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Tankers: VLCC Market Under Pressure



Rates have slipped in all sectors. In the Middle East the market for 280,000mt Middle East to US Gulf trip (routing via the Cape/Cape) is assessed a point lower at WS18, while rates for 270,000mt to China have eased 1.5

IMO 2020 and beyond: Review of marine fuels quality


Following implementation of the IMO 2020 global sulphur cap (on 1 January 2020), the club published an article relating to the operational experience on the transition to compliant fuel blends. There have been industry concerns over the uncertainty and potential

Bunker fuel contamination by chemicals onboard


The focus of this advisory is prevention of damage to the main engine, auxiliary engine and boiler plant caused by fuel oil contaminated by chemicals such as cleaning solvents.

In a recent matter the bunkered fuel test results gave no reason

Carbon emissions in port of Rotterdam drop swifter than national average


In the period 2016-2020, the port of Rotterdam reduced its total carbon emissions by no less than 27%. Nationwide, the volume of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere fell by 14% in the same period. In 2020, Rotterdam achieved a

CMA CGM launches the first low-carbon shipping offer by choosing biomethane

With biomethane, a non-fossil energy, CMA CGM provides customers with a new and immediately available solution, bringing the Group a step closer toward carbon neutrality.

12,000 tonnes of biomethane, the equivalent of two 1,400-TEU LNG-powered ships on an intra-European service

ENGINE: Americas Bunker Fuel Availability Outlook

Bunker fuels are in good supply in Houston and several other US bunker ports, while fuel oil inventories have been drawn.

A near doubling of supply and slumping imports have drawn fuel oil volumes from US inventories. US fuel oil

ENGINE: Europe & Africa Bunker Fuel Availability Outlook

Low sulphur fuels continue to be readily available in major bunker locations across Europe and Africa, while HSFO380 availability has tightened further in the Canary Islands this week.

VLSFO and LSMGO stems can be procured at short notice in ARA

World’s first hydrogen cargo vessel set for Paris debut


The European innovation project Flagships will deploy the world’s first commercial cargo transport vessel operating on hydrogen, plying the river Seine in Paris. Commercial operations are set to commence in 2021.

The hydrogen cargo transport vessel will be owned by French

ENGINE: East of Suez Bunker Fuel Availability Outlook

Supply of bunker fuels remains tight across most East of Suez ports, with lead times for VLSFO stems in Singapore stretching up to 11 days this week.

Singapore’s residual fuel oil stocks grew by 4% to 23.17 million bbls, reaching

More Than 65% Of All Ships Are Operating With Systems Containing Asbestos


Despite the introduction ten years ago of regulations prohibiting the use of asbestos materials onboard ship, a significant number of existing and newbuild vessels continue to operate systems and machinery containing the hazardous substance.

According to maritime testing facility Maritec, which

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