Ship & Bunker Price Indications

About Ship & Bunker's Benchmark Bunker Prices

For each port, Ship & Bunker Prices combine daily indications from select local and global physical bunker suppliers, traders, and brokers, along with market place pricing from online bunker buying platform ClearLynx. Select ports also contain a price from BunkerEx derived from actual bunker transactions taking place on the BunkerEx online platform. We believe this unique blend of data sources used by Ship & Bunker to calculate our daily bunker price indications provides readers with the most realistic overview of the market.

Daily average prices are a linear average of all price indications in a given market.

Price indications are updated Monday to Friday at the end of each global market day.

All indications are quoted in USD per metric tonne.

About ClearLynx

ClearLynx is a neutral transactional platform for connecting the buyers and sellers of marine fuel. It provides the same process and privacy when procuring/selling bunkers today plus:

  • Optimization / Planning tool
  • Live pricing & historical data
  • Updated port and supplier profiles
  • Instantaneous coverage of suppliers
  • Robust Contract module
  • Mobile app connectivity
  • Claims Management module
  • Reporting & Performance Analytics
  • Audit compliance
  • Seamless integration capabilities with 3rd party softwares for buyers and suppliers

To learn more about ClearLynx please visit:

Understanding Bunker Price Indications

Even within a single market or port, there are an incredible number of factors that determine the price that a buyer pays for bunkers. This includes:

  • The volume of bunkers being purchased - remember that in some ports larger volumes don't always attract a better price per tonne!
  • The delivery date - more notice doesn't always mean a better price
  • The reputation and other credit considerations of the buyer - higher risk counterparties can generally expect to pay more
  • When the deal can be made - sometimes better deals can be had if, for example, a trader or broker needs to make up volumes to fill their quota.
  • Who is part of the sales chain - going direct doesn't guarantee the lowest price

For these, and other considerations, Ship & Bunker Prices can not be taken as a price guarantee.