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News Archive - December 2014

US government grants pollution law exemption to Royal Caribbean
30 Dec 2014 23:13 GMT
Cruise line is given time to develop and install scrubbers on 13 of its ships.

New fuel changeover calculator launched
30 Dec 2014 22:33 GMT
Lloyd's Register's new calculator has been designed to cater for the new 0.1% sulphur requirement in Emission Control Areas.

Eco-ships and bunker prices analysed in report
30 Dec 2014 08:35 GMT
Intermodal Shipbrokers takes a look at the eco-vessel market and bunker price trends.

Fog halts Houston Channel ship traffic
30 Dec 2014 07:32 GMT
Vessels were stopped from transiting the Houston Ship Channel yesterday due to adverse weather conditions.

Singapore Market Commentary
30 Dec 2014 06:13 GMT
Market commentary from Wired Bunkering Pte. Ltd.

Sulphur content detector installed in Gothenburg
29 Dec 2014 15:18 GMT
'Sniffer' technology is said to be able to detect ships burning fuel with a sulphur content exceeding 0.1 percent.

New standard bunker contract released
29 Dec 2014 13:31 GMT
Boilerplate contract is designed to provide a 'solid contractual platform' for bunker deals.

Praxis Market Update
29 Dec 2014 13:02 GMT
Market update from Praxis Energy Agents S.A.

Global Vision Market Report
29 Dec 2014 12:53 GMT
Market report from Global Vision Bunkers B.V.

Rotterdam Market Report
29 Dec 2014 12:48 GMT
Market report from Marine Bunkering (Rotterdam) B.V.

Aegean's Melissanidis named amongst shipping's most influential people
29 Dec 2014 11:32 GMT
Dimitris Melissanidis, founder of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc., is ranked 97th in a list of the 100 most influential people in shipping.

ARB's guidance for complying with fuel regulations
29 Dec 2014 09:56 GMT
Advisory for owners or operators of ocean-going vessels visiting California ports.

Singapore Market Commentary
29 Dec 2014 08:28 GMT
Market commentary from Wired Bunkering Pte. Ltd.

Agreement to acquire remaining equity of HK bunker firm
24 Dec 2014 15:31 GMT
Ego Time Group is said to have been 'seriously affected' by potential losses relating to contracts made with or via OW Bunker China.

IMO issues ECA 0.1% sulphur reminder
24 Dec 2014 13:31 GMT
International Maritime Organization (IMO) reminds the shipping community about the upcoming Emission Control Area (ECA) regulation changes on January 1.

New LNG marine fuel report released
24 Dec 2014 12:41 GMT
DNV GL has published a new 56-page report entitled 'LNG as ship fuel: The Future - Today'.

Rotterdam Market Report
24 Dec 2014 12:21 GMT
Market report from Marine Bunkering (Rotterdam) B.V.

Global Vision Market Report
24 Dec 2014 12:12 GMT
Market report from Global Vision Bunkers B.V.

Singapore Market Commentary
24 Dec 2014 08:34 GMT
Market commentary from Wired Bunkering Pte. Ltd.

Investment firm raises Aegean price target
23 Dec 2014 18:23 GMT
Aegean Marine Petroleum shares today reached a 52-week high of $13.11.

Global Vision Market Report
23 Dec 2014 17:31 GMT
Market report from Global Vision Bunkers B.V.

LNG bunkering begins at Moerdijk
23 Dec 2014 17:13 GMT
Danser Group's barge Eiger-Nordwand is said to be the first vessel to bunker LNG at the Dutch port.

Royal Caribbean to retrofit 19 ships with scrubbers
23 Dec 2014 16:21 GMT
Advanced emissions purification (AEP) systems will remove more than 97% of the sulphur dioxide emissions generated by the ships' diesel engines, says cruise operator.

Rotterdam Market Report
23 Dec 2014 11:02 GMT
Market report from Marine Bunkering (Rotterdam) B.V.

Aegean to commence offshore operations in the Gulf of Mexico
23 Dec 2014 10:42 GMT
Bunker firm says it has assumed the contracts for two ocean-going bunkering tankers previously under charter to OW Bunker.

Singapore Market Commentary
23 Dec 2014 09:08 GMT
Market commentary from Wired Bunkering Pte. Ltd.

Skuld issues ultra low sulphur fuel advisory
22 Dec 2014 13:31 GMT
Advisory issued to members on legal issues relating to new ultra low sulphur fuel regulations.

