ANALYSIS: Concern rising over bunker industry credit availabilityAttendees at events for London International Shipping Week showed increasing interest in the credit problems faced by both the shipping and bunker industries in an era of tighter lending regulation and high costs.
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Singapore bunker industry faces aftermath of UE, Panoil malpracticeRecent developments related to UE and Panoil could mean still reduced lending to a sector that has not seen very liberal injections in the last few years.
SINGAPORE DATA: Aug bunker fuel sales rise 3.2% on year to 4.36 mil mtBunker sales rose even though vessel arrivals for bunkering were down 6.4% on year.
ANALYSIS: Sulfur cap at China's Yangtze ports to have limited impact on bunker salesIMO 2020 global sulfur cap rule would be the real game changer.