rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

Fuels & Lubes

Shipping's Switch to Cleaner Fuel Has Been Smooth Sailing -ING Bank

AdobeStock_311575278.jpeg

Seven months after the United Nations' shipping agency brought in hotly anticipated new rules to curb emissions, the raft of technical issues and leap in fuel prices that were expected to result have failed to materialize, ING Bank said on Tuesday.Global shipping and oil firms had flagged major

Marine Lubricant Choice 'More Critical than Ever'

(Image: Castrol)

The technological evolution of new marine fuels and engines places increased demands on cylinder oils, says lubricants supplier Castrol.More efficient engines, new and varied fuels, and recent changes to leading OEM cylinder oil strategies are making lubricant choice a more important and complex decision.

Cryopeak Inks Deal with Island Tug & Barge for LNG Bunkering

© mumemories / Adobe Stock

Cryopeak LNG Solutions Corporation said Wednesday it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with marine bulk fuels transporter Island Tug & Barge Ltd. (ITB) to deliver liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering services in Southwest British Columbia, Canada.Cryopeak and ITB have developed a design for a 4,

Monjasa Expands Bunkering Capacity in Houston

(Photo: Monjasa)

Marine fuels supplier Monjasa says it is further developing its services in America’s top bunkering hub.The Houston Greater Area welcomes 1,375 vessel arrivals monthly and sees marine fuels demand of an estimated 4.5-5 million metric tons yearly. To further cater for an increasing demand, Monjasa

Chinese Study Examining Methanol as a Marine Fuel

© ibreakstock / Adobe Stock

The Methanol Institute (MI) has joined a study led by the China Waterborne Transportation Research Institute (CWTRI), the think tank of the Chinese Ministry of Transport, which will consider the technical and operational requirements for the use of methanol as a marine fuel. The study is supported by

WinGD Publishes Cylinder Lube Guide

WinGD’s 12X92DF (Image: WinGD)

Engine designer WinGD (Winterthur Gas & Diesel) has published a cylinder lubrication guide to provide ship operators with consolidated, at-a-glance information highlighting the specific usage conditions for each and every approved cylinder oil.The guidance is the result of several months’ work with

SwiftBulk Opts for Fuel Monitoring Solution on Kamsarmax Thestelia K

IMG_2286.Jpg

Shipping company SwiftBulk Holding Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of Tiptree Inc., has partnered with FUELTRAX to install EFMS (Electronic Fuel Monitoring System) and FUELTRAX Vision on its 2009-built Kamsarmax dry bulk carrier vessel the Thestelia K (82,000 dwt).SwiftBulk is implementing FUELTRAX EFMS to improve operating efficiency,

Future Propulsion & Setting the Course to Low-Carbon Shipping

Outlook Cover Photo_landscape.jpg

The pace at which the maritime industry transitions to low- and zero-carbon fuels will have the single biggest impact on its global carbon footprint, more than predictable shifts in commodity demand, advances in ship technology and operating practices, or new designs.That is a key finding of a comprehensive new report,

China's New LSFO Contract Jumps in Debut Trade

© Igor Groshev / Adobe Stock

China’s new low-sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) futures contract made strong gains in its debut trade on Monday, rising as much as 16.7% on the Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE).The front-month January contract, with a listing price of 2,368 yuan per tonne, later pared gains to close 9.8% higher at 2,599 yuan ($367.

New TFG Marine CEO to Leave in September

Anders Gronborg (Photo: Trafigura)

The new chief executive of Trafigura's marine fuels joint venture TFG Marine will leave the business at the end of September, the company said on Monday without disclosing the reason for his departure.Anders Gronborg was appointed CEO in April after ending a 27-year career at World Fuel Services in 2018.

China to Be Self-reliant in IMO-compliant Fuel

© masterskuz55 / Adobe Stock

Chinese refiners have the capacity to produce 18.1 million tonnes of low-sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) this year, which would make the country self-sufficient in the new shipping fuel, an official with state major PetroChina said on Monday.China has been striving to reduce its reliance on bunker fuel imports

Stena Bulk Offering Biofuel as an Option

(Photo: Stena Bulk)

Shipping company Stena Bulk said Monday it is offering low-carbon biofuel as an option for its customers following trials of the cleaner but costlier fuel on board one of its tankers in April.Customers will have options ranging from 20% to 100% biofuels based on an offsetting program where the biofuel is used within the Stena Bulk fleet,

Hopper Dredge Sails 2,000 Hours on Biofuel

TSHD Alexander von Humboldt on biofuel.jpg

Jan De Nul Group has completed, in collaboration with MAN Energy Solutions and GoodFuels, 2,000 hours using 100% renewable second generation Biofuel Oil (BFO) on board the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Alexander von Humboldt. The milestone represents the longest continuous use of 100% sustainable marine biofuel in the maritime industry,

Bunkering at UAE's Fujairah Plummets in May

© Pavel Losevsky / Adobe Stock

Ship fuelling activity in Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, a bunkering and fuel storage hub in the Middle East, fell in May as declining demand was made worse by slowing global trade because of the coronavirus pandemic, four trade sources said.Fujairah's ship refueling, or bunkering, volumes shrank to about 200,

Maritime Apps