IMO 2020’s regulations instill doubts on smaller bunker players

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Capped sulphur content at 0.5 per cent in marine fuels unsettling for second-tier bunker players The global lack of very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) resulted in some shipowners’ adopting marine gasoil (MGO) as an alternative. Adrian Tolson from Blue Insights observed, “Barring a refinery around the corner” smaller-to-mid sized …

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New biofuel trial successfully completed with Atlantic crossings


Netherlands-based biofuel powered MOL’s merchant vessel’s successful trial voyage from Europe to USA Singapore-based Ocean Network Express (ONE) in collaboration with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines successfully completed a trial voyage after bunkering at the port of Rotterdam in Netherlands. Using GoodFuels’ biofuel blended with conventional fossil fuels, this initiative is part …

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Adoption of very low sulphur fuel oil heightened in 2020

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Very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO)’s high adoption revealed in IMO’s statement Shipowners’ gradual adopting VLSFOs were reflected in the latest statement by IMO; with only 55 fuel oil non-availability reports (FONARs) were filed to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) last year. FONARs are filed when the ship’s flag state …

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FOBAS detected low flash points in marine fuels

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Several marine fuel oil samples tested found to have below 60°C SOLAS minimum criterion classed as off specification In Falmouth, Southwest England, marine fuel oil samples ordered as ISO-F-DMA grades recently tested by FOBAS were classed as off specification for their 58-59°C results. In accordance to a SOLAS’ 1981-issued mandate, …

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Singapore’s first fully-digitalised marine fuel transaction complete

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Amalgamating technology with a layer of cybersecurity inaugurates Singapore’s first marine fuel purchase Singapore’s bunker supplier, Global Energy Trading concluded the sector’s first proof of concept (PoC) of a fully-digitalised marine fuel transaction. The process was linked to TradeTrust’s framework with BunkerChain’s technology, and supported by physical data transfer from …

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Wartsila Norway joins forces with Grieg Star to build the world’s first green ammonia tanker

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MS Green Ammonia is to be launched in 2024, distributing green ammonia from Berlevag to various locations and end-users along the Norwegian coast. The project receives NOK46.3m (5.4m) of Norwegian government’s funding scheme Pilot-E. The mammoth project demonstrates the nation’s maritime industry steadfastly in line with the goal of developing …

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