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Marine Lubricant Suppliers in Global Supply Link-up

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network and SK Lubricants sign an agreement that will allow Aegean to increase its sales volumes in the marine lubricants market and SK Lubricants to extend its global sales network. Under the global cooperation agreement between the companies, Aegean will supply and deliver marine lubricant products to customers of SK Lubricants in the Aegean lubricants network, which currently covers 45 countries and 550 ports worldwide, and SK Lubricants will provide Aegean's customers in South Korea with marine lubricant products. E. Nikolas Tavlarios, President, commented, "Our agreement with SK Lubricants will allow Aegean to expand sales volumes for our marine lubricants and further extend our presence in the Asian market.  The marine lubricants market, although a smaller business for our company, continues to yield high operating margins and is a highly profitable revenue stream.  This agreement demonstrates our continued success in executing our strategy to further diversify our revenue base and drive growth by leveraging our existing infrastructure. We are excited about the opportunity to expand our lubricants sales volumes, which will allow us to increase profitability and create value for our shareholders." Kwan Ho Choi, SK Lubricants CEO & President, commented, "We are pleased to expand our global supply capabilities through this cooperation agreement with Aegean


GAC Bunker Fuels Appoints new US Bunker Manage

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GAC Bunker Fuels, part of global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC, has announced the appointment of Maurice Lara as its Bunker Manager for East Coast USA. He is based in Norwalk, Connecticut and accountable to Nicholas Browne, Global Director of GAC Bunker Fuels, and Bob Bandos, Managing Director of GAC USA. Lara's background is in marine fuel trading, domestic and international logistics, vessel chartering and negotiating charter party agreements and end-to-end commodity


TOTAL Doubles 500 cSt Offering at Fos-Lavera

TOTAL Marine Fuels has doubled its capacity to provide 500 cSt bunker fuel at the French port of Fos-Lavera, near Marseilles. TOTAL began offering the fuel at Fos-Lavera in January of this year, and has now doubled its 500 cSt storage facilities at the port from an initial 10,000 to 20,000 metric tons. Several large bunker stems have already been sold, and Pascal Zoonekyndt, Zone Manager for Total France, says, “We continue to improve our logistics and product offer in line with the needs


Green Initiative Progress Report by US Ship Operator

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Horizon Lines updates progress towards environmental excellence A report (available at www.horizonlines.com) presenting the company’s progress in pursuing environmental excellence through its ongoing “Green Initiatives Program" has been release by Horizon Line.” The report describes the carrier’s efforts to mitigate environmental impact from shipping operations and intermodal transport.


World Fuel Services' Solid Marine Bunker Q2 2013 Results

World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT), a global fuel logistics company, principally engaged in the marketing, sale and distribution of aviation, marine and land fuel products and related services, continues to  generate positive operating cash flow. The company report second quarter net income of $51.0 million or $0.71 diluted earnings per share compared to $48.6 million or $0.68 diluted earnings per share in the second quarter of 2012.


Chevron Announces Alliance with Petrol Ofisi

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Chevron has signed agreements with the fuel products distribution and lubricants company of Turkey, Petrol Ofisi in Istanbul, that will result in improved supplies of marine lubricants to ship operators and managers operating in Turkey. This alliance covers production, logistics and delivery service of the full range of Chevron’s marine lubricant product line in Turkey for the first time. Pedro Cardenes, General Manager Finished Lubricants - Marine said


Wilhelmsen Watching Cruise and Energy Markets

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“While the shape of the shipping industry in North America is fairly stable, we are expecting more global demand for our services from our cruise and offshore customers,” comments Philip Bannerman, Sales Director for Wilhelmsen Ships Service in the Americas. Bannerman, who is based at the company’s Houston, Texas office, also believes that Mexico has more potential for development. Commenting on the overall health of the ships agency business in North America, he says


GAC Bunker Fuels Strengthens HQ Team

GAC Bunker Fuels Limited has appointed two new UAE-based bunker traders as part of its regional expansion plan. Georgia Paravalou will trade and broker marine fuels in her new role. An economics and management graduate, she joins GAC Bunker Fuels from AP&A. Ltd, where she worked as a shipbroker, coordinated the marketing department and developed business in the UK and South China. Anthony Inglis is charged with expanding GAC's bunker business in the Middle East and developing bunkering


Louisiana to Get Natural Gas Liquefaction and Fueling Facility

Tenaska Bayou LNG expected to meet growing marine, transportation and oil and gas exploration and production demand on the Gulf Coast Tenaska NG Fuels, LLC and Waller Marine, Inc. today announced that they have agreed to develop, construct, own and operate Louisiana's first natural gas liquefaction and fueling facility along the New Orleans-Baton Rouge Mississippi River corridor with access to the Gulf of Mexico.