Global Vision Market Report
22 Dec 2014 13:08 GMT
Market report from Global Vision Bunkers B.V.

Integrated solution for world's first LNG-fuelled high-speed ro-pax ferry
22 Dec 2014 12:38 GMT
First Swedish-flagged LNG-powered passenger vessel is expected to be in operation in 2017.

Rotterdam Market Report
22 Dec 2014 12:03 GMT
Market report from Marine Bunkering (Rotterdam) B.V.

Market Briefing
22 Dec 2014 10:15 GMT
Saudi Arabia: oil prices will pick up despite global oversupply (Brent: $62.4).

Singapore Market Commentary
22 Dec 2014 10:04 GMT
Market commentary from Wired Bunkering Pte. Ltd.

Carnival's annual bunker costs down $175 million
22 Dec 2014 09:43 GMT
Cruise operator consumed 72,000 tonnes less fuel and recorded a $40 decrease in the average fuel cost per metric tonne during its last fiscal year.

Construction of second LNG-conversion-ready tanker under way
19 Dec 2014 17:02 GMT
Vessel is second of five LNG-converstion-ready product carriers to be built for American Petroleum Tankers.

First sub-$300 380 cSt quotes in Rotterdam since May 2009
19 Dec 2014 15:10 GMT
Suppliers quote 380 centistoke (cSt) product at below $300 per tonne for the first time in 67 months.

Marine fuel and MARPOL Annex VI programmes launched
19 Dec 2014 14:40 GMT
Programmes are designed to help ship owners meet tighter fuel and emission controls.

Global Vision Market Report
19 Dec 2014 13:01 GMT
Market report from Global Vision Bunkers B.V.

Rotterdam Market Report
19 Dec 2014 10:45 GMT
Market report from Marine Bunkering (Rotterdam) B.V.

Tornio terminal with LNG bunkering gets go-ahead
19 Dec 2014 10:12 GMT
Construction phase is scheduled to begin in January 2015.

Market Briefing
19 Dec 2014 08:36 GMT
Oil prices keep testing the $60 level.

Singapore Market Commentary
19 Dec 2014 08:04 GMT
Market commentary from Wired Bunkering Pte. Ltd.

Vopak passes resolution to appoint board member
18 Dec 2014 22:16 GMT
HAL Holding chairman Melchert Frans Groot replaces Martijn van der Vorm.

Fuel savings convince K Line to expand use of ClassNK-NAPA GREEN
18 Dec 2014 15:12 GMT
Three additional vessels to be fitted with the software in June 2015.

Project to develop exhaust gas cleaning system
18 Dec 2014 14:33 GMT
Project partners intend to develop an exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) that can be used to control sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions outside Emission Control Areas (ECAs).

Global Vision Market Report
18 Dec 2014 13:55 GMT
Market report from Global Vision Bunkers B.V.

Rotterdam Market Report
18 Dec 2014 11:23 GMT
Market report from Marine Bunkering (Rotterdam) B.V.

Shell agrees to sell downstream assets in Norway
18 Dec 2014 10:19 GMT
St1 Oy to buy Shell's retail, commercial fuels and supply and distribution logistics businesses in Norway. Aviation joint venture also agreed.

Market Briefing
18 Dec 2014 09:10 GMT
Huge intra-day volatlity yesterday.

Singapore Market Commentary
18 Dec 2014 07:48 GMT
Market commentary from Wired Bunkering Pte. Ltd.

IBIA reveals events programme for 2015
17 Dec 2014 17:06 GMT
Events to be held in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Five scheduled for Cape Town.

Global Vision Market Report
17 Dec 2014 14:12 GMT
Market report from Global Vision Bunkers B.V.

Equipment deal for 'largest' LNG-fuelled ro-ro ferry
17 Dec 2014 13:51 GMT
Vessel is due to operate along the Bass Strait between Australia and Tasmania.

China Gas secures loan to develop gas transportation infrastructure
17 Dec 2014 13:03 GMT
Loan to be partly used to build 20 LNG stations for inland water transport.

Rotterdam Market Report
17 Dec 2014 10:28 GMT
Market report from Marine Bunkering (Rotterdam) B.V.

Market Briefing
17 Dec 2014 10:11 GMT
Oil prices balance around $60 level.

Glander International Bunkering hires ex-OW staff, moves to new Rio office
17 Dec 2014 07:36 GMT
Team is to be headed by former OW Bunker managing director Flavio Ribeiro.

