The Bunkerspot Update 31/10/2018





EUROPE: Global player enters marine consultancy sector

Exponent, the Silicon Valley-headquartered engineering and scientific consulting firm, has created a new London-based team to focus on key marine issues, including digitalisation, IMO 2020, bunker quality and disputes, and predictive analysis technologies used to prevent losses at sea.

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GLOBAL: ExxonMobil details rigorous ‘fit-for-use’ strategy in development of 0.50% sulphur fuels

As well as ensuring that its new IMO 2020 compliant fuels comply with the ISO 8217:2017 specification, the oil major says that it also considers fuel compatibility, stability and combustion properties as further essential criteria in the development of its fuel formulations.

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AMERICAS: Bunker volumes slip at Panama Canal

A total of 673,077 metric tonnes of marine fuel were delivered at the Panama Canal during August and September, 7.7% down on the 729,783 mt supplied during the same two months in 2017.

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GLOBAL: WFS provides progress report on restructuring strategy

The company says that it anticipates that the majority of its restructuring activities will be completed in 2019.

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EUROPE: Skangas inks LNG agreement with Gothia Tanker Alliance

The agreement to supply LNG as fuel applies to current as well as future vessels with LNG propulsion.

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EVENT FOCUS: V-Tracks Seminar, 4-5 December, London

This two-day seminar is designed to provide practical knowledge of how to use, implement and optimise vessel tracking and monitoring solutions.

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