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News Archive - September 2009

Houston Ship Channel reopens after bunker spill
29 Sep 2009 14:46 GMT
Three miles of the Houston Ship Channel are reopened after 10,500-gallon spill.

Rotterdam Market Report
29 Sep 2009 11:07 GMT

Coast Guard monitoring Savannah bunker spill
29 Sep 2009 11:01 GMT
US Coast Guard continues to monitor fuel spill off the coast of Savannah.

Market Briefing
29 Sep 2009 10:41 GMT

EU to propose 20% emissions cut
29 Sep 2009 09:22 GMT
EU likely to present emissions reduction proposal for shipping at climate meeting.

NY low sulphur initiative gets green light
29 Sep 2009 07:36 GMT
New York-New Jersey to offer financial incentive for ships to switch to low sulphur fuel.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
29 Sep 2009 05:47 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
28 Sep 2009 11:30 GMT

Scrubber system gets S$2 million in funding
28 Sep 2009 11:18 GMT
Singapore firm is awarded funding to develop ' breakthrough technology' to cut ship emissions.

Market Briefing
28 Sep 2009 10:02 GMT

Whale-inspired project aims to cut fuel costs
28 Sep 2009 09:14 GMT
Researcher claims 'slime' concept can cut fuel consumption by around 20 percent.

Chemoil shareholder still in stake sale talks - source
28 Sep 2009 07:44 GMT
Majority shareholder is said to be still in discussions over the sale of some or all of its shares.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
28 Sep 2009 05:35 GMT

Integrator role for Wärtsilä in fuel cell project
25 Sep 2009 15:12 GMT
Wärtsilä is assigned overall responsibility for systems integration in FellowSHIP project.

Market Briefing
25 Sep 2009 11:40 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
25 Sep 2009 11:33 GMT

ExxonMobil to launch marine lube seminar
25 Sep 2009 10:21 GMT
New seminar programme will aim to help shipping firms cut lubricant-related costs.

Fuel efficiency tops agenda at Canada meeting
25 Sep 2009 09:21 GMT
Shipping firms convene to discuss the issue of how to make ships more fuel-efficient.

Aegean announces $50 million credit facility
25 Sep 2009 07:32 GMT
Supplier signs new credit facility, guarantee, and letter of credit with National Bank of Greece.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
25 Sep 2009 05:34 GMT

World Maritime Day focuses on GHG issue
24 Sep 2009 15:28 GMT
IMO says 2009 theme is in recognition of the 'intense focus' the ship emissions issue is receiving.

Sovcomflot expects to cut consumption by 10-12%
24 Sep 2009 14:10 GMT
Russian shipowner says fuel costs will be reduced by optimising voyage planning.

Market Briefing
24 Sep 2009 11:43 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
24 Sep 2009 11:35 GMT

Northeast Passage fuel savings for operator
24 Sep 2009 09:41 GMT
Operator reports savings due to global warming with commercial transit accross the Northeast Passage.

Associations back cap and trade scheme
24 Sep 2009 07:26 GMT
Shipping industry associations from five countries launch paper in favour of global trading scheme.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
24 Sep 2009 05:18 GMT

Saudi Arabia: Latest posted prices
23 Sep 2009 14:51 GMT
Posted prices for Saudi Arabian ports effective Thursday 24th September.

Market Briefing
23 Sep 2009 11:26 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
23 Sep 2009 11:19 GMT

Intertanko MD calls for consistency
23 Sep 2009 10:27 GMT
Peter Swift says shipowners seek consistency in international regulations and global governance.

Chevron launches 'low emission' lubricant
23 Sep 2009 09:48 GMT
New product is the oil major's first marine lubricant designed with tier-four engine compliance in mind.

Solar vessel gets 'Ship of the Year' award
23 Sep 2009 07:13 GMT
Solar power-assisted vessel is recognized as the ship of the year at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
23 Sep 2009 05:36 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
22 Sep 2009 11:23 GMT

Market Briefing
22 Sep 2009 11:03 GMT

Korean firm launches electric ship
22 Sep 2009 11:01 GMT
Shipbuilder says vessel is the first hybrid ship of its kind to be launched in Korea.

Jamaica: Maritime Authority calls for emissions framework
22 Sep 2009 09:19 GMT
Director of Legal Affairs says Jamaica has an obligation to implement measures to reduce emissions from ships.

Eni: Bunker-producing refinery back up by 23rd
22 Sep 2009 07:17 GMT
Eni expects its fuel oil and lubricant-producing plant in Livorno to be fully operational by Wednesday.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
22 Sep 2009 06:07 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
21 Sep 2009 11:11 GMT

Finance package for Ghana's sole refinery
21 Sep 2009 11:02 GMT
US$300 million loan facility to be used to finance the state-owned Tema Oil Refinery

Market Briefing
21 Sep 2009 10:29 GMT

10% throughput rise at Petersburg Oil Terminal
21 Sep 2009 10:11 GMT
Year-on-year throughput of oil products increases in August 2009.

Iran sells 1.4 million tonnes in 5 months
21 Sep 2009 07:26 GMT
Iran earns around $500 million through the sale of marine fuel to ships in the Persian Gulf.

