• 2021 May 13 15:13

    Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 19, 2021

    The Weekly Outlook was contributed by Marine Bunker Exchange (MABUX)

    During Week 19, MABUX World Bunker Index was rather steady with no any drastic changes in values. 380 HSFO index rose by only 0.37 USD: from 432.74 USD/MT to 433.11 USD/MT, VLSFO Index increased by 3.57 USD: from 528.43 USD/MT to 532.00 USD/MT, while MGO Index gained 8.56 USD (from 610.30 USD/MT to 618.86 USD/MT).




    The MABUX ARA LNG Bunker Index, available from April 29, 2021 and calculated as an average price of LNG as marine fuel in the ARA region, rose on Week 19 and showed weekly average 565.84 USD / MT (+ 41.70 USD). LNG Bunker Price Indices in major European ports and Regions, Gas Futures for TTF, NBP and Henry Hub, LNG Bunker Market news and more are available in new MABUX LNG Bunker Section on www.mabux.com

    The average Global Scrubber Spread (SS) – the difference in price between 380 HSFO and VLSFO – widened slightly to 97.95 USD (versus 96.78 USD last week, plus 1.16 USD) and came much closer to 100 USD key point. SS Spread in Rotterdam has widened during the week (plus 4.17 USD) and now its average mark is staying well above 100 USD level (105.00 USD versus 100.83 last week). In Singapore, SS Spread has lost 1.00 USD: from 112.83 USD to 111.83 USD. More details are available in new MABUX Differential Section on www.mabux.com.





    Correlation of MABUX MBP Index (Market Bunker Prices) vs MABUX DBP Index (MABUX Digital Benchmark) in the four global largest hubs showed this week that 380 HSFO fuel was still undercharged in all four selected ports ranging from minus 3 USD at Houston (vs minus 6 USD a week before) and minus14 USD at Fujairah (vs minus 7 USD) up to minus 30 USD in Rotterdam (vs minus 26 USD) and minus 40 USD in Singapore (vs minus 38 USD). The margin of the underestimation has not had any drastic changes.

    The situation with VLSFO bunker prices, according to MABUX DBP Index, practically has not changed as well: underpricing in Rotterdam by minus 18 USD (vs minus 15 USD), in Fujairah - by minus 37 USD (vs minus 28 USD), in Singapore - by minus 36 USD (vs minus 33 USD). In Houston, VLSFO remained overcharged by plus 6 USD (versus plus 2 USD last week).

    MABUX DBP Index also registered undercharge of MGO LS in all selected ports ranging from minus 25 USD in Houston (versus minus 18 USD last week) up to minus 50 USD in Singapore (versus 47 USD) and minus 52 USD in Fujairah (versus minus 38 USD).




    Further details on the inclusion of shipping in the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) had been expected in June. The inclusion of shipping in the EU ETS forms part of an ambitious legislative package linked to the European Green Deal, and more specifically to the EC’s Climate Target Plan which is focused on raising the EU’s GHG emissions reduction target for 2030 from an earlier target of 40% to at least 55% (compared to a 1990 base line). The EC held a public consultation period on the inclusion of shipping in the EU ETS which closed at the end of February. The implementation of legislation on an ETS for shipping could take place as soon as 2022. It is not yet known whether Europe will include shipping in its current ETS or whether a shipping-specific system will be established.

