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PetroChina regains top supplier spot in Singapore

Equatorial and Shell make top three; Hong Lam, Sirius and TFG rise the most.

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Updated on 18 Jan 2022 08:53 GMT

PetroChina International has been ranked as Singapore's leading bunker supplier by sales volume in 2021, according to data released by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

The Singapore subsidiary of PetroChina rose three places to top the supplier list — regaining the position it previously held in 2019, with Equatorial Marine Fuel Management Services remaining in second and Shell Eastern Trading dropping two places to third.

Also making up the top five were Vitol Bunkers, rising six places from tenth, and TFG Marine, up 11 to fifth.

Glencore Singapore managed to hold on to sixth place, whilst BP Singapore, Sentek Marine & Trading and Global Energy Trading all lost ground — falling to seventh, eighth and ninth, respectively.

Meanwhile, Hong Lam Fuels was the supplier to rise the most up the list, from 24th to 10th.

Other companies to improve their ranking significantly were Sirius Marine, rising 12 places to 29th; TFG Marine, with its previously mentioned 11-place jump; Minerva Bunkering, up nine to 13th; CNC Petroleum, climbing eight to 28th; and Bunker House Petroleum's improvement from 39th to 31st.

The biggest declines were recorded by Pegasus Maritime, which fell 12 places to 39th, and Palmstone Tankers & Trading, which descended 10 to 30th. They were the only companies to see double-digit drop-offs.

A full list of Singapore's 41 licensed suppliers by volume in 2021 has been provided below. A comparison with the previous year has been included in brackets for each company. There were no new entrants.

1 (+3) PetroChina International (Singapore) Pte Ltd

2 (--) Equatorial Marine Fuel Management Services Pte Ltd

3 (-2) Shell Eastern Trading Pte Ltd

4 (+6) Vitol Bunkers (S) Pte Ltd

5 (+11) TFG Marine Pte Ltd

6 (--) Glencore Singapore Pte Ltd

7 (-2) BP Singapore Pte Ltd

8 (-5) Sentek Marine & Trading Pte Ltd

9 (-1) Global Energy Trading Pte Ltd

10 (+14) Hong Lam Fuels Pte Ltd

11 (-4) SK Energy International Pte Ltd

12 (-3) Chevron Singapore Pte Ltd

13 (+9) Minerva Bunkering Pte Ltd

14 (+1) ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

15 (-3) Maersk Oil Trading Singapore Pte Ltd

16 (-5) Golden Island Diesel Oil Trading Pte Ltd

17 (-3) Eng Hua Company Pte Ltd

18 (--) Marubeni Int'l Petroleum (S) Pte Ltd

19 (-6) Total Marine Fuels Pte Ltd

20 (+3) Consort Bunkers Pte Ltd

21 (-2) Singamas Petroleum Trading Pte Ltd

22 (-5) Toyota Tsusho Petroleum Trading Pte Ltd

23 (+3) Cathay Marine Fuel Oil Trading Pte Ltd

24 (+5) Grandeur Trading & Services Pte Ltd

25 (--) Fratelli Cosulich Bunkers (S) Pte Ltd

26 (+2) Global Marine Transportation Pte Ltd

27 (+3) Triton Bunkering Services Pte Ltd

28 (+8) CNC Petroleum Pte Ltd

29 (+12) Sirius Marine Pte Ltd

30 (-10) Palmstone Tankers & Trading Pte Ltd

31 (+8) Bunker House Petroleum Pte Ltd

32 (+5) Kenoil Marine Services Pte Ltd

33 (--) Impex Marine Pte Ltd

34 (+1) Hai Fu Marine Services Pte Ltd

35 (-1) Victory Petroleum Trading Pte Ltd

36 (-4) Central Star Marine Supplies Pte Ltd

37 (+1) Hai Yin Marine Pte Ltd

38 (+2) Eastpoint Int'l Marketing Pte Ltd

39 (-12) Pegasus Maritime (S) Pte Ltd

40 (+3) Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd

41 (+4) Bunker B Pte Ltd

(--) = same compared to previous year
(+) = up compared to previous year
(-) = down compared to previous year

Dropouts in 2021 (with 2020 ranking in brackets):

· A Dot Marine Pte Ltd (2020: 44)

· Hin Leong Marine International (Pte) Ltd (2020: 31)

· Ocean Bunkering Services (Pte) Ltd (2020: 21)

· Pacific Bunkering Services Pte Ltd (2020: 42)

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