Singapore Market Commentary
17 Dec 2014 06:53 GMT
Market commentary from Wired Bunkering Pte. Ltd.

USCG discusses LNG at marine fuels conference
16 Dec 2014 17:41 GMT
Lieutenant commander Anthony Hillenbrand was a speaker and panelist at the event.

Global Vision Market Report
16 Dec 2014 13:29 GMT
Market report from Global Vision Bunkers B.V.

Neste Oil starts selling 0.1% DMB MDO
16 Dec 2014 12:52 GMT
Finnish firm introduces new MDO product ahead of new Emission Control Area (ECA) regulations in January.

Mercuria confirms hire of more than 40 former OW Bunker staff
16 Dec 2014 11:53 GMT
New offices are being launched in South Korea, Greece and Japan. Mercuria to explore the development of subsidiary Minerva.

Rotterdam Market Report
16 Dec 2014 11:05 GMT
Market report from Marine Bunkering (Rotterdam) B.V.

Market Briefing
16 Dec 2014 10:23 GMT
Oil prices continue the slide as the market share battle goes on.

Singapore Market Commentary
16 Dec 2014 09:13 GMT
Market commentary from Wired Bunkering Pte. Ltd.

LNG storage tank construction 'progressing well'
15 Dec 2014 17:34 GMT
Update on the progress of LNG tank storage projects in Indonesia and the Philippines.

New accountant at Dan-Bunkering Singapore
15 Dec 2014 16:21 GMT
Janice Chen joins Dan-Bunkering's Singapore-based admin team.

Letter of intent to build LNG-powered ferry
15 Dec 2014 11:55 GMT
New vessel is to be built in Finland and is scheduled for delivery in 2017.

Rotterdam Market Report
15 Dec 2014 10:33 GMT
Market report from Marine Bunkering (Rotterdam) B.V.

Market Briefing
15 Dec 2014 10:04 GMT
Oil prices around $40 will not make OPEC blink (Brent: $62.7).

Singapore Market Commentary
15 Dec 2014 07:41 GMT
Market commentary from Wired Bunkering Pte. Ltd.

Licensing agreement for use of LNG containment technology
12 Dec 2014 16:40 GMT
Braemar Shipping Services subsidiary agrees deal to use NASSCO's intellectual property in the design and construction of LNG containment systems.

LNG bunkering guidelines discussed at IACS meeting
12 Dec 2014 16:05 GMT
December council meeting was held in London on December 11.

Global Vision Market Report
12 Dec 2014 14:26 GMT
Market report from Global Vision Bunkers B.V.

Muhamed Dennaoui rejoins Curoil's bunker team
12 Dec 2014 14:03 GMT
Dennaoui had left to work in another area of the organization in November 2012.

Shipping confidence at two-year low as concern mounts over regulation costs
12 Dec 2014 13:05 GMT
Survey reveals increasing concern about the high cost of achieving compliance with new regulations.

Rotterdam Market Report
12 Dec 2014 11:16 GMT
Market report from Marine Bunkering (Rotterdam) B.V.

Market Briefing
12 Dec 2014 09:12 GMT
Improved U.S. data did not offset ample oil supply sentiment (Brent: $63.5).

Singapore Market Commentary
12 Dec 2014 08:59 GMT
Market commentary from Wired Bunkering Pte. Ltd.

ABS releases guide for LNG-ready ships
11 Dec 2014 20:20 GMT
Guide is designed to help owners prepare newbuildings for future conversion to gas propulsion.

Certas Energy hires OW Bunker's last appointment
11 Dec 2014 13:15 GMT
Varun Chhabria returns to Wales following his spell at Windsor-based O.W. Bunkers (UK) Ltd.

Global Vision Market Report
11 Dec 2014 12:33 GMT
Market report from Global Vision Bunkers B.V.

Shell's technical service team for lubricants customers
11 Dec 2014 11:56 GMT
Oil major says the importance of technical service is 'increasingly crucial' with slow steaming, new environmental regulations and the upcoming change in fuel sulphur limits.

Rotterdam Market Report
11 Dec 2014 11:31 GMT
Market report from Marine Bunkering (Rotterdam) B.V.

Project to focus on developing LNG bunkering simulation tools
11 Dec 2014 10:36 GMT
Joint initiative aims to develop practical simulation tools to improve LNG bunkering safety training.

