Pandemic cuts global marine fuel demand

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Thu, 2020-09-17 00:16

SINGAPORE: Global demand for marine fuels is expected to fall by up to 17 percent due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on world trade, setting the stage for more consolidation among bunker suppliers, an industry executive told a conference on Wednesday.

Banks scaled back on their commodities trade finance after the coronavirus crisis led to defaults by some trading houses and exposed a series of frauds, leaving small and medium sized firms most exposed.

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