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Asia-Pacific Bunker Fuel Market, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2028

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  • 122 Pages
  • October 2023
  • Region: Asia Pacific
  • TechSci Research
  • ID: 5893429
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The Asia-Pacific bunker fuel market is anticipated to grow at a steady pace in the forecast period, 2024-2028. The demand for bunker fuel is anticipated to rise because of the rising energy consumption, particularly in developing countries, which is predicted to result in an increase in crude oil and natural gas trade throughout the projection period. The expansion of offshore oil & gas exploration operations and development of wind farms have contributed to the region's bunker fuel market's rapid growth over the past decade.

The word "bunker fuel" refers to any fuel pumped into a ship's bunkers to operate its engines. Deep-sea freight ships generally burn the heavy and leftover oil after using light fuels like petrol and diesel. During the refinement process, hydrocarbons are removed from crude oil.

Growing Demand for LNG as a Bunker Fuel

The demand for cleaner bunker fuels has increased due to the implementation of strict environmental regulations. Moreover, growing LNG utilization and low-sulphur fuel oil are anticipated to provide market participants a wide range of options. As environmental awareness is rising rapidly within the country, the desire for cleaner fuel is growing with a high CAGR in the forecast period. For instance, China's maritime vessels are anticipated to boost their use of LNG as bunker fuel. Moreover, in 2020, the Chinese government has planned to establish roughly 40 ports with LNG supplies with the goal of having them operational by 2023.

Additionally, to support IMO (International Maritime Organization) 2020 regulations and to meet the rising demand for LNG as a fuel in the shipping industry, Singapore is likely to increase LNG supply to its ports. The development of LNG as a fuel was initiated in Singapore before IMO 2020 was imposed. Furthermore, in February 2021, the Port Authority of Singapore granted Total Marine Fuels Private Limited signed in 2022 a contract for the delivery of LNG bunker fuel to the ports of Singapore. As a result, over the projection period, there will probably be a rise in demand for LNG as a bunker fuel.

Rapid Growth of The Marine Vessel Industry Driving the Market Growth

The rapid growth of the marine vessel industry is driving the market growth in the forecast period. For instance, to promote the maritime commerce, the costliest method for moving things is via water bodies. The Indian government plans to build ports and canals. Therefore, the government announced an investment of USD 82 billion by 2035 to modernize the current ports and create new ports to expand the participation of the maritime industry in both local and international business. During the projection period, the port infrastructure expansion is anticipated to be a significant driver for the shipping industry and marine fuel. India has a coastline spanning more than 7,500 kilometres, which presents a significant development opportunity for the marine sector which will further boost the Asia-Pacific bunker fuel market growth.

Additionally, in 2021, Singapore's port was the second largest in the entire globe. A record-breaking 37.5 million TEU in containers were moved through the Singapore port in 2021, an increase of almost 18.6% from 2012. Moreover, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore reports that compared to 2012, the tonnage of vessels entering grew by almost 24% in 2021. Due to the rising demand for crude oil and goods made from crude oil in Singapore, tankers saw the biggest growth in both imports and exports. As a result, the demand for bunker fuel is anticipated to grow due to the rising marine vessel arrivals spurred by increased industry throughout the projected period.

Growing China & India Import/Export Facility

China's exports increased from USD 2.27 trillion to USD 3.02 trillion between 2017 and 2021, mostly due to an increase in purchases from the US, Hong Kong, and Japan. Respectively, Chinese exports to the US and Japan grew in 2021 compared to 2020 by 15.2% and 6.33% respectively. Most of the nation's imports come from China. Even though two nations share a land border, most of this trade occurs via waterways. In addition, India is a significant exporter as well. The top three countries importing goods from India are the United States, China, and United Arab Emirates. Most of the commerce with India is carried out on waterways. However, compared to 2020, imports and exports increased by 23.5% and 22.4%, respectively. As a result, the demand for refined goods and petrochemical products in the nation as well as growing commerce is predicted to propel the bunker fuel market throughout the anticipated timeframe. Since China's economy is export-oriented, rising global exports are anticipated to have a significant beneficial influence on the country's marine sector. On the other hand, the destinations of Chinese imports and exports are varied. Consequently, this aspect is anticipated to have a favourable effect on the nation's bunker fuel market. Therefore, growing China & India import/export facility are attributing the growth of bunker fuel in the Asia-Pacific market.

Market Segment

Asia-Pacific bunker fuel market is divided into type, commercial distributor, application, and country. Based on type, the market is divided into high sulfur fuel oil, low sulfur fuel oil, marine gasoil, and others. Based on commercial distributor, the market is divided into oil majors, large independent, and small independent. Based on application, the market is divided into container, bulk carrier, oil tanker, general cargo, chemical tanker, fishing vessels, gas tankers, and others. Based on country, the market is segmented into China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, and rest of the Asia-Pacific.

Market Players

Some of the major market players in the Asia-Pacific bunker fuel market are China COSCO Holdings Company Limited, Ocean Network Express PTE Ltd, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Chimbusco Pan Nation Petro-Chemical Co. Ltd, BP and Sinopec, and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation.

