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New Barge Speeds Le Havre Bunker Options

TOTAL Marine Fuels has increased its bunkering capacity at the port of Le Havre and at the Port 2000 container facilities with the delivery of its new bunkering barge, Cimil. The 4,500 tonne capacity bunker tanker is highly manoeuvrable and can deliver blends and different grades at 500 tph. Christophe Girardot, General Manager TOTAL Marine Fuels, says, "Cimil is a modern and flexible barge which will complement the bunker delivery capacity we have in Le Havre with our current barge ST Sara. It will improve service to our contract clients, mostly liner and cruise operators, while allowing us to offer a replacement to the  ntifer pipeline service for tankers, which is out of service this year. Delivering our full product range at high speed it gives owners calling at Le Havre a new opportunity, especially for 380 cst fuel. Cimil will also increase our ability to serve spot customers." The additional delivery capacity provided by Cimil will improve reliability of bunker delivery, increase flexibility in times of availability and ensure that TOTAL customers will always be serviced by a TOTAL barge, so ensuring quality service. Built in Turkey in 2010 for Swiss company ABC Maritime, Cimil is chartered to TOTAL for three years. It can carry IFO 380, IFO 500, IFO 700 and DML in ten tanks.


New bunkering Deal in Trinidad

Fuels alliance between Petrotrin and BP Marine will offer more bunkering and supply resources and superior service to the region. Improved bunkering facilities in the Caribbean region are planned as a new agreement is announced between Petrotrin and BP Marine, which will combine to provide improved fuel supply services along the Key West coast ports of Trinidad. Petrotrin, the national oil Company of Trinidad and Tobago have an established marine bunkering infrastructure


New Bunkering Deal in Trinidad

Fuels alliance between Petrotrin and BP Marine will offer more bunkering and supply resources and superior service to the region Improved bunkering facilities in the Caribbean region are planned as a new agreement is announced between Petrotrin and BP Marine, which will combine to provide improved fuel supply services along the key west coast ports of Trinidad. Petrotrin, the national oil Company of Trinidad and Tobago have an established marine bunkering infrastructure


OW Bunker Appoints New Trading Manager

OW Bunker, a supplier and trader of marine fuel, announced the appointment of Stathis Grafakos as the new manager of OW Bunker Malta's Trading Division. Prior to joining OW Bunker, Grafakos spent 10 years in a variety of roles with ExxonMobil, including laboratory services, supply chain & logistics and sales. A Greek national, Grafakos has an expertise in the manufacturing and development of marine lubricants, along with extensive experience in technical and commercial operations within


New Bunker Trader at Dan-Bunkering

Michael Moschos

Dan-Bunkering (America) Inc. has appointed Michael Moschos as Bunker Trader as of 15 October 2012. Dan-Bunkering (America) Inc. opened for business earlier this year and has been very well received within the business. The employment of Michael Moschos is part of Dan-Bunkering’s long-term objective which implies strengthening the company’s position on the American market and continuing to recruit more traders to expand the newly opened office in Houston, Texas


New Bunker Purchaser at Dan-Bunkering

David Kazmierski

Dan-Bunkering (America) Inc. has appointed David Kazmierski as Bunker Purchaser as of 1 December 2012. David has over 30 years of experience within trading, inspection and bunker operations, and his employment with Dan-Bunkering is expected to strengthen the company’s position on the American market even further.   Dan-Bunkering (America) Inc. in Houston opened for business earlier this year, and the employment of David, who will be working mainly with purchasing


Ciane Returns to Çiçek for Second Vessel

The Turkish shipbuilder Çiçek Shipyard has delivered to Italian owners the second of four 3,100 dwt chemical tankers that it is building.  Named Brezzamare, she is expected to be employed in the bunker trades. (Photo courtesy Dunelm Public Relations)

The Italian shipowner Ciane Spa has purchased a second double-hull bunker tanker from the Turkish shipbuilder Çiçek Shipyard. The vessel is due to be handed over to the Italians at the beginning of February and will start bunkering operations immediately. In May 2009, Çiçek delivered Chem Flower, the first of a series of four 3,100dwt IMO II chemical tankers it had had under construction for its associated shipowning company White Tulip Shipping, to Ciane


OW Bunker Announces Plans for U.S. Expansion

OW Bunker, one of the world's leading suppliers and traders of marine fuel, announced its intention to launch new operations in the U.S. With an anticipated commencement date of May, 2012, the move will provide the company with a complete global offering for its customers. OW Bunker already has a significant presence in Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Middle East, and has delivered sustained expansion and growth over the past five years.


