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.

Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL) has announced the start of a scaling phase of its first demonstration project aimed at enhancing traceability and trust in the bunker fuel supply chain from the supply source to the receiving vessel.

Marine fuels supplier Bomin Group has agreed to sell its Belgium operations to tanker shipping group Somtrans, in line with Bomin’s plan on exiting the bunker market in Antwerp.

Energy logistics and bunker supply firm Brightoil Petroleum has ditched an earlier announced plan to sell 15 oil tankers in view of the recent upturn in the VLCC market.

Vietnam’s Petrolimex, via its Singapore unit, has filed an application in the Singapore High Court to wind up bunker supplier Brightoil Petroleum Singapore, according to a legal notice published in a local newspaper.

Bunker supplier Aegean Marine Petroleum Network has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York on Tuesday, after auditors uncovered a fraud amounting to $300m in cash and assets.

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