Connect with us


Singapore: CNC Petroleum expands local bunkering kiosk network; expects domestic market growth

Firm started operations of its latest 150,000 litre capacity floating bunkering station Garene II in April 2021, in addition to sistership Garene I which it took delivery in June 2020, learns Manifold Times.




Garene II

Singapore-based CNC Petroleum, a subsidiary of local fuel and lubricant distributor PS Energy, is preparing for the expected growth of Singapore’s domestic bunkering sector with its latest floating bunkering station, says its Coastal Bunkering Sales Manager.

“With the recovery in ocean trading volume and increase in maritime projects, we think the domestic bunkering segment is an area where there is growth potential,” Ong Chin Han tells Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.

“There are not many bunker fuel suppliers and facilities catering to the domestic market where customers with small vessels need to take bunker on a prompt and high frequency basis, due to the nature of their businesses.

“This is where our local bunkering kiosk network, including the floating barges, can serve their requirements.”

CNC Petroleum started operations of its latest 150,000 litre capacity floating bunkering station Garene II in April 2021, in addition to the sistership Garene I which it took delivery in June 2020.

The floating bunkering stations which operate 24/7 are targeting harbour craft (i.e. launch craft, lighter boats, yachts and tugs) in addition to customers requiring automotive diesel oil on Singapore’s offshore islands; they are located at the buoy off West Coast Pier and Marina South Pier

“We offer standard, out of hours, next-day and emergency delivery standby services around the clock to provide reliable and agile services to the customers,” informs Ong.

“Apart from being able to cater to all vessels near the coastal region, the floating bunkering stations can also serve the offshore sector including islands such as Pulau Ubin and Semakau at their convenience when required.”

Ong, meanwhile, was quick to note both Garene I and Garene II to be complimenting the modernised marine refuelling jetty at Penjuru; a facility near Penjuru terminal and Jurong port which CNC Petroleum took over operations since March 2017.

The refuelling jetty at Penjuru provides time efficient and convenient refuels to the customers. Besides marine gas oil (MGO; 500ppm), automotive diesel oil (ADO; 10ppm) can be provided via road tankers upon request.

Additionally, CNC Petroleum is currently looking to upgrade its MGO dispensers at Penjuru jetty to enable a faster turn-round time for customers.

This upgrade is in addition to an operational automation system which uses a two-step password verification system to authenticate and authorise the dispensing of MGO at the terminal, which provides better control and work traceability for the customers to manage their fleet.

The digital system, which also prints out a bunker voucher for the customer when bunkering is competed, introduces an element of transparency for customers by omitting the chances of fuel pilferage and document tampering.

“We also have two berths at Penjuru jetty and can concurrently refuel two vessels at one time,” says Ong.

“Further, we are a MPA (Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore) approved seller for fresh water to vessels so customers can refuel their fuel and water at the same time.”

Manifold Times earlier reported CNC Petroleum to be in the midst of embarking on several bunkering related projects as part of internal expansion plans this year.

Contact details of Ong Chin Han are as follows:

Coastal Bunkering Sales Manager
HP: +65 9006 3288
Email: [email protected]

Related: CNC Petroleum mulls further Singapore bunker tanker acquisitions, starts business expansion to Philippines


Photo credit: CNC Petroleum
Published: 30 June, 2021

Continue Reading


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

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading
  • RE 05 Lighthouse GIF
  • v4Helmsman Gif Banner 01
  • Consort advertisement v2
  • Aderco advert 400x330 1
  • EMF banner 400x330 slogan
  • SBF2


  • Singfar advertisement final
  • HL 2022 adv v1
  • 102Meth Logo GIF copy
  • Triton Bunkering advertisement v2

  • E Marine logo
  • metcore
  • Energe Logo
  • Uni Fuels logo advertisement white background
  • Victory Logo
  • Central Star logo
  • CNC Logo Rev Manifold Times
  • endress
  • intrasea
  • SMS Logo v2
  • Headway Manifold
  • Advert Shipping Manifold resized1
  • VPS 2021 advertisement
  • 400x330 v2 copy