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Home » News » News Archive - May 2012


News Archive - May 2012

LNG bunkering report published
30 May 2012 19:22 GMT
Feasibility study makes recommendations for the best way to establish an LNG bunkering infrastructure in North Europe.

LNG cargo tanks approved by Lloyd's Register
30 May 2012 17:38 GMT
Approved aluminium storage tanks are also suitable for the LNG-as-fuel sector.

Praxis Market Update
30 May 2012 15:41 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
30 May 2012 13:21 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
30 May 2012 12:48 GMT

Argos Bunkering to launch this week
30 May 2012 10:12 GMT
Argos North Sea Group's bunkering arm is due to officially begin operating on June 1st.

New contact number for UK bunker firm
30 May 2012 09:34 GMT
UK company reveals new phone number following the move to new premises last week.

Market Briefing
30 May 2012 09:29 GMT
Trouble in Spain spells markets in pain (Brent: $105.8)

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
30 May 2012 06:01 GMT

Praxis Market Update
29 May 2012 15:33 GMT

Fuel monitoring system includes piracy alerts
29 May 2012 13:13 GMT
Optimization tool incorporates sea crime alerts to aid optimal route planning.

Global Vision Market Report
29 May 2012 12:23 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
29 May 2012 11:52 GMT

Shipbuilding alliance to construct fuel-saving container ships
29 May 2012 10:39 GMT

Market Briefing
29 May 2012 09:41 GMT
Iranian computers in "Flame"s (Brent: $107.8)

Event to feature LNG bunkering seminar
29 May 2012 09:22 GMT
Upcoming event to tackle the issue of LNG as a shipping fuel.

Sea trials of algae-derived biodiesel
29 May 2012 08:07 GMT

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
29 May 2012 05:31 GMT

Praxis Market Update
28 May 2012 15:21 GMT

Dutch police investigate illegal bunker blending
28 May 2012 14:26 GMT
Marine police carry out an inspection of ocean-going vessels at the port of Rotterdam.

Baltic Oil raises capital for fuel oil optimization project
28 May 2012 13:27 GMT

CO2 emissions discussed at ICS AGM
28 May 2012 12:46 GMT
ICS Chairman 'determined' to achieve 20% improvement in fuel efficiency by 2020.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
28 May 2012 05:51 GMT

Praxis Market Update
25 May 2012 16:22 GMT

Panama toll increase ‘simply unacceptable’
25 May 2012 15:31 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
25 May 2012 12:57 GMT

Light distillate stocks fall to 8-month low
25 May 2012 12:20 GMT
Light distillate inventories plummet to lowest level since September in Singapore.

Middle distillates fall by 8.4% in Singapore
25 May 2012 11:51 GMT
Inventories of middle distillates decrease for the first time in four weeks in Singapore.

Global Vision Market Report
25 May 2012 11:38 GMT

Market Briefing
25 May 2012 09:51 GMT
Iran and P5+1 agree, just not on a deal (Brent: $106.8)

Lab testing of wind and solar power system
25 May 2012 07:02 GMT
Wind and solar power solution for ships to be tested in Japan next month.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
25 May 2012 05:58 GMT

Praxis Market Update
24 May 2012 15:42 GMT

Fuel oil stocks climb in Singapore
24 May 2012 14:12 GMT
Inventory levels rise from their lowest level in four weeks in Singapore.

Global Vision Market Report
24 May 2012 13:55 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
24 May 2012 11:14 GMT

New address for UK bunker firm
24 May 2012 11:05 GMT
UK company moves to new premises this week.

Market Briefing
24 May 2012 09:53 GMT
Iran talks: an agreement "in principal" (Brent: $105.9)

EU Commissioner welcomes provisional sulphur agreement
24 May 2012 09:40 GMT
Janez Potočnik says he is pleased that an agreeement with the European Parliament is now possible.

Provisional EU agreement on sulphur content of marine fuels
24 May 2012 07:48 GMT
0.5% sulphur limit is set to be mandatory in EU waters by 2020.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
24 May 2012 06:07 GMT

Praxis Market Update
23 May 2012 15:10 GMT

Study examines LNG as fuel for container ships
23 May 2012 14:51 GMT
Joint study looks at the costs and benefits of using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel for container vessels.

Noble Bunkers to launch Gulf of Mexico supply operation
23 May 2012 14:18 GMT
Supplier is due to begin carrying out deliveries off the Texas and Louisiana coastlines from next month.

