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Nunchi Marine expands bunkering operations to EMEA with appointment of Sales Representative

Hamburg-base Jose Monroy Ramirez will offer expertise and knowledge to clients in the EMEA region, states Lawrence Song, Manager of Bunker Trading at Nunchi Marine.




Jose Monroy

Singapore-based cargo and bunker trading company Nunchi Marine Pte Ltd has expanded their operations and services to the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) regions with the appointment of a Hamburg-based Sales Representative, learned Manifold Times.

Jose Monroy Ramirez joined the company on Tuesday (November 1st 2022) and will offer expertise and knowledge to customers within the EMEA region, according to Lawrence Song.

Jose, who last worked five years at Integr8 Fuels after a two-year tenure at O.W. Bunkers, speaks fluent English, Spanish, French and German; he has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Monterey Institute of Technology and Higher Education.

“We are pleased to welcome Jose to our team who will be a great fit for our organisation. Through this strategic representation, Nunchi Marine will be able to offer expertise and knowledge to customers in the EMEA region with local assistance,” Mr Song told the Singapore bunkering publication.

Nunchi Marine, headquartered in Singapore, is a home grown independent oil cargo and bunker trading company.  It manages global supply, trading and logistics for a wide range of products including feedstocks, fuels and refined petroleum products such as gasoline, gasoil, naphtha and other heavy fuels.


Nunchi Marine’s team of professionals handle transactions exceeding 200,000 metric tonnes per month. Products are sold to majors, physical suppliers, international traders, refineries, shipping companies, bunker traders and exported to countries within the Asia-Pacific and the region.

Mr Song adds the company is able to provide comprehensive integrated refuelling services for most Asian ports and the region. The company also offers marine distillate fuels which include marine gas oil (MGO) and marine diesel oil (MDO) as well as various marine residual fuel grades such as intermediate fuel oil (IFO), high sulphur fuel oil (HSFO), very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) and ultra-low sulphur fuel oil (ULSFO) in addition to cargoes of crude, naphtha, gasoline and bitumen at ports.

“Singapore is recognised to be strategically located at the crossroad of global world trade. For international shipowners and operators, the port of Singapore is more than an entreport,” highlights Mr Song.

“It is a one-stop maritime service centre providing a comprehensive array of services from cargo handling and bunkering to ship supplies and repairs.

“Tapping on the strategic advantage of Singapore’s geographical location and leveraging on the expertise of our team of multilingual traders, Nunchi Marine will always stand readily available to understand, advise and provide solutions for all oil cargo trades and bunker refuelling requirements within the Asia-Pacific region.”

Note: More information on Nunchi Marine can be found here.

Photo credit: Nunchi Marine

Published: 10 November, 2022

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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.






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.






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.





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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