Wednesday (28 February) announced a significant milestone with the successful completion of its first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering operation. 

The landmark event involved the CMA CGM Monaco, a 14,024 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) capacity containership operated by French shipping giant, CMA CGM.

Tan Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, Chairman of PTP in a statement remarked this latest milestone demonstrates PTP’s commitment to continuously enhance its competitive advantages in an increasingly competitive global market.

“The successful completion of our first LNG bunkering operation also underscores our unwavering commitment to sustainability and environmental leadership. We are proud to partner with Petronas Trading Corporation Sendirian Berhad (PETCO) and CMA CGM on this initiative and showcase PTP’s capabilities as a leading facilitator of clean and efficient maritime operations.”

“This milestone paves the way for further growth in LNG bunkering at PTP, contributing significantly to the decarbonisation of the maritime industry.”

Commenting on this achievement, Mark Hardiman, Chief Executive Officer of PTP stated this latest milestone further highlights PTP’s position as the largest transshipment hub terminal in Malaysia.

“In preparation for the LNG bunkering operation, PTP worked closely since March 2022 with PETCO and CMA CGM, as well as with various other related government agencies to organise table-top exercises (TTX) and workshops, before carrying out the deployment exercise.”

“The success of the bunkering operation is a result of the seamless collaboration and preparations involving rigorous safety procedures through in-depth operational and risk assessments, modelling, and validation. We thank PETCO, CMA CGM all other involved parties for their joint efforts in operationalising the bunkering capability and we welcome partners to work with us to accelerate maritime decarbonisation,” said Hardiman.

Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) is Malaysia’s largest transshipment hub with the capacity to handle 13 million TEUs annually. The port delivers reliable, efficient, and advanced services to major shipping lines and box operators, providing shippers in Malaysia and abroad with extensive connectivity to the global market. PTP is currently ranked 15th among the world top container ports.

 

Photo credit: Port of Tanjung Pelepas
Published: 1 March 2024

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Alternative Fuels

Wallenius Wilhelmsen to order four additional methanol DF PCTCs

Newbuilds will also be ammonia-ready and able to be converted as soon as ammonia becomes available in a safe and secure way.

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen PCTC order

Roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen on Tuesday (27 February) declared options to build four additional next-generation Shaper Class pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) vessels.

The 9,300 CEU methanol dual fuel vessels can utilise alternative fuel sources, such as methanol, upon delivery. They will also be ammonia-ready and able to be converted as soon as ammonia becomes available in a safe and secure way.

“Together with our customers we are committed to further shaping our industry and accelerating towards net zero. These new vessels are a vital part of that journey,” says Xavier Leroi, EVP & COO Shipping Services.

This latest commitment brings the total number of Shaper Class vessels currently on order with Jinling Shipyard (Jiangsu) to eight. Wallenius Wilhelmsen also retains further options.

The first of the Shaper Class vessels already ordered are expected to be delivered in the second half of 2026. The four additional vessels under the declared options will be delivered between May and November 2027.

 

Photo credit: Wallenius Wilhelmsen
Published: 1 March 2024

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