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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Petroleum Products News

Mark Tabbutt testifying

Domestic American Maritime Industry Booming

renaissance and its contributions to America’s economic, national and homeland security have never been more important,” said Tabbutt.  “The largest sector of our domestic marine transportation industry supports our energy infrastructure with the movement of crude, refined petroleum products, and chemicals and has seen dramatic growth as a result of the shale oil revolution. This is driving record levels of new vessel construction orders and deliveries in American shipyards.”   Tabbutt updated the subcommittee on the growth in domestic vessel construction and noted

AMP Chairman Tom Allegretti

American Maritime Industry Booming Testifies AMP

renaissance and its contributions to America’s economic, national and homeland security have never been more important,” said Tabbutt.  “The largest sector of our domestic marine transportation industry supports our energy infrastructure with the movement of crude, refined petroleum products, and chemicals and has seen dramatic growth as a result of the shale oil revolution. This is driving record levels of new vessel construction orders and deliveries in American shipyards.”   Tabbutt updated the subcommittee on the growth in domestic vessel construction and noted

Khalifa Ali Al-Hetmi (Photo: Milaha)

Milaha CEO Al-Hetmi to Step Down

to lead Milaha for so many years; it has truly been an honor.”   The company was established in July 1957 as the first public shareholding company registered in Qatar and holds commercial registration number 1. Milaha’s current activities include marine transportation in gas, petroleum products, containers and bulk; offshore support services; port management and operations; logistics services; shipyard; trading agencies; real estate investments; and asset management

The Impact of Decarbonization on Shipping Finance

Trading Scheme (ETS), both from 2023, and science-based targets initiatives that could also apply pressure from outside the maritime sector to reduce emissions. The report also outlines the role that the Paris Agreement could play in depressing demand for the transport of key commodities like petroleum products and coal.    Moreover, the report suggests that the shipping industry begin to consider methods, such as internal carbon pricing or other shipping industry-appropriate tools, to analyse the potential climate-exposed finance that is part of the existing $355.25 billion global loan

IBIA: Bunker Market Opportunities in Africa

Regional Forum. Here government policies covering licencing, encouraging good practices and offering economic incentives for ships to call for bunkers such as a 50% reduction in port dues and anchorage fees are delivering positive results. Future plans include additional storage tank capacity for petroleum products, including marine fuels and improvements to the supply infrastructure. The Forum also considered the outlook in South Africa itself, where- despite an increase in shipping volumes - bunker sales have dropped significantly in recent years. High port call costs have made it unattractive

Rick Meidel (Photo: Crowley)

Meidel Joins Crowley Fuels in Alaska

poised to continue our success this year,” said Smith. “We expect Rick to keep the team focused on safe, flawless operations and exceptional customer service while growing and continually improving the company.” Crowley Fuels provides transportation, distribution and sales of petroleum products to more than 280 communities across Alaska, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) sales, distribution and engineering services primarily in Alaska, the Caribbean and Central America

Crude carrier: Photo courtesy of Alaskan Tanker Co. Alaskan

Alaska Packs Powerful Maritime Economic Punch: New Study

receiving cargo from Alaska: Domestic maritime cargo transported into Alaska totals more than 8.8 million tons each year. Each year 34.2 million tons of crude petroleum originating in Alaska is transported by ship to other American states. In addition, Alaska brings in 7.4 million tons of petroleum products from other states. Overall, petroleum products are the top commodity category moved by domestic vessels from Alaska to other states. Manufactured goods are the top commodity category received by domestic vessels into the State. Alaska’s own navigable waterway network of over

BP Shipping’s Aggies left to right: Daniel Justus, Stewart Andrews, Jenny Long, Sara Broadrick, Garrett Jones and Michael Flannery.

Texas A&M Galveston Degrees Lead Six Aggies to BP Shipping

communicate is a huge part of this job.”Stewart Andrews, a Marine Transportation major at Texas A&M Galveston, says his responsibility in ship operations is to “help fuel the world’s economy and impact BP’s bottom line by ensuring safe and efficient movements of clean petroleum products.” It was his education at Texas A&M Galveston in Marine Transportation that helped him get his job at BP Shipping. “The university took my love for ships and gave me the knowledge and skillset in the industry and turn it into a career both offshore and now onshore.”Stewart

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