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Russian oil major Rosneft on Tuesday (16 June) said the first batch of highly environmentally friendly marine fuel RMLS 40 type E II manufactured by its Syzran Oil Refinery is now for sale.
The first bunker sale took place in the Black Sea in the port of Novorossiysk where 700 metric tonnes of newly produced fuel were delivered to the client vessel.
RMLS 40’s sulfur content is not more than 0.5%, which fully complies with the requirements of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), it said.
Rosneft said the release of a new highly environmentally friendly fuel testifies to the high technological capabilities of the company’s processing plants and helps to minimize the environmental impact of transport.
Related: Russia: Rosneft refinery in Syzran commences production of low sulphur bunker fuel
Related: Russia: Rosneft Bunker expands delivery locations for low-sulphur marine fuel
Related: Rosneft successfully completes bunkering operations for icebreaker ‘Kapitan Khlebnikov’
Photo credit: Rosneft
Published: 19 June, 2020
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IBIA Asia, ABIS, sources from Singapore’s bunkering and surveying companies, and an industry veteran share with Manifold Times the issues expected from MPA’s latest Covid-19 measures.
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Changes include abolishing advance declaration of bunkers as dangerous cargo, reducing pilotage fees on vessels receiving bunkers, and a ‘whitelist’ system for bunker tankers.
Claim relates to deliveries of MGO to the vessels Pacific Diligence, Pacific Valkyrie, Pacific Defiance, Crest Alpha 1, and Pacific Warlock between March 2020 to April 2020.