Independent commodity trading and logistics house Trafigura is planning to install scrubbers on 32 newbuild oil and product tankers, reports Reuters.
The vessels are scheduled for delivery from the fourth quarter of 2018 (Q42018) to 2019.
“The first vessels will be delivered in October this year. All will be equipped with scrubbers,” said the company in an email statement.
International Maritime Organization (IMO) rules state all vessels will need to use 0.5% sulphur limit marine fuel, or implement appropriate measures to meet lower emissions equal to the consumption of such fuels, from 2020 onwards.
Vessels sailing within international waters currently need to meet the 3.5% sulphur limit under IMO rules.
Photo credit: Trafigura
Publication date: 27 March, 2018
Top three positive movers in 2021 were Hong Lam Fuels Pte Ltd (+14); Sirius Marine Pte Ltd (+12); and TFG Marine (+11); according to the latest data from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.
Webinar will offer delegates insights on the prevention of operational issues when using VLSFOs, along with an update on biofuels and bunker fuel quality trends for 2021 and its forecast for the current year.
Heating VLSFOs to prevent cold flow issues causes issues related to distillate ageing, and there is a gentle balance to be maintained when handling the product.
Research into n-paraffin distribution of VLSFOs has shown that they not only differ from MGO, but significantly differ from each other as well, states bulletin.
Bunker Holding and Dan-Bunkering have decided not to appeal the city court ruling in the case where the companies were on trial for breaching EU sanctions against Syria, states USTC.
Poll shows market participants think Singapore’s future as a bunkering hub in the near term will be impacted most by growth in alternative bunker fuels and intensifying competition from other ports in Asia.