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Home » News » News Archive - December 2011


News Archive - December 2011

Chile: Bunkering to halt for 21 hours
30 Dec 2011 14:22 GMT
Central Zone ports to close for New Year celebrations.

Dual fuel OSV delivered in the US
30 Dec 2011 13:51 GMT
Diesel-electric vessel is said to be the most environmentally friendly OSV in the Gulf of Mexico.

Praxis Market Update
30 Dec 2011 12:44 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
30 Dec 2011 12:21 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
30 Dec 2011 10:42 GMT

Aramco issues revised specs for 2012
30 Dec 2011 09:55 GMT
Revised 380-cst specifications will be effective from January 1st 2012.

Market Briefing
30 Dec 2011 09:51 GMT
Tensions going the wrong way in Hormuz (Brent: $107.9)

Singapore Market Commentary (with afternoon update)
30 Dec 2011 06:22 GMT

Russia: Fuel oil exports up in November
29 Dec 2011 16:18 GMT
Exports of fuel oil rise by 8.8 percent in a comparison with the previous month.

Throughout rise for Rotterdam in 2011
29 Dec 2011 15:42 GMT
Cargo throughput increases by 3 million tonnes in 2011.

Praxis Market Update
29 Dec 2011 13:41 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
29 Dec 2011 13:01 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
29 Dec 2011 12:41 GMT

Market Briefing
29 Dec 2011 10:39 GMT
Obama makes no comment on Iran… (Brent: $107.8)

Middle distillates up in Singapore
29 Dec 2011 10:35 GMT
Inventories of middle distillates increase for the second consecutive week in Singapore.

Fuel oil stocks fall to 11-week low in Singapore
29 Dec 2011 10:18 GMT
Stocks of fuel oil in Singapore decrease to their lowest level since October 12th.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
29 Dec 2011 07:07 GMT

Praxis Market Update
28 Dec 2011 13:00 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
28 Dec 2011 12:10 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
28 Dec 2011 11:51 GMT

NYK presents vision for the future
28 Dec 2011 10:54 GMT
Shipping line presents eco-ship concepts in Tokyo.

Market Briefing
28 Dec 2011 10:37 GMT
Iran rattles the cage (Brent: $109.2)

China: Surge in fuel oil imports from Russia
28 Dec 2011 06:54 GMT
Imports of Russian fuel oil skyrocket in November, according to industry data.

First Middle East bunker delivery for Sinopec
28 Dec 2011 06:23 GMT
Fuel oil sold to vessel in Fujairah as part of joint sales agreement.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
28 Dec 2011 05:05 GMT

Appointment of Hans Smits extended to 2014
27 Dec 2011 10:56 GMT
Port of Rotterdam extends the appointment of its current CEO by one year.

Antwerp to raise port dues in 2012
27 Dec 2011 10:31 GMT
Discount on port dues will still apply to ships with an Environmental Ship Index of 31 points or more.

Rotterdam and Antwerp to cooperate on pipelines
27 Dec 2011 10:05 GMT
Agreement to work together to reinforce the pipeline infrastructure between the two ports.

Limited service on 27th December
27 Dec 2011 09:14 GMT
Bunker Index will be providing a limited service on 27th December due to the UK Bank Holiday.

Praxis Market Update
23 Dec 2011 16:51 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
23 Dec 2011 15:24 GMT

Market Briefing
23 Dec 2011 10:41 GMT
Iran to hold naval exercise tomorrow! (Brent: $108.2)

Rotterdam Market Report
23 Dec 2011 10:33 GMT

Rubis to expand Rotterdam storage capacity
23 Dec 2011 10:13 GMT
Agreement signed for Rubis Terminals and Cargill to raise their capacity at Europe's leading bunker port.

Singapore Market Commentary (with afternoon update)
23 Dec 2011 09:31 GMT

Imtech awarded ferry hybrid contract
22 Dec 2011 14:47 GMT
Imtech to supply the propulsion system for the 'world's first' diesel electric, hybrid seagoing ferry.

Global Vision Market Report
22 Dec 2011 14:41 GMT

Praxis Market Update
22 Dec 2011 14:19 GMT

Agreement to build LNG-fuelled patrol ship
22 Dec 2011 13:31 GMT
Offshore patrol vessel will run on both liquefied natural gas and marine diesel.

Rotterdam Market Report
22 Dec 2011 10:41 GMT

Market Briefing
22 Dec 2011 10:33 GMT
Biggest decline in US inventories in more than a decade (Brent: $107.8)

DNV and KEMA form energy and sustainability company
22 Dec 2011 07:13 GMT

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
22 Dec 2011 06:22 GMT

Praxis Market Update
21 Dec 2011 15:04 GMT

Shipping's first Energy Management Systems audit
21 Dec 2011 13:42 GMT
Classification society completes the first shipping company audit to ISO 50001- 2011.

