• 2019 June 19 09:38

    MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, June 19

    The Bunker Review was contributed by Marine Bunker Exchange

    MABUX World Bunker Index (consists of a range of prices for 380 HSFO, 180 HSFO and MGO (Gasoil) in the main world hubs) declined on June. 18

    380 HSFO - USD/MT 381.82 (-2.07)
    180 HSFO - USD/MT 422.74 (-1.32)
    MGO - USD/MT 635.75 (-2.44)


    Meantime, world oil indexes demonstrated upward changes on June 18

    Brent for August settlement increased by $1.20 to $62.14 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. West Texas Intermediate for July delivery rose by $1.97 to $53.90 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The Brent benchmark traded at the premium of 8.24 to WTI. Gasoil for July delivery increased by $4.50.

    Today indexes continue to rise as OPEC edges closer to agreeing on meeting date

    OPEC and non-OPEC states are discussing holding meetings on July 10-12 in Vienna, a date range proposed by Iran. OPEC itself, however, is considering meeting on July 1-2 though it is still saying meeting will be held on June 25-26 on its website.

    Meanwhile, reports that China and the U.S. would resume trade talks after a stalemate were also cited as supportive for the markets. President Donald Trump said he would hold an extensive meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit later this month. The Chinese side has not confirmed a meeting would take place. Chinese state media said Xi agreed to the meeting and emphasized in the call that economic and trade disputes should be solved through dialogue. The U.S.-China trade war has been one of the biggest negatives for oil this year, threatening the global economy with recession and reduced demand for energy. .

    Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the United States have mounted since the last week oil tanker attacks, which Washington has blamed on Tehran. Iran has denied involvement. Trump said he was prepared to take military action to stop Tehran having a nuclear bomb but left open whether he would sanction the use of force to protect Gulf oil supplies. Iran on June,17 said it would breach internationally agreed curbs on its stock of low-enriched uranium within 10 days, adding that European nations still had time to save a landmark nuclear deal.

    Expectations that the Federal Reserve was working on a rate cut to safeguard the U.S. economy from recession also bolstered sentiment.

    Oil prices received additional support from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's vow to cut interest rates if necessary to support the European economy and reports that Saudi Arabia has been putting new pressure on fellow OPEC members and allies to extend their agreement on output restraint.

    Looking ahead, market’s attention will turn to the weekly crude inventories report from the government's Energy Information Administration, which is due later in the day. It is expected that dataset due on Wednesday could show the first strong drawdowns in crude since early May. U.S. crude inventories likely fell by 2.03 million barrels during the week ended June 14, offsetting almost all of the 2.21 million-barrel build seen in the previous week.

    According to American Petroleum Institute U.S. crude stocks fell by 812,000 barrels last week to 482 million.

    We expect bunker prices to demonstrate upward changes today: 3-5 USD up for IFO, 2-4 USD up for MGO.




2019 October 23

18:36 GTMaritime protects onboard cyber security in record numbers
18:02 Tokyo MOU accepted Panama as the 21st member authority
17:35 Rosmorrechflot suggests providing subsidies and privileges to ship owners using LNG
17:02 Teekay and Teekay LNG announce resolution to China LNG joint venture issues
16:52 Damen signs contract with Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works for third ASD Tug 2009
16:43 Side event on Women in Fisheries held at Torremolinos Ministerial Conference
16:21 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 11,770 in RF spot market
16:02 Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean and Government of St. Lucia sign MoU
15:37 Yxney Maritime and Grieg Connect team up with the NOx Fund to build digital emissions infrastructure
15:02 Qatar Petroleum announces commencement of supply of Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil at Ras Laffan Industrial City Port
14:56 Ships of RF Navy’s Caspian Flotilla participated in strategic command post exercise
14:14 Port of Zeebrugge posts results for Q3 2019
13:13 Abu Dhabi Ports breaks ground on new waterfront destination
12:40 Association of Legal Entities of “Trans-Caspian International Transport Route” project held General Meeting in Tbilisi
12:12 Aker Solutions targets growth in low carbon and renewable energy
11:48 Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant delivered survey ship of Project 3330 built for Volga Basin
11:26 Technological infrastructure of Vostochny Port's Phase 3 highly appraised by Indian delegation
11:04 Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding deliveres a 66,000 dwt type bulk carrier to Tomaros Navigation, Liberia
10:32 ASCO held meeting with representatives of Australian and Chinese companies
10:09 The world’s largest offshore wind farm welcomes Jan De Nul’s Voltaire to the project
09:50 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping introduced a new edition of the Container Rules set
09:31 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,806 points
09:15 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.49% to $59.41, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.83% to $54.03
09:08 CMA CGM implements Winter Surcharge on imports into St Petersburg, Ust-Luga & Bronka (Russia)
08:53 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Oct 23
08:42 Europort 2019 launch led by shipowner summit

2019 October 22

18:09 Alfa Laval Aalborg boiler technology offers an easier path to LNG propulsion
17:53 NOVATEK issues update on Arc7 LNG tankers
17:30 Yxney Maritime and Grieg Connect team up with the NOx Fund to build digital emissions infrastructure
17:02 Total and Zhejiang Energy Group join forces to develop the growing low sulfur marine fuel market
16:48 North-Western Shipping Company carried 3.7 million tonnes of cargo in 9M’2019
16:25 Wärtsilä retrofit to reduce environmental impact of ferry operating in ecologically sensitive waters
16:02 McDermott International enters into agreement for up to $1.7 bln of new financing
15:41 Latest Damen FCS 3307 Patrol vessels for Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited arrive in Nigeria
15:27 Victor Chernomyrdin icebreaker successfully completed sea trials
15:02 Deltamarin signs design contracts with Merima
14:44 Pella shipyard started mooring trials for lead crab catching vessel of Project 03070
14:10 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Middle East Gulf
13:49 Patrol ship of RF Navy’s Black Sea Fleet left Greek port of Pylos
13:02 A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S upgrades EBITDA expectation for 2019
12:50 Marine Recruiting Agency trained 1,344 specialists for port and construction segments in 9M’19, up 14% YoY
12:28 DP World reports 1.1% gross like-for-like volume growth in 3Q 2019
12:26 ESPO congratulates port of Barcelona, Vigo and Baku for getting EcoPorts’ environmental management standard
12:01 Cook Islands, Sao Tome and Principe accede to Cape Town Agreement, 46 declare support
11:45 MPSV12 project vessel "Bahtemir" took part in emergency response exercises in the Gulf of Finland
11:22 3rd “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” conference kicks off in Moscow
11:13 Bio-based welding-gas production facility to open in the port of Amsterdam
10:44 CMA CGM announces PSS for cargo from Europe and the Mediterranean to Australia and New Zealand
10:20 BLRT Grupp’s Noblessner Homeport project wins in “Best Development Project of 2019” nomination
09:56 Poland's first training centre for port staff opened at the Port of Gdansk
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.22% to $58.83, Light Sweet Crude – fell by 0.26% to $53.37
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,846 points
08:31 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Oct 22

2019 October 21

18:25 Navios Acquisition announces $15 mln offering of common stock
18:02 Temasek subsidiary plans to acquire 30.55% of shares in Keppel
17:50 Two LNG-powered Sovcomflot tankers successfully completed voyages along Northern Sea Route
17:36 Anglo-Eastern signs Cyber MOU with Naval Dome
17:13 Guard ship "Yaroslav Mudry" of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet made business call in Limassol
17:05 Blockchain and DNA-based marine fuels tracking solution BunkerTrace goes live
17:02 Castor Maritime announces vessel acquisition