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Descartes: November U.S. Container Import Volumes Down 9% from October; Panama Drought Impacting East and Gulf Coast Por


In November 2023, U.S. container import volume decreased from October 2023, with East and Gulf Coast ports experiencing the greatest declines. While the decrease is large, it’s consistent with reductions seen in the last months of prior years. Imports from

ENGINE: Americas Fuel Availability Outlook


North America

Prompt availability is tight for all grades in Houston. One supplier requires lead times of six days to supply VLSFO and LSMGO in the port. Some suppliers have cautioned about potential bunker delays over the weekend due to fog

Delivering net zero by 2050: The Cornerstones of Effective IMO Climate Regulations


To deliver on the goal of net zero emissions for shipping by 2050, IMO greenhouse gas regulations must rest on solid foundations. Liner shipping is committed to decarbonising quickly and efficiently, and to support this process the World Shipping Council

MABUX: Bunker Prices Expected to Trend Downwards Next Week


During Week 49, the MABUX global bunker indices continued moderate downward trend. The 380 HSFO index saw a nominal decrease of 0.95 USD, moving from 527.74 USD/MT to 526.79 USD/MT. Despite this decline, it remained above the 500 USD threshold.

IAPH publishes whitepaper on the Environmental Ship Index, outlining new features, enhancements & testimonials


IAPH publishes special whitepaper on the Environmental Ship Index (ESI), citing testimonials from world ports on how to use the index to facilitate vessel emissions reductions.

The whitepaper, subtitled ‘Setting the standard for maritime environmental performance’ is aimed at providing a

ENGINE: Europe & Africa Bunker Fuel Availability Outlook


Northwest Europe

VLSFO availability is said to be normal in the ARA bunkering hub. Lead times of 5-7 days are generally recommended for VLSFO deliveries there to ensure full coverage from suppliers, a source says. However, some suppliers can offer deliveries

International Windship Association issues wind-powered ship wish list for Heads of State and Delegates attending COP28


The International Windship Association (IWSA) has issued an open letter to the Heads of State and delegates attending the 28th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 28) calling for them to recognise the vital role of direct wind

ENGINE: East of Suez Bunker Fuel Availability Outlook


Prompt VLSFO availability remains super tight in Singapore. Recommended lead times for the grade range up to 12-16 days. Several suppliers need more than seven days to deliver VLSFO stems in Singapore, a trader says.

At least seven bunker suppliers in

Kongsberg Maritime to provide design, engineering and equipment on pair of methanol ready, chemical tankers for Sirius R


Kongsberg Maritime has won a contract to supply design, engineering, and equipment for two MGO/Biofuel and methanol-ready chemical tankers for Swedish tanker operator Sirius Rederi AB. These highly advanced, low emission 15,000dwt tanker vessels will feature a range of Kongsberg

Natural gas is now stronger than ever in the United States power sector


For the very first time, on 28 August 2023, the United States met more than of half of its electricity demand from natural gas. It encapsulated a summer during which gas-fired electricity generation grew dramatically. In just the past two

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