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Home » News » News Archive - July 2012


News Archive - July 2012

South American bunker firm to close down
30 Jul 2012 17:31 GMT
Bunker company confirms that it is the process of closing its business operation.

Global Vision Market Report
30 Jul 2012 14:32 GMT

Praxis Market Update
30 Jul 2012 14:28 GMT

Shell launches 'most innovative' engine oil
30 Jul 2012 14:16 GMT
Oil major says new lubricant can be used across a wide range of vessel and engine types.

Shipping told to 'get ready' for fuel surcharge increases
30 Jul 2012 12:47 GMT
Shipping community is advised to prepare itself for tariff increases as a result of the upcoming 1% sulphur requirement in North America.

Rotterdam Market Report
30 Jul 2012 12:38 GMT

Market Briefing
30 Jul 2012 09:55 GMT
A week full of key numbers and events (Brent: $ 106.2)

Turkish supplier promotes from within
30 Jul 2012 09:42 GMT
Sales team member to handle enquiries in the Marmara region.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
30 Jul 2012 06:11 GMT

Shoreside power officially launched in Rotterdam
27 Jul 2012 18:39 GMT
Officials dignitaries, and business leaders attend the launch of the first shore power systems for sea-going vessels in Rotterdam.

Chevron sells New York marine terminal
27 Jul 2012 14:13 GMT
Terminal for liquid petroleum products is sold for $260 million.

Praxis Market Update
27 Jul 2012 13:34 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
27 Jul 2012 13:13 GMT

Odfjell shuts down more storage tanks
27 Jul 2012 13:03 GMT
Terminal operator closes down a further 50 tanks at its storage facility in Rotterdam.

Rotterdam Market Report
27 Jul 2012 12:54 GMT

Market Briefing
27 Jul 2012 09:52 GMT
Draghi got a head start on the Olympics (Brent: $106.1)

Tender to buy eight fuel oil cargoes
27 Jul 2012 08:11 GMT
Oil firm issues tender to purchase eight cargoes of high sulphur fuel oil.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
27 Jul 2012 06:41 GMT

Bid deadline extended for Fujairah terminal expansion
26 Jul 2012 18:14 GMT
Interested parties have until 5 August to submit their bids for Fujairah EPC contract.

Global Vision Market Report
26 Jul 2012 13:01 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
26 Jul 2012 12:55 GMT

Middle distillate stocks fall in Singapore
26 Jul 2012 11:35 GMT
Inventories of middle distillates decline to their lowest level since July 4.

Fuel oil stocks rise in Singapore
26 Jul 2012 11:21 GMT
It is the first time that stocks have remained below 18 million barrels for two consecutive weeks since January.

Market Briefing
26 Jul 2012 09:41 GMT
ECB and the politicians, the battle continues (Brent: $104.3)

Gas shipping forms LNG bunkering body
26 Jul 2012 08:22 GMT
Advisory group established to advise on the design, operation, maintenance and training for natural gas marine fuel systems.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
26 Jul 2012 05:52 GMT

Bunker prices set to surge in Uruguay
25 Jul 2012 20:08 GMT
Significant increases to be seen at the end of the week with MGO rising the most, by $75 per tonne.

Praxis Market Update
25 Jul 2012 14:38 GMT

First delivery of Mobilgard 570 in Shanghai
25 Jul 2012 14:11 GMT
ExxonMobil completes the first bulk delivery of Mobilgard 570 cylinder oil in Shanghai.

FuelTrax launches off-spec density monitoring feature
25 Jul 2012 13:24 GMT
System measures the density of a fuel as it is being taken aboard and notifies the crew if it is out of range.

Global Vision Market Report
25 Jul 2012 12:29 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
25 Jul 2012 11:31 GMT

Wärtsilä propulsion systems chosen for three PSVs
25 Jul 2012 10:07 GMT
Platform supply vessels are scheduled to be operational by the end of 2014.