    Source: www.mabux.com




2021 June 23

17:41 Enstructure to acquire Patriot Ports, further expand southeast terminal network
17:29 FESCO and NFC Logistics to develop intermodal transportation to APR countries
17:12 Lyttelton Port Company orders more Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers
16:55 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg installs new fire protection equipment
16:33 WISP2 project launched to further improve performance predictions, rules and regulations for wind propulsion
16:18 MPC Container Ships ASA signs agreement to acquire Songa Container AS and operational update
16:00 Federation Council approves expansion of Saint-Petersburg city limits with new plots of land in the Gulf of Finland
15:44 First zero-emission, full-electric shunting locomotives for Port of Rotterdam in production
15:24 Port of Antwerp converts a tug to methanol propulsion – a world first
15:13 Vopak awarded contract for industrial terminal in China
15:01 Russia’s shipbuilding companies secured 480 orders for 100dwt and larger ships till 2025
14:50 Pecém Complex signs cooperation agreement with SOHAR Port and Freezone, in Oman
14:37 New AR glasses allow Yara Marine Technologies to provide remote service and training
14:34 Kalmar celebrates completion of its 3000th reachstaker at Shanghai manufacturing unit
14:19 Port of San Diego partners with Canada’s Ocean Supercluster
14:03 DNV adds new class for cloud-based simulation
13:48 Maersk Supply Service wins its largest project contract ever
13:27 Designing non-fossil fuelled, Ulstein X-BOW container vessel for EDGE Navigation
12:51 Ramphosa announces establishment of Transnet National Ports Authority
12:30 Navigation season opens at Provideniya, Anadyr and Egvekinot ports
12:17 Höegh accelerates decarbonisation with new industry leading vessels
11:21 The Port of Gothenburg will offer shoreside power for tankers from 2023
10:09 Albwardy Damen recognised as Best New Building Yard at ShipTek Awards 2021
09:55 Rosmorport completes work on preservation of structures at international maritime terminal under construction in Pionersky
09:32 Baltic Dry Index as of June 22
09:27 MABUX: Global bunker prices do not have any firm trend on Jun 23
09:19 Oil prices rise on reduction of US reserves

2021 June 22

18:37 K”Line participates in R&D and demonstration project for CO2 marine transportation
18:13 Finnish authorities actively using EMSA’s remotely piloted aircraft to support vital coast guard tasks over the Baltic Sea
18:01 Port of Gothenburg ready to enter into joint venture with Castellum
17:57 EMSA: EU ship traffic fell by 10% in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic
17:34 Ecochlor completes all land-based and shipboard testing for EcoOne™ filterless BWMS
17:15 Huntington Ingalls Industries announces first international order for REMUS 300 UUVs
17:00 Deepwater Container Terminal secured by Polish Prime Minister
16:14 New vessel brings Furetank to the UN 2050 climate goal
15:50 RF Navy ships arrive in Saint-Petersburg for IMDS-2021
15:27 Optimarin expands BWTS service offering for smart maintenance
15:14 China ports container volume rises 15.2% in January - May 2021
14:52 South Korea’s first commercialised hydrogen electric boat officially unveiled
14:46 List of check points for importing of pesticides and agricultural chemicals approved by RF Prime Minister
14:24 METIS and Geislinger integrate vibrations into Neptune Lines vessel performance trial
14:01 Kongsberg Digital to deliver real-time drilling software Sitecom® to Brazilian major Ocyan
13:42 New vessel brings Furetank to the UN 2050 climate goal
13:10 The ice thrusters for the walk to work ice breaker have been delivered at shipyard Royal Niestern Sander
12:37 ClassNK expands scope of Innovation Endorsement
12:10 MOL starts research and development on large-scale liquefied CO2 carrier
11:43 One Sea white paper sets agenda for autonomous ship safety regulation
11:00 Wärtsilä chosen to power British Columbia’s most environmentally advanced escort tugs
10:41 Oil price exceeds $75 per barrel
10:22 ABB and Keppel O&M reach key autonomy milestone with remote vessel operation trial in Port of Singapore
10:09 Crowley takes delivery of tugboat with the most compact size in the U.S.
09:50 DCSA releases interface standards for the bill of lading with API definitions
09:40 Checkpoint across RF state border opened at Passenger Port Saint Petersburg
09:26 MABUX: Global bunker prices may demonstrate firm upward evolution on Jun.22
09:13 Baltic Dry Index as of June 21

2021 June 21

18:26 The Port of València to eliminate one million plastic bottles
17:37 Elcome expands presence in Europe
17:06 Jan De Nul Group installs 72 wind turbines for the 604 MW Kriegers Flak wind farm
16:59 ICC Greenland joins the Arctic Economic Council
16:12 DNV completes successful concept verification review of Odfjell Oceanwind’s WindGrid™ floating wind power system