• 2019 November 12 17:05

    Peninsula Petroleum Group says is ready for IMO 2020

    On 1 January 2020, the International Maritime Organisation’s 0.50% global sulphur cap becomes effective, marking a major change to the marine fuel environment. Over the past decade, Peninsula Petroleum Group (PPG), a leading global integrated marine fuel supplier, has further invested in and expanded its global physical supply and reselling capability. This is in line with the group’s long-term business strategy built on conservative risk management, which puts PPG in a predominant position of 2020 readiness ahead of time, PPG said in its press release.
     
    Since July, PPG began successfully supplying VLSFO in Europe, the Americas and Asia to its customer base. CEO John A. Bassadone said, “To date we have delivered 300,000 tonnes of VLSFO in our physical supply ports of Gibraltar, Algeciras, Barcelona, ARA, Canary Islands, Malta, Panama, US Gulf Coast and Los Angeles. By 31 December more than 600,000 tonnes will have been delivered to our clients.”
     
    PPG’s focus on the importance of supply chain control and logistics has seen the group increase its strategic global storage positions during 2019, which today includes over 400,000 metric tons of terminal capacity in Europe and a further 370,000 metric tons across the Americas. The group also recently acquired its first Panamax vessel providing increased operational flexibility for product procurement, floating storage and cargo transhipments.
     
    PPG have purchased and added an additional seven product tankers to modernise and upgrade their global fleet of over 30 owned and chartered-in vessels. One of them, an 8,000 dwt tanker, is the first of a new building programme designed to offer more segregation, enhanced quality control and optionality.
     
    On the product side, the business has secured the right flow of compliant fuels matching the demand of its blue-chip customer base enabling PPG to be fully prepared well in advance of 1 January. PPG’s direct relationships with oil majors, large IOCs, refiners and large global commodity traders on the supply side have allowed the implementation of a diverse 2020 procurement offering which has provided clarity to customers on product availability in each of its physical locations.

    Alex Lyra, Global Head of Supply & Trading stated, “We have secured the full mix of products and availability in our physical ports from reliable partners in advance of 2020 and beyond. Our enhanced supply chain offers customers comprehensive solutions across multiple locations.”
     
    To ensure quality control and allay customer concerns, PPG’s operations, logistics and supply chain control allow the purchase of products and components for the production and delivery of compliant fuels well within ISO 8217:2017 specifications, backed up by in-house technical expertise.

    Victor Morales, Global Head of Sales and Marketing commented, "By engaging our customers early on in the 2020 planning phase to better understand their fuel strategies, demands and concerns, we’ve expanded key customer relationships across our entire blue-chip portfolio. This has enabled us to develop a comprehensive supply offering which is relevant and competitive."

    John concludes, “We have been committed to growing our business in a conservative manner and we have invested heavily over the past few years in our people, especially in building out comprehensive middle and back office teams to bolster our controls and processes. Our approach has been endorsed by our stakeholders who’ve shown their confidence in our business.
    “In that regard we have aligned ourselves with the right strategic partners who share our vision. We are optimistic about the challenges and opportunities 2020 brings and our focus of delivering global solutions that add value to our clients remains unchanged.”
     
    ABOUT PENINSULA PETROLEUM:
    Peninsula Petroleum commenced trading in 1996 and is a leading physical supplier and reseller of marine fuels operating from 18 global offices.  With physical supply operations in 15 worldwide ports and global reselling coverage, Peninsula is a diversified group, covering the supply chain from cargo sourcing through to ownership and operation of a modern product tanker fleet. 




2019 December 8

16:47 ABS and CINS facilitate development of risk-based approach to minimize risk of container fires
15:32 Sea Machines & HamiltonJet collaborate to merge capabilities of autonomous control and jet propulsion systems
14:46 GWS installing turbines at Northwester 2 Offshore Wind Farm
13:22 Norsepower collaborates with SWS for cost and energy efficient VLCC designs
12:14 Grieg Star adds 64000dwt bulk cargo carrier to its fleet
11:05 ABS grants AIP for first Jones ACT SOV

