• GLOBAL: Waiting for the ‘fog of IMO 2020 uncertainty’ to clear

    GLOBAL: Waiting for the ‘fog of IMO 2020 uncertainty’ to clear

    BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst Peter Sand reports that the spread between high and low sulphur fuel, which widened towards record-breaking territory around the implementation deadline of IMO2020, has now ‘started to narrow slightly’.

  • AMERICAS: US Coast Guard outlines approach on IMO 2020 compliance checks

    AMERICAS: US Coast Guard outlines approach on IMO 2020 compliance checks

    Proven failure to comply with in-force sulphur regulations could result in vessel detention or the imposition of civil penalties; the US Coast Guard may also refer such cases to the Environmental Protection Agency for administrative enforcement or to the US Department of Justice for criminal prosecution.

  • EUROPE: Port of Antwerp builds LNG bunkering profile

    EUROPE: Port of Antwerp builds LNG bunkering profile

    Cryostar and KC LNG have been awarded a contract to build an LNG ship and truck fuelling facility which will allow Fluxys, G&V, Titan LNG and Rolande to substantially expand the LNG supply options at quay 526/528 in the Port of Antwerp.

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27
Jan

GLOBAL: Clean Arctic Alliance calls for ban on ships burning ‘super pollutant’ VLSFO in the Arctic

As the debate over whether the switch to very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) will actually increase shipping’s emissions of ‘Black Carbon’ continues, the environmental lobby group Clean Arctic Alliance has today (27 January) called on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to ‘support an immediate switch to distillate fuels for ships in the Arctic and develop a global rule prohibiting fuels with high Black Carbon emissions’.

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27
Jan

AMERICAS: PES facing fine over Girard Point refinery fire

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Philadelphia Energy Solutions for ‘serious violations of safety and health hazards related to process safety management’ following a fire and subsequent explosion at its Girard Point refinery complex in Philadelphia in June 2019.

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27
Jan

GLOBAL: Turkey implements 20% hike in marine pollution fines

The Standard Club has advised its members that Turkey’s Environmental Protection Agency his increased marine pollution fines with effect from 1 January.

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27
Jan

GLOBAL: CMB makes CO2 pledge to be ‘net zero as from 2020 – zero in 2050’

Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) has announced it is offsetting all its CO2 emissions in order to have ‘net zero CO2 emissions’ as from this year – and it is aiming to achieve ‘zero carbon emissions’ from its shipping operations by 2050.

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27
Jan

GLOBAL: VPS flags up sediment problems in VLSFOs

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) issued seven bunker alerts relating to sediment issues in very low sulphur fuel oils (VLSFOs) between 24 December 2019 and 21 January 2020.

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27
Jan

AMERICAS: CARB issues reminder on OGV fuel regulation – no scrubbers allowed

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) notes that the compliance requirements under its Ocean-Going Vessel (OGV) fuel regulation are unchanged after the implementation of IMO 2020.

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27
Jan

MIDDLE EAST: Dan-Bunkering appoints four bunker traders to Dubai office

The team at Dan-Bunkering (Middle East) DMCC is now the largest in the Dan-Bunkering group in terms of the number of traders.

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24
Jan

ASIA PACIFIC: Petrochina tops the list of Singapore bunker suppliers

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s newly-released list of bunker suppliers by volumes sold in 2019 shows a rejigging of position in the top three places, a strong showing by Glencore and Palmstone Tankers & Trading and a significant fall in the rankings by ExxonMobil and, not surprisingly, the financially troubled Brightoil Petroleum.

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24
Jan

GLOBAL: Carnival’s LNG-fuelled cruise ship Mardi Gras floated out at Meyer Turku shipyard

The 180,000 GT Mardi Gras – which will be North America’s first LNG-fuelled cruise ship and the largest in the Carnival fleet – was floated out at Meyer Turku’s Finnish shipyard today (24 January).

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Bunker Prices - 28/01/2020

LOCATION

380

MGO

VLSFO

Buenos Aires

760

640

Busan

432

642

632

Durban

767

732

Fujairah

310

700

615

Gibraltar

340

555

525

Hong Kong

400

582

615

Houston

332

578

525

Istanbul

660

670

Las Palmas

350

555

525

Los Angeles

445

635

635

Malta (off)

345

547

535

Mumbai

368

773

New York

322

555

540

Panama Canal

350

625

605

Piraeus

331

597

602

Rotterdam

285

490

468

Santos

578

684

578

Shanghai

454

672

675

Singapore

362

613

620

St. Petersburg

200

510

445

Suez

384

650

Tokyo

364

797

720