ASIA PACIFIC: ONE introduces LSFO surcharge in China
From 1 January, 2019, the shipping company will apply a low sulphur fuel oil surcharge of $15 per twenty-foot equivalent unit for all China export cargoes shipping via Shanghai, Ningbo and Nanjing.
GLOBAL: EGCSA responds to MPA’s decision to ban open loop scrubbers in Singapore
The scrubber industry association notes that: ‘It is disappointing that the Singapore MPA has been less than open about its plans and has not, as far as we can tell, based its decision on proven scientific findings.’
AMERICAS: MSC coughs up $630K for air quality violations
An investigation by the California Air Resources Board revealed more than 2,500 violations by the company across its Oakland and LA/LB fleets for failing to reduce auxiliary engine power generation by at least 50% and for exceeding limits for auxiliary engine run time as required by the At-Berth regulation.
ASIA PACIFIC: Hafnia Management makes Singapore hire
Kasper Sørensen has been appointed Bunker Manager at the group’s Singapore office.
ASIA PACIFIC: Momentum builds for Thai Oil’s Clean Fuel Project
Thailand’s largest oil refiner is looking to ramp up its production of jet fuel and diesel and cut back on bunker fuel oil and bitumen to meet anticipated increased demand from the aviation sector and from shipping after IMO 2020.
GLOBAL: Vladivostok bunker sales register 64% upswing
Total sales at the east Russian port and its offshore terminals between January-November this year were 1,034,400 metric tonnes, compared with 613,300 metric tonnes for the same period in 2017.