• 2019 September 20 10:52

    IBIA and S&P Global Platts collaborate to help shipping industry comply with IMO 2020

    The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) and S&P Global Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, have agreed on a collaboration agreement to help market participants across the shipping ecosystem prepare ahead of the implementation of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) low sulfur marine fuel regulations in January 2020, IBIA says in a press release.

    Under the terms of the agreement, Platts and IBIA will offer shipping industry market participants:

    Joint webinars series – to update and educate IBIA members and S&P Global Platts clients on practical market related developments ahead of IMO 2020 implementation, featuring speakers from both organizations.
    Price assessments and data insight – Platts will provide IBIA with complementary access to its bunker data and insights including Bunkerwire and its full suite of 0.50% Marine Fuel Oil price assessments to help inform and add transparency to IBIA research.
    Platts Market On Close demonstrations – complementary tours to help IBIA members around the world understand the Platts MOC, the process which ensures Platts price assessments reflect market value through a robust and transparent methodology based on tested market data.
    Global conference collaboration – including the provision of Platts Pricing and Analytics speakers and IBIA experts at IMO related conferences
    Platts IMO 2020 insight to be made available to IBIA members including white paper research, news and analysis.

    Unni Einemo, Director of IBIA and its representative at the IMO said: “We are very pleased to work with S&P Global Platts in bringing industry stakeholders the tools they need to manage the transition to IMO 2020. IBIA has been heavily engaged in working at the IMO to help develop guidelines for effective implementation, including preparations such as tank cleaning contained in the IMO’s Ship Implementation Plan, and recently in a Joint Industry Project to develop guidance on the safe supply and use of compliant fuels. Through this new collaboration, we will also have access to market data and analysis from a trusted partner.”

    Vera Blei, Global Director, Head of Oil Markets, S&P Global Platts said: “We are delighted to strengthen our close partnership with IBIA which aligns with our ongoing commitment to support the global shipping community as it transitions towards IMO 2020. The transparency offered by our full suite of Marine Fuel 0.5% and HSFO price assessments together with the in-depth market insight provided by our global News and Analytics teams plays an important role in helping the industry understand and comply with what many consider to be the most disruptive change in living memory.”

    The premium of 0.5% marine fuel to high sulfur fuel oil in Europe has grown this year as preparations continue in earnest for the implementation of the new sulfur cap.

    The FOB Rotterdam Marine Fuel 0.5% barges were assessed at a $69.75/mt premium January 2, the first day of Platts 0.5% Marine Fuel assessments but increased during August to a premium closer to $210/mt. Contributing to the increase in the 0.5% vs.3.5% spread was increased demand causing a firming of the Platts 0.5% Marine Fuel assessments ahead of the January 2020 implementation, while softening of the 3.5% high sulfur fuel oil driven by falling demand for bunker fuel, with market participants less inclined to utilize storage options.

    In Asia, Singapore premiums for Marine Fuel 0.5% to the Mean of Platts Singapore 380 CST high sulfur fuel oil reached as high as $135.00/mt in June, with the premium on September 1 around $120/mt. According to traders the relatively large amount of 0.5% being stored in large tankers near Singapore, in addition to in land-based storage tanks, and the relatively low demand levels were the reason for the decline in the premium of 0.5% over 3.5% from June to September.




2019 October 20

16:05 EDPR and Aker Solutions to develop 500MW floating wind farm in Ulsan, South Korea
15:25 Coast Guard updates port conditions in Gulf Coast region
14:47 Siemens Gamesa bags three new contracts for 359 MW in Chile
13:41 Fincantieri begins project for stretching three small cruise ships of Windstar
12:34 MSC introduces new Spanish rail service for reefer cargo
11:03 USCG, Mexican Navy search for overdue aircraft in Gulf of Mexico
10:12 DOE authorizes LNG exports from the Venture Global Plaquemines LNG Project

