Oil major Chevron has revealed that it will offer the IMO 2020-compliant 0.5% sulphur bunker fuel by the end of the third quarter, reports said.

Singapore-based bunker supplier Southernpec (Singapore) has been permanently banned from supplying marine fuels in the port of Singapore after the local port authority revoked its bunker supplier licence.

France’s Total is readying to make 0.5% sulphur content fuels available at major bunkering ports from the fourth quarter of this year ahead of the IMO 2020 regulation, and the state oil firm is projecting a gradual global uptake of LNG as a marine fuel.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has temporarily suspended the bunker craft operator licence of Southernpec (Singapore) effective 25 April until further notice due to the use of magnets on its bunker tanker to tamper with the accuracy of mass flow meter.

Brazilian state oil firm Petrobras has produced and supplied its first batch of IMO 2020-compliant bunker fuels of 0.34% sulphur content, it has been reported.

Singapore authorities have uncovered a corrupt practice in the local bunkering industry and charges have been pressed against a Singaporean bunker clerk.

Bunker delivery note (BDN) amendments relating to supply of marine fuels to ships with alternative mechanisms to address sulphur emission requirements have entered into force on 1 January 2019, IMO said.

Bunker One, the physical fuel supply arm of Bunker Holding Group, has expanded into Germany to service all ports at the German North Sea and Baltic Sea regions with bases in Rostock, Kiel and Hamburg.

Bunker supplier Monjasa has opened a new supply location in Djibouti, Northeast Africa to provide a bunkering alternative to the traditional Suez and Jeddah markets.

Bunker supplier Peninsula Petroleum will expand its operations to Malta in late-December, backed by exclusive bunker tankers and reliable cargo sourcing.

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