China Challenges Singapore as Asia’s Top Bunker Supplier

Singapore is facing the greatest competition yet to its status as the dominant marine fuel supplier in Asia, with China luring more ships to its shores following a rapid expansion of its port and refining facilities.

Crew Change Crisis 2.0 – Singapore Bans South Asian Seafarers

Thanks to local restrictions and logistical challenges, hundreds of thousands have been stranded at sea – marooned on vessels for, in some cases, months beyond agreed contracts.

Penguin has delivered Singapore’s first hybrid-powered ship

Penguin Tenaga will shortly be deployed to Pulau Bukom to join Penguin’s fleet of workboats that are supporting Shell’s island refinery operations.

Singapore’s 1st LNG bunkering vessel starts commercial ops

FueLNG Bellina, Singapore’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel, kicked off commercial operations.

Singapore to vaccinate over 10,000 frontline maritime workers by end of month

Singapore will deliver Covid-19 vaccinations to over 10,000 maritime personnel by the end of January under its Sea – Air Vaccination Exercise (SAVE). The exercise is part of the country’s national Covid-19 vaccination strategy to protect frontline personnel and their family members, as well as residents living in Singapore.

Singapore tightening marine sector Covid-19 checks after two recent cases

Singapore is tightening the testing regime for all shore-based personnel going onboard ships, following two recent cases of Covid-19 infection on a marine surveyor and a harbour pilot.

Explosive-laden boat cited in Jeddah tanker attack

BW subsidiary Hafnia had merely described yesterday’s attack as coming from an “external source” whilst discharging at Jeddah. All 22 seafarers have been accounted for with no injuries.

Hafnia tanker at Jeddah becomes latest mine victim

BW Rhine, a Singapore-flagged LR1 product tanker belonging to the fleet of Hafnia, has been hit from an “external source” whilst discharging at Jeddah just after midnight today, according to a release from the BW subsidiary.

Labor Group Seeks Help for Hundreds of Thousands of Seafarers Stranded by COVID

Hundreds of thousands of seafarers around the world are stranded at sea due to coronavirus travel restrictions, unable to go home or get medical care, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Tuesday, calling on nations to address their plight.

Spring Marine linked to $14.5m deal for Blue Wake product tanker

Greek owner Spring Marine Management has been reported by brokers as the buyer of Blue Wake Shipping’s 2010-built MR2 product tanker Carina.

Global LNG Bunkering Partnership Launched to Support LNG Growth

As part of the ongoing efforts around the world to build an LNG bunkering infrastructure for the shipping industry, two of the leaders in the field announced they will form a partnership to develop a global network.

PIL sells two more ships to Seaspan

The latest sales, as reported by Greece’s Lion Shipbrokers, are among PIL’s last big boxships, offloading sister ships Kota Pemimpin and Kota Petani.

OSM Maritime to acquire SeaTeam Management from Frontline/Golden Ocean

OSM Maritime is set to acquire SeaTeam Management the ship management arm of John Fredriksen’s Frontline and Golden Ocean.