Ocean Bunkering Tops 2018 List of Singapore’s Largest Marine Fuel Suppliers

By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Singapore-based Ocean Bunkering Services (OBS) Pte Ltd topped the 2018 list of largest marine fuel suppliers operating in the world's biggest ship refuelling hub, data released from the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore showed on Friday. OBS, bunkering arm of Singapore oil trader and shipper Hin Leong Group, … [Read more...]

Singapore 2018 Bunker Volumes Dip, Outlook for this Year Uncertain

By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Sales of marine fuels in Singapore, the world's biggest ship fuelling port by volume, totalled 49.8 million tonnes in 2018, down 2 percent from a record the year before, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said on Monday. December sales volumes of marine fuels, also known as bunkers, reached an 11-month high of … [Read more...]

Singapore to Ban ‘Wash Water’ Discharges from Open-Loop Scrubber Systems from 2020

By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Singapore's Maritime Port Authority (MPA) will ban the discharge of "wash water" used in ships to scrub engine exhaust from Jan. 1, 2020, the MPA said on Friday. The ban of so-called open-loop scrubbers is part of an effort to prepare one of the world's busiest ports for International Maritime Organization (IMO) rules … [Read more...]

Could Your Used Vegetable Oil Be Used to Power World Trade?

By Alex Longley (Bloomberg) -- A Danish shipping company is planning to use waste vegetable oil to power its fleet, the latest in a list of fuel innovations from a transportation industry that’s under intense pressure to lower its carbon footprint. D/S Norden A/S, which runs more than 300 merchant ships, doesn’t yet know how many companies will want their cargoes delivered … [Read more...]

Shipping Fears Engine Failures as Industry Switches to Low Sulphur Fuel

By Ellen Milligan (Bloomberg) -- Add oil tankers breaking down at sea to the list of things shipping companies are worrying about as they brace for a once-in-a-generation overhaul to the kind of fuel the industry must consume. From Jan. 1, 2020, the vast majority of the world’s merchant fleet will have to use fuel containing no more than 0.5 percent sulfur, down … [Read more...]