• 2020 May 28 08:54

    MABUX: Bunker market this morning, May 28

    MABUX World Bunker Index (consists of a range of prices for 380 HSFO, VLSFO and MGO (Gasoil) in the main world hubs demonstrated slight irregular changes on May 27:

    380 HSFO: USD/MT 260.42 (-1.53)
    VLSFO: USD/MT 300.00 (0.00)
    MGO: USD/MT 372.44 (+2.13)

    Meantime, world oil indexes demonstrated downward changes on May, 27 as growing tensions between the U.S. and China raised concerns over energy demand.

    Brent for July settlement decreased by $1.43 to $34.74 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. West Texas Intermediate for July fell by $1.54 to $32.81 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The Brent benchmark traded at the premium of $1.93 to WTI. Gasoil for June delivery lost $10.25.

    Today morning oil indexes continue to decrease after U.S. crude, gasoline and heating oil inventories all rose more than expected, dousing hopes of a smooth recovery in demand from coronavirus lockdowns.

    Oil prices also came under pressure after a Supreme Court judge in Canada ruled against Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of China’s tech giant Huawei who is fighting extradition to the United States for alleged violation of U.S. sanctions against Iran. Meng’s extradition could worsen already strained ties between Beijing and Washington.

    At the same time, the U.S. is considering a range of sanctions to punish China for its crackdown on Hong Kong, including controls on transactions and freezing assets of Chinese officials and businesses. Additionally, the U.S. certified on May,27 that Hong Kong is no longer politically autonomous from China. The deteriorating relationship between the world’s two largest economies could complicate the market’s comeback from a historic demand crash.

    The American Petroleum Institute reported that U.S. crude stockpiles rose 8.73 million barrels last week. Gasoline supplies also gained 1.12 million barrels, according to the report. If confirmed by government data today, the crude build would reverse two weeks of inventory declines - an indication that record supply cuts are not draining a massive supply glut fast enough. While oil has rallied about 70% this month, the market’s recovery from an historic crash remains fragile, with higher prices likely prompting producers to turn the taps back on even as the pandemic continues to quash energy demand. The API report also showed supplies at the key storage hub of Cushing, Oklahoma, fell by 3.37 million barrels, which would be the third consecutive weekly decline.

    OPEC+’s deal to cut global output by almost 10 million barrels a day starting in May has helped to lift prices from April lows. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman on May, 27 reiterated their cooperation on the agreement ahead of a June 9-10 meeting. At the same time there is some skepticism about the tightness of Russia's relationship with Saudi Arabia. As OPEC prepares for its June meeting, due to take place in less than two weeks, some investors said that Russia was sending mixed signals even after the country announced that it had almost reached its cut target earlier in the week.

    We expect bunker prices may decline today: 5-8 USD down for IFO, 7-10 USD down for MGO.




2020 July 14

09:08 Baltic Dry Index as of July 13

2020 July 13

18:24 Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance
18:00 Interim report and independent audit of KS1437 Multipass Port project approved by related authority
16:59 Port of Ventspils (Latvia) handled 6.8 million tonnes of cargo in 6M’2020
15:32 Oboronlogistics ensures Northern delivery
15:04 Ørsted and Van Oord have successfully installed all array cables of the Borssele I & II offshore wind farm
14:21 Dublin Port throughput declines by 10.9% in the six months to June
13:53 FSUE Rosmorport’s revenue in HI’2020 grew by 6% YoY
13:30 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO grew to RUB 10,425 in RF spot market
13:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
12:41 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
12:19 Tallinks’s vessel Romantika to offer two direct sailings from Riga to Helsinki this July and August
12:18 ISO releases environmental report assurance standard
11:55 NOVATEK reports preliminary operating data for the second quarter and first half 2020
11:32 KN increases the volume of biofuel handling
11:02 XELLZ acquires additional 100.000sqm to develop a Free Zone at Rosslare Europort
10:14 Gibdock completes an extensive two-vessel drydocking and maintenance project for returning customer Shearwater GeoServices
10:13 Port of Helsinki throughput in 6M’2019 fell by 9.2% to 6.6 million tonnes
09:58 The Fjords takes delivery of second all-electric passenger ship
09:49 Oil prices continue going down
09:32 RF Government to allocate RUB 320 million as support of shipping companies
09:10 Baltic Dry Index as of July 10
09:05 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 13

2020 July 12

16:21 Carnival Corp announces change in leadership team
15:38 UMS Skeldar gets contract to supply mine countermeasures drones system
15:23 Samson introduces the latest in mooring line innovation
14:19 Coast Guard halts 2 illegal charters near Star Island
13:41 Carnival Corporation's AIDA Cruises to restart sailing vacations in August
13:18 New OCIMF Committee structure
12:51 American P&I Club and ABS Consulting join forces to drive cyber awareness for maritime insurance
11:49 Royal Caribbean Group acquires remaining interest in Silversea

2020 July 11

15:28 Cox Powertrain celebrates as first 300hp diesel outboards roll off the production line ready for delivery
14:51 WCI names Tracy R. Zea as President & CEO
13:45 NOS expands its fleet with two additional M-Class vessels
11:37 Huisman to deliver 250mt Knuckle Boom Crane and 500mt Towing Winch for Nanhai Rescue Bureau
10:52 Wabtec wins federal order for advanced marine engines on new multi-use ships

2020 July 10

19:08 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
18:30 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
18:04 HHLA implements machine learning for the first time to increase productivity
18:01 Port of HaminaKotka throughput in 6M’2020 fell by 14.2% YoY
17:38 Information on the seaport of Murmansk changed in the Register of Russian Seaports
17:13 Thun Tankers takes delivery of the fifth L-class at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard
16:52 Russian Railways: Loading of export cargo bound for domestic ports up 3.3%
16:33 Valenciaport reaffirms its leadership as the first Spanish port at UNCTAD index
16:03 Port of Marseille to maintain €57 million in investments to stimulate the recovery
15:43 DNV GL launch support for new Dynamic Positioning system failure guideline enabling quicker and cost effective implementation
15:30 Volga Shipping Company delivered project cargo to the Caspian Sea
15:13 COVID-19 causes problems for implementing EU legislation - BIMCO
14:48 Throughput of Russian seaports in HI’2020 grew by 0.1% Y-o-Y
14:23 Wärtsilä simulator complex delivered to enhance operations at the Training and Education Office of the Indonesian National Police
14:03 Port of Oakland imports up 1.9 percent in June 2020
13:44 Onezhsky Shipyard delivers hybrid workboats Anatoly Klimov and Victor Vorotylo (video)
13:22 Governments of 12 countries pledge action for seafarers at crucial crew change summit
13:19 GTT receives an order from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding for the tank design of three new LNG carriers
13:01 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard commenced making hull of yet another minesweeper of Project 12700, Aleksandrit
12:38 Throughput of Murmansk Sea Fishing Port fell by 12.7% in HI’2020
12:13 Nuclear-powered icebreakers of Rosatomflot assisted 462 ship calls in winter-spring navigation season
11:35 Construction commences on Austal's largest ever ferry
11:04 GIWACAF launches webinar series on oil spill preparedness and response
10:46 FSUE “Rosmorport” takes award-winning place in the annual sailing regatta