• 2019 February 22 12:30

    Port of Rotterdam bunker figures down to 9.5 million m3 in 2018

    In 2018, the sale of bunker oil - fuel for shipping - in the Rotterdam bunker port decreased from 9.9 million m3 to 9.5 million m3. The decrease can almost entirely be ascribed to the decline in sales of heavy fuel oil from 8.3 million m3 to 7.9 million m3. The throughput of LNG - liquefied natural gas - as bunker fuel increased considerably from 1,500 to 9,500 tonnes, Port of Rotterdam said in its release.

    The Port of Rotterdam Authority suspects that the decline in bunker volumes in Europe’s largest bunker port is a consequence of the increased scale and use of modern vessels in container shipping. Supplies to container ships account for approximately 70 per cent of the total Rotterdam bunker market.

    These days, LNG bunkering in Rotterdam is business as usual. As well as Titan LNG, Shell and Anthony Veder have now also registered as LNG bunker specialists in the Rotterdam port. The Port Authority is expecting to have ten suppliers within five years and a considerable increase in LNG bunkering.

    The introduction of the so-called ‘Timetobunker App’ was successful. The Port Authority started a trial last summer with bunker specialists VT Group, Unibarge, Titan LNG, FTS Hoftrans and Transnational Blenders, for digital bunker registration via this specially-developed application. The app is now available to other bunker suppliers, and the ‘Timetobunker App’ is also live.

    Bunker specialists in the Port of Rotterdam are obliged to report to the Port Authority prior to commencing each bunkering operation. Until now, this took place via VHF. As some 20,000 bunkering operations take place each year, being able to register these online enables the majority of the processes to be automated and enables more efficient operations. The application also allows the report to be submitted to both the Port Authority and Customs (optional) at the same time.

    From 2015 in Rotterdam ships may sail only with fuels with max. 0.1% sulfur. The port of Rotterdam is in a so-called Emission Control Area (ECA). From January 2020 new rules will apply to permitted sulphur levels in fuel for shipping. We welcome this. According to the international regulations set by the IMO, International Maritime Organization, the permitted level will then be 0.5%. The current maximum sulphur level in shipping fuels is 3.5 percent. This means that shipping needs to either install emission-reducing systems or switch to a cleaner fuel such as LNG - which doesn’t contain sulphur.

    The oil product refineries and storage terminals in Rotterdam are preparing themselves for the delivery and storage of so-called VLSFO (very low sulphur fuel oil), which contains the required 0.5% sulphur. In the past week, the market signalled the delivery of the first VLSFO bunkers in Rotterdam.




2019 August 26

09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,168 points
09:08 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
08:08 OOIL announces 2019 interim results

2019 August 25

15:08 IMO: Protecting marine biodiversity in the East Indian Ocean
13:19 SCHOTTEL propulsion systems part of Norled’s path towards green future
12:38 Eastern Shipbuilding delivers fifth vessel since Hurricane Michael
11:45 GRS signs strategic partnership with SerFac
10:35 USCG halts illegal charter in Miami

2019 August 24

15:44 Vattenfall inaugurates Scandinavia’s largest offshore wind farm
14:42 Eastern Shipbuilding delivers the CAPT. JIM McALLISTER with a USCG Sub-M COI to McAllister Towing
13:26 Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale yields more than $159m in high bids, continues Upward Trend Under Trump Administration USDoI
11:38 Grieg Star takes delivery Supramax vessel the Star Damon
10:58 DNV GL launches renewables certification operations in U.S.

2019 August 23

18:36 Bridge parts transported for second Theemsweg route bridge
18:06 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East and South Africa, Indian Ocean
17:55 Onezhsky Shipyard launches TSHD Yury Maslyukov
17:36 First CLEANBU wet-dry cargo switch with significant positive environmental impact
17:20 Atomflot and Baltiysky Zavod sign agreement on construction of fourth and fifth nuclear-powered icebreakers of Project 22220
17:05 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Middle East Gulf
16:45 MPI Resolution started blade repair campaign in offshore wind farm
16:35 PIL’s fleet attains Environmental Ship Index (ESI) certification
16:05 Botlek becomes Vopak's styrene hub
15:44 First-of-a-kind floating nuclear power unit Akademik Lomonosov leaves Murmansk for Pevek
15:23 CMA CGM will not use the Northern Sea Route
15:17 Vessel powered by ABB Azipod® propulsion reaches North Pole for the first time in history
15:13 NOVATEK’s Board recommends 1H 2019 dividend
14:47 PGNiG Group posts more than PLN 22.6bn in revenue for H1 2019
14:16 BC Ferries supports whale research at Galiano Island
13:52 Marsden Point, New Zealand tops BIMCO Terminal Vetting Report
13:29 Missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov entered Mediterranean Sea
13:08 Boskalis half year result 2019 tainted by offshore projects
12:34 Sevastopol Sea Port to be subsidized with RUB 54 million by municipal government
12:08 Bibby HydroMap commences second UXO survey for Vattenfall
11:40 Tests of unique replenishment system of Akademik Pashin tanker successfully completed
11:08 DP World Liège Container Terminal boosts eco-efficiency with Konecranes
10:55 Eesti Energia to use Klaipėda LNG terminal services
10:26 Hamburg, Germany to host 15th Arctic Shipping Summit on 4-5 December 2019
10:07 Bridge parts transported for second Theemsweg route bridge
09:53 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.1% to $55.98, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.01% to $55.35
09:34 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,118 points
09:07 Damen wins UX Design Award for Human Machine Interface for Tugs
08:35 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning August, 23
08:07 World’s largest all-electric ferry completes its maiden trip

2019 August 22

18:04 Australian Maritime College and KONGSBERG eye potential for VR training with renewed support program
17:39 Nordic Engineering sponsors roundtable meeting “Import Substitution in Russian Shipbuilding: Ambition and Reality”
17:04 DOF Subsea issues Financial Report for 2nd quarter of 2019
16:47 Karelia proposed construction of deep-water freight and passenger port Kem’
16:25 Bunker prices go down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
16:04 Navios Acquisition reports results for H1 2019
15:53 PJSC TransContainer reports its Financial Results under IFRS for 6M'2019
15:12 ReCAAP ISC has released Guidance on Abduction of Crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and Waters off Eastern Sabah
15:04 Essar Ports expects to meet 60 MT target for FY20
14:31 Höegh LNG announces interim results for the quarter and half year ended 30 June 2019
14:14 Peel Ports takes important step towards being Brexit ready
13:56 Yamal LNG shipped twenty million tons
13:35 Arctic block of Far East Investment and Export Agency headed by Dmitry Fishkin
13:13 Sea Machines successfully deploys industry’s first autonomous spill-response vessel
12:28 Fire onboard MV Pyotr Tchaikovsky kills one in Saint-Petersburg
12:13 Frontera Offshore and DOF Subsea join forces for the Subsea Construction and IMR Mexican market