Drewry officially announced the launch for its first low-sulphur bunker index tracker. Keeping in mind the IMO 2020 low-sulphur regulation, the maritime consultancy along with its index aims to bring a remarkable and greater transparency to fuel costs.
A new paper by Singapore-based Ascenz Solutions provides best practices for accurate monitoring of fuel bunkering of marine fuels using mass flow meter (MFM) systems. The fuel bunkering process is essential to all ships that rely on fuel oil for operation.
A Bunker Delivery Note (BDN) is the standard document required by Annex VI of MARPOL, which contains information on fuel oil delivery. It is the responsibility of the fuel oil suppliers to provide the bunker delivery note, which must remain on the vessel, for inspection purposes, for a period of three years after the fuel has been delivered. But, what information exactly should A BDN include?
IAPH pays great attention to the bunkering of the fuels of the future, such as ammonia and methanol, two fuels that will be linked with safety considerations; Thus, IAPH’s project “the Clean Marine Fuels audit tool” began with a focus on LNG bunkering.
The Singapore Standards Council issued a new Singapore Standard SS 6481 – Code of Practice for Bunker Mass Flow Metering (MFM), to support the industry’s switch to a low sulphur fuel oil regime and to improve the operational aspects for MFM bunkering.
Spanish LNG Group, HAM Group, opened its first LNG service station in Murcia, a well-known road, also known as Mediterranean motorway, which connects the Mediterranean coast from Algeciras to Barcelona, passing through strategic points of road transport such as Malaga, Alicante, Castellón, and Tarragona.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) withdrew bunker craft operator licence of Inter-Pacific Petroleum Pte Ltd, beginning from 15 October 2019. Therefore, Inter-Pacific is not allowed to operate as a bunker craft operator in the Port of Singapore.
Key shipping players partnered and successfully trialled a project concerning the testing of a bunker fuel using blockchain and DNA-marked fuels, which will be able to manage risk for marine fuels by creating a transparent chain of custody.
Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council launch a bunker adjustment factor mechanism and bunker charge guide to help shippers monitor and control bunker charges as shipping lines switch to the more expensive bunkers required under the IMO 2020 low-sulphur regulation.
Tumpuan Megah Development (TMD), has signed a contract with Lumut Maritime Terminal Sdh. Bhd. (LMTSB) in order to provide bunker services at the Lumut Port, as was announced by its subsidiary, Straits Inter Logistics.
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