Bunker sales at Singapore port rose by 5.7% on year in March 2020, according to Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) data.
A total 4.32 million metric tonnes (mt) (exact: 4,322,300 mt) of bunkers was sold at the port in March, more than 4.09 million mt (exact: 4,090,800 mt) posted during March 2019.
Deliveries of 500 centistokes (cSt), 380 cSt and 180 cSt grades in March 2020 (against on year), were respectively 85,100 mt (-85.1% from 737,500 mt), 653,300 mt (-77.8% from 2.95 million mt), while 180 cSt product recorded no sales (-100% from 24,400 mt).
Low sulphur 500 cSt, 380 cSt and 180 cSt products respectively recorded 93.6 million mt sales (compared to zero), 1.98 mt (significantly up from 21,500 mt), and 77,700 mt (+99.2% from 39,000 mt).
The latest data introduced new categories, namely low sulphur 100 cSt, and ULSFO which respectively recorded 849,000 mt and 78,600 mt of sales in February.
Low sulphur marine gas oil (LS MGO) sales were posted at 406,800 mt (+95.1% from 208,500 mt) and MGO at 52,100 mt (-24.3% from 68,900 mt).
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Published: 14 April, 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.
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