The agreement between Shell Oman and Port of Duqm aims to develop fuel bunkering facilities and services at the port.
In March 2018, almost 100 ships presented operational problems using residual fuels bunkered in Houston. The International Council of Combustion Engines reviewed the reported cases and concluded that until now there is no explanation regarding the root cause of the mentioned incidents.
Saras will construct new bunkering terminal at its plant in Sardinia in order to market a cleaner marine fuel with even lower sulphur content which will be compliant with the IMO 2020 global sulphur limit. The Italian energy provider is investing in infrastructure that will allow ships to dock outside its 300,000-barrels-per-day Sarroch refinery in Sardinia to directly load ultra-low-sulphur marine fuel oil.
The UK P&I Club released guidance to ensure safe bunkering operations. The Club said that bunkering operations are routine and critical, high risk operations which require to be carefully planned and performed. Safe bunkering measures are divide in Pre-arrival; Prior to bunkering; During bunkering; On Completion.
In its latest Safety Digest, the UK MAIB described an incident of a Heavy Sulphur Fuel Oil overflow during bunkering operation. MAIB highlighted that at least one of the two isolating valves that caused the incident could have been closed fully if it had been checked as per the checklist.
MPA Singapore announced that it has started the acceptance tests to roll out MFM on bunker tankers for the delivery of distillates. Namely, the use of Mass Flow Meters for bunker tankers to deliver distillates in the Port of Singapore will be Mandatory by 1 July 2019.
GoodFuels Marine and Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration, have successfully completed the world’s first bunker delivery and transaction using blockchain technology. The delivery was made to a Samskip vessel through a Reinplus Vanwoerden bunker barge in Rotterdam on September 7th.
Recent reports of a rise in fuel contamination cases have increased the industry’s concerns over quality of blended fuels. From 1 January 2020, a spike in demand for new low sulphur blends will greatly increase the risk of contamination, argues Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General of BIMCO.
Maersk and Royal Vopak, a tank storage operator active in Rotterdam’s bunker environment, have agreed to launch 0,5% sulphur fuel bunkering facility in Rotterdam. This initiative which will cater for almost 20% of Maersk global demand, will enable the company to deliver about 2.3mt per year.
Blockchain technology experts Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration announced, through Maritime Blockchain Labs, the establishment of a consortium to address traceability and transparency in the marine fuel supply chain, bringing together LR, Precious Shipping, Bostomar, BIMCO, IBIA, and GoodFuels.
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