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Home » News » News Archive - March 2009


News Archive - March 2009

Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association is launched
30 Mar 2009 13:26 GMT
Members will aim to create a regulatory framework for the development of exhaust gas cleaning systems.

'Hidden risk' for fuel tank protection
30 Mar 2009 09:45 GMT
German firm warns of risk in the application of fuel tank protection regulations for delayed vessels.

OOCL intensifies its focus on Gothenburg
30 Mar 2009 08:09 GMT
New export route means OOCL will now visit the port twice a week.

Noble Group to launch fuel oil trading operations - sources
27 Mar 2009 17:36 GMT
Commodity trader is expected to start its fuel oil business next month.

Former Chevron employee charged with corruption
27 Mar 2009 13:56 GMT
Ex-operations executive faces possible jail term if convicted of siphoning marine fuel.

Japanese firm cuts fuel oil price by over 40%
27 Mar 2009 09:43 GMT
Heavy fuel oil levels at lowest in four years during January-March period.

'EPA needs to improve its efforts', says report
27 Mar 2009 08:13 GMT
Study calls for Emissions Control Areas for U.S. ports in order to tackle air pollution.

No interest in Aruba refinery, says Petrobras
26 Mar 2009 17:36 GMT
Executive says oil firm is no longer interested in buying bunker-producing refinery.

UK firm announces revised BAF
26 Mar 2009 11:02 GMT
Bunker Adjustment Factor for Pacific Islands and Papua New Guinea revealed.

Marine lubricant firm established in South Africa
26 Mar 2009 09:42 GMT
Sealub Alliance sets up distribution network in key ports in Southern Africa.

Shipping firm apologises for fuel spill
26 Mar 2009 08:05 GMT
Letter of apology sent to Premier for 250-tonne bunker spill.

UAE refinery tender slated for June 2009
25 Mar 2009 17:25 GMT
Construction contract for bunker-producing refinery to be awarded after design phase ends in June.

UAE firm eyes refinery project savings
25 Mar 2009 13:19 GMT
State-owned company says it could save up to 40 percent on proposed capital costs.

Fuel supplies unaffected by strike, says Petrobras
25 Mar 2009 09:48 GMT
Oil firm says output has been maintained despite oil workers' strike.

Fujairah facility to be completed in 2011
25 Mar 2009 08:12 GMT
Chemoil provides estimated completion date for UAE terminal expansion project.

Voyage optimization trial is launched
24 Mar 2009 13:19 GMT
Jeppesen Marine offers evaluation trial for its Vessel and Voyage Optimization Solution.

Vopak appoints new Board member
24 Mar 2009 09:47 GMT
Terminal operator nominates senior manager with experience in the oil, chemicals and gas industries.

Coast Guard oversees fuel removal
24 Mar 2009 08:08 GMT
Diesel fuel removed from vessel grounded off US East Coast.

Singapore terminal expansion is completed
23 Mar 2009 11:08 GMT
Third expansion phase adds 270,000 cubic metres of storage capacity to Jurong Island terminal.

International Bunkering moves office
23 Mar 2009 09:48 GMT
Dubai-based firm says the move will enable it to expand its trading team in the future.

Fujairah bunker conference opens
23 Mar 2009 08:13 GMT
Marine fuels hub hosts the Sixth International Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum.

New delivery fees for Venezuela
20 Mar 2009 16:20 GMT
PDVSA announces new bunker delivery charges for all Venezelan ports.

Normal operations resume in France
20 Mar 2009 13:52 GMT
Total says all of its six refineries have returned to normal operation following workers' strike.

Cristobal cargo volumes skyrocket 108 percent
20 Mar 2009 09:42 GMT
Panama ports record year-on-year throughput increase in January 2009.

Eco-ship designed to prevent oil pollution
20 Mar 2009 08:13 GMT
New containership equipped with recovery system to help avoid marine pollution.

OW Bunker appoints World Wide Trading Manager
19 Mar 2009 16:42 GMT
Hans Staal is given the task of developing OW Bunker's activities in the Greek bunker market.

Port moves to boost clean-fuel incentive for ships
19 Mar 2009 11:03 GMT
Long Beach proposes to raise the reimbursement for each vessel trip by 50 percent.

Hyundai Oilbank signs fuel oil deal with ExxonMobil
19 Mar 2009 09:52 GMT
Refiner agrees $64 million high-sulphur fuel oil deal with U.S. oil major.

Russia to host bunker forum
19 Mar 2009 08:01 GMT
Event to focus on current issues related to bunkering in Russian ports.

Russian oil exports fall in January
18 Mar 2009 13:48 GMT
Latest statistics reveal a 3.4 percent drop in oil exports year-on-year.

Japan proposes global bunker tax -source
18 Mar 2009 09:57 GMT
Levy plan includes the idea of refunding money to ships to improve their energy efficiency.

Freeport terminal to raise capacity
18 Mar 2009 08:04 GMT
Fuel oil storage facility to return to its original capacity by the end of the year.

Oil at $40-$50 in 2009, says Petrobras CEO
17 Mar 2009 11:10 GMT
Chief Executive says he expects crude to remain in the $40-$50 per barrel range this year.

Swire Shipping denies accusations of 'lying'
17 Mar 2009 09:42 GMT
Ship operator denies that it lied about the amount of fuel lost in Moreton Bay incident.

IMO reports 'major progress' on energy efficiency
17 Mar 2009 08:11 GMT
Organization says progress has been made in reducing energy consumption.

Aegean expands operations in Greece
16 Mar 2009 12:39 GMT
Supplier expands its presence in the Mediterranean by establishing operations in Patras.