Global Vision Market Report
21 Dec 2011 13:22 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
21 Dec 2011 11:17 GMT

Market Briefing
21 Dec 2011 11:14 GMT
Kazakhstan, the new Libya? (Brent: $107.6)

Novorossiysk fuel oil terminal opening 'soon'
21 Dec 2011 09:26 GMT
New Black Sea fuel oil facility is due to open shortly, according to an executive at one of the port's shareholders.

Appointments announced at Wärtsilä
21 Dec 2011 08:40 GMT
Management appointments will be effective from 1 January 2012.

Ignazio Messina installs scrubber system
21 Dec 2011 06:31 GMT
Vessel is said to be the first in the world to operate commercially with a scrubber system.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
21 Dec 2011 05:31 GMT

Praxis Market Update
20 Dec 2011 14:37 GMT

Shell Oman signs lube storage agreement
20 Dec 2011 13:41 GMT
Oiltanking Odfjell Terminals to store base oils for Shell's lubricant blending plant.

Global Vision Market Report
20 Dec 2011 13:15 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
20 Dec 2011 11:57 GMT

Norway launches fuel-saving initiative
20 Dec 2011 09:28 GMT
Joint project aims to improve industry standards for fuel consumption and emissions from offshore supply vessels.

Market Briefing
20 Dec 2011 09:04 GMT
Make or break(even)? (Brent: $104.1)

Financing arranged for Fujairah terminal
20 Dec 2011 08:08 GMT
$61 million tranche to help finance the construction of the Socar Aurora Fujairah Terminal.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
20 Dec 2011 06:45 GMT

Praxis Market Update
19 Dec 2011 15:22 GMT

New reporting procedures in Singapore
19 Dec 2011 15:05 GMT
Notification of arrival required at least 12 hours prior to the arrival of vessels less than 300 GT.

Global Vision Market Report
19 Dec 2011 13:26 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
19 Dec 2011 11:58 GMT

Economic Events: Week 51, 2011
19 Dec 2011 10:46 GMT

Market Briefing
19 Dec 2011 10:37 GMT
Kim Jong Il dies (Brent: $102.7)

Initiative launched to expand ship data collection
19 Dec 2011 08:32 GMT
New environmental program aims to better coordinate the collection of information from ships.

Chemoil deploys trade and risk management software
19 Dec 2011 07:02 GMT
System equips Chemoil with integrated processing of trades and data exchange with back office functions.

California implements changes to clean fuels program
19 Dec 2011 06:33 GMT
Program changes are aimed at streamlining the process of accounting for carbon released during the transportation of fuels.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
19 Dec 2011 05:55 GMT

Praxis Market Update
16 Dec 2011 13:44 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
16 Dec 2011 12:42 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
16 Dec 2011 12:18 GMT

Shipping confidence picks up despite eurozone fears
16 Dec 2011 11:41 GMT
Rise in confidence is tempered by an expected rise in finance costs, the negative impact of overtonnaging and fears about the economic climate.

Trader joins Middle East bunker firm
16 Dec 2011 10:51 GMT
Bunker supplier appoints experienced trader.

Market Briefing
16 Dec 2011 09:14 GMT
The liquidity outside is frightful… (Brent: $104.1)

Baltic Oil announces financial results
16 Dec 2011 07:20 GMT
Terminal operator publishes its annual audited accounts and half-yearly report.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
16 Dec 2011 05:51 GMT

Regulations driving interest in LNG
15 Dec 2011 16:04 GMT
Survey finds that new emissions standards and low natural gas prices are driving operators to make the switch to LNG.

BP opens Brisbane bunker terminal
15 Dec 2011 14:51 GMT
New marine fuel facility includes storage tanks with 30,000 tonnes of storage capacity.

Middle distillate stocks fall in Singapore
15 Dec 2011 14:35 GMT
Inventories of middle distillates decline for the second consecutive week in Singapore.

Global Vision Market Report
15 Dec 2011 14:11 GMT

Market Briefing
15 Dec 2011 11:55 GMT
OPEC and seasonal re-runs part 2 (Brent: 106.1)

Rotterdam Market Report
15 Dec 2011 10:53 GMT

Fuel oil stocks fall to 9-week low in Singapore
15 Dec 2011 10:33 GMT
Stocks of fuel oil in Singapore decrease to their lowest level since October 12th.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
15 Dec 2011 06:38 GMT

Le Havre to reward clean ships
14 Dec 2011 15:48 GMT
French port to reward the most environmentally-friendly ships with a reduction on port dues.

