• 2019 July 19 09:50

    MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 19

    MABUX World Bunker Index (consists of a range of prices for 380 HSFO, 180 HSFO and MGO (Gasoil) in the main world hubs) continued moderate downward evolution on July 18:

    380 HSFO - USD/MT - 427.85 (-5.32)
    180 HSFO - USD/MT - 463.04 (-4.47)
    MGO - USD/MT - 659.30 (-6.38)


    Meantime, world oil indexes also fell on Jul.18, weighed down by an expectation that crude output would rise in the Gulf of Mexico following last week’s hurricane in the region.

    Brent for September settlement decreased by $1.73 to $61.93 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. West Texas Intermediate for August delivery fell by $1.48 to $55.30 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The Brent benchmark traded at the premium of $6.63 to WTI. Gasoil for August lost $14.00.

    Today morning oil indexes have turned into upward correction.

    U.S. offshore oil and gas production has continued to return to service since Hurricane Barry passed through the Gulf of Mexico last week, triggering platform evacuations and output cuts. Royal Dutch Shell, a top Gulf producer, resumed about 80% of its average daily production in the region.

    Meantime, renewed Sino-U.S. trade tensions were also cited as a headwind. U.S. President Donald Trump accused Beijing of not buying U.S. farm products as agreed and said a trade deal with China might not be concluded in the near term. The president also threatened to slap additional tariffs on Chinese goods.

    Facing vigorously enforced U.S. sanctions directed principally on oil, Iran is focussing on the less targeted strategic areas in its hydrocarbons business, notably continuing to develop its gas sector and building out its petchems and related capacity. One such area is the generation of sufficient gasoline at least to meet its own needs, as its reliance on other countries during the previous sanctions era was seen as a national humiliation. Despite the worsening sanctions environment, Iran is now not only self-sufficient for gasoline but is rolling out plans to allow it to export the product.

    Risk Intelligence has warned that the attacks against tankers off Fujairah in May and in the Gulf of Oman in June are likely to be a part of a larger plan by Iran’s government, involving strikes against targets that are somewhat linked to the United States and its Arab allies. Risk Intelligence noted that the situation has had a direct impact on the threat to shipping operations in the Persian Gulf. The Company has published a whitepaper which includes several scenarios outlining the potential impact on shipping operations in the Persian Gulf over the coming months, highlighting the need for contingency plans and relevant mitigation measures.

    Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said on Jul.18 that it seized a foreign oil tanker, which it claims was smuggling 1 million liters of fuel near the island of Larak in the Persian Gulf on Sunday. The recent Middle East conflict come amid reports of a softening rhetoric between Iran and the U.S. officials, which could push crude and fuel prices higher as new supplies hit the market if energy-export sanctions are lifted. However, market mostly expressed skepticism about a near-term Tehran-Washington resolution, with testiness between the countries providing support for energy prices.

    Russia’s oil production in the past few days has recovered to the ceiling that Moscow has pledged in the OPEC+ deal. Russia’s oil production in the first days of July averaged 10.79 million bpd, the lowest level since August 2016, when production stood at 10.71 million bpd. Despite the rise in the June production, Russia was still complying, for a second month in a row, with its pledge under the OPEC+ deal in which it vowed to reduce production by 230,000 bpd from October’s post-Soviet record level of 11.421 million bpd, to 11.191 million bpd.

    We expect bunker prices may continue downward trend today in a range of minus 8-12 USD.




2019 August 17

14:24 Kinder Morgan announces additional projects to enhance capabilities at Houston Ship Channel Facilities
13:31 Damen Shipyards Cape Town joins Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association
12:28 CMA CGM announces rate restoration for Asia to West Africa trade
11:32 APL informs on voil sailing on Asia-Indian Subcontinent Service in August
10:58 Pre-commissioned USCG's Cutter Midgett makes second cocaine seizure within five days