Market Briefing
25 Jul 2012 09:33 GMT
Heads-up for diesel consumers! (Brent: $102.9)

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
25 Jul 2012 06:22 GMT

Praxis Market Update
24 Jul 2012 17:45 GMT

Dan-Bunkering appoints bunker trader
24 Jul 2012 16:17 GMT
Trader joins Dan-Bunkering's trading team in Middelfart, Denmark.

Brasbunker eyes IPO in 2014
24 Jul 2012 15:42 GMT
Brazilian firm is reportedly preparing to list its shares on the stock exchange.

Rotterdam Market Report
24 Jul 2012 14:51 GMT

Rolls-Royce pleased to be part of groundbreaking LNG project
24 Jul 2012 13:11 GMT
Power systems firm says its technology will drastically reduce emissions for two new LNG-fuelled vessels.

Global Vision Market Report
24 Jul 2012 12:28 GMT

Bunker supplier targets sales increase
24 Jul 2012 09:41 GMT
Middle East firm aims for a rise in sales as a result of a project to improve the quality of its fuel oil.

Market Briefing
24 Jul 2012 08:01 GMT
Mixed news in a summer market (Brent: $103.6)

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
24 Jul 2012 06:28 GMT

'First' cruise ferry to be powered solely by LNG
23 Jul 2012 18:57 GMT
Cruise ferry is due to begin operating in Norway in 2013.

Praxis Market Update
23 Jul 2012 14:55 GMT

ICS presses for early IMO study into LSFO availability
23 Jul 2012 14:45 GMT
Low sulphur switch will have billion dollar implications, says ICS.

Global Vision Market Report
23 Jul 2012 14:41 GMT

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
23 Jul 2012 13:38 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
23 Jul 2012 13:22 GMT

Parker Hannifin acquires Kittiwake Group
23 Jul 2012 12:57 GMT
Alliance aims to provide a complete health monitoring solution to customers.

Russian supplier takes delivery of tanker
23 Jul 2012 09:44 GMT
Bunker firm says it also plans to strengthen its network with the construction of up to seven additional vessels.

Market Briefing
23 Jul 2012 08:44 GMT
Volatility in a thin market (Brent: $104.8)

Petrobras announces trader replacement
20 Jul 2012 22:18 GMT
Bunker trader will be in charge of enquiries for Argentina.

FAL Oil tanker seized by Singapore authorities
20 Jul 2012 16:40 GMT
Vessel is seized due to an outstanding debt owed to DVB Bank.

Praxis Market Update
20 Jul 2012 14:11 GMT

Libya: 3 days' notice for deliveries during Ramadan
20 Jul 2012 13:51 GMT
Bunker buyers are reminded that a minimum of 3 working days' notice will be required for bunker deliveries up until August 18.

Global Vision Market Report
20 Jul 2012 13:22 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
20 Jul 2012 11:52 GMT

Market Briefing
20 Jul 2012 09:08 GMT
Oil prices continue upwards (Brent: $107.4)

Wärtsilä and Tidewater join forces to promote LNG as a marine fuel
20 Jul 2012 07:56 GMT
Cooperation will cover the possible use of gas engines in a range of vessels.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
20 Jul 2012 06:51 GMT

Praxis Market Update
19 Jul 2012 15:42 GMT

Highest middle distillate stocks in two months
19 Jul 2012 14:10 GMT
Inventories of middle distillates rise for the second consecutive week in Singapore.

Fuel oil stocks plummet 16 percent in Singapore
19 Jul 2012 13:44 GMT
Inventory levels in Singapore have fallen by 26.7 percent in only two weeks.

Global Vision Market Report
19 Jul 2012 13:27 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
19 Jul 2012 11:28 GMT

Tankers to be fitted with fuel-efficient engines
19 Jul 2012 09:36 GMT
Energy-efficient engines to be supplied to nine tankers being built for Kuwait Oil Tanker Co.

