Equatorial Marine Fuel Management Services has been named the largest bunker supplier by volume at the Port of Singapore for 2022.
The company edged out Petrochina International which came second and which had topped the list in 2020 and 2021, according to data published by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
It was another solid year for the commodity trading companies. TFG Marine, the joint venture between Trafigura (75%), Frontline (15%) and Golden Ocean (10%), moved up two places to complete the top three. Vitol Bunkers retained its position as the fourth largest supplier, ahead of Shell Eastern Trading, and Mercuria Energy Group subsidiary, Minerva Bunkering, moved from 13th to ninth.
However, Glencore Singapore, which had its bunker licence suspended for two months after the MPA found it had supplied high sulphur fuel oil contaminated with chlorinated hydrocarbons to vessels at the port, dropped from 6th to 13th.
BP Singapore (6th), Global Energy Trading (7th), Chevron Singapore (8th) and Sentenk Marine & Trading (10th) made up the rest of the top ten in a year when bunker volumes at the global bunker hub fell 4.2%.
The number of companies rose from 41 in 2021 to 42 in 2022. Sinopec Fuel Oil, the most recent entrant to the Singapore bunker market, placed 19th on the list.