Friday, September 17, 2021
ship anchorage
Shipbuilding

Vitol Building Two Hybrid Battery-Powered Bunker Tankers Bound for Singapore Harbor

V-Bunkers, the Singaporean bunker arm of Dutch-based Vitol, has placed an order to build two electric-hybrid bunker tankers. V-Bunkers intends to deploy these bunker tankers for harbor operations in Singapore,...

2 hours ago
Total Views: 135

Sunday, August 22, 2021
Drone Photo Of A Product Tanker carrying Gasoline.
News

Asia Has Too Much Diesel

What will Asia do with an oversupply of diesel and what does it mean for the tanker market or bunker rates?

August 22, 2021
Total Views: 1056

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
A bunker vessel prepares to supply fuel to Hin Leong's Pu Tuo Shan VLCC supertanker in the waters off Jurong Island in Singapore
Shipping

China Challenges Singapore as Asia’s Top Bunker Supplier

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) Singapore is facing the greatest competition yet to its status as the dominant marine fuel supplier in Asia, with China luring more ships to its shores following...

July 20, 2021
Total Views: 3774

Thursday, June 17, 2021
cargo ship emissions
Shipping

HFO Getting a Boost From Beijing and Hot Weather

By Elizabeth Low (Bloomberg) — High-sulfur fuel oil markets are getting a boost as Chinese private refiners hunt for more straight-run fuel oil to use as a feedstock, and a sweltering...

June 17, 2021
Total Views: 1172

Sunday, March 21, 2021
bunkering tanker
News

China’s VLSFO Bunker Exports Soar 93%

by Muyu Xu and Emily Chow (Reuters) – China’s exports of clean marine fuel in the first two months of 2021 nearly doubled from the same period last year, when...

March 21, 2021
Total Views: 978

Monday, March 1, 2021
port of rotterdam
Shipping

Shippers Face Increasing Bunker Surcharges Amid Rising Fuel Costs

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Higher fuel costs are triggering increases in ocean carrier bunker surcharges, adding more misery for shippers already struggling with record high freight rates and additional fees....

March 1, 2021
Total Views: 1171

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
maersk tanker
Shipping

Maersk Tankers and Cargill Team Up on New Bunker Procurement Service

Maersk Tankers and Cargill have teamed up to launch a new bunker procurement service that will offer better pricing, service and transparency to tramp shipping companies and trading houses. The...

February 24, 2021
Total Views: 3291

Monday, January 18, 2021
Oil tanker in Ningbo Zhoushan port
Ports

Trafigura Wins Rare Bonded Bunker License in China’s Marine Fuel Hub

SINGAPORE, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Commodities trader Trafigura has won a licence to supply bonded marine fuel at the port of Zhoushan, China’s top bunker fuel hub, a company spokeswoman...

January 18, 2021
Total Views: 1978

Friday, January 15, 2021
Shipping

Return of Bunker Surcharges Possible as Low Sulphur Fuel Spread Widens

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – As oil prices head north again, ocean carriers are preparing to ramp up low-sulphur fuel surcharges to add to the misery of shippers struggling with sky-high...

January 15, 2021
Total Views: 3200

Thursday, January 14, 2021
A bunker vessel prepares to supply fuel to Hin Leong's Pu Tuo Shan VLCC supertanker in the waters off Jurong Island in Singapore
Shipping

Shell Unit Named Singapore’s Top Marine Fuel Supplier of 2020

SINGAPORE, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Shell Plc’s Singapore bunkering unit, Shell Eastern Trading Pte Ltd, moved up a notch to be the top marine fuel supplier in the world’s biggest...

January 14, 2021
Total Views: 939

Thursday, December 31, 2020
bunkering tanker
News

China Issues New VLSFO Marine Fuel Export Quotas

By Chen Aizhu (Reuters) – China has issued 5 million tonnes of clean marine fuel export quotas in the first release for 2021, to five companies including a private refiner,...

December 31, 2020
Total Views: 4695

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Maritime News

Shipping Fuel Demand Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels -Traders

By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Asian refiners’ profit from producing very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) climbed to six-month highs this week as output cuts keep supplies...

November 5, 2020
Total Views: 81

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
bunkering operations
Maritime News

More Diesel in Bunker Fuel Raising Risk It Could Turn Into Sludge

By Elizabeth Low (Bloomberg) –The shipping sector is providing an outlet for surplus oil products such as diesel that have swelled due to a virus-driven demand hit, but questions about...

October 21, 2020
Total Views: 157

Monday, October 19, 2020
ships at anchor
Maritime News

Singapore Suspends Bunker Supply Licences of Hin Leong Unit

By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Singapore has suspended the licences to sell ship fuel held by a subsidiary of defunct oil trader Hin Leong Trading Pte Ltd...

October 19, 2020
Total Views: 47

Sunday, October 18, 2020
Oil tanker in Ningbo Zhoushan port
Ports

China’s Zhoushan Port Plans Bunker Hub Expansion

SINGAPORE, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Sales of marine fuel from the Chinese port of Zhoushan, the country’s top supplier of shipping fuel, in first nine months of 2020 rose nearly 18%...

October 18, 2020
Total Views: 96

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
containership ship bunkering
Maritime News

Bunker Sales From China’s Zhoushan Rise 18%

by Chen Aizhu (Reuters) – Sales of marine fuel from the Chinese port of Zhoushan, the country’s top supplier of shipping fuel, in first nine months of 2020 rose nearly...

October 14, 2020
Total Views: 67

Friday, October 2, 2020
ship anchorage
Maritime News

Head of Singapore’s Biggest Marine Fuel Supplier Charged in Shell Oil Heist Case

SINGAPORE, Oct 2 (Reuters) – The founder of one of Singapore’s biggest marine fuel suppliers has been charged for his involvement in a large-scale oil theft from Shell’s refinery in...

October 2, 2020
Total Views: 128

Friday, September 25, 2020
containership bunkering
Maritime News

Trafigura Proposes Carbon Tax on Marine Fuels to Help Meet Emissions Targets

SINGAPORE, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Commodities trader Trafigura on Friday proposed a carbon levy of $250-$300 per tonne of carbon-dioxide (CO2) equivalent on shipping fuels to make zero and low...

September 25, 2020
Total Views: 114

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
containership ship bunkering
Maritime News

Pandemic Crushes Global Marine Fuel Demand, Driving Bunker Market Consolidation -IBIA

By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Global demand for marine fuels is expected to fall by up to 17% due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on...

September 16, 2020
Total Views: 180

Friday, August 21, 2020
crowley lng bunkers ISO Containers
Environment

Bio-Bunkers, What Types Of BioFuels Could Ships Burn in 2030?

By Ryan Hesketh and Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — Shipping is the backbone of the global economy, responsible for about 90% of world trade. But it also accounts for almost 3%...

August 21, 2020
Total Views: 391