Oil washes up onto Singapore beaches after allison between dredger and bunker vessel

Clean-up operations are underway in Singapore following an oil spill resulting from the allision on Friday between the dredger, Vox Maxima, and bunker vessel, Marine Honour. Patches of oil and light sheens have been observed off Pasir Panjang Terminal and along Tanjong, Palawan, and Siloso Beach on...


Sohar Port to extend biofuel bunkering project

Oman’s Sohar Port has become one of the first ports in the Middle East to use biofuel bunkering for tugboat operations. After receiving its first delivery of biofuel, bunkering with B20 – a mixture of 80% diesel and 20% biofuel – began as a trial for Tug Sohar. However, the port has confirmed the project is now set to be extended to all tugboats at the port, in collaboration with tugboat operator Svitzer, biofuel supplier Woqod and bunker service provider Hormuz Marine.

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Fuel price spread at lows rarely experienced during the global sulphur cap era

The price spread between high and low sulphur fuel oil (HSFO and VLSFO) are at lows rarely seen since the advent of the global sulphur cap at the start of the year 2020.  The price spread between shipping’s top fuel – known as the Hi5 – stands at around $67 today, eroding the premium earnings …


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