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Home » News » Port News - Q1 2009


Port News - Q1 2009

OOCL intensifies its focus on Gothenburg
30 Mar 2009 08:09 GMT
New export route means OOCL will now visit the port twice a week.

Fuel supplies unaffected by strike, says Petrobras
25 Mar 2009 09:48 GMT
Oil firm says output has been maintained despite oil workers' strike.

Fujairah facility to be completed in 2011
25 Mar 2009 08:12 GMT
Chemoil provides estimated completion date for UAE terminal expansion project.

Singapore terminal expansion is completed
23 Mar 2009 11:08 GMT
Third expansion phase adds 270,000 cubic metres of storage capacity to Jurong Island terminal.

Fujairah bunker conference opens
23 Mar 2009 08:13 GMT
Marine fuels hub hosts the Sixth International Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum.

Cristobal cargo volumes skyrocket 108 percent
20 Mar 2009 09:42 GMT
Panama ports record year-on-year throughput increase in January 2009.

Port moves to boost clean-fuel incentive for ships
19 Mar 2009 11:03 GMT
Long Beach proposes to raise the reimbursement for each vessel trip by 50 percent.

Freeport terminal to raise capacity
18 Mar 2009 08:04 GMT
Fuel oil storage facility to return to its original capacity by the end of the year.

Aegean expands operations in Greece
16 Mar 2009 12:39 GMT
Supplier expands its presence in the Mediterranean by establishing operations in Patras.

Singapore bunker sales fall by 11.6 percent
16 Mar 2009 08:16 GMT
February volumes drop to levels below those recorded during the whole of 2008.

Cockett Marine enters into supply partnership
13 Mar 2009 11:52 GMT
UK firm to supply on the Thames following agreement with leading oil company.

Tight product avails in Durban
13 Mar 2009 08:08 GMT
Product rationing expected following shutdown of Sapref refinery for unscheduled maintenance.

Two oil spills reported in California
12 Mar 2009 09:36 GMT
Samples are collected from vessels in the area to determine where the spilled fuel came from.

Petrobras bunker sales rise by 5.1 percent
12 Mar 2009 08:03 GMT
Supplier reports significant increases in Paranagua and Vitória.

Bunkers International expands operations in Colombia
11 Mar 2009 13:26 GMT
Supplier launches new gasoil barge and raises IFO delivery capacity in Cartagena.

Iran secures fuel oil export deal
10 Mar 2009 08:06 GMT
Straight-run 280-centistoke cargo expected to be destined for Singapore.

OW Bunker launches ARA trading office
09 Mar 2009 11:42 GMT
Specialist office aims to provide clients with expert knowledge on the ARA market.

Throughput rise at St. Petersburg terminal
05 Mar 2009 10:52 GMT
Volume of oil products handled increases year-on-year in February.

Construction work begins on Russian oil terminal
03 Mar 2009 14:46 GMT
Gulf of Finland facility set to export 3 million tonnes of heavy fuel oil per annum.

Fujairah expansion plans revealed
03 Mar 2009 09:44 GMT
Sharjah-based firm enters into lease agreement to build storage terminal.

MPA replies to concession queries
02 Mar 2009 13:30 GMT
Special Bunkering Anchorage Scheme query is also addressed.

Bunker delays expected in Gibraltar
25 Feb 2009 13:12 GMT
Adverse weather conditions look set to cause delivery backlog for bunker suppliers.

Vessel refloated after fuel oil transfer
25 Feb 2009 08:04 GMT
Over 80,000 barrels of low sulphur fuel oil transferred in lightering operation.

Vessel awaiting bunker barge attacked in Peru
24 Feb 2009 16:46 GMT
Container ship is attacked by robbers in Callao. Incident is second at the port since February 14th.

Investment interest in Cartagena expansion project
24 Feb 2009 09:31 GMT
Petrobras and General Electric eye project to extend bunker-producing refinery.

Exxon to shut Singapore visbreaking units - sources
20 Feb 2009 09:54 GMT
Shutdown may lead to more residual fuels being made available for the local bunker market.

