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Taiwan’s CPC resumes bunker operations at 4 ports as Typhoon Maria passes

Taiwan’s state-owned refiner CPC Corp. resumed bunker operations Wednesday morning at the ports of Keelung, Taichung, Suao and Hualien after Typhoon Maria weakened and moved northwards.

Operations at the ports were suspended on Tuesday.

Typhoon Maria was moving in a west-northwesterly direction at 41 kph, with a maximum wind speed of 45 m/s and wind gusts of 55 m/s, the Central Weather Bureau said in its 0000 GMT update on its website.

Across the Taiwan Strait, ports located along the east coast of China, such as Shanghai, Ningbo-Zhoushan and Xiamen, have halted bunkering operations due to the typhoon, market sources said.

“It is a strong typhoon, the gale circle is over 400 km,” a China-based supplier said.

At the Asian close Tuesday, 380 CST bunker fuel for delivery at Shanghai was assessed at $484/mt, up $3/mt from Monday.
Source: Platts

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