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Sinopec Qingdao Petrochemical on Thursday (2 July) said it has now entered a stage where it can scale production of low sulphur marine fuel oil (LSFO); the company has also successfully produced a record 110,00 metric tonnes (mt) of the fuel in June.
This is the highest ever recorded output in a single month and the feat was in recognition of the Chinese Commmunist Party’s 100th Anniversary, it said.
The goal to produce 100,000 mt of low sulphur marine fuel oil was put forward in June and all departments worked together to ensure that the target would be met without compromising the quality of the fuel along the way.
Sinopec Qingdao added that last year it produced 420,000 mt of low sulphur marine fuel and will continually strive to contribute towards Sinopec’s development of the low sulphur marine fuel market.
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Photo credit: Amber Case
Published: 3 July, 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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