Bunker fuels supplier Monjasa has opened a new office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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

Despite assurances from fuel suppliers over the availability of compliant fuel to meet IMO 2020 from 1 January next year, industry executives warn that logistics will be a mess and the majority of smaller bunkering ports will not have low sulphur fuel.

Singapore’s homegrown bunker tanker owner and operator Sinanju Tankers Holdings has entered into a shipmanagement collaboration agreement with Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) to manage one of the initial two LNG bunker tankers to be deployed in Singapore waters.

The port of Rotterdam has recorded a stellar rise in the sales of LNG as marine fuel in 2018 over 2017, while sales of heavy fuel oil dipped, according to figures released by the Port of Rotterdam Authority.

The world’s largest LNG bunker tanker at 7,500 cu m was officially commissioned in Germany’s Hamburg port last Friday, christened by godmother Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, federal chairman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

Japan’s Asahi Tanker Co and Exeno-Yamamizu Corporation Tokyo have jointly developed an electric zero emissions bunker tanker set for commercial launch in the last quarter of 2020.

More than four years after the collapse of OW Bunkers and extensive legal wrangling, closure is on the horizon.

Gibraltar Social Democrats (GSD) has called on the government to conduct a detailed review of practices in the bunkering industry to assess its impact on public health.

Bunker supplier Monjasa is bringing the Panama-flagged- 2010-built and 8,800 dwt tanker, Accra, to complement its Panama Canal bunker fleet.

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