Global Vision Market Report
23 May 2012 12:44 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
23 May 2012 12:03 GMT

Contract to supply diesel electric ferries
23 May 2012 10:16 GMT
Hybrid Ro Ro ferries are scheduled to begin operating in Scotland next year.

Market Briefing
23 May 2012 09:47 GMT
Iran nuclear talks: Israeli wildcard (Brent: $107.50)

Emissions issue covered in annual review
23 May 2012 08:57 GMT
Comprehensive review by the International Chamber of Shipping covers key issues including the debate about reducing CO2 emissions.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
23 May 2012 06:05 GMT

Praxis Market Update
22 May 2012 14:45 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
22 May 2012 12:37 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
22 May 2012 11:19 GMT

Cruise ship turnaround status for Liverpool
22 May 2012 10:01 GMT
Cruise ships are set to be granted permission to begin and end their voyages at Liverpool.

Market Briefing
22 May 2012 09:12 GMT
US senate closes Iranian oil loopholes (Brent: $109.2)

Petrotrin eyes Panama bunker launch
22 May 2012 09:03 GMT
Supplier signs storage MoU as part of its strategy to launch bunkering operations in Panama.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
22 May 2012 07:22 GMT

Fujairah terminal boosts capacity
22 May 2012 06:24 GMT
Storage capacity is raised with the addition of a further 600,000 cubic metres.

Praxis Market Update
21 May 2012 15:44 GMT

Simon Neo to become IBIA Chairman in 2013
21 May 2012 13:17 GMT
Neo is appointed Vice-Chairman and is due to succeed Nigel Draffin as Chairman next year.

Global Vision Market Report
21 May 2012 13:10 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
21 May 2012 12:01 GMT

Market Briefing
21 May 2012 10:31 GMT
G8 prepares for oil price turmoil (Brent: $107.8)

Intertek showcases bunker fuel services
21 May 2012 09:46 GMT
Company has expanded its capabilities in Panama to serve the growing bunker fuel and laboratory testing markets.

Gulf Petrochem to supply in Khor Fakkan and Jebel Ali
21 May 2012 06:47 GMT
Supplier announces plans to commence supply operations at UAE ports.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
21 May 2012 06:38 GMT

Praxis Market Update
18 May 2012 15:57 GMT

Contract to equip ships with eco-friendly propulsion
18 May 2012 13:44 GMT
Container ships to be fitted with propulsion and power generation system to reduce transit costs and emissions.

Rotterdam Market Report
18 May 2012 12:25 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
18 May 2012 12:21 GMT

Port invites entries for 2012 eco awards
18 May 2012 10:02 GMT
Annual marine environmental award to be presented next month. Local barge operators could be nominated.

Market Briefing
18 May 2012 08:48 GMT
Euro Zone debt crisis version 2.x (Brent: $106.7)

Oil Harbour renamed Gothenburg Energy Port
18 May 2012 08:16 GMT
Name change implemented to reflect the increase in alternative forms of energy in recent years.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
18 May 2012 06:12 GMT

Light distillate stocks fall to 30-week low
17 May 2012 16:13 GMT
Light distillate inventories drop to lowest level since October in Singapore.

Praxis Market Update
17 May 2012 16:05 GMT

Middle distillates rise to 4-week high in Singapore
17 May 2012 15:12 GMT
Inventory levels of middle distillates increase by 7.3 percent at Asia's leading oil trading hub.

Global Vision Market Report
17 May 2012 13:53 GMT

Fuel oil stocks fall below 19m barrels in Singapore
17 May 2012 13:48 GMT
Inventory levels decrease to their lowest level in four weeks in Singapore.

Aegean posts rise in Q1 net income
17 May 2012 07:17 GMT
First quarter net income climbs 50% year-on-year.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
17 May 2012 06:21 GMT

Praxis Market Update
16 May 2012 15:50 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
16 May 2012 15:44 GMT

Removing SOx emissions with hybrid scrubber
16 May 2012 13:53 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
16 May 2012 12:21 GMT

Fifth profitable quarter in a row for Chemoil
16 May 2012 09:47 GMT
Year-on-year first quarter net profit falls 62 percent despite 36 percent rise in revenue.

