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IMO 2020 transition faces obstacles to bunkering

When bunkering in Singapore, the world's top marine fuel hub, shipowners are having to notify suppliers weeks in advance if requiring refuels with HSFO. This and other complexities surfacing in the final countdown to the mandatory low-sulphur transition have hindered bunker efficiency and driven up delivery costs of marine fuels

Notwithstanding the added complexity the regulation presents to its bunker operations, Singapore will remain the preferred destination for refuelling of ships for some time to come, say observers

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