SINGAPORE DATA: July bunker fuel sales up 6.8% on year to 4.39 mil mtThe data caught a number of bunker suppliers and traders by surprise as many said they did not see lofty sales levels during the month.
Inatech sees 2020 sulfur cap driving bunker digitizationGlencore-owned market software provider Inatech is relying on the increased complexity of bunker markets after 2020 to drive a move toward more sophisticated procurement strategies among shipowners.
FEATURE: European bunker market could see boost from more cruises, capacityRecent quarterly results from Carnival, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean contained outlooks which suggested an overall slight rise in both demand and the number of ships, Melissa Long, a director at S&P Global Ratings, said.
INTERVIEW: Bunker supplier Bomin sees 2020 contract talks start early"The big deal for us as suppliers is that we're not going to have the luxury of a rehearsal."
ANALYSIS: Bunker traders must reinvent themselves to hold market shareBunker trading margins have been under sustained downward pressure since the 2014 slump in crude prices.