• 2019 March 21 10:05

    MABUX: Bunker Market this morning March, 21

    The Bunker Review was contributed by Marine Bunker Exchange

    MABUX World Bunker Index (consists of a range of prices for 380 HSFO, 180 HSFO and MGO (Gasoil) in the main world hubs) demonstrated irregular changes on Mar. 20

    380 HSFO - USD/MT 419.50 (+1.07)
    180 HSFO - USD/MT 467.50 (+1.21)
    MGO - USD/MT 637.93 (-0.14)


    Meantime, world oil indexes demonstrated upward changes on Mar. 20 after a draw of U.S. crude oil inventories.

    Brent for May settlement increased by $0.89 to $68.50 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. West Texas Intermediate for May delivery rose by $0.94 to $60.23 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The Brent benchmark traded at the premium of 8.27 to WTI. Gasoil for April delivery increased by $9.25.

    Today oil indexes continue to rise amid supply cuts led by producer club OPEC and U.S. government sanctions against Iran and Venezuela

    According to EIA U.S. crude oil inventories fell at their fastest rate since July 2018 last week - by 9.59 million barrels, adding to a drop of 3.86 million barrels in the previous week. It was expected a modest stockpile build of 0.31 million barrels. The EIA report also showed that gasoline inventories fell by 4.59 million barrels, nearly twice the expected draw of 2.41 million barrels, while distillate stockpiles dropped by 4.13 million barrels, compared to forecasts for a decline of 1.09 million.

    Aggressive production cuts carried out by OPEC, headed by Saudi Arabia, and another 10 allies of the oil-producing club, led by Russia, were in the spotlight this week as both the kingdom and Moscow stressed their plans to increase compliance with the output reduction. The Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih and Russian counterpart Alexander Novak canceled an April meeting in favor of a more sensible decision when the end of the current pact arrives in June.

    U.S. crude imports from Venezuela dropped to zero last week, for the first time on record. Imports from Venezuela, historically one of the biggest suppliers of crude to the United States, have slumped from about 587,000 barrels per day (bpd) in late January after Washington hit Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government, his political allies and the country’s state-owned oil company PDVSA with a series of sanctions.

    The United States granted Iraq a 90-day waiver exempting it from sanctions to buy energy from Iran, the latest extension allowing Baghdad to keep importing Iranian gas that is critical for power production. The last waiver for Iraq to be exempt from U.S. sanctions on Iran was granted on Dec. 21. Iraq relies heavily on Iranian gas to feed its power stations, importing roughly 1.5 billion standard cubic feet per day via pipelines in the south and east.

    U.S. President Donald Trump said a trade deal with Beijing was coming along nicely, with U.S. trade negotiators poised to head to China next week for another round of talks. Asked about lifting tariffs on China, he mentioned, that there are no talks about removing them, but about leaving them for a substantial period of time. Washington and Beijing have slapped import duties on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of each other’s products in their dispute, raising costs, roiling financial markets, shrinking U.S. farm exports and disrupting manufacturing supply chains. The face-to-face talks will be the first since Trump delayed a March 1 deadline to avert a rise in tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports from the current 10 percent to 25 percent. The negotiations aim to ending an eight-month trade war between the world’s two largest economies.

    We expect bunker prices to demonstrate upward changes today: USD 4-6  up for IFO, USD 7-9  up for MGO.




2019 July 21

16:31 USCG begins investigation into three tugboats sinking
15:18 Tolent kicks off construction of Triton Knoll’s new base on Grimsby’s Royal Dock
14:48 ONE launches new direct service between South East India, Mediterranean, and North Europe
14:37 Major milestone met on Moray East Offshore Windfarm project
13:04 Odfjell SE sells its ownership share of terminal in Jiangyin, China
12:32 Quark Expeditions debuts new livery and interior design for Ultramarine
11:02 NYK selected for FTSE4Good Index for 17th straight year and FTSE Blossom Japan Index for 3rd consecutive year

