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Total readies for six-month low sulphur transition

The transition will pick up in earnest from next month as the market seeks to come to grips with new and existing options to comply with the IMO global sulphur cap. Total sees this as one signpost marking the start of the mandatory low sulphur transition for the marine fuel industry. Total wants to maintain…

8 Sep 2019, by Informa Connect Insights

Energy | Maritime

Endress+Hauser discusses value of digitalisation in bunker supply chain

Digital transformation is the way forward for every stakeholder in the bunker fuel supply chain, states the Business Process Consultant – Bunkering & Fuel Supply Chain at Endress+Hauser. Mohamed Abdenbi was addressing delegates at the 9th Biennial Bunkering in Asia conference on Tuesday (3 September) when he noted on a need to harmonise the measurement method along…

8 Sep 2019, by Informa Connect Insights

Energy | Maritime

BunkerMAESTRO to remove ‘biggest pain point’ of bunker operators

A digital solution developed by Singapore-based maritime solutions firm Claritecs is well on its way to remove the ‘biggest pain point’ of bunker tanker operators and more, says its Co-founder and Chief Product Officer. Russell Gomes was presenting at the 9th Biennial Bunkering in Asia conference on Wednesday (4 September) when he shared how the tech company…

8 Sep 2019, by Informa Connect Insights

Energy | Maritime

SSA President shares members’ concerns for first six months of IMO 2020

The President of Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) shared members’ international concerns for the first six months of IMO 2020 during her presentation at the 9th Biennial Bunkering in Asia conference on Tuesday (3 September). Caroline Yang, also the Chief Executive of Singapore-based bunker tanker owner and operator Hong Lam Marine, noted members were concerned over global locations…

8 Sep 2019, by Informa Connect Insights

Energy | Maritime

Innospec launches Octamar™ series of additives for new blends of IMO 2020 bunker fuels

Colorado-based global specialty chemicals company Innospec on Tuesday (3 September) launched a new series of additives specifically developed for new blends of 0.5% sulphur limit IMO 2020 bunker fuels at the 9th Biennial Bunkering in Asia conference. The two new multi-functional additives, Octamar™ HF-10 Plus and Octamar™ Ultra HF, both enhance the stability and compatibility of VLSFOs and hybrid…

8 Sep 2019, by Informa Connect Insights

Maritime

IMO 2020 Through A Bunker Trader’s Lens

Interview Session with Carsten Ladekjaer, the CEO of Glander International Bunkering: What current issues are impacting your industry? The IMO 2020 0,5% Sulphur cap applicable from January 1st next year is the most importance issue impacting the bunker industry short- and mid-term looking ahead. What is the biggest challenge you are facing in your function?…

2 Jul 2019, by Informa Connect Insights

Maritime

Global Shippers and Port Authorities to Convene at the Marine Digitalization China Summit

There’s no stopping to the Fourth Industrial Revolution which is set to hit traditional industries including shipping. The ecosystem will have to begin to confront rapid and unprecedented changes to navigate digital transformation, and turn it into an opportunity (or a disruption) for the business. As part of IBC's China Shipping Week 2019, the Marine Digitalization Summit which is…

14 Jun 2019, by Informa Connect Insights

Maritime

Case Study: AI Implementation Strategy for Container Terminal Innovation

Extract from Joseph Cedric’s Original Paper “AI Project Initiatives for Marine Container Terminal Innovation”, Submitted to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), Delivered in Collaboration with GetSmarter (March 2018) Introduction The shipping and container port industry has been steadily implementing automation types of technologies to increase the productivity and…

23 May 2019, by Informa Connect Insights

Maritime

60 Seconds with…Budha Majumdar on Ports and Terminals

Did you know? Budha believes ports and terminals is not as visible an industry as it should be. Inside the industry, ports and terminals are hugely profitable enterprises. The average EBITDA margin in a well-run terminal is better than 50%, which means for every $100 charged for handling a container, the terminal is left with…

21 May 2019, by Informa Connect Insights

Maritime

Tank Cleaning Operations on Chemical Tankers. Why Waste Money?

The expectations required of ship managers are becoming more and more challenging these days. Ballas Water Management, Scrubbers among others, are causing significant impact to the budget of vessels. In the past years I have been involved in innumerable tank cleaning operations including optimising tank cleaning processes. It was interesting to observe that even sister…

18 Jan 2019, by Informa Connect Insights
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