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Global round-up

A round-up of news for the bunker industry Read

Different approaches

The debate on whether ships can use a high or low base number to determine whether they should carry a single grade of oil on the vessel has been a matter for considerable debate in recent months. Read

Challenging times

Independent bunker operators are ready to face the tough market conditions, reports Sandra Speares. Read

Some governments still have their heads in the sand

The shipping and bunkering industries are all too aware that impending low sulphur limits, as well as demands to reduce shipping's carbon footprint, mean they will have to act soon. But so far there is no consensus on what to do, as David Hughes reports. Read

Global round-up

A round-up of news for the bunker industry Read

Attractive realities in Pakistan

National supplier reports that 'enormous volumes of bunkers' are being delivered at the ports of Karachi and Bin Qasim. Read

Getting riskier

Risk management is all the more important given the current state of the shipping market, reports Sandra Speares. Read

Pakistan - A difficult year

Pakistan's bunker industry suffered declining volumes in 2011. Read

India - On the move

India still has some way to go to realise its potential as a major bunker supplier, but progress is being made. Read

Still playing a vital role

As some shipping companies struggle to survive, how are bunker traders faring? Read

Not a pretty picture

2012 looks like being a tough year for shipping and, as owners struggle, risk is increasing. Read

Russian news and views

A round-up of developments in the bunkering scene by Olga Bogacheva. Read

Asian update

This year's IBIA Convention may have been held in the Mediterranean but no bunker industry gathering can ignore Asia. Read

Africa - Tough times

South Africa's bunker industry has had a difficult year but West Africa continues to grow. Read

The complexities of bunkering with LNG

Yannis Calogeras, product manager for French-based classification society Bureau Veritas examines the issues around working with LNG and its impact on bunker barge design. Read

Increased focus on testing

As Sandra Speares reports, accurate testing is going to be vital when implementing the new stringent guidelines on supply of bunkers. Read

Russian news and views

A round-up of developments in the bunkering scene by Olga Bogacheva Read

Barcelona bound

This year's IBIA convention will be held in the major Spanish Mediterranean port city. Read

Scandinavia and Baltic - No shortages so far

Sandra Speares reports that the highly environmentally aware Scandinavian and Baltic bunkering industries are coping with the switch to low sulphur fuels. Read

Black Sea - Expansion mode

While the ports serving the Black Sea are very different in many ways, the bunker industry appears to be expanding in all of them. Read

Middle East - Challenging times

Political instability has affected several parts of the Middle East but the region's bunker industry carries on. Read

Coriolis: the new black?


Duel fuel

Analysing future trends in the bunker fuel market is no easy matter and a lot will depend on the success of scrubbing technology and its relationship fuel prices; Sandra Speares talks to consultant Fred Doll about the issues. Read

Bunkering in the Thames Estuary

Cockett Marine Oil's general manager, supply and business developement, explains the technical background to setting up a new bunkering operation in UK waters. Read

IBC - Choices, choices

IBC spelt out the uncertainties facing the bunker and shipping industries Read

FUJCON - Steady as she goes

There was a message of reassurance for delegates at this year's Fujcon Read

A selfregulating system

Yury Telelyuev, Commercial Director of prominent Vladivostok-based supplier TransOilBunker, describes recent changes in the Russian Far East bunker market. Read

Russian news and views

A round-up of developments in the bunkering scene by Olga Bogacheva Read

Turkey - Tough times

'Price heaven' for owners, perhaps, but Istanbul's suppliers must survive in a fiercely competitive market. Read

Bunker disputes: who pays the price?

