Fuel Management

IMO 2020 Impact on Diesel Prices | How Will the Sulfur Regulations Influence Over-the-Road Trucking?

In anticipation of the impending international maritime organization (IMO) 2020 sulfur regulations sources are predicting vastly different outcomes on...

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Understanding IMO 2020 | Glossary of Terms

The international maritime industry is flooded with jargon. It can make the evolving landscape – especially as it pertains...

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Adapting the Energy Supply Chain for IMO 2020

Changes to refinery configurations are of key importance as IMO 2020 mandates come to fruition. The added complexities created...

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LNG Opportunities & Challenges as a Marine Fuel

With less than a year remaining before IMO 2020 sulfur regulations take effect, shippers and carriers alike are finalizing...

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Q4 Fuel Transitions Ahead of IMO 2020 Regulations

Commercial maritime vessels are shifting from consuming high-sulfur fuels to their low-sulfur future in the fourth quarter of 2019 leading...

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History of the DOE Fuel Price Index in Transportation

Information updated from the original post date of 3/6/2018. Shippers using the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Diesel Fuel Price...

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IMO 2020 Compliance | MEPC 74 Promises Future Emissions Reductions

The 74th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74) approved a resolution offering further guidance through the...

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Strait of Hormuz | Tension in a Key Crude Oil Chokepoint

Much like other vital commodities in the world economy, the price of crude oil is subject to pressures from...

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The End of Iranian Oil Waivers is the Beginning of More Diesel Price Volatility | Advisor Pulse

Shippers can expect increased crude oil and diesel prices in the near-term, as well as sustained volatility following the...

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IMO 2020 Impacts on Marine and OTR Shipping | Update

Upcoming IMO sulfur regulations are expected to be felt most acutely by the maritime shipping industry—and persist in doing...

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Carbon Tax Canada | Transportation Cost Impacts on April 1

As April 1 Canadian carbon taxes are applied, shippers should expect carriers to reach out to negotiate rate increases, or...

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TPM Conference 2019 | Key Takeaways for BCOs

This year’s Trans-Pacific Maritime (TPM) Conference—the annual gathering of the trans-Pacific and global maritime container shipping and logistics community—highlighted...

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The New “BAF” Program | Accurate & Transparent Marine Fuel Management with Breakthrough

Since our inception in 2004, Breakthrough has been the pioneer in helping shippers accurately manage their transportation energy spend. ...

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Top Five Sources of Marine Fuel Price Volatility in 2019

With the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2020 Sulfur Regulation deadlines looming on the not-so-distant horizon, tumultuous marine fuel prices...

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A Changing Landscape | Three Possibilities for the Future of Mexico’s Energy Market

Though deregulation was completed nearly a year ago in November of 2017,  liberalization of the Mexican energy market continues...

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California’s & Missouri’s 2018 Diesel Fuel Tax Referendums

While the core price drivers – supply & demand, geopolitics, and economics – remain status quo for the Breakthrough...

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Key Drivers of Fuel Market Volatility & How to Mitigate Risk

In a market characterized by both global and local dynamics, fuel costs are an exceptionally volatile portion of shippers’...

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Position Your Organization For Competitive Advantage When Diesel Prices Drop

Achieving transparency, removing distortion, and establishing fairness; the three core principles Breakthrough applies to clients’ transportation networks on every...

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How Breakthrough Clients Saved $6.6M in One Week This November | The Breakthrough Advantage

In just one week, Breakthrough clients collectively saved $6.6 million in fuel spend by utilizing a market-based approach called...

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Continuing Response to IMO 2020 | New Carrier BAF Formulas

In response to upcoming IMO 2020 sulfur regulation changes, a number of ocean freight carriers are revisiting and adjusting...

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Breakthrough Moments | Arguing Over the Last Decimal Point

Experiencing A Breakthrough Attention to detail distinguishes the exceptional from the average. While this attention looks drastically different between...

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Mid-Year Diesel Fuel Tax Updates

Though not all states implement regular changes, each year July emerges as a prevalent time for state fuel tax...

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Marine Fuel Update | Emergency Bunker Surcharges

Rising Marine Fuel Costs Bring About Surcharges Container carriers recently announced emergency bunker surcharges (EBS) will go into effect...

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Did You Notice? | The DOE Index Cost You $0.42/Gallon This Week

This week the Department of Energy posted an average diesel fuel price of $3.285 that indicated a 0.003 cent...

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