Connect with us

Business

Malaysia: PPM arrest 11 people in subsidised diesel smuggling raid

Local authorities nabbed seven Malaysian men aged 30 to 55 along with four foreigners while they were transferring fuel from a lorry to a tug boat on 2 June.

Admin

Published

on

Marine police force malaysia 3

Malaysia’s Region 2 of the Marine Police Force (PPM) foiled an attempt to smuggle subsidised diesel in a raid conducted at Kampung Belungkor in Kota Tinggi, Johor Bahru on Thursday (2 June). 

Johor Region 2 PPM Commander, YDH ACP Muhd ​​Zailani bin Abdullah said, seven local men aged 30 to 55 along with four foreigners were arrested while transferring fuel from a lorry to a tug boat, at about 8.30 pm. 

Malaysia: PPM arrest 11 people in subsidised diesel smuggling raid

Marine police force malaysia 3

He said they seized 200,000 litres of subsidised diesel worth about MYR 430,000 (USD 98,039).

From investigations, the diesel oil was to be sold out of the country at a higher price than the local market. 

All those detained have failed to present any documents to prove ownership, permission to store and transport the controlled products.

Malaysia: PPM arrest 11 people in subsidised diesel smuggling raid

The raid team also seized a modified tug boat, three lorries, five tankers and five pump units.

The estimated value of the total seizure is approximately MYR 5,505,317. 

All the seized items and suspects were handed over to the Johor Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs for further action under the Control of Supplies Act 1961.

Malaysia: PPM arrest 11 people in subsidised diesel smuggling raid

 

Photo credit: Marine Police Force of Malaysia
Published: 3 June, 2022

Continue Reading

Alternative Fuels

Argus Media: New ISO 8217 eyes wider scope for alternative bunker fuels

New edition will incorporate specification standards for a wide range of Fame-based marine biodiesel blends up to B100, 100pc HVO, as well as synthetic and renewable marine fuels.

Admin

Published

on

By

resized argusmedia

The 7th edition of ISO 8217, to be published in the second quarter of this year, will outline a broader integration of marine biodiesel blending, delegates heard at the International Bunker Conference (IBC) 2024 in Norway.

24 April 2024

Tim Wilson, principal specialist fuels of Lloyds Register's fuel oil bunkering analysis and advisory service (FOBAS), presented on the upcoming iteration of the ISO 8217 marine fuel specification standard, which will be released at IBC 2024. 

The new edition will incorporate specification standards for a wide range of fatty acid methyl ester (Fame)-based marine biodiesel blends up to B100, 100pc hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), as well as synthetic and renewable marine fuels. 

This will also include additional clauses to cover a wider scope, and briefly touch on biodiesel specifications that do not entirely align with road biodiesel EN-14214 specifications. This follows the emergence of widening price spreads for marine biodiesel blends because of specification differences and the lack of a marine-specific standard for the blends.

The new edition of ISO 8217 is also expected to remove the limit of 7pc Fame when blended with distillate marine fuels such as marine gasoil (MGO) which was in place in the previous ISO 8217:2017. 

Other changes to distillate marine biodiesel blends include changes to the minimum Cetane Index, oxidation stability alignment to be connected to either ISO 15751 for blends comprising 2pc or more of Fame biodiesel and ISO 12205 for blends comprising a Fame component of under 2pc. 

Cold-filter plugging point (CFPP) properties will be determined by the vessel's fuel storage tanks' heating capabilities and requirements will be set in place to report the CFPP for distillate marine biodiesel grades, according to the new edition of the marine fuel specification standard.

Wilson said that a minimum kinematic viscosity at 50°C will be in place for various forms of residual bunker fuel oil along with a viscosity control alerting suppliers to inform buyers of the exact viscosity in the supplied fuel. He said they have seen delivered fuel viscosity come in at much lower levels than ordered by the buyers, which was the reasoning behind the viscosity control monitoring requirement.

By Hussein Al-Khalisy

 

Photo credit and source: Argus Media
Published: 25 April 2024

Continue Reading

Business

Methanol Institute welcomes StormFisher as newest member

Company produces clean hydrogen, e-methane, e-methanol, and green ammonia, creating local energy security, and providing export opportunities to Asia Pacific and European markets.

Admin

Published

on

By

Methanol Institute welcomes StormFisher as newest member

The Methanol Institute (MI) on Monday (22 April) welcomed StormFisher Hydrogen Ltd. as its newest member. 

According to Mi, StormFisher Hydrogen Ltd. develops, owns, and operates electrolysis-based clean fuel production facilities in North America. 

