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MPA suspends Glencore for two months following fuel contamination

Glencore knowingly supplied 24 vessels in Singapore with contaminated bunker fuel, an MPA investigation has found. The company’s bunkering license has been suspended for two months.

Photo: Bernd Von Jutrczenka/AP/Ritzau Scanpix

Glencore, one of the world’s largest commodity and mining companies, knew that the bunker fuel it was supplying to 24 vessels in the Port of Singapore earlier this year was contaminated.

Nevertheless, Glencore continued this practice for a period of ten days in late March, an investigation into bunker fuel contamination by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has revealed.

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