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


Financial Prudence the Key to Bunker Trade Success

The importance of balancing the numbers for a successful bunker fuel trading operation will be stressed by GAC's Nicholas Browne when he shares his experience at the Lloyds Maritime Academy Bunker Management School this week. In his speech, the Global Director of GAC Bunker Fuels will outline what bunker traders need to keep in mind making the judgment calls they face every day. What are the criteria for granting credit to a new customer? How can they minimize their risk exposure? 


Container Shipping Demand Weakens

Graph: BIMCO

 The demand for container shipping is really not going anywhere at the moment. Indicators for growth in the first months of 2016 point to limited overall demand and huge variations from trade to trade. In addition, all numbers are impacted by Chinese New Year


Gondan to Build Second SOV for Østensjø Rederi

Image: Gondan Shipyard

Gondan Shipyard announced that Østensjø Rederi AS has declared the option to build a second service operation vessel (SOV), a sister vessel to the one under construction at the shipbuilder’s facilities in Figueras. Both vessels will be chartered by Dong Energy AS for a period


Shell Deploys Third LNG-powered OSV

Harvey Liberty (Photo: Shell)

Shell Offshore Inc. today marked the delivery of the third liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered offshore supply vessel (OSV) in Port Fourchon, La.   The new vessel, Harvey Liberty, chartered from specialist company Harvey Gulf International Marine, will join sister ships


Saint Lucia Accedes to Four IMO Treaties

Photo: IMO

Saint Lucia has acceded to four International Maritime Organization (IMO) treaties, including conventions covering ballast water management (BWM Convention) and emissions from ship exhausts and energy efficiency (MARPOL Annex VI).   Tafawa Williams


Car Carrier Ocean Tango Runs Aground off Busan

Image: Busan Port

 A South Korean Car carrier Ocean Tango was grounded by a storm which battered Busan, Korea, on Apr 17.    The 2,736 dwt Vessel was docked at Yeong-gu area, reportedly fuel tanks were damaged with ensuing fuel leak.   


Cheap Oil Slows Move to LNG as Bunker Fuel

Low oil prices are denting the take-up of liquefied natural gas as a cleaner source of energy to power ships, and it will be a few more years yet before the fuel makes serious inroads into the marine bunker market.   The global shipping sector is under pressure from governments to reduce


IBIA Develops Bunker Course with South Shields Marine School

Training Courtesy IBIA

The International Bunker Industry Association, (IBIA) has joined with South Shields Marine School at South Tyneside College, to develop a course unit on bunkering essentials for merchant navy cadets and engineering officers taking their Class one and Class two certificates of competency.


First Methanol-fueled Tanker Launched

Lindanger naming ceremony Courtesy DNV GL

Launched at the Hyundai Mipo dockyard in Ulsan, South Korea, the newly built Lindanger is the world’s first methanol fueled ocean-going vessel. The ship is the first of two dual-fueled 50,000 dwt tankers owned by Norwegian firm Westfal-Larsen that will be chartered to global marine


New ClassNK Guidelines for Gas-fueled Ships

class nk logo.jpg

Classification society ClassNK has released the fourth version of its Guidelines for Gas Fueled Ships.   With the introduction of increasingly strict environmental regulations, the industry is now turning toward the use of cleaner fuels such as LNG and more recently other low flashpoint


ABS Reflects on Strong 2015 Performance

Christopher Wiernicki (Photo: ABS)

153rd meeting of the classification society highlights class-centric strategy and vision for the future of class   ABS held its Annual Meeting on April 26, 2016 in New York, where Chairman, President & CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki reported that “2015 was a year of moving forward


Singapore Revokes Two Bunker Licenses

Photo: Vermont UM Bunkering

 Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) have revoked two bunker suppliers' license to operate in the world's top bunker port.    The two companies have, according to the authority, violated the terms and conditions for bunker activities in the port.  


Pressure Steady on LNG Shipping Rates -Drewry

LNG shipowners will have to wait until 2018 for earnings to improve, when the majority of new US plants are expected to come online, according to the latest edition of the LNG Forecaster report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.


TOTE LNG Bunker Barge : Crew Training Program

GTT subsidiaries, GTT North America, Inc. and GTT Training Ltd, announce the award of the first contract of its kind for the development and implementation of a comprehensive LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) training program for the 2,200 m3 LNG Bunker Barge currently under construction at Conrad


WSS Offers ‘One Stop Shop’ Approach to Bunkering

(Photo: WSS)

 Ship operators who rely on a myriad of companies for their global bunkering needs are wasting time, money and energy, with no guarantee of standardized quality of products and services, says Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS). In an industry defined by tight margins and cost constraints this


IBIA Develops Bunkering Procedure Guidelines

A set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for surveyors has been developed by the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) to help the industry manage new regulations, standardize best practice and build trust in the market, IBIA announced.  






 
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