Market Briefing
19 Jul 2012 08:18 GMT
Situation escalating in Syria (Brent: $106.0)

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
19 Jul 2012 06:56 GMT

WFS to hold conference call and webcast
18 Jul 2012 19:43 GMT
Management team to discuss the company's second quarter results in conference call and webcast.

Navy replenishment ship delivers biofuel
18 Jul 2012 18:27 GMT
USNS Henry J. Kaiser supplies biofuel as part of the Great Green Fleet demonstration.

Replacement elements for filtering lubricants
18 Jul 2012 17:33 GMT
German firm says that maintenance should not be neglected in the current economic climate.

Praxis Market Update
18 Jul 2012 15:08 GMT

Dan-Bunkering appoints staff member in Shanghai
18 Jul 2012 14:23 GMT
Sarah Huang joins Dan-Bunkering's Shanghai team to work as a marketing executive.

Global Vision Market Report
18 Jul 2012 13:11 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
18 Jul 2012 11:34 GMT

Market Briefing
18 Jul 2012 09:15 GMT
QE3? not this time (Brent: $103.50)

Royal Caribbean ships to be fitted with hybrid scrubber systems
18 Jul 2012 07:18 GMT
Wärtsilä Hamworthy signs deal with Meyer Werft to provide scrubber systems for two cruise vessels.

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

Bunkers International launches bunker tanker
17 Jul 2012 18:39 GMT
Vessel will supply LSFO, HSFO and MGO at a number of locations along the north Colombian coastline.

New IFO supplier in Georgia
17 Jul 2012 15:12 GMT
Supplier says it will shortly commence selling intermediate fuel oil in Georgian ports.

Praxis Market Update
17 Jul 2012 14:50 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
17 Jul 2012 12:17 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
17 Jul 2012 11:31 GMT

Agreement to build LNG-powered PSV
17 Jul 2012 11:07 GMT
New Platform Supply Vessel to be built in Norway.

Fujairah ships Abu Dhabi pipeline cargo
17 Jul 2012 08:37 GMT
Half a million barrels of oil are pumped from Abu Dhabi to Fujairah and shipped to Pakistan.

Market Briefing
17 Jul 2012 08:31 GMT
The Iranian chess game continues (Brent: $103.2)

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
17 Jul 2012 06:15 GMT

Hambantota bunkering to begin in October
17 Jul 2012 06:07 GMT
SLPA looks set to commence bunkering operations at Hambantota within the next three months.

Horizon Lines lowers fuel surcharge
16 Jul 2012 16:28 GMT
Shipping firm matches main rival and cuts fuel fee by 3 percentage points.

Praxis Market Update
16 Jul 2012 15:30 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
16 Jul 2012 13:53 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
16 Jul 2012 12:41 GMT

Market Briefing
16 Jul 2012 09:30 GMT
More pipelines to bypass Hormuz (Brent: $102.4)

Alaska files lawsuit over low sulphur fuel standards
16 Jul 2012 08:21 GMT
US state aims to prevent new regulations regarding the use of low sulphur fuel from being enforced.

Sulphur directive could push freight costs up by 25%
16 Jul 2012 07:17 GMT
Association voices its concern regarding the recent EU agreement on the sulphur content of marine fuels.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
16 Jul 2012 06:08 GMT

Praxis Market Update
13 Jul 2012 14:22 GMT

Criticisms of Navy biofuels demonstration 'have no real merit'
13 Jul 2012 14:12 GMT
Executive vice president says the US must achieve some measure of control over the affordability of fuel supplies.

Shipping's CO2 tipping point: managing carbon emissions
13 Jul 2012 13:31 GMT
Consultancy says that market fundamentals demand that shipping takes the next step in its approach to sustainability.

ICS: Shipping well regulated by IMO
13 Jul 2012 13:13 GMT
ICS says that there is no shortfall in governance so far as the international regulation of shipping is concerned.

Global Vision Market Report
13 Jul 2012 12:27 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
13 Jul 2012 11:14 GMT

Singapore's first commercial delivery using mass flow metering system
13 Jul 2012 09:56 GMT
ExxonMobil is the first supplier to use a mass flow metering system for a commercial delivery in Singapore.

