The use of low sulphur distillates will be the most widely adopted solution for shipowners come 2020 upon the implementation of the IMO Marpol Annex VI regulation, according to physical bunker fuel supplier Bomin Group.
Marine fuels supplier Peninsula Petroleum has started physical supply operations in Spain’s Barcelona port, utilising the 7,500-dwt bunker tanker Alliance Spirit.
The former boss of defunct OW Bunker’s Singapore subsidiary has been charged by Denmark’s state prosecutor for fraudery, while the Danish management of the marine fuel supplier has been cleared of any criminal charges, reports said.
India’s bunker supplier Matrix Bharat has commenced physical bunker supply operations in Mumbai port and Jawahar Dweep, an island off the southeastern coast of Mumbai.
Aegean NWE, marine fuels supplier in the Northwest European region of Aegean Marine Petroleum Group, has made available the supply of ultra-low sulphur fuel oil (ULSFO) in the Antwerp-Rotterdam-Amsterdam (ARA) port region including Zeebrugge.
Singapore-based Wee Tiong Holdings, a relatively newcomer into the republic’s bunkering market, is mulling to further enlarge its bunker tanker fleet after securing charters for all of its recently acquired 11 bunker tankers.
The North of England P&I Association has warned of bunker quantity shortchange even through the use of mass flow meters (MFM) and encouraged receiving vessel to continue to take soundings onboard before and after bunker delivery.
Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Limited has made a profit in the first half of its financial year 2017 as against a year-ago loss, thanks to revenue growth boosted by higher sales volume from its international trading and bunkering business.
World Fuel Services (WFS), global supplier and broker of fuel products, has recorded lower earnings for its marine business in 2016 as it sold slightly less marine fuels.