New Oceania BAFs announced for April
16 Mar 2009 09:43 GMT
Shipping firm to implement new Bunker Adjustment Factor from next month.

Singapore bunker sales fall by 11.6 percent
16 Mar 2009 08:16 GMT
February volumes drop to levels below those recorded during the whole of 2008.

Cockett Marine enters into supply partnership
13 Mar 2009 11:52 GMT
UK firm to supply on the Thames following agreement with leading oil company.

Vopak announces share repurchase
13 Mar 2009 09:43 GMT
Terminal operator repurchases shares for long term incentive program.

Tight product avails in Durban
13 Mar 2009 08:08 GMT
Product rationing expected following shutdown of Sapref refinery for unscheduled maintenance.

Diesel-electric ship agreement announced
12 Mar 2009 11:11 GMT
Co-operation agreement to mainly cover the European shipping market.

Two oil spills reported in California
12 Mar 2009 09:36 GMT
Samples are collected from vessels in the area to determine where the spilled fuel came from.

Petrobras bunker sales rise by 5.1 percent
12 Mar 2009 08:03 GMT
Supplier reports significant increases in Paranagua and Vitória.

Bunkers International expands operations in Colombia
11 Mar 2009 13:26 GMT
Supplier launches new gasoil barge and raises IFO delivery capacity in Cartagena.

Coast Guard releases Cosco Busan findings
11 Mar 2009 11:11 GMT
Investigation report outlines the contributing factors that led to the 2007 bunker spill.

Falling container causes bunker leak
11 Mar 2009 09:41 GMT
Fuel spill incident reported as cargo ship loses 31 containers off Australia.

Fuel removal from grounded vessel continues
11 Mar 2009 08:04 GMT
Responders continue efforts to remove marine diesel from vessel off US West Coast.

Maersk to raise bunker surcharges
10 Mar 2009 13:47 GMT
Increase affects trades from South America to the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent.

Oil spill pilot to be sentenced in June 09
10 Mar 2009 09:47 GMT
Pilot involved in San Francisco spill will be sentenced in June if plea terms are accepted.

Iran secures fuel oil export deal
10 Mar 2009 08:06 GMT
Straight-run 280-centistoke cargo expected to be destined for Singapore.

GHG working group convenes in London
09 Mar 2009 16:52 GMT
Week-long IMO session tasked with developing energy efficiency indices for ships.

OW Bunker launches ARA trading office
09 Mar 2009 11:42 GMT
Specialist office aims to provide clients with expert knowledge on the ARA market.

GAC appoints General Manager
09 Mar 2009 09:44 GMT
New appointment to run marine fuel operations in London.

Bunker division 'performed well' in 08, says BP CEO
09 Mar 2009 08:02 GMT
Hayward reviews 2008 performance and confirms support for cap-and-trade emissions legislation.

Bureau Veritas develops new fuel cell guidelines
06 Mar 2009 11:09 GMT
Classification society creates new guidelines covering the safe application of fuel cells on ships.

Pakistan: HSFO imports skyrocket 133.8 percent
06 Mar 2009 10:01 GMT
Demand for high sulphur fuel oil rises to highest level since May 2007.

Thai fuel oil demand falls 25.6 percent
06 Mar 2009 08:08 GMT
Government data shows a drop in demand for oil products in January 2009.

COSCO Int'l acquires stake in bunker firm
05 Mar 2009 17:28 GMT
Company says deal is in line with strategy to expand its shipping services business.

Dan-Bunkering promotion announced
05 Mar 2009 13:21 GMT
Experienced bunker trader is given the role of team leader at the company's Middelfart office.

Throughput rise at St. Petersburg terminal
05 Mar 2009 10:52 GMT
Volume of oil products handled increases year-on-year in February.

IBME appoints Finance Manager
05 Mar 2009 09:22 GMT
Ex-Audit Manager joins Dubai-based bunker trading firm.

Trader leaves PDVSA bunker desk
05 Mar 2009 08:07 GMT
Employee leaves bunker department to work within the domestic retail market.

Japanese firm to store fuel oil in South Korea -sources
04 Mar 2009 16:27 GMT
Weak demand prompts trading house to lease storage tanks in Gyeonggi Province.

China: Fuel oil imports rise by 33 percent
04 Mar 2009 10:02 GMT
Half a million tonne increase in demand as stock levels begin to dwindle.

Aegean takes delivery of bunker tanker
04 Mar 2009 08:09 GMT
Newbuild is expected to be deployed to the company's new market in Trinidad and Tobago.

Construction work begins on Russian oil terminal
03 Mar 2009 14:46 GMT
Gulf of Finland facility set to export 3 million tonnes of heavy fuel oil per annum.

Fujairah expansion plans revealed
03 Mar 2009 09:44 GMT
Sharjah-based firm enters into lease agreement to build storage terminal.

U.S. bunker firm lauded for preventing Ike disaster
03 Mar 2009 08:02 GMT
Proclamation to be presented by mayor later today.

MPA replies to concession queries
02 Mar 2009 13:30 GMT
Special Bunkering Anchorage Scheme query is also addressed.

Bunker Holding appoints Risk Manager
02 Mar 2009 11:04 GMT
New employee joins Danish firm's office in Middelfart.

Report: Switch to alternative fuels is gaining momentum
02 Mar 2009 10:12 GMT
Study identifies alternative fuel programs at each of the Top 10 U.S. container ports.

Maersk reaches clean fuel milestone
02 Mar 2009 09:31 GMT
Ocean carrier reports 1000th vessel call for West Coast fuel initiative.

Study provides global ship emission estimates
02 Mar 2009 08:01 GMT
Sulphates make up just under half of shipping’s total particle emissions, says report.



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