Genoa-based Bunker Energy promotes the port of Augusta as a leading hub for low sulphur fuel bunkering, for the vessels that sail cross the Mediterranean. The company commented ‘For years, Augusta has been by far the largest petrochemical hub in Italy.’
The Shanghai Futures Exchange revealed that China plans to launch a bonded low-sulphur bunker fuel oil contract that will enable foreign investors to participate in trading by the end of 2019.
Containerships, a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group, conducted its first simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) bunkering at the Port of Rotterdam, on July 4, 2019. The vessel is the first container carriers to perform SIMOPS in Europe, by the ship-to-ship way.
SAMSA is not apologetic about the approach of its contribution to economic development in the Eastern Cape, was the key message of the agency’s CEO, Mr Sobantu Tilayi responding to a criticism with regards to SAMSA’s role in the attraction of investment into bunkering services in Port Elizabeth.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore issued a marine notice informing of a temporary suspension concerning a bunker tanker. The vessel is suspended from the Port of Singapore from June 27 until further notice. During the period of the licence suspension, Inter-Pacific is not allowed to operate as a bunker craft operator in the Port of Singapore.
Shell announced that it will apply for an LNG bunkering license at the Port of Gibraltar, as Shell’s Arjan Stavast, allegedly, informed attendees of the Maritime Week Gibraltar Conference. The legislative framework for the licensing of LNG bunkering is already in place in Gibraltar and the code of practice has been drafted.
MPA Singapore published a circular reminding to all ships supplying and receiving bunkers in the Port of Singapore that bunkering related oil spills generally take place because of operational lapses and could be avoided if all necessary precautions are taken.
Europe’s first inland-waterway LNG bunker vessel conducted its first bunkering operations in the ports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp. The ‘LNG London’ vessel, owned by LNG Shipping – cooperation between Victrol and Sogestran, is on a long-term charter to Shell.
A new agreement between FordonsGas and Swedengas will enable the bunkering liquefied biogas (LBG) at the Port of Gothenburg. Under this agreement, the two mentioned companies will supply the fuel to vessels at the port.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore informed that it has revoked the bunker supplier licence of Southernpec Pte Ltd (Southernpec), with effect from 29 May 2019. Southernpec will now stop operating as a bunker supplier in the Port of Singapore. During a recent enforcement check, MPA had found that Southernpec did not ensure that its employees comply with the terms and conditions of their licence.
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