Bunker sales at Singapore port rose 7.5% on year in January 2020, according to Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) data.
A total 4.51 million metric tonnes (mt) (exact: 4,514,700 mt) of bunkers was sold at the port in January, higher than 4.19 million mt (exact: 4,199,400 mt) posted during January 2019.
Deliveries of 500 centistokes (cSt), 380 cSt and 180 cSt grades in January 2020 (against on year), was respectively 131,400 mt (-83.5% from 795,500 mt), 632,300 mt (-78.7% from 2.97 million mt), and 7,000 mt (-74.1% from 27,000 mt).
Low sulphur 500 cSt, 380 cSt and 180 cSt products respectively recorded no sales (compared to zero), 2.22 million mt (from 3,600 mt), and 211,000 mt (from 29,000 mt).
The latest data introduced new categories, namely low sulphur 100 cSt, and ULSFO which respectively recorded 681,700 mt and 77,500 mt of sales in January.
Low sulphur marine gas oil (LS MGO) sales were posted at 445,900 mt (+94.3% from 229,500 mt) and MGO at 108,500 mt (+37.2% from 79,100 mt).
Published: 17 February 2020
The top three positive movers in the 2020 bunker supplier list are Hong Lam Fuels Pte Ltd (+13); Chevron Singapore Pte Ltd (+12); and SK Energy International (+8), according to MPA list.
‘We will operate in the Singapore bunkering market from the Tokyo, with support from local staff at Sumitomo Corporation Singapore,’ source tells Manifold Times.
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.
3,490 mt of LSFO from Itochu Enex was lifted at Universal Terminal; the same bunker stem was bought by Global Marine Logistics and delivered by bunker tanker Juma to receiving vessel Kirana Nawa.
Representatives of Veritas Petroleum Services, Maersk, INTERTANKO, ElbOil Singapore, and SDE International provide insight from their respective fields of expertise on what lies ahead.