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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


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


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


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


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.


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? 


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


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


Stolt-Nielsen Q4 Profit Misses Forecast

A Stolt Tanker underway (Stolt-Nielson)

Shipping firm Stolt-Nielsen reported fourth quarter earnings below forecasts on Thursday and said it was concerned about the outlook for the chemical tanker market, even as lower fuel prices would help operations. Stolt-Nielsen's fourth quarter net profit fell to $13.1 million from $35


Sweden-Poland Maritime Link Improved

The EU's TEN-T Program will co-fund with over €2 million the development of the sea ports of Trelleborg (Sweden) and Świnoujście (Poland), to increase their competitiveness and sustainability, as well as improve the maritime link between both countries.  


Danish Port Gets EU Funding for LNG Bunkering

Image: Port of Hirtshals in Denmark

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


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


BP Remains Singapore's Top Marine Fuel Supplier

Image: BP Singapore

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


GTT, Conrad Shipyard Ink Deal for LNG Barges and Bunker Tanks

GTT signs license agreement with Conrad Shipyard for membrane containment systems for LNG barges and bunker tanks   Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) announced that its U.S. subsidiary, GTT North America, has signed a Technical Assistance and License Agreement (TALA) with U.S


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


Singapore's Maritime Industry Reports Strong Performance

Image: Port of Singapore

Singapore continues to be the world's top bunkering port, while its annual vessel arrival tonnage also saw growth in 2014, according to advance estimates announced by Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew. The Port of Singapore maintained its position as one of the busiest in the world as it recorded


Fairmount Delivers Cargo Barge to Allseas

Photo: Fairmount Marine

Large cargo barge Iron Lady 1 has been delivered to Allseas in Rotterdam by oceangoing tug Fairmount Alpine.   Barge Iron Lady 1, which measures 200 meters long and 58 meters wide, was delivered after a voyage of 14,800 nautical miles at an average speed of 6.5 knots


Pacific Basin Issues Profit Warning

Image courtesy: Pacific Basin Shipping

 Dry bulk shipowner Pacific Basin Shipping announced a total of US$132 million (HK$1 billion) impairment charges on chartered-in vessel contracts and bunker fuel swaps.   The Hong Kong-listed company informed the stock exchange that  it took US$101 million provisions mainly


Shippers Take Measures to Limit OW Bunker Fallout

Shipping firms have paid millions of dollars into U.S. accounts to prevent their vessels from being detained due to non-payment of bills for fuel supplied by the bankrupt OW Bunker, indicating the impact from the collapse of the Danish firm was spreading.


Containers Profit Up Thanks to Low Slot Cost

Image courtesy: Maersk

In spite of record vessel deliveries the container shipping profitability is expected to improve in 2015, driven by lower unit costs. The global fleet is expected to grow 7.2% in 2015, a faster pace than demand which is forecast to expand at a more modest 5.3%.   


Matson Lowers Fuel Surcharge

Picture: Matson Inc

Continuing decreases in bunker fuel prices has prompted Matson to drop its fuel-related surcharge by 4 percentage points. Matson announced it will lower its fuel surcharge for service to Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Micronesia, effective Sunday.  


Tanker Oil Spills Notches New 5-year Low

ITOPF Graph

A new five-year low in oil spills from tank­ers reported by the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF), as the average for 2010-2014 falls to 1.8 large spills per year.   During the year, ITOPF recorded 1 large spill of bitumen (over 3


Blount to Build Bunkering Tanker for NY-NJ Harbor

Image courtesy of Blount Boats

Blount Boats signed a contract with American Petroleum & Transport, Inc. to construct a 79x23 foot, double hull, steel, fuel bunkering tanker for service in New York Harbor and New Jersey. The vessel, designed by Farrell & Norton Naval Architects






 
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