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News Archive - April 2009

Port of Amsterdam reports volume growth
29 Apr 2009 13:45 GMT
Transshipment rise a good sign for bunker sales volumes at Dutch port.

Rotterdam Market Report
29 Apr 2009 11:13 GMT

Market Briefing
29 Apr 2009 10:31 GMT

Port incentive scheme may boost bunker sales
29 Apr 2009 09:52 GMT
New one-year program aims to raise cargo volumes via incentive payments to ocean carriers.

New terminal provides shore power to two ships at once
29 Apr 2009 08:21 GMT
Facility offers new 'cold ironing' options to cruise ships during the 2009 season.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
29 Apr 2009 06:37 GMT

Fuel oil blender cuts costs in Africa
28 Apr 2009 14:38 GMT
System reduces blending costs by up to $10 per metric tonne, says supplier.

Rotterdam Market Report
28 Apr 2009 12:21 GMT

Market Briefing
28 Apr 2009 10:28 GMT

Singapore fuel oil contract in the pipeline -sources
28 Apr 2009 09:43 GMT
Industry sources claim the Singapore Exchange is planning to launch a new 380-cst futures contract in '09.

Port Commission considers emission reduction grant
28 Apr 2009 08:08 GMT
Meeting to be held today to evaluate grant request to help reduce air emissions at U.S. port.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
28 Apr 2009 05:51 GMT

Matson: First fuel fee rise since August '08
27 Apr 2009 13:57 GMT
Ocean shipper raises bunker surcharge as a result of the recent rise in fuel-related costs.

Rotterdam Market Report
27 Apr 2009 11:05 GMT

Market Briefing
27 Apr 2009 10:29 GMT

New York Shipping Association wins eco-award
27 Apr 2009 09:48 GMT
EPA presents award in recognition of green initiatives undertaken over the past 10 years.

ENOC subsidiary resumes Fujairah offshore operations
27 Apr 2009 07:46 GMT
UAE firm says it also has 'ambitious plans' to expand internationally in the long-term.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
27 Apr 2009 06:38 GMT

Shipper posts $10m loss despite drop in fuel costs
24 Apr 2009 18:47 GMT
Decline in operating revenue was mainly due to reduced fuel surcharges, says US firm.

Rotterdam Market Report
24 Apr 2009 11:14 GMT

Japan: Refining output cuts expected in May
24 Apr 2009 10:37 GMT
Decision marks the seventh monthly decline in succession amid scenario of limited bunker avails.

Market Briefing
24 Apr 2009 10:37 GMT

Saudi Aramco sells new fuel oil cargoes
24 Apr 2009 08:10 GMT
Four new lots of straight-run A960 are sold as hydrocracker problems continue.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
24 Apr 2009 06:36 GMT

Bidding interest for new Sri Lanka terminal
23 Apr 2009 19:14 GMT
Potential investors collect bid documents to build new container terminal in Colombo.

Rotterdam Market Report
23 Apr 2009 13:15 GMT

OW Bunker launches Latin American purchasing desk
23 Apr 2009 13:03 GMT
Copenhagen office to provide support for its European customers in the Latin American market.

Market Briefing
23 Apr 2009 10:34 GMT

CMA CGM focuses on cutting bunker costs
23 Apr 2009 09:44 GMT
Shipping line introduces cost-saving measures to lower bunker fuel consumption.

New bunkering opportunities for Seattle
23 Apr 2009 08:09 GMT
Joint service between CMA CGM and Maersk Line will begin calling at the port in June.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
23 Apr 2009 07:15 GMT

Minister for Transport presents Bunker Award
22 Apr 2009 16:38 GMT
Singapore's third largest supplier is recognised at International Maritime Awards.

Rotterdam Market Report
22 Apr 2009 12:45 GMT

Market Briefing
22 Apr 2009 10:26 GMT

'Fuel-saving' engine gets ABS certification
22 Apr 2009 09:39 GMT
Manufacturer says new engine offers average fuel savings of 9 percent.

Study reveals effect of ships on ground-level ozone
22 Apr 2009 08:11 GMT
Shipping may be responsible for over 25% of the ground-level ozone in a number of coastal areas, says report.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
22 Apr 2009 05:39 GMT

Aegean acquires double-hull bunkering tanker
21 Apr 2009 20:58 GMT
Vessel is expected to be deployed to West Africa by the end of Q2 2009.

Vopak posts 8 percent rise in operating profit
21 Apr 2009 15:26 GMT
Terminal operator sees operating profit rise by EUR 6.4 million year-on-year in Q1 2009.

Med Bunker Index plummets almost $18/mt
21 Apr 2009 14:53 GMT
Average bunker price nosedives as Med MGO Index falls by over $23/mt.