LNG-fuelled ship orders up in 2012
16 May 2012 09:13 GMT

Market Briefing
16 May 2012 08:38 GMT
New election in Greece (Brent: $110.0)

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
16 May 2012 05:54 GMT

Shipowners oppose 3.5% sulphur regulation
15 May 2012 15:33 GMT
Owners say it needs to be determined if the SOx emitted from Indian ships is significant enough to warrant a reduction.

Praxis Market Update
15 May 2012 15:16 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
15 May 2012 14:02 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
15 May 2012 11:41 GMT

Sales revenue up 63% for terminal operator
15 May 2012 10:02 GMT
Downstream specialist announces positive results following recent terminal acquisitions and bunker storage deal.

Concept ship to be displayed at Expo 2012
15 May 2012 09:14 GMT
Future concept ship is powered by LNG, fuel cells, solar cells and wind power.

Market Briefing
15 May 2012 08:56 GMT
IMF: oil prices double up in 2020? (Brent: $111.4)

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
15 May 2012 07:31 GMT

Praxis Market Update
14 May 2012 16:41 GMT

Cockett announces regional head
14 May 2012 16:35 GMT
Experienced bunker professional Steve Leonard is named Regional Head - Business Development Americas.

INTERTANKO appoints managing director
14 May 2012 16:07 GMT
Katharina Stanzel is due to commence her new role as managing director in July.

Project to assess the potential of wind power
14 May 2012 14:13 GMT
New initiative to look at the feasibility of installing wind turbines onboard commercial ships.

Global Vision Market Report
14 May 2012 13:48 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
14 May 2012 11:36 GMT

Economic Events: Week 20, 2012
14 May 2012 11:28 GMT

Bunker sales rise 3.5 percent in Singapore
14 May 2012 09:55 GMT
Monthly sales climb to their highest level of the year so far at the world's leading bunker port.

Market Briefing
14 May 2012 09:23 GMT
Iran nuclear update ahead of talks (Brent: $111.8)

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
14 May 2012 06:22 GMT

ECA compliance advice issued
11 May 2012 15:32 GMT
Shipping firms are advised to prepare for the upcoming North America ECA.

Praxis Market Update
11 May 2012 15:10 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
11 May 2012 13:30 GMT

MPA urges owners to prepare for MEPC resolutions
11 May 2012 12:38 GMT
Shipowners are advised to take early action to comply with new IMO requirements.

IBIA to deliver enhanced bunkering course
11 May 2012 12:02 GMT
IBIA is appointed as one of two bodies to be the training service provider of its bunkering course in Singapore.

Rotterdam Market Report
11 May 2012 11:26 GMT

Market Briefing
11 May 2012 10:27 GMT
JP Morgan loss sparked risk off (Brent: $111.8)

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
11 May 2012 08:50 GMT

Bunkers International offering LSFO in Colombia
11 May 2012 06:41 GMT
Supplier offering low sulphur fuel oil in the ports of Cartagena, Barranquilla and Santa Marta.

Tanker to load fuel oil from Iran
10 May 2012 19:01 GMT
80,000-tonne fuel oil cargo is scheduled to be loaded next week.

Praxis Market Update
10 May 2012 17:22 GMT

Singapore MGO vs ICE Gas Oil
10 May 2012 15:44 GMT
Analysis of Singapore marine gas oil and ICE Gas Oil prices.

Brent vs BIX price comparison
10 May 2012 14:51 GMT
Analysis of Brent crude vs the BIX global bunker price.

Global Vision Market Report
10 May 2012 13:18 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
10 May 2012 11:43 GMT

Market Briefing
10 May 2012 09:56 GMT
Technical update (Brent: $113.0)

Fuel oil stocks rise in Singapore
10 May 2012 09:46 GMT
Inventory levels increase to their highest level in four weeks in Singapore.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
10 May 2012 06:07 GMT

Eco-solution aimed at reducing fuel consumption
09 May 2012 18:11 GMT
New system will allow owners to adapt their operations in real-time to improve efficiency and lower fuel consumption.

Global Vision Market Report
09 May 2012 13:08 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
09 May 2012 11:45 GMT

LNG-powered ships take root in Europe
09 May 2012 11:41 GMT

EU agreement to tackle air pollution
09 May 2012 11:22 GMT

Market Briefing
09 May 2012 09:54 GMT
Market summary - important news ahead (Brent: $112.3)

Canada committed to shore power
09 May 2012 07:35 GMT
Government invites applications for funding under the Shore Power Technology for Ports Program.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
09 May 2012 05:49 GMT

Praxis Market Update
08 May 2012 17:24 GMT

Ship routing firm integrates onboard tools
08 May 2012 15:37 GMT
Routing and navigation systems are integrated to optimize voyage planning and fuel efficiency.

