Singapore-based oil trading firms Winson Group and ZenRock Commodities both made separate statements to abate any doubts over their financial stability due to the recent Hin Leong Trading (HLT) debacle, reports Bloomberg.
Winson Group allegedly stated the company did not have any ongoing accounts with HLT in an emailed statement to the news agency.
The same email also supposedly states that the company has been able to meet all obligations and deadlines to banks and creditors.
Similarly, ZenRock purportedly stated by email it is not under any statutory restructuring or insolvency protection and does not have any open accounts with HLT.
It added that while its business has been adversely affected by slowing Chinese demand, closed economies due to the coronavirus lockdown, it has the “ability and experience to work through them profitability”.
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Published: 24 April, 2020
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‘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.