• 2019 November 15 09:39

    MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 15

    The Bunker Review was contributed by Marine Bunker Exchange (MABUX)

    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 Nov 14:

    380 HSFO - USD/MT 337.89 (-4.26)
    180 HSFO - USD/MT – 381.42 (-4.97)
    MGO - USD/MT – 663.21 (+1.88)


    Meantime, world oil indexes also demonstrated multidirectional changes after the Energy Information Administration reported a crude oil inventory increase for the last week.

    Brent for January settlement decreased by $0.09 to $62.28 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. West Texas Intermediate for December delivery fell by $0.35 to $56.77 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The Brent benchmark traded at the premium of $5.51 to WTI. Gasoil for December delivery increased by $5.50.

    Today morning oil indexes rise as OPEC's outlook for oil demand next year added hopes that the producer group and its associates will keep a lid on supply when they meet to discuss policy on output next month.

    The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said on Thursday it expected demand for its oil to fall in 2020.OPEC on Nov.14 pointed to a smaller surplus in the oil market next year. In a monthly report, OPEC said demand for its crude will average 29.58 million bpd next year, 1.12 million bpd less than in 2019. The drop in demand could press the case for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies to maintain supply curbs at a meeting on Dec. 5-6. Still, the report kept its 2020 economic and oil demand growth forecasts steady.

    According to the Energy Information Administration U.S. oil inventories rose by 2.2 million barrels for the week ended Nov. 8, compared with expectations for a build of 1.65 million barrels. Gasoline inventories rose by nearly 1.9 million barrels, versus expectations for a drop of 1.17 million barrels. Distillate stockpiles fell by about 2.5 million barrels, compared with forecasts for a decline of 950,000 barrels. Crude production rose by 200,000 barrels per day (bpd) to a weekly record of 12.8 million bpd, the data showed. The inventory numbers were released a day later due to Monday’s federal holiday for Veterans Day.

    Moreover, U.S. crude oil output will grow more than expected in 2019 and 2020, the U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasted this week. U.S. oil production is expected to rise to 12.29 million barrels per day this year, 30,000 bpd more than the EIA forecast last month. U.S. oil output is expected to rise an additional million bpd to 13.29 million bpd in 2020.

    The agency increased its forecast for U.S. demand for petroleum and other liquid fuels this year to 20.58 million bpd, reflecting an annual demand increase of 80,000 bpd compared with last month’s forecast for 40,000 bpd. Petroleum and liquid fuels demand is expected to rise 170,000 bpd to 20.75 million bpd in 2020, the agency said.

    On a positive note, signs of improving trade relations between the U.S. and China, a potential agreement on Brexit after the UK's general election, and a stabilization of the downward slope in major emerging economies could stabilize growth at the current forecast level.
    OPEC’s Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo, commented, that the outlook in 2020 could surprise to the upside, citing prospects for a resolution of the trade dispute and lower non-OPEC supply.

    Optimism that the United States and China could soon sign an agreement to end their trade war also seeped into the market after White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said a deal was "getting close", citing what he called very constructive discussions with Beijing.

    We expect bunker prices may demonstrate irregular changes today: US$ 1-3 down for IFO, US$ 3-5 up for MGO.




2019 December 10

12:45 Throughput of Russian seaports in 11M’19 grew by 2.7% to 766.83 million tonnes
12:24 Research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky of RF Navy's Baltic Fleet reaches the Atlantic Ocean
12:03 APM Terminals Gothenburg takes another major step in their jour-ney towards climate neutrality
11:30 Ships powered by electricity can prove to be more economically efficient than ships running on LNG – Aleksey Rakhmanov
11:26 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 10
11:02 New low-sulphur bunker oil popular in the port of Rotterdam
10:25 Pella Sietas secures construction of icebreaker of ice class "Icebreaker7" and largest single order in company history
10:21 Igor Belousov, rescue vessel of RF Navy's Pacific Fleet, concluded its visit to Vietnam
09:59 Baltiysky Zavod concerned about possible delay in construction of Ural icebreaker amid slow delivery of turbines
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.17% to $64.14, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.22% to $58.90
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,551 points
09:08 CSSC and DNV GL sign new strategic cooperation agreement
08:07 Alewijnse delivers complete portfolio on AMELS 60
07:54 Tramarsa purchases Damen Cutter Suction Dredger for 30-year strategy of expansion

