Singapore Minister Sees Hin Leong Credit Disruption as 'Manageable'

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Wednesday April 22, 2020

The impact on credit conditions for the Singapore bunker market from the financial troubles at oil trading firm Hin Leong will be 'manageable,' according to the country's transport minister.

"While there is some immediate collateral impact through credit tightening on other bunkering players, it is manageable," Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said on his Facebook account Tuesday.

"Other existing bunker suppliers have immediately come in to fill the gap."

The minister noted that it was 'fortuitous' that the country had invited new bids for bunker supplier licences in December.

Earlier this week Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority announced it had awarded bunker supplier licences to TFG Marine and Minerva Bunkering.