As bunker prices continue to rise, so does the likelihood of bunker disputes and litigation. Sandra Speares talks to Jonathan Lux of law firm Ince & Co, who co-wrote the first legal book on bunkers. Read

Global round-up

A round-up of news for the bunker industry Read

ICS backs CO2 levy plan

ICS says levy-based system will be simpler to manage and more transparent Read

OW Bunker's new regional manager

Jesper Jervild to cover Middle East and South Africa Read

Chemoil's new management team

Singapore-based company promotes veterans and brings in 'experienced top talent to help lead the company towards sustainable growth'. Read

New business controller at Dan-Bunkering

Michael Jacobsen has been promoted at the head office of global bunker trader Read

KPI Bridge Oil opens in Miami

Fourth office in the Americas 'to develop a close co-operation with locally based clients' Read

News and views

A round-up of news from the Russian bunkering sector, provided by Olga Bogacheva Read

Fujairah beckons

David Hughes previews the Seventh International Fujairah Bunkering and Fuel Oil Forum Read

Sri Lanka - New port, new row

The opening of a new port in Hambantota has sparked a debate as the Sri Lanka Ports Authority sets itself up as the monopoly supplier there Read

INDIA - Ready for take-off

India has yet to realise its potential as a major bunker supplier, but things are changing Read

Still waiting for 380

Pakistan possesses a small but vibrant bunkering industry but it suffers from a lack of 380 cSt supplies Read

Northern Europe

Green concerns drive change - The bunker infrastructure in the region is changing in response to low-sulphur regulations. But even bigger changes could be coming Read

Keeping the fleet afloat

Michael Lolk Larsen of Triple Point Technology looks at the role that IT can play in helping owners predict bunker price and consumption Read

Niche Market

Evgeniy Dolgikh of St Petersburg-based specialist bunker sale and purchase broker, CMS Shipping, casts his eye over the bunker barge market Read

Getting the background

World Bunkering reviews Adam Dupre's Introduction to Bunker Credit Risk Read

Business as usual?

Bunker trading companies around the world have seen a number of shake-ups, but the main players remain the same Read

Where now?

Douglas Raitt, Lloyd's Register's global manager of Fuel Oil Bunkering Advisory Services (FOBAS), gives his view on flow meters Read

Gaining acceptance

Coriolis flow meters show great promise for the bunker industry, but some more testing and development work is required, reports David Hughes Read


IBIA and BIMCO submit paper to IMO on a proposal requiring pre-testing of bunkers Read

Global round-up

A round-up of news for the bunker industry Read

Get involved!

New IBIA chairman hopes for more member participation Read

Chairman's Introduction


Editor's Letter


KPI Bridge Oil's New York move

New offices will 'accommodate further expansion' Read

Dan-Bunkering adds to team

Global trader appoints new member to sales force Read

IBIA strengthens Singapore presence

Kwok Fook Sing becomes full-time Singapore-based manager for Asia Read

Dan-Bunkering expanding to Monaco

Senior trader appointed to open new office Read

OW Bunker expands cargo trading division

Geneva-based company to expand trading activities in Northern and Western Europe, the north Atlantic and the Mediterranean Read

Marinoil Servicios Maritimos appointments

Martijn Kelderman becomes director of Mexican supplier's commercial, operational, and technical department Read

SABT on the move

New office, new logo for South African Bunkering & Trading Read

OW Bunker deploys additional barge in Sweden

Company move is part of further expansion of physical supply base in Scandinavia Read

Challenges and options

David Hughes reports on Singapore's bi-annual bunkering talkfest Read

New tankers for Gazpromneft

Gazpromneft Marine Bunker has purchased a bunker tanker for operations in St Petersburg, and closed a deal for a second tanker for operations in Murmansk, reports Russia Portnews. Read

Downturn hits Maldives

Cautious optimism is the order of the day as the tiny Indian Ocean state weathers the storm Read

Is gas the future?

