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Sinopec Anqing Petrochemical on Wednesday (24 June) said it has joined the ranks of other Sinopec refineries around the country to implement a ‘100-day-plan’ for producing low-sulphur heavy marine fuel oil.
The mandate for Sinopec Anqing to implement the plan was received at the end of April 2020, and after much careful planning to execute not just the fuel blending process but also storage and transportation, the refinery said it was able to produce IMO 2020 compliant low-sulphur heavy marine fuel on 18, June.
As of Monday (22 June), 2,700 metric tonnes (mt) of low-sulphur heavy marine fuel oil was shipped out of Anqing refinery’s Pier 5.
Sinopec Anqing said the decision to produce low sulphur marine fuel was to leverage the high value of bunker fuel post IMO 2020 and to ease the pressure on its inventories.
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Photo credit: Amber Case
Published: 25 June, 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.