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  • 2019 November 7 15:29

    MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Nov 07

    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.06

    380 HSFO - USD/MT 363.21 (-0.14)
    180 HSFO - USD/MT 406.85 (-0.63)
    MGO - USD/MT 671.29 (+0.53)


    Meantime, world oil indexes declined on Nov.6 as U.S. crude stockpiles rose more, that expected.

    Brent for January settlement decreased by $1.22 to $61.74 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. West Texas Intermediate for December delivery fell by $0.88 to $56.35 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The Brent benchmark traded at the premium of $5.39 to WTI. Gasoil for November delivery declined by $2.75.

    Today indexes continue to slide down.

    U.S. oil inventories rose much more than expected last week. According to the Energy Information Administration oil stockpiles rose by 7.9 million barrels, compared with expectations for an increase of about 1.5 million barrels.

    Beijing and Washington are closing in on a phase one trade deal, although today’s reports said Beijing is trying to push the U.S. to remove more tariffs on Chinese goods as part of the deal.

    Both countries have slapped tariffs on each other's goods in a trade war that has dragged on for 16 months. On Wednesday, there was still no indication that negotiators were ready to move Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping from talking phase one to the signing of the agreement
    Also weighing on oil prices today were reports that the biggest producers in OPEC+ aren’t pushing for deeper oil-supply cuts when the group meets next month.

    At the same time OPEC in this annual report said, that marine fuel regulations on sulfur that go into effect January 1 will have a less disruptive — but still considerable — impact to the oil market than previously feared. Lower expected oil demand growth, a pick-up in the pace of scrubber installations and increases in the availability of compliant fuel will mitigate some of the market stresses. Recent assessments indicate that the global refining system will have sufficient flexibility to address the changes in the maritime sector’s fuel mix. Nevertheless, the impact on high sulfur fuel oil prices, the gasoil/HSFO spread, as well as HSFO-rich crude oil prices, will still be significant, although less severe than previously expected.

    The International Maritime Organization will implement rules limiting the sulfur con. OPEC’s outlook forecasts that compliance will be about 85% in 2020, up by about 10 percentage points from last year’s outlook. Compliance will rise to almost 90% by 2024 and to eventual near full compliance.It is also expected 2,500 vessels to have scrubbers installed in 2020, eventually rising to almost 5,500 ships. OPEC estimates that marine HSFO demand will decline from 3 million b/d in 2019 to 1.2 million b/d in 2020 and then recover to about 1.5 million b/d, due to scrubber installations. Diesel demand in the bunker sector is forecast to rise to about 1.5 million b/d in 2020, from about 900,000 b/d currently. Compliant 0.5% sulfur blend fuel will see demand increase to about 1.6 million b/d in 2020, from about 300,000 b/d currently.

    The United States will target shipping companies that are in breach of sanctions and aggressively enforce measures across the globe to clamp down on such practices. In one of the biggest sanctions actions taken by the U.S. government since its crackdown on Iranian oil exports, Washington imposed sanctions on Chinese companies in late September for alleged involvement in moving crude oil from Iran. COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian), a subsidiary of China’s state-owned shipping group COSCO, was one of the companies blacklisted. Concern over shippers falling foul of U.S. sanctions sent oil freight costs to record highs around the world, adding millions of dollars to the cost of every voyage. Washington has also used sanctions on other countries including Venezuela and North Korea.

    We expect bunker prices to demonstrate downward changes today: 3-5 USD down for IFO, 1-3 USD down for MGO.