Cartagena refinery ownership discussions continue
20 Feb 2009 08:07 GMT
Expansion of bunker-producing facility looks set to go ahead despite financing difficulties.

Montevideo IFO prices set to rise on 22 Feb
19 Feb 2009 12:34 GMT
Price levels for IFO 380 and IFO 180 expected to increase by $25/mt.

Singapore: January sales rise by 10.4 percent
19 Feb 2009 08:55 GMT
180-cst volumes drop by 24.2 percent year-on-year as sales fall below those recorded during the whole of 2008.

Algeciras bunker sales rise by 4.8 percent
18 Feb 2009 16:52 GMT
Spanish port sells 2.4 million tonnes of marine fuel in 2008 as throughput increases.

Bunker spill in Tampa Bay
16 Feb 2009 08:02 GMT
Shipping traffic disrupted after collision causes spill of up to 1000 gallons.

MPA introduces new port dues concessions
13 Feb 2009 08:02 GMT
New measures include 20 percent concession for bunker suppliers operating in Singapore.

Container line to begin calling at Gothenburg
12 Feb 2009 11:54 GMT
New bunker sales on the cards as Hong Kong shipping firm focuses on Swedish port.

Cold ironing planned for Maasvlakte
11 Feb 2009 10:39 GMT
Maasvlakte agreement includes plans for the use of shore-based electricity.

Rotterdam bunker sales fall by 4.7 percent
11 Feb 2009 09:17 GMT
600,000-tonne drop in sales volumes at Europe's leading port in 2008.

Bunker-producing refinery planned for Primorsk
10 Feb 2009 14:47 GMT
Czech firm to specialize in the production of marine fuel in North-West Russia.

Bunker spill off Hawaii
10 Feb 2009 08:01 GMT
Mile-long sheen of marine diesel spotted where guided missile cruiser ran aground.

Panama ratifies Bunkers Convention
09 Feb 2009 10:49 GMT
Maritime Administration expected to be able to issue certificates by May 2009.

Asian refiner offers 380-cst cargo
09 Feb 2009 08:09 GMT
80,000-tonne fuel oil parcel is scheduled for loading in March.

Jebel Ali terminal to open in February
06 Feb 2009 09:48 GMT
55 percent capacity increase bodes well for bunker sales volumes at UAE port.

Fujairah expansion on hold -sources
06 Feb 2009 08:02 GMT
Terminal project postponement set to affect bunker volume growth in Fujairah.

New storage capacity for Tallinn
02 Feb 2009 13:28 GMT
200,000 cbm of storage capacity is commissioned for Baltic terminal facility.

Vopak committed to growth in Fujairah
02 Feb 2009 10:24 GMT
Terminal operator dedicated to continue the growth of Fujairah as a strategic hub.

Maxcom returns to Hamburg
30 Jan 2009 16:40 GMT
Bunker firm to commence supply operations on February 2nd.

Kittiwake appoints Sales Manager
29 Jan 2009 17:14 GMT
Material science expert joins company's office in Hamburg.

Brazil: Intra-day price adjustment
29 Jan 2009 14:46 GMT
MGO prices increase by $15 at all Brazilian ports.

Lanka Bunkering files $1m legal claim
26 Jan 2009 08:02 GMT
Supplier alleges that it was prevented from delivering marine fuel in 2004.

BC Ferries says no to Vancouver fuel rebate
23 Jan 2009 10:28 GMT
Ferry operator decides not to provide fuel rebate on major routes.

Rotterdam: Cruise ship sales to grow in '09
23 Jan 2009 08:13 GMT
Bunker sales from cruise ships set to surge at Europe's leading port.

Chemoil adds low sulphur barge in Rotterdam
22 Jan 2009 16:24 GMT
Supplier says dedicated barge will 'improve the efficiency and safety of its services'.

Chemoil JV commences bunkering operations
22 Jan 2009 07:12 GMT
Indian joint venture firm starts supplying marine fuel at Mundra.

Dan-Bunkering to open office in Singapore
21 Jan 2009 12:53 GMT
Global trader says new office will aim to meet growing demand in the region.

