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Under-utilised mega vessels attributed to past smooth voyages


Mega box ships having mishaps are now blamed for their full loads The recent string of maritime mishaps resulting in loss shipments are now attributed to not vessels being overloaded. It is instead “fully-loaded”. Weather conditions and human error are just accessories to the saga. An unsettling hypothesis Ever since …

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Singapore: Five to seven months’ imprisonment for former crew of bunker tanker “Marmoris”

Repost: Former crew members of the Singapore-registered bunker tanker Marmoris (SB802G) have been sentenced to prison after a hearing at the State Courts of Singapore on Friday (25 June), learned Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times. “The Police Coast Guard on 23 May caught the bunker tanker’s Indonesian crew siphoning marine gas oil off …

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China: Zhoushan implements smart technology to enhance bunkering ops

Image Credits: Zhoushan News / Zhoushan Bonded Marine Fuel Association / Manifold Repost: The bunkering port of Zhoushan has embarked on projects to explore the use of technologies for enhancing marine refuelling operations, according to Zhoushan News. Cui Yiling, Director of Port Affairs Administration of Zhoushan Port Comprehensive Bonded Zone …

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Hong Kong bunkering market opens up with latest revision of government Covid-19 measures

Note: The following article regarding Hong Kong’s bunkering sector was first published by Manifold Times on 15 June at 3.30pm (Singapore time).  Repost: The Marine Department of Hong Kong (MARDEP) on Tuesday (15 June) issued a notice to the local shipping industry stating Covid-19 restrictions for shipping services (i.e. bunkering, …

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