Market Briefing
13 Jul 2012 09:28 GMT
New sanctions on Iran ($101.3)

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
13 Jul 2012 06:07 GMT

Saving fuel with autopilot system
12 Jul 2012 15:33 GMT
Oil tankers to retrofit autopilot system in a bid to lower fuel consumption and emissions.

Praxis Market Update
12 Jul 2012 15:02 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
12 Jul 2012 13:08 GMT

Largest rise in middle distillate stocks since November
12 Jul 2012 11:44 GMT
Inventories of middle distillates rise by 15 percent in Singapore.

Singapore: Second-largest decline in fuel oil stocks this year
12 Jul 2012 11:24 GMT
Fuel oil inventory levels plummet 12.7 percent in Singapore.

Rotterdam Market Report
12 Jul 2012 10:55 GMT

Market Briefing
12 Jul 2012 10:20 GMT
FED and the saga of more QE (Brent: $99.9)

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
12 Jul 2012 06:41 GMT

Shell signs agreement to acquire Gasnor
11 Jul 2012 19:24 GMT
Oil major in deal to purchase the remaining shares in LNG specialist Gasnor.

World Fuel Services in ship arrest incident
11 Jul 2012 14:33 GMT
Sanko Line vessel is reported to have been released after having been arrested in Texas last week.

Praxis Market Update
11 Jul 2012 13:55 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
11 Jul 2012 13:15 GMT

Dual-fuel engines for China's first LNG-powered tugs
11 Jul 2012 11:31 GMT
Wärtsilä to supply the main engines for the first tugs in China ever to be operated on gas.

Rotterdam Market Report
11 Jul 2012 11:12 GMT

Matson lowers bunker surcharge
11 Jul 2012 08:31 GMT
US firm cites the recent moderation in bunker prices as the reason for its surcharge decrease.

Market Briefing
11 Jul 2012 08:08 GMT
Iranian oil fields might be shut down (Brent: $98.5)

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
11 Jul 2012 07:51 GMT

SEAaT, UK Chamber of Shipping in membership agreement
10 Jul 2012 20:12 GMT

Port of Rotterdam announces new COO
10 Jul 2012 16:06 GMT
Former 'Port Man of the Year' Ronald Paul is due to commence his new role as COO in September.

Praxis Market Update
10 Jul 2012 15:08 GMT

Operator to cut fuel costs with antifouling paint
10 Jul 2012 13:47 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
10 Jul 2012 13:03 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
10 Jul 2012 11:35 GMT

Bureau Veritas simplifies ship certification system
10 Jul 2012 11:13 GMT
New system is aimed at reducing the workload of ship owners and operators.

Market Briefing
10 Jul 2012 09:57 GMT
Norwegian situation resolved (Brent: $98.5)

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
10 Jul 2012 05:33 GMT

Deal to supply emission reduction system
09 Jul 2012 15:53 GMT
System is said to reduce NOx emissions by as much as 95 percent.

Praxis Market Update
09 Jul 2012 15:17 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
09 Jul 2012 13:41 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
09 Jul 2012 11:11 GMT

Plug-in LNG hybrid concept launched
09 Jul 2012 10:21 GMT
New LNG-powered ferry concept includes two Flettner rotors that act as sails.

Market Briefing
09 Jul 2012 10:14 GMT
Will Cinderella's oil drum turn into a pumpkin? Midnight deadline in Norway (Brent: $98.7)

Wärtsilä in maintenance deal for fuel-saving engines
09 Jul 2012 08:44 GMT
Finnish firm signs long-term service agreement with Princess Cruise Lines.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
09 Jul 2012 06:51 GMT

Baltic to set the benchmark for LNG bunkering
09 Jul 2012 06:46 GMT
Baltic ports look set to play an important role in the development of LNG bunkering.

New dual-fuel engine to be developed
06 Jul 2012 16:12 GMT
New engine will be capable of using natural gas as well as conventional fuel oil.