Sines refinery to close for up to 6 weeks
21 Jan 2009 09:21 GMT
Fire at bunker-producing facility leads to 6-week shutdown.

Ontario port to develop bunkering operations
20 Jan 2009 09:40 GMT
City council to impose 12-month project completion deadline.

Bunker spill at the Port of Long Beach
20 Jan 2009 08:02 GMT
Coast Guard says incident at eco-conscious port was a 'minor spill'.

Korean firm sells 220,000mt fuel oil cargo
19 Jan 2009 09:13 GMT
Refiner to supply four 55,000-tonne lots to Singapore market.

BP remains top supplier in Singapore
16 Jan 2009 09:26 GMT
Top 20 bunker suppliers at the world's leading port are revealed.

Aegean acquires double-hull bunker tanker
16 Jan 2009 07:41 GMT
Vessel is expected to be deployed to Greece to serve customers in Piraeus.

Brazil: Intra-day price adjustment
15 Jan 2009 16:18 GMT
380-cst and 180-cst prices increase by $10 per metric tonne.

Fuel oil spill in the Barents Sea
15 Jan 2009 10:27 GMT
Incident is reported to have taken place during the transfer of oil from storage tanker.

Singapore: December sales fall by 5.1 percent
15 Jan 2009 08:04 GMT
Year-on-year increases for 380-cst, 500-cst and MGO, but annual 180-cst volumes fall.

Saudi Arabia: Latest posted prices
14 Jan 2009 10:05 GMT
Jeddah and Dammam posted prices effective Thursday 15th January.

Port Everglades expansion good for bunker sales
14 Jan 2009 09:29 GMT
Commissioners approve construction of new containerized cargo terminal.

Fujairah refinery plans under review
14 Jan 2009 08:02 GMT
Construction of Fujairah facility delayed following drop in global demand.

Eco-group calls for bunker tax
13 Jan 2009 14:02 GMT
Letter to New York Governor calls for tax on sales of marine fuel.

'Cold ironing' planned for Tokyo
13 Jan 2009 08:08 GMT
Metropolitan government plans to offer shoreside power for ships by 2011.

Strike ends but delivery backlog continues
12 Jan 2009 10:08 GMT
Bunker suppliers face backlog of delivery commitments as oil workers' strike ends.

Oil spill response drill at Jebel Ali Port
12 Jan 2009 09:36 GMT
ENOC completes joint oil spill emergency response exercise.

Port of Amsterdam reports volume growth
09 Jan 2009 14:34 GMT
Rise in cargo throughput bodes well for bunker sales volumes in Amsterdam.

A 'good' 2008 for Singapore despite downturn
09 Jan 2009 09:22 GMT
Singapore hits new highs in vessel arrival tonnage, container throughput and bunker sales.

Singapore sales hit 34.9m tonnes in 2008
09 Jan 2009 07:25 GMT
Annual bunker volumes increase by 87.6 percent since 2000.

Oil workers' strike affects bunker supplies
08 Jan 2009 09:39 GMT
Marine fuel supplies run low as strike by oil firm staff continues.

Aegean expands Singapore bunker fleet
08 Jan 2009 07:32 GMT
Supplier takes delivery of double-hull bunker tanker for use in the Singapore market.

OW Bunker launches European Singapore trading desk
07 Jan 2009 14:47 GMT
UK office to provide expert knowledge on the Singapore market for European clients.

Cargo-related emissions drop in Los Angeles
07 Jan 2009 09:40 GMT
Port officials attribute the emissions reduction to the use of cleaner fuels in cargo ships.

Singapore facility to raise lube production
07 Jan 2009 08:06 GMT
Marine lubricant manufacturer expected to increase production capacity.

Jurong Island construction work continues
06 Jan 2009 17:24 GMT
Construction work at fuel oil storage terminal extended until July 2009.

Bunker delays at Lagos
02 Jan 2009 09:50 GMT
Congestion preventing ships from discharging and taking on marine fuel.

Deferment to benefit over 100 bunker tankers
02 Jan 2009 08:06 GMT
MPA hopes decision will help industry adjust to changing business climate.





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