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OBS to increase bunkering fleet by five

02 Jan 2018

Singapore-based Ocean Bunkering Services (OBS), the bunkering arm of Hin Leong Group, on Friday announced a fleet expansion plan at Singapore.

The company, which currently operate 20 bunker tankers at Singapore port, will start operating five more from early January onwards.

“OBS’s fleet of 25 bunker barges represents a significant proportion of the total of 206 Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)-licensed bunker barges,” said the company, as quoted by Reuters.

Of the total five vessels, four will deliver fuel oil to receiving ships while the remaining bunker tanker will handle marine gasoil (MGO) refuelling operations.

OBS was ranked 31 out of 58 bunker suppliers by volume at Singapore port in 2016, according to MPA data.

There are currently 55 accredited bunker suppliers and 53 bunker craft operators at Singapore port.

Image credit: Hin Leong
Published: 2 January, 2018

 

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