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Home » News » Europe News - May 2009


Europe News - May 2009

Hoon calls for shipping to be included in climate deal
29 May 2009 10:06 GMT
UK Transport Secretary says 'decade of inaction' means we cannot wait any longer.

Seminar examines fuel saving options
28 May 2009 11:09 GMT
Two-day event looks at fuel saving options in the design, re-design and operation of ships.

Vopak to build Amsterdam oil terminal
28 May 2009 09:46 GMT
New bunkering opportunities beckon for Amsterdam as Vopak confirms storage terminal investment.

Maersk CEO backs bunker tax
27 May 2009 10:02 GMT
Nils Smedegaard Andersen says bunker levy is best way to cap greenhouse gas emissions.

OW Bunker appoints bunker trader
26 May 2009 16:36 GMT
Former MARAG trader Jesper Schmidt joins OW Bunker Copenhagen.

Antwerp launches cold ironing trials
22 May 2009 17:37 GMT
Plug-in shoreside power is made available for the first time to seagoing ships.

Polemis supports IMO control on emissions measures
22 May 2009 16:28 GMT
ICS Chairman says IMO should manage the development of emissions-cutting measures.

NCL records 43.3% drop in bunker costs
22 May 2009 08:04 GMT
Decrease in fuel costs helps cruise line achieve a rise in net income.

Med average jumps almost $9/mt
21 May 2009 17:12 GMT
Med Bunker Index up to $419.18/mt as IFO 380 and IFO 180 record significant price increases.

Rotterdam negotiates capacity expansion
21 May 2009 10:01 GMT
Shipping terminal looks set to double its capacity to around 100,000 TEU.

Borg: Agreed cold ironing standard is 'close'
21 May 2009 08:13 GMT
EU Commissioner optimistic that there will soon be an agreed standard for shore-side electricity.

Rate change delayed to coincide with new BAF
20 May 2009 11:03 GMT
Maersk Line to announce Bunker Adjustment Factor change and general rate increase on July 1st.

Russia to raise fuel oil export tax
20 May 2009 08:04 GMT
Fuel oil export duty is set to increase by 15 percent from next month.

Petrobras offers HSFO 380 in Rotterdam
19 May 2009 15:26 GMT
Supplier says it is now able to offer both high and low sulphur 380-cst at Europe's leading port.

Petroplus announces new CEO
19 May 2009 09:43 GMT
Jean-Paul Vettier to take over from Bob Lavinia in September.

Study: Shipping would profit from 20% cut in emissions
18 May 2009 16:48 GMT
IMO report argues that new emissions reduction measures would save the industry money.

Cruise ship fuel removal begins
18 May 2009 10:06 GMT
Operation to remove over 100 tonnes of bunker fuel from sunken ship commences.

Aegean posts 41% drop in net income
14 May 2009 09:51 GMT
Sales volumes affected by company's focus on managing counterparty risk, says President.

Cash injection for Henty Oil
14 May 2009 08:02 GMT
Liverpool-based firm is granted capital injection to develop new facilities in the UK.

Maersk Line: Fuel costs down to 14 percent
13 May 2009 09:49 GMT
Fuel costs as a percentage of total unit costs fall during the first quarter of '09.

Aegean sells two specialty tankers
12 May 2009 13:39 GMT
Supplier says it intends to use the proceeds of the sale to reduce its debt.

Cruise visits to hit peak in Gothenburg
12 May 2009 10:51 GMT
Some positive news for bunker sales volumes following Q1 drop in container traffic.

Sweden to remove 'cold ironing' tax
12 May 2009 09:39 GMT
Country becomes first in the world to abolish tax on plug-in shoreside power.

OW Bunker to supply low viscosity fuels in Rotterdam
12 May 2009 07:23 GMT
Supplier to begin offering low viscosity range from mid-May.

Petroplus posts $11.3 million net loss
11 May 2009 13:25 GMT
Net income plummets as Europe's largest independent refiner sees revenues fall by 38 percent.

Total Lubmarine launches biodegradable product range
08 May 2009 12:12 GMT
New lube range developed to enable shipping firms to improve their environmental footprint.

OW Bunker records $23.5m profit rise
08 May 2009 10:50 GMT
Pre-tax profits rise to record levels as revenues increase by 48 percent year-on-year.

Petroplus shuts Teeside refinery
07 May 2009 19:02 GMT
Primary source of product for the Tyne Tees bunker market is closed.

North West Europe average jumps almost $15
07 May 2009 13:48 GMT
Price gains continue as NWE Bunker Index rises $39.27/mt since the start of the week.

Oil throughput rise at St. Petersburg terminal
06 May 2009 09:44 GMT
Terminal records 14 percent rise in the transshipment of dirty oil products last month.

Maersk cuts CO2 emissions by 9%
06 May 2009 08:04 GMT
Group says emission reduction is mainly due to lower fuel consumption on ships.



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