• 2019 September 10 08:26

    MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Sep 10

    MABUX World Bunker Index (consists of a range of prices for 380 HSFO, 180 HSFO and MGO (Gasoil) in the main world hubs) continued upward changes on Sep. 09

    380 HSFO - USD/MT 385.32 (+8.18)
    180 HSFO - USD/MT 427.90 (+6.63)
    MGO - USD/MT 652.80 (+0.12)


    Meantime, world oil indexes demonstrated upward evolution on Sept. 09 after Saudi Arabia, the world's largest exporter of crude, named Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman as its new energy minister.

    Brent for November settlement increased by $1.05 to $62.59 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. West Texas Intermediate for October delivery rose by $1.33 to $57.85 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The Brent benchmark traded at the premium of 4.74 to WTI. Gasoil for September delivery increased by 16.75.

    Today indexes continue to rise amid optimism that OPEC and other countries may agree to extend production cuts in a bid to support prices.

    Prince Abdulaziz, son of Saudi King Salman and a long-time member of the Saudi delegation to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, replaced Khalid al-Falih on Sep.08. Price Abdulaziz helped to negotiate the current agreement on supply cuts between OPEC+ and has been instrumental in cementing that cooperation. He said that the Saudi policy would not change and that the OPEC+ deal would survive.

    Prices were also supported by comments from Mazrouei that OPEC and its allies were committed to balancing the crude market.

    Russia's oil output in August exceeded its quota under the OPEC+ agreements to cut 1.2 million barrels per day. OPEC oil output rose in August, gaining for the first month this year as higher supply from Iraq and Nigeria outweighed restraint by Saudi Arabia and losses caused by U.S. sanctions on Iran, a Reuters survey found. The OPEC+ deal's joint ministerial monitoring committee will meet on Thursday, Sept.12 in Abu Dhabi.

    Oil indexes were also supported by a rise in oil imports in China in August, with shipments to the world's biggest importer up 3% from July and nearly 10% higher in the first eight months of 2019 from a year earlier.

    In the United States, drilling companies cut the number of operating oil rigs for a third week in a row last week.

    Iraq is committed to reducing oil production in line with OPEC and non-OPEC cuts, and will begin drawing down output as of October. Iraq needed to raise production over the summer months to meet domestic demand. Output will decline in the next few months because of lower domestic demand and the beginning of refinery maintenance. Iraq, OPEC’s second-biggest producer, has always pumped more than its commitment to the cuts.

    The Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1 at the center of a dispute between Tehran and Western powers has been photographed by satellite off the Syrian port of Tartus. There is an image shows the tanker Adrian Darya 1 very close to Tartus on Sept. 6. The tanker, which is loaded with Iranian crude oil, sent its last signal giving its position between Cyprus and Syria sailing north on Monday. Washington has warned any state against assisting the ship, saying it would consider that support for a terrorist organization, namely, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The U.S. Treasury Department blacklisted the tanker on Sep.6.

    We expect bunker prices to demonstrate upward changes today: about 3-5 USD up for IFO, about 13-15 USD down for MGO.




2019 September 23

11:50 Workshop in Kenya focused on reducing marine plastic from ships
11:36 Abu Dhabi Ports’ container volume up 82.4% in the first half of 2019
11:29 Regional workshop in Saudi Arabia focused on clean shipping in Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Gulf
11:04 Vympel Shipyard launches fourth Grachonok-class special purpose boat for Federal National Guard Troops Service
10:26 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.1% to $64.99, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.1% to $58.73
10:08 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to Red Sea
09:47 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 7.4% to 12.18 million TEUs in Jan-Aug’2019
09:25 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,131 points
09:08 DNV GL awards AIPs to DSME for ethylene carrier cargo tank designs
08:49 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Sep. 23
08:06 Damen completes maintenance work on Innovation at Damen Verolme Rotterdam

