Italian port of Augusta promoted as a low sulphur bunkering hub

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.’

SAMSA not apologetic on attraction of investment, says CEO

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.

MPA Singapore suspends bunker craft operator until further notice

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 reportedly to apply for LNG bunkering license at Gibraltar port

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.

How to prevent oil spills during bunkering at Port of Singapore

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.

MPA Singapore revokes Southernpec’s bunker supplier licence

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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