2019 October 19

16:12 Bibby Marine appoints Helen Samuels to lead the company into its next phase of development
14:58 Med Marine is building new concept ice class tugs for Svitzer
12:34 Sohar Port & Freezone inaugurate new Svitzer pilot boat duo
11:44 USCG offloads more than $92 million worth of cocaine in San Diego
10:49 Singapore company slapped with NOK 7 million fine in the Harrier case

2019 October 18

19:19 New port icebreaker named Ob delivered to FSUE Atomflot
18:54 Port Kolomna hosted ceremony of consecration for pusher tug named Sergey Kladko
18:31 RF Ministry of Transport to expand area banned for navigation near Crimea bridge
18:12 Northwest Seaport Alliance’s Clean Truck Program earns AAPA environmental award
17:57 NUTEP Container Terminal handled three millionth TEU since its operations started in 2004
17:38 Expert RA affirms its ‘ruA’ non-financial company credit rating on DeloPorts
17:13 Port of Virginia buys 25 new hybrid shuttle carriers
17:00 First grain shipment via Sabetta port expected in July 2020 – RF Ministry of Agriculture
16:46 Onezhsky Shipyard delivers buoy tender of Project 3265 named Ladozhsky
16:20 ERMA FIRST invests in METIS Cyberspace Technology
15:45 International organizations unite at IMO
15:14 "K" LINE, MOL, & NYK share data with ONE through the common data platform "IoS-OP"
14:49 Main engines loaded onto lead ship of PV22 project at Nevsky Shipyard
14:12 ESPO publishes European port sector’s Environmental Report 2019
13:53 Blagoveshchensk shipyard resumed construction of modernized seiners of Project 1338
13:32 Total launches its first LNG bunker vessel
13:12 SBM Offshore successful bidder for partner’s minority ownership in SBM Offshore operated FPSO companies
12:54 BIMCO submits proposals to IMO to enhance exchange and harmonization of data
12:31 MSC rules out Arctic exploration on environmental concerns
12:01 British Ports Association publishes new assessment of business environment ahead of annual conference in Belfast
11:30 Port of Antwerp volume up 1.1% in September 2019
11:05 DNV GL awards AiP certificates to HHI for three types of standard mid-sized FPSOs
10:37 RF Navy’s cruiser Marshal Ustinov completes business call to Cyprus
10:03 Hapag-Lloyd announces GRI from East Asia to East Coast South America
09:54 Bunker prices are flat at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:36 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,861 points
09:18 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.50% to $59.61, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.13% to $53.86
09:01 APM Terminals launches global customer alerts solution
08:42 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Oct 18
08:05 MOL introduces AR Navigation System at Maritime Conference in Dubai
07:52 The European shipping industry urges the EU to bolster maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea

2019 October 17

18:12 World's first emission-free push boat “Elektra” to have SCHOTTEL propulsion units
17:47 Five vessels call at the port of Brussels to show technological solutions to cut CO2 and air emissions
17:45 Nexans celebrates the next step in the construction of its Aurora cable installation vessel
17:43 Lotos shipyard delivers non-self-propelled cargo pontoon of Project GRPN
17:41 DFDS takes delivery of third Chinese-built RoRo
17:19 RroZero rolls out new 12m Site-Management boat for fish farming markets
16:14 North Sea Port offers online liner services
15:50 Ships detachment of RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet arrive on business call to Kingdom of Thailand
15:26 Maldives received maritime security training from IMO on the ISPS Code
15:02 Maritime policy for sustainable development was in focus of IMO national workshop in Chile
14:37 IMO workshop helps put maritime development in Africa’s mainstream
14:11 VT Halter Marine launches first US-flagged offshore LNG bunker ATB barge for Q-LNG
13:25 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:01 Port of Oakland container volume up 3.1 percent in September 2019
12:41 Thordon to supply propeller shaft bearings for MSC Cruises' third Seaside class cruise ship
12:08 Oboronlogistics launched new shipping line linking ports of Novorossiysk, Tartus, Alexandria and Samsun
11:39 NIBULON MAX made her first cargo trip