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Home » News » Europe News - July 2018


Europe News - July 2018

EMEA overtakes Asia-Pacific to become World Fuel Services' top bunker sales region
30 Jul 2018 15:00 GMT
Most sizeable growth in EMEA and North America during a period that has seen key changes to regional sales figures compared to Q1 and last year.

Balearia to spend EUR 60m on five ferry conversions to LNG
30 Jul 2018 10:21 GMT
Plans to have nine ships running on LNG by 2021 - and 'studying two other LNG projects'.

Antwerp targets 5% CO2 cut per tug operation by 2020
30 Jul 2018 08:23 GMT
Forms part of port authority's energy strategy for 2018-2020.

'Significant momentum' in scrubber orders improves economics for MSAR: Quadrise
27 Jul 2018 09:15 GMT
Company suggests there has been a 'substantive change' in regard to the acceptance of scrubbers.

EGCSA rejects claim that scrubbers move pollution from air to sea
26 Jul 2018 11:21 GMT
'Even if all of the sulphur in all of the world's petroleum reserves were to be scrubbed, the increase in ocean sulphate would be infinitesimally small.'

BLOC announces consortium for blockchain in bunkering
26 Jul 2018 05:39 GMT
Consortium to demonstrate the application of blockchain as a means of increasing transparency and traceability in the marine fuel supply chain.

Baltic bunker buyers hail LNG as a marine fuel
25 Jul 2018 11:29 GMT
Arctia, ESL Shipping and Tallink speak in favour of LNG as a bunker fuel moving forwards.

Fure Vinga bunkers Bio50 LNG in Amsterdam
25 Jul 2018 10:06 GMT
Supplier Titan LNG targets the physical supply of BioLNG on a larger scale in the future.

Ecoslops wins Forbes award for sales growth
24 Jul 2018 11:56 GMT
Slops-to-bunkers specialist is rewarded for turnover growth rate.

VPS flags up high density and sediment fuels in Gibraltar
23 Jul 2018 14:21 GMT
Bunker alert is the first issued by VPS for Gibraltar this year

EGCSA 10th anniversary workshop to be held in London
20 Jul 2018 16:20 GMT
October event is also open to non-members.

EGCSA member survey reveals scrubber system increase
20 Jul 2018 14:21 GMT
Number of scrubber towers installed or on order up to 1,561, end-of-May data shows.

Many unresolved issues left for last PPR meeting before 2020: IBIA
20 Jul 2018 08:53 GMT
Key issues to address at PPR6 include PSC guidance and the non-availability of compliant fuel.

IBIA calls for bunker sample verification guidelines before 2020
19 Jul 2018 15:14 GMT
Without guidelines for in-use samples, ships could be penalised for a test result showing 'marginal exceedance of the sulphur limit', IBIA warns.

North P&I launches guide on avoiding and defending bunker disputes
19 Jul 2018 08:37 GMT
Offers advice on how to prevent marine fuel disputes and how best to succeed when pursuing or defending a claim.

IMO working group develops plan to help ships prepare for 2020
18 Jul 2018 13:03 GMT
Covers areas such as bunkering, fuel oil capacity, modifications to fuel oil systems, segregation and tank cleaning.

PMG triples pumping rate to meet US Navy bunker demand in military exercise
18 Jul 2018 08:05 GMT
Bunker firm uses special connectors to supply US Navy vessels berthed in Odessa during annual exercise.

Quadrise signs MoU with Freepoint Commodities
18 Jul 2018 07:24 GMT
Plan to seal commercial deals and projects using Freepoint's trading and financing capabilities.

Swedish Club examines lessons to learn from bunker pollution accident
17 Jul 2018 11:12 GMT
Operators advised to communicate when switching tanks; ensure valves are shut; and make sure tank system is working and monitored.

Two inland vessels a month bunkering LNG at Fluxys' Antwerp dock
17 Jul 2018 08:51 GMT
The vessels have been refuelling via truck with LNG since March, Fluxys reports.

Wartsila inks EUR 170m deal to retrofit scrubbers
13 Jul 2018 09:23 GMT
Hybrid scrubber systems ordered by 'major European container shipping company'.

New Enginei feature helps operators optimize speeds and fuel efficiency
12 Jul 2018 13:03 GMT
Calculates an optimum performance profile based on fuel use, speed, distance, sea state, wind speed and current.

LNG bunker player Enagas signs commitment to slash methane emissions
12 Jul 2018 12:09 GMT
Becomes signatory to 'Guiding Principles on Reducing Methane Emissions across the Natural Gas Value Chain'.

UASC files lawsuit against World Fuel Services alleging off-spec bunkers, short delivery
11 Jul 2018 08:51 GMT
Delivery is said to have been performed by local Kavkaz supplier in 2016.

Rotterdam launches app to replace VHF bunkering announcements
10 Jul 2018 12:02 GMT
Move is first step towards paperless bunkering as the port aims to improve efficiency.

IMO working group meets to develop guidelines for sulphur cap implementation
10 Jul 2018 06:53 GMT
Intersessional meeting is under the auspices of the Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR).

Skaw Provider completes 232 bunker deliveries: Monjasa half-year recap
10 Jul 2018 06:18 GMT
Company sold fuel to 64 ships on its busiest day of the year so far.

Avoid costly cat fine problems with the right fuel handling and purification procedures: Skuld
09 Jul 2018 12:47 GMT
P&I club explains why it is 'essential' to bring cat fine levels down during fuel handling and purification.

VPS issues flash point distillate alert for Bergen
09 Jul 2018 06:51 GMT
Alert is 14th so far this year relating to the supply of distillates with a low flash point.

New Mediterranean ECA study under way
06 Jul 2018 09:41 GMT
Set to be completed by the spring of 2019.

KPI Bridge Oil promotes Isidoros Chandris to senior role
05 Jul 2018 11:11 GMT
Athens-based employee becomes Senior Bunker & Lubricant Consultant.

Stolt Tankers sees profit drop by a third on higher bunker prices
05 Jul 2018 10:05 GMT
Bunker costs rose by 21.4% between December and May.

GTT to supply tanks for first electric hybrid cruise icebreaker with LNG propulsion
04 Jul 2018 08:39 GMT
'Pioneer' ship's tanks to be equipped with GTT's Mark III membrane technology.

Monjasa adds bunker supply vessel in Denmark
04 Jul 2018 00:13 GMT
Vinga Safir completed its first deliveries for Monjasa in Skaw on July 2.

Monjasa expands Channel coverage to northern France
04 Jul 2018 00:11 GMT
Offering deliveries in Calais, Dieppe, Dunkerque, Le Havre - and all the way to Brest.

BMS United launches Turkish Straits bunker supply service
03 Jul 2018 11:21 GMT
Offering fuel oil and 0.1% MGO, with deliveries by barge or truck.

BMS United discusses recent two-day event in Greece
03 Jul 2018 10:51 GMT
Future challenges for shipping examined at Athens conference hosted by bunker firm.

IMO urged to curb influence of private sector to reach climate goals
03 Jul 2018 08:13 GMT
Governance structure flaws could hinder IMO's ability to deliver on its GHG reduction objectives, warns report.



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