Rotterdam Market Report
18 Sep 2009 11:48 GMT

Market Briefing
18 Sep 2009 11:41 GMT

Merkel to attend GMEC green shipping summit
18 Sep 2009 10:29 GMT
Hamburg event to address emissions issues at sea and environmental protection in ports and regional areas.

China Bunker aiming for surge in sales - source
18 Sep 2009 09:37 GMT
Supplier is said to be planning for a significant rise in sales with the addition of three new ports.

APL to use new fuel system to cut bunker costs
18 Sep 2009 07:16 GMT
Shipping firm to incorporate fuel emulsification technology in order to reduce emissions and fuel costs.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
18 Sep 2009 06:18 GMT

Antwerp to introduce barge identification system
17 Sep 2009 16:29 GMT
Use of the new system will be compulsory for all bunker barges operating in the area.

Market Briefing
17 Sep 2009 10:36 GMT

Aramco sells cargo to Fujairah bunker market - sources
17 Sep 2009 10:04 GMT
Refiner is reported to have sold 380-cst parcel at a discount to Singapore spot quotes.

Cruise operators to begin jatropha trials
17 Sep 2009 07:38 GMT
Biofuel trials to examine whether jatropha can be used as a marine fuel.

Singapore Market Commentary
17 Sep 2009 05:36 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
16 Sep 2009 12:06 GMT

Market Briefing
16 Sep 2009 11:13 GMT

Mobile cold ironing for Oakland ship
16 Sep 2009 11:12 GMT
Patented mobile shore-side power is provided to container vessel at California port.

Fuel cell project reaches 'important milestone'
16 Sep 2009 10:28 GMT
Fuel cell system is installed on merchant ship for testing to be carried out at sea.

Bunker fuel pumped from grounded Cape Town ship
16 Sep 2009 09:20 GMT
Pumping operations continue as fuel oil is removed from coal bulk carrier.

Aegean to deploy new vessel to Singapore
16 Sep 2009 07:21 GMT
Leading supplier takes delivery of double hull bunkering tanker from China.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
16 Sep 2009 05:11 GMT

BAF increase for cargo to Australia
15 Sep 2009 11:24 GMT
Shipping firm increases Bunker Adjustment Factor from New Zealand to Australia due to rising bunker prices.

Rotterdam Market Report
15 Sep 2009 10:51 GMT

Market Briefing
15 Sep 2009 10:14 GMT

Trans-Pacific lines to raise bunker charges
15 Sep 2009 10:10 GMT
Bunker charges set to rise in October, reflecting higher fuel prices during the summer.

Bunker spill captain faces court in November
15 Sep 2009 09:16 GMT
The master of the Pacific Adventurer faces a charge of disposal of oil in coastal waters.

Bunker measuring system passes field testing
15 Sep 2009 07:11 GMT
US supplier tests new bunkering system to measure and report marine fuel transfers.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
15 Sep 2009 06:04 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
14 Sep 2009 11:22 GMT

Saudi Aramco sells 380-cst fuel oil cargo
14 Sep 2009 11:01 GMT
Refiner sells another 80,000-tonne parcel following FCC outage at Rabigh refinery.

Market Briefing
14 Sep 2009 10:53 GMT

Singapore sales exceed 3 million tonnes in August
14 Sep 2009 09:57 GMT
Bunker volumes fall slightly in August. 180-cst sales drop by 25 percent year-on-year.

Petrobras Bunker announces new General Manager
14 Sep 2009 07:31 GMT
New bunker division manager is named to replace Jacqueline de Lima Castro Campos.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
14 Sep 2009 06:02 GMT

Countdown to London bunker event
11 Sep 2009 13:51 GMT
Bunker conference to examine topical issues in the management of bunker fuels.

Rotterdam Market Report
11 Sep 2009 12:11 GMT

Market Briefing
11 Sep 2009 11:06 GMT

IMAREX signs technology agreements
11 Sep 2009 09:38 GMT
Oslo-based maritime exchange signs contracts to use trading system technology.

Wärtsilä applauds scrubber certification
11 Sep 2009 07:26 GMT
Finnish manufacturer says it aims to be a 'significant supplier' of exhaust gas cleaning technology.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
11 Sep 2009 06:07 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
10 Sep 2009 12:28 GMT

Market Briefing
10 Sep 2009 12:23 GMT

Evergreen Line revises bunker surcharge
10 Sep 2009 10:28 GMT
Shipping firm announces new Emergency Bunker Surcharge (EBS) on trades from Asia to Europe.

OOCL to raise fuel surcharges in October
10 Sep 2009 09:13 GMT
Shipping and logistics firm will be increasing its surcharges on three lanes from next month.

ICE announces new OTC fuel oil contracts
10 Sep 2009 07:26 GMT
Futures exchange to launch new fuel oil swaps contracts in September.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
10 Sep 2009 06:08 GMT

Stena Oil appoints bunker trader
09 Sep 2009 15:22 GMT
Jakob Davidsson joins the company's office in Gothenburg.

