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Tumpuan Megah Development deploys “Escolar” to support Lumut bunkering operations

Lumut port offers shipowners and operators an opportunity to ‘jump the queue’ for bunkers-only calls when compared to lifting fuel at other regional ports.




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Tumpuan Megah Development Sdn Bhd (TMD), the bunkering subsidiary of Malaysia-listed Straits Inter Logistics Berhad (Straits), has deployed a bunker tanker to support operations at Lumut port after securing an exclusive bunkering agreement with the facility’s operator.

The 550 metric tonne (mt) capacity bunkering vessel Escolar (IMO 9066253) will be dedicated to low sulphur marine gas oil (LS MGO) deliveries at Lumut and start operations effective 15 October, shares the Sales and Marketing Director of TMD.

Essentially, Lumut port offers shipowners and operators an opportunity to ‘jump the queue’ for bunkers-only calls in a safe and efficient manner when compared to lifting bunkers at other regional ports, highlights Richard Ho.

“Other ports such as Penang, Port Klang and also Singapore are more popular choices for bunkering. However, this also means they are also subjected to congestion issues for refuelling during certain periods,” he explains to Manifold Times.

“What we have done for Lumut port is to provide a service previously unavailable at the facility, which is to now permanently position a dedicated bunkering tanker to service vessels visiting the port.

“As such, vessels will now likely receive prompt service when choosing to refuel at Lumut, which also results in savings for their respective DCR (daily charter rate); presenting a triple-win situation for shipowners, operators, and bunker traders alike.”

Bunkering operations can be carried out at three locations at Lumut, namely at berth or anchorage, and via a dedicated marine refuelling area exclusive to the ‘Pit-Stop Bunker Hub @ Lumut’ venture.

“The depth at the marine refuelling area reserved for the ‘Pit-Stop Bunker Hub @ Lumut’ venture is between 30 to 40 metres and we have a total surface area of 2 nautical miles square located [LAT 04° 06.0’ N / LONG 100° 28.0’E] 35 nautical miles from the Malacca Straits dedicated for operations,” explains Ho.

“Additionally, the depth at Lumut’s seawall-protected berth and anchorages are between 10 to 40 metres which means we can accommodate vessels from as small as tugboats to as large as Valemaxes in any weather.”

Lumut Maritime Terminal Sdn Bhd (LMTSB) on Tuesday (1 October) granted TMD the exclusive right to operate, manage and provide bunker services located at or within Lumut Port limit including but not limited to jetties/ wharfs, anchorage area and the designated Pit-stop Bunker area.

‘Pit-Stop Bunker Hub @ Lumut’ is a joint venture between LMTSB and TMD.

Contact details for bunker enquires at Lumut port are as follows:

Tumpuan Megah Development Sdn Bhd 

Tel : +6073584661
Fax : +6073519660
Email: [email protected]

Tumpuan Megah Development Sdn Bhd.
47-01, Jalan Molek 2/1, 
Taman Molek,
81100 Johor Bahru
Johor Darul Takzim,
West Malaysia

Lumut Maritime Terminal Sdn Bhd

Tel : +6056983333
Fax : +6056981256
Email: [email protected]

Lumut Maritime Terminal Sdn Bhd
Lot 1, Lumut Port Industrial Park,
Jalan Kg Acheh,
32000 Sitiawan,
Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia

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Photo credit: Tumpuan Megah Development
Published: 3 October, 2019


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LNG Bunkering

Singapore: Pavilion Energy supplies LNG to TFG Marine dual-fuel bunker tanker

“MT Diligence” was refuelled with 34 cubic metres of LNG bunker fuel, supplied by Pavilion Energy, marking the first LNG bunkering of TFG Marine’s bunker vessel.





Singapore: Pavilion Energy supplies LNG to TFG Marine bunker tanker

Global marine fuel supply and procurement firm TFG Marine on Monday (20 May) announced the completion of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) refuelling of its dual-fuel bunker tanker MT Diligence this week in Jurong Port, Singapore.

The 34 cubic metres (m3) of LNG to power the MT Diligence was supplied by the Marine division of Singapore-headquartered Pavilion Energy. 