“With its track record in developing and operating clean fuel facilities, StormFisher serves its customers with a sustainable and reliable fuel supply, to meet the needs of traditionally hard to decarbonize sectors,” it said. 

The company produces clean hydrogen, e-methane, e-methanol, and green ammonia, creating local energy security, and providing export opportunities to Asia Pacific and European markets.

MI CEO Greg Dolan, said: "With their expertise in developing and operating clean fuel facilities, StormFisher is a valuable addition to MI's membership. As the clean energy transition continues to gain pace, StormFisher's e-methanol production will be part of the net-carbon neutral future."

"Our company is excited to join the Methanol Institute and collaborate on developing the eMethanol market and shaping supportive policies globally," said StormFisher CEO Jud Whiteside. "Working together, we can drive methanol's potential as a key solution for decarbonization and sustainability."

Related: Methanol Institute: Progress as a marine fuel continues across supply chain (Week 15, 8-14 April 2024)
Related: Methanol Institute and SEA-LNG unite against EU trade barriers to biomethane and biomethanol fuels\

 

Photo credit: Methanol Institute
Published: 25 April 2024

Continue Reading

Alternative Fuels

SMW 2024: All hands on deck to overcome net-zero fuel transition challenges, says panellists

Ammonia is touted as the long-term fuel solution, but safety concerns and novel technology could hinder its widespread application.

Admin

Published

on

By

SMW 2024: All hands on deck to overcome net-zero fuel transition challenges, says panellists

The article ‘All hands on deck to overcome net-zero fuel transition challenges: panellists’ was first published on Issue 4 of the Singapore Maritime Week 2024 Show Dallies; it has been reproduced in its entirety on Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times with permission from The Nutgraf and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore:

By Matthew Gan

Ammonia is emerging as the key net-zero fuel of the future, but the maritime industry faces several challenges in its large-scale adoption.

A critical concern is safety. Ammonia poses safety  risks because of the high volume of explosive engine combustions, and the gas’ toxicity.

“Safety is the most crucial thing – both environmental and operator safety,” said Mr Hiroki Kobayashi, Chief Executive Officer at heavy industries firm IHI Asia Pacific, at the Net-Zero Fuel Pathways Panel during the Accelerating Digitalisation and Decarbonisation Conference on Wednesday.

Given the focus on safety, a substantial proportion of resources should be spent on ensuring ammonia technology is safe, added Mr Nicolas Brabeck, Managing Director at energy provider MAN Energy Solutions Singapore.

What will help, noted Mr Kenneth Widell, Senior Project Manager (Smart Technology Hub) at marine and energy solutions provider Wartsila, is having stakeholders share information on safe ammonia usage.

Another challenge is training seafarers to use novel technology. But panellists agreed that it should not deter the industry from pursuing the widespread adoption of ammonia.

“All this is new to us, but we can start training early, collect feedback, and adjust accordingly,” said Mr Leonardo Sonzio, Vice-President and Head of Fleet Management and Technology at global shipping company Maersk.

Stakeholders should also collaborate more, said Mr Robert van Nielen, Vice-President (Growth) at liquid storage logistics provider Advario. “There are many things to set up – supply chains, logistics, safety protocols and training – but we need to transition. And if we want to make this change in time, we must work together,” he said.

As moderator Mr Knut Orbeck-Nilssen, Chief Executive Officer (Maritime) at registrar and classification society DNV, put it in his closing remarks: “The fuel of the future, really, is collaboration.”

Singapore Maritime Week 2024 was organised by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore from 15 to 19 April. 

 

Photo credit: Knut Orbeck-Nilssen / DNV
Article credit: The Nutgraf/ Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Published: 24 April 2024

Continue Reading
Advertisement
  • Consort advertisement v2
  • EMF banner 400x330 slogan
  • Aderco advert 400x330 1
  • RE 05 Lighthouse GIF
  • SBF2
  • v4Helmsman Gif Banner 01

OUR INDUSTRY PARTNERS

  • Singfar advertisement final
  • Triton Bunkering advertisement v2
  • 102Meth Logo GIF copy
  • HL 2022 adv v1


  • E Marine logo
  • Victory Logo
  • Uni Fuels logo advertisement white background
  • Central Star logo
  • Auramarine 01
  • 300 300
  • Energe Logo
  • endress
  • MFA logo v2
  • Kenoil
  • Advert Shipping Manifold resized1
  • Headway Manifold
  • VPS 2021 advertisement
  • 400x330 v2 copy

Trending