Market Briefing
11 Dec 2014 09:11 GMT
Oil had another volatile day – downtrend continues (Brent: $64.4)

Singapore Market Commentary
11 Dec 2014 07:58 GMT
Market commentary from Wired Bunkering Pte. Ltd.

Global Vision Market Report
10 Dec 2014 11:45 GMT
Market report from Global Vision Bunkers B.V.

Rotterdam Market Report
10 Dec 2014 11:37 GMT
Market report from Marine Bunkering (Rotterdam) B.V.

Market Briefing
10 Dec 2014 11:25 GMT
Surprise build in crude stock (API) ahead of today's oil inventory report (Brent: $66.1).

Ex-Indian Oil chairman joins Gulf Petrochem board
10 Dec 2014 11:04 GMT
Brij Mohan Bansal has over 40 years' experience in the energy industry.

Singapore Market Commentary
10 Dec 2014 11:03 GMT
Market commentary from Wired Bunkering Pte. Ltd.

Glander International Bunkering acquires Valhalla Marine
10 Dec 2014 10:02 GMT
New operation is the company's first in Europe.

Dan-Bunkering hires former OW Bunker credit analyst
10 Dec 2014 00:46 GMT
Morten Rosenberg Nielsen is named Group Credit Analyst.

Aegean confirms plans to start LA supply operation in Q1 2015
10 Dec 2014 00:19 GMT
Bunker firm says it bought 28,567 tonnes of fuel and tied up storage contract for $11 millon at OW Bunker auction.

Aegean snaps up OW fuel, LA storage - supply operation imminent?
09 Dec 2014 16:12 GMT
According to reports, Aegean has bought 150,000 barrels of fuel in auction and secured a storage contract in Los Angeles.

Integr8 Fuels opens office in Hamburg
09 Dec 2014 13:48 GMT
Bunker firm launches operation in Germany with former OW Bunker traders.

Eco Marine Power signs agreement with Triad
09 Dec 2014 12:55 GMT
Range of services to be offered to shipping firms looking to include renewable energy solutions as part of their strategy to cut fuel costs and emissions.

Global Vision Market Report
09 Dec 2014 12:01 GMT
Market report from Global Vision Bunkers B.V.

Rotterdam Market Report
09 Dec 2014 11:52 GMT
Market report from Marine Bunkering (Rotterdam) B.V.

Market Briefing
09 Dec 2014 11:42 GMT
Oil continues downtrend – now at 5-year low ($65.7).

0.1% ECA-compliant fuel now available in Southern U.S.
09 Dec 2014 07:56 GMT
Atlantic Gulf Bunkering says it expects to have the product ready for delivery by December 12.

Singapore Market Commentary
09 Dec 2014 07:07 GMT
Market commentary from Wired Bunkering Pte. Ltd.

World Fuel Services sells interests in crude oil JVs
08 Dec 2014 15:46 GMT
Subsidiary Petroleum Transport Solutions sells its crude oil joint venture interests to Dakota Plains Holdings.

Rotterdam Market Report
08 Dec 2014 14:25 GMT
Market report from Marine Bunkering (Rotterdam) B.V.

Global Vision Market Report
08 Dec 2014 14:14 GMT
Market report from Global Vision Bunkers B.V.

Skangass seals its first ship-to-ship LNG supply contract
08 Dec 2014 14:03 GMT
Vessels are due to enter into operation in 2016.

Petrobras HQ to close early due to 'internal event'
08 Dec 2014 12:30 GMT
Brazilian supplier's headquarters will be closed from 12:00 p.m. on December 9.

Market Briefing
08 Dec 2014 09:28 GMT
Downward trend in oil prices continues (Brent: $68.1).

Bunker Index (BIX) statistical summary
08 Dec 2014 08:16 GMT
Key monthly Bunker Index (BIX) data provided in price summary.

Singapore Market Commentary
08 Dec 2014 07:25 GMT
Market commentary from Wired Bunkering Pte. Ltd.

WTI vs BIX price comparison
05 Dec 2014 15:07 GMT
Analysis of WTI crude vs the BIX global bunker price.

Brent vs BIX price comparison
05 Dec 2014 14:23 GMT
Analysis of Brent crude vs the BIX global bunker price.

Global Vision Market Report
05 Dec 2014 12:42 GMT
Market report from Global Vision Bunkers B.V.

Rotterdam Market Report
05 Dec 2014 12:33 GMT
Market report from Marine Bunkering (Rotterdam) B.V.

