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Home » News » News Archive - December 2008

News Archive - December 2008

US cruise operator drops surcharge
30 Dec 2008 10:29 GMT
Seattle-based firm eliminates fuel surcharge on all 2009 bookings.

Countdown for Brazilian nominations
30 Dec 2008 09:42 GMT
Bunker buyers have until 3pm today to nominate ships for Brazilian ports.

Australian firm eliminates fuel surcharge
30 Dec 2008 08:03 GMT
Cruise operator removes surcharge for departures after 31st January.

ExxonMobil to pay $6.1m for oil spill
29 Dec 2008 17:12 GMT
Oil major agrees to pay fine for 2006 Boston Harbor spill.

Operations back to normal in L.A.
29 Dec 2008 09:50 GMT
Conoco says refinery is operating normally following "upset".

Curacao refinery is restarted
29 Dec 2008 08:05 GMT
PDVSA restarts bunker-producing refinery after power outage.

Lintec issues bunker sample warning
24 Dec 2008 16:47 GMT
Testing agency says samples taken from three vessels in Riga are off-spec.

China mulls lower fuel oil tax
24 Dec 2008 10:11 GMT
Government said to be considering lower tax following complaints from traders.

Jacksonville considers 380-cst ban
24 Dec 2008 08:12 GMT
Port officials in talks over 'cold ironing' project and prohibiting the use of 380-cst.

New phone number for PDVSA
23 Dec 2008 17:08 GMT
Venezuelan supplier announces new duty number for bunker sales.

NIORDC says fuel oil exports will not be stopped
23 Dec 2008 09:56 GMT
Senior official rejects claims that Q1 exports will be halted.

NYMEX launches new fuel oil contracts
23 Dec 2008 08:02 GMT
Singapore 180-cst swap amongst new average price option contracts to be listed.

Solar-propelled cargo ship is launched
22 Dec 2008 17:25 GMT
Japan launches the world's first cargo ship propelled by solar power.

Indian firm sells 80,000mt fuel oil cargo
22 Dec 2008 10:36 GMT
380-centistoke parcel is scheduled for loading in January.

Baltic 'Clean Seas Guide' is released
22 Dec 2008 09:51 GMT
Guide contains pollution prevention measures designed to protect the Baltic Sea.

Vancouver to introduce 'cold ironing'
22 Dec 2008 08:03 GMT
Shore power to be provided for cruise ships from 2009.

Zenergy joins electric ship project
19 Dec 2008 17:25 GMT
Manufacturer to participate in project to develop electric ship concept.

Bunker spill fears in the Philippines
19 Dec 2008 10:01 GMT
Coast Guard says diesel fuel may leak from cargo ship.

Iran set to halt fuel oil exports
19 Dec 2008 08:17 GMT
Fujairah bunker market likely to be affected by reduction in available fuel oil cargoes.

MSC Cruises eliminates fuel supplement
18 Dec 2008 10:25 GMT
Bookings before April included as surcharge is suspended with immediate effect.

Crystal Cruises suspends fuel surcharge
18 Dec 2008 09:33 GMT
Decision follows similar moves made by rival cruise operators.

Events announced for Singapore Maritime Week
18 Dec 2008 08:02 GMT
Oil Pollution Conference included in list of events for 2009.

Ropax 1 owners to pay 400,000 euros
17 Dec 2008 17:25 GMT
Bunker spill caused by collision with CEPSA monobuoy in Algeciras Bay.

Saudi Arabia: Latest posted prices
17 Dec 2008 10:44 GMT
Jeddah and Dammam posted prices effective Thursday 18th December.

Lubrizol declares quarterly dividend
17 Dec 2008 09:50 GMT
Marine fuel additives supplier to pay shareholders in March 2009.

Hybrid ferry to be sent to Alcatraz
17 Dec 2008 08:13 GMT
Wind, solar and diesel-powered vessel launched in San Francisco.

UK Chamber of Shipping supports emissons trading
16 Dec 2008 17:15 GMT
Representative body advocates global emissions trading scheme.

Kasbar to sell company stock in 2009
16 Dec 2008 09:40 GMT
World Fuel Services President enters into stock trading plan.

Aegean announces share repurchase program
16 Dec 2008 08:16 GMT
Board approves repurchase of up to $25 million of the company's stock.

'Cold ironing' planned for Rotterdam
15 Dec 2008 15:13 GMT
Initiative is in line with Port Authority's aim to create a sustainable port.

California plans to raise carbon limits on fuels
15 Dec 2008 10:10 GMT
ARB proposes to reduce the carbon intensity of marine fuels by 25%.

