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 2018 Fuel Oil Trade Volumes Nearly Halved as IMO 2020 Looms

By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, Jan 3 (Reuters) - High-sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) volumes traded in S&P Global Platts' Singapore price assessment process were nearly halved in 2018 from the previous year, signs of a market shift ahead of tougher global marine fuel rules coming in 2020. New rules from 2020 will ban ships from using fuel oil with a sulphur content above … [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...]

Singapore Bunkering Hub Ready for IMO 2020, Transport Minister Says

SINGAPORE, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Singapore authorities are taking measures to ensure the availability of low-sulphur marine fuels ahead of upcoming emissions regulations in 2020, Singapore's Senior Minister of State for Transport and Health Lam Pin Min said on Wednesday. "(The) MPA is working closely with the industry to ensure that Singapore is ready to supply low-sulphur … [Read more...]

UAE Inquiries for Marine Fuel Spike Amid Tainted Singapore Bunkers

By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, July 31 (Reuters) - Inquiries for marine fuel supplies in the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Fujairah oil hub have spiked as shippers try to avoid loading tainted fuel oil that has clogged and damaged ship engines in Singapore recently, three trade sources said. Tainted marine fuel has been found in Singapore, the world's largest ship … [Read more...]