2019 December 7

16:55 USCG Cutter Steadfast returns to port after 60-day counter drug patrol
15:42 TEN announces charter extension for an LNG carrier
13:08 FMT and Indian Register of Shipping sign MOU on strategic cooperation
11:34 AET secures long-term DPST charter contracts with Shell
10:37 Titan LNG tenders for 8000 cbm LNG bunker barge

2019 December 6

18:11 Lithuania aims to ensure state management of „Rail Baltica“ infrastructure
17:55 More operative services of towboats in the Port of Klaipėda
17:28 Acceptance/delivery certificate for Kalas, first rescue tugboat of Project MPSV12
17:06 APM Terminals Gothenburg takes another major step in their journey towards climate neutrality
16:04 Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam MD receives Harbour Medal
15:57 Northern Sea Route cargo traffic totaled 27.59 million tonnes YTD, up almost 70% Y-o-Y
15:26 IAPH Women’s Forum’s initiative “Women in Ports Mentoring Program” now extended to female Harbour Masters
15:03 Seabourn brings a new experience to guests with unique “Bow Lounge”
14:22 Throughput of port Ventspils (Latvia) in 11M’19 grew by 4% to 19.47 million tonnes
14:03 The container terminal at the Port of Gothenburg to be fossil-free by 2020
13:05 Carnival Corporation's Costa Cruises welcomes LNG-powered Costa Smeralda to fleet
12:54 Yacht Zarya with Russian team wins ARC+St.Vicent 2019
12:23 UN maritime agency commits to further action on gender equality
12:01 Jan De Nul sets new sustainability standards for maintenance dredging works in the marinas of Nieuwpoort on the Belgian coast
11:30 Canada Infrastructure Bank invests $300 million in Port of Montreal’s expansion project in Contrecoeur
11:20 Costa Smeralda delivered from Meyer Turku shipyard
11:02 Yang Ming sets up subsidiary in China
10:45 Largest Latvian transit companies represented at 2019 Russian Transport Week
10:17 GTT receives an order from Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of two new LNG Carriers
10:12 Joint Russian-Vietnamese exercise underway in Cam Ranh
09:59 MAN Energy Solutions and Orcan Energy agree to collaborate
09:49 Bunker prices go down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:36 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 06
09:30 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.44% to $63.11, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.33% to $58.23
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,575 points
08:31 DNV GL awards Hudong-Zhonghua AiP certificate for gas-fueled 25000 TEU containership design

2019 December 5

18:05 ABS, MAN & SDARI join forces to develop ammonia-fueled feeder vessel
17:46 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 11M’19 fell by 7% Y-o-Y to 21.1 million tonnes
17:21 Extraordinary general shareholders meeting of LUKOIL approves interim dividend
17:05 NORDEN enters new biofuel collaboration with Kvasir Technologies
16:28 Cargo traffic on Northern Sea Route can grow to 160 million tonnes by 2035 – Aleksandr Krutikov
16:05 ABS and CATL sign battery research agreement
15:54 Port of HaminaKotka published its statistics for November 2019
15:30 Ministry for Development of Russian Far East and Arctic expects special economic regime to come into force in Arctic in 2020
15:03 DNV GL and Huangpu-Wenchong sign JDP on 5,000 TEU LNG dual-fuel containership
14:49 Global project launched to tackle plastic litter from ships and fisheries
14:33 IMO Assembly approved renewal of Kitack Lim’s appointment as secretary-general of UN body
14:06 Torqeedo powers all-electric harbour water clean-up boat
13:06 YILPORT Puerto Bolívar now operates with four mobile harbor cranes
12:44 Bunker prices increase at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:25 Norfolk, Virginia to host Port & Terminal Technology USA on 21-22 April 2020
12:17 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 05
12:08 Inmarsat launches Fleet LTE service in the North Sea
11:50 Forum «Arctic: Today and the Future» kicked off in Saint-Petersburg
11:29 “K” Line completes additional development (Phase-2) of “Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions”
11:05 PIL upgrades Redsea Gulf Service and Intra-Redsea Feeder 5
10:37 DNV GL and GSI cooperate on AI-based solution to improve welding NDT efficiency
10:01 Bunker sales at port Vladivostok in 11M’19 grew by 53.2% to 1.58 million tonnes
09:36 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.1% to $62.94, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.38% to $58.2