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Industry News

Industry News

Latest developments from around the global marine fuel sector

One million tonnes of bunkers “are off spec” Off-specification and non-compliant fuels, totalling more than a million tonnes a year, can cost ship operators as much as $50,000 per incident according to a new report.

“make it more vital than ever that ship operators receive the correct advice and oversight on bunker procurement and refuelling operations”.

December 6, 2022

MOL sets up $2.6 million Mauritius charity

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has established the MOL Charitable Trust in Mauritius “as part of its benevolent and philanthropic actions to support activities for the public benefits of Mauritius and its people to address the impacts of the oil spill” to mitigate the damage caused by spilt bunkers when the bulk carrier Wakashio grounded on the island nation's coast in July 2020.

The ship was on charter from a subsidiary of Nagashiki Shipping Co. In a statement MOL said…

January 5, 2022


Trafigura commits to 25% cut in emissions intensity

Singapore-based commodity trader, and major shipping and bunker markets player, Trafigura has announced a target to reduce the intensity of its total shipping emissions by 25% by 2030, compared to an IMO 2019 adjusted baseline.

The target encompasses over 70% of Trafigura’s reported Scope 3 emissions in 2020 and will see the emissions intensity profile of the Group’s owned and third-party leased shipping fleet decline by 48% compared to the 2008 IMO industry baseline.

December 23, 2021

Adding carbon capture

Shipowner orders SOx scrubber with potential for retrofit to remove CO2

May 15, 2023

CC unit installed on a K Lione vessel ©K LIne
CC unit installed on a K Lione vessel ©K LIne

Carbon capture depends on economic case

New LR report indicates adoption of onboard carbon capture systems is dependent on the economic feasibility for maritime supply chain stakeholders

May 10, 2023

Biofuel 'insetting'

GoodShipping and Samskip offer shippers CO2 reduction

May 8, 2023

Switch to Zero particpants show off their cerificates ©RoyBorghoutsFotografie-280323
Switch to Zero particpants show off their cerificates ©RoyBorghoutsFotografie-280323
Bunker measuring system mandatory in Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Rotterdam ©Ries van Wendel de Joode
Bunker measuring system mandatory in Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Rotterdam ©Ries van Wendel de Joode

Mandatory measuring
for ARA ports

Authorities for Rotterdam, Antwerp and Zeebrugge and plan to make the bunker market “more reliable” in move welcomed by IBIA

March 8, 2023

Cruising along

The use of biofuels is increasing and technology is being developed to meet the specific requirements of this new fuel

March 5, 2023

Goodfuels bunkers AIDAprima with 100% biofuel. ©Goodfuels
Goodfuels bunkers AIDAprima with 100% biofuel. ©Goodfuels
Nigel Draffin
30 Years LOGO

IBIA, how did we get here?

Nigel Draffin recalls the International Bunker Industry Association’s first 30 years

February 15, 2023

Burning hydrogen

Shell and Alfa Laval in hydrogen boil-off gas project

February 12, 2023

INNOVATION Alfa Laval Gas Combustion Unit
These ships will be will be part of the world’s first full-scale carbon capture and storage value chain. ©Northern Lights.
These ships will be will be part of the world’s first full-scale carbon capture and storage value chain. ©Northern Lights.

Support for carbon removal

New report highlights “crucial” role of CO2 removal in global decarbonisation

February 10, 2023

Going with the wind

New design of rotor sail to provide wind-assisted propulsion

December 22, 2022

KR has awarded design approval for Hyundai Heavy Industrys Hi-Rotor. ©KR
Azane Fuel Solutions floating bunker terminal. ©Azane

Taking on ammonia

The bunkering terminals that will be required for the widespread use of ammonia as a marine fuel are starting to emerge

December 14, 2022

Going for 100%

New ro-ro design concept based entirely on compressed hydrogen as fuel

December 10, 2022

Pic for Fuel Cells
The new Wärtsilä 25 medium-speed 4-stroke engine, ©Wartsila
The new Wärtsilä 25 medium-speed 4-stroke engine, ©Wartsila

Ready for anything

With many uncertainties surrounding the choice of alternative fuels to achieve decarbonisation, projects are underway to ensure expensive marine engines have the flexibility to use a range of fuels

December 9, 2022

Two-stroke challenge

Chevron supplies first stem of 40 BN

Category II lube oil

December 8, 2022

Lubricants. Clean Piston.
Clean piston - It is vital for cylinder oils that have Category II status to have excellent performance, centred on their cleaning ability. ©Chevron

Major survey looks into need for bunker licensing

IBIA, supported by BIMCO, launch survey to assess industry views on licensing and Mass Flow Meters as tools to improve transparency in the marine fuel sector

February 8, 2022

Keeping the digital ship safe

Modern bunker ‘barges’ are in reality high tech ships with increasingly sophisticated electronic systems on board

February 10, 2022

©International Chamber of Shipping

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