“Deploying a vessel that can be powered by LNG as well as conventional low sulphur marine fuels helps TFG Marine to meet its licence requirement with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA),” TFG Marine said in a social media post.

Singapore: Pavilion Energy supplies LNG to TFG Marine dual-fuel bunker tanker

“Built and operated for TFG Marine by CBS Ventures Pte Ltd, the 5,000 dwt MT Diligence has been designed to our technical specifications, including stringent safety considerations and has joined our supply fleet this year in the major bunkering centre of Singapore.”

Manifold Times previously reported TFG Marine christening the first LNG dual-fuel bunker tanker to join its fleet.  

The newbuild vessel, MT Diligence, has joined the company's low sulphur fuel oil and biofuel supply operations in the major bunkering centre of Singapore.

Related: LNG dual-fuel bunker tanker “MT Diligence” joins TFG Marine fleet for Singapore ops


Photo credit: TFG Marine
Published: 21 May 2024

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Winding up

Singapore: Liquidators schedule final meeting for Sejahtera Shipping and related companies

Final meetings will be held at 9 Raffles Place, #19-21 Republic Plaza Tower 2, Singapore 048619 for Sejahtera Shipping, Molek Shipping and Madu Shipping.





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The final meetings of Sejahtera Shipping Pte Ltd and its related companies have been scheduled to take place on 21 June, according to the company’s liquidators on a notice posted on Monday (20 May) on the Government Gazette.

The other companies are Molek Shipping Pte Ltd and Madu Shipping Pte Ltd. 

The meetings will be held at 9 Raffles Place, #19-21 Republic Plaza Tower 2, Singapore 048619 at the following times:

  1. Sejahtera Shipping at 11am
  2. Molek Shipping at 10.30am
  3. Madu Shipping at 10am

They will be held for the purposes of having accounts laid before the meeting showing the manner in which the winding-up has been conducted and the property of the company disposed of, and of hearing any explanation that may be given by the liquidator.

The details of the liquidators are as follows:

Cheng Sam Tai Catherine
c/o Crowe Horwath First Trust Corporate Advisory Pte. Ltd.
9 Raffles Place, #19-20 Republic Plaza Tower 2, Singapore 048619

A member entitled to attend and vote at the meeting is entitled to appoint a proxy to attend and vote in his stead. A proxy need not be a member of the company. The instrument appointing a proxy must be deposited at the Registered Office of the company not less than 48 hours before the time set for holding the meeting.

Related: Singapore: Sejahtera Shipping and related companies to be wound up voluntarily


Photo credit: Benjamin-child
Published: 21 May 2024

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Bunker Fuel

Island Oil eyes Korean market with new Seoul office

New office marked the company’s latest expansion within Far East and Southeast Asia markets, following the opening of the company’s Hong Kong office last year.





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International marine fuel trading firm Island Oil on Monday (20 May) announced it has established an office in Seoul.

This marked the company’s latest expansion within the Far East and Southeast Asia markets, following the opening of the company’s Hong Kong office last year. 

Additionally, Island Oil has several years of established presence in Singapore, along with a representative office in Shanghai. 

Mr. Yongje (Jayden) Choi will be heading the Seoul office as Business Development Manager. 


Mr. Yongje (Jayden) Choi

“We welcome Jayden to the Island Oil family”, said Mr. Michell Kamphorst, Head of International Trading, Asia at Island Oil.  

“His expertise in the Korean market will provide an immediate impact as we inaugurate our Seoul office, marking another significant milestone in our Asia expansion.”

“Stepping into Island Oil, I am impressed by their dedication to maintaining a culture of dignity and respect for all team members, as well as their strong commitment to fairness and transparent communication”, said Choi.

“I am excited to be a part of Island Oil's journey towards greater growth and prosperity”, he concluded.

Note: Enquiries can be sent to Island Oil’s Seoul office via email at [email protected]

Related: Island Oil continues expansion into Chinese markets with new Hong Kong trading office
Related: Island Oil and Island Petroleum receive ISCC EU certification for bio bunker fuels


Photo credit: TANIM MUNSHI on Unsplash / Island Oil
Published: 21 May 2024

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