2019 July 20

15:47 FortisBC secures first export contract for Tilbury LNG facility
13:42 AIDA Cruises plans practical trial of fuel cells abord one of its ships as early as 2021
12:51 Ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles host Clean Truck Program Rate Workshop
11:37 USCG responds to oil slick near Port Aransas, Texas
10:56 Wallem introduces cloud-based software for simpler workflows

2019 July 19

18:10 NYK holds fleet safety promotion conferences for shipowners and ship-management companies
18:04 Incat Tasmania exports new 111 metre ferry to Spain
17:49 World's largest air-cushioned landing craft takes part in Navy Day parade rehearsal in Baltiysk
17:25 Caspian Flotilla ship crews prepare for Naval Parade
17:03 FortisBC secures first export contract for Tilbury LNG facility
16:22 Project documentation for construction of Nizhny Novgorod hydroengineering facility completed - Victor Vovk
16:03 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East and South Africa
15:50 East Mining Company to invest RUB 11.5 billion in development of its coal project in Sakhalin
15:33 Moby names Damen ASD Tug 2813 Vincenzino O. in Cagliari
15:12 Cargotec posts financial report for January–June 2019
14:47 Blagoveshchensk shipyard completed state trials of hydrographic survey vessel of Project 19910
14:33 NYK recognized for implementation of advanced navigation support tool
14:12 Global Ship Lease announces new charter agreement
13:51 150 graduates of Moscow State Water Transport Academy awarded with diplomas
13:30 RF Government includes NOVATEK’s LNG terminal project into area planning scheme
13:12 Port of Long Beach releases draft Master Plan update
13:07 Epic Gas Ltd. completes acquisition of two vessels of four LPG carriers
12:24 USCG finds federal fisheries violations aboard 5 recreational fishing vessels
12:11 IMO Council condemns tanker attacks in Strait of Hormuz and Sea of Oman
11:31 Naval Group reports order intake growth in H1 to 3.9bn euro
11:14 Ice-breaking LNG carrier for Yamal LNG Project named NIKOLAY URVANTSEV
10:58 Minister of Transport of Malaysia visits World Maritime University
10:26 Saudi Arabia accedes to two important IMO treaties
09:55 Bunker prices are slightly down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:50 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 19
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.91% to $63.11, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.48% to $56.12
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,130 points

2019 July 18

18:05 Future expectations for MPS Terminal 3 in the port in Tema outlined with Government delegation
17:24 PGNiG acquires interest in another gas field in the North Sea
17:18 DNV GL supports 2020 sulphur compliance with online Ship Implementation Plan
17:05 OOCL announces new Middle East / Indian Subcontinent – North Europe Service
16:35 Consortium including DEME and Jan De Nul explores pioneering high-wave offshore solar technology
16:07 Large maritime market players join hands to create high-wave offshore solar panels
15:52 State Duma makes it easier for foreign tourists to visit Russia’s Arctic
15:35 Incat Tasmania delivers new 111-metre ferry to Spain operator Naviera Armas
15:18 Hapag-Lloyd launches South-East India – Europe Express Service // IEX to start operations in October 2019
15:01 Operation ATALANTA welcomes ESPS CANARIAS
14:26 Bunker prices are slightly down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
14:00 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Selina with Ausca
13:44 PortNews Media Group's anniversary celebration photo release
13:22 Aleksey Khaidukov as President of Novoship
13:00 Global Ports Holding invites proposals for Duty Free and Travel Retail operations at Malaga, Zadar, Cagliari and Catania cruise ports
12:47 East Mining Company eyes arranging offshore transshipment of coal in Kamchatka under Tata project
12:09 Wärtsilä posts financial results for January-June 2019
11:53 Construction of LNG-powered icebreakers to be financed by NOVATEK – Vyacheslav Ruksha
11:31 RF Deputy PM Maksim Akimov set a task to begin dredging in the Gulf of Ob not later than on 1 August 2019
11:09 Port of Muuga strengthened with new ferry connection to Finland
10:48 Primorsky MRC terminal to offer fully closed transshipment of loose cargo