Rotterdam Market Report
21 Apr 2009 12:31 GMT

Market Briefing
21 Apr 2009 10:37 GMT

OW Copenhagen appoints brokering manager
21 Apr 2009 07:18 GMT
New brokering accounts manager appointed as part of global sales strategy.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
21 Apr 2009 06:15 GMT

MOL adds Jaxport service
20 Apr 2009 17:36 GMT
Direct export service aims to provide exporters with cost-effective transportation options.

Russian bunker association signs agreement
20 Apr 2009 14:22 GMT
Associaton to cooperate with Transport Ministry to develop legal maritime framework.

Rotterdam Market Report
20 Apr 2009 11:05 GMT

Market Briefing
20 Apr 2009 09:55 GMT

Coast Guard investigates fuel spill
20 Apr 2009 09:45 GMT
Absorbent boom is placed around partially-submerged vessel to prevent further discharge.

Bunker fuel removed as vessel hits bridge
20 Apr 2009 08:08 GMT
1300 gallons of diesel fuel removed from grounded vessel in California.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
20 Apr 2009 06:06 GMT

Los Angeles oil terminal gets go-ahead
17 Apr 2009 10:17 GMT
New bunkering opportunities beckon for LA following approval of oil import terminal.

Market Briefing
17 Apr 2009 09:53 GMT

Maritime Week to focus on 'opportunities amid the storm'
17 Apr 2009 08:36 GMT
Industry leaders to discuss strategies for weathering the economic downturn and the environment.

New bunker spill off Australia
17 Apr 2009 07:01 GMT
Vessels collide causing diesel leak in Australia's Northern Territory.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
17 Apr 2009 06:29 GMT

Market Briefing
16 Apr 2009 09:40 GMT

Bunker Index launches NWE Bunker Index (Press Release)
16 Apr 2009 09:01 GMT
New marine fuel benchmark prices for North West Europe are launched.

Bominflot to build four new tank barges
16 Apr 2009 08:34 GMT
Supplier announces plans to expand its delivery capabilities in US Gulf.

Bominflot expands Panama operations
16 Apr 2009 07:54 GMT
Supplier offers bunkering services on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
16 Apr 2009 07:35 GMT

Bunker Index launches Med MGO Index (Press Release)
15 Apr 2009 12:59 GMT
New marine gasoil (MGO) pricing benchmark for the Mediterranean is launched.

Rotterdam Market Report
15 Apr 2009 10:22 GMT

Market Briefing
15 Apr 2009 09:31 GMT

Bunker Index launches Med IFO 180 Index (Press Release)
15 Apr 2009 09:02 GMT
New 180-centistoke pricing benchmark for the Mediterranean is launched.

Bunker Index launches Med IFO 380 Index (Press Release)
15 Apr 2009 08:55 GMT
New 380-centistoke pricing benchmark for the Mediterranean is launched.

Bunker Index launches Med Bunker Index (Press Release)
15 Apr 2009 08:48 GMT
New marine fuel pricing benchmark for the Mediterranean is launched.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
15 Apr 2009 06:28 GMT

Bunker Index launches MGO Index (Press Release)
14 Apr 2009 14:16 GMT
Average Global Bunker Price (AGBP) for marine gasoil (MGO) is launched.

Bunker Index launches MDO Index (Press Release)
14 Apr 2009 14:11 GMT
Average Global Bunker Price (AGBP) for marine diesel oil (MDO) is launched.

Bunker Index launches IFO 180 Index (Press Release)
14 Apr 2009 14:05 GMT
Average Global Bunker Price (AGBP) for 180-centistoke fuel is launched.

Bunker Index launches IFO 380 Index (Press Release)
14 Apr 2009 13:59 GMT
Average Global Bunker Price (AGBP) for 380-centistoke fuel is launched.

Rotterdam Market Report
14 Apr 2009 12:27 GMT

Market Briefing
14 Apr 2009 09:26 GMT

Bunker Index launches Global Bunker Index (Press Release)
14 Apr 2009 09:04 GMT
Average Global Bunker Price (AGBP) launched for all fuel grades on the Bunker Index website.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
14 Apr 2009 06:05 GMT

Bunker spill in Hawaii
13 Apr 2009 12:45 GMT
US Coast Guard responds to 250-gallon marine diesel spill.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
13 Apr 2009 08:56 GMT

Vopak in China oil storage tie-up
10 Apr 2009 15:06 GMT
Terminal operator expected to build oil storage facility in southern China by 2011.

Rotterdam: Q1 throughput falls 10.8 percent
10 Apr 2009 13:31 GMT
First quarter results appear to support the view that bunker sales will fall in 2009.

Rotterdam bunker volumes set to fall in '09
10 Apr 2009 11:26 GMT
Expected drop in throughput this year is set to have a knock-on effect on bunker sales.

