The total sales volume of marine fuel at Singapore port was marginally down by 0.5% on year in April, show Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) data.
It recorded total sales of 4.23 million metric tonnes (mt) in April 2018, slightly lower than sales of 4.25 million mt in the same month last year.
In April, sales of 380 centistokes (cSt) grade (versus on year) was recorded at 3.02 million mt (3.19 million mt); 180 cSt product at 23,100 mt (23,200 mt); 500 cSt material at 926,300 mt (876,600 mt).
Marine gas oil (MGO) sales were 64,400 mt (57,500 mt); low sulphur (LS) MGO at 126,100 mt (101,900 mt); LS 180 cSt at 13,100 mt (versus zero); LS 380 cSt at 7,200 mt (8,700 mt); LS 500 cSt at zero mt (versus zero).
Sales of 380 cSt grade decreased 5% on year at Singapore port in April. Coincidentally, the similar month saw the Singapore bunkering sector being affected by a series of off-spec issues regarding cat fines and low flash point.
Local bunker players suggest increased regulation of the entire bunker supply chain could solve the issue.
Related: FOBAS: Cat fines plagued Singapore off-spec bunkers in April
Related: FOBAS alert: Low flash point residual fuels in Singapore
Related: INSIGHT: Off-spec issues reveal 'missing piece' of Singapore bunker supply chain
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Photo credit: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Published: 15 May, 2018
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