• 2019 September 10 08:26

    MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Sep 10

    MABUX World Bunker Index (consists of a range of prices for 380 HSFO, 180 HSFO and MGO (Gasoil) in the main world hubs) continued upward changes on Sep. 09

    380 HSFO - USD/MT 385.32 (+8.18)
    180 HSFO - USD/MT 427.90 (+6.63)
    MGO - USD/MT 652.80 (+0.12)


    Meantime, world oil indexes demonstrated upward evolution on Sept. 09 after Saudi Arabia, the world's largest exporter of crude, named Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman as its new energy minister.

    Brent for November settlement increased by $1.05 to $62.59 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. West Texas Intermediate for October delivery rose by $1.33 to $57.85 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The Brent benchmark traded at the premium of 4.74 to WTI. Gasoil for September delivery increased by 16.75.

    Today indexes continue to rise amid optimism that OPEC and other countries may agree to extend production cuts in a bid to support prices.

    Prince Abdulaziz, son of Saudi King Salman and a long-time member of the Saudi delegation to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, replaced Khalid al-Falih on Sep.08. Price Abdulaziz helped to negotiate the current agreement on supply cuts between OPEC+ and has been instrumental in cementing that cooperation. He said that the Saudi policy would not change and that the OPEC+ deal would survive.

    Prices were also supported by comments from Mazrouei that OPEC and its allies were committed to balancing the crude market.

    Russia's oil output in August exceeded its quota under the OPEC+ agreements to cut 1.2 million barrels per day. OPEC oil output rose in August, gaining for the first month this year as higher supply from Iraq and Nigeria outweighed restraint by Saudi Arabia and losses caused by U.S. sanctions on Iran, a Reuters survey found. The OPEC+ deal's joint ministerial monitoring committee will meet on Thursday, Sept.12 in Abu Dhabi.

    Oil indexes were also supported by a rise in oil imports in China in August, with shipments to the world's biggest importer up 3% from July and nearly 10% higher in the first eight months of 2019 from a year earlier.

    In the United States, drilling companies cut the number of operating oil rigs for a third week in a row last week.

    Iraq is committed to reducing oil production in line with OPEC and non-OPEC cuts, and will begin drawing down output as of October. Iraq needed to raise production over the summer months to meet domestic demand. Output will decline in the next few months because of lower domestic demand and the beginning of refinery maintenance. Iraq, OPEC’s second-biggest producer, has always pumped more than its commitment to the cuts.

    The Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1 at the center of a dispute between Tehran and Western powers has been photographed by satellite off the Syrian port of Tartus. There is an image shows the tanker Adrian Darya 1 very close to Tartus on Sept. 6. The tanker, which is loaded with Iranian crude oil, sent its last signal giving its position between Cyprus and Syria sailing north on Monday. Washington has warned any state against assisting the ship, saying it would consider that support for a terrorist organization, namely, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The U.S. Treasury Department blacklisted the tanker on Sep.6.

    We expect bunker prices to demonstrate upward changes today: about 3-5 USD up for IFO, about 13-15 USD down for MGO.




2020 August 12

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18:07 Sri Lanka Ports Authority assures safe handling of dangerous cargo under UN regulations
17:47 Rosmorport’s Azov-Black Sea branch adds TSHD Sommers to its fleet
17:43 Boluda Towage Europe takes on two new tugs from Damen Shipyards Group
16:49 Investors set to inject in excess of RUB 19 bn in federal port infrastructure facilities development
15:44 MoD eyes placing more orders for the Steregushchiy class corvettes with Amur Shipyard
15:17 Joint R&D Starts for Use of Ammonia in Marine Transportation to Reduce GHG Emissions
14:47 CMA CGM announces PSS from Asia to North Europe
14:21 MST wins contract for building 19m high-speed patrol craft duo for the Royal Navy
14:03 MOL issues an update on the Capesize bulker "Wakashio" aground off Mauritius
13:20 Port of Kiel constructs the new port apron
12:01 THE Alliance announces COVID-19 response measures for September 2020
11:57 Northern Sea Shipping acquires the MV Siyaniye Severa
10:36 LNG vessel completes 10,000th Neopanamax transit at the Panama Canal
10:02 Crude futures prices continue upward trend
09:32 Baltic Dry Index as of Aug 11
09:00 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 12

2020 August 11

18:07 Saigon Newport chooses Kalmar Essential Terminal Tractor for Cat Lai Terminal
17:43 Global Industry Alliance developes Just In Time Arrival Guide
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17:00 CMA CGM announces PSS from Asia to North Europe
16:35 NORDEN adds 2 vessels to the existing newbuilding contract with NACKS
16:22 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port’s handled volumes in Jan-Jul dropped 12.7%
15:34 PETRONAS Research joins FASTsubsea’s subsea pump development
15:18 SCF Group's Igor Tonkovidov: Shipowners’ ability to compete with each other will be increasingly determined by their readiness to adopt advanced technologies
14:03 Houlder wins contract for Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s new purpose-built vessel
13:39 IMO assists in MV Wakashio oil spill response
13:11 Cameron LNG Train 3 begins commercial operation
12:56 Seven-month crude exports via CPC Marine Terminal fell 1.4%
12:29 Port of St. Peterburg Captain releases new allowable drafts in Greater Port St.Petersburg basin
12:05 The Standard Club issues Guidelines for the use of electronic record books (ERBs) under MARPOL
11:08 Port of Ust-Luga based Multipurpose Reloading Complex steps up its efforts to protect the environment
11:04 Transhipment in North Sea Canal ports down by more than 10 percent due to coronavirus crisis
10:31 CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal launches new direct services to Europe and Indian Subcontinent
10:15 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 11
09:54 Crude futures prices extend upward trend
09:33 Baltic Dry Index as of Aug 10
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2020 August 10

17:20 HMM joins forces with CMA CGM on TTI Algeciras operation
17:19 Commercial Port of Vladivostok's seven-month container volumes rose 8.1%
17:12 APM Terminals to acquire ALC´s container terminal in Aarhus
17:06 IMO sets remote meeting plan for September-December 2020
16:57 Capesize bulker “Wakashio” aground off Mauritius
16:47 Freight traffic at Russian seaports in Jan-Jul fell 2.1%
15:58 Seven-month coal throughput at Port Vysotsky falls 7.5%
14:27 Vostochnaya Verf launches Grachonok-class anti-saboteur boat (Project 21980) for Pacific Fleet
13:28 ONEGO Shipyard launches a self-propelled hopper barge "Morskaya"
13:22 IMO report on GHG finds a decoupling between trade and emissions in shipping
12:20 Anders Opedal taking over as president and CEO of Equinor from 2 November 2020
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09:31 Crude futures prices take upward trend
09:06 Baltic Dry Index as of Aug 7
08:58 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug10

2020 August 9

16:21 MPA launches six next-generation patrol craft to grow its frontline capabilities
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