Rotterdam Market Report
09 Apr 2009 11:13 GMT

Carnival to call at Seattle in 2010
09 Apr 2009 11:08 GMT
Further boost to bunker sales in Seattle with launch of new round-trip cruises.

Seattle cruise terminal to open in April
09 Apr 2009 09:43 GMT
Launch of new terminal bodes well for bunker sales at the West Coast port.

Oil terminal inspections in Singapore
09 Apr 2009 08:05 GMT
Guidelines issued to shipping community regarding OCIMF-SIRE inspections in Singapore.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
09 Apr 2009 05:56 GMT

German firm buys Kittiwake LinerSCAN systems
08 Apr 2009 14:24 GMT
Reederei F. Laeisz buys technology for cylinder oil optimization and liner wear monitoring.

Rotterdam Market Report
08 Apr 2009 11:32 GMT

Concern raised over Antarctic fuel ban
08 Apr 2009 11:10 GMT
Falkland Islands concern over impact of new IMO draft amendment on cruise industry.

Market Briefing
08 Apr 2009 11:02 GMT

Singapore Market Commentary
08 Apr 2009 10:52 GMT

Singapore: Last visbreakers to restart end-April
08 Apr 2009 08:03 GMT
ExxonMobil to fully restart Singapore visbreaking complex by the end of this month.

EGCSA hails US-Canadian ECA proposal
07 Apr 2009 13:32 GMT
Association says ECA plan is an opportunity for shipping to incorporate abatement technologies.

Rotterdam Market Report
07 Apr 2009 11:58 GMT

Oman opens oil storage terminal
07 Apr 2009 09:44 GMT
Country's first independent tank terminal is launched in the port of Sohar.

Singapore Market Commentary
07 Apr 2009 09:37 GMT

Market Briefing
07 Apr 2009 09:24 GMT

US firms enter into emissions product agreement
07 Apr 2009 08:09 GMT
Exclusive distribution agreement is announced for evaporative emissions solution.

LA to offset 'cold ironing' consumption with new solar system
06 Apr 2009 17:18 GMT
Solar initiative to generate 10 megawatts of power as more ships plug into shoreside electricity.

Rotterdam Market Report
06 Apr 2009 12:21 GMT

Aramco offers more fuel oil cargoes
06 Apr 2009 11:16 GMT
State-run firm offers eighth straight-run cargo in a month following refinery outage.

Europe buys fuel oil cargo from Middle East
06 April 2009 08:01 GMT
380-cst parcel bought to meet bunker demand as refiners cut fuel oil production.

New tool proven to cut bunker costs, says developer
03 Apr 2009 18:26 GMT
Fleet control system aims to reduce marine fuel consumption by 5-10 percent.

WFS acquires Henty Oil Group
03 Apr 2009 14:34 GMT
US firm expands its presence in UK marine fuel and land distribution market.

MARPOL Annex VI book published by IMO
03 Apr 2009 10:03 GMT
Revised MARPOL Annex VI and NOx Technical Code is now available to buy.

Market Briefing
03 Apr 2009 09:25 GMT

Long Beach to review 'eco-project' in April
03 Apr 2009 08:04 GMT
Project proposes to use new technologies and cleaner fuels to cut ship emissions.

China: Fuel oil imports fall in March -sources
02 Apr 2009 18:36 GMT
Imports plummet to 1.62 million tonnes as 'teapot' refineries cut production runs.

World Fuel Services completes TGS acquisition
02 Apr 2009 14:48 GMT
TGS Petroleum acquisition is part of WFS strategy to expand its wholesale distribution business, says COO.

Ferry line drops fuel surcharge
02 Apr 2009 09:43 GMT
Canadian firm decides to remove surcharge following a quarterly review of fuel costs.

Market Briefing
02 Apr 2009 09:26 GMT

Project to maximize fuel efficiency gets EU approval
02 Apr 2009 08:02 GMT
Main aim of the project is to cut marine diesel engine fuel consumption by 10 percent.

IPIC increases its stake in CEPSA
01 Apr 2009 16:51 GMT
Abu Dhabi firm says it will endeavour to play an active role in CEPSA’s development.

Saudi Arabia: Latest posted prices
01 Apr 2009 13:48 GMT
Posted prices for Saudi Arabian ports effective Thursday 2nd April.

Maersk in carbon dioxide initiative
01 Apr 2009 09:42 GMT
Shipping firm aims to promote Carbon Capture and Storage to limit carbon emissions.

Market Briefing
01 Apr 2009 09:29 GMT

'Fuel-saving' paint nominated for eco-awards
01 Apr 2009 08:10 GMT
New hydrogel technology aims to help shipowners cut fuel costs by up to eight percent.



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