Channel emissions controls are a boost for bunkering

 

 

 

Channel emissions controls are a boost for bunkering

Channel emissions controls are a boost for bunkering

First published Thursday 8 January 2015 in News

Once again Falmouth’s strategic location at the gateway to the Channel is boosting bunker sales as ships comply with the stringent new Emission Control Area (ECA) regulations that came into force on January 1st.

All ships now travelling in a designated ECA must burn fuel with a sulphur content of less than 0.1 per cent. Vessels inward from the west and south entering the ECA will have to burn low sulphur fuel as they pass the longitude of five degrees west which is just east of St Anthony’s lighthouse.

 

The

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BIMCO Terms 2015 for bunkers now available

 

 

BIMCO's new standard bunker contract – the BIMCO Terms 2015 – is now available to the industry. The objective of the BIMCO Terms 2015 is quite simple – to provide the industry with carefully thought through terms and conditions for the purchase and delivery of marine fuels that are fair to both parties and provide a comprehensive starting point for negotiations. Harmonisation will help bring certainty to these negotiations and assist parties to a bunker contract to manage their risk and reduce the likelihood of disputes occurring.

Creating a globally acceptable set of terms and conditions for the purchase of bunkers has been a challenging task, an essential part of which was finding common ground between sellers and buyers while taking into account different regional

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2014 in Review: Lubricants and the VGP

 

 

 

Maritime E.

 

BY Wendy Laursen 2014-12-18 16:01:10

Shipowners have been proactive in their adoption of environmentally friendly lubricants to satisfy the December 19, 2013 U.S. vessel general permit (VGP) requirements, perhaps more proactive than some of the oil companies.

Rob Atkinson, executive director of UniMarine, reflects on the new requirements one year on, and remembers in the months leading up to the new regulation that shipowners were asking and oil companies weren’t necessarily able to deliver. “There was a lot of last minute rushing for something that people knew was coming, and even after the VGP took effect, the level of demand was not well anticipated,” says Atkinson. “They all seemed to be scrambling.” 

It was difficult to get the products

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Oil Prices Slide on Surge in Supplies

 

 

 

Oil Prices Slide on Surge in Supplies

U.S. Crude Supplies Unexpectedly Rise, Adding to Glut of Oil

Oil futures retreated Wednesday and auto fuels closed at multiyear lows after data showed an unexpected surge in U.S. crude supplies.

Oil producers added 7.3 million barrels in the week ended Dec. 19, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said Wednesday. The supply surge adds even more to a growing glut of oil

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Exportaciones de petróleo de Irak suben en diciembre hacia niveles récord

 

 

 

Reuters

martes 23 de diciembre de 2014 10:22 GYT

 

 

 

Por Alex Lawler

LONDRES (Reuters) - Las exportaciones de petróleo de Irak están aumentando hacia niveles récord en diciembre, según datos de carga y fuentes de la industria, en momentos en que el segundo productor de la OPEP está bombeando mayores volúmenes pese a que el crudo está cotizando cerca a mínimos de cinco años.

El incremento se sumará a los abundantes suministros y podría preocupar a otros miembros de la Organización de Países Exportadores de Petróleo incapaces de expandir sus exportaciones y afectados por la caída en los ingresos petroleros tras un descenso de casi un 50 por ciento en los precios desde junio.

Las exportaciones desde las terminales del sur de Irak

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