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News Archive - April 2012

Praxis Market Update
27 Apr 2012 15:41 GMT

Tour of LNG-powered propulsion system announced
27 Apr 2012 14:01 GMT
New high speed propulsion system to power catamaran in South America.

Tugboat to feature rechargeable batteries
27 Apr 2012 11:53 GMT
Eco-friendly tugboat to include a propulsion system that uses electrical motors and rechargeable batteries.

Rotterdam Market Report
27 Apr 2012 11:51 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
27 Apr 2012 11:43 GMT

RINA launches seven fuel-saving services
27 Apr 2012 09:37 GMT
Classification society launches a range of services aimed at helping shipowners save fuel and reduce emissions.

Market Briefing
27 Apr 2012 09:34 GMT
Has the equity market not done its homework? (Brent: $119.4)

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
27 Apr 2012 05:27 GMT

Total appoints Order of Merit winner as MD
26 Apr 2012 19:21 GMT
Experienced professional is named managing director of Total Marine Fuels.

Praxis Market Update
26 Apr 2012 14:52 GMT

Wärtsilä launches fuel-saving engine
26 Apr 2012 13:28 GMT
New engine will serve the market for large and ultra-large container vessels.

Global Vision Market Report
26 Apr 2012 13::14 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
26 Apr 2012 12:46 GMT

Fuel oil stocks jump 17.3% in Singapore
26 Apr 2012 11:44 GMT
Inventories of fuel oil rise for the first time in four weeks in Singapore.

Market Briefing
26 Apr 2012 09:33 GMT
Do you feel lucky? (Brent: $119.0)

Maritime firms fined for not switching fuels
26 Apr 2012 07:01 GMT
Companies fined for failing to switch to cleaner-burning distillates in Californian waters.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
26 Apr 2012 06:12 GMT

Environmental cooperation agreement signed in Canada
25 Apr 2012 16:33 GMT
Collaboration aims to enhance environmental protection and performance in the marine shipping sector.

Vopak operating profit up 26%
25 Apr 2012 16:18 GMT
First quarter group operating profit rises by EUR 28.5 million year-on-year.

Resolutions passed by Vopak
25 Apr 2012 15:42 GMT
AGM passes resolutions related to financial statements, proposed dividend and reappointments.

Praxis Market Update
25 Apr 2012 15:34 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
25 Apr 2012 13::31 GMT

Indian refiner sells 380-cst cargo
25 Apr 2012 13:13 GMT
380-centistoke parcel is scheduled for lifting from northwest Indian port in May.

Rotterdam Market Report
25 Apr 2012 11:21 GMT

Market Briefing
25 Apr 2012 09:48 GMT
Awaiting the FED (Brent: $118.4)

Fuel oil cargo bought via tender
25 Apr 2012 08:22 GMT
Parcel of high sulphur fuel oil is scheduled for delivery next month.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
25 Apr 2012 06:15 GMT

Supplier selling lubricants in Georgia
24 Apr 2012 16:12 GMT
Seller offering marine lubricants to vessels calling at the Georgian ports of Batumi and Poti.

Praxis Market Update
24 Apr 2012 15:33 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
24 Apr 2012 12:38 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
24 Apr 2012 12:33 GMT

Market Briefing
24 Apr 2012 11:34 GMT
Is the cup half full, or half empty? – Iran’s production dilemma

Fuel testing service showcased in Singapore
24 Apr 2012 11:11 GMT
Fuel quality service to be marketed at Asia event this week.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
24 Apr 2012 10:13 GMT

Court of Appeals allows enforcement of low carbon fuel standard
24 Apr 2012 08:03 GMT
U.S. Court of Appeals overturns an injunction blocking the enforcement of the low carbon fuel standard.

Singapore and Norway renew R&D cooperation
24 Apr 2012 07:27 GMT
Collaboration includes a feasibility assessment on LNG bunkering in South East Asia.

GAC appoints US bunker manager
23 Apr 2012 15:35 GMT
Ex-OceanConnect trader is named bunker manager for East Coast USA.

Praxis Market Update
23 Apr 2012 15:28 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
23 Apr 2012 14:22 GMT

UK to host SOx emission course
23 Apr 2012 14:05 GMT
New training course to address SOx emission technology.

