Global Bunker Market To Continue Its Downward Trend

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Credit : Fujian shipping

On August 23rd, the MABUX World Bunker Index, which is calculated based on current prices for 380 HSFO, VLSFO, and MGO, showed a noticeable downward trend.

380 HSFO – USD/MT – 561.05 (-1.02)

VLSFO – USD/MT – 661.63 (-3.46)

MGO – USD/MT – 968.90 (-0.65)

HSFO Segment Analysis

As of Aug. 23, the MABUX MBP/DBP Index (MDI) (the correlation between market bunker prices (MBP) and the MABUX digital bunker price benchmark (DBP)), recorded the following changes in four selected ports: Rotterdam, Singapore, Fujairah and Houston:

HSFO segment: Three selected ports: Rotterdam, Singapore and Houston – remained slightly overcharged. The overprice premium continued narrowing by $13 in Rotterdam, by $9 in Singapore but widening by $4 in Houston. Fujairah was the only underpriced port while the undercharge ratio decreased by $3.

VLSFO Segment Insights

VLSFO segment: Rotterdam and Fujairah have been joined by Singapore in the underpriced zone. Rotterdam’s underpricing increased by $5, Singapore’s by $4, but Fujairah’s decreased by $3. In contrast, Houston has moved into the overpriced territory, making it the only port with overcharging in this fuel segment. The overprice ratio rose by $6. Notably, Singapore, Fujairah, and Houston are nearing the MDI 100 percent correlation mark.

MGO LS Segment Overview

MGO LS segment: All four selected ports were undercharged. Rotterdam and Fujairah’s underprice margins narrowed by $1 each, while Singapore’s widened by $2 and Houston’s by a substantial $14.

We expect Global bunker indices to continue slight downward movement on Aug.24: 380 HSFO – minus 2-4 USD/MT, VLSFO – minus 2-5 USD/MT, MGO LS – minus 1-5 USD/MT.

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Source : MABUX

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