Shanghai is planning to replace up to 36 waste disposal containerships that currently consume traditional bunker fuel with liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered versions.
The first of such vessels, which ferry domestic waste to disposal facilities along the Huangpu River, was put into service on 4 January, according to local media.
The 55.6-meter-long vessel was built by Shanghai SMI Environmental Industry and has a carrying capacity of 30 twenty-feet equivalent units (TEUs) or 600 metric tonnes (mt).
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Publication date: 9 January, 2018
‘Generally, you have to heat VLSFOs to prevent waxing, but the more you heat them the lower the shelf life is going to be,’ Dr Malcolm Cooper, the Group Managing Director of VPS, tells Manifold Times.
Current low prices for road and aviation fuels in September could mean another increase of flashpoint off-spec cases for MGO when players start introducing the products back into the bunker stream.
Some bunker suppliers at various ports have even achieved their sales target for the year; the trend doesn't seem to be slowing down and suppliers are expecting a boom during end of September.
The company has entered a memorandum of agreement with Millenium Satu Ltd to acquire the 7,550 dwt oil tanker to increase service flexibility; vessel will be paid over an installment period of 36 months.
Deloitte & Touche JMs believe IPP has a viable claim against Dr Goh Jin Hian for breaches of his director’s duties to act with skill, care and diligence which he owned to IPP, states court document.
An earlier MPA notice outlined precautionary measures for personnel to observe when conducting marine refuelling operations at port in order to minimise the risk of contracting Covid-19.