2019 August 16

18:16 Port of Vyborg volumes in Jan-Jul plummet 29% to 687,700 tons
18:06 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from East Asia to North Europe and Mediterranean
17:36 Norwegian Encore leaves MEYER WERFT's building dock
17:06 Balltec secures North Sea decommissioning contract from Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland
16:35 Canada Infrastructure Bank signs MoU with the Port of Montreal on Contrecoeur port expansion project
16:05 Vår Energi AS awarded an EPCI contract to Rosenberg Worley AS
16:03 Low-sulphur marine fuel sales by Gazprom Neft in the first half of the year increased by 11% to 121,400 tonnes
15:48 Samsung Heavy to advance smart ship technology in cooperation with equipment producers
15:36 Throughout of oil port Primorsk in Jan-Jul 2019 increased 14% to 35.74 million tonnes
15:14 New mid-year record for container volumes through the Port of Vancouver
15:11 USCG repatriates 25 migrants to the Dominican Republic
14:27 Port of Vysotsk throughput in January-July rose 7% to 11.14 million tonnes
14:10 Austal signs A$126 mln contract to export two Cape Class Patrol Boats
13:14 Seven-month cargo volumes of Port of Ust-Luga increase 10% to 62 million tonnes (update)
13:05 NORDEN signs multiple long-term global contracts
12:05 APM Terminals Poti to implement uninterrupted 24/7 operations
11:39 Port of St. Petersburg seven-month volumes rise 2% to 35 million tonnes (update)
11:05 Steel cutting ceremony for the next AIDA LNG cruise ship at MEYER WERFT
10:48 Tekmar Energy selected for Formosa 1 Phase 2
10:44 Port of Hamburg seaborne cargo throughput up 4.1 percent to 69.4 million tons in H1 2019
09:55 Crude futures prices tend upward again: Brent Crude rises to $ 58,88, WTI – to $ 55,16
09:34 Baltic Dry Index leaps 97pts to 2047 points
09:27 Bunker prices show mixed movements at Port of St. Petersburg
08:41 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 16

2019 August 15

18:48 Seven-month box throughput of Ukraine’s seaports leaps 20% to 545.800 TEUs
18:05 Huntington Ingalls Industries announces leadership changes at shipyards
17:05 Scandlines installs Norsepower’s Rotor Sail solution on board hybrid ferry
16:43 Kinder Morgan announces additional projects to enhance capabilities at Houston Ship Channel facilities
16:35 Kalmar service expertise to enhance safety, performance and productivity at OPCSA’s Las Palmas terminal
16:33 Global Dredging Forum in London to address all current aspects of capital and maintenance dredging as expansion opportunity
16:05 Wilhelmsen Ship Management awarded two supramaxes from Stove Shipping AS
15:47 Neste introduces a new IMO2020-compliant low-sulphur marine fuel
15:43 Stena Bulk's CEO appeals directly to the Leaders of India, Russia, Latvia & the Philippines
14:33 Rotterdam Polymer Hub construction starts
14:20 A.P. Moller - Maersk reports strong improvements in earnings in Q2
14:01 Tuapse Sea Commercial Port JSC 1H net profit drops 3.3 times to RUB 1bn
13:52 Port of Oslo speaker to join Int'l Baltic Transport Forum, Sept. 11
13:05 RS supports PortNews сonference on icebreaking and service fleet, to be held prior to NEVA-2019 trade fair
13:02 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
12:06 LUGAPORT terminal construction kicks off at Port of Ust-Luga
12:03 MOL transports fire engines to Paraguay
11:03 Jan De Nul bags 600MW Kriegers Flak contract
10:17 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
10:01 Crude futures prices continue to decline: Brent Crude – to $ 59,09, WTI – to $ 54,92
09:57 Latest frigate Admiral Kasatonov enters shipbuilder’s trials final phase
09:12 Baltic Dry Index leaps by 4.61% to hit 1950-pts mark
08:42 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 15

2019 August 14

23:00 Sergey Mazokhin takes helm at Nordic Engineering JSC
18:09 Icebreaker Novorossiysk escorts Silver Explorer along the Northern Sea Route
18:05 OOCL revises Trans-Pacific service
17:23 Moscord to add Schneider Electric Marine Product Line
16:35 Wärtsilä turns to startups to help solve some of the biggest problems in the maritime industry
16:05 Round table on import substitution in Russian shipbuilding sector slated to be held on August 29 in St. Petersburg
16:04 HHLA H1 2019 performance report: growth with sustainable success
15:33 Wilhelmsen Ship Management awarded two supramaxes from Stove Shipping AS