We look at the changing landscape for bunker supply in Scandinavia Read

Pre-testing issue raised

David Hughes looks at immediate reactions to a Norwegian/Intertanko proposal for the pre-testing of bunkers Read

Global round-up

A round-up of news for the bunker industry Read

Bunkers International focuses on expansion

Paul Pappaceno joins US-based company as VP Business Development and Strategic Initiatives Read

Chemoil expands team

International bunker supplier brings in staff to its global offices and promotes key personnel Read

Dan-Bunkering boosts sales team

International firm takes on new bunker trader Read

Bunkers International back to normal at Buena Ventura

Western Colombia operation now fully functional after supply shortage Read

Equipment and services

A round-up of bunker news - what's new, what's useful, what's changed? Read

Bunkering for the desktop

An Introduction to Bunker Operations by Nigel Draffin Read

Shaping the industry

'Everything you wanted to know about bunkers (but were afraid to ask?) …' 8th IBIA Annual Convention Read

Sibcon - New venue, new challenges

David Hughes previews Singapore's 16th Sibcon, being held from 27-29 October. Read

Margins evaporate

The main Middle East bunkering centres like Fujairah are as busy as ever, but intense pressure on profit margins is starting to claim victims, writes David Hughes Read

Recession? What recession?

Bucking the worldwide trend, Singapore port continued to see volumes grow despite the global downturn, and now appears to be in the vanguard of the recovery Read

Independent bunker suppliers in expansion mode

As David Hughes reports, the global economy may be going through a downturn but some of the larger independent bunker suppliers are in optimistic mood Read

Global round-up

A round-up of news for the bunker industry Read

OW Bunker adds to Seoul team

Appointment to 'support the company's ambitious plans for growth and expansion within Asia' Read

KPI Bridge Oil strengthens Istanbul office

Move reflects growth of activties Read

Do we need fast container ships?

It would take a brave owner to order a US$100m, 14 knot container ship Read

KPI Bridge Oil expands in Singapore

Broker and trader looks forward to further growth Read

OW appointments

Independent supplier and trader implements regional strategy Read

Total adds barge at Le Havre

Additional vessel increases capacity and flexibility Read

Shell Marine Products supports Shanghai Maritime University

Five-year deal to support the University's new Marine Engine Room Integrated Lab Read

OW Bunker's new corporate strategy

Global bunker supplier and trader to increase recruitment Read

North Sea Group / Frisol Bunkering strengthens team

Ruben Blok to join bunker desk Read

Downturn hits down under

Just over a year ago, the mood in the Australian bunker industry was still upbeat but that has changed over the course of last year. Read


Shipping recover is underway, despite short-term setbacks Read

Italy - looking better

The Italian market has had its share of woes in the downturn but it may have turned a corner, reports David Hughes Read


The bunker market is attracting new players, thanks to its ideal location Read


Another good year, but expansion room is needed Read


Margins under pressure Read


Still a major hub, and the centre of global attention Read

What role for surveyors?

It appears that bunker surveyors are generally still keeping busy, despite the downturn, but will this survive the advent of new technology, David Hughes asks Read


A round-up of news from the testing sector Read

Reaching out to the industry

World Bunkering talks to Mike Ball, the new chairman of IBIA Read

Global round-up

A round-up of news for the bunker industry Read

OW merges Swedish offices

Supplier consolidates country function in regional office Read

OW strengthens Geneva sales team

Søren Vernersen to further develop Swiss customer base and strengthen regional presence Read

Yousuf leaves Orion

Muhammad Yousuf to be CEO of new Pakistan-based bunker company Read

Bominflot's Houston appointments

Vincent Terracciano joins as senior marketer Read

CEPSA on the move

Spanish oil company's bunker arm switches to new offices Read

OW Bunker expands Shanghai office

Danish-based global supplier and trader appoints additional bunker trader Read

IBIA appoints new event manager

International Bunker Industry Association's to strengthen its outreach on social networks and e-platforms. Read

Legal Eagle

A round-up of legal news for the bunker industry Read

Turkey - The gateway to the Black Sea

Turkey has much to recommend it as a bunker location, but it cannot afford to be complacent Read


Malta's location makes it an ideal point for a bunker call, but it is vital that suppliers keep an eye on price trends, finds David Hughes Read

