Tag: Bunkering

Seahawk opens fuel analysis hub in Singapore
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Seahawk opens fuel analysis hub in Singapore

US-headquartered Seahawk Services has announced that it is now offering marine fuel analysis and bunker quantity and investigation surveys from a new base in Singapore. The company is also planning to open a fuel testing lab at the global bunkering hub by Q3 2019. The company is focussing on extending its global reach with the...

A smart approach to bunker management
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A smart approach to bunker management

A new software tool has found that shipowners and operators can save on average three per cent of fuel and related costs by optimising their bunker management strategy. VPO Global spoke with Christian Plum, co-founder of Danish maritime software company BunkerMetric to find out more about making smart bunker management decisions in a volatile market....

Bunker Connect launches quality control module
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Bunker Connect launches quality control module

Bunker Connect has added a quality control module to its services to help shipowners and operators prepare for and comply with IMO 2020. Bunker Connect provides shipping companies and suppliers with information on bunkers, including price and type at available ports. Bunker Connect acts as a liaison between buyer and supplier, offering impartial advice to...

MOL Nordic Tankers extends trial of bunker optimisation solution
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MOL Nordic Tankers extends trial of bunker optimisation solution

MOL Nordic Tankers is extending the trial of BunkerMetric’s fuel management and planning tool that it has been piloting on five of its vessels since the end of 2018. BunkerPlanner is a tool to help shipowners and operators make bunkering decisions and ensure they obtain compliant and cost-efficient fuel, based on the trade route of...

GP Global to offer 0.5 per cent fuel from April
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GP Global to offer 0.5 per cent fuel from April

UAE-based GP Global has announced that it will supply 0.5 per cent compliant fuel from April, 2019, to ports including Rotterdam and the ARA region, Fujairah, and Singapore to prepare for the implementation of the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap. Prerit Goel, group director, GP Global, said: “GP Global is committed to providing bunker customers...

World Fuel Services increases bunker supply in Gibraltar
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World Fuel Services increases bunker supply in Gibraltar

World Fuel Services (WFS), has extended its bunker capacity in the port of Gibraltar with the addition of two barges. Via WFS’ fully owned subsidiary Gib Oil Limited, two barges dedicated to marine gas oil (MGO) and ultra-low sulphur diesel will provide a range of supply options for all vessel types. A single barge trip...

LNG has good potential, says Sovcomflot president
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LNG has good potential, says Sovcomflot president

Sergey Frank, President and CEO, Sovcomflot has said liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel has good potential, following experience on-board its large-capacity tankers since 2015. Sovcomflot’s Green Funnel tankers, which are powered by LNG, have enabled operation in the Baltic and North Seas where strict emissions regulations apply. The vessels have also operated...

Containerships completes first LNG bunkering in Rotterdam
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Containerships completes first LNG bunkering in Rotterdam

Containerships, a CMA CGM Group subsidiary, has completed its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering procedure at the Port of Rotterdam this month. 234 metric tons of LNG were bunkered onto Containerships’ Nord vessel on January 24, 2019. The 1,400-TEU Containerships Nord is the first of four LNG-powered containerships to join the fleet. The following vessels...

Monjasa extends services in Panama with large bunker tanker
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Monjasa extends services in Panama with large bunker tanker

Danish bunker supplier Monjasa has announced that it delivered 450,000 tonnes of fuel using its 2010-built 8,800 DWT tanker, Accra in the Panama Canal in 2018. According to Monjasa, this makes the company the second largest local bunker supplier delivering marine fuel in the Panama Canal in 2018. Accra arrived in Panama after forming part...

VPS launches service in response to 2020 fuel quality issues
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VPS launches service in response to 2020 fuel quality issues

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) has launched an ‘Additional Protection Service’ (APS) to help shipping companies navigate issues around 2020 fuel quality. APS will provide clients with information and support in increasing the level of damage prevention and asset protection of their vessels. VPS says that while ISO8217 offers a significant level of protection to fuel...

World’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel delivered
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World’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel delivered

The world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker supply vessel has begun operating in Northwest Europe. The vessel Kairos is owned by Babcock Schulte Energy and is under charter to the Blue LNG joint venture. Blue LNG is 90 per cent owned by Hamburg-based Nauticor and Lithuanian energy infrastructure supplier KN. Mahinde Abeynaike, CEO, Nauticor,...

World Fuel Services expands bunker operations in US
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World Fuel Services expands bunker operations in US

World Fuel Services (WFS) has announced a new US-based physical bunker supply operation. WFS in partnership with Harley Marine Companies – Pacific Terminal Services and Olympic Tug and Barge, will offer RMG 380 and MGO 0.1 per cent sulphur by dual product barge from mid-January. WFS will be operational in the Columbia River, servicing Portland...