Rotterdam Market Report
23 Apr 2012 13:46 GMT

WWL on track for 30% emissions reduction
23 Apr 2012 11:36 GMT
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics says it is on course to reduce its relative GHGs by 30% within three years.

Economic Events: Week 17, 2012
23 Apr 2012 10:03 GMT

Market Briefing
23 Apr 2012 09:57 GMT
Hollande vs. Sarkozy 1-0 (Brent: $118.2)

New guide for Emission Control Areas
23 Apr 2012 09:12 GMT
Newly-released guide outlines the challenges of operating within an ECA.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
23 Apr 2012 07:05 GMT

Wärtsilä Hamworthy to install world's largest multi-stream scrubber
23 Apr 2012 04:30 GMT
System will be retrofitted to MV Tamesis, a Mk IV RoRo vessel, in early 2013.

Praxis Market Update
20 Apr 2012 14:23 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
20 Apr 2012 13:33 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
20 Apr 2012 12:12 GMT

Market Briefing
20 Apr 2012 10:03 GMT
Oil trading sideways on mixed data (Brent: $118.5)

Expansion announced at Vopak Europoort
20 Apr 2012 09:44 GMT
Storage terminal to be expanded by more than 10 percent.

Lukoil restarts bunkering at Volgograd
20 Apr 2012 09:21 GMT
Russian supplier offering distillate grades at Volga River port.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
20 Apr 2012 08:48 GMT

Asian operator installs fuel management system
20 Apr 2012 08:26 GMT
Swiber becomes the first in Asia to install the enginei fuel management system.

Praxis Market Update
19 Apr 2012 17:44 GMT

Shipping not prepared for uncomfortable bank meetings
19 Apr 2012 16:43 GMT
Adviser says too many shipping firms are not adequately prepared to conduct successful negotiations with their banks.

Global Vision Market Report
19 Apr 2012 13:39 GMT

Fuel oil stocks plummet 20.7% in Singapore
19 Apr 2012 12:38 GMT
Inventories of fuel oil decrease to their lowest level in thirteen weeks in Singapore.

Rotterdam Market Report
19 Apr 2012 12:10 GMT

Market Briefing
19 Apr 2012 10:53 GMT
Renewed fears of a euro zone debt crisis – Spanish bond auction coming up (Brent: $118.4)

Utility in 60,000-tonne fuel oil deal
19 Apr 2012 10:32 GMT
Two 30,000-tonne fuel oil cargoes are scheduled for delivery in May-June.

London event to examine LNG bunkering
19 Apr 2012 09:12 GMT
UK conference to feature session on liquefied natural gas as a shipping fuel.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
19 Apr 2012 06:44 GMT

Litasco launches Barcelona storage
18 Apr 2012 18:44 GMT
Geneva firm puts into operation 13 new storage tanks in the northeast of Spain.

Statoil accepts bid for fuel and retail business
18 Apr 2012 14:33 GMT
Norwegian energy firm accepts cash offer for Statoil Fuel & Retail ASA.

Praxis Market Update
18 Apr 2012 14:09 GMT

WFS to hold conference call and webcast
18 Apr 2012 12:13 GMT
Management team to discuss the company's first quarter results in conference call and webcast.

Rotterdam Market Report
18 Apr 2012 11:23 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
18 Apr 2012 11:09 GMT

Market Briefing
18 Apr 2012 11:04 GMT
Increased world growth forecast by the IMF (Brent: USD 118.3)

Eniram opens office in Singapore
18 Apr 2012 09:22 GMT
Provider of fuel-saving performance management solutions targets expansion in Asia.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
18 Apr 2012 08:26 GMT

Horizon awards oil terminal contract
17 Apr 2012 16:01 GMT
Horizon Terminals to build a 141,000-cubic metre oil storage facility at Jebel Ali.

Praxis Market Update
17 Apr 2012 15:32 GMT

OW Bunker launches global marine lubricants division
17 Apr 2012 15:21 GMT
New division will provide a full range of lubricants to clients in cooperation with leading brands.

Protecting the environment
17 Apr 2012 14:38 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
17 Apr 2012 12:07 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
17 Apr 2012 11:55 GMT

Trader joins Canadian bunker firm
17 Apr 2012 09:42 GMT
Fuel and lubricants trader to handle enquiries for the East Coast of Canada.