Lubricating system fitted to cut costs
15 Dec 2008 08:11 GMT
System aims to cut lubricating oil consumption and reduce operating costs.

Petrobras announces holiday schedule
12 Dec 2008 14:12 GMT
Clients asked to pay 'special attention' to supplies over the Christmas period.

Windstar suspends fuel surcharge
12 Dec 2008 13:49 GMT
Seattle firm is latest cruise operator to remove surcharge due to declining bunker prices.

ExxonMobil cuts production at Fos
12 Dec 2008 08:08 GMT
Oil major cuts runs as port workers' strike enters second week.

NCL suspends fuel supplement
11 Dec 2008 10:57 GMT
Norwegian cruise firm removes supplement with immediate effect.

Carnival to remove fuel supplement
11 Dec 2008 09:41 GMT
Suspension for North American brands effective from 17th December.

Marine Atlantic slashes surcharge
11 Dec 2008 08:02 GMT
Federal Crown corporation cuts fuel surcharge by over 16 percent.

MARAG rebrands as OW Copenhagen
10 Dec 2008 15:20 GMT
Newly-named company joins OW Bunker's international network.

Cruise firm suspends fuel supplement
10 Dec 2008 09:48 GMT
Decision reflects 'recently sustained lower price of fuel".

Solar ship in green initiative
10 Dec 2008 09:19 GMT
Eco-event to cover energy-efficient attributes of solar cruise vessel.

World Fuel Services declares quarterly dividend
09 Dec 2008 14:45 GMT
Cash dividend for the quarter to be payable in January 2009.

Stebbins enters into stock trading plan
09 Dec 2008 13:39 GMT
World Fuel Services CEO to sell company stock in 2009.

Lanka Bunkering demands $1m payment
09 Dec 2008 08:21 GMT
Bunker supplier demands almost $1 million from competitors over 2004 CUF incident.

Eco-coalition comments on bunker spill
08 Dec 2008 15:55 GMT
ASOC issues statement on grounding of MV Ushuaia.

Rio: 72-hour time limit on nominations
08 Dec 2008 12:20 GMT
Petrobras announces nomination requirements for Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi.

PSO to buy 300,000mt of LSFO
08 Dec 2008 09:37 GMT
Oil marketer issues tender for delivery between January and March.

Indian refiner offers 380-cst cargo
08 Dec 2008 08:06 GMT
80,000 tonnes of fuel oil scheduled for lifting in January.

EMSA contracts oil spill recovery vessel
05 Dec 2008 16:34 GMT
Spanish vessel to provide pollution response capability along the Atlantic European coast.

Fuel cell propulsion submarine is delivered
05 Dec 2008 09:45 GMT
Vessel equipped with combined diesel-electric and fuel cell propulsion system.

Bunker spill in the Antarctic
05 Dec 2008 08:09 GMT
Argentinian cruise ship leaks marine fuel after running aground.

Petrobras: MGO delivery location announcement
04 Dec 2008 14:50 GMT
MGO deliveries in Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi to be carried out at anchorage area.

US Congress to evaluate "Green Ship" initiative
04 Dec 2008 10:32 GMT
"Marine Highway" proposal would move freight to fuel-efficient ships and raise bunker volumes.

Slow steaming kit to cut fuel costs
04 Dec 2008 08:02 GMT
Upgrade kit aims to enable ships to sail at 60 percent full speed.

Moscow to host oil spill meeting
03 Dec 2008 13:24 GMT
Round table to focus on oil spill response activities in Russian waters.

Dan-Bunkering appoints bunker trader
03 Dec 2008 09:40 GMT
New appointment joins Danish firm's trading team in Middelfart.

Oil spill risk assessment team established
03 Dec 2008 08:11 GMT
Management team is set up with funds from bunker spill court settlement.

SkySails announces strategic partnership
02 Dec 2008 17:15 GMT
German firms join forces to market SkySails propulsion systems.

New barge supplier in Venstpils
02 Dec 2008 11:38 GMT
Barge operations commence in Venstpils following two-month delay.

FASA committed to reducing ship emissions
02 Dec 2008 10:35 GMT
Shipping association encourages development of sustainable technologies.

Aegean strengthens Singapore bunker fleet
02 Dec 2008 08:12 GMT
Latest newbuild is the sixth bunker tanker to be delivered this year.

Total acquires US lube manufacturer
01 Dec 2008 16:35 GMT
Oil major looks to expand its presence in the US lubricants market.

UK marine fuel duty up from today
01 Dec 2008 09:44 GMT
New duty rates for bunker fuel imposed by HM Revenue & Customs.

$10m invesment for solar submarine
01 Dec 2008 08:18 GMT
Floating solar charging station concept could be applied to other vessel types.

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