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ENGINE: Europe & Africa Bunker Fuel Availability Outlook

VLSFO remains less available for prompt dates in ARA, with busy barge schedules and pockets of tightness in the days ahead.

ARA’s fuel oil stockpiles grew last week, after declining in the two weeks prior. There is more fuel oil

New tanker transforming the Panama Canal bunker industry


In a pioneering tanker move, Monjasa enables outer anchorage bunker supplies off Cristobal. This means significantly less idle time for larger ships taking bunkers in the Panama Canal.

Global oil and shipping group Monjasa brings MT Monjasa Supplier (8,839-dwt) from Dubai

Commission Testing Is A Ballast Water System Insurance Policy, Says Maritec


While rules covering commission testing for newbuild ballast water system installations are due to enter into force in June 2022, independent testing facility Maritec believes shipowners should not be reluctant in carrying out further testing of a system they consider

ENGINE: East of Suez Bunker Fuel Availability Outlook

Bunker fuels continue to be tight across East of Suez ports, with lead times for low sulphur fuel stems in Singapore steady on the week.

Lead times for VLSFO and LSMGO stems in Singapore are unchanged on the week, at

StormGeo launches Strategic Power Routing to maximize fuel savings for shippers


StormGeo, the leader in weather intelligence, ship routing and fleet performance management solutions, announced today the launch of Strategic Power Routing—a service that optimizes the power output of a vessel in varying weather conditions to enhance overall fuel efficiency and

OCI N.V. In Agreements with MAN Energy Solutions, Hartmann Group and Eastern Pacific Shipping to Start Commercialization


OCI N.V. (Euronext: OCI) today announced that it has signed two separate agreements:

1. Memorandum of Understanding with MAN Energy Solutions (MAN) and Hartmann Gas Carriers Germany GmbH & Co (Hartmann), under which OCI intends to charter ammonia vessels built, owned

Large-scale methanol testing to begin at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre


Major tests of methanol as a marine fuel will soon begin at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre in Aalborg, Denmark.

Working closely with MAN Energy Solutions and other partners, Alfa Laval will explore the possibility of running the centre’s

UK ports suffering post-Brexit container logjams


Post-Brexit trade disruption and ongoing congestion are causing critical build-ups of containers at UK ports, according to the latest data from Container xChange.

The UK’s leading container terminals struggled to cope with the pandemic driven surge of imports last year resulting

Tankers: VLCC Market Still Under Pressure



OPEC seemed to be the focus of most players this week, with production quotas being rolled into April eventually being agreed, handing Owners little cheer as rates for VLCCs came under some pressure. In the Middle East region, 280,000mt to

GreenVoyage2050: States accelerate action to decarbonize shipping


Eleven States from across the globe are partnering in the International Maritime Organization (IMO)-Norway GreenVoyage2050 Project, which is supporting the path to decarbonization in the shipping sector, in line with the IMO Initial Strategyon the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

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