Report Scope:

In this report, the Asia-Pacific bunker fuel market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

Asia-Pacific Bunker Fuel Market, By Type:

  • High Sulfur Fuel Oil
  • Low Sulfur Fuel Oil
  • Marine Gasoil
  • Others

Asia-Pacific Bunker Fuel Market, By Commercial Distributor:

  • Oil Majors
  • Large Independent
  • Small Independent

Asia-Pacific Bunker Fuel Market, By Application:

  • Container
  • Bulk Carrier
  • Oil Tanker
  • General Cargo
  • Chemical Tanker
  • Fishing Vessels
  • Gas Tankers
  • Others

Asia-Pacific Bunker Fuel Market, By Country:

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Australia
  • Vietnam
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Philippines
  • Malaysia

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in the Asia-Pacific bunker fuel market.

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Table of Contents

1. Product Overview2. Research Methodology3. Executive Summary4. Voice of Customers
5. Asia-Pacific Bunker Fuel Market Outlook
5.1. Market Size & Forecast
5.1.1. By Value
5.2. Market Share & Forecast
5.2.1. By Type (High Sulfur Fuel Oil, Low Sulfur Fuel Oil, Marine Gasoil, and Others)
5.2.2. By Commercial Distributor (Oil Majors, Large Independent, and Small Independent)
5.2.3. By Application (Container, Bulk Carrier, Oil Tanker, General Cargo, Chemical Tanker, Fishing Vessels, Gas Tankers, and Others)
5.2.4. By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia)
5.3. By Company (2022)
5.4. Market Map
6. China Bunker Fuel Market Outlook
6.1. Market Size & Forecast
6.1.1. By Value
6.2. Market Share & Forecast
6.2.1. By Type
6.2.2. By Commercial Distributor
6.2.3. By Application
7. Japan Bunker Fuel Market Outlook
7.1. Market Size & Forecast
7.1.1. By Value
7.2. Market Share & Forecast
7.2.1. By Type
7.2.2. By Commercial Distributor
7.2.3. By Application
8. India Bunker Fuel Market Outlook
8.1. Market Size & Forecast
8.1.1. By Value
8.2. Market Share & Forecast
8.2.1. By Type
8.2.2. By Commercial Distributor
8.2.3. By Application
9. South Korea Bunker Fuel Market Outlook
9.1. Market Size & Forecast
9.1.1. By Value
9.2. Market Share & Forecast
9.2.1. By Type
9.2.2. By Commercial Distributor
9.2.3. By Application
10. Australia Bunker Fuel Market Outlook
10.1. Market Size & Forecast
10.1.1. By Value
10.2. Market Share & Forecast
10.2.1. By Type
10.2.2. By Commercial Distributor
10.2.3. By Application
11. Vietnam Bunker Fuel Market Outlook
11.1. Market Size & Forecast
11.1.1. By Value
11.2. Market Share & Forecast
11.2.1. By Type
11.2.2. By Commercial Distributor
11.2.3. By Application
12. Indonesia Bunker Fuel Market Outlook
12.1. Market Size & Forecast
12.1.1. By Value
12.2. Market Share & Forecast
12.2.1. By Type
12.2.2. By Commercial Distributor
12.2.3. By Application
13. Singapore Bunker Fuel Market Outlook
13.1. Market Size & Forecast
13.1.1. By Value
13.2. Market Share & Forecast
13.2.1. By Type
13.2.2. By Commercial Distributor
13.2.3. By Application
14. Philippines Bunker Fuel Market Outlook
14.1. Market Size & Forecast
14.1.1. By Value
14.2. Market Share & Forecast
14.2.1. By Type
14.2.2. By Commercial Distributor
14.2.3. By Application
15. Malaysia Bunker Fuel Market Outlook
15.1. Market Size & Forecast
15.1.1. By Value
15.2. Market Share & Forecast
15.2.1. By Type
15.2.2. By Commercial Distributor
15.2.3. By Application
16. Market Dynamics
16.1. Drivers
16.2. Challenges
17. Market Trends & Developments18. Policy & Regulatory Landscape
19. Company Profiles
19.1. China COSCO Holdings Company Limited
19.1.1. Business Overview
19.1.2. Key Revenue and Financials (If Available)
19.1.3. Recent Developments
19.1.4. Key Personnel
19.1.5. Key Product/Services
19.2. Ocean Network Express PTE Ltd
19.2.1. Business Overview
19.2.2. Key Revenue and Financials (If Available)
19.2.3. Recent Developments
19.2.4. Key Personnel
19.2.5. Key Product/Services
19.3. Indian Oil Corporation Limited
19.3.1. Business Overview
19.3.2. Key Revenue and Financials (If Available)
19.3.3. Recent Developments
19.3.4. Key Personnel
19.3.5. Key Product/Services
19.4. Chimbusco Pan Nation Petro-Chemical Co. Ltd
19.4.1. Business Overview
19.4.2. Key Revenue and Financials (If Available)
19.4.3. Recent Developments
19.4.4. Key Personnel
19.4.5. Key Product/Services
19.5. BP and Sinopec
19.5.1. Business Overview
19.5.2. Key Revenue and Financials (If Available)
19.5.3. Recent Developments
19.5.4. Key Personnel
19.5.5. Key Product/Services
19.6. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation
19.6.1. Business Overview
19.6.2. Key Revenue and Financials (If Available)
19.6.3. Recent Developments
19.6.4. Key Personnel
19.6.5. Key Product/Services
20. Strategic Recommendations
21. About the Publisher & Disclaimer
(Note: The companies list can be customized based on the client requirements.)

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • China COSCO Holdings Company Limited
  • Ocean Network Express PTE Ltd
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited
  • Chimbusco Pan Nation Petro-Chemical Co. Ltd
  • BP and Sinopec
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation

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