Market Briefing
09 Sep 2009 10:57 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
09 Sep 2009 10:50 GMT

Madagascar: Bunker spill cleanup continues
09 Sep 2009 10:22 GMT
Cleanup operations continue following fuel oil spill off Madagascar coast.

DNV certifies first SOx exhaust gas scrubber
09 Sep 2009 09:09 GMT
Classification society issues a compliance certificate to ship fitted with exhaust gas cleaning system.

Brightoil Petroleum announces 2008/09 results
09 Sep 2009 07:14 GMT
Chinese supplier says its marine bunkering business delivered 'remarkable' results in 08/09.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
09 Sep 2009 06:15 GMT

UK Navy chooses 'fuel saving' technology
08 Sep 2009 15:16 GMT
Navy aims to lower flagship fuel consumption and emissions with latest coating technology.

Market Briefing
08 Sep 2009 14:34 GMT

Solar ship completes seven months of voyages
08 Sep 2009 13:58 GMT
Two-year experiment into how solar power can be used to power a vessel continues.

Rotterdam Market Report
08 Sep 2009 11:31 GMT

Seven VLCCs storing fuel oil off Malaysia
08 Sep 2009 09:45 GMT
Shortage of landed tanks leads to a rise in floating supertanker storage.

SGX invites comments on 380-cst contract
08 Sep 20009 07:46 GMT
Singapore Exchange seeks feedback on launch of bunker fuel futures contract.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
08 Sep 2009 06:14 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
07 Sep 2009 12:11 GMT

Vopak concludes S$210m notes issuance
07 Sep 2009 11:07 GMT
Leading terminal operator secures first private placement notes isssuance in Asia.

Market Briefing
07 Sep 2009 11:04 GMT

Superferry 9 fuel oil spill 'unlikely'
07 Sep 2009 09:35 GMT
Operator of sunken ship in the Philippines says fuel oil leak would be an 'unlikely event'.

DNV releases guide to reducing ship emissions
07 Sep 2009 07:42 GMT
New guide provides details of the latest MARPOL Annex VI requirements.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
07 Sep 2009 06:02 GMT

WFS declares quarterly cash dividend
04 Sep 2009 15:09 GMT
Cash dividend for the quarter to be payable in October 2009.

Rotterdam Market Report
04 Sep 2009 11:19 GMT

'Ship-train' powered by fuel cells and wind power
04 Sep 2009 11:01 GMT
Future ship concept designed to sail across the Arctic Ocean.

Market Briefing
04 Sep 2009 10:42 GMT

More shore power coming to Long Beach
04 Sep 2009 09:34 GMT
California port has begun construction work on its fourth shore power dock.

High-efficiency solar cells to power world's largest solar catamaran
04 Sep 2009 07:26 GMT
Construction of new solar catamaran is expected to be completed in February 2010.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
04 Sep 2009 05:58 GMT

Vancouver unveils shore power facility
03 Sep 2009 16:48 GMT
West Coast port is the first in Canada to install cold ironing for cruise ships.

Market Briefing
03 Sep 2009 11:06 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
03 Sep 2009 10:58 GMT

Global Risk publishes quarterly oil review
03 Sep 2009 10:19 GMT
Danish firm says investors are hedging against post-crisis inflation.

Total to stop production at Dunkirk refinery
03 Sep 2009 09:36 GMT
Oil major will be halting refining operations in September due to weak refining market.

Aegean to present at New York event
03 Sep 2009 07:33 GMT
Company President to present at 6th Annual Shipping and Offshore Services Conference.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
03 Sep 2009 06:11 GMT

Port of Fujairah awards terminal contract
02 Sep 2009 16:29 GMT
Topaz subsidiary wins contract for the construction of facilities at Oil Terminal 2.

Market Briefing
02 Sep 2009 13:37 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
02 Sep 2009 10:48 GMT

Oil spill rule for non-tank vessels announced
02 Sep 2009 10:14 GMT
Proposed rule aims to increase response preparedness for non-tank vessels carrying oil in US waters.

Lanka IOC claims 35% market share - source
02 Sep 2009 09:29 GMT
Supplier is reported to have gained a significant percentage of the Colombo market since establishing operations there.

Bomin Singapore recruits trading analyst
02 Sep 2009 07:28 GMT
Monique Goh joins company to work in the area of trading products and derivatives.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
02 Sep 2009 06:22 GMT

Lintec named 'Supplier of the Year'
01 Sep 2009 12:32 GMT
Testing agency is named best supplier by norwegian purchasing association.

Market Briefing
01 Sep 2009 10:36 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
01 Sep 2009 10:29 GMT

Diesel tanker grounded in the Philippines
01 Sep 2009 10:12 GMT
Local authorities struggle to tow vessel carrying 230,000 litres of diesel fuel to safety.

Singapore refinery to close in May 2010
01 Sep 2009 09:19 GMT
ExxonMobil is scheduled to shut down its Jurong Island plant for routine maintanance.

Illegal oil spills decline in Baltic Sea
01 Sep 2009 07:24 GMT
The number of illicit oil discharges from ships in the Baltic Sea drops by over 10% year-on-year.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
01 Sep 2009 05:49 GMT



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