Market Briefing
17 Apr 2012 09:40 GMT
Spain claims EU crown of debt worries (Brent: $118.3)

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
17 Apr 2012 07:33 GMT

Praxis Market Update
16 Apr 2012 15:13 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
16 Apr 2012 14:05 GMT

LNG fuel system order announced
16 Apr 2012 12:35 GMT
Contract awarded to design, build and deliver an LNG fuel system for an eco-friendly catamaran.

Rotterdam Market Report
16 Apr 2012 12:14 GMT

Economic Events: Week 16, 2012
16 Apr 2012 10:14 GMT

Market Briefing
16 Apr 2012 10:01 GMT
Debt offsets fundamental issues (Brent: $120.4)

Turkish supplier announces promotion
16 Apr 2012 09:51 GMT
Sales team member will be responsible for bunker enquries in the Marmara region.

First fuel oil cargo at new Malaysian terminal
16 Apr 2012 08:12 GMT
Tanker discharges first cargo of fuel oil at new storage facility.

Brokers must protect commission entitlement
16 Apr 2012 06:03 GMT
Brokers will need to be particularly careful to ensure their entitlement to commision is properly protected in the current economic climate, says insurance specialist.

Carnival to save fuel with system upgrade
13 Apr 2012 15:54 GMT
Cruise line is set to improve the fuel efficiency of 20 vessels by up to 4 percent.

Praxis Market Update
13 Apr 2012 15:07 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
13 Apr 2012 14:03 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
13 Apr 2012 13:21 GMT

Market Briefing
13 Apr 2012 10:44 GMT
Fluctuating oil prices on jobless claims and North Korean missiles (Brent: $121.6)

WTI vs BIX price comparison
13 Apr 2012 08:54 GMT
Analysis of WTI crude vs the BIX global bunker price.

Bunker sales rise 16.7 percent in Singapore
13 Apr 2012 08:24 GMT
Monthly sales climb for the first time since December at the world's leading bunker port.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
13 Apr 2012 06:33 GMT

Praxis Market Update
12 Apr 2012 14:12 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
12 Apr 2012 14:01 GMT

Fuel oil stocks fall 6.4% in Singapore
12 Apr 2012 13:07 GMT
Inventories of fuel oil decrease to their lowest level in eight weeks in Singapore.

Rotterdam Market Report
12 Apr 2012 11:33 GMT

Market Briefing
12 Apr 2012 09:57 GMT
Iran goes for sugarcoated oil sales (Brent: $120.6)

Singapore project to evaluate LNG bunkering
12 Apr 2012 09:24 GMT
Joint project to look into the feasibility of LNG bunkering at the world's leading port for marine fuels.

Baltic Oil appoints Finance Director
12 Apr 2012 07:31 GMT
Adrian Simpson joins Baltic Oil Terminal's board of directors.

Aegean completes newbuild programme
12 Apr 2012 06:42 GMT
Supplier takes delivery of double-hull tanker to complete its 31-vessel newbuild plan.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
12 Apr 2012 06:35 GMT

Singapore extends port dues concession for container ships
11 Apr 2012 18:43 GMT
Port dues concession for container vessels to be extended for a further two years.

Shell fuel oil trader to join Chemoil - source
11 Apr 2012 16:33 GMT
Singapore-based fuel oil trader is reportedly set to join Chemoil later this year.

Shipper forecasts $100 rise in fuel costs
11 Apr 2012 15:32 GMT
Shipping firm expects its average bunker costs to increase by $99-$104 per tonne in 2012.

Praxis Market Update
11 Apr 2012 15:04 GMT

Horizon completes transactions to reduce debt
11 Apr 2012 14:14 GMT
US firm has completed transactions to deleverage its balance sheet and terminate vessel charter obligations.

Global Vision Market Report
11 Apr 2012 13:01 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
11 Apr 2012 11:31 GMT

Market Briefing
11 Apr 2012 10:13 GMT
Fear of European debt crisis re-emerging (Brent: $121.8)

OW Bunker appoints new trading manager
11 Apr 2012 06:56 GMT
Experienced professional is the new manager of OW Bunker Malta's trading division.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
11 Apr 2012 06:32 GMT

Praxis Market Update
10 Apr 2012 14:37 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
10 Apr 2012 13:13 GMT

Dan-Bunkering appoints lubricants trader
10 Apr 2012 13:01 GMT
Former Hin Leong trader joins Dan-Bunkering's lubricants team in Singapore.