2019 December 9

18:24 Lead chemical carrier of Project 00216М, PortNews, to be delivered as scheduled – USC President
18:06 Vard Marine supports New York’s Gowanus repowering project through design package for two power barges
17:53 Navigation season of 2019 closed in Volga Basin of Russia’s IWW
17:36 Oldendorff Carriers announces its membership in the Getting to Zero Coalition
17:19 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 7,795 in RF spot market
17:06 Bahri joins Maritime Anti-Corruption Network to promote collective anti-bribery efforts in maritime sector
16:48 Delo Group and ROSATOM defined procedure for acquisition of 30-pct stake of MC “Delo”
16:30 Puerto Aguadulce services largest vessel to dock in Colombia
16:14 GT Morstroy expands its fleet with jack-up platform of Project RCP 250, Varzina
16:01 His Majesty the King to open Johan Sverdrup
15:57 Risk Intelligence signs agreement for the Risk Intelligence System with Hafnia
15:50 Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 6.67 million tonnes of cargo in 11M'2019, down 3.2% Y-o-Y
15:27 Lead hydrographic survey vessel of Project 23370G completed state trials
15:03 Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore revokes Inter-Pacific Petroleum bunker supplier licence
14:35 MSC becomes first major shipping line to use 30% biofuel blends
14:32 Teachers of Marine College upgraded their skills at Marine Recruiting Agency
14:03 ABS grants AIP to Deltamarin and GTT for dual-fuel Newcastlemax design
13:11 Martin Ackermann steps down as CEO of BW LPG
12:28 Oboronlogistics provides stability of the ferry line Ust-Luga — Baltiysk
12:04 Rotterdam to host 4th European Environmental Ports Conference on 24-25 June 2020
11:40 BIMCO to publish new shortened law and arbitration clause
11:16 BIMCO submits biofouling survey results to IMO
11:09 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 09
10:53 Industry roundtable meeting feeling more positive on IMO 2020
10:31 New and largest DFDS ro-ro ship 'Hollandia Seaways' sails between Gothenburg and Ghent in North Sea Port
10:09 REMPEC hosts a three-day training in Tekirdağ, Turkey
09:29 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.39% to $62.14, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.52% to $58.89
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,558 points

2019 December 8

16:47 ABS and CINS facilitate development of risk-based approach to minimize risk of container fires
15:32 Sea Machines & HamiltonJet collaborate to merge capabilities of autonomous control and jet propulsion systems
14:46 GWS installing turbines at Northwester 2 Offshore Wind Farm
13:22 Norsepower collaborates with SWS for cost and energy efficient VLCC designs
12:14 Grieg Star adds 64000dwt bulk cargo carrier to its fleet
11:05 ABS grants AIP for first Jones ACT SOV

2019 December 7

16:55 USCG Cutter Steadfast returns to port after 60-day counter drug patrol
15:42 TEN announces charter extension for an LNG carrier
13:08 FMT and Indian Register of Shipping sign MOU on strategic cooperation
11:34 AET secures long-term DPST charter contracts with Shell
10:37 Titan LNG tenders for 8000 cbm LNG bunker barge

2019 December 6

18:11 Lithuania aims to ensure state management of „Rail Baltica“ infrastructure
17:55 More operative services of towboats in the Port of Klaipėda
17:28 Acceptance/delivery certificate for Kalas, first rescue tugboat of Project MPSV12
17:06 APM Terminals Gothenburg takes another major step in their journey towards climate neutrality
16:04 Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam MD receives Harbour Medal
15:57 Northern Sea Route cargo traffic totaled 27.59 million tonnes YTD, up almost 70% Y-o-Y
15:26 IAPH Women’s Forum’s initiative “Women in Ports Mentoring Program” now extended to female Harbour Masters