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  • 2021 October 21 14:45

    MABUX: Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 42, 2021

    The Week Outlook was contributed to IAA PortNews by Marine Bunker Exchange (MABUX)

    On a Week 42, the MABUX World Bunker Index continued its firm upward trend. The 380 HSFO index rose by 8.88 USD : from 533.54 USD / MT to 542.42 USD / MT. The VLSFO index increased by 15.50 USD: from 632.43 USD / MT to 647.93 USD / MT, while the MGO index added 16.28 USD (the rise from 758.27 USD / MT to 774.55 USD / MT).

    MABUX temporarily suspends publication of the MABUX ARA LNG Bunker Index as the LNG bunkering market has practically stalled due to falling demand caused by a sharp increase in gas prices in Europe. We believe the gas crisis is temporary and expect LNG bunkering operations to resume by the end of this year. The publication of the MABUX ARA LNG Bunker Index will resume as soon as the LNG bunker market recovers.

    The average weekly Global Scrubber Spread (SS) - the difference in price between 380 HSFO and VLSFO - increased during the week and amounted to $ 103.05 (versus $ 92.65 last week). Meantime and reached $100 mark. The average weekly SS Spread in Rotterdam also increased and now is above the $ 100 mark: $ 109.33 (against $ 98.17 last week, plus $ 11.16). The average SS Spread in Singapore, also rose but still remains a little below the psychological mark of $ 100: $ 96.00 versus $ 69.50 last week ( $ 26.50). More information is available in the Differentials section of www.mabux.com.

    Correlation of MABUX MBP Index (Market Bunker Prices) vs MABUX DBP Index (MABUX Digital Benchmark) in the four global largest hubs over the past week showed that 380 HSFO fuel was overvalued in all selected ports (except of Houston), where the Index recorded an underpricing of $ 9 (vs. minus $ 14 a week earlier). In other ports, 380 HSFO was overcharged: in Rotterdam - plus $ 23, in Singapore - plus $ 33 and in Fujairah - plus $ 21.

    VLSFO fuel grade, according to the MABUX MBP / DBP Index, was in the overvaluation zone in three of four selected ports: In Rotterdam by plus $10, in Singapore by plus $ 4, in Houston by plus $ 4. In Fujairah MABUX MBP Index for this fuel grade 100% correlates to DBP Index.

    The MABUX MBP / DBP Index also recorded an undercharge of MGO LS fuel in all selected ports: minimum value in Houston (minus $ 1), maximum value in Rotterdam (minus $ 34).

    Data from China’s General Administration of Customs, as reported by Reuters, shows show that China’s very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) exports totalled 1.45 million tonnes in September, a 16% increase on the same period in 2020. September volumes were also up on the 1.59 million tonnes registered in August this year, while exports for the period January to September rose 39% on the year before to reach 14.66 million tonnes. The Customs data released today (20 October) also indicated that fuel oil imports under general trade were 515,165 tonnes. These volumes were supported by demand from some independent refiners for use as a feedstock to process into fuels due to stricter crude oil import quotas. Imports into bonded storage, which includes high and low sulphur fuel oil, totalled 611,495 tonnes in September.

    Source: www.mabux.com




2021 December 8

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17:26 European shipowners call on Transport ministers to fix enforcement loopholes in FuelEU Maritime
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16:42 Nordic Engineering supports Ship Repair, Modernization and Components Conference as its Partner
16:25 Wärtsilä thrusters to provide optimal propulsion performance for new Wind Turbine Installation Vessel
15:43 Zelenodolsk Shipyard named after A.M. Gorky lays down three sea-going tugboats of Project Т3150-ZD
15:14 Crowley announces 2050 net-zero commitment and activates key partnerships
14:55 Results of Atomflot’s summer-autumn navigation season rose from 66 to 111 icebreaker escort operations YoY
14:31 ICTSI continues to invest in Manila flagship
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13:47 Single-window concept applied at Ust-Luga – Baltiysk ferry line
13:21 Port of Long Beach opens survey on multimillion-dollar community grants
12:56 AS Tallink Grupp published its statistics for November 2021
12:32 Rosatomflot completed operation to escort ships out of the Northern Sea Route area
12:30 "K" Line and Shin Kurushima Dock get joint AIP for the concept design of Ammonia Fueled Car Carrier from ClassNK
12:09 APM Terminals Elizabeth targeting intermodal cargo
11:03 VRT Finland acquires Satamatieto Oy
10:29 ABP opens Vancouver Timber Terminal at the Port of Kings Lynn
10:10 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg introduced unified digital system of production control
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2021 December 7

18:15 Ernst Russ AG to acquire further shares in a Fleet Holding Company
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17:36 Stena Line expands and launches new route between Stockholm Norvik and Hanko
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16:45 New report highlights regional economic importance of Ports of Stockholm
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16:15 Angola starts CLOV Phase 2 project
15:50 Rosneft signed contract with Indian Oil for supplying up to 2 mln tons of crude oil to India
15:45 Strategic Marine wins additional order for new 42m Fast Crew Boat from Centus Marine
15:27 Ships of RF Navy and Egypt Navy start naval phase of Bridge of Friendship 2021 joint exercise
15:03 Wärtsilä partners with Microsoft to strengthen their Edge platform and industrialise Marine IoT
14:41 NOVATEK and RWE sign MOU on decarbonization and LNG
14:23 ABS grants Alfa Laval the marine industry’s first approval in principle for firing boilers with methanol
14:08 Nonius Engineering supports International Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” as its Sponsor
13:50 Cox Marine collaborates with clean maritime consortium to demonstrate world-first diesel-hydrogen outboard
13:22 The leading Russian supertrawler for the Russian Fishery Company has successfully inclined
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11:49 Russia joins the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks
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2021 December 6

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