2019 September 22

17:03 Höegh increases its frequency to Australia
16:21 USCG Cutter Seneca offloads more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine in Miami
15:16 Algoma announces agreement to acquire Croatian-built dry-bulk carrier
13:03 Van Oord: Second Sand Motor successfully completed
12:47 Ørsted to pioneer deployment of GE’s next generation offshore wind turbine
11:39 ZPMC orders compressors to pipelay vessel

2019 September 21

16:17 USCG responds to breakaway barges striking I-10 San Jacinto River bridge
15:14 Eastern Shipbuilding launches the C.D WHITE for E.N. Bisso & Son
14:06 Boskalis associate Smit Lamnalco signs first 10-year terminal services contract in Mozambique
12:52 Kongsberg wins first full-scope expedition cruise vessel tender, with gensets and propulsion equipment
11:34 Rauma Shipyard bags Finnish Navy's four corvettes order

2019 September 20

18:41 Vostochny Port joins Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian Transportation as its permanent member
18:22 IAA PortNews offers photo release from 'Development of Icebreaking and Support Fleet' conference held on NEVA 2019 zero-day
18:05 Global Ship Lease announces new five-year $268 mln credit facility for debt refinancing
17:24 Vostochny Port’s harbour services fleet presented at dedicated conference in Saint-Petersburg
17:05 F. A. Vinnen places entire fleet with Verifavia Shipping & Rina for IHM services
16:50 Helsinki Shipyard (Finland) to build two liners for polar cruises
16:35 COSCO SHIPPING Ports announces disposal of interest in various port assets and possible disposal of Taicang Terminal and Jiangsu Petrochemical Terminal
16:21 ABB presents electric power and propulsion solutions for icebreaking vessels at NEVA 2019
16:05 Port of Los Angeles protects overall clean air gains
15:19 Port of Riga rapidly increases volume of handled wood pellets
14:53 South Korean port to slash passenger vessel emissions with ABB shore power
14:15 Krasnoye Sormovo launches Pola Pelagia, dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59З, for Pola Rise
13:30 Damen Shipyards Group is ready to ensure construction of electric water buses for rivers and canals of Saint-Petersburg and Russia
13:12 MSC Cruises and Fincantieri unveil further details of MSC Seashore at coin ceremony
12:24 Victor Olersky sees promising future of electric river passenger ships in Saint-Petersburg and in Russia
12:09 Algoma Central Corporation announces agreement to acquire Croatian-built vessel
11:28 Specifications for 0.50% sulphur fuels and the PAS from ISO: IBIA explains
11:09 GTT obtains Approval in Principle from Bureau Veritas for the Mark III Flex technology on ice-breaking LNG carriers
10:52 IBIA and S&P Global Platts collaborate to help shipping industry comply with IMO 2020
10:31 Workshop for training on emergency response, preparation and planning held in Manila
10:09 Van Oord and Shell test the use of biofuel on trailing suction hopper dredger HAM 316
09:50 State Duma ratifies Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.20% to $63.73, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.98% to $58.7
09:25 Lloyd’s Register, China Merchants, GTT, CNOOC, DSIC form jv to design LNG-fuelled VLCC
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,192 points
08:58 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Sept 20

2019 September 19

18:04 Bibby Marine Services takes the next step to optimize walk-to-work operations
17:56 Marinet approves Poseidon maritime cyber security project
17:37 American Ethane reveals plans to order 17 VLECs
17:34 Wärtsilä’s Board of Directors decided on the distribution of the second dividend instalment
17:22 Marinet approves T2OT project for high accuracy positioning of seagoing vessels
17:04 VARD secures advanced stern trawler contract with Luntos
16:50 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 14,328 in RF spot market
16:34 Zeebrugge port authority invests in new 1,071 meter quay wall
16:04 RINA to classify Swedish Maritime Administration fleet
15:53 Marinet set to establish exports support center in Finland in 2020
15:34 MacGregor secures orders worth more than EUR 20 million for projects in Europe and Asia
15:05 Wärtsilä foresees a lower result for 2019