Shipping company Nippon Yusen has decided to stop its tanker fleet from conducting bunkering operations at Fujairah port due to safety concerns, a spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday (15 May).
Maersk Tankers, meanwhile, says they will closely monitor developments within the region.
Four commercial ships, including the UAE-flagged bunker tanker A. Michel, were attacked on Sunday near UAE territorial waters in the Gulf of Oman, east of Fujairah.
Al Arabia Bunkering Company (ABC), the operator of A. Michel, offered Manifold Times no comment on the matter when contacted on Monday.
To date, United States authorities have issued statements condemning the attacks.
U.S. President Donald Trump said “it will be a very bad mistake” if Iran, a country currently subjected to trade sanctions by the U.S., tries to provoke further tensions within the region.
Photo credit: Port of Fujairah
Published: 16 May, 2019
‘We are here to transfer the extremely valuable knowledge gained over the past six years to the maritime sector, such that our customers are comfortable in the use of such biofuels,’ states CEO Olivier Baiwir.
Newly appointed Anthony Mollet speaks to Manifold Times about his role, vision, value proposition and plans for the Marine Fuels Alliance to become a wide-reaching and engaging bunkering industry association.
SFP will be retrofitting VPT’s existing bunker vessel with its Full Electric Ready (FER) system and seeks to commission the vessel in the second quarter of 2022, CEO of SFP George Lee tells Manifold Times.
Equatorial Marine Fuel Management Services, Oldendorff Carriers, Lloyd’s Register and organisers took part in a Bunker Quality Claims Webinar moderated by Manifold Times on 10 November.
‘Though it did introduce temporary commercial and operational disruptions, we took a constructive view of the situation and chose to use this event as a learning opportunity,’ shares a Consort Bunkers spokesperson.
Gealubes Consulting & Trading, the authorised marine business distributor of PANOLIN EALs at Singapore port, shares a two-part education series on Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants on Manifold Times.
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