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: 3683

Monday, July 19, 2021
Singapore.
Shipping

Singapore Prepares to Swap Oil Hub Status for Greener Future

By Andrew Janes and Dan Murtaugh (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc announced late last year it would slash capacity by half at its biggest oil refinery. For Singapore, where the plant has...

July 19, 2021
Total Views: 1344

Monday, May 24, 2021
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Shipping

Collapsed Singapore Oil Trader Founder Appeals $20 Million Order

By Chanyaporn Chanjaroen and Alfred Cang (Bloomberg) — Lim Oon Kuin, the founder of collapsed Singapore oil trader Hin Leong Trading (Pte.) Ltd, is appealing a court order to return funds...

May 24, 2021
Total Views: 1595

Monday, May 3, 2021
sembcorp marine yard
Offshore

Singapore-Based Sembcorp Marine Faces COVID-19 Headwinds, Skilled Worker Shortage

Singapore-based marine and offshore engineering Sembcorp Marine expects losses to continue this year as it faces COVID-19 constraints and a shortage of skilled workers. Sembcorp Marine provided the outlook in...

May 3, 2021
Total Views: 3138

Sunday, May 2, 2021
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Ports

Crew Change Crisis 2.0 – Singapore Bans South Asian Seafarers

Seafarers have been the invisible victims of COVID-19. Thanks to local restrictions and logistical challenges, hundreds of thousands have been stranded at sea – marooned on vessels for, in some...

May 2, 2021
Total Views: 5966

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Environment

Singapore Launches $90 Million Decarbonization Fund for Shipping

SINGAPORE, April 21 (Reuters) – The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) announced two initiatives on Wednesday to reduce the shipping industry’s greenhouse gas emissions, including a S$120 million ($90 million)...

April 21, 2021
Total Views: 1471

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
RCL Quantum of the Seas cruise ship moored in Singapore
Cruise Ships

Singapore Is The World’s Busiest Cruise Port (For Now)

By Chen Lin (Reuters) – Singapore currently accounts for a third of the world’s cruises its tourism body said on Wednesday, owing to the roaring success of its “cruises to...

April 7, 2021
Total Views: 1924

Friday, April 2, 2021
Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas
Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean Sees ‘Overwhelming Demand’ for Singapore’s Cruise to Nowhere

By Joyce Koh (Bloomberg) — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is extending the season for one of Asia’s largest cruise ships, because of what it said was “overwhelming demand” for its voyages...

April 2, 2021
Total Views: 12165

Friday, March 5, 2021
Ports

Congestion Hits Port of Singapore

By Sam Whelan (The Loadstar) – Major delays have now hit the port of Singapore, with congestion causing vessel turnaround times to more than double and week-long cargo rollovers. Peter Sundara, VP global...

March 5, 2021
Total Views: 5490

Monday, March 1, 2021
Ocean Princess Tanker
Finance

VLCC Fire Sale – Singapore Tanker Tycoon O.K. Lim Liquidates One-Third His Fleet To Repay Billions Of Debt

By Jessica Jaganathan (Reuters) – About one-third of the roughly 150 ships owned by companies controlled by Singapore tycoon Lim Oon Kuin and his family have been sold as part...

March 1, 2021
Total Views: 4347

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Shipping

Singapore Port Authority Backs Ammonia Fuel Project

SINGAPORE, Feb 24 (Reuters) – The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has joined an industry-led project to advance the use of ammonia as a marine fuel to reduce...

February 24, 2021
Total Views: 890

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Ports

Singapore Seeks to Vaccinate 10,000 Maritime Workers in January

Singapore has unveiled plans for an aggressive vaccination blitz for frontline maritime workers that aims to put some 10,000 needles in arms by the end of the month. The COVID-19...

January 19, 2021
Total Views: 1725

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

Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Shipping

Losing Bet on Covid Is Changing Oil-Trading Industry Forever

By Alfred Cang (Bloomberg) — In January, as a mysterious illness ripped through the Chinese city of Wuhan, global oil prices plunged. Two thousand miles away in the island state of Singapore,...

December 29, 2020
Total Views: 2559

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas
Cruise Ships

Singapore’s ‘Cruise-to-Nowhere’ Ends Early Amid COVID Scare

By Chen Lin and Yi Shu Ng SINGAPORE, Dec 9 (Reuters) – A Royal Caribbean “cruise-to-nowhere” from Singapore began disembarking its nearly 1,700 passengers who were confined to their cabins...

December 9, 2020
Total Views: 2392

Friday, November 6, 2020
Cruise Ships

Singapore’s Cruise to Nowhere, Er, Sets Sail

By Travis Teo SINGAPORE, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Hit by cabin fever, hundreds of Singapore residents itching to get out of the tiny country boarded a “cruise to nowhere” on...

November 6, 2020
Total Views: 151

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: 79

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: 46

Ocean Princess Tanker
News

Singapore’s Ocean Tankers Wants To Return Ships To Owners

By Florence Tan and Anshuman Daga SINGAPORE, Oct 19 (Reuters) – The court-appointed manager for Ocean Tankers Pte Ltd has applied to the Singapore court to return most of the...

October 19, 2020
Total Views: 1155

Friday, October 16, 2020
Cruise Ships

Singapore’s Cruises to Nowhere to Set Sail in November

By Kyunghee Park (Bloomberg) –Two cruise ships will start sailing from Singapore from next month into the open seas and back as the city-state aims to give residents some outlet...

October 16, 2020
Total Views: 23