DB Schenker, Maersk Line to Cut CO2 Emissions

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DB Schenker Logistics and Maersk Line have signed a six-year strategic agreement on reducing CO2 emissions from ocean freight. The partnership emphasizes the companies' shared commitment to sustainable growth, says a press release by DB Schenker. Maersk Line will undertake to reduce the CO2 emissions of every container it ships on behalf of DB Schenker Logistics between now and 2020 by 20% compared to 2014 levels.  


Tighter Supertanker Market Impacts Asian Fuel Supplies

The window to sell Western fuel oil to Asia is starting to close as demand for a limited fleet of supertankers to store cheap crude pushes freight rates to multi-month highs, shipping and trade sources said. Crude prices have fallen nearly 60 percent since June and


Tauber Oil Opens West Calcasieu Port Operations

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Tauber Oil Company of Houston has become the West Calcasieu Port’s newest tenant.    “Tauber Oil is a service-oriented wholesale energy marketing company with a reputation for reliable performance and untarnished character,” said Lynn Hohensee, port director


Danish Port Gets EU Funding for LNG Bunkering

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Port of Hirtshals in Denmark will receive over EUR1 million a pilot construction of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank and bunker, co-financed by EU’s TEN-T Program.  The pilot project will see construction of a 500 cubic meter LNG storage tank and bunkering facility


GTT to Exhibit at Euromaritime

Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG), will exhibit at Euromaritime, the European Marine Business Show, from February 3-5, 2015 in Paris, Porte de Versailles.  


Greencarrier Freight Services Achieves ISO Standards

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Greencarrier Freight Services’ business has strengthened its position in the energy and project forwarding markets by achieving management (ISO 9001) and environmental (ISO 14001) certification for its Energy & Project Business Unit.


IBIA to Hold Regional Forum in Gibraltar

The Port of Gibraltar will showcase its bunkering and marine services at the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) Regional Forum, February 24-27. The forum, which takes place at Gibraltar’s Sunborn Hotel, will include a workshop on bunkering; a session focusing on mega yacht and


ABB Wins Orders for Star Cruises Ships

ABB has won orders worth $60 million to deliver complete electrical power plant and propulsion systems for two new vessels for Star Cruises operated by Genting HongKong and to be built by Meyer Werft at its shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The orders were booked during 2014.  


AIS Marks Hazardous Reefs Following Oil Spills

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Vesper Marine has been awarded the contract to provide Virtual Automatic Identification System (AIS) Beacons to mark seven reefs hazardous to shipping in the Bay of Plenty, as well as provide a coastal monitoring capability. The beacons will alert ships’ crews and the local


BP Remains Singapore's Top Marine Fuel Supplier

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BP Singapore kept its spot as a top marine fuel supplier by volume for the eleventh straight year in 2014 at the world's biggest bunkering port, the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said.  MPA does not specify the volumes each supplier sells


VT Halter Lays Keel for Crowley LNG ConRo Ship

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The keel for the first of two liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered, combination container – Roll-On/Roll-Off (ConRo) ships for Crowley Maritime Corp.’s liner services group was laid during a ceremony at ship-builder VT Halter Marine, Inc.’s facility in Pascagoula, Miss.


Bunker Throughput up in Rotterdam Port

The biggest containership of the world – bunkered in Rotterdam

Bunkering rose again for the first time since 2011 in Rotterdam, the biggest bunker port of Europe: 10.6 million tonnes compared to 10.4 in 2013. The whole of the increase is accounted for by marine gas oil and diesel; sales rose from 500,000 to almost 700,000 tonnes


CEVA Opens 4th Chicago Office

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  CEVA Logistics, one of the world's leading supply chain management companies, has expanded its market presence in Chicago with the opening of a fourth facility. The company's Chicago operations near O'Hare International Airport (ORD) now encompass four facilities totaling over 650,000 sq


Glasgow-Singapore Green Ship Deal On

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A new research collaboration between A*STAR’s IHPC, Sembcorp Marine Ltd, University of Glasgow and UGS aims to  make a ship’s voyage more smooth sailing by improving its hydrodynamics and energy efficiency.  The four organizations today signed a memorandum of understanding


Taiwan Naval Fleet Adds Home-Grown Vessel

Panshih (Source: Ministry of National Defense, Taiwan)

Taiwanese Navy formally took delivery Friday of a new locally designed supply vessel that it said will help enhance Taiwan's maritime combat capabilities.   In a ceremony hosted in the harbor in Kaohsiung, the vessel was formally turned over to the Navy from local shipbuilder CSBC Corp


KR Launches Software to Aid ECA Compliance

The Korean Register (KR) has launched an in-house developed software program to assist vessels with fuel oil change over when complying with the new low sulphur regulations.    From January 1, MARPOL Annex VI Reg 14 requires vessels sailing within an emission control area (ECA) to burn






 
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