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VPS Warns of ARA VLSFO Contamination

VPS Warns of ARA VLSFO Contamination

VPS has detected volatile organic compounds in VLSFO samples from multiple suppliers in the ARA region from deliveries in May and June.
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    But one analyst argues that consumption metrics are higher now than in 2019. Read in Full
  2. 04Jul
    The decision was taken at extraordinary general meetings for each of the companies on June 20. Read in Full
  3. 04Jul
    Mads Nielsen has joined Uni-Tankers as an operator in Middelfart as of this month. Read in Full
  4. 04Jul
    The company has ordered two 1,300 TEU vessels from Tazhou Sanfu Ship Engineering in China. Read in Full
  5. 04Jul
    The firm noted just six additional LNG-fuelled ship orders in June. Read in Full
  6. 01Jul
    Meanwhile, events in Norway and India could worsen tightness. Read in Full
  7. 01Jul
    Mark Rizzo joined the company as director in Canada last month. Read in Full
  8. 01Jul
    Biomethane from the Salamander project's proposed plant in Le Havre could be used as bio-LNG to fuel the container line's gas-powered ships. Read in Full
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    The company is looking for candidates with a detailed understanding of marine fuels and their specifications. Read in Full
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Bunker Price Outlook & Analysis

  1. FEATURE: 10 Years of Bunker Prices
    Jun 16
    Bunker prices at record highs having risen 679% over the last 7½ years. This year's price jump is bigger than during any previous event over the last decade.

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  1. VPS Warns of ARA VLSFO Contamination
    Jul 04
    VPS has detected volatile organic compounds in VLSFO samples from multiple suppliers in the ARA region from deliveries in May and June.
  2. INTERVIEW: 'When It's Quite Windy Out There, Bunker Holding Excels'
    Jun 30
    Bunker Holding CEO Keld Demant discusses the firm's positive outlook for this year in an interview with Ship & Bunker, after reporting the second-best profits in the company's history.
  3. INTERVIEW: KPI OceanConnect Sees Flat Conventional Demand But Good Prospects for Alternative Fuels
    Jun 28
    KPI OceanConnect CEO Søren Høll discusses the firm's profits, its attitude to credit allocation and its plans for alternative fuels in an interview with Ship & Bunker.
  4. Dan-Bunkering Earnings Drop to Four-Year Low After Sanctions Fine
    Jun 27
    The company saw pre-tax profits of $13.5 million for the 2021/22 financial year, it said in an emailed statement on Monday, down from $19.5 million the previous year.
  5. Bunker Holding Owner Selfinvest Reports Record Earnings
    Jun 21
    Earnings before tax nearly doubled to DKK 1.22 billion ($172.7 million) in the year to April 30 from DKK 621 million the previous year.

Russia / Ukraine

  1. INTERVIEW: 'When It's Quite Windy Out There, Bunker Holding Excels'
    Jun 30
    Bunker Holding CEO Keld Demant discusses the firm's positive outlook for this year in an interview with Ship & Bunker, after reporting the second-best profits in the company's history.
  2. INTERVIEW: KPI OceanConnect Sees Flat Conventional Demand But Good Prospects for Alternative Fuels
    Jun 28
    KPI OceanConnect CEO Søren Høll discusses the firm's profits, its attitude to credit allocation and its plans for alternative fuels in an interview with Ship & Bunker.
  3. Dan-Bunkering Earnings Drop to Four-Year Low After Sanctions Fine
    Jun 27
    The company saw pre-tax profits of $13.5 million for the 2021/22 financial year, it said in an emailed statement on Monday, down from $19.5 million the previous year.
  4. Rotterdam Fuel Oil Inflows From Russia Remain Stable: Port Authority
    Jun 24
    The level of fuel oil inflows to Rotterdam from Russia in the first five months of 2022 was roughly stable compared with the same period of 2021.
  5. Crude Oil Prices to Remain in $90-130/bl Band: Kayrros
    Jun 24
    At current crack spreads, a $90-130/bl Brent price band would equate to a global average VLSFO price band of about $916-1217/mt.

Insights & Analysis More

  1. INTERVIEW: 'When It's Quite Windy Out There, Bunker Holding Excels'
    Jun 30
    Bunker Holding CEO Keld Demant discusses the firm's positive outlook for this year in an interview with Ship & Bunker, after reporting the second-best profits in the company's history.
  2. INTERVIEW: KPI OceanConnect Sees Flat Conventional Demand But Good Prospects for Alternative Fuels
    Jun 28
    KPI OceanConnect CEO Søren Høll discusses the firm's profits, its attitude to credit allocation and its plans for alternative fuels in an interview with Ship & Bunker.
  3. VPS: Rising Fuel Quality Issues Linked to Rising Fuel Costs
    Jun 13
    Steve Bee of testing firm VPS sets out the correlation between rising fuel costs and an increase in quality problems.
  4. Recruitment Firm Sees Need for Compromise on Non-Compete Clauses
    Jun 10
    Employers should consider the wider impact on the bunker industry of enforcing increasingly strict contractual clauses, Vernon Jayanathan tells Ship & Bunker.
  5. INTERVIEW: Sing Fuels Eyes Further Acquisitions After Buying Greek Brokerage
    Jun 07
    Sing Fuels CEO Vikash Dhanuka discusses his firm's growth plans after its latest acquisition in an interview with Ship & Bunker.
  6. Multiple Asian Ports at VLSFO Record High on Supply Crunch
    May 31
    Asia-Pacific bunker market sources tell Ship & Bunker there is significant uncertainty over how long the current shortages will last.
  7. Peninsula: Low Viscosity VS Lubricity in Fuel Quality Analysis
    May 27
    Jeroen de Vos, head of quality at Peninsula, discusses the difference between low viscosity and lubricity in marine fuels.
  8. S&B ANALYSIS: Supply Crunch Sends Singapore VLSFO Premium to Rotterdam to Record High
    May 27
    Singapore's bunker supplies are tightening just as demand looks set to improve following the re-opening of Shanghai.

Decarbonisation and Alternative Marine Fuels & Power More

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    Jul 04
    The company has ordered two 1,300 TEU vessels from Tazhou Sanfu Ship Engineering in China.
  2. Container Line CMA CGM Invests in Biomethane Production Facility
    Jul 01
    Biomethane from the Salamander project's proposed plant in Le Havre could be used as bio-LNG to fuel the container line's gas-powered ships.
  3. Just 35% of Top Shipping Firms Have Coherent 2050 GHG Plan: MMMCZCS
    Jul 01
    The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping has analysed the public statements of 94 top shipping firms to determine their decarbonisation plans.
  4. INTERVIEW: 'When It's Quite Windy Out There, Bunker Holding Excels'
    Jun 30
    Bunker Holding CEO Keld Demant discusses the firm's positive outlook for this year in an interview with Ship & Bunker, after reporting the second-best profits in the company's history.
  5. ABB Develops Japan's First Battery-Powered Tugboat
    Jun 30
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Singapore Bunker Contamination More Articles

  1. VPS: Rising Fuel Quality Issues Linked to Rising Fuel Costs
    Jun 13
    Steve Bee of testing firm VPS sets out the correlation between rising fuel costs and an increase in quality problems.
  2. HSFO Surge Sends Panama Bunker Sales to Four-Month High
    May 20
    Panama's HSFO sales reached the highest level since before the IMO 2020 transition last month.

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Global 20 Ports Average 1072.00 5.50 1386.50 30.50 681.00 7.00
Global Average Bunker Price 1118.00 6.50 1390.00 0.50 723.50 3.50
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