2021 December 7

18:15 Ernst Russ AG to acquire further shares in a Fleet Holding Company
17:59 Kuzey Star Shipyard holds steel cutting ceremony for Atomflot’s new floating dock
17:36 Stena Line expands and launches new route between Stockholm Norvik and Hanko
17:15 Boskalis consortium secures EUR 24 million research grant to advance emission-free shipping
16:45 New report highlights regional economic importance of Ports of Stockholm
16:33 LAS Admiral Panteleev of RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet started transition to Vladivostok from Indonesia after participation in ARNEX-2021
16:15 Angola starts CLOV Phase 2 project
15:50 Rosneft signed contract with Indian Oil for supplying up to 2 mln tons of crude oil to India
15:45 Strategic Marine wins additional order for new 42m Fast Crew Boat from Centus Marine
15:27 Ships of RF Navy and Egypt Navy start naval phase of Bridge of Friendship 2021 joint exercise
15:03 Wärtsilä partners with Microsoft to strengthen their Edge platform and industrialise Marine IoT
14:41 NOVATEK and RWE sign MOU on decarbonization and LNG
14:23 ABS grants Alfa Laval the marine industry’s first approval in principle for firing boilers with methanol
14:08 Nonius Engineering supports International Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” as its Sponsor
13:50 Cox Marine collaborates with clean maritime consortium to demonstrate world-first diesel-hydrogen outboard
13:22 The leading Russian supertrawler for the Russian Fishery Company has successfully inclined
12:36 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 11M’2021 fell by 15%, year-on-year
12:14 Stena Line to open new daily route to Finland
11:49 Russia joins the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks
11:12 Exports of Sibanthracite Group to India in 2021 to total 3.5 million tonnes of coal and anthracite
11:00 Long Beach and Los Angeles keep ‘Container Dwell Fee’ on hold until Dec. 13
10:51 DSV launches Green Logistics to accelerate the green transition of the industry
10:47 Throughput of Taganrog port in 11M’2021 fell by 2% Y-o-Y
10:24 Average spot market price for Russian M100 product fell to RUB 25,252 pmt
10:06 Flag-raising ceremony held on Norvezhskoye More trawler, first serial factory ship of KMT01 design
09:45 MABUX: Global bunker indexes to turn to firm upward trend on Dec. 07
09:28 Baltic Dry Index as of December 3
09:13 Crude oil prices continue rising

2021 December 6

18:37 The Port of Bergen changes the name of the Hurtigruten terminal
18:22 Preliminary results of Volga Basin cargo traffic – 41.39 million tonnes
18:14 Equinor invests in battery storage company
17:55 ENGIE and Masdar form US$5 billion strategic alliance to drive UAE’s green hydrogen economy
17:38 Moody’s upgrades Global Ports’ rating to Ba1 with stable outlook
17:16 Solstad Offshore announces long-term contracts in Brazil
16:44 Port of HaminaKotka cargo turnover in 11M’2021 fell by 1.5%
16:20 TezMedz and Tabiyat.pk signs contract with Maersk for integrated cold chain solutions
16:05 “K” Line obtains VSPS regarding Australian quarantine for car carrier
15:55 LR and InterManager share new insights into the causes of lifeboat accidents
15:50 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg upgrades its infrastructure
15:14 Diana Shipping announces the acquisition of a resale new-building Capesize dry bulk vessel
14:57 Arctia’s IB Otso sets off for the Bay of Bothnia as the season’s first icebreaker
14:35 Cargo traffic within Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s IWWs fell by 14.2% in 2021
14:03 Jan De Nul receives the transport & installation for Vesterhav Nord & Syd wind farm in Denmark
13:48 Onezhsky Shipyard lays down sixth crab catching ship for Russian Crab Group
13:16 DOTr, PPA unveil P316 million Zamboanga port expansion
12:42 Cargo transportation by Volga-Don Canal decreased by 10.6% in navigation season 2021
12:14 New technology risks must be tackled despite decade of progress in ship safety, warns DNV
11:57 Сruise ship Peotr Veliky made first technological voyage
11:38 Mohammed bin Rashid and Mohamed bin Zayed launch UAE Rail Program
11:14 IAA PortNews’ summary of previous week news
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09:29 Crude oil market sees recovery of prices
09:12 Baltic Dry Index as of December 3

2021 December 5

15:03 GasLog Ltd. places order at DSME for four 174000m3 gas carriers
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2021 December 4

15:21 MOL and Flotation Energy to explore offshore floating wind in Japan