Sunday, March 21, 2021
bunkering tanker

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: 948

Monday, March 1, 2021
port of rotterdam

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: 1137

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
maersk tanker

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: 3246

Monday, January 18, 2021

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: 1943

Friday, January 15, 2021

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: 3182

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

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: 928

Thursday, December 31, 2020
bunkering tanker

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: 4682

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: 74

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: 117

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: 40

Sunday, October 18, 2020

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: 83

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: 57

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: 102

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: 73

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: 156

Friday, August 21, 2020
crowley lng bunkers ISO Containers

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: 299

Thursday, August 20, 2020
hong kong port

Ships Avoid Bunkering In Hong Kong Due To Strict COVID Rules

By Elizabeth Low and Ann Koh (Bloomberg) – Ships are skipping Hong Kong for re-fueling after the city implemented strict quarantine regulations at its port to curb the spread of the...

August 20, 2020
Total Views: 62

Thursday, July 30, 2020
Maritime News

Hydrogen’s Future May Follow Path Blazed by Natural Gas

By Anna Shiryaevskaya (Bloomberg) –For a glimpse into the future of a hydrogen-fueled world, look no further than natural gas and the technology that rapidly transformed it into a global...

July 30, 2020
Total Views: 43

Friday, July 3, 2020
containership ship bunkering
Maritime News

Bunker Market Facing Tougher Q3 as Supply Rises

By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, July 3 (Reuters) – Global supply of fuel oil, used by ships and power plants, is expected to grow in the third quarter, depressing the marine...

July 3, 2020
Total Views: 37

Monday, June 22, 2020
tankers at anchor
Maritime News

China to be Self-Reliant in IMO-Compliant Fuel -Official

SINGAPORE/BEIJING, June 22 (Reuters) – Chinese refiners have the capacity to produce 18.1 million tonnes of low-sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) this year, which would make the country self-sufficient in the...

June 22, 2020
Total Views: 19