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Risk chart outlining likelihood of bad bunkers Mitigating the risks of bad bunkers  

Article by Steve Bee, VPS Group Commercial Director; Dr Malcolm Cooper, VPS CEO; and Stanley George, VPS Group Science & Technical Manager.
Air Liquide and Vopak sign ammonia MoU. Air Liquide and Vopak to collaborate on ammonia project in Singapore  

MoU to develop infrastructure for ammonia import, cracking and hydrogen distribution in Asian city-state.
Wärtsilä NH3 Ammonia label. Wärtsilä launches Ammonia Fuel Supply System  

System available for liquid and gaseous fuel, gas and non-gas carriers, and newbuilds and retrofits.
Panagiotis Bastas, head of Greece office, Aurora Marine Fuels (AMF) New Greece manager at Aurora Marine Fuels  

Panagiotis Bastas named head of the company's Athens office.
Adrian Beciri, CEO of Ducat Maritime From greenwashing to 'wacky' bunker margins  

Interview with Adrian Beciri, CEO of Ducat Maritime.
Algebra illustration. ISO 8217 formula 'not suitable' for gauging FAME fuel energy content: VPS  

Accurate measurement can only be determined using calorimetry, says testing firm.
Water drop on body of water, creating a ripple effect. Will the EU ETS move prices and inspire innovation?  

Examining whether carbon pricing is likely to have an effect on emissions reduction.
Origami ship made from Euro money. Who will bear the cost of EU emission allowances?  

Analysing the purchase of allowances to offset emissions.
Flag of the European Union in front of the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. How the EU ETS impacts non-EU nations and shippers  

Examaning the ETS and key issues for non-EU players ahead of implementation.
Worm's eye view of four stone structures during daytime. Four cornerstones for a regulatory environment for sustainable fuels  

An analysis of the World Shipping Council's paper to IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC).
Maerk's first large (16,000 TEU) methanol-enabled vessel. Maersk signs green methanol deal with China's Goldwind  

Agreed annual volume of 500KT for Maersk's first 12 large methanol-fuelled ships.
UECC logo. Formula for change: UECC solution for EU ETS gives clients clarity on emission costs | UECC  

Short-sea shipper calls for EU ETS formula based on 'Ro-Ro GHG Emissions Accounting Guidance'
A Maersk vessel, pictured from above. Maersk posts $930m drop in Q3 fuel costs  

Average bunker price fell $302 whilst consumption was 7.5% lower.
Valerie Ahrens, Senior Director of New Fuels and Carbon Markets at Bunker Holding. Bunker Holding and NeoGreen Hydrogen sign MoU for green ammonia and synthetic fuels  

Danish fuel seller to market NeoGreen's products to its global client base.
The 28508-grt asphalt tanker Bitu Atlantic. Rubis receives first biofuel delivery  

Collaboration between Cepsa and Glander International Bunkering in supply of FAME and fuel oil blend.
The Carnival Valor docked at Nassau, Bahamas. Carnival records $200m fall in bunker costs  

Fuel cost per metric tonne down 33.6%; consumption steady.
The 17,567-dwt bunker delivery tanker China Spirit Bunker One and Acelen launch Itaqui anchorage operation  

Danish supplier expects Brazil operations to rise by around 30% as a result.
Jesper Sørensen, Global Head of Alternative Fuels and Carbon Markets at KPI OceanConnect. KPI OceanConnect and Uni-Tankers complete biofuel trial  

Particulate matter emissions reduced by up to 42% compared to LSMGO, results show.
The world's first methanol-fuelled container ship, Laura Maersk. World's first methanol-fuelled boxship completes maiden trip  

Fuel secured for initial months of operation, with bunkering to take place in Rotterdam.
Close-up of Norden door plate. Norden's bunker costs fall by almost a quarter  

Marine fuel expenses dropped below $200m in Q2.

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