Naming ceremony for world's largest gas-fuelled ferry
14 Dec 2011 13:43 GMT

Project to develop LNG-fuelled boxship
14 Dec 2011 13:13 GMT
Joint project to develop solutions for containerships powered by LNG.

Global Vision Market Report
14 Dec 2011 12:46 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
14 Dec 2011 10:18 GMT

Market Briefing
14 Dec 2011 10:15 GMT
Seasonal re-runs (Brent: $109.2)

Singapore Market Commentary
14 Dec 2011 06:08 GMT

Praxis Market Update
13 Dec 2011 14:42 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
13 Dec 2011 14:08 GMT

Singapore sales up 2 percent in November
13 Dec 2011 13:57 GMT
Bunker sales for the first 11 months almost 2 million tonnes higher than in the same period last year.

Singapore achieves 2 billion GT in vessel arrival tonnage
13 Dec 2011 13:13 GMT
New milestone for Singapore as annual vessel arrival tonnage surpasses 2 billion gross tonnes for the first time.

Global Vision Market Report
13 Dec 2011 12:18 GMT

Dual fuel engine room simulator launched
13 Dec 2011 11:08 GMT
Simulator based on a dual fuel engine room configuration from a modern LNG carrier.

Market Briefing
13 Dec 2011 09:49 GMT
Iran rocks the boat (Brent: $107.6)

Wärtsilä posts Hamworthy scheme document
13 Dec 2011 07:30 GMT
Finnish firm posts scheme document relating to its acquisition of Hamworthy.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
13 Dec 2011 06:41 GMT

Praxis Market Update
12 Dec 2011 14:42 GMT

Mitropoulos: IMO should push ahead with MBMs debate
12 Dec 2011 14:36 GMT
Secretary-General says IMO should aim to bring its action plan on climate change to a completion in a 'reasonably short time'.

COP17 President's closing remarks
12 Dec 2011 14:08 GMT
Decisions taken in Durban are 'truly historical', says COP17 President.

UNFCCC claims climate change 'breakthrough'
12 Dec 2011 13:33 GMT
COP17 President positive as governments decide to adopt a universal legal agreement on climate change by no later than 2015.

Global Vision Market Report
12 Dec 2011 13:19 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
12 Dec 2011 11:10 GMT

Economic Events: Week 50, 2011
12 Dec 2011 10:50 GMT

Market Briefing
12 Dec 2011 10:38 GMT
Hopes of money printing burst (Brent: $107.7)

LNG/battery hybrids the 'next big thing'
12 Dec 2011 09:21 GMT
Benefits of adding a battery pack are outlined by LNG fuel specialist.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
12 Dec 2011 06:45 GMT

Praxis Market Update
09 Dec 2011 16:01 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
09 Dec 2011 14:08 GMT

Shell reveals plans for 'next generation lubricant'
09 Dec 2011 13:43 GMT
Oil major says it plans to capture a leading share of the market with the launch of its new lubricant.

ITF supports levy on bunker fuel
09 Dec 2011 13:14 GMT
Federation backs 'green climate fund', which would include a bunker levy and possible shipping emissions tax.

Rotterdam Market Report
09 Dec 2011 11:46 GMT

Market Briefing
09 Dec 2011 11:31 GMT
Draghi does the disco (Brent: $107.5)

Gulf Petrochem discusses projects in UAE and India.
09 Dec 2011 09:22 GMT
Oil firm shares details regarding the development of its storage facilities in Fujairah and Gujarat.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
09 Dec 2011 06:48 GMT

Praxis Market Update
08 Dec 2011 15:02 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
08 Dec 2011 12:20 GMT

Cockett: New office and staff appointments
08 Dec 2011 11:42 GMT
Cockett Marine to open an office in Copenhagen. New general manager and bunker trader named.

Market Briefing
08 Dec 2011 11:18 GMT
Germany plays hardball (Brent: $110.10)

Rotterdam Market Report
08 Dec 2011 11:11 GMT

Fuel oil stocks fall 2.6 percent in Singapore
08 Dec 2011 10:32 GMT
Stocks of fuel oil remain in the 17-18 million barrels range for the fifth consecutive week.

Rosneft signs Nakhodka supply agreement
08 Dec 2011 09:11 GMT
Bunker firm signs an exclusive contract to deliver marine fuel to a client in Far East Russia.

Another US law firm to investigate Andatee
08 Dec 2011 08:47 GMT
Law firm to investigate potential claims against the board of directors of Andatee.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
08 Dec 2011 06:17 GMT

MOL earns world's first SEEMP certification
07 Dec 2011 19:47 GMT
Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan is certified by the American Bureau of Shipping.

