Tag: bunker

Global Distillates Weekly

Conventional IMO 2020 wisdom stipulated that gasoil supplies would be strained due to added demand from the bunker market, which would yield strong diesel cracks and high prices. That has not yet happened.

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Global Distillates Weekly

The sulfur cap has long been viewed as bullish for gasoil demand. But that might not be readily apparent by looking at our gasoil import/export data for the world’s largest bunker port, Singapore.

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Updated 2020 Bunker Forecast

Back in March, ClipperData unveiled its first forecast for marine fuel demand between 2020 and 2025. In recent weeks, we have updated our projection ahead of the IMO’s forthcoming 0.5 percent sulfur cap. In our initial projection, we forecasted that

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Container Lines Prepare for 2020

Major container lines are facing higher costs due to an increase in expected bunker fuel prices from IMO 2020. To cover their costs, container lines are proposing Bunker Adjustment Factors (BAFs). BAFs are tariffs added to base freight rates that take into account changes in fuel prices, the major component of operating costs.

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The LSFO Terror

LSFO in particular has been of interest from the bunker industry due to its status as a relatively new marine fuel. In a recent blog post, I highlighted issues surrounding several US patents that concern the blending of hydrocarbons to create IMO-compliant LSFO. In this post, I take a look at another concern with LSFO: Compatibility.

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