Bunker optimisation software platform Engine has branched into fuel trading with the launch of Engine X, a new worldwide marine fuel trading service.

The company said the decision to expand into trading “comes after witnessing the difficulties clients frequently face when executing trades, in a market that has become increasingly fraught and fragmented”.

According to Engine, what used to be two main fuel grades has now become a handful of fuel types and grades, with a “kaleidoscope” of new renewable options.