According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) 29 out of 45 Singapore’s licensed bunker suppliers, have readily available 0.50% sulphur fuel oil, with all expect two having IMO 2020-compliant marine gasoil (MGO). Although, there are still several reports that some shipowners are struggling to find very low sulphur fuel (VLSFO).
The new MPA’s list on suppliers’ availability, presents that 29 out of 45 bunkers suppliers have VLSFO available, while 43 of them have marine gas oil with 0.50% sulphur content or less and 30 have fuel oil with 0.50% sulphur content or more.
At the same time, there are many reports of delays in barge deliveries claiming that there is no availability of 2020-compliant fuel.
Several days ago, Standard Club received reports that certain ports in India have experienced lack of low-sulphur compliant fuel oil, which may halt ship operations on east coast of India.
On the other hand, the document does not mentioned the volume of the readily available fuel, making it no clear if it refers to the actual availability on the ground, or to which product each supply company has for sell.