Scandinavia and The Baltic - Looking offshore

The development of the offshore market offers welcome opportunities to operators in Scandinavia Read

IBIA's new vice chairman

Experienced trader Bob Lintott takes on industry role Read

UBT on the move

Singapore bunker trader shifts to bigger premises Read

Holloway moves to GAC

DNVPS man to head up GAC's ME Gulf operations Read

KPI Bridge Oil appointments

Major global bunker broker and trader adds to London and Seattle staff Read

New boss for Wrist Bunker Supply

Edmund Danielzik to head up OW's Hamburg operation Read

Environmental laws are not optional

Today environmental regulation is the main issue for the industry, says David Hughes Read

Opportunities for change

Olga Bogacheva reports on developments in the bunker market in the Russian Far East Read

Competition intensifies

The global recession is being felt in Fujairah, as elsewhere, but that hasn't deterred new players from entering the market, as David Hughes reports Read

Waiting for 380

The downturn has provided some additional opportunities to Pakistan's bunker suppliers but an inability to supply 380 cSt still holds the industry Read

Building up bunkering in India

Basheer Ahmed Sayeed, Chief Executive Officer of ChemoilAdani, gives his views on the country's marine fuel market and reports on the first year Read

All change

Consolidation hits the ARA market Read

Making waves

Mustafa Muhtaroglu, managing director of Istanbul-based Energy Petrol, talks to David Hughes Read

Global round-up

A round-up of news for the bunker industry Read

Taylor Bunkers

Formerly Ian Taylor Bunker Dept, was created by John D. Gray in 1986. It is known as one of the main bunker traders in the market. Read

Gazpromneft Marine Bunker

Gazpromneft Marine Bunker, a bunker subsidiary of JSC Gazprom Neft, executes the supply of oil products for vessels to the ports of Russia. Read

JSC Sirius Trade

Bunkering services, oil product trading, onshore fuel storing and delivery. Read


Rosneft, the largest oil company in Russia, incorporates two subsidiary companies - RN Bunker and Rosneft Marine - integrated as part of the parent company structure. Read

Equipment and services

A round-up of news for the bunker industry - what's new, what's useful, what's changed? Read

Legal Eagle

A round-up of legal news for the bunker industry Read

New projects drive modernisation

David Hughes talks to Robert Pak-Gen-Nam of Sirius Trade about bunkering in the Sakhalin region Read

News and views

Olga Bogacheva provides a round-up of the latest bunkering news from Russia Read

Looking to the future

Investment in infrastructure is going ahead despite the economic downturn Read

Tough times

IBIA Board member Bob Lintott gives his take on the bunkers scene along the Intracoastal Waterway Read

LUKOIL's strong foundations

In the current economic climate nobody can say 'Business as usual'. The downturn is affecting all players in the market but for those with a strong Read

Global round-up

A round-up of news for the bunker industry Read

Singapore success

David Hughes looks back on a busy week in the world's biggest bunker centre Read

Chairman's Introduction

IBIA is the undisputed number one representative body in the bunker industry, and we are greatly encouraged to see that people continue to want to Read

Chairman's Introduction

IBIA secured the unanimous agreement of its members to implement a new constitution by approving a revised Memorandum and Articles of Association. Read

North Europe - Is Rotterdam facing a slowdown?