Port of Rotterdam signs strategic agreement
07 Dec 2011 14:50 GMT
Partnership will aim to develop cargo volumes between Rotterdam and Primorsk in addition to other markets.

Praxis Market Update
07 Dec 2011 14:28 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
07 Dec 2011 13:33 GMT

GAC signs Angola LNG contract
07 Dec 2011 12:54 GMT
GAC to provide ship agency and bunker trading services to Angola LNG's fleet of vessels.

Rotterdam Market Report
07 Dec 2011 11:48 GMT

Market Briefing
07 Dec 2011 09:51 GMT
Saudi output reaches 31-year high (Brent: $111.25)

Dual fuel engine tested in Germany
07 Dec 2011 07:35 GMT
New dual fuel engine is able to run on gas, marine diesel oil or heavy fuel oil.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
07 Dec 2011 06:28 GMT

Praxis Market Update
06 Dec 2011 16:22 GMT

WTI vs BIX - Nov 2011
06 Dec 2011 16:11 GMT
WTI crude vs BIX global bunker price comparison.

Andatee shares upgraded to 'hold'
06 Dec 2011 14:08 GMT
Stock in Chinese bunker supplier is upgraded from 'sell' to 'hold' in latest report.

Global Vision Market Report
06 Dec 2011 13:31 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
06 Dec 2011 11:48 GMT

Bominflot: Christmas closure dates
06 Dec 2011 10:47 GMT
Supplier notifies clients regarding the temporary shutdown of its supply operations during the Christmas and New Year period.

Market Briefing
06 Dec 2011 10:02 GMT
S&P put Europe on negative watch (Brent: $109.40)

Expansion plans at Jebel Ali
06 Dec 2011 07:16 GMT
UAE port to be expanded with an additional 4 million TEU capacity.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
06 Dec 2011 06:12 GMT

Praxis Market Update
05 Dec 2011 15:20 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
05 Dec 2011 13:25 GMT

NOL cuts fuel costs with 'new era' of ships
05 Dec 2011 13:03 GMT
Newly-christened 10,000-TEU vessels will consume less fuel and emit less greenhouse gases.

Rotterdam Market Report
05 Dec 2011 11:43 GMT

Economic Events: Week 49, 2011
05 Dec 2011 11:02 GMT

Market Briefing
05 Dec 2011 10:43 GMT
Another EU-summit and Iran beats the (oil)drum (Brent: $110.8)

Event held to discuss scrubber technology
05 Dec 2011 10:06 GMT
Industry experts discuss the drivers and commercial implications of scrubber technology for shipping.

Fuel-efficient engine launched in China
05 Dec 2011 08:15 GMT
New engine features exhaust valve activation for reduced emissions and fuel consumption.

Energy efficient ship designs unveiled
05 Dec 2011 05:41 GMT
Partnership launches fuel efficient designs to meet the future demands of operators.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
05 Dec 2011 04:41 GMT

Fuel oil stocks up 3.2 percent in Singapore
02 Dec 2011 14:31 GMT
Stocks of fuel oil rise to their second-highest level in four weeks in Singapore.

Praxis Market Update
02 Dec 2011 13:38 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
02 Dec 2011 13:31 GMT

Bunker Index (BIX) statistical summary
02 Dec 2011 12:22 GMT
Key monthly Bunker Index (BIX) data provided in price summary.

Rotterdam Market Report
02 Dec 2011 11:32 GMT

Market Briefing
02 Dec 2011 11:22 GMT
Oil sideways - awaiting political action (Brent: $110)

Fujairah 380-cst average up $28 in November
02 Dec 2011 08:40 GMT
380-cst average climbs to record the highest monthly average of the year so far in Fujairah.

Singapore 380-cst average hits 40-month high
02 Dec 2011 08:22 GMT
380-cst average jumps to highest level since crude reached record high in July 2008.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
02 Dec 2011 07:36 GMT

Praxis Market Update
01 Dec 2011 15:05 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
01 Dec 2011 13:22 GMT

Colombian firm completes first month as supplier
01 Dec 2011 12:02 GMT
Bunker firm selling all major grades of fuel at a number of Colombian ports.

Rotterdam Market Report
01 Dec 2011 11:42 GMT

Market Briefing
01 Dec 2011 10:47 GMT
Oil increases along with other risky assets as dollar funding decreases (Brent: USD 110)

Global bunker average up $20 in November
01 Dec 2011 08:44 GMT
BIX bunker average climbs to its highest level since April during the month of November.

Singapore revises port dues for bunker tankers
01 Dec 2011 07:18 GMT
New charging system aims to encourage the use of MARPOL-compliant bunker tankers in Singapore.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
01 Dec 2011 06:44 GMT



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