Chemoil resignation confirmed
08 May 2012 15:12 GMT
Mats Berglund quits Chemoil to join Hong Kong shipping firm.

Global Vision Market Report
08 May 2012 12:31 GMT

LNG-powered inland waterway vessel
08 May 2012 12:22 GMT
Vessel will be capable of operating for 95-99 percent of the time on LNG fuel.

Rotterdam Market Report
08 May 2012 12:22 GMT

Market Briefing
08 May 2012 09:51 GMT
Greek politicians fail first attempt to form government

Gulf Petrochem appoints senior trader
08 May 2012 08:08 GMT
Experienced trader joins Gulf Petrochem's Dubai office.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
08 May 2012 07:04 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
07 May 2012 13:36 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
07 May 2012 10:45 GMT

Market Briefing
07 May 2012 10:18 GMT
Greek elections spark risk off (Brent: $112.4)

LA to launch clean air program
07 May 2012 09:15 GMT
Los Angeles is the first port in North America and the Pacific Rim to adopt an international clean ship incentive program.

High fuel prices good for business, says Swire Pacific
07 May 2012 08:03 GMT
Shipping firm points out that demand for its services increases as oil becomes more expensive.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
07 May 2012 07:14 GMT

Praxis Market Update
04 May 2012 16:06 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
04 May 2012 14:01 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
04 May 2012 13:57 GMT

Kasbar to present at Boston event
04 May 2012 13:15 GMT
World Fuel Services CEO to give presentation at transportation conference.

New scrubber requirements announced
04 May 2012 10:33 GMT
Newly released rules cover exhaust gas cleaning systems and devices for improving efficiency.

Utility buys fuel oil cargo via tender
04 May 2012 09:03 GMT
Parcel of high sulphur fuel oil is scheduled for delivery in May.

Vitol, Atlas to buy Petroplus refinery
04 May 2012 08:28 GMT
Joint venture firm plans to restart Swiss plant and continue refining operations.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
04 May 2012 05:41 GMT

Praxis Market Update
03 May 2012 16:41 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
03 May 2012 13:41 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
03 May 2012 12:40 GMT

Fuel oil stocks almost stable in Singapore
03 May 2012 11:47 GMT
Inventories of fuel oil dip slightly at Asia's oil trading hub.

Singapore implements compulsory pilotage
03 May 2012 11:27 GMT
Compulsory pilotage announced for all vessels arriving or departing from the port's special bunkering anchorages.

Dan-Bunkering expands Chinese trading team
03 May 2012 09:54 GMT
Newly-appointed trader joins Dan-Bunkering's trading team in Middelfart, Denmark.

Market Briefing
03 May 2012 09:44 GMT
Sell in May and stay away? (Brent: $118.3)

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
03 May 2012 08:23 GMT

Praxis Market Update
02 May 2012 16:14 GMT

WTI vs BIX price comparison
02 May 2012 13:05 GMT
Analysis of WTI crude vs the BIX global bunker price.

Global Vision Market Report
02 May 2012 12:44 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
02 May 2012 11:38 GMT

Bunker Index (BIX) statistical summary
02 May 2012 11:08 GMT
Key monthly Bunker Index (BIX) data provided in price summary.

Market Briefing
02 May 2012 09:34 GMT
Markets flat ahead of ECB (Brent: $119.7)

WFS posts 13% rise in Q1 net income
02 May 2012 08:14 GMT

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
02 May 2012 06:34 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
01 May 2012 11:06 GMT

April the second-least volatile month since Oct 2010
01 May 2012 11:02 GMT
BIX data shows that price volatility was at its second-lowest for 18 months in April.

Rotterdam 380-cst down $16 in April
01 May 2012 09:22 GMT
Monthly average falls at Europe's leading bunker port.

Market Briefing
01 May 2012 09:14 GMT
Saudi and Iraq put the pedal to the metal (Brent: $119.2)

Global bunker average falls $13 in April
01 May 2012 08:53 GMT
BIX monthly average declines for the first time in four months but is 5% higher than in April 2011.

Limited service on 1st May
01 May 2012 08:31 GMT
Bunker Index will be providing a limited service on 1st May as it is a public holiday in 174 countries.



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