Rotterdam Market Report
10 Apr 2012 11:23 GMT

Market Briefing
10 Apr 2012 09:44 GMT
US air force ups the ante ahead of nuclear talks (Brent: $121.8)

RINA to audit Clean Shipping Index vessels
10 Apr 2012 09:02 GMT

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
10 Apr 2012 08:58 GMT

JV to manufacture engines in China
10 Apr 2012 07:21 GMT

Aegean seals strategic alliance with Chinese supplier
10 Apr 2012 04:18 GMT
MOU signed with marine fuel supplier China Changjiang Bunker (Sinopec) Co. Ltd.

Praxis Market Update
05 Apr 2012 14:45 GMT

Saving fuel with propeller blade technology
05 Apr 2012 12:56 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
05 Apr 2012 11:33 GMT

Russian owner orders dual-fuel engine
05 Apr 2012 10:19 GMT
Dual-fuel diesel electric system is aimed at providing owner with a fuel-efficient solution.

Hydrocarbon removal project gets funding
05 Apr 2012 08:28 GMT
Grant awarded to develop a device that removes hydrocarbons from scrubber treatment systems.

Cargo ship leaks MGO
04 Apr 2012 19:57 GMT
Coastguard confirms that the stricken vessel has leaked 'a quantity of marine gas oil'.

Chemoil launches bunker tanker
04 Apr 2012 19:31 GMT
Vessel to begin carrying out deliveries of marine fuel from next week.

OW Bunker announces ARA terminal agreements
04 Apr 2012 18:14 GMT
OW Bunker offers increased supply of RMK 1% 500cst low sulphur fuel oil at key bunkering locations.

Praxis Market Update
04 Apr 2012 14:01 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
04 Apr 2012 13:51 GMT

APL on course to cut emissions by 30%
04 Apr 2012 13:33 GMT
Container carrier says new vessel program and slow steaming have helped improve fuel efficiency.

Fuel leak fears in North Wales
04 Apr 2012 12:55 GMT
Concern is growing that fuel tanks could have been damaged on a cargo vessel that ran aground near Colwyn Bay.

Rotterdam Market Report
04 Apr 2012 11:28 GMT

Market Briefing
04 Apr 2012 09:43 GMT
FED not so keen on QE3 (Brent: $124.7)

Vessels to feature diesel-electric propulsion
04 Apr 2012 07:24 GMT
Norwegian owner aims to reduce fuel consumption with hybrid propulsion system.

Praxis Market Update
03 Apr 2012 15:23 GMT

March the least volatile month since November 2009
03 Apr 2012 14:01 GMT
BIX data shows that price volatility was at its lowest for 28 months in March.

Global Vision Market Report
03 Apr 2012 13:33 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
03 Apr 2012 12:45 GMT

Bunker Index (BIX) statistical summary
03 Apr 2012 12:12 GMT
Key monthly Bunker Index (BIX) data provided in price summary.

Market Briefing
03 Apr 2012 09:45 GMT
Macro numbers kick off oil rally (Brent: $125.0)

Rotterdam 380-cst average up $17 in March
03 Apr 2012 07:33 GMT
New record monthly average at Europe's leading bunker port.

Praxis Market Update
02 Apr 2012 15:24 GMT

Global bunker average up 3.2% in March
02 Apr 2012 14:31 GMT
BIX monthly average rises for the third consecutive month.

Economic Events: Week 14, 2012
02 Apr 2012 14:11 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
02 Apr 2012 13:31 GMT

OW Bunker to launch US operation
02 Apr 2012 12:51 GMT
Houston office to be launched in May; further expansion planned for the East and West Coast.

Rotterdam Market Report
02 Apr 2012 11:44 GMT

Bunker firm launches Netherlands office
02 Apr 2012 10:12 GMT
Experienced traders to head new office, which will be responsible for handling worldwide enquiries.

CEPSA announces staff changes
02 Apr 2011 09:21 GMT
Reorganization of roles at CEPSA Marine Fuels.

Market Briefing
02 Apr 2012 09:08 GMT
OPEC puts the pedal to the metal (Brent: $123.2)



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