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.
A steel cutting ceremony marked the start of construction of what is known as’ Singapore’s largest’ LNG bunkering vessel, as the bunker ship will be the second LNG bunkering vessel in Singapore.
The American Club published ‘Bunkering – A Compedium’ report, providing details on approaches towards loss prevention initiatives, demanded by both regulations and by supplying guidance on operations and management, ashore and afloat, aimed at obviating exposures with both a P&I and FD&D insurance implications.
Malaysia is examining plans to enhance its bunkering sector, so as to catch up with Singapore’s performance in the similar industry, according to the Malaysian Minister of Transport Anthony Loke Siew Fook. Currently talks are underway, with the main problem being that Malaysia’s bunkering facilities are not big enough.
In an updated FAQs document, US OFAC clarifies that, even for vessels carrying lawful cargo to and from Iran, the provision of bunkers is unlawful and subject to US secondary sanctions, wherever it takes place, in the event the bunkering operation involves, inter alia, US financial institutions.
Elenger, a subsidiary of Estonian energy company Eesti Gaas operating in foreign markets, began providing LNG bunkering services to LNG-powered vessels in the port of Hanko, Finland for the first time, in addition to Tallinn and Helsinki, where the company already operates.
The port of Rotterdam announced launch of a new app aiming to reduce burden and improve efficiency of bunkering operations. While bunkering is one of the most important maritime services in the port, many transactions still take place by telephone or paper.
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