P&I club advises members on how to detect 'capuccino bunkers'
05 Dec 2014 10:55 GMT
Association outlines precautions to adopt to counter the 'cappuccino effect' in bunker fuel.

Market Briefing
05 Dec 2014 10:14 GMT
The battle for market share continues (Brent: $69.3).

Singapore Market Commentary
05 Dec 2014 07:53 GMT
Market commentary from Wired Bunkering Pte. Ltd.

Singapore MGO vs ICE Gas Oil
04 Dec 2014 15:33 GMT
Analysis of Singapore marine gas oil (MGO) and ICE Gas Oil prices.

New role for Murray Bishop as GAC's go-to man for superyacht services
04 Dec 2014 13:51 GMT
Superyacht Services Manager is to serve as a single point of contact for GAC's superyacht clients.

OW Dubai's senior trader joins Dan-Bunkering in similar role
04 Dec 2014 12:53 GMT
Kurosh Khonsari began his new job at Dan-Bunkering (Middle East) DMCC on Monday.

Global Vision Market Report
04 Dec 2014 11:53 GMT
Market report from Global Vision Bunkers B.V.

Rotterdam Market Report
04 Dec 2014 11:41 GMT
Market report from Marine Bunkering (Rotterdam) B.V.

Market Briefing
04 Dec 2014 11:34 GMT
Oil prices above $70 on inventory data.

Nordic Marine Oil hires former OW Bunker trader
04 Dec 2014 10:58 GMT
Per Rathje was also a former employee of Malik Supply A/S - the parent company of Nordic Marine Oil A/S.

Singapore Market Commentary
04 Dec 2014 07:07 GMT
Market commentary from Wired Bunkering Pte. Ltd.

Global Vision Market Report
03 Dec 2014 14:54 GMT
Market report from Global Vision Bunkers B.V.

Cockett confirms contact details and location of new trader
03 Dec 2014 14:35 GMT
John Tsogas returns to Greece to work alongside former boss Nellos Filopoulos.

November bunker price volatility at second-highest level since May 2012
03 Dec 2014 12:53 GMT
Bunker price volatility analysis - November 2014.

Lowest Rotterdam 380 cSt monthly average since July 2010
03 Dec 2014 11:51 GMT
The 380 cSt average at Europe's biggest bunker port has plummeted 22.2 percent in just two months.

Rotterdam Market Report
03 Dec 2014 11:27 GMT
Market report from Marine Bunkering (Rotterdam) B.V.

Monthly Fujairah 380 cSt average down 21.8% in two months
03 Dec 2014 11:04 GMT
The 380 cSt average at the Middle East's leading bunker port has fallen $128 since September

Market Briefing
03 Dec 2014 08:58 GMT
Oil prices slip on supply glut outlook (Brent: $70.7).

Singapore Market Commentary
03 Dec 2014 07:49 GMT
Market commentary from Wired Bunkering Pte. Ltd.

Lowest monthly global bunker average since December 2010
02 Dec 2014 16:44 GMT
Global bunker average records its biggest two-month decline since June 2012.

DNV GL's new Gas Ready notation
02 Dec 2014 15:35 GMT
New notation is designed to ensure that a future LNG-fuelled version of a vessel complies with the relevant safety and operational requirements.

Global Vision Market Report
02 Dec 2014 13:57 GMT
Market report from Global Vision Bunkers B.V.

Rotterdam Market Report
02 Dec 2014 11:25 GMT
Market report from Marine Bunkering (Rotterdam) B.V.

Market Briefing
02 Dec 2014 08:43 GMT
Huge volatility in oil prices (Brent: $72.4).

Singapore Market Commentary
02 Dec 2014 08:28 GMT
Market commentary from Wired Bunkering Pte. Ltd.

Trader leaves Dan-Bunkering
02 Dec 2014 06:23 GMT
Maria Blicher had been employed at the company for three years.

Italian trader rejoins Maxcom
02 Dec 2014 07:31 GMT
Tommaso Panzeri previously worked for Maxcom (UK) Ltd - a subsidiary of Maxcom Petroli.

Former OW Bunker trader joins Glander International Bunkering
01 Dec 2014 11:09 GMT
Carolina Herrera was previously employed at OW Bunker Panama.

Aegean CEO to present at New York event
01 Dec 2014 11:08 GMT
E. Nikolas Tavlarios is due to present at energy conference in New York this week.

Cockett opens office in Istanbul
01 Dec 2014 00:45 GMT
Second office launched in South Europe in less than five months.



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