Fleet renewal remains a major theme, but throughput - and bunkering activity - may suffer from the recession. Read

Secretariat's report

Last year proved to be a very busy year for IBIA. Not only did the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have significantly more meetings, IBIA was in great demand at conferences. Read

Chairman's introduction

In the United States, a new president was recently elected on the strength of, among other things, his perceived ability to change things for the better. Read


Unicom Bunkering SA

Unicom Bunkering SA, becomes Unicom Holding SA's bunkering division in Romania Read

Aditya Marine

Physical supplies of bunker fuel products Read

SMIT Amandla Marine

SMIT Amandla Marine's track record in the business of bunker delivery is without parallel in South Africa. Read

RN-BUNKER: Strengthening positions

The bunkering business of OC Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil company, is represented by its daughter company, RN-Bunker Ltd. Read

Pumangol Energy Bunkering

Physical suppliers of Marine Bunker Fuels along the coast of West Africa Read

Oil Marketing & Trading International SA

Marketing and supplying marine fuels Read

LEV Limited

Reliable bunker supplier Read

JSC Bunker Company

The first licensed and certified bunker supplier in the Arkhangelsk port, North of Russia Read

Hogla Far East Ltd

Bunkering, fuel transportation, agency services, shiprepair services, fishing, pharmacy, and building maintenance Read

Global Vision Bunkers

As a result of the Group's growing activities throughout the African continent, Global Vision Bunkers is pleased to announce the opening of a new office. Read

Nizhegorod Bunker Ltd

Nizhegorod Bunker Ltd runs successful river bunkering business Read

Nayada Co. Ltd

Nayada Co. Ltd provided high grade bunkering services to Russian and foreign shipowners. Read

Nakhodka-Portbunker Co. Ltd

A reliable experienced and efficient bunker services provider and a shipagency in the Russian Far East region. Read

Cockett Marine Oil

New English Channel - Bunkers-Only Service Read

Oliehandel Klaas de Boer B.V.

Bunkering and worldwide trading Read

OW Bunker Group A/S

Delivering a partnership-based relationship - The future for interaction between fuel suppliers and their customers Read

Endress + Hauser

Efficient measurement of bunker quantities - Now possible with Coriolis Meters Read

Platts Bunkers

Cleaning up bunker fuels. But at what cost? William Bathurst Managing Editor Platts Marine Alert & Ellie Weir, Editor Platts Bunkers Read

Arkas Bunkering

An Arkas company that began operating in the marine fuel sector at the beginning of 2006 Read

Baltic Bunkering Company

The leading players in St. Petersburg bunker market Read

Adoil Petroleum

The only licensed independent bunker supplier in Aden Read

TransOilBunker Co Ltd

Bunkering market of the Russian Far East since 1995 Read

Baltic Fuel Company Ltd

Baltic Fuel Company Ltd enters Saint-Petersburg bunker market Read

Oiltrade Marine Ltd

Bunker Supplier & Trader Read

Orion Bunkers Karachi Pakistan

Reliable and cost effective bunkering services at competitive prices Read

C-Fuels America Inc.

Physical supplier and worldwide trader of bunker fuels and marine lubricants Read

CEA Co. ltd

An experienced bunker market player and a quality services provider Read

Gazpromneft Marine Bunker

Supply of oil products for vessels to the ports of Russia Read

Tsetan Company Limited

Bunkering in the russian far east - Services in bunkering, transportation and trade of oil products Read

Neftehim Bunker Jsc

A full range of residual products, our marine gas oil is in compliance with the latest international industry standards Read

LUKOIL Bulgaria Bunker

The major physical bunker supplier in Bulgaria Read

Galp Energia SA

Portugal fuel stop Read


Subsidary - RN-Bunker Ltd Read

New realities

Carsten Ladekjaer, managing director of International Bunkering Middle East DMCC, answers World Bunkering's questions on the changing nature of the market Read

Understanding global trends

Dr Vis, president of Viswa Lab Corporation, says bunker fuel testing is becoming increasingly complicated Read

Equipment and Services

A round-up of news for the bunker industry - what's new, what's useful, what's changed? Read

Risk management is more important now than ever

Jonathan Leak, Senior Vice President of World Fuel Services Corporation, highlights the importance of bunker price risk management in this volatile economic climate Read

Bunker Planning or Bust

Evangelos L. Efstathiou, Director of Oil & Gas Transportation Solutions, Veson Nautical looks at how companies can use software to fuel up and stay financially fit Read

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