Sales of marine fuels at Singapore port fell by 3.9% on year during December 2020, according to Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) data.
In total, 4.29 million metric tonnes (mt) (exact: 4,289,600 mt) of various bunker fuels were sold at the world’s largest bunkering port in December, less than 4.47 million mt (exact: 4,465,708 mt) recorded during December 2019.
Deliveries of 500 centistokes (cSt), 380 cSt and 180 cSt grades in December 2020 (against on year), were respectively 75,600 mt (-26.5% from 102,900 mt), 943,300 mt (-18.9% from 1.16 million mt), while 180 cSt product recorded no sales (-100% from 4,700 mt).
Low sulphur variants of 500 cSt, 380 cSt and 180 cSt products respectively recorded no sales, 2.10 million mt (-6.5% from 2.25 million mt), and 220,112 mt (-47.22% from 378,300 mt).
The latest data introduced new categories, namely low sulphur 100 cSt which recorded 597,900 mt and ULSFO had no sales in December.
Low sulphur marine gas oil (LS MGO) sales were posted at 324,500 mt (-13.3% from 374,400 mt) and MGO at 50,700 mt (-41.8% from 56,200 mt).
An earlier record of Singapore bunker volumes in 2020 can be found below:
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Published: 14 January, 2021
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.