Praxis Market Update
06 Jul 2012 15:41 GMT

Veka-Group introduces LNG-fuelled tankers
06 Jul 2012 14:47 GMT
Three new LNG vessels can also be used as bunker delivery ships.

Recovering re-usable fuel from waste fuel oil
06 Jul 2012 13:54 GMT
Owner cuts bunker costs with new high-speed separator.

Global Vision Market Report
06 Jul 2012 12:57 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
06 Jul 2012 11:17 GMT

Market Briefing
06 Jul 2012 09:10 GMT
Norwegian oil workers still on strike. Lockout due Monday (Brent: $100.0)

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
06 Jul 2012 06:55 GMT

Singapore fuel oil stocks surge 3 million barrels
05 Jul 2012 14:03 GMT
Fuel oil inventory levels rise to their highest in over 2 years in Singapore.

Praxis Market Update
05 Jul 2012 13:48 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
05 Jul 2012 13:11 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
05 Jul 2012 11:41 GMT

Monthly Oil Report
05 Jul 2012 11:22 GMT
A monthly overview of Brent, WTI and Gasoil futures.

Bunker Holding records 29% profit rise
05 Jul 2012 10:08 GMT

Market Briefing
05 Jul 2012 09:02 GMT
All eyes on the ECB (Brent: USD 99.4)

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

Praxis Market Update
04 Jul 2012 15:01 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
04 Jul 2012 14:23 GMT

Japan completes world's first hybrid car carrier
04 Jul 2012 12:24 GMT
Vessel combines solar with lithium-ion batteries and is designed to generate zero emissions while berthed.

Rotterdam Market Report
04 Jul 2012 12:05 GMT

New York shore power by 2014
04 Jul 2012 10:32 GMT
Funding approved for the completion of a cruise ship shore power facility in New York.

Lubmarine defends universal lubricant concept
04 Jul 2012 08:51 GMT
Supplier says all of its customers can operate in the knowledge they are not risking damage to their engine.

Market Briefing
04 Jul 2012 08:24 GMT
Strait of Hormuz: who has the bigger stick? (Brent: $100.3)

US fuel regulation advisory issued
04 Jul 2012 06:07 GMT
Notice issued to ship operators ahead of the upcoming changes in sulphur requirements from next month.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
04 Jul 2012 05:38 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
03 Jul 2012 13:35 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
03 Jul 2012 13:32 GMT

Brent vs BIX price comparison
03 Jul 2012 12:55 GMT
Analysis of Brent crude vs the BIX global bunker price.

June the second-most volatile month since May 2011
03 Jul 2012 11:48 GMT
BIX data shows that price volatility was at its second-highest for 13 months in June.

OW Bunker launches Taiwan office
03 Jul 2012 11:22 GMT
Bunker firm opens office in Taipei and appoints liaison officer.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
03 Jul 2012 06:21 GMT

WTI vs BIX price comparison
02 Jul 2012 18:44 GMT
Analysis of WTI crude vs the BIX global bunker price.

Rotterdam 380-cst down 11.6% in June
02 Jul 2012 14:17 GMT
Monthly 380-cst average plummets $74 per tonne at Europe's leading bunker port.

Praxis Market Update
02 Jul 2012 14:12 GMT

Global Vision Market Report
02 Jul 2012 13:31 GMT

Rotterdam Market Report
02 Jul 2012 11:37 GMT

Report revises oil price outlook downwards
02 Jul 2012 10:02 GMT
Prices revised downwards but report forecasts that prices will stabilize and inch upwards in the months ahead.

Market Briefing
02 Jul 2012 08:51 GMT
EU rescue package party (Brent: $96.4)

Confirmed: Global bunker average plummets $70 in June
02 Jul 2012 07:23 GMT
Most significant monthly price change since March 2011 as the BIX global average falls by 8.3 percent.

Singapore Market Commentary (with evening update)
02 Jul 2012 06:16 GMT



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